[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Morning rush hour traffic in Interstate 81 will have to be in LESS of a rush.
Starting today, the speed limit drops on one stretch of the highway.
A live interview with a state trooper, coming up.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And President Clinton takes the airwaves during prime time to say farewell to the nation.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Friday with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[81-Speed]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC31:48]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Safety]


If you drive Interstate 81 anywhere between Salem and Botetourt County... you'll have to slow down. Beginning today the speed limit is lowered from 65 to 60 miles per hour. Kate Weidaw explains why VDOT is making the change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Richard Denney/State Police; :48QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Kate1;:51]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=kw news7 roanoke co.]

((Bumper to bumper traffic is a problem on interstate 81.
[NAT BREAK CARS DRIVING BY]
[RUNS= 3]


That's why the speed limit is dropping from 65 to 60 miles per hour between Salem and Daleville in Botetourt County.



[SOT 13:14]
[INQ=]

((LAURA BULLOCK: NOW IT SEEMS WITH THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC OUT THERE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE THIS EXTRA MEASURE TO HELP PEOPLE GET SAFELY THROUGH THE VALLEY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


VDOT has already installed new and improved rumble strips and guard rails to try and prevent accidents like this from happening. And in case you forget about the speed reduction, new signs will be unveiled Friday morning to remind drivers to slow down.

[SOT 11:48]
[INQ=]

((LAURA BULLOCK: THOSE SIGNS ARE GOING TO HAVE ADVANCE WARNING SIGNS LEADING TO THEM THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY SURPRISES, PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THEY ARE ENTERING A PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE TO SLOW DOWN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]

And of course the authorities will be watching.

[SOT 17:22]
[INQ=]

((LT. RICHARD DENNEY/VA STATE POLICE: WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT STRICTLY ENFORCING THE SPEED LIMIT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: INSTEAD OF MAKING NEW SPEED LIMIT SIGNS VDOT DECIDED TO PLACE A ZERO STICKER OVER THE FIVE.
CREW WILL BEGIN DOING THAT AROUND 8 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING AND HOPE TO HAVE ALL THE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS LABELED BY 10 OR 11 O'CLOCK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))



[Speed-Limit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Joining us this morning with more on the new speed limit...

[DOUBLE BOXES= -- STUDIO /Microwave;]

is State Trooper R-J Carpentieri. He's in Salem this morning. Thanks for speaking with us....
Q & A
Will there be more state troopers than usual between Salem and Botetourt today?

[LIVE= ]



[SUPER=05-Salem]



[SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/Va. State Police]


Will you be ticketing drivers who are still doing 65 miles per hour today?
This isn't the only area on I-81 where the speed limit's being reduced... I understand it's also being reduced around the Harrisonburg area?
Thanks for joining us.
[anchor= -- FULL]
[graphic=None]


We'll here more from Trooper Carpentieri in the next half hour of News 7 Mornin'.









[Clinton-Farewell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


Today is President Clinton's last full day in office.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Last night, he said goodbye in a televised speech from the Oval Office.
He says "America has done well" during his presidency.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:09:05]
[IN Q=Every bill I have]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=more prosperous world.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The President wished his successor well and offered some advice.
He urged that the U-S keep paying down the national debt.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Meanwhile, George W- Bush is already basking in the glow of his future administration.
Last night, he kicked up his heels and enjoyed fireworks during the inaugural festivities.
(------------)




[Cabinet-Appointees]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


President- Elect Bush is still learning who'll be working alongside him in the new administration.
While Colin Powell is expected to win approval as the nation's first African American Secretary of State,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


confirmation is still in question for at least two other nominees.
Attorney General- Designate John Ashcroft faced more opposition yesterday when Missouri's first black Supreme Court judge spoke about him.
In 19-99, Ashcroft voted against Judge Ronnie White's nomination.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:25 ]
[IN Q=My record]

((HON. RONNIE WHITE/MISSOURI SUPREME COURT: MY RECORD AS A JUDGE SHOWS THE PERSONAL ATTACKS ON ME WERE UNTRUE.))
[SUPER=01-Hon. Ronnie White/Missouri Supreme Court;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=were untrue]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some have labeled Ashcroft a racist.
His confirmation hearings wrap up today.
Meanwhile, the going isn't easy for Interior Secretary nominee Gale Norton, either.
Environmentalists are criticizing her desire to drill for oil in Alaska.
(------------)





[Jesse-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Jesse Jackson]


Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson may lose his position as leader of his civil rights organization, at least for a while.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Sept. 19, 1998;]


Jackson is in seclusion after admitting he had an affair two years ago that resulted in the birth of a child.
[SUPER=04-December 3, 1998;]


The mother is Rainbow Coalition employee Karin Stanford, seen here entering a White House meeting with Jackson.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Jackson's supporters like activist Al Sharpton say Americans should put the matter into perspective.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:47]
[IN Q=We should remember]

((AL SHARPTON/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST:WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT FOR 35 YEARS IT WAS JESSE JACKSON WHO WALKED THE PICKET LINES, THAT MARCHED, WENT TO JAIL, WENT TO FOREIGN SHORES TO BRING HOME PRISONERS OF WAR FOR THIS NATION ))
[SUPER=01-Al Sharpton/Civil Rights Activist;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for this nation.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Meanwhile, the Rainbow-PUSH coalition board may temporarily replace Jackson with the group's second- in- command, Chicago minister James Meeks.


[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Express hope they can return to their winning ways this weekend, and turn around a 500-season. Here with more is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=see ya later.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Shannon/Wx)



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Jackson we are]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Lynn/Director; :15]
[RUNS=2:54]
[OUT Q=urban life]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Stonewall Jackson House))


[Health-Check]


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


Bone marrow transplants could soon be transplanted... with a BETTER, easier way to form new blood cells in cancer patients.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT from 03:21:24]
[IN Q=Bone marrow]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( 6BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS FOR CANCER MAY SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST IF RESEARCHERS CONTINUE BEING SUCCESSFUL WITH A NEW TECHNIQUE. SPECIAL BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS THAT CONTAIN STEM CELLS- CELLS THAT GO ON TO FORM NEW BLOOD CELLS OF ALL TYPES IN THE BLOOD STREAM, .AND A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE REPORTS THESE STEM CELLS CAN WORK BETTER AND MORE QUICKLY THAN THAN THOSE THAT COME FROM A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. YOU CAN GET STEM CELLS FROM REGULAR BLOOD- AND THAT BLOOD USUALLY COMES FROM A CLOSE RELATIVE.

IF YOU HAVE DIABETES,AND ARE OVER AGE 40- YOU PROBABLY SHOULD BE TAKING A BABY ASPIRIN EVERY DAY.
PEOPLE WITH DIABETES HAVE FOUR TIMES THE RISK OF A HEART ATTACK THAN PEOPLE WITHOUT DIABETES- THAT'S WHY RESEARCHERS FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARE MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION.

DIABETES CAUSES BLOOD TO CLOT EASIER AND BECOME THICKER WITH FAT- ASPIRIN COUNTERACTS THESE HARMFUL EFFECTS.
AND FINALLY TODAY- ASTHMA IS ON THE RISE IN THE UNITED STATES AND MOST SUFFERERS DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT.

THEY NOTICE SYMPTOMS- BUT DON'T ASSOCIATE THEM WITH ASTHMA AND THEREFORE DON'T GET TREATMENT.
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY SAYS THE LESS OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA INCLUDE: COUGHING AT NIGHT- A TIGHT CHEST OR COUGHING WITH EXERCISE- OR WHEN YOU GO OUT INTO THE COLD- OR IF EVERY TIME YOU GET SICK- THE GERM GOES RIGHT TO YOUR CHEST.

ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS CONSISTENTLY- HAVE YOUR DOCTOR TEST YOU FOR ASTHMA.
THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

[11Talent-Show]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC13:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke has a host of young musical talents... There was proof downtown last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat rapping]

((NAT RAPPING))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT RAPPING]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


It was all part of the Downtown Music Lab's talent show.
The lab gives young people in grades 8 through 12 an opportunity to write and record their own music.
Last night it was a chance for their parents and the community to hear their original work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:32]
[IN Q=it gives]

((CHARLIE HAMILL/DOWNTOWN MUSIC LAB: IT GIVES AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS A CHANCE TO COME OUT AND PERFORM THEIR ORIGINAL MUSIC IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT'S A GOOD EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Hamill/Downtown Music Lab]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=good experience.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This is the third year the music lab has held a talent show.
(------------)




[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for supers)
[SUPER=04-Free Tours on Sunday, 1-5 PM;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 463-2552/Stonewall Jackson House;]



[Double Boxes=SYO & SPA]
(toss to Shannon)

[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]


A televised goodbye from outgoing President Clinton--
But the party was on for incoming President- Elect Bush.
Highlights from the Clinton speech and the inaugural festivities, coming up.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


If you travel between Salem and Daleville on I-81, you'll have to let off on the accelerator a bit.
Starting today, the speed limit is dropping by five miles per hour on that stretch of highway.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a teenager will spend YEARS behind bars for murdering his mother and shoooting his father.
Daniel Maddox is sentenced in Amherst County Circuit Court.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, January 19th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton has in effect, all but passed the torch to George W- Bush.
Last night in a prime- time televised address, Clinton highlighted his accomplishments and bid the nation farewell.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Washington.]

((
With his Presidency ending, Bill Clinton took to the air to give thanks, and even a little advice.

(SOT)


20:13 I leave the Presidency more confident...
In his nearly ten-minute speech, Mister Clinton talked about his administrations triumphs, and gave some prompting to his successor.

(SOT)


201140 American cannot lead unless we lead at home...
President-Elect Bush meanwhile began his long hello to the Nations Capitol.
He basked in the glow of several pre-Inauguration festivities.
From the fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial
To the candlelight dinners...

(NATS)


to a little dance with pop star Ricky Martin.

(NATS)


The whole time, the President-Elect remaining optimistic about his new Administration.

(SOT: George W. Bush, President-Elect)


I'm a good listener...strong voice..decision maker...I'm anxious and looking forward to Saturday's ceremony...I am looking forward to an optimistic future.."



(STANDUP)

S/DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS))


[2Speed-Limit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Interstate 81 drivers listen up. A change is in effect today - that just may cause you to put on the brakes.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS MAP 4933]
For fourteen miles between Salem and Daleville in Botetourt County... the speed limit will be reduced - from 65 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour.
(+++++++++)



[DOUBLE BOXES= -- STUDIO /Microwave;]


Joining us this morning is State Trooper R-J Carpentieri. Thanks for speaking with us this morning.
Q & A
What time does the speed limit change actually take place?
[LIVE= ]



[SUPER=05-Salem]



[SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/Va. State Police]



Will you be issuing tickets to people who are going 65 - miles per hour today?
Why did officials feel it was necessary to make this speed limit change?
Thanks for joining us Trooper Carpentieri.






[NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


The ax is falling at Norfolk Southern again.
The railroad confirmed late yesterday afternoon it's furloughed 34 conductors in Roanoke.
The furloughs took effect yesterday.
Norfolk Southern blames the layoffs on a slowing economy.

[11First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:00:16]
[GRAPHIC=First Union]


A 29 percent profit drop for First Union may be behind a round of local layoffs in its Roanoke office.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One First Union employee says about 20 people were let go in Roanoke yesterday.
Pressures to expand and acquire assets like The Money Store and Core States may be one reason for the bank's losses.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There's no question]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: THERE' NO QUESTION FIRST UNION WAS IN A RACE TO GROW, RACING WITH OTHER LARGE BANKS TO GROW AND SOMETIMES HASTE MAKES WASTE.))
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=haste makes waste.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


First Union management is banking on growth in 2001.
A strong economy ensures the bank will get money back it loaned to other businesses.
No word yet on how many more people will be laid off.
(------------)



[Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bassett Furniture]


Business is lagging for ANOTHER local company. Bassett Furniture sales dropped over two and a half percent last year. Company President Robert Spilman calls the results "unacceptable" - and expects better numbers this year.


[11Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:01:40]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A 16 year old who murdered his mother and shot his father learned he will spend YEARS behind bars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


Daniel Maddox was sentenced yesterday in Amherst County Circuit Court.
He'd already pleaded guilty to shooting his mother to death then turning the gun on his father June 28th.
Maddox gave police different motives for his crime, but authorities say they may never know the true reason.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:40:35]
[IN Q=This was a]

((SCOTT DEBRUIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS WAS A TERRIBLE, SENSELESS ACT. THE MAYS FAMILY HAS BEEN DEEPLY AFFECTED, THE MADDOX FAMILY HAS BEEN DEEPLY AFFECTED.. NO MATTER WHAT SENTENCE THE JUDGE CRAFTED, NOBODY WAS GOING TO BE SATISFIED WITH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Scott DeBruin/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=satisfied with this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Maddox was given a total of 68 years in prison, with 25 years suspended.
(------------)



[Carruth]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In a murder case drawing national attention, a jury says it's "stuck" as it works to decide the fate of former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


Carruth is accused of first degree murder and three other charges, but jurors stayed split on all of them.
A vote to convict would have to be unanimous.
The judge ordered jurors back into deliberations to try again.
Prosecutors say Carruth arranged the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend because he didn't want to pay child support.
The defense, in the meantime, says it was a drug deal gone bad.
Deliberations resume later today.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The United Daughters]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Lynn/Director; :36]
[RUNS=2:54]
[OUT Q=Jackson House]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for supers)
[SUPER=04-Free Tours on Sunday, 1-5 PM;]
[SUPER=04-Theodore DeLaney Talk;]
[SUPER=04-Tuesday, February 6, 7 PM;]
[SUPER=04-Rockbridge Regional Library;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 463-2552/Stonewall Jackson House;]



[double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(toss to Kimberly)



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[Streaming Video] [BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Stonewall Jackson House)) [Ski-Bump]
[anchor=Shannon -- 2SHOT W/Steve]
[newscast=AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


Shannon ad lib ski bump info
[WX PRO -- WV BOARD, VA BOARDS]
[hold board up into comm break]

[11SCV-Plates]


[ANCHOR=kIM]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:51:14]
[GRAPHIC=SCV Plate Lawsuit]

A federal judge ruled the Confederate Flag CAN appear on specialized Virginia license plates issued by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. That decision is drawing fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In his 17-page opinion Judge Jackson Kiser wrote: "The Commonwealth seeks to bar the Sons from making their political statement while allowing various other groups to make their political statements."
The judge ordered the state to issue specialty plates for the Sons WITH the group's battle flag logo.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:40]
[IN Q=I think we need]

((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/(D) RICHMOND; I THINK WE NEED TO RE-EXAMINE WHERE WE SHOULD BE IN AMERICA WITH RESPECT TO DIVISIVE SYMBOLS OF ALL SORTS.)) ((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS; WE'VE WAITED TWO YEARS FOR THESE TAGS. WE DON'T WANT TO WAIT ANY MORE. I DON'T WANT THIS DISCRIMINATION TO CONTINUE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brag Bowling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :09]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to continue.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


But the wait may not be over. The State Attorney General's office said last night yesterday's ruling "may affect the future of the specialty license program."


[11Wilder-Plate]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC33:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One state leader says the judge's reasoning for the controversial decision doesn't close the door to other groups such as the Ku Klux Klan or Nazi Party getting their own plates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's how former governor Doug Wilder interprets the court ruling.
Wilder says he respects the display of the Confederate flag, but NOT on official state property.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:36:19]
[IN Q=Observe those]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: OBSERVE THOSE THINGS IN YOUR PRIVATE ENCOUNTERS AND YOUR PRIVATE ENVIRONS. IN YOUR HOME. I GO TO PEOPLE'S HOMES WHO HAVE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AND THEY ADORE THEM. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT AT ALL. BUT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA TO AFFIX IT'S IMPRAMATEUR TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL, THAT'S THE PROBLEM, AND THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=do something.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=None]


It was Doug Wilder who ordered the removal of a Confederate flag from the aircraft of the Virginia Air National Guard - He did that when he was governor a decade ago.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Tiki Barber is hoping for a Giant day in the super bowl, as New York and Baltimore gear up for the big game. Here with more is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy once again]
[RUNS=2:23]
[OUT Q=safe weekend.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories: More layoffs for Norfolk Southern. The company says 34 Roanoke conductors were furloughed yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


First Union workers also took a hit - but hope the worst of it is over. A local employee says around 20 people in Roanoke were let go yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

An Amherst teen is sentenced to 68 years in prison - with 25 years suspended. 16-year-old Daniel Maddox learned the sentence yesterday. He pleaded guilty to murdering his mother and shooting his father last summer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT -- from 00-46 TC1:24:39]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

And you don't have to drive 55 -- but you will have to keep it at 60 miles per hour if you're driving on a stretch of Interstate 81 from now on. Speed limit signs will be replaced beginning in just over an hour... on a fourteen mile stretch between Salem and Daleville in Botetourt County.
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When those]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
(-------------)
[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(ad lib bye)