[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


It was meant to be a vigil for a Roanoke shooting victim--
It turned into a drunken brawl among mourners.
Details, coming up.
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Massachusetts authorities arrest a man for allegedly shooting and killing seven of his co- workers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Jacey Birch checks in from a local ski resort.
Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is next.


[11Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-54]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

[anchor tag!!!] A prayerful vigil for an 18-year-old shooting victim turned into a parking lot brawl last night. Reaco (Rico) Hilton was shot on Christmas Eve in a Roanoke convenience store. And it was there, last night, that grief mixed with alcohol, got people riled up, and scuffles broke out. Tina Tenret has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=This was no organized]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-LaToya Minnis/Victim's Friend; :11 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Hilton/Victim's Brother; :44]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :59]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( This was no organized ceremony, just 50 or so of Reaco Hilton's friends huddled outside the Stop & Save in Northwest Roanoke, where their friend was shot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:22:59]

((LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING, HE WAS ALWAYS CHILLING, JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME. HE WASN'T ABOUT NO TROUBLE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=no trouble]

They brought flowers, balloons, and lots of liquor -- to commemorate the good times they shared over cards and dice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:07:48]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT ALCOHOL FLOWING. WE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS, YO, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS. KISSES CARDS))

[RUNS06]
[OUT Q=KISSES CARDS]

Reaco's brother says Reaco had argued with his killer the week before he was shot ... but that no one knew the man. So he says police are wrong to say a shooting the next day was in retaliation. He says his friends would not go after a guy they did not know.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:24:58]
[SOT 21:23:37]
[IN Q=We out here]

((RICARDO HILTON/VICTIM'S BROTHER: WE OUT HERE... OR NOTHING LIKE THAT. BUTT BUTT BUTT LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WE ALL A FAMILY AT A TIME LIKE THIS. WE ALL COME TOGETHER, IT JUST MAKES US TIGHTER TOGETHER. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT ONLY MINUTES LATER, OTHERS IN THE CROWD STARTED PUSHING EACH OTHER AND FIGHTING. WE TURNED THE CAMERA OFF AND PUT IT NEAR THE GROUND TO PREVENT IT FROM EXCITING PEOPLE, BUT ONE MAN THOUGHT WE WERE STILL ROLLING, HIT THE CAMERA AND BROKE PART OF IT. REACO'S BROTHER BLAMES THE BRAWL ON THE MIX OF GRIEF AND ALCOHOL. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS28]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))
(-------------)
[anchor=kim]
[ss=none]

Police are still searching for the suspect in Reaco Hilton's murder.

His name is Bernard Walker, and he's 19 years old.[11Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-53; 15:08]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]

An fight in Roanoke involving a group of girls ends in murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

22- year old Monique Swain was stabbed in the street outside her apartment shortly after midnight yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Family members say she died while shielding her younger sister, (Mar-key-ta) Marquita, from another girl wielding a butcher knife. The girls' mother says Marquita is feeling a lot of emotions, including guilt, over the incident.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:44:56]
[IN Q=She's not ]

((SONJA SWAIN/VICTIMS MOTHER: SHE'S NOT TAKING IT VERY WELL. SHE'S TAKING IT TOO CALM AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sonja Swain/Victim's Mother; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=that's not good.]
(---------)

[vo-nat] A 17- year old girl has been charged with murder. Family members say the girl was jealous because Marquita Swain had begun dating the girl's ex-boyfriend.
(----------)



[Office-Shooting]


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


Another story of after- Christmas violence-- this one in Massachusetts.
Police have arrested the suspect in a shooting rampage at an Internet consulting firm.
Authorities say the man shot and killed seven of his co- workers.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Wakefield, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stanley/Co-Worker; :14 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Martha Coakley/Prosecutor; :34]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Pecjo/Edgewater Technology; 1:06 extremely quick]
[SUPER=01-Dick Elliot/Concerned Citizen; 1:08 quick]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, ]

((
Gunfire and death shattered the day-after Christmas calm Tuesday. It happened in an office building near Boston. A heavily armed man opened fire. It was a massacre that left seven people dead.

(SOT: Mike Stanley, Co-Worker)

"Of all the people who could have done this, I thought it could have been him."

(Track)

Police say this is the suspect. 42 year old Michael McDermott, a 300-pound man with a big beard, who worked at the company-- Edgewater Technology, an Internet consulting firm. At about 11 a-m, police say he started shooting at co-workers sitting at their computer stations.

(SOT: Martha Coakley, Middlesex County District Attorney)

He worked there for a year, and were investigating the fact the IRS is looking into garnishing wages.

(Track)


The shootings stunned this part of Massachusetts home to so-called new economy companies. And as police towed the suspects car, and moved the victims bodies out of the building-- a nearby church was set up as a crisis center. Workers and neighbors alike, asking why this all happened.

(MOS SOTS)
SOT Nancy Pecjo, Edgewater Technology employee

I'm distraught cause I know all these people.

SOT: Dick Elliott (this man heard about shootings on radio and drove

over...use your discretion in the identifier) What a tragedy, right after Christmas
(STANDUP)

))
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=]


McDermott will be arraigned later today.[6-D'Ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]

Danville police may have a mystery on their hands. They responded to a fire call on Bethel Street yesterday morning - and found a man sitting in a chair on the front porch burned to death. The man's name has not been released.


[11Returns]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-43; 1:15:45]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Shoppers are taking advantage of the after Christmas bargains.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Customers flocked to Valley View Mall yesterday, making exchanges for gifts that didn't suit their fancy - and cashing in on the after-Christmas sales. Store managers say sales WERE up, despite a somewhat lackluster holiday shopping season. Returns at local malls were minimal - with most folks opting to swap gifts for a different size or color. If you chose to forgo the hustle and bustle but still want to take advantage of the sales, don't fret - most stores are extending their bargains though the week.
(------------)




[Fatal-Accident]


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


A three- vehicle accident in Texas has left five people dead.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Athens, TX;]


Public safety officials say two other people remain hospitalized in critical condition after yesterday's highway crash.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident.
It was a rainy day in Texas.
But authorities aren't saying if weather was a factor.
(------------)


[Pyramid-Scheme]


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


A Danville grand jury has indicted 14 more people for allegedly participating in a pyramid scheme.
Authorities have been investigating ``The Winning Team'' since February.
Fifty-one people were indicted in Danville earlier this year. All of them were convicted or pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor crime of participating in a pyramid scheme.

[11Executions]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Capitol Punishment]

The number of executions in Virginia fell from 14 last year to 8 this year.
The decrease has to do with advances in science, coupled with increasing skepticism from judges.

(------------)
[VO-NAT @ 00-55 TC 25:43]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

D-N-A evidence helped clear death-row inmate Earl Washington Junior of a 1982 rape and murder. Governor Gilmore pardoned Washington in October.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

In the past two years, state and federal courts have sent back eight cases for additional hearings or new trials... NO executions are scheduled so far for next year - and only two of the 30 death row inmates are near the end of their appeals.

[11Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-17 TC1:54:05]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]

Two doctors are being sued by the Lewis Gale Clinic for violating the "no compete clause" in their contracts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Dr. Preston Waldrop and Dr. Gregory D. (Ree-bul) Riebel both left the clinic in November and opened Virginia Orthopedics in Salem.
Their lawyer says the doctors' contract with the clinic is not enforceable because "the no compete clause in the contract" is too broad and has already expired.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:37:30]
[IN Q=My clients simply want]

((MIKE URBANSKI/DOCTORS LAWYER:MY CLIENTS SIMPLY WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PATIENTS, THIS AGREEMENT IS COMPLETELY UNREASONABLE AND IT'S NOT LIMITED BY ANY BOUNDS THAT ANY COURT OF VIRGINIA HAS EVER ENFORCED))
[SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Doctors' Attorney]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=has ever enforced.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Urbanski's hopeful they case will get thrown out of court.
The Lewis Gale Clinic says that current clinic physicians are simply asking their former colleagues to honor the contract that they all voluntarily signed for the overall good of the organization.
The case is scheduled to be heard in Salem circuit court on January 11th.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Mike Urbanski believes no matter what the judge decides, this case will most likely end up in the Virginia Supreme Court.



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some diabetes patients could benefit from a new medication.

Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((melissa)) PATIENTS WITH TYPE TWO DIABETES HAVE A NEW WEAPON IN THEIR DRUG FIGHTING ARSENAL.

VT=VO

((vo)) ITS CALLED STARLIX AND IS NOW APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
THE MEDICATION WORKS BY CONTROLLING BLOOD GLUCOSE.
RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT DIABETICS WHO KEEP THEIR GLUCOSE LEVELS IN CHECK REDUCE THEIR RISK OF MAJOR COMPLICATIONS.
TYPE TWO DIABETES IS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF THE DISEASE AFFECTING ALMOST 95 PERCENT OF THE 16 MILLION AMERICANS WITH DIABETES.

VT=VO

((vo)) ANOTHER DRUG RECENTLY APPROVED BY THE F-D-A WILL HELP A TREAT CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA.
UNLIKE OTHER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS ORAPRED HAS BEEN SHOWN TO TASTE BETTER THEN THE OTHER LEADING BRAND.
IN THE PAST, MANY CHILDREN HAVE REFUSED TO TAKE THEIR ASTHMA MEDICATIONS BECAUSE OF THE BAD TASTE.
ORAPRED IS EXPECTED TO BE IN DRUG STORES NEXT MONTH.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam))
A VACCINE THAT WARDS OFF MEMORY LOSS IN MICE MAY ONE DAY BE USED TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
IT WAS DEVELOPED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND IS MADE OF A PROTEIN.
THE PROTEIN TRIGGERS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM OF MICE TO DEVOUR SIGNS OF THE DISEASE.
MICE BRED WITH ALZHEIMER'S SYMPTOMS PERFORMED BETTER IN A SERIES OF WATER MAZES AFTER THEY WERE GIVEN THE VACCINE.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)

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


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


The search continues for the man who allegedly shot and killed an 18 year old over the weekend.
As friends remember Rico Hilton last night, his vigil turned violent.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A fight over a man ends with the death of a 22- year- old Roanoke woman.
Family members say Monique Swain was protecting her sister from a teenaged girl wielding a knife.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Hollywood mourns the death of acting legend Jason Robards.
Robards lost his battle with cancer yesterday in a Connecticut hospital.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, December 27th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-11Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-54]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

[anchor tag!!!]
Authorities are still looking for the man who allegedly shot an 18 year old to death over the weekend. Reaco (Rico) Hilton was killed on Christmas Eve in a Roanoke convenience store. Meanwhile, friends remembered Hilton with a vigil at the store last night. And it was there, that grief mixed with alcohol, got people riled up, and scuffles broke out. Tina Tenret has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=This was no organized]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-LaToya Minnis/Victim's Friend; :11 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Hilton/Victim's Brother; :44]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :59]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( This was no organized ceremony, just 50 or so of Reaco Hilton's friends huddled outside the Stop & Save in Northwest Roanoke, where their friend was shot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:22:59]

((LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING, HE WAS ALWAYS CHILLING, JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME. HE WASN'T ABOUT NO TROUBLE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=no trouble]

They brought flowers, balloons, and lots of liquor -- to commemorate the good times they shared over cards and dice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:07:48]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT ALCOHOL FLOWING. WE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS, YO, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS. KISSES CARDS))

[RUNS06]
[OUT Q=KISSES CARDS]

Reaco's brother says Reaco had argued with his killer the week before he was shot ... but that no one knew the man. So he says police are wrong to say a shooting the next day was in retaliation. He says his friends would not go after a guy they did not know.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:24:58]
[SOT 21:23:37]
[IN Q=We out here]

((RICARDO HILTON/VICTIM'S BROTHER: WE OUT HERE... OR NOTHING LIKE THAT. BUTT BUTT BUTT LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WE ALL A FAMILY AT A TIME LIKE THIS. WE ALL COME TOGETHER, IT JUST MAKES US TIGHTER TOGETHER. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT ONLY MINUTES LATER, OTHERS IN THE CROWD STARTED PUSHING EACH OTHER AND FIGHTING. WE TURNED THE CAMERA OFF AND PUT IT NEAR THE GROUND TO PREVENT IT FROM EXCITING PEOPLE, BUT ONE MAN THOUGHT WE WERE STILL ROLLING, HIT THE CAMERA AND BROKE PART OF IT. REACO'S BROTHER BLAMES THE BRAWL ON THE MIX OF GRIEF AND ALCOHOL. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS28]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))
(-------------)
[anchor=kim]
[ss=none]

Police are still searching for the suspect in Reaco Hilton's murder.

His name is Bernard Walker, and he's 19 years old.[2-11Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-53; 15:08]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]

One person was killed in a fight between a group of girls.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

22- year old Monique Swain was stabbed in the street outside her apartment shortly after midnight yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Family members say she died while shielding her younger sister, (Mar-key-ta) Marquita, from another girl wielding a butcher knife. The girls' mother says Marquita is feeling a lot of emotions, including guilt, over the incident.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:44:56]
[IN Q=She's not ]

((SONJA SWAIN/VICTIMS MOTHER: SHE'S NOT TAKING IT VERY WELL. SHE'S TAKING IT TOO CALM AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sonja Swain/Victim's Mother; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=that's not good.]
(---------)

[vo-nat] A 17- year old girl has been charged with murder. Family members say the girl was jealous because Marquita Swain had begun dating the girl's ex-boyfriend.
(----------)



[2-Office-Shooting]


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


Investigators in Massachusetts aren't sure what set off the shooting rampage of an Internet company employee.
He'll be arraigned later this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wakefield, MA;]


Police arrested 42- year- old Michael McDermott, who allegedly gunned down seven of his co- workers yesterday at a Boston- area Internet consulting firm.
Authorities say he'd started shooting at his co- workers as they sat at their computer stations.
Police later found him sitting in a reception area with the guns nearby.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:56]
[IN Q=Of all the people]

((MIKE STANLEY/CO- WORKER: OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO COULD HAVE DONE THIS, I THOUGHT IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stanley/Co-Worker; QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=BEEN HIM.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors have a possible motive.
They say he was involved in a dispute with the I-R-S over back taxes.
Meanwhile, the community is trying to deal with the holiday tragedy.
A local church is serving as a crisis center.
(------------)



[11Burcham-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-44; 1:03:00]
[GRAPHIC=Burcham]

Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham has been on the job for nearly a year. Since then, she's faced a number of substantial challenges .. How is she weathering the storm? Joe Dashiell talks with Burcham about her first year in city hall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a good feeling]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 5; :14]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :26 quick]
[SUPER=04-December 18; 1:09]
[RUNS=2:25]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(([OPENS ON BURCHAM BITE 99-44 01:54:00]
[IN Q=It's a good feeling]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IT'S A GOOD FEELING TO BE SO WELL RECEIVED BY A COMMUNITY AND FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO SEEM SO EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A NEW CITY MANAGER ABOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY'VE BEEN DONE IN THE PAST.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=they've done in the past.]


In early January, Darlene Burcham was enjoying a warm welcome... getting to know the city and the citizens she'd been hired to lead.
Almost 12 months later, Burcham says she still feels the community's "warmth and friendliness."
[SOT 41:25]
[IN Q=I have not felt]

((I HAVE NOT FELT THAT I WAS A STRANGER FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY THAT I'VE BEEN HERE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=that I've been here]


That's not to say her first months have passed without challenge or controversy.
On issues such as the proposed biomedical institute and the future of Victory Stadium... she has faced substantial opposition, but Burcham says she's not afraid of the public debate.
[SOT 43:27]
[IN Q=I think it's healthy]

((I THINK IT'S HEALTHY TO HAVE DISAGREEMENT AND IN FACT IT WOULD BE A PRETTY DULL WORLD IF SOMEONE ALWAYS AGREED WITH YOU. AND I HAVE SEEN EVERY DISCUSSION THAT WE'VE HAD AS A COMMUNITY AS BEING RESPECTFUL IN ITS DEMEANOR AND HAVING VERY VALID OPINIONS COMING FROM THE POSITIONS THEY COME FROM.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=from the positions they come from.]


At a recent council meeting, Burcham said she had found Roanoke poised for change... [NAT SOUND OF MEETING]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Victory Stadium for example, is the type of issue she says the city must confront if it hopes to remain competitive and continue to grow.
[SOT 45:34]
[IN Q=My sense is]

((MY SENSE IS THAT PEOPLE REALIZE THAT IN ORDER FOR ROANOKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE FUTURE AS IT HAS BEEN IN THE PAST, THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO STAY IN THE REAL WORLD AND STAY COMPETITIVE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=and stay competitive.]


Burcham says she has tried to be decisive... and instill a sense of urgency in the way city government responds to citizens' concerns.
Her first year has flown, and Burcham says she hopes to keep up that pace.
[SOT 56:13]
[IN Q=I just hope that feeling lasts]

((I JUST HOPE THAT FEELING LASTS BECAUSE AS I SAID AT THE BEGINNING WHEN I CAME, I THINK WE'RE POISED FOR GREATNESS. I DON'T THINK THOSE CHOICES COME VERY OFTEN. AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO WORK QUICKLY WHILE THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS STILL OPEN.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=while the opportunity is still open.]


Burcham says she's most proud of citizen involvement...in the comprehensive planning process, and even controversial issues such as Washington Park.
As she looks toward her second year as Roanoke's City Manager, Burcham promises many more opportunities to continue that dialogue.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Robards]


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


Veteran actor Jason Robards is dead after fighting a long battle with cancer.
Robards died yesterday at a hospital in Connecticut.
Jonathon Elias takes a look back at the star's stage and screen career.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathon Elias/Reporting; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Jonathon Elias, CBS News, Los Angeles.]



[Bush-Vacation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President- Elect George W- Bush may be on vacation in Florida, but he still has Washington on his mind.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boca Grande, FL;]


Bush is on the trip with his family.
It's the first time he's been in the Sunshine State since the dispute over Florida's election recount.
He plans to spend some time golfing and fishing with his brothers and his parents.
But he'll also work on assembling his Cabinet.
After the short break, Bush will head to Washington tomorrow for meetings.
More Cabinet announcements are possible then.
(------------)


[11Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]

A report ordered by President Clinton says the federal government should have more control over the tobacco industry.

(------------)
[VO-NAT @ 00-42 1:53:08]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;]

The report due out next month is also expected to recommend the Food and Drug Administration regulate the manufacturing, sale and marketing of cigarettes. The commission that drafted the report recommends all domestic tobacco be inspected by the U-S Department of Agriculture. Only tobacco sold at auction is currently inspected, graded and priced according to a federal system.
(------------)



[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

A Danville grand jury has indicted 14 more people for allegedly participating in a pyramid scheme. 51 people were indicted earlier this year.
Authorities have been investigating ``The Winning Team'' since February.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Friends of 18-year-old shooting victim Reaco (Rico) Hilton held a vigil last night. Hilton was shot on Christmas Eve in a Roanoke convenience store.
But, the vigil turned into a parking lot brawl. The victim's brother blames the brawl on a mix of grief and alcohol. Meantime, Police are still searching for the suspect in Hilton's murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Store managers say sales WERE up yesterday, despite a somewhat lackluster holiday shopping season. Returns at local malls were minimal - with most folks opting to swap gifts for a different size or color.
Most stores are extending their bargains though the week if you still want to take advantage of the after Christmas sales.

(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[IN Q=President Clinton]
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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(ad lib bye) [Desk 2 Shot=Kimberly/Shannon]