[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News 7 Morning, Danville police investigate a double shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Virginia death row inmate who was 17 when he committed murder is executed.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After gusty winds downed trees and created power outages yesterday....we'll see less windy conditions today.
High pressure will keep the skies sunny today...but won't help to warm temperataures very much.
Forecast details, up next.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[D'Ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC11:13]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Two Danville brothers were shot while walking down a city street last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Darryl and Jeffrey Hood said they were walking down North Main Street last night just before midnight when someone started shooting at them from the shadows.
Darryl Hood was hit in the leg-- his brother Jeffrey was shot in the hip-- neither injury was serious.
The two were able to call police, though they said they didn't know who fired the shots.
Danville officers say the have no suspects right now.
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[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC24:44]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters in Danville spent much of the night trying to save two homes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The blaze broke out just before two this morning at this home on North Main Street.
Flames spread to the roof of a neighboring home as well.
Firefighters had to rescue a person from the porch roof of one of the homes.
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[Wind]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51 TC39:31]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Brush fires kept firefighters up late in other parts of our area, as well.
Tina Tenret takes a look at what they're up against.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Fire raged on Jeters Chapel Mountain]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :34]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Steve Simon/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.; :41]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :53]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Fire raged on Jeters Chapel Mountain -- too dangerous for crews to touch without bulldozers. Watch the domino effect: powerful gusts of wind
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot: leaves swirl in gutter on afton-winds tape))
[RUNS= :03]

toppled trees, which blocked roads
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot sawing through fallen trees))
[RUNS= :03]

and pushed down power lines. Firefighters say that sparked the Bedford fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
((nat sot of bedford fire))
[RUNS= :05]

Brush fed the flames, then wind carried them through at least ten acres.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:26:37]
[IN Q=They are going up?]

((THEY ARE GOING UP? I DON'T THINK THEY'RE LONG ENOUGH TO UP.))
[RUNS= :02]

And even though firefighters do not blame the wind for STARTING this house fire, it did tie their hands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:36:37]
[IN Q=With these winds]

((CAPT. STEVE SIMON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE: WITH THESE WINDS AND EVERYTHING, IT'S ALMOST LIKE POURING GASOLINE ON A FIRE TO SOME EXTENT. IT JUST FUELED THAT FIRE SO TRAMENDOUSLY, ONCE IT GOT THROUGH THE ROOF ON ONE PORTION OF THE HOUSE, IT JUST RAN THE WHOLE LENGTH OF THE HOUSE.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=of the house]
(///// SOT /////)

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: VIRGINIA FORESTRY OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUGHT 15-20 FIRES IN THE SALEM AREA ALONE YESTERDAY, INVOLVING 250 ACRES. THEY EXPECT LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS BATTLED ANOTHER 15-20 FIRES, AND THEY SAY FIRE CREWS WILL BE BUSY WITH CLEANUP TODAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=TT N7]))



[Roach]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


Virginia has carried out its second execution this year.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Steve Edward Roach died by lethal injection shortly after 9 last night, an hour after Governor Gilmore turned down his clemency request.
Roach was 17 when he killed 70-year old Mary Ann Hughes in her Greene County home and took her car.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


Earlier this week the state put another man to death, who was also a juvenile when he committed murder.

[PUFF-DADDY]


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


New troubles today for rap superstar Sean Puffy Combs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:00:43]
He's been indicted on weapons charges.
His latest round of legal troubles began after a shooting incident at a New York Night Club.
Police say Combs who fled after the shooting..had a stolen handgun in his car.
Combs has maintained his innocence from the start and vows he'll be vindicated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[2 SOT 3;01;19-28 AND 3;01;37-43]
[IN Q=Sean Combs had nothings to do....]
[SUPER=01-Johnnie Cochran/Combs' Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Sean "Puffy" Combs/Rap Artist;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=on that night.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


If convicted, Combs could face up to 15 years behind bars.
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[Rutigliano]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=sp-60]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty]


A local coaching legend is hanging up his play book.
Sam Rutigliano (roo-tig-lee-AH'-noh) has retired after eleven seasons as Liberty's head football coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The 67-year-old Rutigliano appeared at Liberty when creditors were threatening to close the school.
He amassed a 67 and 53 coaching record and was 4 and 7 last season.
Roo-tig-lee-AH-noh became coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1978 and won coach of the year after leading the team to an A-F-C Central title.
His retirement from Liberty is effective immediately.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In other sports news, Glenvar High School has a new football coach.
Steve Mason has that and a note from the N-F-L.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=weekend everybody]



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



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're called the web]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Morikawa/Artist; :21]
[SUPER=01-Ann Goette/Artist; 1:15]
[RUNS=2:44]
[OUT Q=paint with words]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: roanoke college art))

[CUBAN-BOY]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Today was the original deadline for Elian Gonzalez to be returned to Cuba.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:03]
It was set by immigration officials -- and supported by President Clinton and Attorney General Reno.
Yet Elian remains in Miami with relatives.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service extended its deadline indefinitely to allow time for a challenge in federal court.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JANET RENO:THE ISSUE IS A FATHER WHO WANTS HIS SON HOME AND GRANDPARENTS WHO WANT THEIR GRANDSON HOME AND THESE ARE BONDS THAT SHOULD BE HONORED." ))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=SHOULD BE HONORED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba/Home Video;]

[3:03:53]
This is home video Elian in Cuba with his father, celebrating his fifth birthday.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez is angry over the political tug of war over Elian.
He says he doesn't think it would do any good to go to Miami to try to get his son.
Gonzalez says ``Miami Cubans'' would just entangle him in their ``political games.''
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[Flu-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Flu]


If you didn't get a flu shot in October, it's NOT too late!
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Pinnacle Board]
The Roanoke City Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic today at the office at 515 Eighth Street in downtown Roanoke.
Vaccinations will be given from 2:00 until 4:30 this afternoon.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


No appointment is necessary -- just show up.
There is a seven dollar fee, but if you bring proof of Medicare Part B or Medicaid -- it's free.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, soda junkies beware.
Mike Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((PEOPLE WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME MAY PROVIDE SCIENTISTS WITH A NEW WEAPON IN THEIR NEVER ENDING WAR ON CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo)) NEW RESEARCH FINDS PEOPLE WITH THE BIRTH DEFECT HAVE A HIGH CHANCE OF DEVELOPING CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA BUT ONLY HALF THE LIFE-TIME RISK OF GETTING OTHER CANCERS. THE STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S LANCET SUGGESTS DOWN'S PATIENTS MAY BE PROTECTED BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN EXTRA COPY OF A CHROMOSOME THAT CONTAINS CANCER FIGHTING GENES.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) FLOUR FORTIFIED WITH FOLIC ACID MAY HELP PREVENT OTHER BIRTH DEFECTS LIKE SPINA BIFIDA. THIS ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY FROM BRITISH RESEARCHERS. PHYSICIANS HAVE TOUTED THE BENEFITS OF FOLIC ACID IN REDUCING BIRTH DEFECTS FOR YEARS. OTHER HIGH SOURCES OF FOLIC ACID INCLUDE LIVER AND LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES.
VT=VO

((vo)) A WARNING TO EVERYONE THIS MORNING FROM THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION...DON'T DRINK SO MUCH SODA. THE ORGANIZATION SAYS AMERICANS ARE CONSUMING WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR AND OTHER SWEETENERS. AND THEY'RE GETTING MUCH OF IT FROM SOFT DRINKS. GOVERNMENT RESEARCHERS SAY THESE FINDINGS MAY HELP EXPLAIN THE RISING RATES OF OBESITY IN THIS COUNTRY.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[SUPER=04-January 17 to February 20;]
[SUPER=04-Monday, 6 to 8 PM;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 375-2332/Roanoke College Gallery;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[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]


The father of Elian (eh-lee-AHN') Gonzalez has some unkind words for those who are holding up his son's return to Cuba.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez tells A-B-C's ``Nightline'' he feels like breaking their necks. He also voices anger at the boy's U-S relatives who are fighting to keep him.
Today was the original deadline set by the I-N-S to return Elian Gonzaelz to his homeland.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says the economy is booming, but dangers lurk ahead.
During a speech in New York last night, Greenspan sounded upbeat about the economy, but expressed concern about rising inflation pressures.
Analysts say it all means a rate hike is coming.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Microsoft has a new chief executive officer.
The software giant's chairman -- Bill Gates -- says he's promoting his longtime friend and company president, Steve Ballmer, to be C-E-O.
Gates says he's doing that so he can concentrate on technologies for the future --
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday January 14.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-D'Ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC11:13]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Two Danville brothers are recovering from a shooting.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Darryl and Jeffrey Hood said they were walking down North Main Street last night just before midnight when someone started shooting at them from the shadows.
Darryl Hood was hit in the leg-- his brother Jeffrey was shot in the hip-- neither injury was serious.
The two were able to call police, though they said they didn't know who fired the shots.
Danville officers say the have no suspects right now.
(------------)



[2-Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC24:44]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters in Danville spent much of the night trying to save two homes in the same neighborhood.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The blaze broke out just before two this morning at this home on North Main Street.
Flames spread to the roof of a neighboring home as well.
Firefighters had to rescue a person from the porch roof of one of the homes.
(------------)



[2-Wind]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51 TC39:31]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Yesterday's high winds kept firefighters out late in many communities.
A lot of them will be back out today, mopping up brush fires.
Tina Tenret takes a look at what they're up against.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Fire raged on Jeters Chapel Mountain]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :34]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Steve Simon/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.; :41]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :53]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Fire raged on Jeters Chapel Mountain -- too dangerous for crews to touch without bulldozers. Watch the domino effect: powerful gusts of wind
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot: leaves swirl in gutter on afton-winds tape))
[RUNS= :03]

toppled trees, which blocked roads
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot sawing through fallen trees))
[RUNS= :03]

and pushed down power lines. Firefighters say that sparked the Bedford fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
((nat sot of bedford fire))
[RUNS= :05]

Brush fed the flames, then wind carried them through at least ten acres.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:26:37]
[IN Q=They are going up?]

((THEY ARE GOING UP? I DON'T THINK THEY'RE LONG ENOUGH TO UP.))
[RUNS= :02]

And even though firefighters do not blame the wind for STARTING this house fire, it did tie their hands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:36:37]
[IN Q=With these winds]

((CAPT. STEVE SIMON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE: WITH THESE WINDS AND EVERYTHING, IT'S ALMOST LIKE POURING GASOLINE ON A FIRE TO SOME EXTENT. IT JUST FUELED THAT FIRE SO TRAMENDOUSLY, ONCE IT GOT THROUGH THE ROOF ON ONE PORTION OF THE HOUSE, IT JUST RAN THE WHOLE LENGTH OF THE HOUSE.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=of the house]
(///// SOT /////)

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: VIRGINIA FORESTRY OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUGHT 15-20 FIRES IN THE SALEM AREA ALONE YESTERDAY, INVOLVING 250 ACRES. THEY EXPECT LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS BATTLED ANOTHER 15-20 FIRES, AND THEY SAY FIRE CREWS WILL BE BUSY WITH CLEANUP TODAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=TT N7]))



[greenspan]


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


When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan talks...the stock market listens.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Last night's speech has investors wondering what the markets will do today.
In his talk before the economic club of New York he had good and bad things to say about the economy.
While he says it's humming along nicely now, he warns there could be trouble ahead.
He's concerned that strong consumer demand and a dwindling supply of workers could stop the economic expansion in it's tracks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( REGRETTABLY, WE AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF AWAITING A BETTER SET OF INSIGHTS INTO THIS PROCESS. INDEED OUR GOAL IN RESPONDING TO THE COMPLEXITY OF CURRENT ECONOMIC FORCES IS TO EXTEND THE EXPANSION BY CONTAINING ITS IMBALANCES AND AVOIDING THE VERY RECESSION THAT WOULD COMPLETE A BUSINESS CYCLE.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=COMPLETE A BUSINESS CYCLE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Greenspan noted that next month marks the longest economic expansion in U-S history, surpassing the 106 months of uninterrupted growth in the 1960's.
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[microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


Investors are also keeping an eye on Microsoft today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]

[3;10:29]
Yesterday Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stepped down as the company's Chief Executive Officer.
He is now the chief software architect of the computer operating giant.
In his new post, he'll focus on new technologies.
Taking his place is Steve Ballmer who was the company's number two man.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((I THINK IT'S A GREAT MOVE." "BILL SPENDS SO MUCH TIME TRAVELING THE WORLD...ON THE TECHNOLOGY."))
[SUPER=01-Steve Thues/Microsoft;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=on the technology.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Gates will still retain the title of company chairman.
(------------)



[E-Job-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-47 TC1:16:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Martinsville City officials are hoping to get hundreds of displaced works a job
That was the goal of
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

a job fair yesterday at the Martinsville National Guard Armory.
60 prospective employers from all across Virginia and North Carolina were on hand to accept applications and conduct interviews.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:11:04]
[IN Q=I think what]

((WILL WHITE/FORMER BASSETT MIRROR EMPLOYEE: I THINK WHAT THEY'RE HAVING HERE TODAY IS VERY GOOD. NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT FOR THE OTHER PEOPLE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO DID LOSE THEIR JOBS, DUE TO TULTEX AND OTHER COMPANIES THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN))
[SUPER=01-Will White/Former Bassett Mirror Employee;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=have shutdown]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


About one thousand people came out in search of employment.
Martinsville City Officials hope the job fair will help reduce the city's unemployment rate -- which is currently at 20 percent.
(------------)



[2-Roach]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


Virginia carried out its second execution of the week last night.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Steve Edward Roach died by lethal injection shortly after 9 last night, an hour after Governor Gilmore turned down his clemency request.
Roach was 17 when he killed 70-year old Mary Ann Hughes in her Greene County home and took her car.
(-------------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


Earlier this week the state put another man to death, who was also a juvenile when he committed murder.

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've supported]
[SUPER=01-Mary North/Artist; :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :41]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Pinkerton/Artist; 1:23]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=making things happen]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: roanoke college art))

[2-Flu-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Flu]


If you didn't get a flu shot in October, it's NOT too late!
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Pinnacle Board]
The Roanoke City Health Department is holding a special flu shot clinic today at the office at 515 Eighth Street in downtown Roanoke.
Vaccinations will be given from 2:00 until 4:30 this afternoon.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


No appointment is necessary -- just show up.
There is a seven dollar fee, but if you bring proof of Medicare Part B or Medicaid -- it's free.

[E-Tuition-Freeze]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:41:00]
[GRAPHIC=Va. College Tuition]


Officials at Radford University offered words of support for one of Governor Gilmore's latest proposals... a continued freeze on tuition at the state's public colleges and universities.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Radford actually rolled back tuition by 20 percent for the current school year, and officials say they can live with the latest proposal to extend the freeze for another four.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think this is a clear]

((DAVID BURDETTE/V.P. FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS: I THINK THIS IS A CLEAR MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE THAT THE PRICES HAVE MAYBE GOTTEN A LITTLE BIT TOO HIGH AND THIS IS A GOOD LEADERSHIP EXAMPLE OF REDUCING THOSE PRICES, BUT STILL MAINTAINING THE QUALITY AND ACCESS THAT WE NEED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-David Burdette/V. P. for Business Affairs; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=that we need to do.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


With 86- hundred students, Radford is currently enjoying an increase in enrollment... up by more than 200 students this year.

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, more news from the 2000 NASCAR Media tour, including a talk with local racing star Stacy Compton.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=great weekend]



[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]


Police in Danville are trying to figure out who shot two brothers overnight.
Darryl and Jeffrey Hood said they were walking down North Main Street last night just before midnight when someone started shooting at them from the shadows.
Darryl Hood was hit in the leg-- his brother Jeffrey was shot in the hip-- neither injury was serious.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Firefighters in Danville had a busy night as well.
Fire broke out just before two this morning at this home on North Main Street.
Flames spread to the roof of a neighboring home as well.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Fire crews around Southwest and Central Virginia will be busy cleaning up brush fires today.
Yesterday's high winds fanned the flames of some 30 to 40 small brush fires.
Strong gusts also knocked out power to several hundred homes across the state.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Kimberly Reads Time Off Promo]

[Promo]


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


Highland County is known for its steep elevations...but mostly, for its SWEET product....
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Highland Co.;]


The Highland County Maple Museum depicts the history of syrup production... from the time Native Americans first discovered it up to modern times.
And it's this sweet treat that lies at the root of the local economy.
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((JIM WHITE/MAPLE FARMER: YOU PROBABLY FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT HIGHLAND COUNTY ISN'T CLOSE TO MUCH OF ANYTHING. FOR GOOD AND SERVICES TO GET HERE WASN'T EASY, SO PEOPLE BARTERED A LOT. AT LOCAL COUNTRY STORES AND SOMETIMES AT THE FARMS. MIGHT BRING MAPLE SYRUP OR MAPLE SUGAR AT THE FARM AND TAKE HOME BUTTER OR EGGS.))
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We'll tell you more about how maple syrup is made, and preview the annual maple festival in the spring.
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That's this week's "Time Off", coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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