[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A key piece of the puzzle in the Alaska Airlines crash is now in the hands of investigators.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And winter weather make affect SOL exams in Carroll County.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Today is shaping up to be the warmest day of the week, with highs reaching the low to mid 40s.
But an approaching cold front will cool things down for tonight and tomorrow... and also bring some light snow showers.
Maybe that groundhog was right, after all....
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]



[E-Snow-Days]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-45 TC2:03:01]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


As you can see at the bottom of the screen, snow and ice are still playing havoc with school schedules, Carroll County's most of all.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Basketball practice was in full swing at Carroll County High School yesterday...
But classrooms are empty today for the 13th day in a row.
All because icy backroads in the county are STILL unfit for school buses.
Students have only been to class ONE day this semester.
And they still haven't received last semester's report cards.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've missed some testing]

((HAROLD GOLDING/PRINCIPAL: WE'VE MISSED SOME TESTING PROGRAMS. WE'VE ALSO BEEN IN SCHOOL ONE DAY AND KIDS HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO GET INTO THE SOL OBJECTIVES. WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE CAN GET A FEW DAYS OF SCHOOL. ))

((SCOTT FROST/CARROLL CO. H.S. SENIOR: IT'S KIND OF GETTING LONG NOW. I WAS HAPPY THE FIRST WEEK OR TWO, BUT NOW IT'S GETTING DRAWN OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Golding/Carroll Co. H. S. Principal; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Frost/Carroll Co. H. S. Senior; :10 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=GETTING DRAWN OUT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Administrators say any snow days will have to be made up at the end of the year.
And the S-O-L's may have to be pushed back.
(------------)



[E-Monty-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-60 58:48]
[GRAPHIC=School Improvements]


A proposed new school construction budget in Montgomery County could raise taxes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 1999]


The County's Board of supervisors agreed on an estimated 39 million dollar budget for the school board to use how it sees fit - to alleviate overcrowding at Blacksburg Middle School.
The options are renovating or building new schools.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The move could mean a 17 cent tax increase for every 100 dollars of assessed real estate value.
The tax would be phased in over four years, if the budget becomes reality.
A formal resolution will be presented during a February 14 meeting.

[E-Munsey-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC09:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There are few if any clues to why Tara Rose Munsey, a junior at Radford high school, disappeared over a week ago.


Last night friends held a candlelight vigil at Bissett Park in Radford to pray for Munsey's safe return.
The fact that it was her 17-th birthday made things even more difficult.
Kate Weidaw was there
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Knowing Tara]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :16]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn/January; :26]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Goad/Friend; :32]
[SUPER=01-Amy Miaer/Friend; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rob Tucker/Family Friend; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Radford.]
(([SOT 2:27:05]
[INQ=]

((KNOWING TARA FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE AND AS LONG AS THE REST OF YOU IT'S MADE THE PAST WEEK... IT'S MADE THE PAST WEEK VERY HARD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


It was an emotional night for friends of Tara Rose Munsey. [99-53 48:54] No one can figure out what happened the night of January 25-th when she disappeared after leaving her job at Taco Bell in Fairlawn. Her car was in the parking lot with her dinner inside.

[SOT 2:33:38]
[INQ=]

((MICHELLE GOAD/FRIEND: I THINK SHE GOT INTO A CAR WITH SOMEONE SHE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN AND SHE FELT COMFORTABLE WITH AND TARA IS A STRONG PERSON SHE WON'T GIVE UP VERY EASILY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And friends and family are not giving up hope that she'll come home soon.

[SOT 2:31:35]
[INQ=]

((AMY MIAER/FRIEND: TARA WAS A GOOD GIRL SHE ALWAYS PUT HER MIND TOWARD WHAT SHE WANTED TO GO FOR, SHE WAS LOVED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


Some found comfort from the people who gathered for the vigil.

[SOT 2:35:54]
[INQ=]

((ROB TUCKER/FAMILY FRIEND: YOU PICK UP A FEELING OF STRENGTH AND YOU REALIZE HOW MANY FRIENDS THE FAMILY HAS AND HOW MUCH SUPPORT THERE IS AND HOW MUCH FAITH THERE IS THAT SOMETHING GOOD MAY STILL HAPPEN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


For others it's still hard to believe a friend could just vanish.

[SOT 2:34:21]
[INQ=]

((MICHELLE GOAD/FRIEND: IT'S JUST SO WEIRD HAVING A GIRL IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TAKEN AWAY LIKE THAT YOU KNOW, BUT I THINK SHE'LL BE BACK IF NOT IT'S GOING TO BE A HARD THING TO DEAL WITH.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Tara's mother Kitty couldn't attend the vigil so the students raised over 200 dollars. And they bought 100 roses and a teddy bear to keep her spirits up.
[STANDUP 2:38:06]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IT'S NOT JUST THE STUDENTS THAT ARE PULLING TOGETHER IT'S THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY -- IN HOPE SHE WILL HAVE A SAFE RETURN. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 RADFORD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]))



[alaska-airlines]


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


There's been a big break into the investigation of the Alaska Air crash.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Oxnard, CA;]

[4;30;39]
Yesterday crews recovered the cockpit voice recorder.
It was pulled to the surface by an unmanned sub.
Still to be found... the flight data recorder.
But searchers say they're close to finding it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN HAMMERSCHMIDT/NTSB SPOKESMAN; IT SHOULD BE HIGHLY VALUABLE IN TERMS OF WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE COCKPIT ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE SEEMS TO BE AN EARLY INDICATION OF A MECHANICAL RELATED PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-John Hammerschmidt/NTSB;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q= of a mechanical]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

All 88 people aboard the md-83 died when it nose-dived into the Pacific Ocean Monday afternoon.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Mike Stevens has notes from college football's national signing day.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=see you later]



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



[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=at the moment in ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=@File; :12]
[SUPER=01-Bob Hadley/L. O. A. Volunteer; :30]
[RUNS=2:23]
[OUT Q=what has been billed]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(540) 345-0451/L.O.A.;]



(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: LOA tax medicare))

[tobacco-trial]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A voice from the grave in a South Florida courtroom.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Yesterday jurors in Miami heard videotaped testimony from a cancer victim who died 7 months ago.
The testimony was part of a landmark, 300 BILLION dollar case against the tobacco industry.
Angie Della Vecchia told of the T-V commercials, like these, that she had watched as children in the 50's.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:03;25-33]
[IN Q=What was conveyed to me...]
[SUPER=01-Angie Dellavecchia/Cancer Victim;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=and you were sophisticated.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


She smoked virtually until the day she died last July of lung and brain cancer.
Tobacco lawyers suggest she chose to ignore health warnings and chose not quit.
The jury is hearing testimony to decide damages in the class-action lawsuit that covers half a million sick Florida smokers.
(------------)



[E-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-53 54:17]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]


Another doctor has departed the Lewis-Gale Clinic.
(XXXXXXXX)

[take full page]
General surgeon Reif Kessler is the 30th physician to quit this year in a dispute with the clinic's parent company.


(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


But while this exodus of doctors suggests to some that the clinic might not make it ... one hundred doctors remain there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Doctor Myron (leh- vee) Levey is a 22-year veteran who says he's happy at Lewis-Gale.
And he says a plan for doctors who haven't quit to buy back the clinic's assets is a plan that can bring Lewis-Gale back to good health.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:32:01]
[IN Q=it has a lot]

((DR. MYRON LEVEY: IT HAS A LOT OF MERITS. IT'S STILL EVOLVING. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE HOW IT ENDS UP. I'M HOPEFUL IT WILL RESULT IN A SITUATION WHERE DOCTORS CAN STAY TOGETHER AND PROVIDE QUALITY CARE FOR PATIENTS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND BEYOND.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Myron Levey/Lewis-Gale Internist;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=VALLEY AND BEYOND]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctors will take 45 to 60 days to work out details of their buyback plan.
(------------)



[Galax-Strep]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=mornin HC]


A rare "flesh-eating bacteria" sent a Galax woman to Duke University for surgery yesterday.
The Mount Rogers Health District reports that a woman was diagnosed with Group A streptococcus last week.
Public Health officials say it's an isolated case.
Doctors say there should be no alarm over the disease unless it's reported in clusters.
Infection is spread through mucus from the nose or throat... or wounds or sores on the skin.

[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, there's a new medication to stop those sniffles.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ZINC LOZENGES MAY NOT CURE THE COMMON COLD- BUT A ZINC NASAL SPRAY MAY DO THE TRICK- ITS CALLED ZYCAM. A NEW STUDY BY THE CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN L.A. SHOWS THIS OTC MAY PUT A STOP TO THAT RUNNY NOSE.
VT=VO

THE STUDY SHOWS ZYCAM CAN CUT THE LENGTH OF THE COMMON COLD FROM 9 DAYS TO 2 DAYS. THE ZINC IN THE NASAL GEL PREVENTS THE COLD VIRUS FROM ATTACHING ITSELF TO CELLS LINING THE NOSE. HOWEVER- FOR THE PRODUCT TO WORK BEST IT SHOULD BE STARTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF COMING DOWN WITH THE SNIFFLES.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- A QUICK WORD OF WARNING IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON LASER EYE SURGERY AND HAVE BEEN WEARING CONTACTS FOR A LONG TIME- ESPECIALLY HARD CONTACTS. A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL OPHTHALMOLOGY SAYS- OVER TIME- CONTACT LENS THEMSELVES CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE AND THICKNESS OF THE CORNEA- SO WHEN YOU GO IN FOR LASER SURGERY- YOU DONT COME OUT- SEEING WELL. RESEARCHERS SAY YOU MAY WANT TO STOP WEARING CONTACTS FOR A FEW WEEKS TO MONTH BEFORE HAVING LASER DONE- TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.
THATS A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DRDH FOR CBS NEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)



[Two-Steve]


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


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



[SUPER=16-(540) 345-0451/L. O. A.;]



[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]


A key piece of the puzzle in the Alaska Airlines crash is now in the hands of investigators.
The cockpit voice recorder has been recovered, two days after the plane carrying 88 people plunged into the ocean off Southern California.
The search continues for the data recorder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An intruder in New Orleans is blamed in a fire that killed four children last night.
A suspect is in custody, accused of pouring a flammable liquid inside the apartment and setting it on fire.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


In a videotaped deposition, a Florida housewife who died after smoking for 40 years says she believed smoking was ``cool.''
The tape was shown in court in Miami yesterday in a landmark tobacco trial.
Jurors in the class-action lawsuit have already ruled that tobacco companies conspired to produce a dangerous and defective product.
Now they are deciding damages which could run into the billions.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday February third.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[NO-FIRE]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


New Orleans police have arrested a suspect in an overnight apartment fire that killed four children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]

[4:35]
The 45-year-old suspect will likely be charged with four counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and one count of arson. [4:16:52]
The children were being cared for by their grandfather when the suspect came to the door, splashed a flammable liquid on the floor and set it on fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:40:19-30]
[IN Q=What i've been told is someone knocked...]
[SUPER=01-Harry Lee/Jefferson Parish Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=and lit it and left.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The grandfather and another woman were able to rescue three children, but four others -- frightened by the flames -- ran upstairs and were killed.
Police aren't saying anything about a motive but say the apartment complex was in a high crime area.
(------------)



[2-E-Munsey-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC09:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was her 17th birthday-- But instead of throwing a party for Tara Rose Munsey, her friends prayed for her safe return.
Kate Weidaw has more on last night's vigil in Radford
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Knowing Tara]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :16]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn/January; :26]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Goad/Friend; :32]
[SUPER=01-Amy Miaer/Friend; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rob Tucker/Family Friend; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Radford.]
(([SOT 2:27:05]
[INQ=]

((KNOWING TARA FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE AND AS LONG AS THE REST OF YOU IT'S MADE THE PAST WEEK... IT'S MADE THE PAST WEEK VERY HARD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


It was an emotional night for friends of Tara Rose Munsey. [99-53 48:54] No one can figure out what happened the night of January 25-th when she disappeared after leaving her job at Taco Bell in Fairlawn. Her car was in the parking lot with her dinner inside.

[SOT 2:33:38]
[INQ=]

((MICHELLE GOAD/FRIEND: I THINK SHE GOT INTO A CAR WITH SOMEONE SHE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN AND SHE FELT COMFORTABLE WITH AND TARA IS A STRONG PERSON SHE WON'T GIVE UP VERY EASILY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And friends and family are not giving up hope that she'll come home soon.

[SOT 2:31:35]
[INQ=]

((AMY MIAER/FRIEND: TARA WAS A GOOD GIRL SHE ALWAYS PUT HER MIND TOWARD WHAT SHE WANTED TO GO FOR, SHE WAS LOVED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


Some found comfort from the people who gathered for the vigil.

[SOT 2:35:54]
[INQ=]

((ROB TUCKER/FAMILY FRIEND: YOU PICK UP A FEELING OF STRENGTH AND YOU REALIZE HOW MANY FRIENDS THE FAMILY HAS AND HOW MUCH SUPPORT THERE IS AND HOW MUCH FAITH THERE IS THAT SOMETHING GOOD MAY STILL HAPPEN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


For others it's still hard to believe a friend could just vanish.

[SOT 2:34:21]
[INQ=]

((MICHELLE GOAD/FRIEND: IT'S JUST SO WEIRD HAVING A GIRL IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TAKEN AWAY LIKE THAT YOU KNOW, BUT I THINK SHE'LL BE BACK IF NOT IT'S GOING TO BE A HARD THING TO DEAL WITH.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Tara's mother Kitty couldn't attend the vigil so the students raised over 200 dollars. And they bought 100 roses and a teddy bear to keep her spirits up.
[STANDUP 2:38:06]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IT'S NOT JUST THE STUDENTS THAT ARE PULLING TOGETHER IT'S THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY -- IN HOPE SHE WILL HAVE A SAFE RETURN. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 RADFORD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]))



[E-Tultex-Court]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-57 41:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter 11]


More than 11-thousand creditors are trying to get money from bankrupt Tultex. That includes the company's former C-E-O.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[super=04-File Tape;]


Tultex C-E-O Randy Rollins could get a 150 thousand dollar severance pay- but a judge has to OK it-- That's because the company is in Chapter eleven bankruptcy.
The company also wants the court's permission to give special bonuses to 245 key employees to keep them on the job.

That would allow Tultex to keep operating during bankruptcy - and hopefully avoid going into liquidation.
The judge today heard evidence but didn't make a decision. He'll take up the motions next Wednesday.
While the company wants the CEO severance okayed and the bonuses for workers who stay on... the Union representing textile workers is opposed to both motions.
(------------)



[E-Textile-Workers]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:32:54]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol Textile Relief]


Some former Tultex workers were in Richmond yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A few hundred laid off textile workers from Southside got to speak for 33- hundred of their colleagues at the General Assembly building.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If these]

(( PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: IF THESE WERE 3300 DEAD HORSES... SOME HELP FROM SOMEWHERE. applause )) ((KENNY HAIRSTON: WE HAVE PEOPLE BACK HOME WHO WILL DIE IF THEY DO NOT HURRY UP AND GET SOME AFFORDABLE INSURANCE FOR EITHER THEMSELVES, THEIR SPOUSES, OR THEIR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Hairston/Laid Off Worker; :10 ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=their children.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The House Labor and Commerce Committee promised it will vote next Wednesday on the Textile Workers Relief Act of 2000.
Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell warned the workers to be there and be vigilant.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 16:52:02]
[IN Q=When they]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WHEN THEY LEAVE HERE TODAY, A LOT OF WELL-FINANCED SPECIAL INTERESTS ARE GONNA GO TO WORK ON THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=of legislation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore won't say where he stands on the relief bill.
Republican House Speaker Vance Wilkins says he's looking into raising unemployment benefits STATEWIDE, so other areas of high unemployment don't cry foul and sue the state.
(------------)



[S-Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-49 TC1:13:16]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Fifth District Democrats have recruited a candidate for Congress -- now that Virgil Goode says he'll caucus with Republicans in Washington.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Tobacco farmer John Boyd led black farmers to victory after the U-S-D-A gave them unequal access to loans and assistance.
Yesterday, Boyd announced an exploratory committee to seek the Fifth District Democratic nomination.
He's from Mecklenburg County, in the district's eastern corner.
Boyd says incumbent Virgil Goode has done Democrats a disservice.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:06:11]
[IN Q=Anytime you]

((ANYTIME YOU TAKE DEMOCRATIC FUNDS...PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR YOU.))
[SUPER=01-John Boyd/(D) Congressional Candidate]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=for you.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


So what kind of shot does Boyd have at winning the office, if he wins the nomination?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:06:31]
[IN Q=I got]

((I GOT JUST AS GOOD A SHOT AT THIS SEAT AS I DID BEATING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. AND I THINK THAT'S PRETTY GOOD.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=pretty good.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Boyd says he would have voted AGAINST impeaching President Clinton.
He says Congress has NO business in the President's private life.
Congressman Goode was one of a handful of Democrats to vote FOR impeachment.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=LOA sponsors ]
[SUPER=01-Ray Straub/L. O. A. Volunteer; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :19]
[RUNS=2:58]
[OUT Q=money than they have to]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(540) 345-0451/L. O. A.;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: tax loa medicare))

[E-Academy-Music]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 TC1:04:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]


After years of talking, organizers are finally ready to start DOING something about renovating Lynchburg's Academy of Music theater.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The 100-year- old landmark has been vacant for more than 40 years.
Officials estimate it will take close to 14 million dollars to restore the building and turn it into a functioning theater and community center again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:57:25]
[IN Q=This project has]

((KATE GRAY/ACADEMY OF MUSIC BOARD MEMBER: THIS PROJECT HAS ABOUT THIRTY YEARS BEHIND IT AND SO OUR INITIAL EFFORTS WERE MET WITH A LOT OF SKEPTICISM AND SO WE HAD TO DO A LOT OF RESEARCH TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT WE KNEW WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE SAID EVERYBODY WANTS THIS TO HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Kate Gray/Academy of Music Board Member]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=wants this to happen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Academy has hired a professional fundraiser who will determine whether there's enough community support for the project.
A million dollar donation will be announced next month.
(------------)



[E-Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:49:37]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


The future of Victory Stadium has become a controversial issue.
That was expected.
But city officials say they've also found some surprises in the public reaction.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last week, the city solicited comments on the proposed master plan for parks and recreation, a plan that calls for the demolition of Victory Stadium and construction of a smaller replacement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:58:38]
[IN Q=There was some debate towards that end]

((DINAH FERRANCE: THERE WAS SOME DEBATE TOWARDS THAT END, BUT MOST PEOPLE HAD MOVED ON IN THEIR MINDS AND WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE PUT IN A NEW STADIUM, WHAT CAPACITY IT SHOULD BE, WHAT SHOULD BE PART OF THE STADIUM, FIELDS TRACK WHAT HAVE YOU.))
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Meanwhile, the Parks and Recreation Department is considering removing Victory Stadium from the proposed master plan, so that other recommendations can move forward while the Victory Stadium discussions continue.
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In sports, college basketball highlights from College Park and from Ferrum.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


For yet another day, leftover snow and ice is wreaking havoc with school schedules-- Carroll County's most of all.
Classrooms are empty for the 13th day in a row because icy backroads in the county are STILL unfit for school buses.
Students have only been to class ONE day this semester. And they still haven't received last semester's report cards.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A proposed new school construction budget in Montgomery County could raise taxes.
The County's Board of supervisors agreed on an estimated 39 million dollar budget-- to alleviate overcrowding at Blacksburg Middle School.
That could mean for tax payers is a 17 cent tax increase for every 100 dollars of assessed real estate value.
The tax would be phased in over four years, if the budget becomes reality.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Tultex C-E-O Randy Rollins could get a 150 thousand dollar severance pay- but a judge has to OK it-- That's because the company is in Chapter eleven bankruptcy.
The company also wants the court's permission to give special bonuses to 245 key employees to keep them on the job.

That would allow Tultex to keep operating during bankruptcy - and hopefully avoid going into liquidation.
The judge won't make a decision until next Wednesday at the earliest.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]