[Recount]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another deadline is here--
Today states will lock in their Presidential electors.
But there's NO specific deadline for a key ruling from the U-S Supreme Court on whether to continue a recount of Florida's disputed ballots.
Yesterday, attorneys for Al Gore and George W- Bush made their cases before the Supreme Court justices.
Jennifer Jones has more now from Washington.
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Washington, DC;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=701-Sandra Day O'Connor/Supreme Court Justice;]
[SUPER=701-Anthony Kennedy/Supreme Court Justice;]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=early as today.]

((Locator: Washington, DC This morning, the nation anxiously waits for the U-S Supreme Court to weigh in on Campaign Two Thousand.
The nine justices have been asked to decide if Florida's Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it allowed selected manual recounts to resume.
For ninety minutes on Monday, the justices peppered lawyers for Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore with questions about the constitution.

O'Connor SOT: You think then there is no appellate review in the Supreme

Court of what a circuit court does.
State's rights.

Kennedy SOT:

"Can you begin by telling us the federal jurisdiction here, what is the federal question?"
And the best way to count disputed ballots.

O'Connor SOT:

"Why isn't the standard the one that voters are instructed to follow for goodness sake? It couldn't be clearer why don't we go that standard."
Locator: Tallahassee, FL Meanwhile, Republican led Florida House and Senate committees have voted for resolutions naming a slate of presidential electors favoring George W. Bush. A full House vote could come as early as today. ))
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=705-Washington, DC;]






[11I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-44]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]

[**ANCHOR TAG**] The Virginia Department of Transportation is soliciting public input on the future of Interstate 73 this week. Last night it was Southsides' turn. Meredyth Censullo reports a majority of residents there favor the project, saying "good roads make good economics."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Dupont...]
[SUPER=01-George Goreman/I-73 Supporter; :00 quick!]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :15]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesperson; :38]
[SUPER=01-Warren Robertson/I-73 Supporter; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;1:15]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville]



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[SOT tape #2 - 27:27 - 27:31]
[IN Q=Dupont...]

((DUPONT...GORMATEX...SARA LEE SEWING...MARTINSVILLE NOVELTY...)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=Martinsville Novelty]


One man called it a "Corporate Obituary." Businesses that have gone under or downsized in the past 7 years. Southside residents say I-73 could stimulate their recovering economy.

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[SOT Tape #2 - 32:53 - 32:58]
[IN Q=This is...]

((THIS IS OUR LIFELINE - THIS IS NOT A LUXURY, THIS IS A NECESSITY.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=a necessity.]


Henry and Pittsylvania County governments support I-73, favoring the proposed Eastern route which runs between Martinsville and Danville. But they say they'll take it where they can get it.

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[SOT #2 33:30 - 33:43]
[IN Q=Given the...]

((GIVEN THE SEASON, THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO ASK FOR A WISHLIST - THIS IS OUR WISHLIST - I-73 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WILL GET US WHERE WE NEED TO BE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=to be.]


((BUTT BUTT BUTT))

[NAT SOT @ TAPE #2 11:25]

((YOU'RE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF WHERE WE WERE GONNA BUILD OUR HOUSE...WE WERE GONNA PUT A HOME...)) [RUNS:04]
All of the routes V-DOT is considering would uproot homes and businesses .. But these folks say they're willing to make sacrifices to get the economy back on track.

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[SOT Tape #1: 1:04:07 - 04:14]
[IN Q=I think it...]

((I THINK IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO GET THIS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS..THERE WILL BE A PLACE FOR THEM.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=there for them.]



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[SOT Tape #2 14:16:44 - 17:03]
[IN Q=VDOT plans...]

((VDOT PLANS....THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR. MEREDYTH CENSULLO, NEWS7, MARTINSVILLE.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=News7, Martinsville.]))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

VDOT will hear from Franklin County residents from 2 until 9 today at Benjamin Franklin Middle school in Rocky Mount.

Roanoke County residents will get their say later this week.















[11Body-found]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke police say blunt force trauma to the head killed a man they found at Lincoln Terrace Apartment Complex late Saturday night.
The man has been identified but police are not releasing his name until his family is notified.
He is said to be a white man in his fifties.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Roanoke Police or Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[11Colby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Vinton woman has been charged with conspiring to kill her husband to keep him from getting custody of their five- year old daughter.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PICTURE]
Exie Diane Colby was charged with child neglect, after her little girl was found locked in the trunk of a car last June. As that case was about to come up in August, Colby allegedly arranged to have her husband, Scott, killed before the hearing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


State Police recorded telephone conversations between Exie Colby and Jonathan Conner in which they agreed to say it was all a joke, if they got caught.
Bond was set yesterday at 20-thousand dollars for her. Conner is being held without bond. The Colby's custody hearing is today.

[Military-Crash]


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


An Osprey military aircraft has crashed just north of Jacksonville, North Carolina with four crew members on board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Onslow Co., NC;]


Marine officials say the plane crashed in a densely- wooded area.
No word yet on whether there are any deaths or injuries.
And officials have not yet released the names of the crew members.
The aircraft was conducting a routing night training mission when it went down.
An Osprey crash in Arizona killed 19 Marines in April, prompting the Marine Corps to ground the aircraft for two months.
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[11Radford-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC41:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Radford police suffer from low morale, low pay, long hours, a case overload and a chief that rarely shows his face.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Those were the findings last night from a blue ribbon committee appointed by City Council to investigate high turnover at the police department.
The committee spent months researching and interviewing former and current officers.
The department had a 40 percent turnover in the last three years.
They say its cost the city more than three-quarters of a million dollars.
Many of the committee's comments were directed at the Police Chief A.C. Earles for lack of leadership and visibility.
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[SOT 2:19:56 - :22]
[IN Q=For some reason]

((DICK DAVIS/COMMITTEE MEMBER: FOR SOME REASON, HE HAS SEEN FIT TO REMOVE HIMSELF FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER TOWN THAT THEY DON'T KNOW CHIEF EARLES. HE'S HERE TONIGHT, BUT I'M SURE THERE ARE TWO OR THREE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO DON'T KNOW CHIEF EARLES. A CHIEF NEEDS TO BE OPEN, HE NEEDS TO BE WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Dick Davis/Committee Member;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=can see him.]
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[VO-NAT]


City Council says it will take action after the first of the year.
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[11State-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Facing a possible 480-million dollar shortfall, Governor Jim Gilmore has been modest in his proposal for state worker pay.
The Governor's office said last night he will propose 3-and half percent pay raises for full-time workers.
But those pay raises won't come until November of next year.
There's also five million dollars for some performance bonuses.
Teachers will see NO new state money in the Governor's budget.
The Governor believes localities can fund four percent raises themselves, with money saved on Virginia Retirement System contributions-- because the stock market did well this past year.

[Christmas-Tree]


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


President Clinton and his family lit the National Christmas Tree for the last time last night.
Before the ceremony, the President said he hoped the holiday season would be a time of healing for Americans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


A host of stars, including 14- year- old soprano Charlotte church and country star Kathy Mattea joined the Clintons with the Tennessee Youth Chorus to celebrate.
President Clinton then flipped a switch to illuminate 125-thousand lights on the 40-foot-tall Colorado bluespruce.
The nation's most famous tree stands across from the White House.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, calcium blockers don't provide the best protection against a heart attack.
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=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM SOME BAD NEWS IF YOU TAKE A CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. TWO NEW STUDIES IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL THE LANCET SAY CALCIUM BLOCKERS JUST DON'T GET THE JOB DONE AS WELL AS OTHER DRUGS WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK. TWO STUDIES IN THE LANCET SHOW PEOPLE TREATED WITH CALCIUM BLOCKERS HAD A 26% HIGHER RISK OF A HEART ATTACK AND A 25% HIGHER RISK OF HEART FAILURE COMPARED TO PEOPLE WHO TOOK EVEN OLD FASHIONED - AND CHEAPER - WATER PILLS TO CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE. IF YOU TAKE A CALCIUM BLOCKER- A GOOD QUESTION TO YOUR DOCTOR IS - WHY?

VT=VO

SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH HARD TO TREAT ECXEMA. THE FIRST NEW NON STEROID DRUG TREATMENT IN 40 YEARS HAS JUST BEEN APPROVED BY THE FDA- ITS CALLED PROTOPIC- AND IT WORKS BY LOCALLY CALMING DOWN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN THE SKIN THAT CAUSES THOSE ITCHY RASHES TO FLARE UP. PROTOPIC IS AVAILABLE BY RX ONLY- AND IS APPROVED FOR CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS AGE 2.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY A WORD OF CAUTION ABOUT A NASTY RESPIRATORY VIRUS THAT'S SWEEPING THE NATION. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL REPORTS WIDESPREAD OUTBREAKS OF RSV- RESPIRATORY SYNCITIAL VIRUS. IT'LL ONLY GIVE YOU A COLD- BUT RSV CAN CLOSE DOWN THE AIRWAYS OF An INFANT OR YOUNG CHILD. SO IF YOU HAVE A YOUNGSTER WHO GETS A NASTY COUGH-OR PROBLEMS BREATHING- SEE YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY.
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]


Hundreds of retirees appeal to the Roanoke County school board to leave their retirement plan as it is.
Proposed changes in the Early Retirement Incentive Plan include reductions in salary and health insurance benefits.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Test results are in on a mouse a Roanoke family says it found in its K-F-C dinner.
But there's still some question over how conclusive the test results are.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's an act you'd expect from the Grinch, not Santa Claus.
A man dressed as Santa robbed a Roanoke bank yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, December 12th .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


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.
We've waited for more than a month-- and the waiting continues.
There's no timetable for the much- anticipated ruling from the U-S Supreme Court that could determine who the next President will be.
The high court justices are deliberating whether to resume hand recounts of thousands of Florida's disputed ballots.
Attorneys for Al Gore and George W- Bush spent 90 minutes yesterday presenting their cases.
A ruling that favors Bush could doom Gore's chances for the White House.
Jennifer Jones is standing by with an update from Washington.
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Washington, DC;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=701-Sandra Day O'Connor/Supreme Court Justice;]
[SUPER=701-Anthony Kennedy/Supreme Court Justice;]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=early as today.]

((Locator: Washington, DC This morning, the nation anxiously waits for the U-S Supreme Court to weigh in on Campaign Two Thousand.
The nine justices have been asked to decide if Florida's Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it allowed selected manual recounts to resume.
For ninety minutes on Monday, the justices peppered lawyers for Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore with questions about the constitution.

O'Connor SOT: You think then there is no appellate review in the Supreme

Court of what a circuit court does.
State's rights.

Kennedy SOT:

"Can you begin by telling us the federal jurisdiction here, what is the federal question?"
And the best way to count disputed ballots.

O'Connor SOT:

"Why isn't the standard the one that voters are instructed to follow for goodness sake? It couldn't be clearer why don't we go that standard."
Locator: Tallahassee, FL Meanwhile, Republican led Florida House and Senate committees have voted for resolutions naming a slate of presidential electors favoring George W. Bush. A full House vote could come as early as today. ))
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=705-Washington, DC;]






[11County-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-49 16:36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]

The Roanoke County school board is expected to make a final decision next week on an issue that will impact hundreds of retirees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]

The school board is expected to alter to the county's Early Retirement Incentive plan. Last night-- hundreds of retirees gathered to urge the board to leave the retirement plan as it is. The changes include a REDUCTION in salary and health insurance benefits.
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[sot 02:21: ]
[IN Q=I think]

((HOMER DUFF: I THINK YOU DO ME A PERSONAL INJUSTICE AND I THINK YOU'RE DOING ALL OF US AN INJUSTICE IF YOU NOW MAKE A DECISION TO CHANCE SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US ENTERED IN GOOD FAITH.))
[SOT 02:14:07 ]

((DENNIS SEMONES: I BELIEVE WE SHOULD HONOR OUR COMMITMENT TO THESE RETIREES AND PROVIDE FOR THEM EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF THOSE OF US WHO MAY RETIRE IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=07-Homer Duff; :00]
[SUPER=07-Dennis Semones; :10 ]
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[out q= in the future.]
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[VO-NAT]

The board says the changes are necessary in order to comply with the E-E-O-C. School board members are expected to make their final decision next Monday.
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[11South-Name]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net U]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]

Roanoke County's new high school is just weeks away from being named.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]

Possible names for the new south county high school were unveiled at last night's Roanoke County school board meeting. An advisory committee has come up with four possibilities.
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[SOT 02:06:10]
[IN Q=Hidden valley]

((MARTY ROBISON/ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, WOODSEND HIGH SCHOOL, NOTTINGHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL AND SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Marty Robison/Advisory Committee Chairman; :00]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= high school.]
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[VO-NAT]

The advisory group met for several months to come up with the names-- the board is expected to pick one of them in January.
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[11C'burg-Citations]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:35:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The town of Christiansburg faces seven health and safety violations for improper asbestos removal.
The state labor department charges that the town failed to clean up the asbestos properly, did not train employees to handle it, and did not provide medical surveillance to workers who were exposed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/November 16;]


The citations stem from an OSHA investigation in October.
Town officials said that workers removed asbestos pipe from a Reading Road neighborhood without knowing it contained asbestos and dumped some of it in the Christiansburg Industrial Park.
The town was not fined for the violations.
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[Endeavor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Endeavor Landing]


Mission accomplished for the Space Shuttle Endeavor after NASA's most difficult mission yet involving space station construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL;]


The weather cooperated, and it was a picture perfect landing at the Kennedy Space Center yesterday evening.
During the mission, the Endeavor crew installed the world's largest and most powerful solar wings on the international space station.
The mission lasted for about 11 days. The solar wings will keep space station astronaut Bill Shepherd and his two Russian crewmates from being required to conserve power.
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[11KFC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:48:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Test results have been released on a mouse one family says it found in its fast food dinner. For two months, a California lab performed tests to determine if the mouse came from a Roanoke K-F-C.

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[VO-NAT]


The company that owns the K-F-C on Melrose says the results further support what its said all along-- that the mouse did not come from the restaurant.
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[SOT2:25:06]
[IN Q=The continued allegations linking]

((DAVID NEAL/JRN: THE CONTINUED ALLEGATIONS LINKING THIS MOUSE WITH KFC CHICKEN ARE BLATANTLY UNFAIR AND ARE SIMPLY NOT TRUE))
[SUPER=01-David Neal/JRN Operating Vice-President;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=not true]
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[VO-NAT]

[PRE-PRO]
According to a letter from the lab, The mouse had been cooked.
It showed no evidence of death by poison or trauma.
The cooking is likely to have occurred shortly after death.
And the stomach contained plant material not breading or meat.
J-R-N Incorporated says the two samples of breading it sent to the lab did not link the restaurant with the mouse.


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[SOT2:23:41]
[IN Q=He tested it with sample of breading]

((DAVID NEAL: HE TESTED IT WITH A SAMPLE OF THE BREADING WHICH WAS FIRMLY ADHERED TO THE MOUSE'S FUR AND WAS UNABLE TO CONFIRM THAT KFC BREADING WAS ON THE MOUSE))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=of breading]
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[VO-NAT]


The family which found the mouse believes the tests are inconclusive.
And the Cummings say it's not fair that J-R-N picked the lab, paid for the test and got the results days before anyone else.
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[SOT6:12:05]
[IN Q=It's kind of puzzling]

((LATASHA CUMMINGS: IT'S KIND OF PUZZLING , BAFFLING. I'M REALLY PISSED TO BE HONEST. BECAUSE THIS TEST WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE ANSWERS TO EVERYBODY NOT ONLY TO US BUT TO THEM TOO))
[SUPER=07-LaTasha Cummings]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to them too]
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[VO-NAT]


The health department agrees that the results do not rule out the possibility the mouse came from the restaurant.
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[11NS-shops]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern says it will close its locomotive shops for two weeks beginning next Monday.
150 Roanoke employees will be on temporary furlough including machinists, boilermakers, electricians and clerks.
In an effort to reduce operating expenses, Norfolk Southern is also cutting 250 jobs system wide. Those employees may be called back to work depending on the needs of service.

[6-Melrose-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC05:46]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


A man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a Roanoke bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke police say a man wearing a Santa hat and sunglasses walked into the First Union Bank on Melrose yesterday.

He handed a teller a note, demanding money and brandished a handgun.
Police aren't sure how much money the shamming Saint Nick got away with.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Roanoke police say blunt force trauma to the head killed a man they found at Lincoln Terrace Apartment Complex late Saturday night.
The man has been identified but police are not releasing his name until his family is notified.
He is said to be a white man in his fifties.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The Roanoke County school board is expected to make a final decision next week on changes to its Early Retirement Incentive plan. Last night-- hundreds of retirees gathered to urge the board to leave the retirement plan as it is. The changes include a REDUCTION in salary and health insurance benefits. The board says the changes are necessary in order to comply with the E-E-O-C.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Also at last night's school board meeting, an advisory committee unveiled four possible names for the new south county high school.
They are Hidden Valley High School, Woodsend High School, Nottingham Hills High School, and Spring Valley High School. The board is expected to pick one of them in January.

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


Now here's Leo Hirsbrunner with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Colder weather]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=tonight at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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