[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In London, Negotiators are talking with the hijackers of a afghan jetliner.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a West Virginia's One Valley Bancorp plan to merge with a North Carolina bank.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Variable clouds this morning , but those will be clearing out, allowing for some sunshine today.
Westerly winds will bring warmer temperatures today, then a cold front will drop temperatures again overnight.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[hijacking]


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


Talks are under way with the hijackers of an Afghan airliner, now parked at London's Stansted Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]

[3;00;16]
Police say the hijackers have requested soft drinks and a generator.
The Boeing 7-27 was seized yesterday after takeoff for a domestic flight within Afghanistan.
Officials say there are 179 hostages, including 23 children.
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[SOT]

[3:01:23]
[IN Q=]

((THERE HAS BEEN AN AGREEMENT FOR A GENERATOR TO BE TAKEN TO THE PLANE TO ALLOW POWER TO GO ON TO THE PLANE FOR THE COMFORT OF THE PASSENGERS..THE AIR CONDITIONING AND SUCH...THIS HAS BEEN AGREED AND IS BEING DELIVERED, ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Clark/Deputy Chief Constable;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=and is being delivered.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's not clear yet who the hijackers are, or what they are demanding.
One official believes they are seeking the release of prisoner being held in an Afghan city.
The hijacking comes six weeks after and eight day hijacking of an Indian Airlines plan that ended peacefully in southern Afghanistan.
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[Bank-Merger]


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


One Valley Bancorp plans to merge with financial giant B-B-and-T.
A formal announcement is expected later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1996]


West Virginia based One Valley has 124 branches, including some in Southwest and Central Virginia.
The One Valley chain is West Virginia's largest and was founded in 1867.
B-B-and-T already has some 650 branches in the Southeast.
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[S-Halifax-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:04:50]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Authorities have identified the victim of yesterday's murder in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


When Sheriff's deputies arrived at this house on Chapel Trail around three yestetrday morning they found 21- year old William Joseph (Fan-kur) Fancher of North Carolina dead from a gunshot wound.
Authorities later arrested 29 year old Joseph Eric Leonard of Wilmington, North Carolina for allegedly driving under the influence.
Investigators believe Leonard is also responsible for the murder.
He's been charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Officials say an argument lead to the shooting.
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[SOT 7:08:49]
[IN Q=There had]

((MAJOR RICHARD PULLIAM/SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE HAD BEEN ALTERCATION A FIGHT AND SHOTS HAD BEEN FIRED WE SEIZED APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEAPONS, SMALL QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Richard Pulliam/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=and alcohol.]
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[VO-NAT]


The man living in the home, 27 year old Corey Gunliskson, has been charged with malicous wounding.
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[S-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-59 22:13]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale]


One of the doctors who resigned from Lewis Gale Clinic has found a way to continue practicing in the area.
Doctor Rodney Poffenberger resigned in November -- and after giving a 90 day notice went into private practice Friday.
As Joy Sutton reports -- Poffenberger is the first of the departing doctors, to do this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=after resigning]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Rodney Poffenberger; :18]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=js news 7 Salem]

(( After resigning as a urologist with Lewis Gale Clinic --Doctor Rodney Poffenberger - says he was determined to stay in area -- even though his contract with Phycor -- the management firm that has been running the clinic -- stipulated that he could not practice in the surrounding area for 18 months.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:20:41]
[IN Q=Through some negotations]

((THROUGH SOME NEGOTIATIONS WITH LEWIS GALE CLINIC AND PHYCOR AND WITH THE HELP OF MY ATTORNEY. WE'VE DETERMINED I WAS ABLE SET UP PRACTICE HERE IN THE ROANOKE AREA))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=the Roanoke area]


Poffenberger says he had to pay an undisclosed amount of money to be able to do that.
But he says it was well worth it to give his patients the option to continue with his care -- and now he can offer better service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:23:26]
[IN Q=I've come to the realization]

((I'VE COME TO THE REALIZATION EVEN MORE SO THAN BEFORE THAT THE PATIENTS REALLY DO VALUE THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR DOCTOR))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=their doctor]


But Poffenberger says he has been prohibited from contacting any of his Lewis Gale clinic patients, that's why he placed an ad in the paper to let them know he is now in private practice at Jefferson Surgical Clinic.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:06]
[IN Q=I know the same]

((I KNOW THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING TO OTHER DOCTORS WHO HAVE RESIGNED. I KNOW IT'S LIKE TEARING THEIR HEART APART THAT THEY CAN'T LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THEM BECAUSE OF SOME CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=contractual obligations]

And Poffenberger says for the sake of the Roanoke Valley -- every thing possible needs to be done to keep the doctors in the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:22:39]
[IN Q=I hope the majority]

((I HOPE THE MAJORITY OF DOCTORS CAN STAY. IT JUST DEPENDS ON THEIR NEGOTIATIONS AND I KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO STAY AND THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE WITHIN THEIR POWER TO STAY))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=to stay]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Roanoke's Arena football team tries to fill its last roster spots, and the N-F-C wins this year's Pro Bowl.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin]



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



[One-Steve]


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


One of those New Years' resolution that people make is to return that overdue library book...but they return strange things turn up in them.
Tricia Perry from CBS affiliate WKBN in Youngstown Ohio went to her local library for a look at their bookmark museum in a cardboard box...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ask the clerks]
[SUPER=03-Youngstown, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Macko/Library Clerk; :18]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Perry/Reporting; :23]
[SUPER=01-Helene Higgins/Library Clerk; :38]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(toss to stocks)

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

[Hillary-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton will spend about three hours in Hot Springs today-- mostly with fellow Congressional Democrats.


The president is scheduled to come to The Homestead resort for a meeting of the House Democratic Issues Conference.
Yesterday, he was in New York,
[SS=Hillary Clinton]

as his wife officially announced her Senate candidacy.
Today, she'll begin a cross-state campaign tour.
Bobbi Harley reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Purchase, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hillary Rodham Clinton/(D) NY Senate Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/(R) NY Senate Candidate; :34]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Purchase NY]

((HILLARY CLINTONS DONE THIS BEFORE - A CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF - BUT THIS TIME THE PRESIDENTS SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AND SHES OUT FRONT.

NAT SOT - Im honored to run for the U-S Senate


FLANKED BY NEW YORKS TOP DEMOCRATIC BRASS - THE FIRST LADY ANNOUNCED HER FIRST RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE - IT COMES AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING AND A MOVE TO A MANHATTAN SUBURB TO QUALIFY -- AND NOT WITHOUT CRITICISM FROM HER MOST LIKELY REPUBLICAN OPPONENT.

SOT: MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI/(R)-NYC

"It seems like their idea of a campaign is like a remake of image -- to emphasize image."
NEW YORK CITYS MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI HIT THE AIRWAVES SUNDAY - SEEMINGLY TRYING TO DEFLATE CLINTONS ANNOUNCEMENT. AND HE WAS RIGHT -- IT WAS ABOUT IMAGE - HERS.

((SOT: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON/(D) CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE - NY))

"I am a new Democrat. That means I believe gov't is not the source of all our problems ... we should live up to ours."
THE EVENT GOT TOP BILLING AT HOUSE PARTIES ACROSS THE STATE -- AS MANY AS TWENTY THOUSAND SUPPORTERS GATHERED TO WATCH AND WISH HER ON.

((SOT: MOS))


AS FOR THE PRESIDENT, HIS ONLY SPEAKING ROLE WAS IN A SHORT FILM THAT HIGHLIGHTED WHAT HIS WIFE HAS ACCOMPLISHED ON HER OWN.
STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


[E-Chinese-Dancers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-53 59:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of dancers traveled halfway around the world to take part in an annual Chinese New Year celebration held yesterday in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They're the acclaimed Chinese Minority Dancers from the Yunnan (you-nan) province-- which is where Roanoke's sister city is located.
This new year celebration welcomes in the year of the dragon.
The belief is that all babies born in this year will be successful at what ever career they choose.
The celebration was also a benefit for Roanoke's sister city in China.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some guidelines on exercising when sick.
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=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Should you or shouldn't you, work out when you don't feel well? Well, in some cases, when you are under the weather, a little exercise can be just what the doctor ordered. But other times, a workout can be a prescription for disaster. Since everyone, and every infection is different, there is no on set rule over what you should do. However, a simple set of guidelines may help you decide. We call it the rule of the neck. You divide your symptoms into those above the neck and those below. Now if you don't feel bad, and all you've got is say a stuffy head, runny nose or a scratchy throat, a little workout may be okay. But if you're symptoms are mainly below the neck, like fever, muscle aches, a cough or an upset stomach, you need to stay on the sidelines. Working out will make you feel worse. Now if you do decide that things aren't so bad, and exercise shouldn't be a problem, you still don't want to go full speed. ON CAM Take it slow at first, half speed with some stretching, a walk or a swim. And if after 10 to 15 minutes your head clears, you're set. If it doesn't, your body is trying to tell you something. And it would be a good idea to listen. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida For CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


Ohio's big amusement park-- Cedar Point-- is closed for the winter, but in Toledo you can still get a roller coaster fix by visiting a museum.
Carly Walker from CBS affiliate WTOL has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You know the]
[SUPER=03-Toledo, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carly Walker/Reporting; :17]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=get away with.]


[2-SHOT]
(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]


Near London this morning, negotiators continue to talk with the hijackers of an Afghan airliner.
The Boeing 7-27 was seized yesterday shortly after takeoff in Afghanistan.
There are close to 180 hostages, 23 of them children.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


According published reports One Valley Bancorp plans to announce today merger plans with North Carolina bank, BB-and-T.
One Valley, which has assets of six and a half billion dollars, will become part of the BB-and-T banking empire, which has 45 and a half billion in assets.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After months of talking about, Hillary Rodham Clinton has officially declared herself a candidate for Senate of the Empire State.
Mrs. Clinton also made history becoming the first first lady ever to seek elected office.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday February 7.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Bank-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


A formal announcement won't be made until later today, but One Valley Bancorp and financial giant B-B-and-T plan to merge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1996]


West Virginia based One Valley has 124 branches, including some in Southwest and Central Virginia.
The One Valley chain is West Virginia's largest and was founded in 1867.
B-B-and-T already has some 650 branches in the Southeast.
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[2-hijacking]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hijacking]


Negotiations continue this morning with the hijackers holding an Afghan passenger plane at an airport near London.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]

[3;00;16]
The Boeing 7-27 was seized yesterday shortly after takeoff for a domestic flight within Afghanistan.
It's not clear yet who the hijackers are, or what they are demanding.
So far they've only requested soft drinks, tea bags and a generator.
Officials say there are 179 hostages, including several children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:01:23]
[IN Q=]

((I UNDERSTAND THAT THE OCCUPANTS OF THE PLANE ARE AS COMFORTABLE AS THEY CAN POSSIBLY BE, GIVEN THAT IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION. I'M ALSO ABLE TO GIVE YOU WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE THE NUMBERS OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PLANE. I SAY 'BELIEVE TO BE' BECAUSE THIS IS AS WE UNDERSTAND IT. 122 MEN, 20 WOMEN, 23 CHILDREN, AND 14 MEMBER OF THE CREW. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Clark/Deputy Chief Constable;]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=members of the crew.]
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[VO-NAT]


One official believes they are seeking the release of prisoner being held in an Afghan city.
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[2-S-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-59 22:13]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale]


Doctor Rodney Poffenberger resigned from the Lewis Gale Clinic in November.
But now after giving a 90 day notice is back in private practice.
As Joy Sutton reports -- Poffenberger is the first of the departing doctors, to do this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=after resigning]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Rodney Poffenberger; :18]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=js news 7 Salem]

(( After resigning as a urologist with Lewis Gale Clinic --Doctor Rodney Poffenberger - says he was determined to stay in area -- even though his contract with Phycor -- the management firm that has been running the clinic -- stipulated that he could not practice in the surrounding area for 18 months.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:20:41]
[IN Q=Through some negotations]

((THROUGH SOME NEGOTIATIONS WITH LEWIS GALE CLINIC AND PHYCOR AND WITH THE HELP OF MY ATTORNEY. WE'VE DETERMINED I WAS ABLE SET UP PRACTICE HERE IN THE ROANOKE AREA))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=the Roanoke area]


Poffenberger says he had to pay an undisclosed amount of money to be able to do that.
But he says it was well worth it to give his patients the option to continue with his care -- and now he can offer better service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:23:26]
[IN Q=I've come to the realization]

((I'VE COME TO THE REALIZATION EVEN MORE SO THAN BEFORE THAT THE PATIENTS REALLY DO VALUE THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR DOCTOR))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=their doctor]


But Poffenberger says he has been prohibited from contacting any of his Lewis Gale clinic patients, that's why he placed an ad in the paper to let them know he is now in private practice at Jefferson Surgical Clinic.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:06]
[IN Q=I know the same]

((I KNOW THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING TO OTHER DOCTORS WHO HAVE RESIGNED. I KNOW IT'S LIKE TEARING THEIR HEART APART THAT THEY CAN'T LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THEM BECAUSE OF SOME CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=contractual obligations]

And Poffenberger says for the sake of the Roanoke Valley -- every thing possible needs to be done to keep the doctors in the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:22:39]
[IN Q=I hope the majority]

((I HOPE THE MAJORITY OF DOCTORS CAN STAY. IT JUST DEPENDS ON THEIR NEGOTIATIONS AND I KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO STAY AND THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE WITHIN THEIR POWER TO STAY))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=to stay]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))

[2-S-Halifax-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:04:50]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Authorities have identified the victim of yesterday's murder in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


When Sheriff's deputies arrived at this house on Chapel Trail around three yesterday morning they found 21- year old William Joseph (Fan-kur) Fancher of North Carolina dead from a gunshot wound.
Authorities later arrested 29 year old Joseph Eric Leonard of Wilmington, North Carolina for allegedly driving under the influence.
Investigators believe Leonard is also responsible for the murder.
He's been charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Officials say an argument lead to the shooting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:08:49]
[IN Q=There had]

((MAJOR RICHARD PULLIAM/SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE HAD BEEN ALTERCATION A FIGHT AND SHOTS HAD BEEN FIRED WE SEIZED APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEAPONS, SMALL QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Richard Pulliam/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=and alcohol.]
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[VO-NAT]


The man living in the home, 27 year old Corey Gunliskson, has been charged with malicous wounding.
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[hemings-descendants]


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


It was a very special family reunion this weekend in Ohio.
Descendants of Virginia slave Sally Hemings were celebrating a new report by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
Randall Pinkston reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:21:49]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julia Westerinen/Hemings Descendant; :48]
[SUPER=01-Tina Andrews/Screenwriter; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:18]
[SUPER=04-May 1999; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Shay Banks-Young/Hemings Descendant; 1:33 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Michele Cooley Quille/Hemings Descendant; 1:36]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, COLUMBUS, OHIO.]
((NATSOT: your name please? Mildred Jones

VO1: THIS WEEKEND IN COLUMBUS, OHIO,
NATSOT:O. K. girls (man takes pix of 3 women)
VO#2 : 800 DESCENDANTS OF SALLY HEMINGS CELEBRATED NEW PROOF THAT THOMAS JEFFERSON - ONE OF THE AMERICAS FOUNDING FAT

HERS - MOST LIKELY FATHERED 6 CHILDREN BY HIS SLAVE...
SOT: SHAY BANKS YOUNG Its about time.

VO 3: THE REPORT by THE THOMAS JEFFERSON FOUNDATION COMES A YEAR AFTER GENETIC TESTS LINKED JEFFERSON to HEMINGS DESCENDANTS.
SOT: SHAY BANKS YOUNG DOES THIS END THE CONTROVERSY? No,

VO 4: FOR MICHELLE COOLEY QUILL, THE REPORT STOPS SHORT: BECAUSE IT EXCLUDES HER ANCESTOR THOMAS WOODSON.
SOT: MICHELLE COOLEY QUILL We will not rest until it is definitively stated that Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings bo

re seven children, the first of whom was Thomas. VO 5: LUCIAN TRUSCOTT, A DESCENDANT OF JEFFERSON AND A LONG-TIME SUPPORTER OF THE HEMINGS FAMILY - PREDICTS THE REPORT WILL NOT BE ENOUGH FOR SOME OF HIS WHITE RELATIVES..
SOT: LUCIAN TRUSCOTT/JEFFERSON DESCENDANT its a nightmare// because it makes them get up in the morning, look in the m

irror and start shaving and say, I've got black cousins. VO 6: BUT ITS NO PROBLEM FOR JULIA WESTERINEN ..WHO WAS PLEASED TO LEARN OF HER SLAVE ANCESTRY..
SOT: JULIA WESTERINEN

All of a sudden, I have this enormous back family who have opened their arms to me lovingly and embraced me
VO 7: THE FAMILYS STORY IS NOW A CBS MINI-SERIES -( movie sot up on sally)...
SOT: TINA ANDREWS /SCREENWRITER We dont know a lot about her so its important as we move into this new millennium tha

t she be given a voice. RANDALL ON CAM BRIDGE MANY OF SALLY HEMINGS DESCENDANTS LIVED IN OHIO AND WERE BURIED HERE. THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THIS HISTORIC RACIAL SAGA CONCERNS THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE CURRENT GENERATION
VO#8: IN MAY , AN ASSOCIATION OF JEFFERSON DESCENDANTS MEETS IN MONTICELLO, VIRGINIA TO DECIDE WHETHER TO FINALLY OP

EN THE CEMETERY TO THOMAS JEFFERSON'S OTHER FAMILY.
SOT: SHAY BANKS YOUNG I felt like I was trying to make application to the Ku Klux Klan trying to come into that group.


SOT: MICHELLE COOLEY QUILL Before I die, I believe I'll see that the Monticello Association will do what is correct an

d what is just.
VO # 9: LIKE ALL FAMILIES, THERE ARE CONFLICTS.. AND FROM THIS FAMILY A LESSON ..
SOT: LUCIAN TRUSCOTT 7 If we accept the fact that Jeffersons two families are just one big family, then that's going to

lead us to the fact that in this nation, we've been separate families all these years but we've really all the time been one.
VO # 10: THE QUESTION IS WHETHER AMERICA IS READY TO BELIEVE IT.... RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, NY.>))



[Three-Steve]


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


If you're in search of a real hunk of a man for Valentine's Day, one California woman has what you might be looking for...almost.
Her man's a hunk alright.
He's just not a REAL hunk.
Mike Castellucci of KCBS has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=May I help you?]
[SUPER=03-Bel Air, CA; :00]
[SUPER=07-Susan Stofski; :11]
[SUPER=01-Mike Castellucci/Reporting; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[benefit-concert]


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


Music stars Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen returned to their alma mater, Texas A&M University for a benefit concert for bonfire victims and their families.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX;]

[3:18:40]
About 10-thousand attended the concert last night.
Concert organizers hoped to raise more than 100- thousand dollars for the Bonfire Relief Fund established by former students to help with medical and other costs associated with the accident.
Lovett and Keen were roommates while attending A&M in the late 1970s.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((BROOKS LANDGRAF:THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THESE TWO REKNOWNED ARTISTS OUT HERE---THAT THEY ARE TWO AGGIES...PUTTING ASIDE

THEIR STARDOM TO EMBRACE THE FAMILIES OF THIS TRAGEDY LAST FALL...IS JUST GREAT AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Brooks Landgraf/Student;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=to be a part of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bonfire is a 90-year tradition that precedes the annual football game between A&M and the University of Texas.
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[Feedback]


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A story about how bad weather affected churches was the topic in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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(( Snowstorms two weekends in a row prompted hundreds of churches to cancel services. A story pointing out that they'd also missed two weeks of donations brought this from a viewer in the New River Valley [Angela Riner, Christiansburg]:
"I was very offended at the report you did on churches and their financial need. My father is the minister of a small church in Christiansburg. Now, granted we were not closed but our numbers were way down as was our offering. Big deal. No one is worried. It hasn't even been mentioned. Our congregation is very generous. They give from their hearts not from any sense of impending doom. I thought the comments of the minister interviewed were highly distressing. Does he not depend on God or his church members to fill the need?"
And a viewer from Martinsville [W. Randolph, Martinsville] wrote:
"Due to an Act of God, Snow, we have had an Act of Less, Money, which now requires an Act of Faith, Recovery...Don't discredit your members and guest by saying "we lost collections due to snow cancellations." We cannot lose something that we never had in our possession. Members know their financial responsibility to the church and to their God. If they do not, don't look to recovering lost revenue...look to uncovering lost faith."
Our address at News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find a moderated on-line forum on our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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In sports, Roy Stanley has N-B-A highlights and notes from the Roanoke Steam.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A formal merger announcement from One Valley Bancorp and B-B-and-T is expected later today.
West-Virgnia-based One Valley has branches Southwest and Central Virginia.
Financial giant B-B-and-T has 650 branched across the southeast.
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The victim in yesterday's murder in Halifax County has been identified as 21- year old William Joseph (Fan-kur) Fancher of North Carolina.
Authorities later arrested 29 year old Joseph Eric Leonard of Wilmington, North Carolina-- he's charged with first degree murder.
The man living in the home, 27 year old Corey Gunliskson, has been charged with malicous wounding.
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Former Lewis Gale Clinic doctor Rodney Poffenberger has found a way to keep serving his patients.
After some negotiating and a financial agreement, Phycor and the Clinic allowed Poffenberger to continue practicing, though his contract said he could not for 18 months.
He says it was well worth it to give his patients the option to continue with his care.
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