[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A manhunt is on for the suspect who shot two people at a Roanoke car shop.
One of the victims has died.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And later, we'll meet a Dublin woman who's about to become famous for losing more than 100 pounds on the Subway diet.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that straight ahead on News 7 Mornin.

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-47]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Police are searching for a man who allegedly gunned down two people at a Roanoke car shop yesterday afternoon.
The female victim has since died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]

29-year-old Rodney Eugene Basham, an employee at "Hot Rods Car Care" and 27 year old Charlene Denise Ramsey were both shot multiple times around 4 p-m yesterday. Both victims underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Ramsey died a short time later. Basham's condition is not being released .. Police believe the shooter is Ramsey's ex-boyfriend. The man fled the scene - his car was found in Northwest Roanoke last night .. but the suspect is still on the loose.
A murder warrent has been obtained for the suspect. Police are looking for him.
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[11Franklin-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two suspects in a Rocky Mount murder will be indicted today.
One of the suspects is the victim's son-- 22-year old Charles English. He's accused of murder and robbery.
Police found the body of 61-year-old Ralph English at his home on Anderson Street Saturday night.
The other defendant, 18-year-old Christopher Dorman, is also facing murder and robbery charges.
Authorities have also arrested a 14-year-old boy.
The police chief says all three suspects visited the victim earlier in the day, and some type of struggle took place.
They were arrested the next day near Charlottesville.

[Mideast-Peace]


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


In the Middle East, still no agreement for peace.
President Clinton and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met twice yesterday, in hopes of building a foundation for a deal.
Arafat DID pledge to increase efforts to curb violence.
Mark Knoller reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/Reporting; :47]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=Knoller, CBS News, Washington.]



[11School-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:23:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg residents won't have to dig into their pockets to pay for millions of dollars worth of school repairs over the next ten years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


State lawmakers, school board members and city councilmen say they've come up with a formula to pay for better schools without raising taxes.
Most of it involves some belt- tightening in the city and school board budgets.. and Lynchburg says it will have to borrow the rest.
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[SOT 12:26:11]
[IN Q=This is not]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: THIS IS NOT A PERFECT PLAN. IF YOU'VE STUDIED THIS LIKE BONNIE HAS AND OTHERS IN THIS ROOM, YOU MIGHT FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT IT. BUT I THINK WORKING TOGETHER, IT'S THE BEST THAT WE COULD COME UP WITH THAT WILL SUPPLY 85 MILLION DOLLARS IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to the schools.]
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[VO-NAT]


In November, Lynchburg voters rejected a plan to pay for school repairs by raising the state sales tax.
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[Congress-Convenes]


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


It's a historic day for the U-S Senate.
It'll be evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, once the new Senators take their oaths of office.
That split has never happened before.
When Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her oath, Bill Clinton will become the first Presidential spouse to enter Congress.


[11Robb-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC23:11]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Chuck Robb was ready to give up his U-S Senate seat before the last election season ever got underway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McLean/November 7]


In an interview with the Associated Press, Robb says he tried to coax two other Democrats into taking on former Republican Governor George Allen.
The 61-year-old Robb says he checked with other Democrats because he didn't want to die in office.
He declined to release the two Democrats' names.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 7]


George Allen will be sworn in as Virginia's junior senator today.
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[11Agee]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:02:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One state delegate called it the story of a local boy making good.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Former Delegate Steve Agee was sworn in as one of the state's nine Appellate judges.
He's comes to the job without any experience as a judge.
He takes his place on the bench after 21 years in private practice.
Agee is a graduate of Cave Spring High School, Bridgewater College and U-V-A Law School.
Virginia's Court of Appeals convened in Salem yesterday to welcome its newest member.
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[11Subway-Diet]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:41:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local woman who lost more than 100-pounds is featured in Subway advertising.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]


Kimberly Johnston attributes some of her weight loss success to eating subway sandwiches.
Subway now features her on its posters-- and is paying her to be in its commercials.
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[SOT17:00]
[IN Q=I just wanted to lose weight]

((KIMBERLY JOHNSTON; I JUST WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT TO BE HEALTHY, ITS KIND OF SCARY THAT PEOPLE ARE WATCHING ME AND FOLLOWING MY PLAN, BUT IT'S NICE WHEN PEOPLE WRITE IN AND TELL YOU THAT I HAVE MADE DIFFERENCE, THAT MY STORY DID INSPIRE THEM IT'S REALLY A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE AND A GOOD FEELING ))
[SUPER=07-Kimberly Johnston]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=good feeling]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnston used to weigh more than 3-hundred pounds and wore a size 28.
But she says she shed the pounds by eating better -- which included eating a low fat Subway sandwich for lunch and dinner, four times a week.
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[SOT12:43]
[IN Q=It's a small change]

((IT WAS A SMALL CHANGE, IT WAS SOMETHING I THOUGHT I COULD DO AND THAT SMALL CHANGE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE ))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=a big difference]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnston also has her own website which she hopes will inspire others to get healthy.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the F-D-A approves the use of Remicade.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) THE NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR THE MORE THAN 2 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.

VT=VO

((vo)) THE U-S FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST APPROVED THE USE OF REMICADE.
WHEN TAKEN WITH METHO-TREXATE, IT'S BEEN PROVEN TO INHIBIT THE PROGRESSION OF JOINT DAMAGE IN PATIENTS WITH THIS PAINFUL DISEASE.
THE MEDICATION WORKS BY NEUTRALIZING THE MOVEMENT OF A KEY SUBSTANCE KNOWN TO CAUSE INFLAMMATION.

VT=VO

((vo)) NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT SOME STRAINS OF CHLAMYDIA CAN RAISE A WOMAN'S RISK OF DEVELOPING CERVICAL CANCER.
THE FINDINGS APPEAR IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
FOR YEARS, DOCTORS HAVE KNOWN THAT THE HUMAN PAPILL-OMA-VIRUS..ANOTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE WAS A LEADING CAUSE OF CERVICAL CANCER.
BUT UNTIL NOW, THE RISKS OF CHLAMYDIA HAVEN'T BEEN AS CLEAR.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) ANOTHER REPORT IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION WARNS DOCTORS AGAINST RELYING ON HEAD HAIR ANALYSIS.
HEAD HAIR ANALYSIS IS USED TO EVALUATE A PERSON'S EXPOSURE TO TOXINS AND TO ASSESS NUTRITIONAL ISSUES.
BUT WHEN RESEARCHERS FROM CALIFORNIA GAVE HAIR SAMPLES FROM A SINGLE HEALTHY PATIENT TO SIX U-S LABS..... THEY GOT WIDELY CONFLICTING RESULTS.
THESE NEW FINDINGS MIRROR THOSE OF A 15 YEAR OLD STUDY OF HAIR ANALYSIS LABS.
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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke police are looking for a man who allegedly opened fire on two people at a car shop yesterday afternoon.
One victim has died from gunshot wounds, the other remains hospitalized this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Authorities have determined how a Radford man died at the New River Valley Regional Jail.
Police say a medical condition took the life of the man arrested on New Year's Eve for making phony 9-1-1 calls.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And you probably recognized him from such shows as "My Favorite Martian" and "Picket Fences".
Actor Ray Walston has died at the age of 86.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, January 3rd.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-47]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The search continues for a man who allegedly shot two people at a Roanoke car shop yesterday afternoon.
The female victim has since died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]

29-year-old Rodney Eugene Basham, an employee at "Hot Rods Car Care" and 27 year old Charlene Denise Ramsey were both shot multiple times around 4 p-m Tuesday. Both victims underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Authorities say Ramsey died a short time later. Basham's condition is not being released .. Police believe the shooter is Ramsey's ex-boyfriend. The man fled the scene - his car was found in Northwest Roanoke last night .. but the suspect is still on the loose.
A murder warrent has been obtained for the suspect. Police are still looking for him.
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[11Danville-Body]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC38:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Still no word on how a Danvile man died. His body was found Monday night in the Sandy River near the Wal-mart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police identified the victim as 34-year old Robert Early Lipford.
Friends of the victim went looking for him and discovered his body just before ten Monday night.
Friends say Lipford ended up there after being chased from Wal-mart Saturday night.
No one from Wal-mart would comment yesterday.
Police are awaiting an autopsy report to find out how Lipford died.
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[11Jail-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-46]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It seems that bad health killed a Radford man being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail on New Year's Day.
51-year-old Kurt Fox had been arrested by Radford Police on New Year's Eve for making false 9-1-1 calls.
They say several times that night, an ambulance took him to the emergency room. Each time he was released in stable condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]


Fox died 24 hours after he was booked at the regional jail in Dublin.
Jail personnel say Fox was "observed to be drunk" and said he had epilepsy.
The next day, nurses noticed him gasping and rushed him to the hospital.
A jail spokesman says autopsy results show Fox had a heart attack.
No one could be reached at the medical examiner's office.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:13:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Council wants to know how re-development efforts are going on Henry Street.
It's requested a progress report on Henry Street redevelopment, after some members raised concerns about the pace of improvements there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Council voted to extend a contract with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation for another six months, but not before some members questioned the amount of progress on the project.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I supported it]

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I SUPPORTED IT. I STILL SUPPORT IT, BUT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY ON HOW OUR MONEY'S BEING SPENT.)) ((LINDA WYATT:THE FOLKS WHO WERE DOING THE PROJECT STARTED FORWARD IN GOOD FAITH TO DO WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO, WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO, ONLY TO FIND OUT SOMEONE PUT ANOTHER STUMBLING BLOCK IN THEIR WAY AND SAID NO THAT'S NOT WHAT WE MEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=not what we meant.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's meeting marked council's return to a renovated meeting room on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building.
The make-over was the first major renovation since the council chamber was completed in 1967.
The cost of the project was just over 250- thousand dollars.
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[Bush-Cabinet]


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


Now that his team is in place, President- Elect Bush is calling his Cabinet nominees among the strongest ever assembled.
Bush spent yesterday making his final Cabinet announcements.
Terisa Estacio was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Mineta/Sec. of Transportation Designate; :17 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Linda Chavez/Sec. of Labor Designate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Spencer Abraham/Sec. of Energy Designate; :38]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleisher/Bush Press Spokesman; 1:03 extremely quick]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, Houston. ]
(



(TAKE NATS OFF TOP/ 11:29/ "I THINK THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO START A NEW

YEAR " )
PRESIDENT ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH HIS PROMISE OF CREATING A BIPARTISAN CABINET...BY APPOINTING DEMOCRAT NORMAN MINETA AS HIS TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY. MINETA IS CURRENTLY PRESIDENT CLINTON'S SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.

(TAKE SOT)
(NORMAN MINETA/NOMINEE,SEC OF TRANSPORTATION
(INCUE: THERE ARE NO REPUBLICAN ROADS, OR DEMOCRAT HIGHWAYS. )


MR. BUSH ALSO ANNOUNCED LINDA CHAVEZ AS HIS CHOICE FOR LABOR SECRETARY

(TAKE SOT )
(LINDA CHAVEZ/NOMINEE/LABOR SECRETARY )
(INCUE: I INTEND TO LEAD THE NATION AND LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND. )


NARR: Spencer Abraham is his pick for Secretary of Energy..
(SPENCER ABRAHAM;/NOMINEE, SECRETARY OF ENERGY)
(INCUE: MY PRIORITY IS TO HANDLE THE SUPPLY AND THE AFFORDIBILITY )


As he wraps up his Cabinet selections, Bush is putting together an education proposal. The thorniest issue: a proposal to strip federal funds from the worst performing schools and make the money available to parents for private education vouchers.

sot: Ari Fleisher, Bush Press Spokesman

13:51:13 He is going to push for it because he thinks it right.
And President-elect Bush is trying to get a better read on the state of the American economy. He's frequently expressed fears of a slowdown...so business executives and high-tech leaders will join him In Austin..for an economic summit on Wednesday and Thursday.Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston. ))

[Mortgage-Rates]


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


If you're thinking about re-financing your mortgage, this might be the perfect time to do it.
Lower interest rates are sparking a rush to re- finance.
Stephen Clark has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dev Cohn/Homeowner; :20]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Girard/Prudential Securities; :38]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clark/Reporting; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Stephen Clark, CBS News, New York.]

((
DEV COHN AND HER HUSBAND BOUGHT THIS HOME 3 1/2 YEARS AGO...BUILT IN 1868 IT WAS A REAL FIXER-UPPER:
9:10-these are great doors, original glass...
WHEN THEY BOUGHT, THEY FINANCED IT WITH A SEVEN YEAR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE. THAT MORTGAGE IS ABOUT TO JUMP AS HIGH AS 9 AND A HALF PERCENT. THAT'S WHY THE COHN'S ARE ABOUT TO REFINANCE TO A FIXED RATE.
Dev Cohn/Home owner 11:27--it will give us the certainty of knowing that for the next 30 years we have locked in a rate a good rate and attractive rate :06
graphic: HERE ARE THE NUMBERS THAT HAVE ATTRACTED THE COHN'S ATTENTION: A 30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE NOW AVERAGES 7.13 PERCENT...A 15 YEAR FIXED JUST OVER 6 AND THREE-QUARTERS.
3:55--what we're actually seeing now is more refinancing activity as the result of the decline in mortgage rates.
MICHELLE GIRARD IS A MARKET ANALYST... SHE SAYS THE SLOWING ECONOMY IS SPURRING LOWER INTEREST RATES...BUT THE DROP WON'T LAST LONG.

SOT: MICHELLE GIRARD/PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES.

1:01--its likely we could see mortgage rates drop below the 7 percent mark but further declines beyond that point are probably limited.
STANDUP: STEPHEN CLARK
20:20--WHILE MORTGAGE BROKERS ARE EXPERIENCING A BOOM IN REFINACING THESE NEW LOWER INTEREST RATES ON MORTGAGES MAY NOT HELP NEW HOME SALES AT ALL :10
THAT'S BECAUSE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS DOWN,.. STOCK PORTFOLIOS HAVE TAKEN A BIG HIT OVER THE LAST YEAR:
4:30--as a result they're not ready to jump in and take advantage in mortgages to buy a home but what they are doing is trying to pad their pockets by refiniancing their mortgage rates and trying to get a little more discretionary income from that means :15
DEV COHN COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER.
STEPHEN CLARK......FOR CBS NEWS..NEW YORK..

))[11Stamps]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC2:04:30]
[GRAPHIC=Rate Increase]


The new postal rates will soon go into effect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The increase starts next Sunday, January 7th.
It will cost you 34-cents to mail a first class letter... thats up a penny.
Many customers say they don't mind the increase...in fact, some wish the postal service would go one step further.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:37:36]
[IN Q= I wish they would just go to 35]

((LAURA LACKEY/POSTAL CUSTOMER: I WISH THEY WOULD JUST GO TO 35 JUST MAKE IT EASIER. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IS WHEN IT GOES FROM PENNY TO PENNY.)) ((CATHY SHELTON/POSTAL CUSTOMER: I WOULD JUST ASSUME PERSONALLY THEY GO UP TO 35 INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH THE PENNIES.))

[SUPER=01-Laura Lackey/Postal Customer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Shelton/Postal Customer; :05]
[Runs=09]
[OUT Q=with the pennies]
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[VO-NAT]


If you have the old stamps when the increase begins, don't worry, all you have to do is buy one cent stamps.
Priority mail goes up from 3.20 to $3.50.
You can also expect an increase of fifty cents for Express mail.
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[Walston]


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


He wasn't exactly a household name, but most people recognized him at just a glance.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"My Favorite Martian";]


Actor Ray Walston has died.
His agent says Walston died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills.
He was well- known as the visitor from outer space on the 60s T-V show, "My Favorite Martian.
[SUPER=04-"Fast Times at Ridgemont High";]


Later in his 50- year- career, Walston played the slacker- hating teacher Mr. Hand in the 19-82 teen film, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".
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[SOT 3:24:12 ]
[IN Q=Am I hallucinating]

((AM I HALLUCINATING HERE? JUST WHAT IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=you're doing?]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS "Touched By An Angel";]


His final screen appearance was in October on the C-B-S show, "Touched By An Angel".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:24:21 ]
[IN Q=He finally returns]

((HE FINALLY RETURNS HOME, HAVING LEARNED THAT MONEY IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER IN LIFE.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=matter in life.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ray Walston was 86.
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[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]


Two suspects in a Rocky Mount murder will be indicted today. Police found the body of 61-year-old Ralph English at his home on Anderson Street in Rocky Mount Saturday night.

One of the suspects is the victim's son-- 22-year old Charles English. He's accused of murder and robbery.
The other defendant, 18-year-old Christopher Dorman, is also facing murder and robbery charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Roanoke Police are looking for the man who allegedly shot 29-year-old Rodney Eugene Basham and 27 year old Charlene Denise Ramsey at Hot Rods Car Care yesterday afternoon. Both victims underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Ramsey died a short time later. Basham's condition is not being released ..
A murder warrent has been obtained for the suspect.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Police are awaiting an autopsy report to find out how a Danville man died. His body was found Monday night in the Sandy River near the Wal-mart.
Police identified the victim as 34-year old Robert Early Lipford.

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


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Virginia's new]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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