[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The U-S government's decision to return Elian (eh-lee-AHN') Gonzalez to Cuba is not sitting well with Cuban exiles in Florida.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a controversial program at Virginia's juvenile detention facilities is suspended.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Not quite as windy, and you might see some scattered frost as you leave for work this morning.
High pressure will bring on the sunshine, and a southerly breeze will bring more seasonable highs this afternoon. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[CUBAN-BOY]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's back to Cuba and his father for six year old Elian Gonzalez.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:03:22]
Yesterday, the Immigration and Naturalization Service ruled he be returned to his homeland by January 14th.
Elian was found floating on an inner tube off the Florida Coast in late November.
His mother, stepfather and nine other Cuban refugees died when their U-S-bound boat capsized.
The I-N-S says Elian belongs with his father not with relatives in Miami.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
(( DORIS MEISSNER/I.N.S. COMMISSIONER SOT:I THINK IT S A FAIR DECISION. IT S A RIGHT DECISION. IT S A RIGHT DECISION L

EGALLY. IT S A RIGHT DECISION MORALLY. ))
[SUPER=01-Doris Meissner/I. N. S. Commissioner;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=right decision morally.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Elian's Miami relatives are asking attorney general Janet Reno to reverse the ruling.
(------------)



[E-Tech-Reacts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC1:59:28]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]


There won't be an official welcom-home until all of Tech's players and coaches return to Blacksburg-- but those who returned yesterday received an unofficial hero's welcome from dozens of fans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We just wanted to]
[SOT 2:20:02 - :07]

((CHERYL DANIEL/HOKIE FAN: WE JUST WANTED TO WELCOME THEM HOME. WE'RE SO PROUD OF THEM.))
[SOT 3:13:51 - :3:14:01]

((HARLAND BROWN/HOKIE FAN: WE HAVE A LOT TO HOLD OUR HEADS HIGH ABOUT. IT WAS A THRILL TO HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR WITH SUCH A YOUNG TEAM AND COACH BEAMER HAS BEEN DOING WELL ALL YEAR. WE HAVE AND 11-0 SEASON. THAT'S GREAT.))
[SUPER=152-Cheryl Daniel/Hokie Fan; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=152-Harland Brown/Hokie Fan; :06]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=That's great.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=152-Blacksburg;]


A group of more than 25 fans gathered outside Cassell Coliseum to welcome them back.
And the town of Blacksburg showed its Hokie pride by hoisting Virginia Tech flags for the players' return.
Some players said that the welcome made them feel like champions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:24:14 - :25]
[IN Q=We've got the best]

((CHRIS CYRUS: WE'VE GOT THE BEST FANS THAT ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. THEY'VE BEEN WITH US THROUGH THICK AND THIN AND THEY'RE PROUD OF US EVEN THOUGH WE WENT DOWN THERE AND WE GAVE IT OUR BEST SHOT. SOMETIMES THE BALL DOESN'T BOUNCE YOUR WAY.))
[SUPER=152-Chris Cyrus/Virginia Tech Player;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=bounce your way.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The town of Blacksburg will honor the players and their coaches once everyone returns from break.

[E-Juvenile-Justice]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 29:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The controversial program- that teaches prison prison officers to hit and kick violent teen inmates has been suspended.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


That's what new juvenile Justice director Carl Peed did on day two on the job.
Peed was not happy either to see a demonstration of electro-shock stun techniques -- requested by a board member.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:09;53]
[IN Q=The brain]

((THE BRAIN CAN ONLY THINK ABOUT ONE THING AT A TIME. USUALLY WHEN ELECTRICITY'S BEING APPLIED TO YOUR BODY, YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT STABBING SOMEBODY ELSE.))
[sot 11:12:12 ]

((JODI LONGO/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: YOU AS A BOARD... FOR JUST THAT, TORTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jodi Longo/Amnesty International; :10!!!!]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=just that, torture.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Board members quickly made it clear they're NOT considering using stun technology in Virginia juvenile prisons.
It IS used in adult prisons in Virginia.
(------------)



[E-Gas-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-56 21:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It wasn't your typical afternoon in one Roanoke neighborhood yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Fire officials say a motorist backed into a gas line around three thirty, igniting the fumes.
At one point-- witnesses say flames were 25- feet in the air.
Nearby homes and apartments were evacuated as a precaution.
Resident were allowed to return about 30- minutes later-- once the gas company was able to shut the line off.
No one was injured.
(---------------)



[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Roanoke Express pick up its seventh straight win.
Roy Stanley has the highlights, plus highlights from last night's college hoops action.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=on Mornin]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)



[hillary-Home]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=hillary Clinton]


Hillary Clinton has officially moved to New York-- a big step as she prepares to battle for a New York Senate seat.
But as Bobbi Harley reports, the residents of her ritzy, new neighborhood have mixed feelings about her arrival.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chappaqua, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Metz/Chappaqua Resident; :39]
[SUPER=01-Linda Fogelson/Chappaqua Business Owner; :58]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Citron/Chappaqua Resident; 1:26 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Chappaqua, NY.]

((It's not a typical homecoming unless you are the President of the United States and the First Lady. After a short flight from Washington, and a ride in a secret service van, the first couple has started the move into their new home just north of New York City. The moving vans had arrived here Tuesday She'll stay; he's just visiting, since this is the first step for Hillary Rodham Clinton to establish residency in her bid for a US Senate seat in New York. For the first couple, the move caused a hectic holiday season.
(Sot: President Clinton)

NO SUPER For the town they've chosen, well it's caused something else.
(Sot: Dave Metz/Chappaqua resident)

"The whole situation has caused, what should I say a hullabaloo in town." The town of Chappaqua a well-to-do suburb nestled in the NY hills where everyone on the proverbial Main Street knows each other by name, something they hope the glare of the national spotlight won't change.
(Sot: Linda Fogelson/Chappaqua Business Owner)

"We hope that warm community spirit won't change" But on Oldhouse Lane, where the 1.7 million-dollar Clinton home sits, there is new house trimming in day glow orange. "Private property, no trespassing" and there's a quiet hope among some about what happens if expected Republican opponent NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani topples Hillary Clinton in the senate race this fall.
(Sot: Phyllis Citron/Chappaqua Resident)

"We hope if she doesn't get in, she'll sell the house and leave."))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(Toss to Break)

[STOCKS] [Commercial]


[E-Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:54:00]
[GRAPHIC=Darlene Burcham]


Roanoke's new city manager is meeting the people she wants to get involved in city government.
Yesterday, more than 2-hundred residents came out to say hello to Darlene Burcham.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=An endless]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :13]
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/NAACP President; :44]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Multicultural Activist; :59 - QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke.]

((An endless stream of people walked through the doors at the Jefferson Center to welcome Darlene Burcham to Roanoke and to her new position as city manager.
[SOT 4:55:56]
[INQ=]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IT'S A GOOD FEELING TO BE SO WELL RECEIVED BY A COMMUNITY AND FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO SEEM SO EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A NEW CITY MANAGER ABOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY'VE BEEN DONE IN THE PAST.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]

The Patrick Henry High School orchestra played for over 200 folks who attended the reception. Several local leaders filled the room like N-double A-C-P president Martin Jeffrey who says he's looking forward to working with Burcham.
[SOT 4:11:13]
[INQ=]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT: INCLUSION I UNDERSTAND IS SOMETHING SHE DOES VERY WELL, ALMOST SECOND NATURE AND THAT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR THRUST.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]

Multicultural activist Pearl Fu likes the idea of the new city manager being a woman.
[SOT 4:19:59]
[INQ=]

((PEARL FU/MULTICULTURAL ACTIVIST: I'M SO HAPPY SHE'S A LADY, IT'S SO NICE A LADY HAS A POSITION LIKE THAT IN THE CITY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]

Roanoke County leaders even made an appearance at the reception. County Administrator Elmer Hodge says Burcham's experience in Norfolk will help improve the county's and city's relationship.
[SOT 5:00:18]
[INQ=]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK SHE BRINGS TO THIS -- WORKING WITH A COUNTY A MAJOR COUNTY IN VIRGINIA AND I THINK THAT IS GOING TO HELP A LOT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]

And what impresses most folks is Burcham's willingness to work not just with local leaders but with residents as well.


[SOT 4:56:35]
[INQ=]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THE SOLUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY'S PROBLEMS DON'T JUST REST WITH THE GOVERNMENT. THEY REALLY REST WITH THE TOTAL COMMUNITY AND I'M GOING TO INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]

And from the turnout of her welcoming reception, it looks like she's on the right track. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[Richmond-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another anthrax scare- this time at a Richmond homeless shelter that shares space with a Planned Parenthood office-
The Daily Planet shelter in Richmond got a letter threatening it contained anthrax spores Tuesday.
A similar letter was received at Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge in Roanoke, and 18 other offices across the country.
Both Virginia letters are being tested by the F-B-I lab.
Six others turned out to be a hoax.

[S-MAMSI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-48 57:03]
[GRAPHIC=Health Insurance]

A Southside hospital is reaching out to Martinsville city and school employees as the only provider of their health plans. Patrick Community Hospital accepts patients covered by MAMSI, Mid-Atlantic Medical Services incorporated.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/December 22; ]

Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County dropped MAMSI January 1st after a year of billing and reimbursement problems.
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./November 17; ]

Patrick Community is now the only hospital in the region that remains a participating provider. Patients who present MAMSI cards at Patrick Community will be responsible only for their co-payment.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]

Other hospitals in the Southside area such as Halifax Regional Hospital also accept MAMSI, but are not participating providers with the insurance company. That means higher out- of- pocket costs to the patient. Patrick Community Hospital filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on November 17th.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, pregnancy can mean changes not just in mom, but in dad too.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((When a woman gets pregnant, there are a number of hormone changes in the body, of the father.
VT=VO

That's right, its not just the hormones in the mother that change. They happen in the father as well. Researchers at Memorial University in Newfoundland measured blood levels of three female hormones normally found in low levels in a male. And when that man's partner becomes pregnant, those hormones go up in him just like they do in her. Plus, levels of the male hormone testosterone go down until the baby is born, then everything goes back to normal. Researchers say these hormone changes help to mellow a man out and get him to spend more time caring for his mate and his newborn. ON CAM Also today, snoring and pregnancy and not by the father. A study in the medical journal Chest says it's not normal for pregnant women to snore during pregnancy. If they do, it's a sign their blood pressure at night may be going up, putting their baby at risk for the baby being born small and premature. Researchers say it's important for doctors to know if their pregnant patients are snoring.
VT=VO

And finally today, how would you like to lose 30 pounds and keep it off for at least five years? There's a registry at the University of Colorado which tracks weight loss success stories. And here's how 28 hundred people lost and kept off extra weight. Number one: exercise up to one hour of walking a day. Two: limiting fat to about 25% of total calories, not strict just moderate. And three, weighing themselves at least once a week to keep track of weight trends. ON CAM That's a look at the days top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Indian-Hijacking]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After being held aboard a hikjacked Indian Airlines jetliner for days, the lone American on board is back on U-S soil.
Now Jeanne Moore is talking about the horrible conditions aboard the plane.
Mauel Gallegus has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Moore/Freed Hostage; :16]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((RECENTLY FREED FROM HER HOSTAGE ORDEAL, AMERICAN JEANNE MOORE TALKED ABOUT THE HORRIBLE CONDITIONS ABOARD THE INDIAN AIRLINES JET.
-SOT-JEANNE MOORE, FREED HOSTAGE

the heat was turned up with the fumes and the stench until you almost passed out. //EDIT�� Sometime there was food, sometimes there wasn't food, sometimes there was don't move and sometimes there was lets pray together. MOORE WAS ONE OF 155 HOSTAGES, HELD CAPTIVE BY INDIAN /KASHMIRI MILITANTS FOR EIGHT DAYS SHE SAYS THE HIJACKERS WERE WELL TRAINED, AND THAT SHE WAS ALWAYS SCARED.
-SOT- anytime the guys were walking around with guns in the hands, we were pretty scared of that.;

ABOUT THE FOURTH DAY, MOORE REALIZED SHE WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN ONBOARD. BUT THE HIJACKERS DID NOT SINGLE HER OUT. AT ONE POINT SHE WAS HIT BY ONE OF HER CAPTORS WHEN SHE BLEW A BUG OFF HER HAND.
-SOT-

in general, the hijackers wanted to be entertaining when they were not being threatening. They were telling jokes. ONE PASSENGER WAS KILLED EARLY ON IN THE ORDEAL BUT EVERYONE ELSE WAS EVENTUALLY FREED THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT DID GIVE IN TO THE TERRORISTS AND RELEASE THREE POLITICAL PRISONERS. SOMETHING MOORE REGRETS.
-SOT-

yes I'm glad to be here, but I don't think people should be positively reinforced for their bad behavior. DESPITE BEING SICK WITH PNEUMONIA, AND WEAKENED, THE 53 YEAR OLD SPECIAL ED TEACHER, SEEMED REMARKABLY WELL ADJUSTED. AND SHE DOES PLAN TO GO BACK TO INDIA
-SOT-

they're not going to interrupt my life plans MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))
[2-SHOT]
[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Cuban-American activists say they plan to keep up the pressure today to try to keep a little Cuban boy in the United States.
A traffic slowdown on the streets of Miami is planned for today to protest the decision by the U-S government to send six year old Elian Gonzalez back to his father in Cuba.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A panel responsible for recommending a new state song has submitted eight finalists and voted to take a year-long hiatus.
Rather than recommend one of the finalists, the panel wants Virginians to listen to all the songs and make a choice before next year's General Assembly session chooses a winner.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More red ink on Asian markets, despite a rebound on Wall Street.
Hong Kong blue chips tumbled four-point-four percent today and Tokyo prices finished down just over two percent as traders shrugged off Wall Street's calmer performance and dumped high-tech shares.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday January 6.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Asia-Stocks]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Despite Wall Street's rebound, the selloffs in Asia have continued.
Tokyo's leading exchange lost almost 375 points -- or just over two percent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China;]

[3;05:15]
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index fell sharply from the outset, finishing with a loss of 693 points -- or four-point-four percent.
Throughout Hong Kong today, jittery investors gathered around stock quotation machines in local banks.
However, many say they are still confident in the market.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:06:53]
Yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average rebounded from Tuesday's drop of nearly 360 points.
(------------)



[Elian-Return]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The high profile custody battle over a young Cuban boy appears to be over, at least for now.
Lisa Hughes reports from Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:03:22]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doris Meissner/I. N. S.; :15]
[SUPER=01-Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin; :50]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=CBS News Washington.]

((The personal and political struggle over a six year-old boy may be ending with his return to Cuba. The I-N-S ruled that Elian Gonzalez belongs with his father not with relatives in Miami who believe that they deserve custody. SUPER: Doris Meissner/I.N.S. Commissioner
SOT:I THINK IT S A FAIR DECISION. IT S A RIGHT DECISION. IT S A RIGHT DECISION LEGALLY. IT S A RIGHT DECISION MORALLY.


President Clinton seems to agree.
sot: President Clinton

"I convinced they followed the law and did the best they could with the facts." Elian was found floating on an inner tube off the Florida Coast. His mother, stepfather and nine other Cuban refugees died when their U-S-bound boat capsized. Since then, Elian s been living with extended family who insist he has no future in Communist Cuba. They've enrolled him in elementary school and now want to take his case to federal court. SUPER: Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian s cousin But Elian's father, Juan Gonzalez wants his son back. He says the boy was essentially kidnapped and that relatives in Miami are keeping him illegally. President, Fidel Castro used the custody battle as a political tool--galvanizing Cubans whose huge protests clogged the streets of Havana. Far from all of that, Elian himself has spent six weeks in the spotlight-a reluctant symbol of an international dispute.))

[E-Fowler-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-54 36:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fowler 1908 - 2000]


Roanoke native Joe Fowler has died.
A graduate of Roanoke College,
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Fowler was an active supporter of his Alma Mater.
He served five years as Chairman of the Roanoke College the Board of Trustees.
President Kennedy named Fowler under-secretary of the Treasury. Fowler rose to the full cabinet position under President Johnson.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 50:49 from Archives tape]
[IN Q=a man walking]

((A MAN MAKING $10,000 CAN AFFORD A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DEBT. A MAN MAKING $20,000 CAN CARRY A LARGER AMOUNT OF DEBT.))


[SUPER=10-Joe Fowler/US Treasury Secretary/1965]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=LARGER amount of debt.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Fowler was explaining how the nation could afford to carry more debt in prosperous times.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


Henry Hamill Fowler died Monday at the age of 91.


[5-State-Song]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-16 TC1:09:16]
[GRAPHIC=State Song]


The waiting for a state song everyone can support will continue for another year.
That's what a legislative subcommittee decided yesterday, as it voted to wait a year to pick one.
(/////SOT/////)
[nat SOT music 14;46:21]
[IN Q=My]

((MY....KEEPS CALLING ME.))
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=calling me.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The legislative subcommittee that started with more than 350 selections heard choral arrangements yesterday of the eight grand finalists.
Then they punted for a year-- telling the public to mull over the eight and give feedback.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've been ]
[sot TAPE THREE 15;34:26]

((JIMMY DEAN/SONGWRITER: YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS THING FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. I NEVER HAVE HAD THE FAINTEST IDEA WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON AND I STILL DON'T.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 14:55:25]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: BECAUSE EVERYONE SORT OF LIKES TO WEIGH IN WITH OPINION, YOU'RE SUBJECTED TO CRITICISM. AND SOME OF IT YOU KNOW IS UNDERTANDABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Dean/Songwriter;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=understandable.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The committee found itself on the defensive amidst criticism that the process was biased-- and public input did NOT enough.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:12:00]
[IN Q=As a musician]

((DAVID RANDLETT/LIBERTY UNIV. PROFESSOR: AS A MUSICIAN, I FELT I WAS GIVEN THE... WORTHY SELECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-David Randlett/Liberty Univ. Professor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=worthy selections.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The subcommittee hopes to pick one for the 2001 General Assembly to vote on.

[E-Airport-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-49 45:57]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]

[****ANCHOR TAG***]
The only way it could have been more perfect is if we won.
That's what one Hokie fan said, as the team and hundreds of followers came back from the Sugar Bowl.
As Scott Goldberg reports ... the team that lost the national championship- got a winner's welcome.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=152-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=152-Blacksburg; :09]
[SUPER=150-Chris Cyrus/Tech Defensive End; :22]
[SUPER=150-Scott Goldberg; :36]
[SUPER=150-Paul Barker/Tech Fan; :44]
[SUPER=150-Mara Barker/Tech Fan; :51 --quick]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=SG N7.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound -- players getting off plane from "team" tape]

(())
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


The Hokies landed in Roanoke separated from a handful of fans by a fence ... airport officials didn't let anyone on the tarmac.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from blacksburg feed]
[IN Q=natsound]

((natsound of welcome at lane stadium))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


But in Blacksburg, the players were greeted face-to-face ... at the stadium where they won every game this year ... by fans who didn't mind that the Hokies lost the big one.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from blacksburg feed]
[IN Q=We've got the best]

((CHRIS CYRUS: WE'VE GOT THE BEST FANS THAT ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. THEY'VE BEEN WITH US THROUGH THICK AND THIN AND THEY'RE PROUD OF US EVEN THOUGH WE WENT DOWN THERE AND WE GAVE IT OUR BEST SHOT. SOMETIMES THE BALL DOESN'T BOUNCE YOUR WAY.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=bounce your way.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT nat from tech airport tape]
[IN Q=]
((natsound --- people rolling luggage in the airport))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


Legions of fans also flew back to Roanoke ... where 22 chartered jets landed after what felt like long flights from New Orleans ... with Hokie spirit still flying high.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:52 "tech airport" tape]
[IN Q=it was]

((PAUL BARKER: IT WAS LIKE WE AIRLIFTED LANE STADIUM IN BLACKSBURG AND DROPPED IT IN NEW ORLEANS. I MEAN, THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS, THERE WAS NOTHING BUT HOKIES EVERYWHERE. IT WAS GREAT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=it was great]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:32]
[IN Q=it was]

((MARA BARKER: IT WAS A PERFECT BOWL GAME, OUTSIDE OF NOT WINNING. (laughs)))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=(laughs)]


Now all eyes look toward next year. [shot of vick getting off plane on "Team" tape at 17:34:14]
Fans are counting on Quarterback Michael Vick to lead them to the promised land ... and next time deliver a perfect ending.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT "tech airport" tape at 5:11]
[IN Q=OH, twelve ]

((FAN: OH, TWELVE AND 0. EASY.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=EASY]


Until then ... pride in this year's 11-win season is enough to keep Hokie fans on their high.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The town of Blacksburg plans to honor the players and their coaches as soon as everyone gets back from New Orleans.

[Macworld]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The computer world is abuzz following Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs annual company pep rally.
John Lobertini reports Jobs made some major announcements intended to keep Apple shining bright.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Torben Jensen/Mac User; :10]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Deraney/MacWorld Director; :37]
[SUPER=01-Steve Jobs/Apple CEO; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Janet Haney/cbs.MarketWatch.com; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-John Lobertini/Reporting; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=CBS News, San Francisco]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(Toss to Break)



[son-saves-father]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Colorado a dramatic rescue for a father and son on a hiking trail.
The father was injured and his eleven year old son helped guide rescuers with the help of a cell phone.
Rick Sallinger reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:15;27]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Georgetown, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Krueger/Clear Creek Co. Sheriff; :28]
[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/Reporting; :44]
[SUPER=01-Shawn Presser/Rescued Boy; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Georgetown, Colorado.]



[E-SML-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:02:10]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]

Residents at Smith Mountain Lake have found out they can save money by buying big boats --
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Big fireboats, that is. The Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Firefighters protect lake-area homes with fireboats, not trucks. Theirs was the first department in the nation to earn insurance credit for fireboats, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars. They hope to pump up their eight-boat fleet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:34:14]
[IN Q=It would save]

((IT WOULD SAVE MORE PEOPLE MONEY AND IF WE'RE CAPABLE OF GETTING THE RATING DOWN TO A SIX - IT WOULD SAVE PEOPLE MORE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Brown/Volunteer Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=more money]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The new boat cost 170-thousand-dollars. Residents donated most of that money. The boat has a cabin, remote controls, an underwater platform and two water cannons.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Roy Stanley has N-F-L notes and highlights from the Express victory over Huntington.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The controversial program- that teaches prison officers to hit and kick violent teen inmates has been suspended.
New juvenile Justice director Carl Peed made the decision on his second day on the job.
Peed was not happy either to see a demonstration of electro-shock stun techniques -- requested by a board member.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A Southside hospital is reaching out to Martinsville city and school employees as the only provider of their health plans. Patrick Community Hospital accepts patients covered by MAMSI, Mid-Atlantic Medical Services incorporated. Patrick Community is now the only hospital in the region that remains a participating provider. Patients who present MAMSI cards at Patrick Community will be responsible only for their co-payment.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It wasn't an official welcome-home, but Tech players said it made them feel like champions.
A group of more than 25 fans gathered outside Cassell Coliseum to welcome them back.
And the town of Blacksburg showed its Hokie pride by hoisting Virginia Tech flags for the players' return-- they'll hold an official welcome-back ceremony once all the coaches and players return.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT] (ad lib bye)