[cuban-boy]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

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


It could be a slow commute this morning in Miami, Florida.
An exile group is calling for a traffic slowdown to protest the decision to return Elian (ee-lee-AHN') Gonzalez to Cuba.
Yesterday, protests in Miami led to at least 135 arrests.
Alita Haytayan has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Theresa Manzo/Frustrated Commuter; ;13]
[SUPER=01-Martin Melo/Protester; :30]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade; :59]
[SUPER=01-Ramon Saul Sanchez/Democracy Movement; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Alita Hayatan/Reporting; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Frank Gambin/Commuter; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]




[11Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The F-B-I has determined a threatening letter sent to the Planned Parenthood office in Roanoke did not bear traces of anthrax.
Planned Parenthood and 17 other clinics across the country got one of the letters earlier this week.
The staff member who opened the envelope containing brown powder is getting medical treatment as a precaution.


[mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast-peace]


President Clinton is expected back at Mideast peace negotiations today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shepherdstown, WV;]

[3:06:31]
This will be the president's fourth appearance at talks in Shepardstown, West VIrginia.
On one side is Syria.
They want back the Golan Heights, land Israel captured in 19-67.
In return, Isreal is demanding the Syrians rein in terrorists bent on destroying the Jewish state.
(------------)


[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Democrats aren't wasting any time preparing for the upcoming elections for Roanoke City Council.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Democratic Committee in Roanoke voted yesterday to hold a mass meeting on February 15-th to determine which candidates it will endorse for city council.
Holding a primary was not an option -- because the deadline to have one had already passed.
Currently, all seven council seats are held by Democrats.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:09:22]
[IN Q=I think people are watching]

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/SHERIFF: I THINK PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THE DEMOCRATS TO SEE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO. I THINK IN THE END AFTER WE HAVE THIS MASS MEETING . I THINK YOU'LL SEE THE DEMOCRATS COMING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT WHOEVER WE DO NOMINATE))


[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=do nominate]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


Mayor David Bowers, Linda Wyatt, Jim Trout, and Carroll Swain hold the four seats that will be up for grabs.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The mass meeting will be held February 15th at 7 p-m at a local school.


[11Goalposts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:04:18]
[GRAPHIC=VT-Goalposts]


A piece of Hokie history is in a Blacksburg bar and it's causing some Virginia Tech officials to call a personal foul.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Fans tore down the goal posts after Tech won the game against Boston College ... ending its first 11 and O regular season.
Now a 30-foot section of the goal post is on display in Big Al's bar, where fans left it after the game.
Tech's athletic director has made attempts to reclaim it, but the bar is holding out.
And many Tech fans say it should.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 57:42 - :48]
[IN Q=It is for the fans.]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Keeney/Virginia Tech Junior;]

((JEFF KEENEY/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: IT IS FOR THE FANS. THEY TOOK IT, THEY PUT IT THERE, THE PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET, THEY TOOK IT THERE. I THINK IT WILL CONTINUE TO STAY THERE. I THINK THE FANS WILL KEEP IT THERE. ))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=keep it there.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tech officials say MOST of the goalpost pieces have been returned.
They intend to go after those that have NOT.
Tech still hasn't said what it plans to DO with them.

[Car-Show]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you are looking for your dream car, look no farther than the L-A Car Show where the latest makes and models are on display. Manuel Gallegus has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:34:13]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :45]
[SUPER=01-J. D. Power/J. D. Power And Associates; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News, Los Angeles]

((FUTURISTIC, PRACTICAL, RUGGED TECHNOLOGY IS GIVING CAR MANUFACTURERS MORE
FREEDOM THAN EVER TO EXPERIMENT WITH DESIGNS AND ITS ALL GOOD FOR THE DRIVER.

CONCEPT CARS-THAT MAY SOON HIT THE ROADWAYS THE HONDA "SPOCKET" THATS A
TRUCK,
THE MITSUBISHI SPORT WAGON THE STUNNING GULL-WING MERCEDES VISION SLR, AND THE
BEEFY DODGE CHARGER.

THE THEME OF THIS YEARS LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW IS CALIFORNIA DREAMIN, A MARKETING
PLOY BUT CALIFORNIA IS HOME TO DOZENS OF MAJOR CAR DESIGN HOUSES THE WESTS
SUNSHINE CULTURE IS A MAJOR INFLUENCE.

JUST LOOK AT THE ROADSTERS FOR 2000, THE THUNDERBIRD, THE AUDI TT, TO THE
100-THOUSAND DOLLAR PLUS
BMW Z-.8..

-STAND-UP- 34;48
AUTOMOBILE ANALYSTS SAY ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A CAR CONSUMER. IN THE U.S.
THERE ARE SOME 250-DIFFERENT NEW CARS TO CHOOSE FROM AND TECHNOLOGY, MAKES IT
POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY TO GET PRETTY MUCH EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT.

-SOT-PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR ATMOSPHERE



FROM NEW WILDLY COLORFUL INTERIORS, TO HYBRID, cross-over VEHICLES LIKE THIS HALF CAR,
HALF TRUCK SUBARU STX, TO THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN DUNE-BUGGY CAR DESIGNS ARE FRESH,
AND RELIABLE

-SOT-J.D. POWER, J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES 26;22


we find that technology has allowed this to happen, without raising the costs, the way it used to, 10, 20 years
ago.

NEW CARS ARE NOT CHEAP THOUGH...DAE-WOOS MAY COST 11-THOUSAND, BUT MANY
STICKERS ARE IN THE MID THIRTIES. ANALYSTS SAY QUALITY HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER
THOUGH... SO YOUR DREAM CAR, SHOULD LAST LONGER.

MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))

[Railroad-Checks]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



At least 500 railroad retirement pension checks mailed in late December to Roanoke and New River valley retirees are lost in the mail. Complaints have flooded into the Railroad Retirement Board this week. A board spokesman says these are the only two areas in the country with a problem.
The U-S Treasury Payment Center in Philadelphia mailed the checks to post offices nationwide December 29th so they could be delivered starting on Monday. But Roanoke Postmaster Billy Martin said the checks never arrived there.

[11Patrick-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=599-17 1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=Patrick Co. Hosp. Layoffs]


The Patrick County hospital facing financial reorganization has laid off more than 20 percent of its employees.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart/June;]


Patrick Community Hospital has filed for bankruptcy protection, and the layoff is part of the effort to reduce expenses.
The move should save about 700- thousand dollars a year.
(//////////////////)
[SOT 01:42:23]
[IN Q=The employee base]

((THE EMPLOYEE BASE, ON THE PAYROLL, MAKES UP ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE HOSPITAL AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'S THE MOST LOGICAL PLACE TO START. THERE ARE OTHER CONTRACTS AND OTHER EXPENSES WE'RE LOOKING AT, BUT WE WERE OVERSTAFFED AND WE HAD TO MAKE SOME CUTS AND THAT WAS THE OBVIOUS PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Magee/Hospital Attorney]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=was the obvious place.]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT SOT]


The hospital is eliminating 40 positions, but the acting administrator says the facility still has adequate staff to provide quality care.
(------------)




[11Flu]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-49 48:55]
[GRAPHIC=Flu]

Some hospitals are scrambling to add extra staff, while others have to turn people away because they're too crowded.
The flu is reaching epidemic proportions in some states including Pennsylvania, Georgia and neighboring Maryland.
But as Tonya Flory reports- so far, Virginia is escaping the worst flu season in years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ; :01]
[SUPER=01-Cami Jones/Lewis-Gale ER Director; :08 ]
[SUPER=01-Lucas Snipes/Carilion Hospital Director; :34 ]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; ]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=News 7.]

(( The Emergency Department at Lewis-Gale Medical Center has added 35-percent more staff to adjust for this years flu season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:14:17]
[IN Q=There has been]

((CAMI JONES/LEWIS-GALE ER DIRECTOR: THERE HAS BEEN A LARGE INCREASE IN VOLUME NOT ONLY IN OUR ER, BUT IN DOCTOR'S OFFICES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE AND IN THIS REGION. WE HAVE INCREASED OUR STAFFING TO TRY TO ACCOMMODATE THAT.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=accomodate that.]

Neither hospital has canceled any elective surgeries like one Baltimore hospital. Right now the only inconvenience patients in the Roanoke Valley will notice is a longer wait.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:08:37]
[IN Q=It may]

((LUCAS SNIPES/CARILION HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IT MAY TAKE US A LITTLE LONGER TO FIND A BED AND GET IT READY FOR PATIENTS TO OCCUPY IF THEY NEED TO BE ADMITTED.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=be admitted.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:15:28]
[IN Q=Sometimes patients have]

((CAMI JONES/LEWIS-GALE ER DIRECTOR: SOMETIMES PATIENTS HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, SOMETIMES PATIENTS THAT ARE ADMITTED HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER BEFORE THEY GET UP TO THEIR ROOM.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to their room.]

Still, flu levels are average in Southwest Virginia right now. But we're not out of the woods yet, remember last years peak flu season occurred in mid-February. Tonya Flory, News 7.))


[Men-Pregnancy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Researchers have a surprise for expectant fathers.
They have found if your wife is pregnant, in a sense, so are you. A new study finds expectant fathers have hormonal changes that are almost identical to their partners. Any new father will tell you he goes through a change.
Researchers say men become more in touch with their feminine side and now it looks like nature is the reason why. Doctor Michael Breen has the story.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:25:20]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Christ Hospital; :00 ??]
[SUPER=01-Marston Ekhoff/Dad To Be; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Breen/Reporting; :47]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]



(-------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]

Researchers noticed men did not go through these changes if they did not live with their pregnant partners. That further suggests a pregnant

woman is passing some kind of signal to her partner. [2-cuban-boy]


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


There could be more disruptions today in Miami over the government's decision to send six-year-old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba.
An exile group called Brothers to the Rescue is urging people to drive 15 miles-per-hour throughout Miami-Dade County.
Around 135 were arrested yesterday for blocking intersections.
Alita Haytayan reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:04:36]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Theresa Manzo/Frustrated Commuter; :13]
[SUPER=01-Martin Melo/Protester; :30]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade; :59]
[SUPER=01-Ramon Saul Sanchez/Democracy Movement; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Alita Hayatan/Reporting; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Frank Gambin/Commuter; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=for CBS news]




[peru-protest]


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


In Peru, it's a protest over a president.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:08:34]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Around 4-thousand took to the streets of Lima yesterday to protest President Alberto Fujimori's decision to run for a third term.
He announced his plans on December 27 to seek a third consecutive five-year term in general elections on April 9.
A 19-93 change to the country's constitution bans 3 straight terms.
But the law says Fujimori's first election does not count toward the maximum of two terms permitted because his 19-90 victory predated the new constitution's enactment.
(------------)



[gop-debate]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The Six Republican presidential candidates met last night for their first debate of the election year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NH;]


Ever issue was touched on, from religion, taxes, and gays in the military.
Texas Governor George W. Bush defended his tax cut plan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:22:19-30]
[IN Q=I'm a governor of state that...]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=not once but twice.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And John McCain defended his push for campaign finance reform.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=All this money in washington....]
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=under a cloud of suspiciou.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The candidates split on the issue of gays in the military.
Three -- Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes and Alan Keyes -- said they shouldn't serve.
McCain and Bush said the ``don't ask don't tell'' policy should be fixed, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said the real question is what will be done to restore the military.
There is another G-O-P debate tonight in South Carolina.
(------------)



[City-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-52 48:56]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Democrats are hoping to win all four seats up for grabs on Roanoke City Council in the May elections.
The Democratic Committee voted yesterday to hold a mass meeting to determine which candidates it will endorse.
Joy Sutton has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Angela Norman]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Council Candidate; :22]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/City Council Member; :33]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 99; :41]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff; :49]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke]


((Angela Norman is one of several candidates who has announced she is running for Roanoke city council.
Norman along with dozens of other democrats met to determine how the committee should go about picking which candidates to endorse.
And the overwhelming majority decided it was best to have a mass meeting -- where democrats could come to one place at one time to vote.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:02:49]
[IN Q=That means that]

((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: THAT MEANS THAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO INTENSIFY AND STRESS TO THE TAX PAYER THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOWING UP AT THAT ONE MEETING. IT'S JUST GOING TO BE MORE INTENSE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT OPENING IT UP))
[RUNS= 11]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:05:06]
[IN Q=I don't think it will be]

((LINDA WYATT/INCUMBENT CANDIDATE: I DON'T THINK IT WILL BE HARDER PROBABLY LESS EXPENSIVE WHICH IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY))
[RUNS=I don't think it]
[OUT Q=everybody concerned]


Democrats currently hold all seven seats on city council.
But the seats of Mayor David Bowers, Carroll Swain, Jim Trout and Linda Wyatt will be up for election.
The Mass meeting will be held on February 15th -at 7pm.
It will be held at a local school. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke))

[M'Ville-workers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Workers in the Martinsville area who were laid off from Tultex Corporation last month will get eight-and-a-half (M) million dollars in federal aid. Governor Gilmore announced the package yesterday.
The textile manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December and laid off 15-hunded workers. The federal aid comes mostly under the Trade Act. It will pay for benefits and job training and development under Virginia Employment Commission review.

[11Ericsson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-51 31:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg's Ericsson Corporation is getting out of the private radio systems business, but its 500 local employees can stay right where they are.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ericsson announced it is selling its radio division to Pittsburgh- based "Com-Net" Critical Communications.
Com-Net plans to lease local production space, allowing current Ericsson workers to stay in Lynchburg.
The division makes radio systems for police, fire and rescue agencies.
(------------)



[11Steel-Buildings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=monrn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-48 59:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Smith Mountain Lake builders are among the first in the nation to make steel houses.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

It's a budding trend -- building houses out of steel instead of wood. Not only are steel houses fire-resistant, but their styrofoam insulation could save you money on utilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:36:33]
[IN Q=From an environmental]

((FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDPOINT WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THE PRETREAT FOR TERMITE PROTECTION LIKE YOU WOULD IN A WOOD HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Flynn/F&S Building;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=in a wood house]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

But lumber stores are not threatened, because wood is still cheaper than steel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:34:49]
[IN Q=When there's changes]

((WHEN THERE'S CHANGES IN THE HOUSE, WOOD IS A LOT EASIER TO TEAR OUT, CUT UP AND REDO.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Cappellari/Capps Home Building Center;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and redo]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Many builders in our area are reluctant to spend money on new tools and training to build steel houses. But there are three under construction at Smith Mountain Lake and another in Rocky Mount.
(------------)



[Postal-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A postal worker died in a car accident while delivering the mail.
It happened at 2:45 in Henry County yesterday.
State Police say 51 year old Sheila Heyeck (High-yack) of Henry stopped to deliver the mail when her vehicle began to roll and struck a tree.
She died at the scene.

[11Tanglewood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:36:00]
[GRAPHIC=Tanglewood "On the Block"]


They say it's a new beginning ... not the end at Tanglewood Mall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's management's spin on the mall's future. [PRE PRO]
It comes after a notice in the paper says the mall's been foreclosed ... and it's going to be put on the auction block on January 26th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:55:28]
[IN Q=on january 27th]

((LYNDA MCNUTT: ON JANUARY 27TH, ONCE THIS TRANSACTION TAKES PLACE, IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE A POSITIVE MOVE FORWARD FOR THIS PROPERTY. HERITAGE REALTY WILL PUMP CAPITAL INTO THE PROPERTY. WE'LL SEE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'VE NEEDED FOR SOME TIME NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Lynda McNutt/Mall Spokeswoman]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=some time now]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tanglewood managers expect the Boston company that represents the mall's lender to seize the property.
It spans nearly 54 acres and is home to the mall ... Barnes and Noble ... Kroger ... a restaurant and movie theaters.
County records from last year say the property is worth 40-million dollars.
(------------)



[11Tech-Plates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Plates]


There is another way to show your Hokie pride.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE TAG FULLSCREEN]
The state Department of Motor Vehicles is offering souvenir Virginia Tech license plates on-line.
These are not regular registration tags, and cannot be used as standard plates.
But you can display your Hokie spirit anywhere else. [TAKE WEBWATCH FS]
You can check out the DMV Hokie plate website by logging onto our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com, then click on "Webwatch".
(+++++++)


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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The F-B-I has determined a threatening letter sent to the Planned Parenthood office in Roanoke did not bear traces of anthrax.
Planned Parenthood and 17 other clinics across the country got one of the letters earlier this week.
The staff member who opened the envelope containing brown powder is getting medical treatment as a precaution.



(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]



The Patrick County hospital facing financial reorganization has laid off more than 20 percent of its employees.
Patrick Community Hospital has filed for bankruptcy protection, and the layoff is part of the effort to reduce expenses.
The move should save about 700- thousand dollars a year.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Lynchburg's Ericsson Corporation is getting out of the private radio systems business,. Ericsson announced it is selling its radio division to Pittsburgh- based "Com-Net" Critical Communications.
Com-Net plans to lease local production space, allowing current Ericsson workers to stay in Lynchburg.

(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(ad lib bye)


[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


After a week of up-and-down temperatures, you might be second- guessing the calendar that says it is indeed January.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.;]


But it's been winter for some time now up at Wintergreen Resort.
Many families spent their holiday vacation up here, ushering in the resort's 25th ski season.
One new addition this year, a new quad lift that'll allow more skiing enthusiasts to ride up the mountain.
We'll check out the ski conditions at Wintergreen and see what all it has to offer in this
(------------)
[TALENT=KIMBERLY]

week's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.[GRAPHIC=TIME OFF]