[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next on News 7--
The New York Giants are heading to the Super Bowl.
It'll be their first appearance in big game in 10 years.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And authorities are looking for two teenage escapees from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Plus, we'll meet a local woman who's earning a reputation for telling some tall tales.
News 7 Mornin is next.

[Missing-Juveniles]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']




Authorities are looking for two teenagers who escaped from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center.
State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
They apparently walked away from the detention center around 7:30 last night.
Both were being held at the facility on various charges ranging from breaking and entering to grand and petty larceny.
Authorities are not sure how the two made their get away.

There's no other information is available at this time.[Ashcroft]


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


Confirmation hearings begin tomorrow for Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft, who continues drawing criticism from Democrats for being too conservative.
Stephanie Lambidakis has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Schumer/(D) New York; :22]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Neas/People for the American Way; :49]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R) Judiciary Committee; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Lambidakis/Reporting; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Lambidakis, CBS News, at the Justice Dept.]

((

(Narr:)


Planners staged a full-dress rehearsal of Saturday's Inaugural ... with a stand-in playing the President-elect. But center stage for now is the bruising confirmation of Bush's nominee for Attorney General... John Ashcroft. Civil rights groups-- including some Senate Democrats-- are questioning whether he's just too conservative for the job.

(SOT/SCHUMER/FACE)


"This is a very important position, very sensitive to minorities, to immigrants, to women, where Senator Ashcrott has shown extreme views. He is not simply a mainstream conservative."

(Narr/GRAPHIC ):


Opponents point to Ashcroft's unwavering views:
- against some birth control
- against abortion, even in the case of incest and rape...
- against voluntary school desegregation
- against gun control and a ban on assault weapons,

(SOT/RALPH NEAS/ PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY)


"Should he be trusted to fully and fairly enforce laws that he disagrees with? Should he be entrusted with upholding the Constitution and enforcing laws that protect civil rights, reproductive rights, the environment? The evidence is no."

(Narr)


Ashcroft spent the week on Capitol Hill softening his image and shoring up support. One of his chief backers, Senator Orrin Hatch promises that Ashcroft will uphold the law.

(SOT/SEN ORRIN HATCH/ R- JUDICIARY COMTE)


"The attorney general's office is about law enforcement. It's about enforcing our laws. We've had 67 attorneys general, and only six have some of the qualifications for that office that John Ashcroft has."

(VO)


But Ashcroft's opponents say the job goes far beyond law enforcement. The Attorney General can decide which social issues to take to the Supreme Court... and which policies to promote... or ignore

(ON CAM) . It's a point they'll be hammering home when the hearings

begin Tuesday. Stephanie Lambidakis, CBS NEWSat the Justice Department. . ))

[11Inaugural]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-43; 1:42:30]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]

President-elect Bush will be sworn into office in less than one week. And while most of the world will watch the event on television, some folks from the Roanoke Valley will be on hand to witness the historic event first hand. Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;:13]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Roanoke Co. Republican Party;:46]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:27]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((George W. Bush is just days away from becoming the 43rd President of the United States. And newly-elected Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith is days away from attending his first Presidential inauguration.

[SOT 4:51:26]
[INQ=]

((RALPH SMITH: I EXPECT IT TO BE QUITE A CROSS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO THE SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AND I THINK WHEN WE GET TO THE INAUGURAL BALL SATURDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE MORE PARTISAN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 18]


But this years' inauguration is expected to draw plenty opposition. The largest number of protesters since Richard Nixon's 1973 inauguration are planning to be at the nations capital. But the Chairman of Roanoke County's Republican Party says that will just make things more exciting.

[SOT 4:54:38]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH/ROANOKE CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT WILL BE MORE INTENSE ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS WE HAD TO FIGHT FOR THIS NOT ONLY THROUGH A VERY LONG CAMPAIGN BUT THEN THROUGH ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE DEMOCRATS TO STEAL THE VICTORY IN FLORIDA.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


Ed Lynch predicts Bush will pleasantly surprise the American people when he takes office, despite the fact that debates over this years' election process continue.

[SOT 4:55:33]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH: I THINK BUSH IS LIKELY TO DO A LOT BETTER THEN MANY PEOPLE WOULD THINK IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE HE'S BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE IN TEXAS HE HAD AN EQUALLY DIVIDED SENATE HE HAD A CLOSELY DIVIDED HOUSE, IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE EXCELS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 18]


And when Bush takes the podium on Saturday his speech is expected to "set a healing tone to call on the best of the country.'' Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



[11S-Giants]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 (43:05)]
[GRAPHIC=Giants/Vikings]


In Sports, the New York giants are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 10 years.
Kerry Collins passed for 381 yards and a career high 5 touchdowns as the giants beat the Minnesota Vikings 41 to

nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX Sports; :]


Even with the home field advantage, The Giants were the underdog in yesterday's N-F-C championship game.
But Collins quickly took the advantage. On New York's first possession he goes to the air and hits Ike Hilliard on this 46 yard T-D pass to make it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
Minnesota turned it over on the kickoff and Collins goes to the air again this time hitting Greg Comella on the 18

yard T-D pass and it was 14 to nothing with 12 minutes left in the quarter.
Collins threw two T-D passes in the second This Joe Jurevicius 8 yarder and New York went in at the half leading the Vikings 27 to nothing.
[SUPER=30-N. Y. Giants/41/Minnesota/0/;]


The final Giants score came in the third quarter when Collins hit Amani Toomer on the 7 yard T-D pass the Giants advance to the Super Bowl with the 41 to nothing win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We had...]
[SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/5 Touchdown Passes; :03]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....lot of guys."]
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[11S-Ravens]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (54:27)]
[GRAPHIC=Ravens/Raiders]


The Baltimore Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl. The Offense scored one touchdown on a big play and the defense did what it's been doing all season in a 16 to 3 win over the Oakland Raiders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/CBS Sports; :]


The Ravens would go at the Raiders on their home turf yesterday.
That big play came in the second quarter. Trent Difler hits tight end Shannon Sharpe over the middle and Sharpe dows the rest. He out runs the Raider secondary on his way to a 96 yard T-D run and the Ravens took a 7 to nothing lead.
Oakland added a field goal then after an interception Matt Stover nails his second of the day this 28 yarder gave the Ravens a 13 to 3 lead in the third quarter.
[SUPER=30-Baltimore/16/Oakland/3/;]


The Raven defense roughed up Raider quarterback Rich Gannon early in the game on this play Ray Lewis recovers a Gannon Fumble at the Raider three and Baltimore holds on for the 16 to 3 win.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I mean...]
[SUPER=01-Ray Lewis/Ravens Linebacker; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......AFC championship."]
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[Earthquakes]


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


Round-the-clock rescue efforts continue in El Salvador after an earthquake rocked the region Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Colinas, El Salvador;]


The quake measured seven-point-six, and killed more than 400 people.
More than a thousand people are still missing.
Specially- trained dogs are helping in the search for survivors.
Those injured are being taken to a makeshift hospital ward.
And many earthquake victims left without homes are left on the streets with only blankets to keep them warm.
Meanwhile, help is pouring in from Mexico, Spain, and the United States.
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[11Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-52; 1:09:55]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Three people were taken to the hospital following a collision in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

It happened at the intersection of Lynchburg Turnpike and Hemlock yesterday. Police say the teenage driver of a black Ford failed to yield the right of way to an Oldsmobile. The driver of the Ford and another juvenile passenger, as well as a woman in the Oldsmobile were taken to the hospital .. Police say their injuries are NOT life-threatening. So far, no charges have been filed.
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[11EagleRock-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-47; 1:03:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The bridge linking the town of Eagle Rock with Route 220 is nearly complete, but the group that helped make the Botetourt County crossing possible may disband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eagle Rock]

Members of the Eagle Rock Improvement Association say there has been a lack of interest in the group since it formed three years ago. Whatever happens, members says they're happy they fought to replace the bridge, because the movement led to a beautification drive for the area. The group will meet Thursday to decide if it will disband.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, your next trip to the doctor may include a diabetes screening.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT- DON'T BE SURPRISED IF THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE YOUR DOCTOR -EVEN IF ITS FOR A COLD-

VT=VO

YOU HAVE A NEEDLE STUCK INTO YOUR ARM FOR A BLOOD TEST- A BLOOD TEST FOR DIABETES.THE AMERICAN DIABETIC ASSOCIATION IS URGING DOCTORS TO MORE SCREENING FOR THE DISEASE- ESPECIALLY SINCE RATES OF DIABETES ARE SKYROCKETING AND OFTEN THERE'S NO SYMPTOMS UNTIL COMPLICATIONS OCCUR.
ON CAM THOSE MOST AT RISK- PEOPLE WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT- INCLUDING CHILDREN- THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- AND THOSE WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF THE DISEASE.

VT=VO

A GOOD WORKOUT MAY BE JUST AS GOOD AS MEDICATION WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING DEPRESSION.RESEARCHERS FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY GAVE PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION A CHOICE OF TREATMENTS- EXERCISE OR ANTIDEPRESSANTS. AFTER 4 MONTHS- BOTH GROUPS FELT LESS DEPRESSED... BUT AFTER 6 MONTHS- THE EXERCISERS DID BETTER. THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE NEEDED: LESS THAN AN HOUR A WEEK TOTAL.
ON CAM AND FINALLY- WOMEN- DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE ARE CERTAIN TIMES OF THE MONTH WHEN YOUR BRAIN JUST ISN'T CLICKING. WELL ITS NOT ALL IN YOUR MIND. RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY REPORT CHANGES IN YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND HORMONES CHANGE YOUR ABILITY TO THINK, CALCULATE NUMBERS, AND REMEMBER DIRECTIONS- WITH THE WORST TIME BEING- YOU GUESSED IT- RIGHT BEFORE YOUR PERIOD. THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(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.
The search is on for two teenagers who escaped from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center.
They apparently walked away from the detention center around 7:30 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


As preparations get underway for Saturday's inauguration, President- Elect Bush is sharing the Washington spotlight with Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft.
Confirmation hearings get underway for the controversial nominee tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's a long road to recovery for former President Ronald Reagan.
The 89- year-old is recovering from surgery after falling and fracturing his hip at his California home on Friday.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, January 15th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Missing-Juveniles]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']




The search is on for two teenagers who escaped from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center.
State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
They apparently walked away from the detention center around 7:30 last night.
Both were being held at the facility on various charges ranging from breaking and entering to grand and petty larceny.
Authorities are not sure how the two made their get away.

There's no other information is available at this time.[2-Ashcroft]


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


Democrats continue accusing attorney General nominee John Ashcroft of having a conservative agenda for the Cabinet post.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


While plans are in the works for Saturday's Inauguration, Ashcroft will take center stage this week at confirmation hearings.
Critics say Ashcroft would use the attorney general's office to advocate his beliefs, such as his opposition to abortion and gun control.
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[SOT 3:04:33]
[IN Q=Should he be]

((RALPH NEAS/PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY:SHOULD HE BE TRUSTED TO FULLY AND FAIRLY ENFORCE LAWS THAT HE DISAGREES WITH? SHOULD HE BE ENTRUSTED WITH UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION AND ENFORCING LAWS THAT PROTECT CIVIL RIGHTS, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, THE ENVIRONMENT? THE EVIDENCE IS NO." ))
[SOT 3:04:58]

((ORRIN HATCH/R- JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: THE ATTORNEYGENERAL'S OFFICE IS ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT. IT'S ABOUT ENFORCING OUR LAWS. WE'VE HAD 67 ATTORNEYS GENERAL, AND ONLY SIX HAVE SOME OF THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THAT OFFICE THAT JOHN ASHCROFT HAS." ))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Neas/People for the American Way;]
[SUPER=01-Orrin Hatch/(R) Judiciary Committee; :15]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=John Ashcroft has.]
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[VO-NAT]


The confirmation hearings begin tomorrow.
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[2-11Inaugural]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-43; 1:42:30]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


Later in the week, the spotlight shifts to the inauguration of George W. Bush. Some people from the Roanoke Valley will be in Washington to witness the event. Kate Weidaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;:13]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Roanoke Co. Republican Party;:46]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:27]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((George W. Bush is just days away from becoming the 43rd President of the United States. And newly-elected Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith is days away from attending his first Presidential inauguration.

[SOT 4:51:26]
[INQ=]

((RALPH SMITH: I EXPECT IT TO BE QUITE A CROSS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO THE SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AND I THINK WHEN WE GET TO THE INAUGURAL BALL SATURDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE MORE PARTISAN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 18]


But this years' inauguration is expected to draw plenty opposition. The largest number of protesters since Richard Nixon's 1973 inauguration are planning to be at the nations capital. But the Chairman of Roanoke County's Republican Party says that will just make things more exciting.

[SOT 4:54:38]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH/ROANOKE CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT WILL BE MORE INTENSE ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS WE HAD TO FIGHT FOR THIS NOT ONLY THROUGH A VERY LONG CAMPAIGN BUT THEN THROUGH ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE DEMOCRATS TO STEAL THE VICTORY IN FLORIDA.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


Ed Lynch predicts Bush will pleasantly surprise the American people when he takes office, despite the fact that debates over this years' election process continue.

[SOT 4:55:33]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH: I THINK BUSH IS LIKELY TO DO A LOT BETTER THEN MANY PEOPLE WOULD THINK IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE HE'S BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE IN TEXAS HE HAD AN EQUALLY DIVIDED SENATE HE HAD A CLOSELY DIVIDED HOUSE, IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE EXCELS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 18]


And when Bush takes the podium on Saturday his speech is expected to "set a healing tone to call on the best of the country.'' Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



[Reagan]


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


Doctors say former President Ronald Reagan faces a "long, uphill struggle".
The 89- year-old is recovering from surgery after fracturing his hip in a fall at his California home Friday.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; :41]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News. Sanata Monica, Calif.]

((
RONALD REAGAN TOOK ONE MORE STEP TOWARD LEAVING THIS HOSPITAL IN SANTA MONICA. DOCTORS SAY MR. REAGAN STARTED EATING AGAIN AND TOOK VERY LITTLE PAIN MEDICATION. THEY HOPE HE WILL BE ABLE TO SIT UP ON MONDAY, WHICH IS THE FIRST STEP IN HIS PHYSICAL THERAPY.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MR. REAGAN FELL AND BROKE HIS HIP AT HIS HOME IN BEL-AIR. SATURDAY SURGEONS OPERATED ON HIM ... INSERTING PINS AND SCREWS IN THE BROKEN BONE.
NOW THE FORMER PRESIDENT FACES A LONG, DIFFICULT, AND DANGEROUS RECOVERY. HE'S NEARLY 90 YEARS OLD AND HAS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. MOST ELDERLY PATIENTS WHO BREAK THEIR HIP NEVER FULLY RECOVER. ... AND 20 PERCENT DIE WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR.

(STANDUP)

))

[11Open-Container]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=copy]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]

The Virginia Senate is expected vote this week on legislation that would make it illegal for passengers in a vehicle to possess an open container of alcohol. Drinking alcohol while driving is already a misdemeanor. But legislation proposed by Senator Thomas Norment would make possession of an open container of booze by passengers in a car or truck a traffic offense. Opponents say adults should be able to enjoy a drink, as long as they have a designated driver.


[11Snake-Bite]


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

A collector of exotic snakes from Sussex County is recovering in a Richmond hospital. 42-year-old Tom Townsend found himself in a slippery situation Saturday when he was bitten by one of his poisonous cobras. J.D. Carpenter has the story.
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[SOT 19:41:35]
[IN Q=It was ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;:02]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rutherfoord Rose/Virginia Poison Center Director;:21]
[SUPER=01-Linda Taylor/Virginia Poison Center; :33]
[SUPER=01-J. D. Carpenter/Reporting; :40]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm JD Carpenter.]

((
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[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Michael Vick's decision to leave Virginia Tech for the N-F-L made headlines last week.
But some of our viewers were not happy with how we handled the news.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback .
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; :05]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

((A celebrated football player leaving school early to become a top draft pick is one of those events just about everyone talks about.
But many of our viewers kicked us around for putting it in news.
A viewer from Moneta [Alice Swain] wrote: "During regular programming a special report came on, we thought it might be a plane crash, earthquake or a report about the presidential race. But no, it had to do with Va. Tech's Michael Vick going pro. I think this has gotten way out of hand. A special report for this. Thank God the season is over."
From Buena Vista [David McCormick] came these comments: "Michael Vick-Michael Vick!!! Geez o flip! Get over it! This is about as interesting a subject to me as a cup of warm spit!"
And from Buchanan [Ralph Shanks]: "Everyone seems to be bragging on Michael Vick. Does [he] win all the games by himself and all of the other players just go along for the ride?...If it wasn't for Michael Vick would VT still have a ball team? I think they would."
No matter whether you're a Hokie or a Hoo, we'd like to hear from you.
The News-7 mailing address is PO box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Email address: news@wdbj7.com.
And for an online discussion, go to our home page, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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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]


Authorities are looking for two teenagers who walked away from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center around 7:30 last night. State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
Authorities are not sure how the two made their get away. There's no other information is available at this time.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Three people were taken to the hospital following a collision at a Salem intersection yesterday. Police say the teenage driver of a black Ford failed to yield the right of way to an Oldsmobile. The driver of the Ford and another juvenile passenger, as well as a woman in the Oldsmobile were taken to the hospital .. Police say their injuries are NOT life-threatening.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The bridge linking the town of Eagle Rock with Route 220 is nearly complete. Meantime, The group that helped make the Botetourt County crossing possible will meet Thursday to decide if it will disband. Members of the Eagle Rock Improvement Association say there has been a lack of interest in the group since it formed three years ago.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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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 local]
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon]

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