[11Danville-Gun]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


A Danville father is charged with leaving a loaded gun in his daughter's bookbag, a bag the girl brought into school the next day.
Police in Danville have charged 31 year old Keith Dale Bryant with unlawfully and recklessly leaving a loaded and unsecured firearm .. in a manner to endanger the life of a child under 14.
Police say Bryant put the gun in his daughter's bookbag while they were shopping, and forgot to take it out.
The daughter brought the bag, and gun, into Westover Christian Academy the next day.
School staff found it and notified police without incident.


[Border-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An Algerian suspect is in jail this morning charged with carrying bomb making materials and lying to U-S Customs.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


Officials say Ahmed Ressam booked a motel room just blocks from the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.
The Needle is the site of a huge New Year's Eve bash.
Ressam was allegedly transporting nitroglycerin from Canada into the United States.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=none]


In Flagstaff, Arizona, federal agents are investigating the theft of one-thousand pounds of explosive materials from a quarry.
The missing materials are commonly used in mining.
But they could also be used to make a bomb big enough to level a high-rise building.
Ammonium nitrate was among the stolen material.
That was the main ingredient used in the Oklahoma City bombing.
The local sheriff says the crime could be a simple act of vandalism, a political statement, or Y-2-K related.


[Olson]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Sex Offenders]



A Roanoke man absent without leave from the Navy has been charged in an Internet sex sting in Bedford County.
Graham Stuart Olson was charged with attempted carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old.
He is also charged with using a communication system to procure a minor for sex.
Olson remains in jail without bail while investigators and Navy officials work out custody details.



[11Bedford-Cybercop]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


He spent two years identifying and arresting pedophiles on the Internet.. now a Bedford County investigator says he's ready to sign off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Sergio Kopelev (KOP-ah-lev) is credited with helping to create "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder".
The undercover Internet unit has gained international fame for its success in protecting children from on- line criminals.
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[SOT 17:59:35]
[IN Q=The reason people]

((SERGIO KOPELEV/BEDFORD CO. INTERNET INVESTIGATOR: THE REASON PEOPLE BECOME COPS IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PUT BAD GUYS IN JAIL. AND THIS GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY AND TO TARGET PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED TO GO TO JAIL. VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN ARGUE THAT THE WORST KIND OF CRIMINAL IS THE ONE THAT TAKES AWAY THE INNOCENCE OF A CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-Sergio Kopelev/Bedford Co. Internet Investigator]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=of a child.]
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[VO-NAT]


He's been writing articles about his Internet work and wants to pursue a law degree in California.
Blue Ridge Thunder recently had its federal grant money renewed for another two years.
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[6-Fur-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:38:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They said they were taking another step toward educating the public ... as two of their colleagues were dragged off to jail.
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[SOT natsound]
[IN Q=]

((QUICK NATSOUND OF CHANTING WHILE PROTESTERS GET ARRESTED.))
[RUNS=01]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police took away two anti-fur activists.
They were blocking the doors to Henri (hen-RYE) Kessler Furs and Outerwear in downtown Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:44:48 ///////// NATSOUND]
[IN Q=we were not]

((DAWN RATCLIFFE/ANTI-FUR ACTIVIST: WE WERE NOT EXPECTING THE ARRESTS. BUT WE'RE NOT UPSET ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. WE JUST WANT TO BRING MORE ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THESE ANIMALS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED./////////// NATSOUND: (CHANTING)))


[SUPER=01-Dawn Ratcliffe/Anti-Fur Activist;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=(CHANTING)]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke demonstration was part of a national weekend of protests.
The picketers are calling for boycotts of stores that sell fur.
They say 40 million animals are killed every year -- by methods such as electrocution and poisoning.
Nobody at Henri Kessler wanted to respond to yesterday's protest.
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[11Carroll-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Carroll Co Drug Arrests]


21 people face drug charges in Carroll County, the result of a ten-month investigation.
Sheriff Warren Manning says the probe targeted people suspected of distributing cocaine and marijuana.


[11Robbery-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:09:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County authorities are trying to track down the man responsible for four armed robberies in the area.
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[VO-NAT]


Here's a drawing of the man who robbed the Thaxton Market Tuesday night.
He's black, in his mid to late 30's, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Bedford County sheriff's office.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl]


College Football Bowl action comes to Southwest Virginia.
Division three's Amos Alanzo Stagg Bowl is this afternoon at Salem Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Both Rowan and Pacific Lutheran are ready for the 27th annual Stagg Bowl. Rowan is allowing just 58 rushing yards a game and only 114 passing.
The Profs' defense has great respect for Pacific Lutheran's team.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They]
[SUPER=01-K. C. Keeler/Rowan Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....any mistakes"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Lutes are 12 and 1 coming in and understand the importance of the championship game, but are also able to keep today's 1pm kickoff in perspective as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="if]

(())
[SUPER=01-Frosty Westering/Pacific Lutheran Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....of the score"]
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Peace talks have stalled this morning.
Iraq has formally rejected the new Security Council resolution in which the U-N would return weapons inspectors while considering the suspension of sanctions.
Deputy prime minister Tariq Azi says Iraq is ready to ``face all the consequences'' of its decision.
Aziz says the resolution does not meet what he calls Iraq's ``legitimate demand for the lifting of sanctions.''
The Security Council unanimously approved the resolution yesterday.

[11Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE=99-44 1:33:21]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Governor Jim Gilmore put the dollar signs in front of his vision for Virginia.
He introduced the only two year budget he both writes and stays to fight for.
But with a billion dollars a year eventually going to pay for his "no car tax" plan... Gilmore may have made his best headlines two years ago.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What did you]
[SUPER=@Marye; :02]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :12]
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :18]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :30]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria; :37]
[SUPER=@Trumbo; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]



(([SOT 10:25:42 ]

((What did you think of the governor's speech? SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE; WELL. IT WAS A GOOD SPEECH. You're underwhelmed? hahaha)) [RUNS:11]

[SOT 10:01:33]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I PRESENT TO YOU A BUDGET THAT DRAMATICALLY CHANGES THE WAY THAT WE WILL APPROACH THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMONWEALTH.)) [RUNS:05 ]

[SOT 10:23:04]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: SOME OF THE DRAMATIC NEW WAY OF THINKING SEEMS TO BE TO NOT GIVE THE TEACHERS THEIR RAISES AND TO CUT BACK ON SOME OF THE THINGS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT. WE'LL SEE.)) [RUNS:09]
Indeed, southwest Virginia lawmakers saw a little favoritism toward Richmond- based museums and cultural centers... and worry what it means that northern Virginia's technology is driving the economy.
[SOT 09:41:30]

((GILMORE: WE ARE BUILDING A TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN GOVERNEMNT THAT REFLECTS A ... INFORMATION-AGE WORKFORCE.)) [RUNS:15]
Even members of his own party thought the speech was a little long on rhetoric and short on specifics.
[SOT 10:34:01]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: INDEED WE ARE GONNA HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT..DIFFERENT TYPE OF PRESENTATION THAN WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST. SO MAYBE THAT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE MORE CEREBRAL ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:19]
[INSERT 11PM STANDUP HERE] ((He's clearly trying to solidify his growing national reputation as the Internet governor, focusing heavily on technology and workforce training.
That could be good news for tobacco-dependent communities if they actually see the fruits of that spending.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
[RUNS=:15] ))



[11Verna-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:58:49]
[GRAPHIC=Verna Lewis]


Doctor Verna Lewis has been convicted of filing false tax returns then trying to cover them up. She's been sentenced to a year and a half in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Although Lewis has until February first to report to prison, she has to pay a 10-thousand dollar fine immediately.

The judge even stuck her with the cost of her prosecution: 55-hundred dollars.
And she won't be able to practice medicine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:08]
[IN Q=As I understand it]

((AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE VIRGINIA STATE BOARD WILL AUTOMATICALLY REVOKE HER LICENSE UPON RECEIPT OF THE JUDGMENT AND CONVICTION ORDER OF THIS COURT.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Peters/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=of this court.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lewis also has to pay the 105-thousand dollars the I-R-S says she defrauded the government.
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[Gugliotta]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#net=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Phoenix forward Tom Gugliotta is in serious condition this morning after suffering a seizure.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA;]


Gugliotta experienced the seizure on the Suns' team bus after last night's win over the Portland Trailblazers.
Not much is known about his condition, but the 6-10, 240 pound forward does not have a history of health problems and has started all 22 games for Portland.
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[Washington-Dies]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A jazz great is dead this morning.
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[VO-NAT]


Grammy winning jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Junior apparently suffered a heart attack after taping a segment for the CBS program "Saturday Early Show."
He began playing the saxophone at age 10.
He may have been best known for his 1980 grammy-winning hit "Just the Two of Us."
Washington was respected and admired for attaining a middle ground between jazz and rhythm-and-blues
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=music]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]

Grover Washington, Junior, was 56.
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[6-GOP-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:33:21]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]



Three major GOP presidential hopefuls failed to file by 5 P-M yesterday in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The last one under the wire was Joe McCain... the enthusiastic brother of Senator John McCain.
McCain, who lives in Fairfax, helped collect twice the number of signatures needed to get his brother on Virginia's primary ballot.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:43:18]
[IN Q=I think his]

((JOE MCCAIN/MCCAIN 2000: I THINK HIS CHANCES -- WELL LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY -- JOHN MCCAIN DOESN'T QUIT. NOBODY DOESN'T QUIT LIKE JOHN MCCAIN DOESN'T QUIT. THAT'S HOW HE GOT THROUGH THE FIVE AND A HALF YEARS OF POW CAMP. I THINK HE'S GONNA WIN. I MEAN, I REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Joe McCain/McCain 2000;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I really do.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 22]


George W- Bush appears the frontrunner in Virginia-- with the hearty endorsement of Governor Jim Gilmore.
Bush filed yesterday.
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Hold]


Gary Bauer filed last week.
NOT making it in by the filing deadline in Virginia were: Steve Forbes, Orrin Hatch, and Alan Keyes.
They will NOT be on the February 29th ballot.


[6Christmas-April]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-42 1:49:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

There's still one week to go until Christmas, but in few months Lynchburg will celebrate Christmas again in April.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders announced they have formed a local chapter of the "Christmas In April" Foundation.
The project gathers volunteers one day a year to renovate dilapidated homes.
Housing authorities say Christmas In April helps elderly and disabled residents who can't afford to do the work themselves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:19:03]
[IN Q=Often the]

((LAURA DUPUY/LNDF DIRECTOR: OFTEN THE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO OWN THEIR HOMES AND HAVE TROUBLE MAINTAINING THEM, PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES FROM ANY OF THE HOUSING AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, BUT IT'S NOT SUFFICIENT TO REALLY PULL THE HOUSE INTO COMPLETE RESTORATION.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Dupuy/Neighborhood Dev. Foundation]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=complete restoration.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One Valley Bank has kicked in five thousand dollars towards the city's first project.
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[11Holiday-Lights]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-47 32:36]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Roanoke Valley.
Joy Sutton has the story of one house that's getting regional attention with its elaborate display.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Anyone driving]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=07-Patricia Worell;19]
[SUPER=07-Donna Umberger;47]
[SUPER=07-Janet Brown;1:00]
[SUPER=@Joy2]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

(( Anyone driving down Melrose Avenue in Northwest Roanoke will have hard time missing the millions of lights and decorations covering Patricia Worrell's house and yard on Virginia Avenue.
For the past 10 years Worrell has been creating her masterpiece all in the spirit of Christmas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT02:14:52]
[IN Q=It's the people]

((PATRICIA WORRELL/HOME OWNER: IT'S THE PEOPLE, THEY COME BY AND THEY JUST LOVE IT. THEY TELL ME HOW PRETTY IT IS AND HOW MUCH THEY APPRECIATE IT. SO I JUST DO IT FOR EVERYBODY)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=for everybody]


It took Worell four weeks to put up all the decorations -- and she says it costs around 3-thousand dollars -- and every year she adds more.
She says this holiday season more than 400 hundred people have stopped by -- and they're coming from all around the Valley.
Like Donna Umberger and her family who came from Wytheville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:28:12]
[IN Q=It just gives]

((DONNA UMBERGER:IT JUST GIVES YOU A GOOD FEELING TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE WOULD GO THROUGH ALL THE TROUBLE TO SEE THE LIGHTS. IT'S JUST REALLY NICE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=just really nice]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:26:20]
[IN Q=I came all the]

((JANET BROWN: I CAME ALL THE WAY FROM ROANOKE COUNTY TO LET MY GREAT GRAND BABY SEE IT. SHE'S NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE I THINK IT'S GORGEOUS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=it's gorgeous]


Worrell says she uses thousands of extension cords and breakers -- to make the all the lights work.
But she says every year inevitably there are problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:18:37]
[IN Q=Sunday i had to put]

((SUNDAY I HAD TO PUT ANOTHER BREAKER IN BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF BLACK OUTS BUT NOTHING WE CAN'T CONTROL)) [RUNS9]
[OUT Q=can't control]


The decorations will be on display until January. Worrell says this is here Christmas gift to the children and everyone in the Valley.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))











[Royal-Oaks]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


With a location set in Love, Virginia, it's no wonder many couples come to Royal Oaks Cabins for a romantic getaway.
Kimberly McBroom takes us to the Nelson County vacation spot for the last "Time Off" of the millennium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Spending the weekend...]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-John Tipton/Royal Oaks Cabins; :12]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Nelson Co. ]


((Spending the weekend in a cabin used to mean "roughing it"....
But that's not the case at Royal Oaks.
The owners say it's a misconception they often have to clear up when people make inquiries over the phone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:37:33]

((JOHN TIPTON/ROYAL OAKS CABINS: TELL US ABOUT YOUR CABINS...AND I TELL THEM-- JACUZZIS, FIREPLACES, KITCHENS, AND SO FORTH. "WELL DOES IT HAVE AN INDOOR BATH? DOES IT HAVE PLUMBING?" YOU KNOW, PEOPLE GET ALL KINDS OF IDEAS WHEN YOU MENTION CABINS. WE'VE GONE AWAY FROM THE RUSTIC. PEOPLE WANT TO BE COMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS:22]
And there's plenty of comfort to go around....
Five of the 10 units have jacuzzi hot tubs.
All units include fireplaces and kitchens...but you do have to bring your own food.
The Tiptons eventually plan to open a small restaurant inside the country store, where guests go to sign in.
The cabins come in a variety of styles and layouts.
A few single units are designed for vacationing couples.
But this cabin also features two twin-sized beds, in case you're travelling with children or other relatives.
Cabin number 10 is the show- stopper, with three bedrooms and a large living area.
The owners say most of the visitors come from the Carolinas or from Northern Virginia...but they've had tourists from as far away as France and Germany.
They anticipate a busy winter season...but say the cabins are desirable at any time of year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:34:55 ]

((JOHN TIPTON/ROYAL OAKS CABINS: OF COURSE, IN OCTOBER THE FALL FOLIAGE IS GORGEOUS. BUT THE SPRING AND SUMMER ARE ALSO BEAUTIFUL. WE MISSED ALL THE HEAT LAST YEAR. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES UP HERE PROBABLY DON'T RISE BEYOND 78, 79 DEGREES AT THE HOTTEST POINT.)) [RUNS:17]
Tipton says it's a good idea to reserve early, anywhere from four to six weeks in advance.
Nightly rates start at 85- dollars.
The owners say if you don't fall in love with the scenic surroundings of the cabins here in Love, Virginia, you'll probably fall MORE in love with the person you bring here...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:39:01]

((JOHN TIPTON/ROYAL OAKS CABINS: COME TO LOVE. STAY IN LOVE. LEAVE IN LOVE.)) [RUNS:02]
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Nelson County.))
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[GRAPHIC=Full screen web Address]


Royal Oaks is about six miles away from Wintergreen Resort, which we'll check out in our New Year's edition of "T For specific directions there, check out our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM. ime Off".