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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Today marks the Lee- Jackson- King holiday in Virginia.
But Governor Gilmore is proposing TWO separate holidays...one for Robert E- Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and another for Martin Luther King, Junior.
We'll have reaction to the idea.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And two British pharmaceutical giants are teaming up to form the world's largest drug company.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your day with us-- News 7 Mornin' is next.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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They were three different men -- with two separate causes -- but today they are celebrated together.
A proposal by Governor Gilmore could change that.
He wants two holidays.... one for confederate leaders Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and another for civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Junior.
Joy Sutton went to Lexington to get reaction -- in the place where both Lee and Jackson are buried.
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(( Robert Gazzola came all the way from Arlington, Virginia to Lexington to visit Lee Chapel -- to honor and remember confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Gazzola says he agrees with Governor Gilmore that Virginia should have two different holidays - one for Lee and Stonewall Jackson and another for Martin Luther King Jr.
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((ROBERT GAZZOLA: IT'S A PERCEPTION THAT WE'RE NOT PROPERLY HONORING ANY OF THEM BY NOT HAVING IT SEPARATED.))
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Many agree -- saying that having all three of these leaders lumped together in one holiday makes no sense.
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((ANDREA JORDAN: I THINK IT IS VERY CONFUSING. ONE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THEY STAND FOR TWO DIFFERENT THINGS))
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((WILLIAM LONG: WHEN YOU SAY LEE AND JACKSON YOU KNOW WHAT THEY THINK ESPECIALLY THE MINORITIES. JUST DIVIDING THEM WOULD GIVE THEM A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK. SO I THINK IT WOULD REALLY BE BETTER))
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The Martin Luther King holiday is honored nationally -- and that's why some go further to say the way Virginia handles the holiday is a slap in the face.
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((MARGARET LONG: I REALLY DO THINK IT'S UNFAIR AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE IDEA ESPECIALLY THE BLACK RACE))
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Gazzola says he's confident that Gilmore's proposal will get bipartisan support in the General Assembly.
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[SOT 13:48]
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((ROBERT GAZZOLA: FORMER GOVERNOR WILDER IS INVOLVED, GOVERNOR GILMORE. I THINK THEIR LEADERSHIP IS THERE. I HAVEN'T HEARD ANY COMMENTS TO THE CONTRARY. ALL THE RATIONALE IS POSITIVE. I DON'T SEE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO IT))
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But combined holiday or not - it looks like many will make time to honor their heroes, no matter what the day.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Lexington.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chr]
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The words of Dr. King were brought to life in Roanoke last night.
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New Beginning United Holy Church topped off the services with a re-enactment of one of the slain Civil Rights Leader's most memorable speeches.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
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Martin Luther King Junior would have been 71 years old this weekend.

[Merger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Another big business merger...this time in the pharmaceutical industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Two British companies Glaxo Wellcome and Smithkline Beecham want to become the biggest drug maker in the world.
The deal would be worth 182-point-four-billion-dollars.
But first, the Federal Trade Commission and the European Union must approve the planned merger.
The new company will have its corporate headquarters in London with its operational base in the United States.
Glaxo is known for drugs that treat migraines, as well as asthma and H-I-V.
SmithKline's top products include the anti-depressant Paxil.
It also has a strong vaccines business.
Analysts say the deal will likely trigger other mergers.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Jimmy Johnson steps down as Dolphins head coach and college basketball highlights.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[Windy-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


We've been dealing with windy weather around here for the last several days.
In Oregon, a windstorm downed trees and powerlines yesterday, leaving many coastal residents without electricity.


David Okarski has the story.
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[E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:28:37]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chpt. 11]


A Southside community left with thousands of jobless residents is preparing to ask the state for help.
The question now is, how much?
Two thousand people in the Martinsville-Henry County area
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[VO-NAT]

[from 99-52 36:31]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/January 7]

are out of jobs after Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December.
Today - Henry County's Board of Supervisors plans to hear from former employees of the sweat-suit maker.
Supervisors want to give laid-off workers the chance to voice concerns before the board puts in a request for state assistance.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=Hold]


The request must be in before the General Assembly's bill-filing deadline on January 24-th.

[E-Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 56:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Two Southside lawmakers want a bill passed that would protect a farmer's tobacco settlement money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 1999;]


Under the proposal-- growers and quota owners would NOT pay state income taxes on their tobacco settlement money.
The bill is sponsored by Delegate Whitt Clement and Senator Charles Hawkins.
Hawkins also believes farmers should be exempt from paying federal taxes on their settlement.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the common cold and some other illnesses could be in trouble, thanks to a new medication.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((A NEW WONDER DRUG THAT COULD TAKE THE BITE OUT OF THE COMMON COLD ALSO SHOWS PROMISE IN TREATING FAR MORE SERIOUS ILLNESSES.
VT=VO

((vo)) IT'S CALLED PLECONARIL AND IF THE DRUG GETS F-D-A APPROVAL, IT COULD BE AVAILABLE BY 2001 FOR COLDS. PLECONARIL IS SAID TO BE ABLE TO REDUCE COLD SYMPTOMS BY 3-4 DAYS. THE DRUG IS ALSO SEEKING APPROVAL TO BE USED AGAINST MENINGITIS AND SOME DEADLY ILLNESSES SUCH AS NEWBORN INFECTIONS, INFLAMMATION OF THE HEART, EVEN POLIO. STUDIES DUE OUT THIS SPRING WILL DETERMINE IF PLECONARIL HAS A CHANCE.
VT=VO

((vo)) AS THE FLU CONTINUES TO SWEEP THE NATION, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS REMINDING DOCTORS ABOUT THE PROPER USE OF FLU FIGHTING DRUGS. IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE, THE GROUP SAYS THE MEDICATIONS MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF SYMPTOMS. THE F-D-A ALSO WARNS THAT THESE DRUGS HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN TO PREVENT OR TREAT VIRAL COMPLICATIONS OF THE FLU LIKE VIRAL PNEUMONIA.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND FINALLY DO YOU KNOW ANY VERY AGGRESSIVE BOYS. A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS LOW LEVELS OF A STRESS HORMONE MAY BE BEHIND THEIR ANGER. RESEARCHERS STUDIED A GROUP OF 7 TO 12 YEAR OLDS WITH BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS. THEY FOUND THAT THOSE WITH LOW LEVELS OF THE HORMONE CORTISOL WERE THREE TIMES MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN BOYS WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF THE HORMONE. DOCTORS AREN'T SURE HOW CORTISOL RELATES TO BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS BUT EARLY RESEARCH SUGGESTS LOW LEVELS OF THE HORMONE MAY AFFECT HOW SOME ALREADY AGGRESSIVE CHILDREN RESPOND TO STRESS.
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((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/Spa]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Here in Virginia, the Martin Luther King, Junior holiday also commemorates Robert E- Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
But a new proposal from Governor Gilmore could scrap today's Lee-Jackson-King Day in favor of separate holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The American relatives of little Elian Gonzalez are heading to federal court, in hopes of keeping the boy in Miami.
The family's attorneys are expected to file an appeal to overturn the I-N-S ruling to send Elian back to Cuba.
That could happen as early as tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And a Salem lawmaker wants to give State Police the tools to crack down on speeders - from the air.
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says one key to making Interstate 81 a safe place to drive is reducing the number of speeders.
He plans to introduce legislation allowing State Police to use microcomputers when enforcing speed limits from aircraft.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, January 17th.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Lee-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-04 :13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They have little in common-- except, perhaps, the same holiday here in Virginia.
But a new proposal from Governor Gilmore could scrap today's Lee-Jackson-King Day in favor of seperate holidays.
Joy Sutton went to Lexington to get reaction -- in the place where both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Robert]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :06]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 12; :11]
[SUPER=07-Robert Gazzola; :22]
[SUPER=07-Andrea Jordan; :34]
[SUPER=07-William Long; :40]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 1:02]
[SUPER=07-Margaret Long; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:47]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=News-7, Lexington.]

(( Robert Gazzola came all the way from Arlington, Virginia to Lexington to visit Lee Chapel -- to honor and remember confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Gazzola says he agrees with Governor Gilmore that Virginia should have two different holidays - one for Lee and Stonewall Jackson and another for Martin Luther King Jr.
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[SOT12:40]
[IN Q=It's a perception]

((ROBERT GAZZOLA: IT'S A PERCEPTION THAT WE'RE NOT PROPERLY HONORING ANY OF THEM BY NOT HAVING IT SEPARATED.))
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[OUT Q=It's a perception that]


Many agree -- saying that having all three of these leaders lumped together in one holiday makes no sense.
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[SOT 25:16]
[IN Q=I think it's very]

((ANDREA JORDAN: I THINK IT IS VERY CONFUSING. ONE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THEY STAND FOR TWO DIFFERENT THINGS))
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[SOT 21:13]
[IN Q=When you say]

((WILLIAM LONG: WHEN YOU SAY LEE AND JACKSON YOU KNOW WHAT THEY THINK ESPECIALLY THE MINORITIES. JUST DIVIDING THEM WOULD GIVE THEM A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK. SO I THINK IT WOULD REALLY BE BETTER))
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[OUT Q=be better]


The Martin Luther King holiday is honored nationally -- and that's why some go further to say the way Virginia handles the holiday is a slap in the face.
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[SOT23:26]
[IN Q=I really do think]

((MARGARET LONG: I REALLY DO THINK IT'S UNFAIR AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE IDEA ESPECIALLY THE BLACK RACE))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=black race]


Gazzola says he's confident that Gilmore's proposal will get bipartisan support in the General Assembly.
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[SOT 13:48]
[IN Q=Former Govenor Wilder]

((ROBERT GAZZOLA: FORMER GOVERNOR WILDER IS INVOLVED, GOVERNOR GILMORE. I THINK THEIR LEADERSHIP IS THERE. I HAVEN'T HEARD ANY COMMENTS TO THE CONTRARY. ALL THE RATIONALE IS POSITIVE. I DON'T SEE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO IT))
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But combined holiday or not - it looks like many will make time to honor their heroes, no matter what the day.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Lexington.))

[2-E-MLK]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-02 4:58]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King, Jr.]


Martin Luther King Junior was remembered in a special service in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


New Beginning United Holy Church topped off last night's services with a re-enactment of one of the slain Civil Rights Leader's most memorable speeches.
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[SOT]

[20:54-21:09]
[IN Q=I have a dream]
[SUPER=07-Lewis Adams;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=I have a dream.]
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=Hold]


Martin Luther King Junior would have been 71 years old this weekend.

[Flag-Controversy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLK DAY]


In South Carolina today, Martin Luther King Day will be marked with a protest against the Confederate flag.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend a rally against the confederate flag that flies above the state capitol in Columbia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD]


Folks from as far away as Maryland will attend the demonstrations.
Some 200 left Baltimore yesterday.
Demonstrators are also using the occasion to call for South Carolina to make King's birthday an official state holiday.
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[2-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Two British pharmaceuticals companies are hoping to become the largest drug maker in the world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Pending approval from the Federal Trade Commission and the European Union, Glaxo Wellcome and Smithkline Beecham will merge.
The deal would be worth 182- billion- dollars.
The merged company will have its corporate headquarters in London, with its operational base in the U-S.
Glaxo has made a name for itself with drugs that treat migraines and H-I-V.
A top product for SmithKline is the anti- depressant Paxil.
Analysts say the deal will likely to trigger a new round of takeovers and mergers, as companies look for ways to offset the rising costs of developing and selling new medicines.
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[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


More efforts are under way to keep six- year- old Elian Gonzalez on American soil.
As early as tomorrow, family lawyers are expected to file an appeal in federal court to overturn the I-N-S ruling to send Elian back to Cuba.
But that may be easier said, than done.
Jeffrey Kofman has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=09-Ricardo Alarcon/Cuban National Assembly/NBC "Meet the Press"; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; :27]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Winick/Univ. of Miami Law School; :58]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Ileana Rod-Lehtinen/(R) Florida; 1:18]
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(((ELIAN JOUSTING WITH TOY SWORD - Miami)
(NARR) There's a lot of jousting going on in the life of little Elian Gonzales. U.S. politicians are pledging to confe

r American citizenship on the boy, and Cuban politicians countering with ominous warnings.
(SOT - RICARDO ALARCON - PRESIDENT, CUBAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - FROM 'MEET

THE PRESS') THIS WOULD BE A TERRIBLE MESSAGE FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR RELATIONS.
(GRAPHIC) Bestowing citizenship on six-year-old Elian through an act of Congress would rank him with the likes of Winst

on Churchill, Mother Theresa and William Penn. (KOFMAN OC) To some that may seem a bit of stretch, but Elian's Miami relatives are quickly running out of options. The I-N-S has ruled the boy belongs with his father in Cuba. The last best legal hope for the Miami family are appeals in Federal Court to have that ruling overturned, that could happen as early as Tuesday.
(Bruce Winick - University of Miami Law School - JK) What are their chances? (BW) I DON'T THINK THEY'RE PARTICULARLY HI

GH.
(NARR) It's a view shared by most lawyers, but this is as much about politics as it is about the law.
(Bruce Winick - University of Miami Law School ) THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR WE MUST ALL REMEMBER AND THE FLORIDA VOTE IS

VERY IMPORTANT AND THE CUBAN COMMUNITY IS VERY IMPORTANT.
(NARR) Cuban leaders in Florida know that and they insist a defeat in court won't defeat them.
(Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen - R-Florida ) WE THINK THAT ITS TOO EARLY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND SAY WELL WE'VE L

OST WITHOUT OUR DAY IN COURT LETS GIVE IT UP.
(ELIAN PUTS SWORD AWAY, STATES AT CAMERA)
(NARR) Elilan can't possibly know that the fight over his future is now about the future of Cuban-American relations. J

K CBS NEWS MIAMI> ))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Safety]


A Salem lawmaker wants to give State Police the tools to crack down on speeders - from the air.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 1999;]


House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says one key to making Interstate 81 a safe place to drive is reducing the number of speeders.
So he plans to introduce legislation allowing State Police to use microcomputers when enforcing speed limits from aircraft.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[ss=Hold]


Delegate Griffith says Virginia law doesn't currently allow the use of microcomputers when cracking down on speeders...
But he says air enforcement of Interstate speed limits has been effective, especially on heavily-traveled highways, across the nation.

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[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[Lone-Ranger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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It was a final farewell for the man known as the "Lone Ranger."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Memorial services were held yesterday in Los Angeles for actor Clayton Moore.
A former trapeze artist and male model, Moore got his showbiz break when he starred as the 1950s T-V hero, the "Lone Ranger."
Friends and family gathered to remember him at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
Moore died last month of a heart attack at the age of 85.
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[2-E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:28:37]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chpt. 11]


Since 1937, Martinsville and Henry County counted on Tultex to be a cornerstone of the local economy.
That is until last month when the company filed for bankruptcy.
Now the county is preparing to ask the state for assistance
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[VO-NAT]

[from 99-52 36:31]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/January 7]


Today - Henry County's Board of Supervisors plans to hear from former employees of the sweat-suit maker.
Supervisors want to give laid-off workers the chance to voice concerns before the board puts in a request for state assistance.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=Hold]


The request must be in before the General Assembly's bill-filing deadline on January 24-th.

[2-E-Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 56:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Tobacco farmers could get a break on their state taxes if a new proposal is successful.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 1999;]


Under the proposal-- growers and quota owners would NOT pay state income taxes on their tobacco settlement money.
The bill is sponsored by Delegate Whitt Clement and Senator Charles Hawkins.
Hawkins also believes farmers should be exempt from paying federal taxes on their settlement.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Roy Stanley has highlights from the N-F-L playoffs.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Spa]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Today's Lee-Jackson-King holiday is getting some extra attention thanks to Governor Gilmore's proposal to split up the holiday.
The idea seems to have a good deal of support-- from supporters of both the confederate generals and the civil rights leader.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Henry County's Board of Supervisors will hear from former Tultex employees today.
Supervisors want to give laid-off workers the chance to voice their concerns before the board puts in a request for assistance from the state..
The request must be in before the General Assembly's bill-filing deadline of January 24-th.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Southside tobacco farmers could get a break on their state income taxes.
Delegate Whitt Clement and Senator Charles Hawkins want to exempt tobacco settlement money from state income taxes.
Hawkins also believes farmers should be exempt from paying federal taxes, but that move would have to come through Congress, not the General Assembly.
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