[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The hostage drama has ended peacefully on an airport runway outside London.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Apparel-maker Tultex is giving up reorganizing and will sell its assets and go out of business.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You might want to make OUTDOOR lunch plans for today--
We'll experience unseasonably warm temperatures today in the 60s for afternoon highs.
Meanwhile, an approaching front brings a few showers to the region by tomorrow morning.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[hijacking]


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


The hijackers of an Afghan jetliner have released their hostages and surrendered to British police, ending a tense four-day standoff at an airport outside London.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stansted, England;]

[3:38:49]
British officials now face the task of finding out why the heavily armed hijackers seized the Afghan airliner on a domestic flight and made stops in Moscow and Uzbekistan before deciding to land in Britain.
As the suspected hijackers came off the plane - seen here with brown blankets draped over them - they were searched by police before being driven off.
The 150 hostages were taken by bus into the airport where they are being interviewed and cared for.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:08:50]
[IN Q=]

((WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE IN A GOOD STAGE OF HEALTH, WE NEED TO GET THEM TO A PLACE OF SAFETY, START THE PROCESS OF IDENTIFING HOSTAGES AND HOSTAGE TAKERS.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Edwards/Police Spokesman;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=and hostage takers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities would not say how the hijackers came to surrender after days of negotiations.
But they have indicated that the hijackers won't be granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for freeing the hostages.
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[E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:46:36]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chpt. 11]


Apparel-maker Tultex is giving up reorganizing and will sell its assets and go out of business.
That's what a company lawyer said yesterday following a bankruptcy court hearing in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape]


A federal judge approved a severance package for C-E-O Randy Rollins.
He'll agree to resign and get 50-thousand dollars.
That's only one third of what company lawyers first requested.
But every dollar is controversial, because laid-off rank-and-file workers did not get severance deals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:07:01]
[IN Q=it's ridiculous]

((CAROL SHEERER/UNITE! UNION: IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT A CEO OR ANY OF THESE FOLKS CAN GET A SEVERANCE PACKAGE OR RETENTION BONUS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY PUTTING OUT THE WORK EVERY DAY UNTIL THAT THING SHUTS DOWN ARE NOT GETTING ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Sheerer/UNITE! Union]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=GETTING ANYTHING]
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[VO-NAT]


The 245-workers left at Tultex will get bonuses paid between now and March.
Company lawyers said those jobs are now focusing on selling off the company's assets ... meaning Tultex has virtually no chance of pulling itself out of bankruptcy.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:28:58]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Some laid off Tultex workers were back in Richmond yesterday-- only to see a bill that would give them emergency help get trapped in a committee.
Some Republicans who'd promised aid switched their allegiance after Governor Jim Gilmore took a stand against the bill.
The bill's sponsor addressed the Republicans directly.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We all know]
[sot TAPE TWO 11:47:51]

((ARMSTRONG: WE ALL KNOW WHERE THIS THING IS NOW. IT'S US VERSUS THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.05 ... AND THE REASON YOU DID THAT IS BECAUSE YOU HAD A LOT OF HEART.))
[SUPER=@Armstrong;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=of heart.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The Governor says he's philosophically opposed to helping the textile workers, when there's NOT enough money in the Unemployment Trust Fund to help laid off workers statewide.

[Party-Labels]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


It seemed like a bill allowing party labels next to candidates' names on Virginia ballots was well on its way after gaining preliminary approval Tuesday.
But yesterday three Republicans changed their minds and killed it.

[E-Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=11]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:14:34]
[GRAPHIC=Safety Belts]


Another bill that went down to defeat- one that would let Virginia police pull you over for NOT wearing a seatbelt.


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


Opponents killed it with a 50-50 tie -- arguing it's against the spirit of the founding fathers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:54:54:59]
[IN Q=If we pass]

((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: IF WE PASS THIS BILL TODAY, YOUR CONSTITUENTS ARE GONNA BE LESS FREE TODAY THAN THEY WERE WHEN THEY WOKE UP THIS MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=this morning.]
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[VO-NAT]


But supporters say police should simply be allowed to enforce existing laws.
They calculate the law could save 82 more lives a year in Virginia.
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[SOT 03:57:20]
[IN Q=I think]

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: I THINK IT IS PERTINENT TO SAY THAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WOULD HAVE BEEN CONCERNED HAD THEY LIVED IN AN AGE WHEN YOU'VE GOT TRUCKS THAT ARE THE SIZE OF SMALL TRAINS, WHEN YOU'VE GOT CARS THAT CAN GO A HUNDRED, HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES AN HOUR.))
[SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=an hour.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Senate bill will be back before the House in a few weeks-- so heavy lobbying could change the outcome.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, college hoops highlights and the Roanoke Valley gets a visit from a former N-F-L player and coach.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:33]
[OUT Q=30 minutes]



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



[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=embroidery is]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ann Miller/Blue Ridge Embroidery Guild; :28]
[SUPER=01-Cyrle Brumberg/Blue Ridge Embroidery Guild; :56]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=between techniques]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for phone # and web watch)
[SUPER=16-(336) 854-3908/E. G. A. Regional Director;]
[ESSC#4562]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[cyber-attack]


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


Federal authorities are promising to do what they can to fight a wave of Internet vandalism.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:03:35-shots of websites]
Attacks yesterday included one against the on-line brokerage E-trade.
Earlier this week hackers overloaded popular sites such as Yahoo, E-Bay, Amazon and Buy- dot-com.
The attacks are so serious: the F-B-I is investigating.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((RENO: WE ARE COMMITTED TO IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO TRACKING THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=bringing them to justice.]
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[VO-NAT]


All the attacks used what's known as a "denial of service."
That's where hackers flood web sites with so many requests for information: they literally shutdown from overload.
But while the attacks may have been devastating in their scope, all the companies say hackers did not gain access to valuable information about their customers.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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[E-Barbara-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[SS=Forbes]


Steve Forbes is expected to formally drop out of the Presidential race today.
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Meanwhile, George W. Bush and John McCain are starting to spend more time and money in Virginia.
McCain's first TV spots will be on the air later this week.
Bush is running a new series of ads, attacking McCain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tysons Corner]


Bush also had his mother campaigning in Charlottesville, Richmond and northern Virginia yesterday.
At one appearance, she boasted about his record on education as governor of Texas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He raised teacher]

((BARBARA BUSH/FORMER FIRST LADY: HE RAISED TEACHER SALARIES MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND DOLLARS. HE GAVE MORE CONTROL BACK TO THE LOCAL DISTRICTS AND ENDED SOCIAL PROMOTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Bush/Former First Lady;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=social promotions.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


She also expects her son and John McCain to work well together, once the campaign is over... just as her husband and Bob Dole did after their fight for the GOP nomination.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, it pays to be tall-- sometimes.
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=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((SEVERAL STUDIES HAVE SAID HEIGHT IS GOOD- AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO A LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE. BUT NOW A NEW STUDY- SAYS THERE MAY BE PROBLEMS LURKING FOR THOSE WHO WALK ON THE TALL SIDE. A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH DOES CONFIRM IF YOU'RE A MALE OVER 6 FEET TALL- THAT EXTRA HEIGHT CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE. BUT THE STUDY ALSO FOUND TALLER PEOPLE HAD A HIGHER RISK OF CERTAIN CANCERS INCLUDING COLON CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER. NOW WE DONT KNOW WHAT WHY THIS LINK EXISTS- BUT IT DOES SUGGEST WE BE EXTRA CAREFUL WITH GETTING THOSE SCREENING EXAMS DONE.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- MEDICATIONS- YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT CAN BE TO TAKE A PILL ONCE OR TWICE OR THREE TIMES A DAY. WELL HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT MEDICATION THAT ONLY NEEDS TO BE TAKEN ONCE A WEEK. RESEARCHERS SAY GET READY FOR ALLERGY, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, ANTIDEPRESSANT AND OTHER COMMON DRUGS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN JUST ONCE A WEEK. THE FIRST OF THESE PRODUCTS- A LONG PROZAC - IS EXPECTED TO GET FDA APPROVAL THIS SPRING.
VT=VO

AND FINALLY, SPEAKING OF MEDICATIONS - LETS TALK SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS- SPECIFICALLY DRUGS SUCH AS PROZAC, PAXIL, AND ZOLOFT. COMMON SIDE EFFECT ARE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AND PROBLEMS WITH SEX DRIVE. EARLY STUDIES SHOWED THE RATE OF THESE PROBLEMS - JUST 10%. BUT A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS SAYS THE RATE IS MORE LIKE 50%. ITS IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE ON ONE OF THESE DRUGS AND HAVE PROBLEMS- TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR-- BECAUSE YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT ASK. THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF 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;]



(I'll call for # & Web Watch)
[SUPER=16-(336) 854-3908/E. G. A. Regional Director;]
[ESSC#4562]



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

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The 150 passengers aboard the hijacked afghan airliner were freed early this morning outside London.
The plane was commandeered on a domestic flight in Afghanistan early Sunday and made several stops including Moscow before landing in England.
The release comes more than a day after four of the plane's crew members made a daring escape outside a cockpit window.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Apparel-maker Tultex is giving up reorganizing and will sell its assets and go out of business.
That's what a company lawyer said yesterday following a bankruptcy court hearing in Danville.
Last December, the Martinsville company went to federal bankruptcy court to file for a Chapter 11 restructuring, with plans to remain in business as a small clothing marketer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After three days of cyber attacks on popular web sites the F-B-I is investigating.
Yesterday E-trade suffered a hack attack.
The attacks have also overloaded popular sites such as e-Bay, Amzaon, C-N-N and Buy-dot-com.
With literally millions of possible suspects connected to the Internet, the search for a source of the attacks could be a long process.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[england-hijacking]


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


The hijacking in England is over.
The passengers aboard an Afghan jetliner were freed early this morning outside London.
Hijackers captured the plane Sunday in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
From there, the jet began an odyssey making several stops, including one in Moscow, before ending up in England.


Kimberly Dozier has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:45]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Stansted, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Edwards/Police Spokesman; :12]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=London]

((Not a shot fired, not one serious injury...four days of hijacked drama ended with orderly British precision on the chilly pre-dawn runway.
joe sot 1

"we're checking that the plane is empty, but i believe the hijack is now over" track The first hint came when a bus and emergency vehicles rolled up to the plane and 85 people, including what looked like all the women and children were released, looking all the world like passengers leaving a plane anywhere except for the nightscope camera and the armed guards...Just a while later the rest appeared, after some apparent face to face negotiations. British officials say the trust built up after four days of talking Turkey, sometimes literally with the hijackers.,.focusing on details like what food to serve kept hostilities at bay, even after the flight crew's dramatic escape last night. Joe Sot 2 "we've just had a second release, need to get them to a place of safety we need to start the process of identifying hostages and hostage takers" The hijackers had been told they would be prosecuted for their crimes, but the last batch of hijackers who took over a plane in Britain aren't in jail. They've applied for political asylum. Authorities are on hand if these men do the same. Kimberly Dozier, CBS News at Stansted Airport, England.))


[Endeavor-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-54 TC1:06:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A proposed mental health group home on Cedar Avenue in Vinton is one step away from becoming reality.
Residents are not happy about the idea and the town is trying to do something about it.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Myra Williamson]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Myra Williamson/Concerned Resident; :16 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Don Davis/Vinton Town Council; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=KW, News 7.]

((Myra Williamson has lived on Cedar Avenue since she was born. When she went to buy a home of her own she bought a house around the corner on 5th. But the thought of a group home being established on her street makes Williamson concerned.

[SOT 4:35:9]
[INQ=]

((MYRA WILLIAMSON/CONCERNED RESIDENT: IF THIS HOUSE COMES IN OUR PROPERTY VALUES COULD BE REDUCED DRAMATICALLY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 05]

[take pre-pro] First Home Care out of Norfolk is setting up the group home that will house 8 boys between the ages of 12 and 15 with mental health conditions like aggressive behavior, school and family issues, as well as prior substance abuse. According to the company - it has an outstanding record with therapeutic group homes and own and operate 11 across the country.

Neighbors are also concerned because the front yard is too small to play in - you can see there is little space between the homes, the back yard has been paved over, and residents are worried about the behavior that could take place inside the group home.
Vinton is trying to get legislation passed in Richmond that would allow the town to have a say in where group homes are placed.

[SOT 3:59:32]
[INQ=]

((DON DAVIS/VINTON TOWN COUNCIL: WE ARE NOT OPPOSED TO GROUP HOMES IN THE TOWN OF VINTON. IT'S JUST THIS PARTICULAR HOME AND THE SPACE THEY HAVE TO UTILIZE IS NOT SUFFICIENT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]\


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING; CURRENTLY FIRST HOME CARE IS IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING A LICENSE TO RUN THE HOME. RESIDENTS SAY UNTIL THE GROUP HOME MOVES IN THEY WILL DO ALL THEY CAN TO KEEP IT OUT OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7.))

[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=10]))



[2-E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:46:36]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chpt. 11]


In bankruptcy court Tultex was described as a ship going down ... and the captain's not going down with it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape]


A federal judge approved a severance package for C-E-O Randy Rollins.
He'll agree to resign and get 50-thousand dollars.
That's only one third of what company lawyers first requested.
But every dollar is controversial, because laid-off rank-and-file workers did not get severance deals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:07:01]
[IN Q=it's ridiculous]

((CAROL SHEERER/UNITE! UNION: IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT A CEO OR ANY OF THESE FOLKS CAN GET A SEVERANCE PACKAGE OR RETENTION BONUS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY PUTTING OUT THE WORK EVERY DAY UNTIL THAT THING SHUTS DOWN ARE NOT GETTING ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Sheerer/UNITE! Union]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=GETTING ANYTHING]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 245-workers left at Tultex will get bonuses paid between now and March.
Company lawyers said those jobs are now focusing on selling off the company's assets ... meaning Tultex has virtually no chance of pulling itself out of bankruptcy.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-Job-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-02 35:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An audition for 12-hundred new jobs in the New River Valley went well.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Organizers say the event exceeded their expectations... attracting about two-thousand job seekers.
They hope that turnout persuades a telecommunications company to pick Christiansburg over another area competing for the jobs.
Sources confirm the company is EchoStar Communications, a leading broadcast satellite company that wants to open a new customer service center.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 49:16 - :26]
[IN Q=Technical jobs ]

((MELISSA LUCAS/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: TECHNICAL JOBS ARE REALLY IN DEMAND AND A COMPANY LIKE THAT MOVING HERE COULD GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE FORWARD AND KEEP UP WITH THAT TECHNOLOGICAL AGE.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Lucas/Christiansburg Resident; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that technological age.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says it will it will announce its new location in the next few weeks.
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[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=If you only have]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Diane Stavola/Blue Ridge Embroidery Guild; :]
[SUPER=01-Cyrle Brumberg/Blue Ridge Embroidery Guild; :]
[SUPER=01-Karla Gee/Blue Ridge Embroidery Guild; :]
[SUPER=01-Ann Miller/Blue Ridge Embroidery Guild; :]
[RUNS=2:47]
[OUT Q=preservation of embroidery]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for # & Web Watch)
[SUPER=16-(336) 854-3908/E. G. A. Regional Director;]
[ESSC#4562]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: embroidery))

[2-cyber-attack]


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


The F-B-I is pledging to crackdown on Internet vandalism.
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[VO-NAT]

[3:03:35-]
For the third straight day, some of the Internet's most popular web sites have come under attack.
Some of the sites that came under attack in the past few days have included Yahoo, e-bay, Amazon, Buy dot COM and Z-D Net.
Even online traders have come under fire.
Hackers flood web sites with so many requests for information: they literally shutdown from overload.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE ARE NOT AWARE OF THE MOTIVES. THEY APPEAR TO BE ATTENDED TO DISRUPT LEGITIMATE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=legitimate electronic commerce]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[10:51:20 yesterday's 10 am newspath]
The cyber attacks have reverberated all the way to Wall Street.
Growing anxiety about the Internet's vulnerability contributed to a 258-point slide in the Dow Jones average.
It also halted three straight record-high closings for the Nasdaq Composite Index, which is heavy with high-tech stocks.
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[E-Life-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51 48:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ferrum College students decided to show eighth graders the importance of a good career -- by giving them a paycheck to live on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Trevor McCrea is playing a game called the Reality Store.
He's married with three kids.
He spends his salary on a truck, a boat, a live-in nanny, plus a hot tub and a Mercedes for his wife.
He has 12-thousand-dollars leftover.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:40:39]
[IN Q=The secret is]

((THE SECRET IS WE PICKED HIGH PAYING JOBS. I WAS PARTNER IN A LAW FIRM. MY WIFE WAS A NEUROLOGIST.))
[SUPER=01-Trevor McCrea/Student;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=neurologist]
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[VO-NAT]


The kids also had to pay for things like taxes and insurance.
Then they added their own category for cell phones.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Denise Allen has a preview of Daytona's Speedweek.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=good 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:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A proposed mental health group home on Cedar Avenue in Vinton is one step away from becoming reality.
But nearby residents are not happy about the idea and the town is trying to do something about it.
First Home Care out of Norfolk is setting up the home that will house 8 boys with mental health conditions like aggressive behavior, school and family issues, as well as prior substance abuse.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Apparel-maker Tultex is giving up reorganizing and will sell its assets and go out of business.
That's what a company lawyer said yesterday following a bankruptcy court hearing in Danville.
C-E-O Randy Rollins will get a 50-thousand dollar severance package-- that's a third of what company lawyers originally requested.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Organizers say yesterday's job expo exceeded their expectations-- attracting about two-thousand job seekers.
They hope that turnout persuades a telecommunications company to pick Christiansburg over another area competing for the jobs.
Sources confirm the company is EchoStar Communications, a leading broadcast satellite company that wants to open a new customer service center.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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