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Coming up on News 7-
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Will some schools close in Henry County?
The latest on a plan to consolidate and what it may mean for students.
Brrr..... it's minus 70 degrees in one part of the world-
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[Talent=Jean]


While snow forces a couple of school delays and closings for tomorrow in this region.
News 7 is next. [Open]
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[SOT 4:23:30]
[IN Q= Please consider the children]

((LYNN HAGER, PARENT: PLEASE CONSIDER THE CHILDREN WHEN PLANNING THE FUTURE OF OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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[OUT Q= of our school system]
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The future of a county's school system is on the minds of many parents tonight.
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Good evening.[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-44 1:05:23]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. School Consolidation]


The Henry County School District believes less is more.
The district wants to consolidate several schools to cut costs.
More than a hundred parents turned out tonight to voice their opinions on the plan.
As Justin McLeod found out everyone agrees change is needed in the district, but how to achieve that is causing quite a debate.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jim Beckner/Acting Superintendent;:16]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Craven/Parent;:54]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Hager/Parent;1:02]
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[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County]

(( ((NAT SOUND OF SPEAKER))
The Henry County School District has a tough assignment on its hands.
It must come up with a way to cut costs without hurting the education opporunities for its students.
District officials believe the answer lies in a long range facilities plan.
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[IN Q= Its an instructional improvment plan]

((DR. JIM BECKNER/ACTING SUPERINTENDENT: ITS AN INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN. ITS AN FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS PLAN. AND THERE IS ALSO A FINANCIAL PLAN.))
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[OUT Q= financial plan]


To achieve that, the school board is considering a plan to consolidate four of the high schools into two buildings. District officials believe this is needed because of dwindling enrollment which translates into less revenue for the schools.
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[IN Q=I just think we need to do something to]

((WAYNE COOPER/PARENT: I JUST THINK WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO TRY TO SAVE SOME MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=Save some money.]

If the school adopts this plan, high school students would either attend Bassett High School or Magnavista High school.

The other two high schools would become middle schools.
Some parents who turned out for this public forum believe this plan causes more problems than it solves.
[SOT 4:08:35]
[IN Q=We cannot continue]

((SHIRLEY CRAVEN/OPPOSES THE PLAN: WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO DOWNSIDE OUR SCHOOLS THAT WE GOTTA TO STAY ON THE COURSE THAT WE'VE BEEN ON.))
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[OUT Q=We've been on]
[SOT 4:22:55]
[IN Q=If the high schools are consolidated]

((LYNN HAGER/OPPOSES THE PLAN: IF THE HIGH SCHOOLS ARE CONSOLIDATED THE STUDENTS WOULD HAVE TO STAY ON THE BUS FOR OVER A HOUR, SOME MORE THAN THAT.))
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[OUT Q=more than that]


District officials admit they still don't have all the answers.
Thats why they are holding these meetings to hear what people think.
The next step is for the school board to vote on the proposal.
That could come at the next meeting which is scheduled for Thursday.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))

[Danville-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-48 1:09:15]
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Southside Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville is officially on the state's closing list.
So is Roanoke County's Catawba Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


The Gilmore administration has unveiled its final plan for restructuring the state's mental health facilities.
The overall goal is to have fewer patients hospitalized in acute care facilities.
The Danville institute is slated to close by next year.
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[Catawba]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-49 44:49]
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Some patients from the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute could be transferred to Catawba Hospital in Roanoke. Gilmore's plan calls for Catawba to accept transfers until 2004.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

But the state wants to shut down Catawba two years later. Geriatric patients would be transferred to other facilities. Long-term patients would be sent to hospitals in Marion and Staunton. The Executive Director of the Roanoke Valley Mental Health Association worries about those patients that will be left with only community-based services.
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[IN Q=There are...]

((DIANE KELLY: THERE ARE MANY SERVICES WE NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW THAT WE DON'T HAVE - THAT AREN'T FUNDED. WHAT KIND OF GUARANTEE WILL WE HAVE THAT THERE WILL BE FUNDING FOR THESE PROGRAMS THAT ARE PROPOSED?))
[SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Roanoke Valley Health Assoc.]
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[OUT Q=that are proposed?]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officials with the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute and Catawba Hospital declined to comment.
The whole plan is subject to General Assembly review.

[Train-Station]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-01 01:41]
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Center in the Square's plans for renovating the old passenger station are moving full-steam ahead. News 7 has learned those plans could include a new museum, with Roanoke's railroad history at the center.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Meredyth/Microwave;]

Meredyth Censullo is in Roanoke tonight...The old passenger station is supposed to be renovated into a convention and visitors bureau, isn't it?
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[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

Right Jean - The Center also has plans for a tribute to architect Raymond Loewy- who redesigned the station - and new space for future passenger services. Now, add a possible tribute to photographer O. Winston Link to the "to do" list. ((ROLLCUE:..."to do" list.))
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((The final years of the steam engine have been recorded in black and white, through photographer O. Winston Link's lens.

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[IN Q=He not only...]

((HE NOT ONLY TRIED TO CAPTURE THE STEAM ENGINE AS IT WAS BEING PHASED OUT BY NORFOLK AND WESTERN BUT HE ALSO TRIED TO CAPTURE A QUALITY OF LIFE AT THAT TIME - THEY KIND WE MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=see again.]


And thats why The Center wants to "link" Link to the history museum. It hopes to build a NEW museum dedicated to the photographer INSIDE the passenger station - featuring lights, cameras - everything Link used to capture the engines in action. But the tribute could be halted in its tracks by a 300-ton obstacle.

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[IN Q=I think it...]

((I THINK IT WOULD MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT IF 1218 WAS NOT DONATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE MUSEUM.))
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[OUT Q=of the museum.]


Link wants Norfolk Southern to donate the 12-18 locomotive to the project... But the locomotive, currently in storage, would require extensive repair work and a large amount of space to be put on display. Without the 12-18, the Center might not get Link. And thats one obstacle its still working on crossing.))
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The Center hopes to get a final decision from Link and his lawyers in the next several weeks. If they get the go-ahead, the museum could be open by July, 2003...
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Just six months after a predicted grand opening of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

[R'ford-Crosswalk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
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A crosswalk near Radford University, one with a dangerous history, is getting revamped for safety.
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This Norwood Street crosswalk connects the university to a student parking lot.
In the past school year, it's been the scene of several accidents where students were struck by cars.
Tonight, the city approved 100-thousand dollars in improvements, including a traffic signal and rumble strips to slow down motorists.
The work will be finished this summer.
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[Radford-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Radford's City Council is taking steps to address low morale and high turnover at the police department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


City Council voted to cut back the police department's work week from 42-and-a-half hours to 40.
Council also promised to formulate a plan to add officers and raise pay during the next three years.
Last month, a blue ribbon panel revealed that Radford officers were among the lowest-paid and most overworked in the region.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [01/08/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
[SCHOOL WATCH/FULL]SCHOOL CLOSINGS

[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:51:46]


The snow this morning in western Virginia was pretty more than anything else.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


About one to two inches fell in Montgomery, Pulaski, Carroll and Floyd Counties. It made interstate and primary roads slippery in places, and covered some secondary roads. It was enough to close some schools. But there were no major accidents.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Plane-Crash]


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It's unclear whether overnight snows played any role in a plane crash near Bluefield, West Virginia this morning. The pilot was killed.
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[SUPER=03-Mercer Co., WV]


The Cessna 310 crashed just 2-thousand yards from the Mercer County airport.
The pilot is idientified as Wayne Wickline, from Meadow Bridge, West Virginia.
He was supposed to pick up three passengers for a charter flight.
Nearby residents heard an explosion and a loud boom around 7 .. and notified authorities.
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((WELL I WAS IN THE HOUSE AND I HEARD LIKE A FIRECRACKER GOING OFF ABOUT SEVEN O'CLOCK))
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[vo-nat] Rescue workers had a hard time getting to the crash. Heavy snowfall and dangerous road conditions made the plane difficult to find.
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[IN Q=WHEN WE FOUND IT]

((WHEN WE FOUND IT THE PLANE WAS STILL ON FIRE, IF IT WASN'T FOR THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE FOUND IT AS QUICKLY BECAUSE IT WAS STILL SNOWING VERY HEAVILY AND THERE WAS JUST A COMPLETE WHITE OUT, YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING))
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[VO-NAT]


Federal investigators are expected at the scene tomorrow. They will try to determine what caused the plane to go down.
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[Giles-Murder]


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An anonymous caller could hold the key to a Campbell County murder investigation .. and police are anxious to talk to him again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Oct. 26]


75- year- old Melvin Giles was shot to death during a robbery in his convenience store last October.
Someone called the local Crimestoppers line to report the license plate of a suspicious car seen leaving the store around the time of the murder.
Investigators need that man to call back
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[SOT 15:58:07]
[IN Q=So we have]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: SO WE HAVE A TAPE OF THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION AND THE VOICE IS QUITE DISTINCTIVE OF THE PERSON WHO CALLED IN. WE'VE GIVEN SOMJE CONSIDERATION OF TAKING THE TAPE TO THE MEDIA TO SEE IF ANYONE COULD HELP US IDENTIFY THE CALLER, WE FEEL THAT STRONGLY ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=strongly about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anyone with information about the crime should call the Campbell County sheriff's office.
Two rewards totalling six thousand dollars are being offered to the person whose tip leads to an arrest.
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[State-Computers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia state employees better be careful about what they watch on their computers at work.
The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld a Virginia law ... that bars state employees from looking at sexually explicit material at their work stations.
The justices handed down the decision without comment. [Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's moving time for our next president. Still ahead, it's also time to defend one of his cabinet nominees.
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[VO-NAT]


And Firestone decides there is no defense to this woman's lawsuit. A big tire settlement, when we return.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT, WITH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE RADFORD WOMEN AND THE ROANOKE COLLEGE WOMEN, THE DOUBLE AA ALL STATE TEAM IS ANNOUNCED AND IT'S LITTERED WITH LOCAL GALS AND COACHES, AND AL GROH TALKS RECRUITING, ALL THIS COMING YOUR WAY IN SPORTS.))

[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Firestone Settlement]


A woman paralyzed- after the Ford Explorer she was riding in flipped- today settled her lawsuit with the company.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Donna Bailey sued not just demanding money from the company but also a personal apology.
Today three Ford lawyers quietly climbed on a plane, flew to her bedside and apologized face to face.
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[SOT 20:26:01]
[IN Q=]

((DONNA BAILEY: THE GIST OF THE WHOLE THING WAS THAT THEY WERE TRULY SORRY FOR ME.. YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AND I FELT LIKE IT WAS VERY SINCERE.))
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[OUT Q=very sincere.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bailey.. a sports enthusiast was paralyzed last March when the Explorer she was in flipped- after a Firestone tire came apart.
Besides the bedside apology today's settlement includes millions to pay for the care she needs for the rest of her life.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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It's time to pack up and head to D-C.
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[VO-NAT]

Today is moving day for the Bush's-
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[IN Q=]

((WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW HOME AND THE NEW ADVENTURE...IT'S NOSTALGIC FOR US. THE CATS AND DOGS SEEM TO BE WONDERING WHY THEIR FAVORITE SPOTS ARE BEING MOVED.))
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[OUT Q=are being moved.]
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[Super=03-Purcellville, VA;]


But Bush found himself answering more questions about his choice for labor secratary- after news that she housed an illegal immmigrant several years ago.
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[IN Q=15:08:27]

((I FIRMLY BELIEVE SHE'LL BE A FINE SECRETARY OF LABOR. I'VE GOT CONFIDENCE.))
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[OUT Q=got confidence.]
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[Vo-nat]
Democrats are promising a full background examination of Chavez.
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[Health-Care]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-20 1:27:12]
[GRAPHIC=Health Care]


One of the big topics in Richmond this winter is deregulating health care.
And for the first time, hospitals, doctors, and smaller private clinics in the state all agree on the best way to do it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But the 135 million dollar annual price tag may mean state lawmakers don't like the solution.
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[SOT 14:12:50]
[IN Q=No state]

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: NO STATE HAS EVEN COME CLOSE TO PROPOSING THE TYPE OF COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE DEREGULATION THAT THIS LEGISLATION CONTEMPLATES. THIS IS NOT A SIMPLE DEREGULATION PLAN. THIS IS NOT AN EASY DEREGULATION PLAN. AND IT IS NOT A CHEAP DEREGULATION PLAN.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover Co.;]
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[OUT Q=And it is not a cheap deregulation plan.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill would allow more medical procedures to be performed in private clinics, outside of hospitals.
Tha means hospitals could lose profitable procedures to groups of doctors.
The reform bill would reimburse the hospitals for indigent care and other costs that make it hard for them to compete.
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[IN Q=I think it's]

((LARRY SARTORIS/VIRGINIA HOSPITALS ASSOC.: I THINK IT'S THE MOST RESPONSIBLE DEAL THAT'S ON THE TABLE OR LIKELY TO BE DEVELOPED, AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD PLAN.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sartoris/Virginia Hospitals Assoc.;]
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[OUT Q=good plan.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
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The bill's sponsor admits the compromise came in a bad budget year, when it's price tag must compete with the escalating phase-out of the car tax.


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


He's from Danville ... and running for statewide office.
Still ahead, Whitt Clement takes the plunge.
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[VO-NAT]


And later ... you may not see these cars in the showroom this year ... but don't be surprised if they turn up a few years from now.
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[Lotto]
[SUPER=135-4 6 6/0 7 8 1/8 17 18 19 34]





[Clement]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-46 1:18:05]
[GRAPHIC=Whitt Clement]


Delegate Whitt Clement says passing laws to protect Virginians is NO longer enough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Clement kicked off a Democratic campaign for Attorney General today at the State Capitol.
The 13 year delegate from Danville says he wants to go after "bullies" who threaten our homes, schools, and economy.
He defended his support of Republican-leaning Congressman Virgil Goode today.
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[SOT 12:08:15]
[IN Q=Everybody loses]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-ATTORNEY GEN. CANDIDATE: EVERYBODY LOSES WHEN WE ALLOW JUST BLIND POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE TO OBSTRUCT WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN HELP PEOPLE. I BELIEVE OUR DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS AT ITS BEST WHEN WE PITCH OUR TENT AS WIDELY AS WE CAN. AND IN FACT, THAT'S HOW I'M GOING TO RUN THIS CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Attorney Gen. Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=this campaign.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Hold]


Clement faces Roanoke senator John Edwards and Richmond lawyer Donald McEachin (mc-EE-chin) for the Democratic nomination.



[City-County]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-45 1:08:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A first for western Virginia this afternoon, as leaders of seven local governments came together to talk regional cooperation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 40 elected and appointed officials sat down together at the Jefferson Center.
There was no shortage of suggestions, as members of the group suggested potential areas of cooperation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mayor Smith's idea]

((ALEX BROWN/SALEM CITY COUNCIL: MAYOR SMITH'S IDEA OF GETTING THREE IMPORTANT ITEMS AND WORKING ON A FEW AT A TIME, RATHER THAN A WHOLE LOT AT A TIME, THAT WAY WE CAN GET SOMETHING DONE.)) ((BRAD GROSE/VINTON TOWN COUNCIL: THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD FEELING HERE TODAY, AND IT GOES A LONG WAY, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT YOU HAVE TO TRANSFER THAT INTO SOME POSITIVE ACTION AND THAT'S WHERE WE STAND NOW, BUT I'M ENCOURAGED I THINK THERE WILL BE SOME POSITIVE ACTION BECAUSE OF THIS MEETING.))
[SUPER=01-Alex Brown/Salem City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Town Council; :11]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=because of this meeting.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke County has offered to host the next "Roanoke Valley Summit." The group is expected to convene again sometime in the Spring.
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[Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:06:23]
[GRAPHIC=VA Unemployment]


Virginia's employment levels are breaking records that go back almost 50 years, when Harry Truman was still president.
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[VO-NAT]


The jobless rate for November was 2 percent, the lowest figure since 1952.
In the Roanoke area it was 1 and a half percent.
In Lynchburg, it was just over 2 percent.
And in Danville, it was a bit over 3 percent.
Grayson County tied with Dickenson County for the highest unemployment rate: 9-point-7 percent.
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[Siberia-Cold]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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We've endured an unusually cold winter so far, but some other parts of the world have it much worse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Novosibirsk, Siberia;]


Siberia may be famous for brutal winters, but people there are having a difficult time, even by severe Siberian standards.
When these daytime pictures were taken, the thermometer read 40 below ... and some nights, it's been as cold as minus 70 in the region that's 17-hundred miles east of Moscow.
The frigid snap is expected to last several more days.
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[Weather] [01/08/2001] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER]
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[TAPE#=extra point]
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Highlights from four college hoops game tonight ,but first the extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NFL; :00]

Buffalo Bills coach Wade Phillips was fired today for refusing to dismiss his special team's coach following an 8-8 season. The Bills lost four of their last five games and missed the playoffs for only the third time in 13 years. Phillips had one year remaining on his contract.
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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We start in Big South Country where the Liberty Flames and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers matched up.
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The Lady Flames would have little trouble with their conference rival on this night at the Vine Center.
Coastal strikes early. Brooke Weisbrod hits Allison Bach in the corner, she snaps the nylon for a three pointer.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/61/Coastal Carolina/44;]Liberty comes right back. Laura Rollyson dishes to Meribeth Feenstra unde

rneath, she scores two of her team high 13. 43-37 Liberty.
The Lady Flames pulled away in the second half. Rachel Young to Monique Leanard, she drives baseline and finishes, Liberty wins 61-44 and improves to 2 and OH in Conference play.
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Radford and Charleston Southern battled in the Dedmon Center tonight in a Big South women's basketball match up.
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The Highlanders go looking for Brandy Allen, the former William Byrd star sets up in the corner and downs the 'J.' Charleston Southern counters with its inside game. The Buccaneers go to Lisa Crandall down low for two. Radford's Catrice Horton gets the Highlanders on the offensive. Horton hits Allen with the pass and she gets two and the foul.
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Radford uses good ball movement to open up Heather Perez. Perez's bomb is right on target for three, but the Highlanders drop this conference game to the Buccaneers 69-62.
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The Lady Maroons improved to six and two on the season with a convincing win tonight over the Saints of Thomas More.
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Roanoke's Sarah Grimes looks long on the inbounds pass. Amber Kerns is on the receiving end and finishes with the lay up.
Thomas More kept it close early, Ashley Will pulls up off the dribble and drains the three for the Saints.
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On the other end Crystal Barrett kicks it out to Katrina Williams. Williams knocks down the three from the corner and the Maroons pull away for the 69-49 win over Thomas More.
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In ODAC men's action, Hampden Sydney beat Eastern Mennonite 101-71. The Tigers were ninth in the nation BEFORE today's Division III poll came out.
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The new number 9 is Bridgewater. The Eagles would take on Lynchburg tonight in the Hornets nest.
Lynchburg's Jake Hull finds Dennis Brown, he dribbles around the defender and scores two of his game high 24 points.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/82/Lynchburg/60;]The Eagles take off. Kyle Williford passes to Matt Stevens who rips rope fr

om behind the three point line. 34-17 Bridgewater.
Then, Justin Born with the no look to Jeff Schwalm who turns and hits Bridgewater improves to 11 and OH while Lynchburg falls to 1 and 10.
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The Virginia Tech men looks for it's first Big East win tomorrow at home against Miami.
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The Hokies nearly upset Villanova Saturday, taking the Wildcats into overtime before falling 85 to 83.
Tech is now six and seven on the season with an oh-and two mark in the Big East.
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The Hokies are a young team and three of the players making an impact on this squad have only been eligible to play in six games.
Carlton Carter transfered from the University of Colorado.
He has started four of those six games pulling down more than six rebounds and scoring nearly 10 points a contest.


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Danny Gathings comes off the bench to add seven points a game.
Junior college transfer, Joe Hamilton, has started three of the six games he's been eligible to play.
Hamilton has been averaging nearly 11 points and more than five rebounds a game .
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The Associated Press double A all state girls basketball team was released tonight.
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Bassett's Lisa Black is the AP coach of the year. She guided the Lady Bengals to the state championship and her team went 28 and 2 this past season.
The AP player of the year is Carroll County center Erin Gibson. She averaged 19 points and nearly 13 rebounds a game this season.
Salem's Michelle Hamilton was named first team all state
as was Bassett's Shirley McCall.
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Northside's Brittnie Hughes and Tekita Butler of Heritage were named to the second team. [S-Celtics]


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The Boston Celtics played without coach Rick Pitino last night, after he quit earlier in the day.
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Interim coach Jim O'Brien took over for the game against Portland. The Celtics lead the first three quarters only to watch
[SUPER=32-Portland/98/Boston/90;]the Trailblazers go on a 18-4 run in the fourth. Steve Smith hit back to back three'

s and Portland ruins O'Brien's debut 98-90.
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Four games in the NHL. We follow the Mario Lemiaux trail
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Which takes us to the Washington Capitals home ice where Mario had not suited up since December 6th of 1996. The Pittsburgh Penguins would get the hat trick from Martin Straka and win 5-3.
Here, Ian Moran rips rope from the point to make it 4-3 with 12:39 to play, the eventual game winner, Lemieux had 2 assists.
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The NCAA allows new UVa football coach Al Groh to begin on the road recruiting this weekend.
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Groh takes over a UVa football program that has lost the recuiting battle, in many respects, to Virginia Tech over the last few years. Groh understands how huge the art of recruiting has become.
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Some of the former UVa players who have played for both Groh and George Welsh say the two are similar in some respects. New England Patriot Chris Slade played for both as did former Jet and Wahoo Mike Frederick.
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Finally ... the Detroit Auto show is the place for car buffs this week.
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Automakers are rolling out their latest "concept cars".
These hand-crafted cars are one-of-a-kind, with sticker prices up to 2-million dollars. But with some success, and a lower price tag, these cars could some day make their way to driveways across the country.
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