[11Danville-Murder]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-58 34:14]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Police found the body of a women who was allegedly murdered in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Authorities say it appears that 45 year old Mary Deloris Johnson was stabbed - but they're not sure.
Police found Johnson's body in her bedroom at 731 Memorial Avenue - after receiving calls from friends concerned that they had not heard from her.
Police say there were no signs of forced entry, but that her apartment had been ransacked.
Johnson's body will be sent to the Medical Examiner to determine an exact cause of death.
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[AncHOR=melanie]

[TAKE FS GRAPHIC]
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police at 804-799-5111 of Crimestoppers at 804-793-0000.



[11Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-53 48:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pulaski County authorities are looking for a teenager who seems to have disappeared without a trace.
(+++++++)

[FS PICTURE]
16 year old Tara Rose Munsey, a Radford High School junior, has been missing for two days.
She was last seen leaving work at the Fairlawn Taco Bell around seven Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Her car was found abandoned in the parking lot with her dinner still sitting in the driver's seat.
Authorities say there were no signs of a struggle, but they call her disappearance "suspicious."
Yesterday, state police searched by helicopter for signs of Munsey, but found no leads.
(++++++++)

[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FS]
If you have any information on Munsey - you can call the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Dept. at 540 980-7800.
(+++++++++)





[state-of-the-union]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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President Clinton is asking congress to make gun control legislation a top priority.
He made the request during last night's State of the Union Address..the last of his presidency.
Other highlights of the speech include a three hundred and fifty billion dollar tax cut as well as new health care initiatives.
Lee Cowan has a wrap up from Washington.
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[SOT]

[4:19:10]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Susan Collins/(R) Maine; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 2:06]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

((

Last night was the final night the President would engage in one of his favorite rituals -- assessing the state of the union he has led for the last 7 years.

CLINTON/SOT

"My fellow Americans, the state of our union is the strongest it has ever been (applause)..."
-TRACK-
With some 20 million new jobs, and the fastest growing economy in 30 years, the president called for a revolution -- in education, in health care, in crime prevention -- a revolution he says the nation can afford because of its economic prosperity.

CLINTON/SOT

"We remain a new nation. As long as our dreams outweigh our memories, America will be forever young. That is our destiny, and this is our moment. God bless you, and God Bless America! (applause)...
-TRACK-
It was one of the most ambitious lists of proposals the President has ever put forward, including a mammoth 350 billion tax cut -- 110 billion dollars to make health insurance cheaper, and another 5 billion dollars in education reforms.
Perhaps the most controversial is his plan to issue licenses to anyone wanting to buy handguns - surely to ignite a stiff debate in Congress.
But Republicans didn't disagree with the bulk of his speech - in fact they joined in taking the credit for the nation's fiscal well being, but argued the problem with the President's ideas wasn't his identification of the nation's woes, but overspending on risky schemes in order to fix them.

COLLINS/SOT


-TRACK-
The campaign was never far from the President's mind. His understudy, Vice President Al Gore enjoyed a national TV audience, and was more than willing to accept the President's praise that came his way more than half a dozen times during the hour and a half speech.
LEE COWAN S/U CLOSE "The President will take his message on the road later this morning - traveling to Quincy, Illinois to give the kind of stump speech he loves so much. It is just the kind of appearance he only has a year left to make. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitl Hill."))

[nh-primary]


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


With the New Hampshire primary just four days away, the presidential contenders are campaigning in the state none stop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, NH;]


At the Manchester Red Arrow Diner locals get a little more than coffee and eggs served up.
Here you can also find a healthy portion of presidential politics.
The diner has evolved into a campaign stop of sorts, where an impromptu visit can change a vote.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( GEORGE W. BUSH - THERE ARE CLEAR DIFFERENCES AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE FOR THE VOTERS TO GET A FEEL FOR WHAT THOSE DIFFERENCES ARE.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=WHAT THOSE DIFFERENCES ARE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight, all the Republican hopefuls except McCain will be at a G-O-P dinner in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
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[11Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:24:21]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


Virgil Goode may be running for re-election as an independent, but yesterday the Congressman was surrounded...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


by Republicans.
He announced that he's joining the House G-O-P Caucus.
That means Goode will take part in its policy sessions.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The G-O-P awarded the Fifth District lawmaker a seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
Democratic leaders were quick to say good riddance.
Virginia's Democratic Party Chairman Ken Plum said Goode has turned his back on loyal Democrats who have supported him for 28 years.
House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt criticized Goode for "aligning himself with three political parties in less than a week."



[11Textile-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 54:14]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol Textile Aid]


It's just one of the many threads that must come together in Richmond to help the laid off textile workers of Southside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Chairman]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: MR. CHAIRMAN, I LEAVE WITH THE TENDER MERCIES OF THIS COMMITTEE THESE CONCERNS, THESE BUDGET AMENDMENTS, SO WE CAN PRAYERFULLY ASK FOR A FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION.))
[SOT ]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: ALL OF US UP HERE UNDERSTAND AND I THINK THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH UNDERSTAND THE DILEMMA THAT YOU FIND YOURSELVES IN.))
[SUPER=@Reynolds; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; :12]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=yourselves in.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


The Senate Finance committee heard 13-point-8 million dollars in requests for Medicaid coverage and increased unemployment benefits.
That's just the dollars that would back up the Textile Workers Relief Act of 2000.
The rest must be approved by other committees.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Additionally, Senator Reynolds says the tobacco settlement will now NOT be able to pay for capitol improvements to the Natural History Museum.
So that's another 12-million dollar request of state budget money.
Reynolds says a new museum would mean a lot to new employers who want to locate in the Martinsville area.




[11Griffin-Pipe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 34:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Griffin Pipe factory in downtown Lynchburg suffered a couple of blows yesterday, one includes more layoffs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Yesterday, an accident between a forklift and a tanker truck led to 750 gallons of diesel fuel being spilled into the James River.
An environmental contractor was called in to contain the spill.. cleanup was expected to take at least a day.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[graphic=none]


And late yesterday afternoon, officials announced that 85 employees of Griffin Pipe would be out of a job by the end of March.
The company is moving its pipe fittings operation to a plant in Mexico.
The plant will still employ 200 people.



[Mock-Convention]


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




The Washington and Lee University mock convention opens today. It may not be the real thing, but it is still nationally known for correctly predicting the nominees of the major parties. Students have correctly picked the nominee for the party out of power 11 out of 12 times since 1952. Speakers this year include Bob Dole and Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts.


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says more and more Americans are their reaching mid 80's in very good health.

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=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM
WELL IT LOOKS LIKE LIFE IN THE U.S IS NOT ONLY GETTING LONGER- IT APPEARS TO BE GETTING BETTER.

VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SHOWS MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE REACHING AGE 85-- AND REACHING THAT AGE IN VERY GOOD HEALTH.
THE STUDY LOOKED AT OLDER AMERICANS TODAY AND COMPARED THEM TO OLDER AMERICANS 15 YEARS AGO.
RESEARCHERS SAY ITS NOT JUST GOOD GENETICS HELPING PEOPLE LIVE LONGER- BUT GOOD HABITS KEEPING THEM HEALTHIER.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- IF YOU HAVE LACTOSE INTOLERANCE- IN OTHER WORDS YOUR STOMACH CANT HANDLE MILK OR DAIRY- THE CURE MAY BE: DRINK MILK AND EAT DAIRY.
RESEARCHERS AT PURDUE SAY IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO TEACH YOUR STOMACH AND INTESTINES TO GET USED TO DIGESTING MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS BY STARTING SLOW- AND GRADUALLY TAKING IN SLIGHTLY MORE MILK AND DAIRY OVER TIME.
IT IS IMPORTANT- THOUGH- THAT YOU TAKE IN THE MILK OR DAIRY WITH A MEAL- AND YOU DONT TRY THIS IF YOU HAVE A TRUE ALLERGY TO MILK OR DAIRY- ITS JUST FOR THOSE WHO CANT DIGEST THE LACTOSE.
ON CAM AND FINALLY- HOW SAVVY ARE YOU WHEN IT COMES TO ANTIBIOTICS. HOPEFULLY A LITTLE BETTER THAN SOME PARENTS SURVEYED BY THE SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL.
IN THE SURVEY- 54% OF PARENTS KNEW COLDS ARE CAUSED BY VIRUSES- NOT BACTERIA.- PRETTY GOOD.
HOWEVER- MOST THOUGHT THESE COLD VIRUSES COULD BE KILLED BY ANTIBIOTICS- NOT GOOD- THEY CANT.
AND 60% HAD NEVER HEARD OF GERMS BEING RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS.. BOTTOM LINE- PLEASE DON'T GET MAD AT US IF WE SAY ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR YOUR CHILD'S ILLNESS.
THATS A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR
CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[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 search continues in Pulaski County for a missing teenage girl.
Sixteen year old Tara Rose Munsey was last seen leaving her job at a Taco Bell restaurant Tuesday night.
Her Car was found abandoned in the parking lot.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


President Clinton is making it clear he doesn't want to coast in his final year.
In his last State of the Union address, Clinton urged big increases for schools and health care -- plus a 350 billion dollar tax cut.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers have been pushing for a meeting with President Clinton.
But White House aides say that's unlikely, even though Clinton is sympathetic to their wish that the boy be returned to Cuba.
The two women are planning to return to Cuba tomorrow.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday January 28th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-54 53:55]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]


The Lewis-Gale Clinic is holding a new round of high-level talks this weekend -- aimed at keeping more doctors from departing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


This, after Wednesday's announcement that all 10 doctors in the anesthesiology department are quitting ...
following 18 doctors resigning earlier this month. [phycor website]
All accuse Nashville-based PhyCor of mismanaging their practices. [pre-pro]
The clinic held a special meeting last night with its board of directors.
Next ... on Saturday ... News-7 has learned a top-level PhyCor executive will come to Salem.
He's coming to town for "serious and critical" negotiations.
In those talks ... the clinic will consider "all options" for the clinic's future.
That includes a possible change in ownership ... and one option is cutting the clinic's ties to PhyCor.
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[Cuban-boy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers are planning to head back to Cuba tomorrow, and they'll probably leave without meeting with President Clinton.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[20:09;03- 8 pm newsath]
They've asked for such a meeting, but White House aides indicate that's unlikely -- despite Clinton's support for their cause.
The president is traveling to Illinois this morning, and leaves early tonight for Switzerland.
Meanwhile, Elian's father, who remains in Cuba, says the grandmothers were mistreated during Wednesday's visit.
He claims their cell phones were confiscated and he could not speak directly with his son.

(------------) [2-11Danville-Murder]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-58 34:14]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Police are still investigating the death of a Danville women.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Authorities say it appears that 45 year old Mary Deloris Johnson was stabbed - but they're not sure.
Police found Johnson's body in her bedroom at 731 Memorial Avenue - after receiving calls from friends concerned that they had not heard from her.
Police say there were no signs of forced entry, but that her apartment had been ransacked.
Johnson's body will be sent to the Medical Examiner to determine an exact cause of death.

(------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]

[TAKE FS GRAPHIC] Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police at 804-799-5111 or Crimestoppers at 804-793-0000.

[2-11Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-53 48:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Pulaski County authorities are still looking for a teenager who has been missing for two days.
(+++++++)

[FS PICTURE]
16 year old Tara Rose Munsey, a Radford High School junior, was last seen leaving work at the Fairlawn Taco Bell around seven Tuesday night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Her car was found abandoned in the parking lot with her dinner still sitting in the driver's seat.
Authorities say there were no signs of a struggle, but they call her disappearance "suspicious."
Yesterday, state police searched by helicopter for signs of Munsey, but found no leads.
(++++++++)

[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FS]
If you have any information on Munsey - you can call the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Dept. at 540 980-7800.
(+++++++++)





[11C'burg-Officer]


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


A Christiansburg police officer has been charged with the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, in December.
A Montgomery County grand jury indicted 29-year-old Terry Calvin Buchanan on the charge of aggravated sexual battery.
Buchanan left the police last month after an internal investigation.
Aggravated sexual battery is a felony that can carry up to 20 years in prison.
Buchanan could not be reached for comment.


[TAP-Head]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For those who can't afford child care -- but want to work -- there is help available.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The TAP Early Head Start program offers free child care to children six weeks to three years of age.
And for many singles moms this program helps them to become self sufficient -- and not welfare dependent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:28]
[IN Q=This has really benefited]

((CHAMISA EDMONDS: SINGLE MOM: THIS HAS REALLY BENEFITED US AS A FAMILY BECAUSE I'M ABLE TO WORK TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. I DON'T HAVE TO USE THE WELFARE SYSTEM FOR NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Chamisa Edmonds/Single Mom]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=system for nothing]
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[VO-NAT]


In addition, to the child care services the program also offers pre-natal care.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT26:34]
[IN Q=We assist moms]

((DENISE JOYCE/TAP EARLY HEAD START: WE ASSIST MOM WITH MAKING IT TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS. MAKING SURE SHE ANTICIPATES ALL THE NEEDS FOR THE UPCOMING BABY. AND THAT SHE IS ABLE TO GET ALL THOSE NEEDS MET))
[RUNS=10]
[SUPER=01-Denise Joyce/TAP Early Head Start]
[OUT Q=needs met]
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[VO-NAT]


This program is an extension of the Head Start Program -- and provides services for 73 families in the Roanoke Valley.

(-----------)[11Moment-Silence]



[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


"One minute for silent meditation, prayer, or reflection."
That's what Virginia teachers could be instructing students.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


A state Senate committee referred that bill out to the full Senate yesterday on a 10 to 4 vote.
A moment of silence is a local option now.
In Chesterfield County, they have that, but the teacher is NOT allowed to suggest prayer.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:09:43]
[IN Q=I think]

((JESSIE PERRY/CHESTERFIELD CO.: I THINK IT'S A FREE COUNTRY. SO YOU CAN PRAY OR JUST STAND THERE AND LOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Jessie Perry/Chesterfield Student;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=and look.]
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[VO-NAT]


The A-C-L-U believes the bill may be UNconstitutional as it's worded now.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:01:55 ]
[IN Q=We do not]

((RICHARD FERRIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: WE DO NOT OPPOSE MOMENTS OF SILENCE IN GENERAL. WE THINK THAT A RELIGIOUSLY NEUTRAL MOMENT OF SILENCE WOULD BE PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE. HOWEVER, ONE THAT PROMOTES RELIGIOUS PURPOSES, WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE ISSUE WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Ferris/Virginia ACLU;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=issue with.]
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[VO-NAT]


Current Virginia law allows any child to pray alone or with other students -- as long as school officials don't get involved.
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[11Board-SOL]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-04 8:40]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


Do you think the people who make Virginia school children take the S-O-L tests could pass them themselves?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Patrick County delegate Barnie Day wants to know.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 1997;]


He has a bill that would require the nine members of the State Board of Education to take the tests just like the kids--
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[anchor=melanie]
[ss=none]

and publicly release their grades.
Board President Kirk Schroder calls Day's bill a "stunt."
But Schroder took the tests himself last year. He says he just needs to brush up on the higher levels of math.



[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]

Authorities say it appears that 45 year old Mary Deloris Johnson was stabbed - but they're not sure.
Police found Johnson's body in her bedroom at 731 Memorial Avenue in Danville after receiving calls from friends concerned that they had not heard from her.
Johnson's body will be sent to the Medical Examiner to determine an exact cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Pulaski County authorities are looking for 16 year old Tara Rose Munsey, a Radford High School junior, who has been missing for two days.
She was last seen leaving work at the Fairlawn Taco Bell around seven Tuesday night.
Her car was found abandoned in the parking lot.
Authorities are calling her disappearance "suspicious."
If you have any information on Munsey - you can call the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Dept. at 540 980-7800.

(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[KIMBERLY READS PROMO]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=TIME oFF]


Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Nelson county sits the quaint, mountain community of Montebello.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Some nearby residents come to the general store for weekly supplies...but most of the business here is from tourists.
The Montebello Camping and Fishing Resort offers year- round activities...
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[SOT 11:17:59]

((MADELEINE GRANT/MONTEBELLO RESORT: NOT TOO BUSY RIGHT NOW. SOME CABIN PEOPLE COME TO THE CABINS TO STAY, BUT VERY LITTLE TENTING.))
[RUNS=:10]
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[VO-NAT]


There are four cabins to choose from... the most rustic of which is the Pioneer Cabin, made of logs.
Come visit the resort from your easy chair in this week's
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]

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