[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An Alaska Airlines jet makes an emergency landing in San Francisco, one week after the crash of flight 2-61.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And British authorities continue to negotiation with the hijackers of an afghan jetliner.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Radiational cooling overnight dropped temperatures into the 20s and 30s, so you might have some frost to scrape off your windshield this morning.
Expect temperatures at least 10 degrees cooler today than what we enjoyed yesterday.
The complete forecast, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[alaska-airlines]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash MD-80]


A piece of Alaska Airlines Flight 2-61 may have broken off the jet before it crashed a week ago.
The Washington Post that radar picked up an object falling about four miles from the crash site.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

[3;04:19]
Meantime, another problem with an Alaska Airlines MD-80 jetliner.
The plane was forced to return to San Francisco yesterday just after takeoff, after sparks were spotted coming from an engine.
Just like flight 2-61 the plane originated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and was headed to Seattle with 88 people on board.
A spokesman says a bird may have been sucked into the engine.
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[planes-collide]


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


And a mid air collision over a Los Angeles golf course left four people dead yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sylmar, CA;]

[3:10:06]
The collision happened over a populated area and a busy stretch of interstate.
One plane crashed down onto a golf course.
The other slammed into trees near the interstate.
Shaken motorists had to pull over.
And golfers litterally ran for their lives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ROSEANNE STRASH, DRIVER/WITNESS; IN FRONT OF ME I SAW AN AIRPLANE SPIRALING DOWN NOSE FIRST AND I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT WAS GONNA HIT THE FREEWAY. JEFFREY CHILDRESS, GOLFER/WITNESS; WE LOOKED UP TO SEE THIS OTHER AIRCRAFT FALLING STRAIGHT DOWN ALMOST ON TOP OF OUR HEADS.))
[SUPER=01-Roseanne Strash/Motorist;]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Childress/Golfer; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=top of our heads.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


No one on the ground was injured.
But two people were killed in each plane.
The F-A-A says one of the planes was an experimental craft.
The other a cessna.
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[hijacking]


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


As armed marksmen stand guard outside a hijacked Afghan airliner in England, negotiations to end the three day stand off drag on.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stansted, England;]

[3:06:40]
Hijackers commandeered the plane shortly after take-off from the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday.
The jet ended up in England after making several stops including one in Moscow.
At least eight hostages have been released.
But more than one hundred and fifty passengers and crew members remain on board.
According to Afghan radio reports hijackers are demanding the release of an opposition leader.
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[E-Flag-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:01:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're still fighting the "war between the states" in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Roanoke re-enactor Chris Caveness (KAV-i-ness) is lobbying for the return of the 28th Virginia Regiment's battle flag -- captured at Gettysburg.
The regiment suffered 90 percent casualties, and lost its flag to a soldier from Minnesota.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape two 16;52:53]
[IN Q=This flag]

((CHRIS CAVENESS/28TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY RE-ENACTOR: THIS FLAG IS THE ONLY FLAG WHICH HAS NOT BEEN RETURNED... ACT OF RECONCILIATION, REUNIFICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Caveness/28th Virginia Infantry Re-enactor; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=reconciliation, reunification.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's re-enactors in the 28th Regiment include descendants of Confederate soldiers from Campbell, Craig, Botetourt, Roanoke, Bedford, and Montgomery counties.
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[E-Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-58 43:25]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol Textile Relief]


Governor Jim Gilmore has taken a public stand AGAINST emergency relief for Southside textile workers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor's Deputy Secretary of Commerce made the announcement yesterday in committee.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE ONE 16:19:40]
[IN Q=The textile workers]

((JOSH LIEF/DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: THE TEXTILE WORKERS RELIEF ACT OF 2000 IS NOT THE ANSWER...ENSURE THAT WE DO NOT IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT PIT ONE REGION OF THE COMMONWEALTH AGAINST ANOTHER.))
[sot TAPE TWO 16:36:46]

((PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR COMPASSION... PITY...GIVE UP THEIR CHECKBOOK.... THESE PEOPLE ARE HURTING.))
[SUPER=01-Josh Lief/Deputy Secretary of Commerce; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; :22]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=are hurting.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Gilmore administration says it's working "double time" to bring new jobs to Martinsville and Henry County.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


But the Governor believes temporary financial aid to the laid off workers is unfair to other Virginians without jobs.
The bill is still alive in the legislature -- despite the Governor's announced opposition.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, highlights from a big night for basketball in Blacksburg, and U-N-C cools off the red hot Lady Cavs.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=30 minutes]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Smoak/Wyndam Hotel]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: chocolate))

[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:09:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


The burial of hazardous waste at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center will cost the city one half million dollars more.
Yesterday, city council approved a settlement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that calls for a civil penalty and community service.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998]


The environmental problems came to light two years ago, with the discovery of barrels buried at the Public Works Service Center.
Eventually more than one thousand were unearthed. Most were empty but 58 contained hazardous waste, asphalt patch material or oil-based road paint.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=It's a situation that in retrospect]

((BILL HACKWORTH/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY: IT'S A SITUATION THAT IN RETROSPECT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, BUT WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE IN PLACE A SYSTEM TO PREVENT THIS SORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM FROM TAKING PLACE AND NOW WE'RE PAYING FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hackworth/Roanoke City Attorney]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=now we're paying for it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council also approved a new ordinance that could help city neighborhoods fight illegal drug activity.
It's in response to recent complaints from neighborhood leaders-- yesterday's action will target problem properties.
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[E-Church-Money]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51 TC1:08:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Local pastors have counted up the money to see whether church-goers gave enough money Sunday to make up for cancelled services.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Maple Street Baptist Church was closed two recent weekends due to snow.
But people here did NOT give enough money Sunday to make up the difference.
Now the inner-city church is short 10-thousand-dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:28:23]
[IN Q=I DON'T THINK]

((I DON'T THINK ANYONE PUT ANY OF THOSE THREE MINISTRY MONIES IN A JAR AND SAVED IT TO BRING IT NEXT SUNDAY, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN THIS FIRST SUNDAY. I THINK PEOPLE WILL BRING WHAT THEY NORMALLY BRING.))
[SUPER=01-Vater Colbert/Pastor;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=NORMALLY BRING]
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[VO-NAT]


But at Cave Spring Baptist Church in Roanoke County -- churchgoers doubled their giving this weekend to make up for a snowy Sunday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:02]
[IN Q=I BELIEVE]

((I BELIEVE IT SHOWS THEIR COMMITMENT TO CHRIST, THEIR LOVE FOR HIM AND THEIR LOVE FOR THE CHURCH.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Elmore/Pastor;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=FOR THE CHURCH.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Local pastors say even if their congregations have NOT given extra money yet, they ultimately will.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, women may not be the only ones to benefit from estrogen therapy.
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=1:46]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((WATCHFUL WAITING IS A GOOD IDEA FOR A NUMBER OF HEALTH PROBLEMS- BUT EAR INFECTIONS? A NEW STUDY FROM THE NETHERLANDS SAY- HOLD THOSE ANTIBIOTICS AND SEE IF THOSE EARS CLEAR ON THEIR OWN.
VT=VO

THE STUDY FOLLOWED ABOUT 240 TODDLERS WITH EAR INFECTIONS- AND DID NOT GIVE THEM ANTIBIOTICS. THEY JUST TOLD THE PARENTS TO BRING THE KIDS BACK IF THE KIDS DIDNT GET BETTER OR GOT WORSE. WELL HOW MANY OF THOSE 240 SETS OF PARENTS HAD TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN BACK TO GET ANTIBIOTICS WITHIN 4 DAYS- JUST EIGHT. THE RESEARCHERS SAY THIS STUDY SUPPORTS THE IDEA THAT ANTIBIOTICS ARE OVERUSED FOR EAR INFECTIONS... THEY HOWEVER DID NOT ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF A 2 YEAR SCREAMING IN PAIN AT 3 AM.. AND WHETHER ANTIBITOICS WOULD AT LEAST MAKE THE PARENT FEEL BETTER.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY-ESTROGEN- FOR MEN. SOME WHO'VE HAD PROSTATE CANCER SURGERY ARE BOTHERED BY HORRIBLE HOT FLASHES. A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SAYS- USE ESTROGEN - JUST LIKE YOU'D DO FOR A WOMAN AT MENOPAUSE. THE STUDY FOUND AN ESTROGEN PATCH DID- IN FACT- DO A GREAT JOB IN RELIEVING THOSE HOT FLASHES. AND
VT=VO

FINALLY- DO YOU THINK AN INSURANCE COMPANY SHOULD PAY FOR PAIN MEDICINE FOR A WOMAN IN LABOR? YOU MAY SAY YES BUT EVIDENTLY MANY INSURERS ARE SAYING- WE'RE NOT GOING TO PAY. SO- THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY HAS JUST RELEASED A STATEMENT INSISTING INSURANCE COMPANIES PAY UP-NO QUESTIONS ASKED. BEST ADVICE IF YOU'RE DENIED COVERAGE FOR PAIN MEDICINE DURING LABOR- TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY FIRST- AND THEN GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR STATES INSURANCE COMMISSION. ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES I'M DRDH FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Fran Ferguson/Center in the Square;]
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((Archive: chocolate)) [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]


Sparks were seen flying from the tail section of an Alaska Airlines jet liner as it was coming in for a landing in San Francisco last night.
The incident bore similarities to the disastrous Alaska Airlines flight a week ago, which killed all 88 people aboard in a crash off the California coast.
The flight began in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and was bound for Seattle.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Negotiations between authorities and the hijackers of an Afghan passenger plane continue near London.
The hijackers are believed to be holding more than 150 hostages on the Boeing 7-27 which was seized Sunday during a domestic flight in Afghanistan and then flown to England.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a nationwide manhunt is underway for a man suspected of setting off three bombs near Richmond.
Two of the bombs went off beneath pickup trucks, and the third came at a business where the suspect formerly worked.

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


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday February 8.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-hijacking]


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


British authorities say the hijacking of an Afghan jetliner ``could go on for days.''
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stansted, England;]

[3:06;40]
The Boeing 7-27 is parked at an airport outside London.
It was seized shortly after takeoff in Afghanistan Sunday on a domestic flight.
According to Afghan radio reports hijackers are demanding the release of an opposition leader.
The hijackers are holding at least 150 hostages.
Several have already been set free in London, and at earlier stops.
One former hostage told reporters there are eight hijackers, and they are armed with pistols, grenades and daggers.

(------------)



[5-Bombs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=500-7 9:52]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


Police are conducting a nationwide search for a man suspected of setting three bombs in suburban Richmond.
He's been identified as 47-year-old Luis Cristobal, a Cuban national who lived in Petersburg.
A van that Cristobal is believed to have used was found outside an Amtrak station after yesterday's bombings
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;]


Police say Fred Michael heard a loud explosion when he tried to start his truck outside his home yesterday morning.


He thought at first his engine had blown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:56:17]
[IN Q=Went to put it]
[SUPER=07-Fred Michael;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=out of the house.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Another bomb went off at the ironworks company he owns. The device was defective and did not cause any damage.
A third blast at another home injured one of Michael's relatives.
(------------)



[E-GOP-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:04:41]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Delaware Republicans go to the polls today in that state's presidential primary.
George W. Bush and Steve Forbes have campaigned in the First State.
John McCain was a no-show but he's on the ballot.
With a little more than two weeks until Virginia's GOP presidential primary ...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville]

there's a growing sense of optimism in the local John McCain camp -- that his win in New Hampshire has turned Virginia into a battleground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:17:33]
[IN Q=new hampshire]

((JIM MAYE/MCCAIN SWVA CHAIRMAN: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUT IT INTO A NEW PERSPECTIVE. PEOPLE NOW SEE HIM AS A VIABLE CANDIDATE. THAT'S GENERATING EXCITEMENT. THOSE WHO WERE ON THE BORDER ARE NOW MOVING INTO HIS CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Maye/McCain SWVA Chairman;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=into his campaign]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But the people backing George W. Bush say he has so much support from the Republican establishment ... he shouldn't be hurt by McCain's grass-roots momentum.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:14:10]
[IN Q=he's got]

((ED LYNCH/BUSH RKE. CO CHAIR: HE'S GOT THE SUPPORT OF CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS. THEY VOTE IN THE LARGEST NUMBERS IN THE PRIMARY. THAT'S GOING TO HELP US ON FEBRUARY 29TH.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Bush Rke. Co. Chairman;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=February 29th]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The next big primary is in South Carolina on the 19th.
(------------)



[Internet-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-01 21:54]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Campaign websites could be changing the way Presidential candidates are reaching out to attract voters.
The internet is more popular then ever and candidates are capitalizing on it.
Kate Weidaw has more
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You've seen the]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Erica Piccirello/Voter; :17]
[SUPER=01-John Ra/Hollins U. Political Science Prof.; :49]
[SUPER=01-Eric Walrond/Voter; 1:19]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=KW, News 7]

((You've seen the candidates on t.v. shaking hands, giving speeches, and being cheered on by supporters. But it's a computer screen that's giving more and more voters information on issues.
Erica Piccirello will be voting for the first time this year.

[SOT 1:40:55]
[INQ=]

((ERICA PICCIRELLO/VOTER: I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE WEBSITE THAT I CAN GO AND FIND OUT INFORMATION AT ANY POINT AND TIME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


On each site you can find general information about the candidates beliefs, values, and accomplishments -(1:12:46) but you can also find speeches - like this one from Al Gore.
(1:13:37)You can follow John McCain as he travels across the states - see who supports George W. Bush, (1:13:09)and rea

d Bill Bradley's biography while looking at childhood photographs.
But are these sites helpful in selecting a candidate? Professor John Ra says yes and no.

[SOT 1:30:39]
[INQ=]

((JOHN RA/POLITICAL SCIENCE HEAD HOLLINS COLLEGE: GOOD IN THE SENSE THAT IT INCREASES AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION ESPECIALLY FOR THE PEOPLE DESPITE THEIR FAVORABLE ECONOMIC STATUS STAY AWAY FROM IT, IT'S BAD IN THE SENSE IT TENDS TO BE EVEN MORE DISCRIMINATORY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FINANCIALLY ENDOWED IN OUR SOCIETY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 20]


Republican Eric Walrond doesn't have time to watch t.v. - so he's turning to websites to help him decide who gets his vote.

[SOT 1:43:27]
[INQ=]

((ERIC WALROND/VOTER: I GUESS THE DEBATES ARE SO QUICK THEY ARE BACK AND FORTH BUT THIS WAY YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PERSON AND GET A BETTER BACKGROUND FOR WHO THEY ARE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IF YOU'RE STILL UNDECIDED AFTER LOOKING AT THE CANDIDATE'S WEBSITES THERE ARE SITES THAT CAN MATCH YOU UP WITH A CANDIDATE AFTER YOU FILL OUT A SURVEY. YOU CAN FIND THOSE SITES ON WDBJ7 DOT COM AND CLICKING ON WEBWATCH. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[2-E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:09:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


The city of Roanoke already reached a settlement with the federal government after hazardous waste was discovered at the Public Works Service Center..
Yesterday, it approved a settlement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that calls for a civil penalty and community service totalling half a million dollars..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998]


The environmental problems came to light two years ago, with the discovery of barrels buried at the Public Works Service Center.
Eventually more than one thousand were unearthed. Most were empty but 58 contained hazardous waste, asphalt patch material or oil-based road paint.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=It's a situation that in retrospect]

((BILL HACKWORTH/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY: IT'S A SITUATION THAT IN RETROSPECT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, BUT WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE IN PLACE A SYSTEM TO PREVENT THIS SORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM FROM TAKING PLACE AND NOW WE'RE PAYING FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hackworth/Roanoke City Attorney]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=now we're paying for it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Council also approved a new ordinance that could help city neighborhoods fight illegal drug activity.
It's in response to recent complaints from neighborhood leaders-- yesterday's action will target problem properties.
(------------)



[2-E-Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-58 43:25]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol Textile Relief]


The move to help laid off textile workers has hit a snag at the governor's office.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor's Deputy Secretary of Commerce made the announcement yesterday in committee.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE ONE 16:19:40]
[IN Q=The textile workers]

((JOSH LIEF/DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: THE TEXTILE WORKERS RELIEF ACT OF 2000 IS NOT THE ANSWER...ENSURE THAT WE DO NOT IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT PIT ONE REGION OF THE COMMONWEALTH AGAINST ANOTHER.))
[sot TAPE TWO 16:36:46]

((PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR COMPASSION... PITY...GIVE UP THEIR CHECKBOOK.... THESE PEOPLE ARE HURTING.))
[SUPER=01-Josh Lief/Deputy Secretary of Commerce; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; :22]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=are hurting.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Gilmore administration says it's working "double time" to bring new jobs to Martinsville and Henry County.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


But the Governor believes temporary financial aid to the laid off workers is unfair to other Virginians without jobs.
The bill is still alive in the legislature -- despite the Governor's announced opposition.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: chocolate))

[2-E-Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-57 43:55]
[GRAPHIC=Munsey]


The story of a missing Radford teen is now on the internet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A friend of Tara Munsey's family created the web site.
It includes information on the 17-year old's disappearance from a Fairlawn Taco Bell last month and clips from media coverage.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FS GRAPHIC]
For a direct link to the web site, log on to our homepage at wdbj7-dot com and click on Webwatch.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Investigators say they've interviewed more than 100 people since Munsey disappeared two weeks ago.
Though they believe Tara PROBABLY got into a car with someone she knew, there are still NO witnesses who saw her after she left the restaurant.

[E-Murder-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-56 50:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder-Suicide]


A community in Carroll County is mourning the loss of a teacher and mother gunned down by her estranged husband Sunday in a murder-suicide.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]


At the Woodlawn School -- where Rebecca Sams taught sixth grade -- students and coworkers underwent grief counseling most of the day.
Sams was shot in a neighbor's driveway by David Wayne Sams as she and her children returned from church. He then shot himself.
Sheriff Wayne Manning says David Sams was under a protective order and was a week away from being tried for abusing her.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:02:01 - :16]
[IN Q=A protective order]

((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF: A PROTECTIVE ORDER STATES THAT IF HE GOES BACK AROUND HER, WE CAN COME AND ARREST HIM FOR VIOLATING THE COURT ORDER. BUT WHEN HE'S GOT A STATE OF MIND LIKE HE HAD YESTERDAY, PAPERS DON'T MEAN MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=papers don't mean much.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Rebecca Sams' funeral will be held tomorrow.

[E-NW-Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC10:58]
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It looked like the Earth opened up in Roanoke yesterday...
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This gaping sinkhole was about 10 feet deep and 5 feet wide.
It developed on Princeton Avenue in Northwest yesterday - reportedly just after a school bus went by.
As the road broke up - it apparently broke the water main.
The entire 34-hundred block of Princeton was without water last night while crews repaired the break.
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Folks across the country now know the name Hollins University.
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Sophomore Marcail (mar-KALE) Moran competed on the Jeopardy College Championship last night.
Friends of Moran gathered in the Babcock Auditorium to cheer her on.
Although Moran lost she can be proud that she was selected out of 10-thousand applicants for a spot on last night's game show.
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In sports, Denise Allen has notes from the Roanoke Steam, and Tiger Woods wins six straight.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Textile relief may have hit a snag in the form of Governor Gilmore.
The Gilmore administration says temporary financial aid to laid off workers is unfair to other Virginians without jobs.
The bill is still alive in the legislature -- despite the Governor's announced opposition.
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The burial of hazardous waste at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center will cost the city one half million dollars more.
Yesterday, city council approved a settlement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that calls for a civil penalty and community service.
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With no new leads, the search for a missing Radford teen has expanded to the internet.
A friend of Tara Munsey's family created the web site.
It includes information on the 17-year old's disappearance from a Fairlawn Taco Bell last month and clips from media coverage.
You can find a link to it in the webwatch section of our homepage.
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