[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The month of February begins on a rather calm note....with only some very light snow showers likely across the Greenbrier Valley today.
A gradual warm-up begins today, as temperatures near 40 degrees.
By the end of the week, we'll be in the 50s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Crash-Live]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
The Coast Guard has been searching through the night for survivors from that Alaska Airlines plane crash off the coast of Southern California.
Several bodies have been found, but so far, no signs of life.
The plane was carrying 88 people back from a Mexican resort.
Manuel Gallegus joins from the near the crash site with the latest.
[Live=Gallegus Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Oxnard, CA;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]

[4:09:07]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Port Hueneme, CA;]
[SUPER=01-John Hammerschmidt/NTSB;]
[SUPER=01-Len Sloper/Alaska Airlines Customer Service Manager;]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=survived the wreck.]

((Bodies and debris are all rescuers have recovered from the crash of Alaska Air flight 261. Crews worked through the night under less than ideal conditions searching for survivors. They'll be joined today by a crew from the National Transportation Safety Board.
SOT: 09:46

"This is another one of those investigations, where the NTSB will be assisted by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and due to the location its not going to be the easiest task to accomplish." THE ROUTINE FLIGHT WAS ON ITS WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO AND THEN SEATTLE FROM PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO WHEN THE CREW REPORTED MECHANICAL TROUBLE WITH THE MD-83 CRAFT. ACCORDING TO ALASKA AIRLINES IT WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER.
SOT: Len Sloper/Alaska Airlines Customer Service Manager

THE CREW REQUESTED TO LAND AT THE LOS ANGELES AIRPORT- BUT 25 MILES OFF THE COAST, THE PLANE REPORTEDLY FELL FROM 17-THOUSAND FEET, AND WENT OUT OF RADAR CONTACT--AT 345 THIS AFTERNOON.
Eye Witness SOT

Locator: Seattle Meanwhile, victim's families began gathering late last night at airports in San Francisco and Seattle. They're waiting for any word their loved ones may have survived the wreck.))
[Live=Gallegus Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Oxnard, CA;]
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[NH-PRIMARY]


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


Voters go to the polls in New Hampshire today for the first primary of the political season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford, NH]


Candidates spent yesterday canvassing the state in a last ditch effort to get out the vote.
On the Democratic side Vice President Al Gore is predicted to come out on top.
But the Republican race is too close call.
Several polls show Texas Governor George W. Bush and Arizona senator john McCain in a dead heat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS HAVE VOTED, I NOW MOVE TO CLOSE THE POLLS. ))
[SUPER=03-Dixville Notch;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=the polls closed.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Bush got a victory in the tiny town of Dixville Notch.
Twenty-nine in the town cast the first ballots of the primary.
The Democrats in the town went with Bradley.
But there are 350-thousand or so more votes to decide the state-wide winners.
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[E-Primary-Deadline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:10:38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


People planning to vote in Virginia's Republican primary next month will find forms waiting for their signatures.

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[VO-NAT]


Before casting their ballot-- voters will be required to sign a pledge stating that they do not intend to take part in a nomination process other than the G-O-P.
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[SOT 00:01:13]
[IN Q=I think]

((JIM HOPKINS/REGISTERED VOTER: I THINK IT'S FINE IF IT CAN CUT DOWN ON VOTER FRAUD AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR, IT'S CERTAINLY NOT TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM VOTING, I'VE HEARD THAT ARGUMENT BUT DON'T BUY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hopkins/Registered Voter;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=buy it.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Although Jim Hopkins supports the pledge.... Roanoke city's registrar says she expects some voters will be angered by it.
Virginia's Republican primary takes place February 29th.
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[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-47 TC1:45:17]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]


Lewis-Gale Clinic administrators and the board of directors outlined a plan last night to change the clinic's ownership.
Details still need to be worked out.
But Scott Goldberg reports the hope is this plan will stop additional doctors from departing ... stabilize the clinic ... and let it keep caring for its patients.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; 00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Patton/Chmn. of Lewis-Gale Clinic Board; 10 --quick]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=sg, news-7]

(( Behind closed doors in Salem ... it was a meeting of the doctors who have not resigned....
Hearing a complicated plan to divorce the clinic from its parent copmany, PhyCor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:51:42]
[IN Q=i think]

((DR. LARRY PATTON/CHMN. OF THE LEWIS-GALE CLINIC BOARD OFR DIRECTORS: I THINK IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT PHYCOR DIDN'T WORK THE WAY WE HAD HOPED IT WOULD.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=HOPED IT WOULD]


The chairman of the clinic's board of directors says when PhyCor took over four years ago ... it promised to run a more efficient clinic.
But since then, doctors have been quitting -- 29 doctors this month alone -- accusing the physician managment company of MISmanaging Lewis-Gale.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:49:48]
[IN Q=some of THE]

((DR. LARRY PATTON/CHMN. OF THE LEWIS-GALE CLINIC BOARD OFR DIRECTORS: SOME OF THE PHYSICIANS ARE DISENCHANTED WITH THE RELATIONSHIP. AND THAT RELATIONSHIP NEEDS TO CHANGE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=TO CHANGE]

[PRE PRO PAGE ONE]
The plan is to create an independent clinic, owned by the doctors who say they'll remain in the Lewis-Gale group. [page 2]
That means a "significantly different" relationship with PhyCor --
Either completely cutting ties with the company ... or retaining PhyCor as a manager, but not an owner. [page 3]
The doctors would buy back the clinic's assets.
They're now looking for loans to help finance the deal.
And health-care giant Columbia/HCA is one company said to be interested in supporting them.
One big question remaining unanswered is:
What happens to the doctors who quit ... whose clinic contracts forbid them from opening new private practices?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:53:22]
[IN Q=WE'RE NEGOTIATING]

((PATTON: WE'RE NEGOTIATING WITH ALL PARTIES IN GOOD FAITH TO TRY TO BRING A RESOLUTION TO THE DIFFERENCES. (28) Scott Goldberg: And the clinic really does want to keep these doctors here? PATTON: THE WOULD CLINIC LOVE TO SEE THESE DOCTORS STAY HERE AND PRACTICE MEDICINE AND PROVIDE EXCELLENT CARE. WE'RE A TEAM WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS. )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS]


One source close to the doctors who have resigned says it's too early to tell what tonight's developments mean.
But the doctors have remained hopeful they'll come up with their own deal to let them keep seeing their patients.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, highlights from Roanoke College women's hoops and the Virginia Cavaliers have two reasons for their recent success.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=see you then]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Katherine deLaski/AOL; :27]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: internet elections))

[E-Air-Enforcement]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-01 19:21:18]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]


40 dead motorists and almost two thousand crashes on Interstate 81.
Those 1998 statistics have prompted Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler's latest bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 1999;]


Shuler would empower State Police to write speeding tickets from the air.
Current state law only allows them to spot speeders from the air.
Troopers on the ground must still clock the cars and write the tickets.
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[SOT 02:06:31]
[IN Q=What has happened]

((DEL. JIM SHULER/D-BLACKSBURG: WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS OF COURSE ONE MAN GOT THREE TICKETS...NORTH ON I-81.))
[SUPER=@Shuler;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=on I-81.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House approved the bill -- despite concerns air enforcement won't be as accurate as ground-based radar.
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[E-Mutual-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:58:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Soon there may no longer be any free rides for county residents who use a Lynchburg city ambulance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


For years, the city has responded to mutual aid requests in the surrounding counties when local volunteers couldn't handle the call.
But county residents have never been charged the same fee that city residents pay for ambulance service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:27:23//19:31:09]
[IN Q=Basically what]

((LES PUCKETT/L'BURG DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: BASICALLY WHAT WE'VE LOOKED AT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF FAIRNESS AS AFAR AS CHARGING FOR ANY TRANSPORT FEES, IT'S NO MORE AND NO LESS THAT WHAT CITY RESIDENTS ARE DOING AT PRESENT.)) ((MIKE MILNOR/CAMPBELL CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: I UNDERSTAND LYNCHBURG'S DECISION AND I'M REALLY SURPRISED IT HASN'T HAPPENED BEFORE NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Les Puckett/L'burg Deputy Fire Chief; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Campbell Co. Public Safety; :11]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=happened before now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say a shortage of daytime volunteers in the counties has led to an increase in mutual aid requests.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there could be some unwanted side-effects from a well-known heart-burn medication.
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=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((GUESSING WHEN A BABY IS GOING TO BE BORN IS LIKE PICKING THE WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS. BUT A NEW TEST- CALLED- SAL-EST- MAY TAKE SOME OF THE GUESSWORK OUT OF A DUE DATE.
VT=VO

THE TEST MEASURES A HORMONE IN A WOMAN'S SALIVA THAT SHOOTS UP ABOUT 10 DAYS BEFORE LABOR BEGINS. AND TESTING CAN BE DONE STARTING AT ABOUT THE HALFWAY POINT OF LABOR- 20 WEEKS. IF IT LOOKS LIKE A BABY WILL BE BORN TOO SOON, DOCTORS CAN USE MEDICATION TO SLOW THINGS DOWN. IF IT LOOKS LIKE A BABY WILL BE COMING LATE- IT MAY BE TIME TO INDUCE LABOR. SO NOW A TRIVIA QUESTION: HOW MANY BABIES ARE ACTUALLY BORN ON THEIR DUE DATE- ITS LESS THAN 5 PERCENT.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- A WARNING IF YOU TAKE ZANTAC FOR HEARTBURN OR STOMACH PROBLEMS. DO NOT TAKE IT AND HAVE A DRINK. A STUDY FROM MT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN NY FINDS ZANTAC CAUSES BLOOD LEVELS OF ALCOHOL TO SKYROCKET- AND STAY HIGH.
THAT MEANS ONE DRINK CAN SEEM LIKE TWO OR THREE OR MORE. ON CAM AND FINALLY- AN AMAZING STORY OUT OF NORWAY- WHERE A WOMAN BASICALLY FROZE TO DEATH- AND THEN WAS THAWED OUT AND RESUSCITATED. THE STORY IS IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL: THE LANCET, A 29 YR. OLD SKIER FELL INTO AN ICY POOL AND WAS UNDERWATER 1HR 19MIN WHEN SHE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL HER BODY TEMP WAS JUST 56 DEGREES- CLINICALLY DEAD. DOCTORS THEN PLACED HER ON A SPECIAL MACHINE THAT REMOVED HER BLOOD- WARMED IT UP- AND THEN RETURNED IT TO HER BODY. NINE HOURS LATER SHE SHOWED SIGNS OF LIFE-- AND DOCTORS HOPE OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS SHE'LL CONTINUE TO A FULL RECOVERY THATS LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DRDH FOR CBSNEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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



(I'll call for web watch page)
[essc#4561]



[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Rescuers off the southern California coast are looking for bodies and debris from Alaska airlines flight 2-61.
The MD-83 went down 20 miles northwest of Los Angeles yesterday afternoon.
So far, several bodies have been found.
The plane was heading from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco and then on to Seattle.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The people of New Hampshire are going to the polls today in the first primary of the presidential election year.
Polls show competitive races on both sides of the partisan aisle.
Two tiny communities voted just after midnight, giving most of their votes to John McCain and Bill Bradley.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a plan is in the works to change the ownership of Lewis Gale Clinic.
The plan was outlined last night in a closed door meeting in Salem.
It's intended to stabilized the clinic and stop the exodus of physicians.
In one month alone, 29 doctors left the clinic, accusing parent company Phycor of mismanagement.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, February 1.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[voting-nh]


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


After weeks of campaign ads, speeches and debates, New Hampshire voters will have their say today during the nation's first presidential primary.
And as Bobbi Harley reports the voting has already begun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dixville Notch, NH; :00]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Bedford, NH;]

((JUST AFTER THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
NAT SOT 8:55 Vote your conscience, vote your pleasure.

THE FIRST POLLS OPENED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO DOZEN VOTES CAST IN THE TINY TOWN OF DIXVILLE NOTCH. IT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE END TO A FIERCE FEW WEEKS OF CAMPAIGNING HERE
NAT SOT 14:15 Gotta give Gore hell!!!

DEMOCRAT BILL BRADLEY SPENT THE LAST FEW HOURS MEETING AND GREETING TRYING TO CLOSE THE LEAD VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE HAS IN THE POLLS. HE EVEN POURED COFFEE FOR SOME AND HE WASN'T THE ONLY CANDIDATE TO FIND HIMSELF INSIDE A BOWLING ALLEY.
REPUBLICAN GEORGE W. BUSH ALSO TOOK A SHOT.
SOT GEORGE W. BUSH I'm going to spare you in New Hampshire because I want to keep you out of the gutter and may a str

ike come in handy. BUT BUSH MAY BE JUST SHORT OF A STRIKE AT THE POLLS MOST SURVEYS STILL HAVE HIM A FEW POINTS BEHIND HIS CHIEF COMPETITOR JOHN MCCAIN. BACK UP IN DIXVILLE NOTCH
SOT 18:27 TWENTY-NINE VOTES IN ALL DEFYING THE POLLS BUSH AND BRADLEY TAKE

THIS TOWN. STANDUP RE: 350,000 OR SO MORE VOTES TO DECIDE THE STATE-WIDE WINNER))

[alaska-airlines]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


High-powered lights from fishing boats are being used in the search for survivors from the crash of an Alaska Airlines jet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03- Port Hueneme, CA;]


The plane was carrying 88 people when it went down yesterday off the California coast.
Several bodies have been found, but so far no signs of life.
A crew from the National Transportation Safety Board will join in the search later this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((JOHN HAMMERSCHMIDT/NTSB: THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE INVESTIGATIONS, WHERE THE NTSB WILL BE ASSISTED BY THE U.S. NAVY AND COAST GUARD AND DUE TO THE LOCATION ITS NOT GOING TO BE THE EASIEST TASK TO ACCOMPLISH.))
[SUPER=01-John Hammerschmidt/NTSB;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=easiest task to accomplish.]
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[VO-NAT]


Flight 2-61 was on its way to San Francisco and then Seattle from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico when the crew reported mechanical trouble.
According to Alaska Airlines it was a problem with the horizontal stabilizer.
The crew requested to land at the Los Angeles Airport, but 25 miles off the coast, the plane reportedly fell 17-thousand feet into the Pacific.
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[2-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-47 TC1:45:17]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]


There's a new plan to change the ownership of Lewis Gale Clinic.
Though details still need to be ironed out, clinic administrators and the board of directors outlined a plan last night.
As Scott Goldberg reports the hope is this plan will stop additional doctors from departing ... stabilize the clinic ... and let it keep caring for its patients.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; 00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Patton/Chmn. of Lewis-Gale Clinic Board; 10 --quick]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=sg, news-7]

(( Behind closed doors in Salem ... it was a meeting of the doctors who have not resigned....
Hearing a complicated plan to divorce the clinic from its parent copmany, PhyCor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:51:42]
[IN Q=i think]

((DR. LARRY PATTON/CHMN. OF THE LEWIS-GALE CLINIC BOARD OFR DIRECTORS: I THINK IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT PHYCOR DIDN'T WORK THE WAY WE HAD HOPED IT WOULD.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=HOPED IT WOULD]


The chairman of the clinic's board of directors says when PhyCor took over four years ago ... it promised to run a more efficient clinic.
But since then, doctors have been quitting -- 29 doctors this month alone -- accusing the physician managment company of MISmanaging Lewis-Gale.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:49:48]
[IN Q=some of THE]

((DR. LARRY PATTON/CHMN. OF THE LEWIS-GALE CLINIC BOARD OFR DIRECTORS: SOME OF THE PHYSICIANS ARE DISENCHANTED WITH THE RELATIONSHIP. AND THAT RELATIONSHIP NEEDS TO CHANGE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=TO CHANGE]

[PRE PRO PAGE ONE]
The plan is to create an independent clinic, owned by the doctors who say they'll remain in the Lewis-Gale group. [page 2]
That means a "significantly different" relationship with PhyCor --
Either completely cutting ties with the company ... or retaining PhyCor as a manager, but not an owner. [page 3]
The doctors would buy back the clinic's assets.
They're now looking for loans to help finance the deal.
And health-care giant Columbia/HCA is one company said to be interested in supporting them.
One big question remaining unanswered is:
What happens to the doctors who quit ... whose clinic contracts forbid them from opening new private practices?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:53:22]
[IN Q=WE'RE NEGOTIATING]

((PATTON: WE'RE NEGOTIATING WITH ALL PARTIES IN GOOD FAITH TO TRY TO BRING A RESOLUTION TO THE DIFFERENCES. (28) Scott Goldberg: And the clinic really does want to keep these doctors here? PATTON: THE WOULD CLINIC LOVE TO SEE THESE DOCTORS STAY HERE AND PRACTICE MEDICINE AND PROVIDE EXCELLENT CARE. WE'RE A TEAM WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS. )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS]


One source close to the doctors who have resigned says it's too early to tell what tonight's developments mean.
But the doctors have remained hopeful they'll come up with their own deal to let them keep seeing their patients.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))


[E-Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:38:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nearly one week after a 16-year-old Radford girl vanished without a trace, investigators say the trail is cold.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


But her family is trying to keep their hopes for her return alive.
Tara Rose Munsey, a Radford High School sophomore, disappeared last Tuesday night after she left work at Taco Bell.
Authorities found her car in the parking lot with her dinner still on the seat.
Family and friends are convinced she was kidnapped.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If she's able]
[SOT 22:51 - 23:00]

((KITTY IRWIN/TARA'S MOTHER: IF SHE'S ABLE TO GET TO A PHONE, THEN WE WOULD'VE HEARD FROM HER.))
[SOT 18:13 - :30]

((NICK ZAROBA/TARA'S BOYFRIEND: JOBWISE EVERYTHING WAS FINE, FRIENDWISE...SHE HADN'T GOTTEN INTO ANY ARGUMENTS WITH HER FRIENDS... SHE WAS THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD SHE WAS THE EASIEST PERSON TO GET ALONG WITH. I DON'T SEE WHY OR WHO WOULD'VE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Kitty Irwin/Tara's Mother; :00]
[super=01-Nick Zaroba/Tara's Boyfriend; :10]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=something like this.]
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[VO-NAT]


The family is now offering a 5-thousand dollar reward, no questions asked, for her return.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Katherine deLaski/AOL; :21]
[SUPER=@File; :55]
[RUNS=3:01]
[OUT Q=in a few moments]



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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: internet aol election))

[E-Boucher-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 56:35]
[GRAPHIC=New jobs]


Montgomery County COULD become home to a major telecommunications company promising 12-hundred new jobs.
But it needs help from the area workers to close the deal.
Congressman Rick Boucher
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

announced yesterday that the county is one of two finalists being considered by the company for a new telecommunications center.
Boucher would NOT identify the company or the other area competing for the jobs. He said it would jeopardize negotiations.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle Board]
More information will be available at a Job Expo February 9 from noon to 8 p.m. in the Montgomery County Enterprise Center.
The company will decide if it's locating here, based on turnout at that expo, in the next few weeks.
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[E-Prayer-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 37:55]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


The state senate is to take a final vote today on a bill requiring a minute of silence in public schools.
Fairfax Senator Warren Barry's measure got preliminary approval yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape;]


Supporters say teachers should instruct students to "pray, reflect, or meditate" to discourage them from just daydreaming.
Opponents say the wording could offend some Christians who don't want their children "meditating," or offend some atheists who don't want their children "praying."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:19:57]
[IN Q=The people]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA CO.: THE PEOPLE THAT I REPRESENT ARE CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, AND HINDUS, AND ATHEISTS. THEY'RE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=of life.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill passed on a 23 to 14 vote.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, highlights from the N-B-A and the Roanoke Steam arena football team is preparing for the upcoming season.

Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Lewis-Gale Clinic administrators and the board of directors have a plan to change the clinic's ownership and keep more doctors from departing.
The plan is to create an independent clinic, owned by the doctors who say they'll remain in the Lewis-Gale group.
That means a "significantly different" relationship with PhyCor --
Either completely cutting ties with the company ... or retaining PhyCor as a manager, but not an owner.
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Nearly one week after a 16-year-old Radford girl vanished without a trace, investigators say the trail is cold.


But her family is trying to keep their hopes for her return alive.
The family is now offering a 5-thousand dollar reward, no questions asked, for Tara Rose Munsey's return.
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The House of Delegates has approved a bill to allow State Police to write speeding tickets from the air.
The bill passed despite concerns that air enforcement won't be as accurate as ground-based radar.
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