[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


The death toll now stands at 600 from the earthquake in El Salvador--
Closer to home, scientists in Blacksburg are studying the quake.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And confirmation hearings begin today for President- Elect Bush's choice for Attorney General, who many say is too conservative.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You'll want to join us for that-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[2-Earthquakes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
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[TAPE#=none]
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The death toll continues to climb in El Salvador-
Officials now say more than 600 people were killed in Saturday's earthquake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Tecla, El Salvador;]


Trained dogs are still searching for both the living and the dead, as rescue workers try not to give up hope of finding survivors.
Authorities have buried many of the victims in mass graves.
Hundreds of other people are still missing.
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


In the U-S, donations are pouring into cities that have large Latin American populations.
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[SOT 3:03:33]
[IN Q=What we need is]

((MARIE PARAEA/DONATION COORDINATOR: WHAT WE NEED IS EMERGENCY SUPPLIES RIGHT NOW, LIKE FLASHLIGHTS, TENTS, BLANKETS AND DIAPERS.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Paraea/Donation Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=DIAPERS]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, El Salvador's president said in a televised address last night that the death toll could still rise significantly.
He's asking neighboring Colombia to send three- thousand caskets.
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[11Tech-quake]


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[TAPE#=500-4 TC1:54:04]
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Scientists in Blacksburg are studying the El Salvador earthquake very closely.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The 7-point-six magnitude earthquake was recorded over the weekend by computers at the Virginia Tech Seismology Lab.
Data from the lab was then sent to the United States Geological Service in Colorado.
The Tech department has recorded seismic data for the United States since the 60s, when it began by detecting nuclear test activity.
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[SOT 2:07:52 - 2:08:09]
[IN Q=EVEN A SMALL...]

((MARTIN CHAPMAN/VT SEISMOLOGIST: EVEN A SMALL EARTHQUAKE CAN BE RECORDED AT REMARKABLE FAR DISTANCES WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT... IT'S MORE DIFFICULT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SMALLER EARTHQUAKES AT A LONG RANGE. ))
[SUPER=01-Martin Chapman/Virginia Tech Seismologist;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=AT LONG RANGE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Tech geologists also study seismic activity in Virginia.
Sunday night, they recorded a small earthquake in Galax.
Students will study the data from the El Salvador earthquake in class.
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[Ashcroft]


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


Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft will be in the hot seat later today.
His confirmation hearing will begin before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Democrats on the committee are expected to grill the former Missouri Senator about his opposition to abortion, among other beliefs.
Supporters, including President- Elect Bush say the conservative Republican would enforce the law regardless of his personal views.


[6XGR-King]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:10:29]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]


Members of the General Assembly took time out of their work yesterday to honor the memory of Reverend Martin Luther King.
Delegate William Robinson, and Senator Henry Marsh encouraged their colleagues to follow King's example.
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[SOT]
[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]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=following his dream.]
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[11Night-King]


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

Hundreds gathered in Roanoke last night to mark the 72nd birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior. 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=St. John's]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Herbert Coulton/Virginia SCLC; :23]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; 1:13 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:40]
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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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[sot 23:48:08 tape number 3]
[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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[sot 00:33:34]
[in q=We were so ]

((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. ))
[out q=]

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.
[sot]

(( 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. ))

[11Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC52:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nine months after he mysteriously disappeared, investigators are back to square one in the case of a missing Bedford man.
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[VO-NAT]
[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; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=what not to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anyone with information about Walker's disappearance should call the Bedford City police.
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[11Missing-Teens]


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


Two teenagers who fled from the Natural Bridge detention center yesterday 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.

[11Web-Nursery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:30:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new program at Carilion is giving newborns their very own web page.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[SOT7:09:30]
[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]
[RUNS=19]
[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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[VO-NAT]


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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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says anxiety or depression sufferers may NOT receive proper treatment from their doctors.
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=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: BAD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION- EVEN IF YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR- ODDS ARE YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE PROPER TREATMENT,
SO SAYS A STUDY IN THE ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY WHICH FINDS JUST ONE IN THREE PEOPLE GET THE RIGHT MEDICATION, COUNSELING, OR CARE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION.

AND THATS A BIG PROBLEM SINCE WE NOW KNOW THESE DISORDERS ARE JUST LIKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR DIABETES- MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT REQUIRE AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT.

IF YOU SUFFER FROM ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE DOCTOR IS JUST BLOWING YOU OFF- ITS TIME TO GET A NEW DOCTOR.

SOME WORDS OF MOTIVATION TODAY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN- REGULAR EXERCISE CAN INCREASE YOU ODDS OF HAVING A HEALTHY BABY.

THIS FINDING IS IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY AND IS OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN AT RISK FOR PREMATURE OR LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES- SUCH AS PREGNANT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 35.

OTHER STUDIES HAVE FOUND EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY CAN ALSO LOWER THE RISK OF MISCARRIAGE AND SHORTEN LABOR.
FINALLY TODAY- SOME GOOD AND BAD NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY .
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SURVIVE CANCER IS NOW UP TO 60%- THE BAD NEWS - CANCER RATES ARE ACTUALLY GOING UP - AND FOR ONE MAJOR REASON- WAISTLINES IN AMERICA ARE GOING UP. MANY CANCERS ARE LINKED TO OBESITY- SO AS AMERICANS GET BIGGER - SO DOES THEIR RISK OF CANCER.

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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The EMOTIONAL aftershocks continue from the massive earthquake in El Salvador.
As rescue crews continue finding bodies in the rubble, authorities say the new death toll stands at 600.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


You could call it a new curfew for teenaged drivers--
Virginia's House of Delegates has approved legislation that would keep minors from driving between midnight and five A-M.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And people took to the streets of downtown Roanoke in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. It's the sixth year the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference held the tribute to Dr. King.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, January 16th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[Earthquakes]


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


The death toll continues to rise from the massive earthquake in El Salvador.
Officials say they now believe 600 people died in the quake.
Meanwhile, aid is pouring into the Central American country from all over the U-S to help with search and rescue efforts.
Terisa Estacio reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Santa Tecla, El Salvador; :00]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :36]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 48]
[SUPER=01-Marie Paraea/Donation Coordinator; :56]
[SUPER=01-Eliza Carranza/Consul General's Wife; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News,Houston. ]

((
Locator: San Tecla, El Salvador
Sniffer dogs search for the living and the dead in earthquake ravaged El Salvador as rescue workers try not to give up hope of finding survivors.


nat sot up: shouts/person pulled from rubble


Trapped for thirty hours under slabs on concrete, Sergio Mereno was found after he called a friend on his cellular phone.
nat pop
But two days after the massive earthquake rocked this suburb of San Salvador, hundreds are still missing and authorities have buried many of the 400 victims in mass graves. A landslide wiped out entire families. It has been impossible to identify some of the dead. .
Locator: In the United States, Spanish speaking radio stations put the call for aid. Donations poured into this center in Houston, a city with a large Latin American population.
Locator; Houston Estacio Bridge: With hundreds now without a home, there is a long list of needs, including boxes and tape, to ship to El Salvador.

SOT; Marie Paraea, Donation coordinator

What we need is emergency supplies right now, like flashlights, tents, blankets and baby supplies.
At the El Salvadoran consulate in Houston, they are trying to help frantic relatives reach their loved ones.

SOT: Eliza Carranza, Wife of Consul General

Everyone is worried. They are sleeping outside their houses, they don't want to go in because it is still trembling. They are afraid the hill will come down.
As the earthquake survivors live out in the open...and the streets become makeshift morques. El Salvador's president has asked neighboring Colombia to send 3000 caskets. Terisa Estacio, CBS News Houston.
))

[2-Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
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His confirmation proceedings could be the most contentious since Clarence Thomas was nominated to the U-S Supreme Court a decade ago.
Attorney General- designate John Ashcroft faces the Senate Judiciary Committee today for the start of his confirmation hearings.
Democrats on the committee are expected to question Ashcroft about his conservative beliefs.
Meanwhile, supporters say he wouldn't let his personal views get in the way of enforcing the law.

[11Teen-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:14:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The latest effort to keep young drivers safe- may keep them off the road.
Yesterday, the House of Delegates approved legislation that would prohibit minors from driving between midnight and five A-M.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[SOT]
[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]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=don't buy them a car.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Despite objections, the House approved the bill by a two to one margin.

[11Open-Containers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:07:15]
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Meanwhile, the State Senate approved a bill that would strengthen the state's open container law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[SOT]
[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]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=with our own money.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The open container bill passed the Senate on a vote of 31 to 9.

[Carruth]


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


A North Carolina jury could begin deliberating the fate of a former pro football player later today.
The prosecution in Rae Carruth's murder case will present its final rebuttal arguments this morning.
The judge will then give the jury instructions.
Carruth could get the death penalty if convicted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams.


Prosecutors say Carruth arranged the murder to avoid paying child support.


[11Heilig-Meyers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:04:20]
[GRAPHIC=Heilig-Meyers]

Months after the Heilig-Meyers furniture chain filed for bankruptcy, the company is still seeing red. Bankruptcy court documents show the Richmond-based company posting significantly lower sales and increasing monthly losses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August;]


The chain filed for bankruptcy protection in August, and the monthly loss has increased every month since.
The documents indicate Heilig-Meyers lost more than 35 million dollars in November .. on sales that were less than half from the year before.
Heilig-Meyers closed 300 stores nationwide, including five in our region, trying to return to profitability.
Several stores in this area are among the 570 still open.
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[11Obit-Walker]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC26:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man who served 36 years in the Virginia General Assembly has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[11King-March]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:18:30]
[GRAPHIC=MLK]

A march was held in downtown Roanoke yesterday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This was the sixth year the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference held the tribute to Dr. King-- and the first year the N-double-A-C-P has helped coordinate the event. Roanoke's S-C-L-C President Perneller Wilson says the city still needs to make strides in ensuring equality for all people - especially in the legal system.
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[SOT @ 1:25:58 - 1:26:11]
[IN Q=Its not all...]

((PERNELLER WILSON: ITS NOT ALL - BECAUSE I NOTICED POOR WHITES AND POOR BLACKS ARE STILL BEING....EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL JUSTICE IN THE COURTROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Perneller Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=in the courtroom.]
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[VO-NAT]

The march ended at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where youth choirs from throughout Roanoke entertained a crowd of hundreds.
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[11Boxley]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke Concrete company has taken a step toward expanding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blue Ridge]


The Boxley Company began shipping ready-mix concrete from its newest plant in Blue Ridge yesterday.
The company was founded more than a hundred years ago -- when it supplied the Norfolk and Western with crushed stone.
The founder's great grandson Ab (aah-bb) has worked to diversify the company while keeping it in Roanoke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Roanoke is the only]

((AB BOXLEY/BOXLEY COMPANY: ROANOKE IS THE ONLY MARKET THAT WE DO EVERYTHING THAT WE DO. WHETHER IT BE TRUCKING, READY MIX, BLOCKS OR CRUSHED STONE. THE REASON THAT WE DO THAT IS BECAUSE AGAIN, IT'S OUR HOME AND IT'S CLOSE.))
[SUPER=02-Ab Boxley/Boxley Company]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=and it's close.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Boxley Company now employs about 300 people.
The company has further diversified by purchasing its own fleet of trucks to distribute its products.
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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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Investigators are back to square one in the case of a Bedford man who's been missing for nine months. 53- year- old James Walker vanished from a grocery store parking lot last April..
A tipster told police Walker had been murdered and his body dumped in a pond near Thaxton , but police found nothing there over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Yesterday, the House of Delegates approved legislation that would prohibit minors from driving between midnight and five A-M.
Meanwhile, the State Senate approved a bill that would strengthen the state's open container law.
That bill would impose a 25-dollar civil fine on anyone caught with an open alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of their vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Hundreds gathered at St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke last night to mark the 72nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. Among the many speakers was Herbert Coulton who worked alongside King to spread his message of non-violence and equality. Coulton described King as a down to earth man who practiced what he preached.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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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=The State]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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