[1-Vick]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]



It appears Michael Vick has his sights set on the N-F-L for next season. At this point, it's only speculation. Nothing official has been released. Denise Allen has more on this story and when the official announcement may come, later in sports.

[Gilmore-Address]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[TAPE=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Governor Gilmore will deliver his fourth State of the Commonwealth address tonight. Gilmore will use his address to outline his spending plans for the coming year.
(+++++++)

[Take State of the Commonwealth FS 1011]
News 7 will carry the governor's speech live from the state capitol. Our coverage begins at 7 PM.

(--------------)[11Mental-Health]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC55:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The 2001 Virginia General Assembly convenes today. One of the issues on the agenda is the future of Southern Virginia Mental Institute in Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


This week, the Governor announced his intentions to close the facility in 2002.
Under the plan, the state would move away from publicly funded care to more community based care.
And that has many fearing the worst- including residents, hospitals and community services providers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :00:00:38, :00:00:47]
[IN Q=Our behavorial health system]

((CHRIS MORGAN/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: OUR BEHAVORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM CAN ACCOMMODATE ABOUT ANOTHER 17 OR 18 PATIENTS SO WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PATIENTS.)) ((REV. LARRY HILL/OPERATES HOMELESS SHELTER: IF THEY DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO PUT THEM THEN THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STAY HERE OR WE ARE GOING TO FIND ARRANGEMENTS OURSELVES AND THAT'S REALLY GOING TO HURT US IN A LOT OF AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Morgan/Danville Regional Medical Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Operates Homeless Shelter; :09]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in a lot of areas]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The state promises to keep Southern Virginia Mental Institute open until the community based services are in place.
The General Assembly has final say on the plan to close the institute.
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[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC03:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Do gay victims of crime deserve special attention from the police?
A gay rights activist in Lynchburg believes they do.. and he wants his local police force better trained to deal with hate crimes and their victims.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=On September]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 23; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :11]
[SUPER=01-Bill Connelly/Gay Rights Activist; :15]
[SUPER=01-Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; 1:03]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( On September 23rd of last year, a man walked into a Roanoke gay bar and opened fire.. leaving one person dead, six others wounded.
It was a crime that made headlines nationwide and left some local residents wondering whether it could have been prevented.
[SOT 00:49:37]

((BILL CONNELLY/GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST: ALL OF THESE INCIDENTS MIGHT HAVE HAD DIFFERENT OUTCOMES HAD THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAKEN THE INITIATIVE TO SEND THE MESSAGE THAT OPPRESSION OF GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=not be tolerated.]


So long-time gay rights advocate Bill Connelly is speaking out again.
Connelly wants the Lynchburg police force to undergo FBI training to help them recognize and deal with hate crimes, in particular crimes where gay citizens are the target.
Connelly says the training could help prevent gay crime victims from being mistreated by cops who might be inclined to look the other way.
[SOT 00:55:15]

((CONNELLY: SOMETIMES IN AN ORGANIZATION LIKE THAT, YOU GET 'BOYS WILL BE BOYS' AND IT INTERFERES WITH THEM BEING EFFECTIVE WITH A GAY MAN OR PERHAPS A LESBIAN, THAT THEY MIGHT FIND HUMOROUS, SO THIS KIND OF TRAINING IS A PREVENTATIVE THING.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=preventative thing.]


But police chief Charles Bennett says he's not sure the need is there.
[SOT 00:51:16]

((COL.CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: ALL PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE, RELIGION OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE ARE PROTECTED BY THE EXISTING LAWS, AND THE INSTANCE IN PARTICULAR IN ROANOKE THAT WAS MENTIONED, THE PERPETRATOR WAS CAUGHT, ARRESTED AND IS GOING TO BE TRIED UNDER THE LAW. I'M JUST NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT ELSE COULD OCCUR.))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=else could occur.]


Bennett says he'll look into Connelly's request.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Bush]


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


The Bush team is now looking for a new Secretary of Labor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


After coming under fire for allegations she employed an illegal immigrant in the early ' 90s, Linda Chavez removed herself from the confirmation process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:10:16]
[IN Q=I have decided]

((LINDA CHAVEZ/FORMER SEC. OF LABOR DESIGNATE: I HAVE DECIDED THAT I AM BECOMING A DISTRACTION AND THEREFORE, I HAVE ASKED PRESIDENT BUSH TO WITHDRAW MY NAME FOR SECRETARY OF LABOR.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Chavez/Former Sec. of Labor Designate;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=secretary of labor]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;]


President-elect Bush arrived at Andrews Air Force Base last night to for more work on his transition team.
He says he's disappointed, but adds that Chavez made the decision on her own to withdraw from consideration for the job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:12:00]
[IN Q=I believe]

((I BELIEVE SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A FINE SECRETARY, BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND HER RELUCTANCE TO MOVE FORWARD AND I WISH HER AND HER FAMILY ALL THE BEST.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=ALL THE BEST]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, three Republican officials say Chavez reluctantly stepped down under pressure from Bush's political team.
(------------)



[Therapist]


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


In California, a former respiratory therapist who calls himself the "Angel of Death" is behind bars.
He's under arrest for the murder of several patients.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Glendale, CA; :23]
[SUPER=01-Russell Siverling/Glendale Police Chief; :08]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:15 ]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

(( AFTER AN EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION, GLENDALE POLICE ARRESTED EFREN SALDIVAR, A FORMER RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, ON MURDER CHARGES.

-SOT-RUSSELL SIVERLING, CHIEF, GLENDALE POLICE

34 months after we began this search for the truth, our task force has determined that there is sufficient evidence to place Saldivar under arrest for multiple murders//we have found evidence that 6 of these patients were murdered.
SALDIVAR WORKED AT THE GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL FACILITY. TWO YEARS AGO HE ALLEGEDLY BRAGGED TO POLICE THAT HE HAD KILLED 40-50 TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS FROM 1989 T0 97.
IN LEGAL DOCUMENTS, POLICE SAID SALDIVAR WAS ANGRY AT SEEING THE PATIENTS BEING KEPT ALIVE, SO HE SUFFOCATED THEM OR INJECTED THEM WITH MUSCLE PARALYZING DRUGS. HE ALLEGEDLY CALLED HIMSELF, THE ANGEL OF DEATH.
BUT LATER SALDIVAR CHANGED HIS STORY CLAIMING HE MADE IT UP BECAUSE HE WAS DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL.

THE STATE TOOK AWAY HIS LICENSE. AND POLICE WENT ON INVESTIGATING---

TALKING WITH FAMILIES AND PORING OVER RECORDS IN WHAT THEY SAY IS A VERY COMPLEX CASE.

-SOT-RUSSELL SIVERLING, GLENDALE POLICE CHIEF

our investigators established protocols to review the medical charts and discharge summaries and to interview the myriad of doctors and nurses responsible for the care of their patients.
-STAND-UP- investigators reviewed the deaths of 171 patients who died at the hospital while saldivar worked there. 20 cases were suspicious, and many bodies were exhumed. Manuel gallegus, cbs news Los Angeles.

))[11Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:38:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Still no sign of two people who may have abducted a North Carolina girl.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 22-month-old baby girl disappeared from her foster home near Greensboro.
Officials believe Hailey Marissa Fuller was abducted by her mother, Alisha Hammond, and Alisha's father, Wesley.
Wesley Hammond is a registered sex offender in Virginia.
The Alleghany County sheriff says Hammond has ties to Allegheny county, so deputies there are on alert.
(------------)



[11Roanoke-SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=SOL's]

The latest round of Standards of Learning test scores show Roanoke city students are making the grade. Superintendent Wayne Harris says 100-percent of the ninth and tenth grade students who took the December "end of course" World History tests received a passing score. 70-percent of students who took the Algebra S-O-L test passed. The majority of those students were taking the test for the first time.

[11Menopause]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:06:58]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


In health news, for some women, menopause is a gradual process. But for those who have hysterectomies, it happens right after surgery.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Charlotte White had a hysterectomy a year ago.
She takes an herbal supplement daily to combat the estrogen loss that happens in menopause.
White says she decided against hormone replacement therapy because of the risk of breast cancer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT3:18:10]
[IN Q=I was very concerned]

((CHARLOTTE WHITE; I WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE INCREASE IN BREAST CANCER, AND I'M REAL QUESTIONABLE ABOUT DOES IT REALLY PREVENT HEART DISEASE BECAUSE TO ME THERE HAS JUST NOT BEEN ENOUGH RESEARCH DONE THAT IT DOES))
[SUPER=07-Charlotte White]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=that it does]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctor Mona Sadek (SAD-ick) says while over-the-counter options may help, there are concerns about them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:05]
[IN Q=Problem with them is we don't]

((DR. MONA SADEK/ROANOKE VALLEY WOMEN'S CTR; PROBLEM WITH THEM IS WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH AND WHETHER THERE GETTING TOO MUCH STIMULATION THE BREAST AND UTERUS AND WHETHER THEY'RE AT RISK FOR CANCER ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mona Sadek/Roanoke Valley Women's Ctr.]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=for cancer]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Sadek (SAD-ick) says she recommends hormone replacement therapy.
She says the main concern for women is that low estrogen can increase the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
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[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, too much Vitamin A could be a bad thing.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: IF YOU'RE A VITAMIN TAKER- THERE ARE SOME NEW GUIDELINES THAT MAY MAKE YOU TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT HOW MUCH VITAMIN A IS IN YOUR SUPPLEMENTS.
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SAYS TOO MUCH VITAMIN A CAN DAMAGE YOUR LIVER AND CAUSE OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS- SO THEY'VE LOWERED THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF VITAMIN YOU SHOULD BE TAKING TO 10 THOUSAND UNITS A DAY- SOME PILLS CONTAIN 25 THOUSAND OR MORE- SO READ THOSE LABELS CAREFULLY.
IF YOU'RE ON HORMONE THERAPY AFTER MENOPAUSE- ITS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT YOU GET A MAMMOGRAM EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
A STUDY IN THE JAMA SAYS ESTROGEN CAN CAUSE BREAST TISSUE TO GET THICKER AFTER MENOPAUSE- AND THAT CAN MAKE IT IT HARDER TO DETECT VERY SMALL TUMORS - THE BEST SOLUTION- REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS TO DETECT ANY SUBTLE CHANGES. THIS THICKENING INCIDENTALLY GOES AWAY WHEN YOU STOP ESTROGEN.
FINALLY TODAY- LOOKING FOR THE BEST WAY TO STAY HEALTHIER THIS WINTER- ITS WASHING YOUR HANDS- AT LEAST 6-8 TIMES A DAY. THAT'LL GET RID OF ANY GERMS YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH - AND YOU WON'T TOUCH YOUR NOSE OR EYES AND INFECT YOURSELF. THE BEST WAY TO WASH- REGULAR SOAP AND WATER -YOU DON'T NEED ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP- RUBBING VIGOROUSLY FOR AT LEAST 15 SECONDS UNDER THE TAP.
THATS 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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia Tech is bracing itself for news that star quarterback Michael Vick is going to the NFL.
Nothing official has been released, but sources say Vick was on campus gathering paperwork needed to enter the upcoming N-F-L draft.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A new bill in the General Assembly may put the brakes on some teenaged drivers.
One Virginia senator wants to raise the driving age by six months and limit the number of teen passengers who ride along.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And famed railroad photographer O-Winston Link is flattered by the prospect a new museum devoted to his work.
But he says unless the project includes the vintage locomotive 12-18, he's not interested.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, January 10th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[11Vick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-90 tc 33:40]
[GRAPHIC=michael vick]


Bad news for Virginia Tech. It appears Michael Vick is going to the NFL.
Nothing official has been released but we know Vick was on campus yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season]


Sources at Tech say Vick, his mother and an older white gentleman wearing a suit, stopped on campus briefly to pick up his college transcripts.
The transcripts are needed to file paperwork to enter the upcoming NFL draft.
His teammates wish him well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I know]

(())

[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=luck in the world you know]
(------------------)
[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=hold]


Vick would be one of the top picks in the draft, earning millions in signing bonuses and a possible 50 million plus for six or seven years.
Sources say an official announcement will be made at a press conference is on Thursday in Newport News.
Steve Mason will have more on this story later in the newscast.


[2-Gilmore-Address]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[TAPE=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Governor Gilmore will deliver his fourth State of the Commonwealth address tonight. Gilmore will use his address to outline his spending plans for the coming year.
(+++++++)

[Take State of the Commonwealth FS 1011]
News 7 will carry the governor's speech live from the state capitol. Our coverage begins at 7 PM.

(--------------)[11Driving-Bills]



[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-20 TC1:28:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The General Assembly will address a couple of driving issues in this session.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


When the 2001 Virginia General Assembly convenes today, teen drivers will be in the spotlight.
Statistics show teens with a carload of passengers are four times more likely to get in a serious collision than one driving alone.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:59:10 ]
[IN Q=It's clear]

((SEN. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: IT'S CLEAR THAT THE EXPERIENCE OF DRIVING IS ONE THAT IF YOU ARE INEXPERIENCED AND YOU HAVE A DISTRACTION, IN PARTICULAR...VERY SERIOUS CAR CRASH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Mims/(R) Loudoun Co.;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=car crash.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Senator Mims's bill would raise the driving age by six months, as well as limit the number of teen passengers with a teen driver.
Cell phone users could get stopped by police for chatting while entering or exiting a highway.
That's a new version of a bill that's died in the past that would have banned cell phones in the hands of drivers altogether.
(------------)



[Rollover]


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


Thanks to a new government report, drivers now know how susceptible their vehicles are to "rollover crashes".
Drew Levinson has more from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sue Bailey/N.H.T.S.A. Administrator; :32]
[SUPER=01-Priya Prasad/Ford; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.]

((

(LOCATOR: DETROIT)


They advertise their ability to go over the roughest of terrain but when it comes to potentially rolling over in a crash-the federal government gives most SUVs a poor grade.
In its first ever rating of vehicle resistance to rollovers--the transportation department says the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy/Envoy rank dead last-they received just one out of a possible five stars. And the Ford Explorer-the target of dozens of lawsuits because of accidents--garnered just two stars.

(SOT SUE BAILEY/NHTSA ADMINISTRATOR)

WE'VE LOOKED AT THE PROPENSITY FOR A VEHICLE TO ROLLOVER AND TESTED WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE CENTER OF GRAVITY AND THE WHEEL TRACK TO DETERMINE THAT TENDENCY.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the more top heavy the vehicle, the more likely it is to tip over. The government says rollover crashes kill 10-thousand people a year. And it says over 60 percent of the people killed in SUV accidents in 1999 died in rollover crashes. Only 23 percent of car accident victims died that way. Ford defended the safety of its SUVs.

SOT PRIYA PRASAD/FORD


WE DON'T AGREE WITH THAT TEST BECAUSE IT IS A STATIC TEST BUT IT IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO GET SOME IDEA OF ROLLOVER STABILITY.
Next year Ford will offer more safety features including side airbag curtains and rollover sensors.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT, THE CAR LEAST LIKELY TO TURN OVER IS THE HONDA ACCORD. THESE FIRST TESTS INCLUDED THREE DOZEN VEHICLES, NHTSA HOPES TO TEST MORE THAN 80 BY APRIL. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS DETROIT.
))

[11Rowe-layoff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:09:57]
[GRAPHIC=Rowe Furniture]


Bad news from a company with plants in Salem and Elliston.
Rowe furniture announced 130 lay-offs on Friday.
Company officials say the layoffs were a result of poor retails sales in the furniture industry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/May 11, 1999]


Everything seemed fine for Rowe when it broke ground on the new plant in Elliston. In fact, work was completed there just four months ago.
But officials say the layoffs are indefinite.
A spokesman for Rowe, says the company was building hoping for a stronger economy.
(------------)



[11Air-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC57:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local digital cable company is still providing service to its customers, but its employees have not been paid in a month.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Air Cable employs 40 people Salem and Roanoke.
It uses wireless technology to provide digital quality television.
Employees say their last several paychecks bounced and the company owes them thousands in back pay.
Air Cable says the payroll mishap was a clerical error and employees will "most likely" be paid on Friday.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


The company says customer service has not been affected by the payroll mishap.
The company hasn't paid the State Corporation Commission either -- that means Air Cable is no longer legally allowed to operate in Virginia.

[Pan-Am]


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


The trial of two Libyans accused in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland in 19-88 is drawing to a close.
270 people died in the explosion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-The Netherlands;]


Closing arguments began earlier than expected against the two defendants.
Defense attorneys failed to produce a Syrian document they said would prove a Palestinian terrorist group carried out the bombing.
Prosecutors, meanwhile, surprised many by dropping all the lesser charges in the case, and pursuing only murder charges.
Meanwhile, the U-S Justice Department seems confident of a guilty verdict.
(------------)


[11Pyramid-Scheme]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:10:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


26 Pittsylvania County residents are behind bars charged with taking part in a pyramid scheme.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities say each person invested 2-thousand dollars.
They expected to get rich by persuading more people to get involved.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department says many of the participants did not realize they were breaking the law.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:30:34]
[IN Q=Ignorance of the law]

((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/CHIEF DEPUTY: IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE AND SO EACH PERSON COMMITTED THE OFFENSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO PAY THE CONSEQUENCES.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Office]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=Pay the consquences]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff's Department expects more arrests later this week.
Two weeks ago, thirteen defendants in Danville pled guilty to taking part in this same pyramid scheme.
The Danville Police Department and the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department have been working together on this investigation.
(------------)



[11Train-Station]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC09:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


O-Winston Link says he's honored by the prospect of a new museum in Roanoke devoted to his work... but the famed photographer says he's also prepared to stop the project.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A tribute to Link is part of the plan for the old N&W passenger rail station that's now slated for renovation.
But Link believes the project should include the vintage steam locomotive 12-18 as the centerpiece, and he says without the engine he's not interested.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:05:27]
[IN Q=I know it's a tough job]

((I KNOW IT'S A TOUGH JOB. EVERYTHING IS TOUGH. IF YOU HAVE A GOOD CONCEPT. IT'S NOT EASY TO CARRY OUT. IT EITHER TAKES A LOT OF WORK, A LOT OF IMAGINATION, SOME VISION AND SOME MONEY.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=and some money.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Supporters still hope a Link museum will be part of the project, but they say they can't wait forever, and will ultimately move forward with other plans if Link isn't on board.
(------------)


[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]

It appears Virginia Tech Quarterback Michael Vick is going to the NFL next season. However, nothing official has been released yet.
Sources say an official announcement will be made at a press conference tomorrow in Newport News.

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The latest round of Standards of Learning test scores show Roanoke city students are making the grade. Superintendent Wayne Harris says 100-percent of the ninth and tenth grade students who took the December "end of course" World History tests received a passing score. 70-percent of students who took the Algebra S-O-L test passed.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The 2001 Virginia General Assembly convenes today. [Take FS State of the Commonwealth Board 1011] and tonight Governor Gilmore will deliver his fourth State of the Commonwealth address.
News 7 will carry the governor's speech live from the state capitol. Our coverage begins at 7 PM.
(XXXXXXXXX)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A destructive fire]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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