[Recount]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

George W. Bush is one step closer to the White House. But Al Gore is still hot on his heels. The democrat promises to continue his fight for the nation's top office despite polls showing most Americans want him to drop out of the race. Jennifer Jones joins us live now from Tallahassee, Florida with the latest.
[LIVE=Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=703-Austin, TX;]
[SUPER=701-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice Pres. Candidate;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=STD]

((Vice President Al Gore is conceding nothing this morning, determined to stay the course in his bid for the White House and asking America to stand behind him. "There are some who would have us bring this election to the fastest conclusion possible. I have a different view. I believe our Constitution matters more than convenience."
Gore's address to the nation came just hours after his legal team officially contested the election in Florida. Texas Governor George W. Bush won the state by just 537 votes. But the Vice President is convinced a full and accurate count will put him over the top.

SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate

"If we ignore the votes of thousands in Florida in this election, how can you or any American have confidence that your vote will not be ignored in a future election?"
Locator: Austin, TX Bush meanwhile is moving forward with plans for a new administration. He's asked running mate Dick Cheney to head up the transition team.

SOT:

"The governor is interested in getting the very best people we can to serve in those positions in the Cabinet and sub- Cabinet positions. He's interested very much in having a wide variety in terms of backgrounds and experience."
Evidence of this diversity is seen in the candidates for Secretary of Defense. On the short list is the former Senator from Georgia, Sam Nunn, a Democrat. And the top contender for Secretary of State is Colin Powell. He would be the first African American to hold this high level post.
Stand-Up: Jennifer Jones/CBS News But many Democrats say with the election still in flux talk of a Bush Cabinet is premature. They like the Vice President are urging for patience as the legal process plays itself out. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Tallahassee, Florida.))
[LIVE=Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee;]






[11Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-79 tc 40:10]
[GRAPHIC=Beamer]


In sports, the speculation is over. Frank Beamer is staying at Virginia Tech.
His new deal gives him a raise which puts his salary over a million dollars and his staff gets to share 100-thousand dollars .. with added bowl incentives.
Yesterday afternoon he put an end to the talk of his departure.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=when you..]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...in the country]
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[11Tech-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-38 1:18:32]
[GRAPHIC=Frank Beamer]

Given Virginia Tech's recent success .. the last thing most Hokie fans wanted to see was Frank Beamer becoming a Tar Heel. Many say the coach has done as much for school spirit as he has for football. Meredyth Censullo reports, fans say V-T football without Beamer would be a whole other game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Frank Beamer]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Brittle/Former Virginia Tech Cheerleader; :37 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Kates/Virginia Tech Junior; :49]
[SUPER=01-Pam Luttrell/Virginia Tech Fan; :57]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Meredyth Censullo, News7, Blacksburg.]


[11Patina-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 1:16:57]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]



A store full of wedding dresses is one of two local businesses damaged by fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Investigators believe electrical problems may be to blame for the blaze which started yesterday morning at Everything Shabby-dot com, then spread to Patina .. both on 419 in Roanoke County.
Authorities believe mylar sheets on Patina's windows kept oxygen out, and may have helped keep the fire from spreading even more.
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[11Bride]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-34 1:56:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One local bride lost her dress in the fire, two and a half weeks before her wedding. Now she'll begin the search for a new one. Jennifer Miele has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators believe an]
[SUPER=07-Mandy Hasenbeck; :04]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :26]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Jackson/Store Owner; :34]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :43 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke County.]


(( Mandy Hasenbeck's wedding dress went up in flames.
[SOT]

[tc: 00:50:25]
[IN Q=spaghetti straps with]

((MANDY HASENBECK: SPAGHETTI STRAPS WITH PEARLS ON THE SIDE AND A SQUARE NECK. IT'S A CATHEDRAL TRAIN AND SHE HAD BUSTLED IT HEMMED IT AND EVERYTHING.))
[OUT Q=it and everthing.]

[RUNS08]
Mandy plans to marry on December 16. She was supposed to pick up her dress the day before the wedding.
[SOT]

[tc:00:51:34]
[IN Q=We bought it]

((MANDY HASENBECK: WE BOUGHT IT OFF THE FLOOR SO THEY DON'T HAVE ANY MORE LIKE IT. AND IF I ORDER IT IT WILL TAKE THREE MONTHS.))
[OUT Q=take three months.]

[RUNS07]
Owners are asking customers whose gowns may have been inside the stores to leave contact information at neighboring Visions Tanning Salon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc:01:26:11]
[IN Q=We'll get everything]

((MICHELLE JACKSON/EVERYTHINGSHABBY.COM: WE'LL GET EVERYTHING BACK UP AND RUNNING. WE LIKE TO DO THINGS QUICK AROUND HERE SO WE'LL WORK ON IT AS FAST AS WE CAN AND WE'LL GET EVERYTHING BACK UP.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=everything back up.]


But quick might not be quick enough for Mandy Hasenback.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc: 01:26:11]
[IN Q=We have the invitations]

((MANDY HASENBECK: WE HAVE THE INVITATIONS THEY WENT OUT. THEY HAVE BEEN OUT. MY BRIDAL SHOWER IS COMING UP NEXT SUNDAY AND I DON'T KNOW RIGHT NOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO. I TALKED TO MY MOM AND I GUESS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE OFF WORK AND GO FIND ANOTHER DRESS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=everything back up.]


Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke County.))


[11High-Chair]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some high chairs are being recalled because they may put your child in danger.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Cosco is recalling a million high chairs- Options five model.
So far nearly 60 reports of children being injured after the high chairs either collapsed or the restraints gave way.
(------------)

[take pinnacle board]
The recalled chairs are model number 03-286-
That number is on the bottom of the chair.
If you have a chair contact Cosco at 1-800- 221-6736- or check out their website at Cosco- INC, dot com.

(----------------)[Downey-Drugs]



[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Robert Downey Junior is out of jail on 15-thousand dollars bond today. The 35-year old actor was arrested on drug charges over the weekend. Terri Okita has the latest in Downey's string of drug problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Four months after...]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles; :25]
[SUPER=01-Don Crager/Palm Springs Police; :36]
[SUPER=04-Alley McBeal-20th Century Fox; :52]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News, Los Angeles]

((TRACK: FOUR MONTHS AFTER LEAVING PRISON, ACTOR ROBERT DOWNEY, JUNIORS DRUG PROBLEMS SEEM TO KEEP HAUNTING HIM. ON SATURDAY, AN ANONYMOUS CALLER TIPPED PALM SPRINGS POLICE THAT DOWNEY WAS IN A HOTEL ROOM AND COULD BE IN TROUBLE.

SOT: 911 Emergency. Yeah, Id just like to let you know that in room

311 of the Merv Griffin resort, there's a man that has an ounce of cocaine and a couple of guns, and he's pretty upset.
TRACK: POLICE ARRESTED DOWNEY FOR ALLEGEDLY POSSESSING AND USING COCAINE AND METHAMPHETAMINE. HE'S ALREADY ON PROBATION FOR OTHER DRUG PROBLEMS SOME THAT DATE BACK TO 1996.

(Super: Sgt. Don Crager/Palm Springs Police)
SOT: The officers got there to search the room. The room was only

occupied by Mr. Robert Downey, Jr. During the search, they found a small amount of methamphetamine and cocaine. No weapons were found.
TRACK: THE 35-YEAR-OLD WAS JUST STARTING TO REBUILD HIS CAREER (FONT: ALLY McBEAL/ TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION) MAKING A COMEBACK THIS SEASON IN A RECURRING ROLE ON THE SHOW ALLY MCBEAL. BUT, HIS ADDICTION KEEPS RESURFACING. OVER THE WEEKEND, WHILE IN CUSTODY, HE ASKED POLICE FOR A CIGARETTE. THEY TOLD HIM: THAT'S AGAINST THE RULES AND THEY COULDN'T BEND THEM FOR A MOVIE STAR. DOWNEY REPLIED: IM NOT A MOVIE STAR. IM JUST A MAN WITH A DRUG PROBLEM.

SOT: Mr. Downey was very cooperative with police. He was arrested

without incident.
TRACK: FRIENDS WERE HOPING HIS PATH OF SELF DESTRUCTION WAS OVER. BESIDES T-V, THE OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTOR WAS DUE TO STAR IN A LOS ANGELES STAGE PRODUCTION OF "HAMLET" IN JANUARY. NOW, HE FACES MORE LEGAL PROBLEMS AND IS ORDERED BACK IN COURT WITHIN 30-DAYS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, does using a cell phone have an effect on your brain? Doctor Dave Hnida takes a look at two conflicting reports in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM ARE THEY SAFE OR WILL THEY FRY YOUR BRAIN? EVEN DOCTORS DONT KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU ABOUT CELL PHONES.

VT=VO

AND NOW COMES TWO - MAJOR- BUT CONFLICTING STUDIES IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL THE LANCET. ONE STUDY FINDS REGULAR USE OF A CELL PHONE CAUSES NO LONG TERM HEALTH PROBLEMS- THE OTHER STUDY SAYS THE RADIATION FROM CELLPHONES CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN CHEMISTRY- AND THE PROBLEM IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS IN CHILDREN. AS A RESULT OF THIS - AND SOME OTHER STUDIES- ALL CELLPHONES IN ENGLAND WILL NOW COME WITH A WARNING LABEL- JUST LIKE CIGARETTES- SAYING CELLPHONES MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- LASIK FOR CHILDREN. UP TO KNOW DOCTORS HAVE SHYED AWAY FROM DOING THE PROCEDURE ON CHILDREN- WORRIED ABOUT CHANGING THE SHAPE OF AN EYE THATS STILL GROWING. BUT NOW COMES WORD FROM UCLA THAT LASIK MAY IN FACT BE VERY SAFE IN CHILDREN- AND SHOULD BE USED IN THOSE WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS LAZY EYE- AND OVER TIME MAY TIME BE USED IN OTHER KIDS.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WHEN SANTA GOES SHOPPING FOR TOYS THIS YEAR- MAKE SURE HE KNOWS YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT NOISE MADE BY TOYS... RESEARCHERS FROM GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY TESTED A VARIETY OF TOYS AND FOUND MANY WERE NOISER THAN WHAT THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS WORKERS TO BE EXPOSED TO IN FACTORIES AND AND OTHER WORKPLACES.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES] [SYO/SPA]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


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

At least one bride is in desperate need of a wedding dress little more than 2-weeks before her big day. The gown was damaged in a fire at two Roanoke county businesses yesterday. Patina's Formal and Bridal Wear and Everything Shabby-dot com. Investigaters believe flames broke out in Everything Shabby-dot com and then spread to Patina's. They are working on determing the fire's cause.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Bassett Furniture is cutting 280 jobs at its Henry County plant. The company plans to shut down its assembling and finishing operations at the end of January.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

And a Roanoke teenager who spent 12-hours lost on Dragon's Tooth trail is thanking his rescuers. 17-year old Adam Hubert used a cell phone to alert rescue crews to his situation last weekend. He was located early Sunday morning. After being carried off the trail Hubert is recovering from hypothermia.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday November 28-th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

Al Gore is vowing to continue his fight for the presidency despite recent polls showing most Americans want him to bow out of the race. Yesterday, the Gore camp officially contested the final vote tally. Meantime, George W. Bush is preparing for a move into the White House. Bush is moving key operatives to Washington, and seeking private financing for a presidential transition. But the legal cloud continues to hang over the election. This is the day briefs are due at the U-S Supreme Court before arguments set for Friday. The process is still going forward even though the certification of the Florida presidential vote gave Bush most of what he wanted. The Gore camp insists the legal challenge is necessary to make certain all votes were counted properly. Jennifer Jones joins us live now from Tallahassee with the latest.
[LIVE=Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=703-Austin, TX;]
[SUPER=701-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice Pres. Candidate;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=STD]

((Vice President Al Gore is conceding nothing this morning, determined to stay the course in his bid for the White House and asking America to stand behind him. "There are some who would have us bring this election to the fastest conclusion possible. I have a different view. I believe our Constitution matters more than convenience."
Gore's address to the nation came just hours after his legal team officially contested the election in Florida. Texas Governor George W. Bush won the state by just 537 votes. But the Vice President is convinced a full and accurate count will put him over the top.

SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate

"If we ignore the votes of thousands in Florida in this election, how can you or any American have confidence that your vote will not be ignored in a future election?"
Locator: Austin, TX Bush meanwhile is moving forward with plans for a new administration. He's asked running mate Dick Cheney to head up the transition team.

SOT:

"The governor is interested in getting the very best people we can to serve in those positions in the Cabinet and sub- Cabinet positions. He's interested very much in having a wide variety in terms of backgrounds and experience."
Evidence of this diversity is seen in the candidates for Secretary of Defense. On the short list is the former Senator from Georgia, Sam Nunn, a Democrat. And the top contender for Secretary of State is Colin Powell. He would be the first African American to hold this high level post.
Stand-Up: Jennifer Jones/CBS News But many Democrats say with the election still in flux talk of a Bush Cabinet is premature. They like the Vice President are urging for patience as the legal process plays itself out. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Tallahassee, Florida.))
[LIVE=Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee;]




[11Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bassett Layoffs]


Bassett Furniture is cutting 280 jobs at its Henry County plant.
The company plans to shut down its assembling and finishing operations at the end of January.
Other operations in Bassett will remain open.
Some 40 positions will be transferred to the company's factory in Mount Airy, North Carolina.


[5Missing-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=500-01 2:00:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke teenager is recovering from a hiking trip on Dragon's Tooth trail over the weekend..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

17- year old Adam Hubert suffered moderate hypothermia after getting lost while hiking along a private trail Saturday afternoon. Adam says he lost his way after running ahead of his sister and friend to warm up their car. At first he says, he thought he could find his way out but a few hours later phoned 9-1-1.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday Morning;]

He says dispatchers told him to keep moving. When rescue crews finally found Adam-- he was soaking wet and had been missing for 12- hours.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:12:23]
[IN Q=I was practically]

((ADAM HUBERT/MISSING HIKER: I WAS PRACTICALLY READY TO FALL ASLEEP. I WAS WHERE THERE WAS BARELY A CRACK IN MY EYE, I WAS TRYING TO KEEP MYSELF AWAKE AND ALL I SAW WAS FOUR FLASH LIGHTS JUST LOOKING AROUND AND I WAS LIKE OVER HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Adam Hubert/Missing Hiker; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=over here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Adam says his muscles were aching so badly he couldn't walk so rescuers had to carry him down the hill on a stretcher... That took FIVE hours. Adam and his family say more than anything they just want to say thank you to everyone involved in the rescue.
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[11Underwood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-52 40:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A man who graduated from college just last year now has the task of reversing Rocky Mount's fortune.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Eric Underwood is earning 41-thousand-dollars to recruit businesses to Rocky Mount, particularly downtown where several stores are empty. The area will get a new look next year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:15:09]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING. A LOT OF THESE WIRES YOU SEE HANGING ACROSS THE STREET ARE GOING TO BE UNDERGROUND. THERE ARE GOING TO BE NEW LAMPPOSTS, NEW CURBING, GUTTERING, SIDEWALKS. IT'S GOING TO BE MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Underwood/Community Development Director; QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=pedestrian friendly]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Underwood also plans to advertise on the Franklin County website. He previously worked as the assistant town manager in Christiansburg.
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[11S-Contract]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MIKE]
[TAPE#=SP-88 551tc]
[GRAPHIC=Tech 2000 Report]

Frank Beamer has decided to stay on with Virginia Tech.. Yesterday he turned down a chance to coach North Carolina and elected to stay put in Blacksburg. Mike Stevens has more on the end of an agonizing ordeal in this morning's Tech 2-thousand report.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/98 Wins at Virginia Tech; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :56]
[SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/Va. Tech Offensive Coordinator; 1:57]
[SUPER=01-Nick Sorensen/Virginia Tech Senior Linebacker; 2:11]
[SUPER=01-Bud Foster/Va. Tech Defensive Coordinator; 2:18]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Virginia Tech Assistant Coach; 2:25]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:45]
[RUNS=2:55]
[OUT Q=........NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[COMM #6]








[11Danville-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=00-35 2:01:24]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One person was killed in an accident in Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

It happened around 6-30 last night.. on U-S 58.
A pickup truck heading east overturned several times.. killing one person, who was pronounced dead at the scene.


No word yet from Danville police on the victim's identity .. or what might have caused the accident.
(------------)








[11Triathlon]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Town of Blacksburg has received a consultant's recommendations for conducting future triathlons.
The move follows an accident that killed a triathlon bicyclist in June.
Gary Wayne Taylor was struck by a vehicle along the triathlon route.
The report suggests police or traffic control personnel should be stationed at ALL intersections that require cars to stop for participants.
It also recommends re-routing the bike course away from town and traffic.

[11Farm-Bureau]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-44]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


The Virginia Farm Bureau says local farms need the General Assembly's help to survive.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Farm Bureau representatives are asking the General Assembly for 20 million dollars in Farm Aid.
They say too many farmers are selling their land to developers.
They acknowledge that developments may generate more tax revenue than farms, but they say farms are less of a burden on tax payers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In essence it takes]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Hiatt/Virginia Farm Bureau Federation]

((BRUCE HIATT: IN ESSENCE IT TAKES ABOUT $1.25 FOR EVERY DOLLAR OF TAXES PASSED TO SUPPORT AN URBAN AREA.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=an urban area.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Farm Bureau says state funding will encourage farm ownership.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Syo/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Bassett Furniture is cutting 280 jobs at its Henry County plant.
The company plans to shut down its assembling and finishing operations at the end of January.
Some 40 positions will be transferred to the company's factory in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Authorities say a pickup truck heading east on U-S 58 in Danville overturned several times around 6:30 last night..
killing one person. No word yet from Danville police on the victim's identity .. or what might have caused the accident.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Virginia Tech fans have a reason to celebrate.
Head Football Coach Frank Beamer is staying at the school.
His new deal gives him a raise which puts his salary over a million dollars and his staff gets to share 100-thousand dollars .. with added bowl incentives.


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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A person lost]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Shannon and Steve]