[Recount]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A million ballots are due to arrive in Tallahassee by the end of the week.
A Florida circuit court judge has ordered delivery of the ballots in case he decides to call for a recount after a hearing on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the likely secretary of state in a possible Bush administration, General Colin Powell is expected to join George W- at his Texas ranch later today.
For an update on election developments, here is Jennifer Jones.
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Miami, FL;]
[SUPER=701-N. Sanders Sauls/Circuit Court Judge;]
[SUPER=701-Kendall Coffey/Gore Campaign Attorney;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice Pres. Candidate;]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=]

((More than a million ballots from Florida's Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are headed to Tallahassee.

SOT: Judge N. Sander Sauls/Circuit Court

"We got ourselves a convoy"
On Saturday, Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls will decide if, when and how many of the ballots will be counted. But that's not fast enough for Vice President Al Gore. His legal team is appealing the ruling to Florida's Supreme Court and also asking that only 13 thousand disputed ballots be recounted.

SOT: Kendall Coffey/Gore Campaign Attorney

"Unfortunately I think everyday we will see a new menu of delay strategies, resistant strategies, slow down strategies."
The Vice President while overseeing the legal process is continuing his media blitz..hammering home the message that the disputed ballots need to be counted.

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

"The legitimacy of this election depends on counting all the votes and there are thousands of them that haven't been counted even once."
The Bush Campaign meanwhile is preparing for a possible Presidency and has opened a privately funded transition office in Virginia.

SOT: Sec. Dick Cheney/R-V.P. Candidate

"We welcome people regardless of what administration they may have been with."))
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee;]






[11Body-Found]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A woman was found shot to death in Roanoke County's Green Hill Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Roanoke County police say the body was discovered around 4 yesterday afternoon in a remote area of the park..
Investigators sealed off the park for more than five hours while they examined the scene. They say the woman died of a gunshot wound .. Detectives say they ARE following up on leads, right now they do NOT suspect foul play.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:43:45 - 7:43:52]
[IN Q=We are...]

((DETECTIVE CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE ARE IN FACT STILL IN A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION, HOWEVER IT DOES APPEAR THE GUN SHOT WAS SELF INFLICTED.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Nielsen/Roanoke Co. Police;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=self-inflicted.]
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[VO-NAT]

An autopsy is expected to be performed today. The woman's name has not been released.
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[11Martin]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC20:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A jury will resume deliberations this morning in the trial of a 16-year-old accused of killing her 80-year-old grandfather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Robin Lee Martin is being tried as an adult in the shooting of John Mesics (MEZ-icks) -- the grandfather who helped raise her.
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./July 1999;]


Prosecutors say Martin shot him in the face in July 1999, as he slept in his Carroll County home.
Her best friend testified that Martin and Mesics frequently disagreed about her friends and lifestyle. She said Martin began talking about killing him after he yelled at her to get off the phone.
But a contrite Martin testified that he had verbally abused her and that her friends pressured her into the killing.
She said she consumed drugs and beer that night ... and intended only to SCARE her grandfather with the shotgun.
Martin was being treated for depression and mental illness.
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[11County-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:41:09]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke County School Board members are taking another look at changes in the school system's Early Retirement Incentive Program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday afternoon, teachers and school retirees gathered at Cave Spring High School to talk about changes that would affect their supplemental benefits.
The President of the Roanoke County Education Association says teachers are upset and disappointed, but Kitty Boitnott says the group is still reviewing the issue.
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[SOT 00:00:21]
[IN Q=We're still in the collection mode]

((KITTY BOITNOTT/RCEA PRESIDENT: WE'RE STILL IN THE COLLECTION MODE AS FAR AS GETTING AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN. THE SCHOOL BOARD HASN'T MADE A FINAL DECISION. THEY ARE STILL TWEAKING WHATEVER PLAN THEY'VE BEEN CONSIDERING, AND SO WE'RE WANTING TO SEE WHAT THEIR FINAL RECOMMENDATION WILL BE.))
[SUPER=01-Kitty Boitnott/Roanoke Co. Education Assoc.;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=what their final recommendation will be.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Tuesday Night]


School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says the board is trying to address teachers' concerns, and he does expect some changes in the proposal.
He says it's likely that school officials will hold another briefing on the subject within the next two weeks.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Pharmaceutical companies are among those industries actually staying healthy in the slowing economy.
Here's Alexis Christoforous with this week's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Christoforous, CBS Marketwatch.]

((
ON CAM=ALEXIS


THE DOW SIZZLED WHILE THE NASDAQ FIZZLED ON FRESH SIGNS OF A SLOWING ECONOMY.

ESS=graphic

THE DOW SHOT UP 121 POINTS TO 10-629
ESS=graphic drugs

AS INVESTORS DITCHED HIGH TECH NAMES IN FAVOR OF COMPANIES THEY THINK WILL DO WELL IN A SLOWING ECONOMY.. LIKE DRUGMAKERS MERCK, ELI LILLY AND PFIZER.

ESS=graphic

THE NASDAQ MADE A RUN AT THE PLUS SIDE BUT FELL SHORT DOWN ABOUT 28 POINTS TO A NEW LOW FOR THE YEAR.

ESS=graphic

FIBER OPTICS COMPANIES INCLUDING CIENA AND JDS UNIPHASE LED THE SLIDE.

ONCAM=alexis

THE SOARING ECONOMY HEADED BACK TO EARTH DURING THE SUMMER, THE GOVT SAYS THE ECONOMY GREW AT ITS WEAKEST PACE IN FOUR YEARS AS A STRING OF INTEREST RATE HIKES BY THE FED FINALLY TOOK HOLD.
VERIZON IS HANGING UP ON NORTHPOINT COMMUNICATIONS.. THE LOCAL PHONE GIANT CANCELED PLANS TO BUY NORTHPOINT BECAUSE OF DETERIORATION IN THE COMPANY'S BUSINESS AND FINANCES.
TOMORROW COULD BE ANOTHER PAINFUL SESSION... EARNINGS BOMBSHELL FROM SOME HI-PROFILE COMPANIES COULD THROW THE MARKETS FOR A LOOP
ESS=graphic

AFTER THE BELL EARNINGS GATEWAY SAID FOURTH QTR SALES AND PROFIT WILL BE MUCH LOSWER THAN EXPECTED BECAUSE OF WEAK CONSUMER PC SALES.. SHARES OF GATEWAY PLUNGED 28 PERCENT IN AFTER HOURS TRADING...
AND THE CHIP GIANT ALTERA WARNED THAT SALES IN THE FOURTH QTR WILL MISS THE MARK BECAUSE OF WEAK DEMAND. IT'S STOCK PLUMMETED MORE THAN 30 PERCENT IN AFTER HOURS
AND THE GAP SAID NOVEMBER SALES FELL 1 PERCENT THANKS TO DECLINES AT ITS BANANA REPUBLIC AND OLD NAVY CHAINS. GAP SAYS IT REMAINS CAUTIOUS ABOUT FUTURE EARNINGS AND SALES.

ESS=graphic

YOU CAN TRACK ALL OF THE MARKET ACTION BY CLICKING ON TO CBS.MW.COM OR AOL KEYWORD MARKETWATCH.
ONCAM=alexis

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS, CBS MW. ))
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]


Now here's an early look at the stock market.[11Franklin-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC51:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The remains of a dog that Franklin County investigators think was tortured are being sent to Virginia Tech for further examination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The deerhound was found dead and mutilated Tuesday in a neighbor's yard. A veterinarian says the dog died from a blunt trauma to her left side. Investigators think someone tortured the animal and say the dog was cleanly skinned after she died. They're counting on a Virginia Tech pathologist to examine the dog's organs and say exactly how she was killed. Results are due Monday.
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[11Fire-L'Burg]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC30:50]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A Lynchburg home was heavily damaged by fire.
A kerosene heater is being blamed for the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Firefighters were called to this home on H Street around 6:15 last night.
Authorities say the elderly occupant had problems lighting a space heater in a bedroom.
She returned to the room a few minutes later to find it engulfed in flames.
The woman escaped safely, but crews spent a half hour bringing the fire under control.
It was just last week that the home next door caught fire.
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[11Botetourt-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-18 TC1:18:29]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal accident]


An 88-year-old woman died in Botetourt County after pulling out in front of another vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Police say Neatie Gish was turning left from the Minute Market onto Alternate Route 220 yesterday. 35-year-old Sharon Coleman was driving a pickup truck on Route 220 and could not stop in time. Police say she was barely injured and will not be charged with a crime. Both women were wearing seatbelts.
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[11Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Another accident killed a Martinsville teenager who was on her way to school. Police say 16 year old Amy Shupe veered off Route 58 into the median yesterday morning, flipped her car, and was thrown from the vehicle. Shupe was a junior at Laurel Park High School.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, more women are getting mammograms. That should be good news for some mammography centers, but that's not always the case.

Doctor Dave Hnida explains in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM THE RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA HAS SOME GOOD AND BAD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO MAMMOGRAMS.

VT=VO

MORE WOMEN THAN EVER BEFORE ARE HAVING THEM DONE- IN FACT THE NUMBER OF MAMMOGRAMS HAS DOUBLED WITHIN THE PAST TEN YEARS.- THATS THE GOOD NEWS. NOW THE BAD NEWS: MAMMOGRAPHY CENTERS ARE BEING OVERWHELMED AND AT MANY- THERE IS A 3-4 MONTH WAIT FOR A ROUTINE MAMMOGRAM. ALSO MORE BAD NEWS- INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE PAYING MAMMOGRAPHY CENTERS SUCH A SMALL AMOUNT FOR A MAMMOGRAM- SEVERAL LARGE CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE CLOSED THEIR DOORS AND MORE ARE EXPECTED TO DO SO WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- ROOM TEMPERATURE MAY MEAN A LOT WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTING SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME. A STUDY FROM ENGLAND FINDS BABIES WHO SLEEP IN OVERHEATED ROOMS ARE AT A HIGHER RISK OF SIDS. WHATS TOO WARM? ANYTHING OVER 68 DEGREES. THE BEST RANGE FOR AN INFANTS' ROOM ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY- 61 TO 68 DEGREES.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WHATS THE BEST WAY TO SCREEN FOR COLON CANCER- ? THE ANSWER- WE DON'T KNOW.BUT A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS SCREENING EVERY YEAR FOR BLOOD IN THE STOOL CAN CUT THE RATE OF CANCER AND DEATH FROM COLON CANCER. ITS EASY AND CHEAP. AND OTHER STUDIES SHOW SCOPES EVERY 5 YEARS TO SCREEN FOR CANCER ARE EFFECTIVE AS
WELL. SOTHE CHOICE- IS YOURS. JUST AS LONG AS YOU GET SOME FORM OF

SCREENING DONE.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A federal magistrate in Roanoke will hear the case of the man who allegedly kidnapped his wife and three children.


New information is released the abduction that happened in Salem two weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Norfolk Southern is offering its second largest buyout since January.
Some 870 employees are eligible for early retirement, roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a stun gun attack on the star of T-V's "Just Shoot Me".
An employee working for actor David Spade attacked the star at his home yesterday
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, November 30th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Presidential election is about to roll over into a new month.
Vice President Al Gore is now suggesting the race may not be decided until December 18th, when the Electoral College meets.
Meanwhile, a Florida circuit court judge has ordered shipment of a million ballots to the state capital by the end of the week.
He may also order a recount of those ballots at a hearing on Saturday.
As for the George W- Bush campaign, the Republican is busy putting together his transition team that may include retired General Colin Powell.
Jennifer Jones has more now from Tallahassee.
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Miami, FL;]
[SUPER=701-N. Sanders Sauls/Circuit Court Judge;]
[SUPER=701-Kendall Coffey/Gore Campaign Attorney;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice Pres. Candidate;]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=]

((More than a million ballots from Florida's Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are headed to Tallahassee.

SOT: Judge N. Sander Sauls/Circuit Court

"We got ourselves a convoy"
On Saturday, Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls will decide if, when and how many of the ballots will be counted. But that's not fast enough for Vice President Al Gore. His legal team is appealing the ruling to Florida's Supreme Court and also asking that only 13 thousand disputed ballots be recounted.

SOT: Kendall Coffey/Gore Campaign Attorney

"Unfortunately I think everyday we will see a new menu of delay strategies, resistant strategies, slow down strategies."
The Vice President while overseeing the legal process is continuing his media blitz..hammering home the message that the disputed ballots need to be counted.

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

"The legitimacy of this election depends on counting all the votes and there are thousands of them that haven't been counted even once."
The Bush Campaign meanwhile is preparing for a possible Presidency and has opened a privately funded transition office in Virginia.

SOT: Sec. Dick Cheney/R-V.P. Candidate

"We welcome people regardless of what administration they may have been with." ))
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee;]






[11Salem-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC14:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who allegedly kidnapped his wife and three children is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Roanoke today.
Meantime there's some new information about the abduction that happened in Salem two weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 16]


It started on Parkdale Drive.
According to an F-B-I affidavit, Kimberly Powell said Glenn Powell continually threatened to kill her as they drove to Maryland.
When they got there, he took their nine-year old son in with him to register for a room at an Extended Stay America.
In the morning, Kimberly says Glenn sent her to wash some clothes, but kept the nine-year old with him.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


When she returned to the room, she convinced him to let her take all three children, because she said he had the keys to the van, money and baby supplies.
She went to the front desk and told the manager she'd been kidnapped.


[11NS-buyouts]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:19:11]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern offers its second largest buyout since January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A company-wide letter went out to some non-union employees Tuesday, offering early retirement to employees 53 and older.
Some 870 employees are eligible, roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce.
The move lowers the non-union retirement age from 55 to 53.
The program allows some employees to add three years to their length of service and three years to their age in calculating their pension.
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[11Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC21:13]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex]


Rubatex and its Union are moving ahead with contract negotiations.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Corporate officials met yesterday with plant management to brief them on the labor issues in dispute.
Company and union leaders were also supposed to meet at a Roanoke hotel yesterday afternoon- but for whatever reason- the meeting never took place- at least not at that location.
After nine-months on strike, Rubatex union members went back to work under terms of their old contract in June.
They've been working ever since without a new one.
Company officials say negotiations are moving steadily forward.
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[11L'burg-Manager]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:29:53]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg native Kimball Payne has been named the new city manager.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Payne was introduced as Lynchburg's new city manager yesterday morning during a press conference at City Hall.
He's been the county administrator in Spotsylvania County for the last thirteen years, but says managing a city will present a lot of new challenges.
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[SOT 13:43:10]
[IN Q=I've got to]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/NEW LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: I'VE GOT TO LEARN ABOUT STREETS NOW AND SNOW REMOVAL AND COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW AND STUFF THAT I DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH RIGHT NOW.. AND A POLICE DEPARTMENT.. I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH A POLICE DEPARTMENT, SO A LOT OF DIFFERENT CHALLENGES THAT I THINK ARE GOING TO INVIGORATE ME.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/New Lynchburg City Manager]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to invigorate me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payne replaces the retired Charles Church who stepped down in August due to health reasons.
He'll officially start his job in February.
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[Spade]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The star of the sitcom, "Just Shoot Me" had a real- life scare from a stun gun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]


An employee of actor David Spade attacked him in his home yesterday morning.
The incident took place when Spade found the employee in his home without permission.
The worker stunned Spade in the torso with the electric stun gun.
Paramedics treated Spade at the scene.
The 36- year- old actor is said to be okay, but still a bit shaken.
Police eventually apprehended 27- year- old Warren Malloy.
He's being held for observation.
Charges are pending.
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[11Earley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC18:55]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Republican Attorney General Mark Earley is off and running for governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After a Richmond kick-off, Earley's first stop was the Farm Bureau annual meeting in Roanoke.
Afterwards, he picked up the endorsement of local Republican leaders from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Botetourt County.

Earley is a member of the N-double-A-C-P, and has made racial reconciliation a major campaign theme.
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[SOT 09:47:27]
[IN Q=Virginia was the great]

((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: VIRGINIA WAS THE GREAT ENTRY POINT OF THE TRIUMPH OF SELF-GOVERNMENT. THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES BECAME THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY MEETING BODY IN THE FREE WORLD. JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA WAS ALSO THE ENTRY POINT OF THE TRAGEDY OF HUMAN BONDAGE. SO MY POINT IS VIRGINIA AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A VERY CLEAR STATEMENT TO THE WORLD ABOUT RECONCILIATION.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=about reconciliation.]
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[VO-NAT]


A two week bus tour will take Earley's new campaign across Virginia.
He faces off against Lieutenant Governor John Hager for the Republican nomination.
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[11Holiday-Stress]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC29:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This can be a stressful time of year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Shopping is just one of many stress factors people deal with during the holiday season-
And that can take its toll on your body.
[SOT8:44]
[IN Q=It does begin to break]

((SUSAN HIGHFILL/LEWIS GALE MED. CTR. COUNSELOR: IT DOES BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AS THAT HAPPEN ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS CAN DEVELOP))
[SUPER=01-Susan Highfill/Lewis-Gale Counselor;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=can developed]
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[VO-NAT]


Exercise and meditation are just a few ways to relieve stress -- and deep breathing can also calm the body.
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[SOT 13:44]
[IN Q=Another critical element]

((ANOTHER CRITICAL ELEMENT IS GETTING PLENTY OF REST, WE KNOW WE NEED EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT AND MAKING SURE YOU DO THAT AROUND THE SAME TIME JUST REGULARITY IS REALLY IMPORTANT))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=really important]
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[VO-NAT]


Some signs of stress include headache, indigestion, and fatigue.
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[Endeavor]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Endeavor lauch]


Space Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled for lift-off tonight.
It'll carry the largest, most expensive set of solar wings ever built for a spacecraft.
The 600- million- dollar solar panels will provide much- needed electrical power for the international space station.
The mission could be dangerous--
NASA worries a spacewalking astronaut could receive an electrical shock, and has taken steps to reduce that risk. [Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


An autopsy is expected to be performed today on a woman who was found shot to death in Roanoke County's Green Hill Park. Authorities say the body was discovered around 4 yesterday afternoon. They say the woman died of a gunshot wound. Detectives say they ARE following up on leads, right now they do NOT suspect foul play.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A jury will resume deliberations this morning in the trial of a 16-year-old accused of killing her 80-year-old grandfather.
Robin Lee Martin is being tried as an adult in the shooting of John Mesics (MEZ-icks) -- the grandfather who helped raise her.
Prosecutors say Martin shot him in the face in July 1999, as he slept in his Carroll County home.


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

A Lynchburg home was heavily damaged by fire last night.
A kerosene heater is being blamed for the blaze.
Authorities say the elderly occupant had problems lighting a space heater in a bedroom.
She returned to the room a few minutes later to find it engulfed in flames.
The woman escaped safely.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Robin Reed with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well today]
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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