[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


It was a weekend of festivities for Elian (eh-lee-AHN') Gonzalez, the boy at the center of an international tug-of-war.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And some Roanoke residents are angry that a city officer who shot an unarmed suspect is back on the job.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A dense fog advisory is posted for the New River and Greenbrier Valleys this morning....soon to be followed by a wind advisory as a storm system moves in.
Showers and thunderstorms are making their way into the area, so be cautious during your drive into work. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-56 22:24]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting ]


A Roanoke City Police Officer, placed on administrative leave for shooting an unarmed suspect, is back at work.
But the incident remains under investigation.
The decision has left the suspect's family outraged and now the Roanoke chapter of the N-double A-C-P is getting involved.
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[SOT2:56:51]
[IN Q=Why should this]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WHY SHOULD THIS OFFICER BE PAID WHILE THIS INVESTIGATION IS STILL PENDING. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=not appropriate]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-December 31]


Officer W. G. Boucher (boo-SHAY) shot 38 year old Wilbert Wesley Lewis on Patton Avenue, last month.
Police say it all started when Boucher pulled Lewis over for driving without his lights on.
Authorities say Lewis did get out of his vehicle-- but that he reached back in and would NOT show his hands.
That's when police say Boucher shot Lewis once in the abdomen.
But Martin Jeffrey says that's the officers version.
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[SOT 2:57:30]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((MARTIN JEFFREY: WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING THE CITY TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO PUT THAT OFFICER BACK ON LEAVE, PREFERABLY WITHOUT PAY. WE'RE GOING TO ASK THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY TO READY HIS STAFF TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION OF THE SHOOTING))
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[OUT Q=of the shooting]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Lewis is at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The N-Double-A-C-P says he lost his spleen, kidney, part of his stomach and small intestine.
A police department spokeswoman would only say that Boucher is back on the job and that he acted in self defense.

[cuban-boy]


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


The fight over where 6 year old Elian Gonzalez should call home continued over the weekend.
At a religious parade in Miami yesterday residents expressed strong opinions about the child and his future.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[SOT]

[3:13:21]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :32]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jesse Ventura/(I) Minnesota; :38]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Indiana; :56]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Roberto Amarez/Miami Resident; 1:19]
[SUPER=07-Virginia Gonzalez; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MIAMI.]

((ONCE AGAIN, ELIAN GONZALEZ FINDS HIMSELF THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. SEEMINGLY CAREFREE, HE ATTENDS A RELIGIOUS THREE KINGS PARADE IN MIAMI - YET CLOSE BY, MEN EQUIPPED WITH GUNS AND HEADSETS STAND GUARD.
ALL OF THIS AFTER THE SIX YEAR OLD BOY LOST HIS MOTHER AND STEPFATHER WHEN THEIR BOAT CARRYING THEM FROM CUBA TO AMERICA CAPSIZED, LEAVING TEN DEAD, AND RAISING THE ISSUE OF WHAT TO DO WITH ELIAN. THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE RULED WEDNESDAY THE BOY SHOULD GO BACK TO HIS FATHER IN CUBA.

(SOT: SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE/R. AZ)

"The only reason we issued the supboena was to make absolutely sure that the judicial process was followed."

(SOT: GOV. JESSE VENTURA/REFORM PARTY - MN)

"If you believe in individual parental rights then you would side with the father."
US REPRESENTATIVE DAN BURTON SUBPOENAED THE CHILD TO TESTIFY IN FRONT OF A HOUSE COMMITTEE, ALLOWING THE SIX YEAR OLD TO REMAIN IN THE COUNTRY WHILE COURTS WRESTLE WITH THE DECISION.

(REP. DAN BURTON/R-INDIANA)

"The only reason we issued the subpoena was to make absolutely sure that the judicial process was followed."
THIS DELAY, THOUGH, HAS PROMPTED PROTESTS IN CUBA AND AN EMOTIONAL PLEA FROM THE BOY S FATHER.

(TERISA ESTACIO/REPORTING; )
(INCUE; PRACTICALLY EVERYWHERE YOU GO HERE IN MIAMI, BE IT A PARADE,

OR CITY STREET, MOST EVERYONE, YOUNG AND OLD FEEL PASSIONATELY ABOUT WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO ELIAN GONZALEZ.)

(TAKE SOT )
(CG: ROBERTO AMAREZ/MIAMI RESIDENT; )
(INCUE: HE WOULD HAVE A BETTER LIFE HERE )



(TAKE SOT )
(CG: VIRGINIA GONZALEZ; )
(HE SHOULD STAY HERE.. AND BE HAPPY )


ELIAN S GREAT UNCLE TOOK THE FIRST STEP TO BECOMING THE BOY'S LEGAL GUARDIAN IN A MIAMI COURT FRIDAY, BUT WITH THE INS PUSHING FOR ELIAN TO RETURN TO CUBA, TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT.
TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, MIAMI))

[E-Roanoke-Cubans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-51 33:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


As the controversey surrounding Elian Gonzalez continues ... some Cubans in our area believe the boy should be returned to his father.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was just]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Michael Angelo; :15]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/File Tape; :37]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:45]
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[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

(( It was just five years ago that Michael Angelo fled from Cuba -- traveling on a raft -- across the Atlantic Ocean -- risking his life in search of a better future.
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[SOT 25:21]
[IN Q=It took me almost 3 days]

((MICHAEL ANGELO:IT TOOK ME ALMOST 3 DAYS, FOUR DAY IN THE WATER. WE HAD NO FOOD. AS SOON AS WE SAW THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD THAT WAS LIKE THE BIG BREAK LIKE GOD WE MADE IT))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=we made it]


Angelo and his friend Reimundo Fonseca say they were the lucky ones --just like six year Elian Gonzalez who survived the trip in November.
But unlike many Cuban Americans in Miami who are protesting the INS' decision to send Elian back to his father in Cuba -- Angelo and Fonseca feel he SHOULD be sent back.
They say he isn't old enough to make the decision to stay -- and his father in Cuba has the right to make that decision for him.
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[SOT 27:20]
[IN Q=I think they]

((MICHAEL ANGELO: I THINK THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING TO SEND HIM BACK TO HIS FATHER BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHY THE U.S DON'T GRANT HIM PERMANENT RESIDENCE))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=permanent residence]


Angelo says if Elian was given permanent residency in the United States -- he could return without any complications when he is older and can make a decision for himself.
That way if he decided to come back to the US he wouldn't have to make the dangerous trip across the Atlantic Ocean again.
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[SOT27:51]
[IN Q=When he grow up]

((MICHAEL ANGELO: WHEN HE GROW UP HE'S GOING TO DO THE SAME THING. HE'S GOING TO BUILD A RAFT. HE'S GOING TO PUT IT ON THE OCEAN. AND HE'S GOING TO DO THE SAME THING AND HE MIGHT DIE ))
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[OUT Q=might die]


But only time will tell the future of little Elian Gonzalez -- whether he'll remain in the US or be returned to his homeland.
Joy Sutton, News7, Roanoke.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Express continues its winning ways and the Virginia Tech men and women pick up conference losses.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=later on mornin]



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



[Worldwide-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flu]


Americans are not the only people reeling from the flu.
British health officials say their country is in the grip of its worst influenza outbreak since 1989.
Tom Fenton has more from London.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :36]
[SUPER=01-Alan Milburn/British Health Secretary; :50 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sheila Adam/British Health Services Director; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]

((It's a picture that is starting to be seen around the world...hospitals crowded with patients critically ill with a particularly nasty strain of influenza. (ENEX from NOS) In the Netherlands, health officials say it is one of the worst epidemics in years.
(CTV)It's the same in Canada, as the virus sweeps from one end of that country to another.
(BBC)Here in Britain, they haven't seen anything like it since 1989...and hospitals are already stretched to the limit.



(APTN)SOT NURSE (no name available)

WE HAD A MASSIVE INFLUX OF PATIENTS THIS MORNING, AND AS A HOSPITAL, WE DON'T THINK WE ARE OVER THE WORST.
(CBS)OC AT ONE POINT THIS WEEK, THERE WERE ONLY ELEVEN INTENSIVE CARE BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. AND THERE A

RE HORROR STORIES OF SEVERELY ILL PATIENTS IN SOME AREAS WAITING HOURS FOR A BED OR BEING SHUTTLED FROM ONE HOSPITAL TO ANOTHER.
(BBC)SOT ALAN MILBURN, BRITISH HEALTH SECRETARY

THERE CAN HARDLY BE A FAMILY IN THE LAND THAT HASN'T BEEN HIT BY FLU.
(BBC)The strain of virus that has swept across Europe and Britain seems to be the same one that has hit the US. It's ca

lled the Sydney "A" virus...and some doctors are even trying to blame it on Australian rugby fans who came here for last year's world cup. (ITV pix of Queen until rugby shot)
(CBS)SOT DR. SHEILA ADAM, BRITISH HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTOR

PEOPLE TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD A LOT MORE THAN THEY USED TO. WE DO SEE INFECTIONS HOPPING FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
(ENEX) The good news is that this year's flu shots are fairly effective against this strain of influenza. The bad news

here in Britain is that many older people who are particularly vulnerable (SKY) have not bothered to get the shots, even though they're free here.
(SKY)Health officials here and in the US say it's too early to say when this epidemic will peak, but the consensus seem

s to be that it will get worse before it gets better. Tom Fenton, CBS News, London))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[STOCKS] [Commercial]

[mideast-peace]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


It appears as though the latest round of peace talks between Israel and Syria will end without any agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shephardstown, WV;]

[3:24:37]
Delegations from both countries have been meeting for nearly a week in Shepardstown, West Virginia.... trying to hammer out a deal.
Last night, President Clinton dined with leaders from both sides.
He described negotiations as going well.
Israeli Prime Minister Barak is scheduled to return home later today.
Syria's foreign minister is expected to follow shortly after.
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[TW-AOL]


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


A giant media conglomerate and a leading Internet company are about to join forces.
Time Warner and America Online announced a stock-for-stock merger this morning.
The move is expected to shake up both industries and mark another step toward the communications future many analysts envision.

[E-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-60 46:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Physicians at one Lewis Gale satellite clinic want to assure their patients they are NOT resigning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Doctor John Milton Miller and Doctor Stephen Couture (Koo-Chur) both practice at Clear Brook Internal Medicine on Indian Grave Road.
The two physicians say they don't want their patients to worry -- that they are NOT one of several physicians who're planning to leave.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Lewis Gale Clinic spokesperson says several physicians have resigned over the last couple of weeks, from various clinics, but would NOT confirm the reason why or just how many were leaving.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some advice on keeping those New Year's exercise resolutions.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((More people start an exercise program in January than any other month of the year. And while some stick with it, most won't. In fact, four out of five people who take up a new exercise program will quit within 60 days. If you're just starting out, how can you keep from becoming an exercise drop-out? Number one, don't exercise everyday. Trying to do too much too soon not only sets you up for injury, it also sets you up for burn out. Take your time when starting out. Give your body a chance to adapt to the extra work you're giving it. You may even want to set a schedule, say working out every other day. That way you wont feel guilty when you take a day off. You may even want to write your schedule down on a calendar and while you're at it, keep a log of what you've done. Next, make exercise fun. If working out is like a root canal. You'll never stick with it. Find something you like to do, or better yet, a variety of things that you like to do. It's hard to keep on doing the same thing over and over. Finally, know your comfort zone. A workout shouldn't be painful or leave you wiped out. If you're a beginner, choose something easy, like walking and by all means forget about target heart rates and other fancy formulas. ON CAM The main thing you need to remember is doing something is better than doing nothing. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Triplets]


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


The Washington-state triplets and their 54 year old mother are expected to attend a news conference today, if their health and doctors allow.
Doctors say all four are doing fine.
Jaqueline Adams has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Yakima, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rafaella Rodriguez/Daughter; :25 ]
[SUPER=01-Linda Haralson/Yakima Valley Mem. Hospital; :38 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Francisco Garcia/Son; :52]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Adams/Reporting; :59]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Surrey/Reproductive Specialist; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

((v/o: In the 35th week of her pregnancy, Aracelia Garcia admitted to feeling a little bit tired....but, after all, who wouldn't be. The 54 year old woman was pregnant....that alone was unusual... but pregnant for the first time in 15 years...that's how old the youngest of her 8 children is...........and most astounding of all, pregnant..naturally... with fraternal triplet girls.
-sot Rafaella Rodriguez/ daughter: She's good. She's excited. She wants to get up and get her babies.

V/o: In Yakima, Washington, her daughter, Rafaella coached Garcia...as she gave birth to the babies ..by Caesarean section.
-sot Nurse Linda Haralson/ Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital: They're breathing on their own..crying..beautiful.

V/o: Her doctors admitted they'd never seen a 54-year old woman conceive triplets without the help of fertility drugs. And likewise, for the Garcia family, the birth of their newest sisters was miraculous.
-sot Francisco Garcia/ Brother "Wow, it's like watching the stars at night. And watching the brightest stars."

ON CAM: In this country, experts claim, the odds of multiple births are high. Even with more and more women taking fertility drugs, only 1 out of every 250 births are twins.....and 1 out of every 3-thousand births are triplets. That's what makes the Garcia birth even more amazing.
-sot Dr. Mark Surrey/Reproductive Specialist


"Its truly remarkable that this woman was not only able to conceive but was able to carry her triplet pregnancy to term."
-nat sot of Mrs. Garcia

v/o: A few days before the birth, Mrs. Garcia was philosophical. To have more children, she said through a translator, is like a garden full of flowers...a blessing from God. A blessing indeed. JA-cbs news-NY.))
[2-SHOT]
[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was the center of attention yesterday at a parade in Miami's "little Havana."
The six year old has been at the center of an international custody dispute since he was discovered floating off the Florida coast.
He was scheduled to return to his father in Cuba this week.
But he's since been subpoenaed to appear before a congressional committee next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It looks like there will be no breakthrough in the peace talks between Israel and Syria, which have been going on in West Virginia.
This is the last day the two leaders will take part, although they're expected to meet again soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Last month's shooting of an unarmed motorist by a Roanoke City police officer has the N-double-A-C-P worried.
The officer involved in the shooting is back on duty, even though, the incident is still being investigated.
Martin Jeffrey of the N-double-A-C-P wants officer W. G. Boucher (boo-SHAY) put back on suspension and the Commonwealth's Attorney's office to investigate.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday January 10.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-56 22:24]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting ]


The reinstatement of a Roanoke City police officer has a shooting victim's family and the N-double-A-C-P outraged.

The officer was on administrative leave for shooting an unarmed suspect-- now he's back at work even though the shooting remains under investigation.
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[SOT2:56:51]
[IN Q=Why should this]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WHY SHOULD THIS OFFICER BE PAID WHILE THIS INVESTIGATION IS STILL PENDING. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=not appropriate]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-December 31]


Officer W. G. Boucher (boo-SHAY) shot 38 year old Wilbert Wesley Lewis on Patton Avenue, last month.
Police say it all started when Boucher pulled Lewis over for driving without his lights on.
Authorities say Lewis did get out of his vehicle-- but that he reached back in and would NOT show his hands.
That's when police say Boucher shot Lewis once in the abdomen.
But Martin Jeffrey says that's the officers version.
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[SOT 2:57:30]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((MARTIN JEFFREY: WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING THE CITY TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO PUT THAT OFFICER BACK ON LEAVE, PREFERABLY WITHOUT PAY. WE'RE GOING TO ASK THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY TO READY HIS STAFF TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION OF THE SHOOTING))
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[OUT Q=of the shooting]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Lewis is at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The N-Double-A-C-P says he lost his spleen, kidney, part of his stomach and small intestine.
A police department spokeswoman would only say that Boucher is back on the job and that he acted in self defense.

[2-cuban-boy]


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


The fate of six year old Elian Gonzalez remains in limbo this morning.
At a religious parade in Miami yesterday residents expressed strong opinions about the child and his future.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[SOT]

[3:13:21]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :32]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jesse Ventura/(I) Minnesota; :38]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Indiana; :56]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Roberto Amarez/Miami Resident; 1:19]
[SUPER=07-Virginia Gonzalez; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MIAMI.]


[2-E-Roanoke-Cubans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-51 33:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The controversy is polarizing Cuban communities around the country, even here in Southwest Virginia.
Joy Sutton has that story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was just]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Michael Angelo; :15]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/File Tape; :37]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]



[E-Glenn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-52 37:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The former head of one of Virginia's most troubled agencies says he wasn't getting the support he needed from Governor Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 16]


Gerald Glenn tearfully resigned as director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice in November.
At the time, Glenn was under fire by the Governor's own appointed board for a controversial discipline technique to be used on juvenile inmates.
Glenn now says he left his 92- thousand dollar a year job because he had problems with the department's policy board and didn't feel he got any help from Gilmore.
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[Peoples-Choice]


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


Some new faces joined some old favorites at the 26-th annual People's Choice Awards.
Manuel Gallegus has more from Pasadena.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Calista Flockhart/Actress; :12]
[SUPER=01-Julia Robert/Actress; :23]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :31]
[SUPER=04-Proctor & Gamble Productions; :47]
[SUPER=01-Adam Sandler/Comedian; HOT CHANGE!!!]
[SUPER=01-Billy Campbell/Actor; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Harrison Ford/Actor; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS news Pasadena]

((SOME OF AMERICAS FAVORITE MOVIE AND TV STARS STROLLED THE RED CARPET FOR THE 26TH ANNUAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS. JULIA ROBERTS, CALISTA FLOCKHART, AND THE CAST OF FRIENDS TO NAME A FEW.
-SOT-CALISTA FLOCKHART, ACTRESS


"I think this is one of the more special awards because it comes from the people who watch the show. So it means a lot."
-SOT-JULIA ROBERTS-ACTRESS


"its not something that I anticipate or work toward s but its a nice call to get. -STAND-UP-
"he peoples choice awards are the first big awards show of the year.. and its the only show where the public votes for its favorite stars and shows."
-SOT-FROM THE MOVIE "SIXTH SENSE"


VIEWERS PICKED THE SIXTH SENSE OVER THE PHANTOM MENACE AS THEIR FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE.
BIG DADDY AND ADAM SANDLER FOR FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE AND ACTOR. SANDLER THANKED SO LONG THE MUSICIANS CUT HIM OFF.
-SOT-ADAM SANDLER,

FOR TELEVISION, JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT TOOK FAVORITE FEMALE FOR HER NEW SERIES. OTHER TV FAVORITES, DREW CAREY, E.R. THE DRAMA PROVIDENCE, AND BILLY CAMPBELL.
-SOT- BILLY CAMPBELL, "ONCE AND AGAIN"


"its a thrill, and because its the peoples choice awards, who actually watch the show and vote, it increases it tenfold.
-SOT-AND THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD GOES TO THE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED JULIA ROBERTS..

FAVORITE MOTION PICTURE ACTRESS WENT TO JULIA ROBERTS THE BIGGEST STAR AT THE SHOW WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PERHAPS HARRISION FORD WHO TOOK FAVORITE ACTOR.
-SOT-HARRISON FORD (BACKSTAGE)


this is a pleasure, an honor, and Im grateful to be here but I dont get used to it, thanks. IN ITS VOTING THE PUBLIC HAS A PRETTY GOOD EYE FOR TALENT MANY PAST WINNERS ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST STARS TODAY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, PASADENA.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[Weber-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Since Deanna Gordon announced her plans to retire a year ago, the Roanoke County School Board has been hard at work searching for a new superintendent.
As Joe Dashiell reports, the educator they found, Linda Weber (WEBB-er), is now on the job.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Linda Weber]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Weber/Roanoke Co. Superintendent; :20]
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((Linda Weber comes to Roanoke County from Staunton where she also served as superintendent, but she has experience in five other states.
She'll need it... arriving in the middle of a major school construction program, and at a time of rocky relations between members of the school board and the county board of supervisors.
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((LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT IS JUST A RIPE TIME TO TAKE A NEW LOOK, TAKE A FRESH LOOK TO SAY WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE AND DO WE WANT TO DO THINGS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY. I THINK THE TIMING IS RIGHT AND I HOPE WE'LL ALL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.))
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Weber says her first priorities are to listen... and to get to know the strengths and weaknesses of the school system.
But already she's hearing some recurring themes on issues ranging from school construction to the state- mandated standards of learning.
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((LINDA WEBER: WE NEED TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN SEE THOSE AS A NORMAL PATTERN OF LIVING RATHER THAN SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO IN ORDER, SO I'M GOING TO BE LOOKING AT SOME WAY TO BUILD THAT INTO OUR BELIEF SYSTEM ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING AND HOW WE'RE DOING FOR KIDS, SO THAT THE ANXIETY DOESN'T EXIST ON A DAY-IN DAY OUT BASIS, BUT THAT WE CAN USE IT AS A GOOD BASE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY.))
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Her two daughters are grown. Her husband spends most of his time in Richmond, where he serves as treasurer of the CSX Corporation.
But Weber says they're looking forward to finding an old farmhouse in the area to renovate. And she hopes her association with Roanoke County will be a long and productive partnership.
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((LINDA WEBER: I'VE BEEN IN VIRGINIA LONGER THAN I'VE LIVED IN ANY STATE SO FAR, SO I THINK THERE'S A GOOD TRACK RECORD THERE ALREADY. I WOULDN'T HAVE REALLY PICKED IT THAT WAY. I THOUGHT AS AN ADULT I WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO SETTLE AND JUST STAY ONE PLACE ALL MY LIFE, BUT IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT WAY. BUT I THINK IT'S BEAUTIFUL HERE AND I REALLY LIKE IT. AND I'D LOVE IT TO BE A LONG TERM HOME.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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Rock singer Melissa Etheridge has revealed the named of the person who fathered her two children.
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Etheridge tells Rolling Stone magazine that David Crosby, the singer and songwriter of Crosby, Stills and Nash, fathered the children by artificial insemination.
Etheridge's partner, Julie Cypher carried the children.
Etheridge says she's coming forward because she's ``tired'' of keeping it a secret.
She also says Crosby doesn't plan to help raise the children.
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In sports, Roy Stanley has highlights from the N-F-L playoffs including the Vikings win over the Cowboys.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Last month's shooting of an unarmed motorist by a Roanoke City police officer has the N-double-A-C-P worried.
The officer involved in the shooting is back on duty, even though, the incident is still being investigated.
Martin Jeffrey of the N-double-A-C-P wants officer W. G. Boucher (boo-SHAY) put back on suspension and the Commonwealth's Attorney's office to investigate.
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Some physicians at a Lewis Gale satellite clinic want to assure their patients they are NOT resigning.
Doctor John Milton Miller and Doctor Stephen Couture (Koo-Chur) both practice at Clear Brook Internal Medicine on Indian Grave Road.
The two physicians say they don't want their patients to worry -- that they are NOT one of several physicians who're planning to leave.
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The former head of one of Virginia's most troubled agencies says he wasn't getting the support he needed from Governor Gilmore.
Gerald Glenn tearfully resigned as director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice in November.
Glenn now says he left his 92- thousand dollar a year job because he had problems with the department's policy board and didn't feel he got any help from Gilmore.
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