[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Crew members make a dramatic escape from a hijacked jetliner.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the response to a job expo could bring more than a thousand jobs to Montgomery County.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear skies, calm winds, and some scattered frost greet you as you start this Wednesday...
But a change in wind directions will bring in much milder air...we'll see a return of temperatures in the 50s by afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Job-Fair]


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


1200 new jobs could come to Montgomery County if enough prospective workers come to a job fair today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/January 31;]


Last month, Congressman Rick Boucher announced that the county is one of two final contenders for a national telecommunications customer service center.
Boucher said the company would choose based on the number of available workers.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The job fair begins today at noon at the Montgomery County Enterprise Center.
We'll have more on this story on News 7 at Noon.

[E-Southside-Rising]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-51 TC1:12:51]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


A former U-S Senate candidate and now a likely candidate for governor... Mark Warner... says he can help revive a troubled economy in Southern and Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


In Martinsville yesterday morning, the Virginia businessman announced a multi-million dollar project to attract businesses to the area.
Warner and some 85 private investors think they can do it with a 7 million dollar venture capital fund called "Southside Rising."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 39:15:00]
[IN Q=What happens]

((MARK WARNER/BUSINESSMAN: WHAT HAPPENS WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE COMPANY THEY COME TO THE FIRM, WE REVIEW, DECIDE...AND WE BECOME PARTNERS WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Businessman]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=partners with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


If all goes according to his plan, Warner says they will attract 10 to 20 high tech businesses or other small companies just starting out in the next few years.
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[SML-Project]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:03:38]
[GRAPHIC=SML]


New development is in the works at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Last night the Franklin County Planning Commission approved a plan that would allow the construction of retail shops, restaurants, and a marina, as well as a 96 unit condominium complex.
Supporters of the plan are excited about the job opportunities and additional boat slots, while opponents think the development would ruin the landscape.
The Board of Supervisors will vote on the plan Tuesday.
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[hijacking]


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


A U-N observer is on the scene in Stantsted, England after four hostages made a daring escape from that hijacked Afghan plane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stansted, England;]

[3:02:21]
This is video of the overnight escape.
The plane's pilot, co-pilot, first officer and flight engineer climbed down a rope ladder hanging out a cockpit window and dropped down the rest of the way to the ground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:01:13-22]
[IN Q=Inevitably the escape of these men...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Edwards/Police Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=restore that calm.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Calmer negotiations resumed just before dawn as authorities talked to the hijackers about supplying more fuel for a generator.
Police believe between 6 and 10 hijackers are holding the plane and more than 150 hostages.
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[planes-collide]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane]


Three people are dead, including a popular Chicago radio host, after a mid-air collision in Illinois.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Zion, IL;]

[3:10:33]
The craft, carrying Bob Collins, slammed into the roof of a hospital.
The force of the impact blew the windows out of the facility's top floor.
Two workers sustained minor burns and the hospital was evacuated.
The other plane crashed on a nearby street.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((WITNESS: I SEEN THE TWO PLANES COMING APART, AND THIS PLANE RIGHT BEHIND US DID A TOTAL NOSEDIVE RIGHT AWAY.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=a total nose dive away.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials believe both planes were approaching a nearby airport.
No word yet on a cause.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

[YESTERDAY'S 3 AM 3:10:06]
Yesterday's accident comes one day after a mid air collision in Los Angeles killed four people.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, high school and college basketball notes, and the N-F-L mourns the death of Derrick Thomas.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=you then]



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



[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Judy Larson/Art Museum of Western Virginia;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(toss to stocks)

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

[5-Doctor-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-11 TC11:52]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol HMOs]


Virginians who are part of H-M-Os can choose their own doctors now-- and pay a higher price for it.
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[VO-NAT]


A bill that would have allowed you to go out of your network-- but pay the same price, got killed yesterday in Richmond.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell wants patients to choose any doctor, and make the H-M-O pay a set fee.
The bill died on a 14 to 11 vote.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I think]

((MARK PRATT/VIRGINIA ASSOC. OF HEALTH PLANS: I THINK THIS WAS THE CASE OF A BILL THAT IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS, BECAUSE IT SUGGESTS THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE CHOICE, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: EVERY TIME WE COME UP AND SAY WE'RE GONNA DO AWAY WITH DRIVE-BY HYSTERECTOMIES, EVERYBODY SAYS OH THE SKY IS FALLING, THE COST IS GONNA GO UP...IT HASN'T HAPPENED.)) ((BOOTIE CHEWNING/VINTON RESIDENT: THEY SIT UP THERE WITH A BOOK AND A COMPUTER AND TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T HAVE. THAT'S FOR THE BIRDS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Pratt/Virginia Assoc. of Health Plans; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :08]
[SUPER=01-Bootie Chewning/Vinton Resident; :25]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=the birds.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


A bill that would let you sue your H-M-O is still alive in the legislature.

[E-Vistar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:24:20]
[GRAPHIC=Vistar]


They won the fight in Richmond to build a new eye surgery center in the Roanoke Valley... but the Vistar Eye Doctors say they'll keep fighting to repeal Virginia's Certificate-of-Public-Need law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The doctors were originally denied permission to build the center under the C-O-P-N law.
It's a law that says the STATE decides if a locality needs new health facilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:12:04]
[IN Q=this is going]

((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: THIS IS GOING TO BE A CENTER THAT IS GONNA GREATLY ENHANCE THE LEVEL OF CARE OUR SENIOR CITIZENS ARE GOING TO ENJOY IN ROANOKE. AND IN FIVE YEARS EVERYBODY'S GOING TO WONDER WHY EVERYBODY WOULD'VE OPPOSED SOMETHING THAT IS SO WONDERFUL. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Vistar Eye Center]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=SO WONDERFUL]
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[VO-NAT]


Carilion Health System led the fight against Vistar ... saying the surgery center would take away too much of its business.
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[E-Salem-VA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-59 24:25:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former American League Umpire got no arguments at the Salem V-A Medical Center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc16:55:10]
[In-Q=Are you]

((ARE YOU A BASEBALL FAN, DO YOU EVER YELL AT THE UMPIRES? SOMETIMES. LAUGHS.))
[RUNS=:06]
[out-q=laughing]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]


But that doesn't stop Larry Barnett from visiting, in fact, he's traveled to all 172 Veterans hospitals across the country.
What keeps him coming back is the response he gets from the patients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 16:59:14]
[IN Q=The DAV]

((LARRY BARNETT/MAJOR LEAGUE UMPIRE: THE DAV SAYS IT'S THE ONLY PROGRAM THEY'VE EVER DONE THAT NO ONE HAS CALLED IN OR WRITTEN IN AND COMPLAINED ABOUT AND BEING A UMPIRE, THEY'VE COMPLAINED ABOUT MY WORK FOR 35 YEARS SO I GUESS THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD REASON TO STAY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Barnett/Major League Umpire; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=good reason to stay.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Along with autographed pictures, one lucky patient received an authentic American League baseball jacket to remember the day.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, your outlook on life could affect the length of your life.
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=1:43]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((IT'S SAID WHEN AN OPTIMIST SEES A DOUGHNUT- A PESSIMIST JUST SEES THE HOLE. WHAT DO YOU SEE? THE ANSWER'S IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SEE A NEW STUDY FROM THE MAYO CLINIC
VT=VO

WHICH SAYS - IF YOU THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS- YOU'LL LIVE LONGER. THE RESEARCHERS FIRST ANALYZED A GROUP OF PEOPLE BACK IN THE EARLY 60'S- DIVIDED THEM INTO OPTIMISTS OR PESSIMISTS- AND THEN FOLLOWED THEM TO TODAY THE CONCLUSION: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPTIMIST AND A PESSIMIST: ABOUT 12 YEARS. THATS HOW MUCH LONGER PEOPLE WITH THAT MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDE LIVED IN THIS ALMOST 40 YEAR STUDY. ON CAM ALSO: IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES OR ASTHMA BUT CANT BEAR TO PART WITH A BELOVED PET YOU NEED TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE TYPE OF CARPETING YOU HAVE IN THE HOME. THE PROBLEM WITH SAY-CATS IS DANDER- AND CARPETS HOLD ON TO THAT DANDER LIKE A MAGNET. SO- IF A WOOD FLOOR ISN'T AN OPTION- RESEARCHERS AT JOHNS HOPKINS SAY GO WITH THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF CARPETING. - THICK, LOW LYING - SAY JUST A 1/4 INCH HIGH. AND SYNTHETICALLY COATED SUCH AS WITH TEFLON. THESE TYPES OF CARPETS ARE EASIER TO CLEAN AND DONT TRAP CAT DANDER OR DUST.
VT=VO

FINALLY- BEING OVERWEIGHT- IT HAS NOTHING TO WITH YOUR GENETICS OR DIET. THATS ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY-- IT SAYS PEOPLE WHO SNACK BETWEEN MEALS- EAT LARGE PORTIONS- AND DONT EXERCISE ARE MORE LIKELY TO GAIN WEIGHT - REGARDLESS OF ANYTHING ELSE. THE RESEARCHERS CAUTION AGAINST FAT DIETS- SUCH AS HIGH PROTEIN- AND SAY THE BEST DIET TO FOLLOW IS THE WALK AWAY DIET- EAT SOME- AND THEN GET UP AND GO FOR A WALK. ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DH FOR CBSNEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

((Archive:)) [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]


Negotiations continue at Stansted Airport near London between British officials and hijackers holding an Afghan airliner.
Four crew members used a rope to make a dramatic escape from the plane and police say that's put a strain on the talks.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A popular Chicago radio host was among three killed when two small planes collided yesterday over a hospital parking lot.
Some of the hospital employees were singed in the crash.
And thirty patients had to be moved because of the damage.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's on to South Carolina for George W. Bush, after his Republican primary win in Delaware.
John McCain, who didn't visit the First State, surprised many observers by finishing second.
Steve Forbes came in third after winning the primary four years ago.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Job-Fair]


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


If the workers show, the company will come-- and bring 12-hundred jobs with it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/January 31;]


Last month, Congressman Rick Boucher announced that Montgomery County is one of two final contenders for a national telecommunications customer service center.
Boucher said the company would choose based on the number of available workers.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The job fair begins today at noon at the Montgomery County Enterprise Center.
We'll have more on this story on News 7 at Noon.

[E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-03 11:43]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


It's an ongoing feud between neighbors in one of Lynchburg's historic neighborhoods- Now its so bad its forced the city to call in some outside help to try and solve the problem.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The problems in]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:00]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( The problems in Lynchburg's Diamond Hill neighborhood have been simmering for years.
Diamond Hill became an historic district in 1978.. since then, residents who support the strict architectural regulations have clashed with those who say the rules are too burdensome and expensive.. to the point where they've tried to secede from the district on two separate occasions.
Now the city wants to pay professional mediators ten thousand dollars to try and get the two sides to sit down and talk out their differences.
Some council members say that's a waste of taxpayer money.
[SOT 8:55:13]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK IT'S UP TO THE CITIZENS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD TO DECIDE AMONGST THEMSELVES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK LIKE ADULTS.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=talk like adults.]
[SOT 9:01:32]

((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T SEE WHERE ANYTHING THAT'S BEEN DONE HAS HELPED ANYTHING AND I DON'T SEE WHERE WE SHOULD SPEND ANOTHER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ACCOMPLISH NOTHING.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=accomplish nothing.]


But others feel outside mediation is the only thing the city hasn't tried.. they hope it will work.
[SOT 8:53:52]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS SOME MEDIATION AND TO DO NOTHING MEANS WE TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE PROBLEM.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=to the problem.]


Council itself was equally divided over the issue.. the final vote was 4 to 3 in favor of spending the money.
Mediators will begin their work this spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[delaware-primary]


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


Chalk up another win for George W. Bush.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilmington, DE;]

[3:13:29]
He came out on top in Delaware's Republican presidential primary.
The Texas Governor captured 50 percent of the vote.
Finishing second with 25 percent was Arizona Senator John McCain.
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC; ]

[3:14;33]
Bush has now moved on to South Carolina, campaigning for next Tuesday's primary.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BUSH:I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE HELPFUL HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE PEOPLE TO SEE THAT THE PEOPLE OF DELAWARE LISTENED TO THE VOICES AND MADE THEIR DECISION. I KNOW I'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO. I'M IN A TOUGH FIGHT. ))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=I'm in a tough fight.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:13:29]
Steve Forbes came in third with 20 percent of the Delaware vote and is reportedly thinking of leaving the race.
Alan Keyes was fourth with four percent.
(------------)



[E-Party-Labels]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-58 45:41]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


If you've ever gone to vote, and wondered what political party your delegate, senator, or congressman is, this bill's for you.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Both the state Senate and House have now signed off on putting party labels next to candidates' names on Virginia ballots.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:40:26]
[IN Q=I'm supporting]

((DEL. TERRIE SUIT/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I'M SUPPORTING THIS BILL FOR TWO REASONS. ONE, BECAUSE PEOPLE DO WANT TO KNOW. AND TWO, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF RUNNING THE GAUNTLET AT THE POLLING PLACES, AND ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP CUT BACK ON THE PEOPLE STANDING OUT THERE SHOUTING WOULD YOU LIKE THE REPUBLICAN TICKET? WOULD YOU LIKE THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET?))
[sot 03:41:30]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE SEND 'EM MAIL SAYING I'M A DEMOCRAT. I HAD AN OPPONENT TOO, SENDS OUT MAIL SAYS I'M A REPUBLICAN. AND YOU KNOW MR. SPEAKER, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE COMING FROM. FORTUNATELY THEY DON'T SEEM TO COME FROM THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Terrie Suit/(R) Virginia Beach; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :16]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=the Roanoke Valley.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Existing Virginia law only requires party labels next to Presidential candidates.
Governor Jim Gilmore asked for the bill -- so it's a cinch he'll sign it.

[2-SML-Project]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:03:38]
[GRAPHIC=SML]


New development is in the works at Smith Mountain Lake.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Last night the Franklin County Planning Commission approved a plan that would allow the construction of retail shops, restaurants, and a marina, as well as a 96 unit condominium complex.
Supporters of the plan are excited about the job opportunities and additional boat slots, while opponents think the development would ruin the landscape.
The Board of Supervisors will vote on the plan Tuesday.
(------------)



[E-Robinson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:05:46]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville woman is going to prison for killing her husband.
She shot him after he discovered she was sending nude photos of herself to another man over the Internet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[from 99-4 2:05:02]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April 1999]


The prosecutor says Frederick Robinson found out what his wife Sharon had been doing, had an argument with her, then left for work.
When he returned home later that day, she shot him in the chest.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


Sharon Robinson pled guilty to the murder yesterday.
She'll serve 17 and a half years in prison.
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[S-Perry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-47 TC1:57:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ruby Perry stayed with Sir Walter Faison as his live-in nurse, after his wife died and cared for him until HE died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


She insists she tried to notify the Social Security Administration of his death, and in fact closed his bank account, but she continued to cash Social Security checks... totaling almost 20-thousand dollars.
In federal court yesterday the 65 year old nurse learned she'll spend the next four months under house arrest and then serve three years on probation.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


She'll have to pay back the money, but she can keep her job and won't spend any time in jail.

[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jennings/Frank L. Moose Jeweler]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[Boeing-Strike]


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


Technical workers and engineers at Boeing will go on strike in a matter of hours.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Everett, WA]


The old contract for the 22-thosuand unionized workers expired on December first.
A Boeing spokesman says the company plans to contiue operating.
However, the strike could compromise production.
(------------)


[E-Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-57 46:02]
[GRAPHIC=Tara Munsey]


Two weeks after a Radford girl disappeared, investigators say they still have no strong leads.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis says the phones haven't stopped ringing since the night Tara Rose Munsey vanished from the Taco Bell where she worked.
But, so far no tips have shed any light on what happened or where she is.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:16:36 - :55]
[IN Q=When we touch the]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: WHEN WE TOUCH THE RIGHT PERSON OR THE RIGHT PERSON CALLS AND TRUTHFULLY TELLS US WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT THE CASE AND WHAT THEY DID SEE ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 25TH, THAT'S WHAT WILL SOLVE THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=solve the case.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Davis and five other investigators are working on the case.
They say evidence indicates that Munsey got into a car with someone she knew.
This week, investigators are interviewing her closest friends for a second and third time to try and find answers.

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



[E-Chicken-Nuggets]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:44:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Chicken has been banned from Franklin County school cafeterias.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


The food services director says his cafeterias have stopped serving chicken, after recent reports of diseased poultry at a Gold-Kist plant in Alabama.
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Kids in Salem schools switched to another brand.
But Salem schools still owe three to five thousand dollars for this week's shipment of Gold-Kist chicken.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]

Schools in Roanoke, Roanoke County and Botetourt County use chicken from another supplier.

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, two former Hokies are now Roanoke Steam members, and a look into the upcoming NASCAR season.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=great day]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Last month, Congressman Rick Boucher announced that Montgomery County is one of two final contenders for a national telecommunications customer service center.
Boucher said the company will come if there are enough available workers.
Company representatives will be watching today's job expo at the Montgomery County Enterprise Center to make a decision.
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The City of Lynchburg will pay professional mediators ten thousand dollars to try and get two neighborhood groups to sit down and talk out their differences.
At issue is the Diamond Hill historic district and architectural regulations that some say are too burdensome and expensive.
Mediators will begin their work this spring.
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Virginians who are part of H-M-Os can choose their own doctors now but pay a higher price for it.
That situation won't change anytime soon now that a bill that would have allowed you to go out of your network-- but pay the same price, got killed.
Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell wanted patients to choose any doctor, and make the H-M-O pay a set fee.
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