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[7-XGR-King]
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The General Assembly paused to honor the memory of the Reverand Martin Luther King.
Yesterday, Delegate William Robinson, and Senator Henry Marsh encouraged their colleagues to follow King's example.
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[IN Q=There are issues]

((DEL. WILLIAM ROBINSON: THERE ARE ISSUES THAT FACE US IN THIS SESSION. THERE ARE ISSUES WHICH FACE US IN THIS NATION. LET US THEREFORE COMMIT OURSELVES TO DOING THOSE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE RIGHT IN OUR HEARTS, NOT FOR POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY, BUT FOR THE COMMON GOOD.)) ((SEN. HENRY MARSH: IF WE REALLY BELIEVE IN WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT, THEN WE SHOULD EXAMINE ALL OF OUR ACTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING HIS DREAM.))
[SUPER=01-Del. William Robinson/(D) Norfolk; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :13]
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[OUT Q=following his dream.]
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[7-Teen-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:14:11]
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An effort some say will keep young drivers safe could keep them from getting behind the wheel.
Yesterday, the House of Delegates approved legislation that would prohibit minors from driving between midnight and five A-M.
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The legislation is intended to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by teenage drivers.
But the bill brought complaints from some lawmakers who argued that parents, not the government, should decide when their children are allowed to drive.
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[IN Q=I would ask you]

((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R- RICHMOND: I WOULD ASK YOU TO PLEASE PASS THIS BILL. I BELIEVE IT'S A SMALL STEP TO MAKING OUR HIGHWAYS SAFER IN VIRGINIA FOR ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE NOT JUST THOSE UNDER 18.)) ((DEL. BARNEY DAY/D- PATRICK CO.: I THINK THIS IS A PARENTAL DECISION. IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR KIDS ON THE HIGHWAY AFTER MIDNIGHT OR AFTER 10 PM OR AFTER 5PM TAKE THEIR DRIVERS LICENSE AWAY FROM THEM. DON'T GIVE THEM THE CAR. DON'T BUY THEM A CAR.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Panny Rhodes/(R) Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Barney Day/(D) Patrick Co.; :12]
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[OUT Q=don't buy them a car.]
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Despite objections, the House approved the bill by a two to one margin.

[7-Open-Containers]


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Meanwhile, the State Senate approved a bill that would tighten the state's open container law.
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The bill would impose a 25-dollar civil fine on anyone caught with an open alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of their vehicle.
Without the legislation, the state stands to lose as much as 15-million dollars a year in federal road construction money.
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[IN Q=So the purpose behind this bill]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R- VIRGINIA BEACH: SO THE PURPOSE BEHIND THIS BILL IS AN INDIRECT WAY TO TRY AND GIVE THE POLICE OFFICERS THE TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO SAY IF THEY STOP THIS CAR, THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW A BAD SITUATION TO GET WORSE.)) ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/(R) CHATHAM: IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. IT REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRINKING AND DRIVING. IT HAS TO DO WITH FEDERAL MONEY AND TRYING TO PASS SOMETHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULDN'T PASS WITHOUT HOLDING US HOSTAGE WITH OUR OWN MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :13]
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[OUT Q=with our own money.]
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The open container bill passed the Senate on a vote of 31 to 9.

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Taking a moment now to check the forecast--
Cloudy this morning, with some clearing later in the day.
Highs near 45.

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[45-Missing-Teens]


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Two teenagers who fled from the Natural Bridge detention center are now back in custody.
They turned themselves in yesterday morning, after walking away Sunday night.
The two boys, ages 15 and 16, are being held on a variety of charges, including breaking and entering, and larceny.

[45-Night-King]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:59:31]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King Jr. ]

The 72nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior's birthday drew hundreds to a Roanoke church. A friend, admirer and assistant to the slain civil rights leader was among those who honored his memory. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Roanoke.]

(( St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke was filled with men and women of all ages and races... all under one roof to celebrate the contributions of a person respected around the world. Among the many speakers... a man who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Junior helping spread his message of non-violence and equality.
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[in q= When president]

((HERBERT COULTON/SCLC STATE UNIT INTERIM PRESIDENT: WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS KILLED IN 63 HIS FIRST STATEMENT TO CORETTA WAS THAT'S THE WAY I'M GOING, I CAN FEEL IT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= i can feel it.]

Today Herbert Coulton is Interim President of the Virginia State unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
He described King as a down to earth man who practiced what he preached... pointing one instance in which King was struck in the face while giving a speech.
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((WE WERE SO STUNNED, WE RAN UP ON STAGE AND GRABBED THIS MAN AND THE BIRMINGHAM POLICE CAME AND DR. KING SAID DON'T ARREST HIM, LET HIM STAY, HE MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING AND THAT'S A REAL ACT OF NON-VIOLENCE.)) [runs12]
[out q= of non-violence.]

Others also reflected on King's many contributions. During the ceremony.... local lawmakers read a proclamation recognizing his birthday.
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(( RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WHEREAS WE IN THE VALLEY RECOGNIZE MONDAY JANUARY 17TH MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR DAY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. ))
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King was also remembered by those who've only read of his contributions including this young girl who won a Hollins University essay contest... an essay that included some of King's most famous words.
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(( FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I'M FREE AT LAST. )) Words many hope will never be forgotten. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke. ))

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Turning our attention now to weather--
Expect some clouds this morning, otherwise we'll see the sun peeking out later today.
Highs this afternoon in the mid 40s.

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[8-Walker]


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The trail is getting colder for investigators trying to locate a Bedford man, who's been missing for nine months.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday]


Authorities dredged a pond near Thaxton Saturday looking for the body of 53- year- old James Walker.
A tipster had told police he'd been murdered and his body dumped in the pond, but police found nothing.
Walker vanished from a grocery store parking lot last April.. family members say they're not giving up hope.
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[SOT 10:11:36]
[IN Q=Well it was]

((MISSY WALKER/DAUGHTER: WELL IT WAS JUST THE WHOLE IDEA OF IF THEY'RE GOING TO FIND HIM OR IF THEY'RE NOT IS THE WHOLE POINT NOW IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO FIND HIM, SO THEN WE CAN BE AT EASE, SO WE CAN KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Missy Walker/Daughter; ]
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[OUT Q=what not to do.]
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Anyone with information about Walker's disappearance should call the Bedford City police.
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[8-Web-Nursery]


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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:30:41]
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These days, it seems nearly everyone has his own web page..
Now a program at Carilion is adding newborn babies to the list.
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It's all part of Carilion's new online nursery.
If the parents give their permission -- Carilion will post the baby's first picture on the site for 90 days.
The web page is also interactive allowing viewers to leave messages.
As a safety precaution pictures are not released until the baby has left the hospital.
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[IN Q=Once the picture goes out]

((BETH DOWDY/DIR. OF WOMEN'S SERVICES:ONCE THE PICTURE GOES OUT THE PARENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO PASSWORD CODE FOR THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO REACH THAT SITE. THE LAST NAME IS NOT USED AND THERE ARE NO IDENTIFYING FACTORS BEYOND THE FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME))
[SUPER=01-Beth Dowdy/Women's Services Director]
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[OUT Q=first and middle name]
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[VO-NAT]


Five week-old Justin Stephen Reed has his picture on the site -- and he's already received lots of message from loved ones.
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[SOT7:20:53]
[IN Q=My mom was excited cause]

((STEPHANIE REED/JUSTIN'S MOM: MY MOM WAS EXCITED CAUSE SHE GOT TO PRINT THE PICTURE AND HAD HIM ON THE REFRIGERATOR WITH THE FIRST WEEK, EVERYBODY THOUGH IT WAS A NEAT IDEA))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Reed/Justin's Mom]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q= A neat idea]
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Parents can customize their baby's website by changing the background and adding captions underneath the picture.
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[WIPE TO WEBWATCH FULL]
You can find a link to Carilion's online nursery by going to the Webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[8-Obit-Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A longtime member of Virginia's General Assembly has died.
He served for nearly four decades.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Yesterday afternoon, former Democratic Senator Stanley Walker died in a Norfolk hospital.
Walker was a defender of education and public safety during his legislative career.
The Norfolk native was 77.
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Shifting gears once more to weather--
We'll see cloudy skies this morning, but no rain's expected.
Clearing this afternoon with a high near 45.

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