[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities plan to step up security near businesses along the interstate, after a string of crimes.
The most recent one--a robbery over the weekend at the Econo Lodge in Daleville.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Virginia lawmakers will shift into high gear later today on the issue of teen drivers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your work week started right here, on News 7 Mornin.


[Bush]


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


After the pomp and circumstance of the weekend's inauguration, President Bush plans to spend his first week in office focusing on education.
Teri Okita reports on Bush's first DAY in the White House.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
(


PKG.

(LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE/EAST ROOM)


TRACK: NEW PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH SAYS HE SLEPT PRETTY WELL AFTER SPENDING HIS FIRST NIGHT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN WHAT HAS BECOME A POST-INAUGURATION TRADITION, THE BUSHES OPENED THEIR NEW HOME AND GREETED THE PUBLIC.

SOT: (George Bush) It is such an honor to live here.


TRACK: THE OPEN HOUSE WAS SLATED AS A SOCIAL EVENT, BUT THE PRESIDENT DID GIVE A HINT OF WHAT'S TO COME IN HIS FIRST WEEK ON THE JOB.

SOT: (George Bush) education agenda, swearing-in of staff



(NATSD FULL OF BUSHES SINGING AT CHURCH)



(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL)


TRACK: GEORGE W. BUSHS FIRST FULL DAY AS PRESIDENT BEGAN WITH THE TRADITIONAL INAUGURAL PRAYER SERVICE THE CHURCH PEWS FILLED WITH MEMBERS OF THE BUSH FAMILY, THE CHENEYS, AND HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS.

(Super: Rev. Franklin Graham/
SOT: I pray that God will place his great hand of protection on each

and everyone, and especially on you, Mr. President, and your family.

(NATSD FULL OF INAUGURAL BALL/BUSHES DANCING)


TRACK: THE MORNING PRAYER SERVICE CAME ON THE HEELS OF A LONG NIGHT OF DANCING AT EIGHT INAUGURAL BALLS ACROSS WASHINGTON. THE BUSHES SPENT ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AT EACH EVENT ARRIVING AT THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE MIDNIGHT MUCH EARLIER THAN THEIR PREDECESSORS, THE CLINTONS.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: NOW THAT THE PARTIES ARE OVER, GEORGE BUSH SAYS HE'S EAGER TO GET TO WORK. HE LAUNCHES HIS FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE BY SENDING HIS EDUCATION AGENDA, INCLUDING HIS PROPOSAL FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS, TO CONGRESS.TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
))

[11Econo-Lodge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05; TC 00:14]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]

Authorities say businesses located along an interstate are common targets for criminals. Botetourt County authorities say the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville was hit by two armed robbers over the weekend. Kate Weidaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :08]
[SUPER=01-Warren Craven/"Comfort Inn" Clerk; :56 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Botetourt Co.]

(( Hotels and motels off the Troutville exit of Interstate 81 continue to be a target for armed robberies.

[SOT 2:06]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: IT'S A PRIME SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND DO IT THERE WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO AND GET ON THE INTERSTATE. IT'S JUST LOCATED IN A GOOD AREA FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO OCCUR.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


A clerk told authorities that two black men robbed the Econolodge at gunpoint Saturday night. While no one was hurt, the robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. And since there are no security camera in the Econolodge office, it will now be a challenge for authorities to catch the robbers.

[SOT 1:34]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: HOPEFULLY WORD OF MOUTH OR MAYBE ANOTHER JURISDICTION HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE THING AND WE CAN PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER WITH SOME SUSPECTS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


The Comfort Inn down the street isn't taking any chances after being robbed last summer.

[SOT 7:59]
[INQ=]

((WARREN CRAVEN/FRONT DESK CLERK: WE INSTALLED A CAMERA SYSTEM AND ALSO WE LOCK THE DOORS AT NIGHT AROUND 10 OR 11.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


The Sheriff's Department hopes added patrols to the area and extra security measures taken at local hotels will be enough to keep thieves away. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))


[11Bridal-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-50; ]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Future brides got some planning ideas at the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The Roanoke Valley Bridal Showcase featured just about everything on a wedding party's "to-do" lists - from wedding cakes, to photographers to luxurious limos. Brides to be say it's one stop shopping.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:11:01]
[IN Q=EVERYTHING IS]

((LYNN MONTGOMERY/BRIDE TO BE: EVERYTHING IS HAVE WE CAN TASTE THE FOOD AND DO A HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON AT ONE TIME INSTEAD OF THINKING BACK TO WHO WAS WHO AND WHEN DID WE GO THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Montgomery/Bride To Be]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=when did we go there.]
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[VO-NAT]

The bridal affair wrapped up yesterday afternoon.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news this morning-- the stock market attempts a rally as one Presidential era ends and another one begins..
Here's Renay San Miguel with today's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the first week..]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=San Miguel Marketwatch. com]

((
ONCAM= renay


IT'S THE FIRST WEEK OF THE GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATION... BUT THE LAST WEEK OF THE CLINTON ERA SAW WALL STREET TRYING TO RELIVE ITS RECENT GLORY DAYS. THE MARKETS CAME THROUGH ONE OF THE BUSIEST WEEKS OF EARNINGS SEASON WITH SOME MOMENTUM INTACT AND NO MAJOR SELLOFFS...AND NOW ITS BACK TO THE ALAN GREENSPAN WATCH AS WE CLOSE IN ON YET ANOTHER FED MEETING..
ESS=graphic


FRIDAY DID SEE THE DOW LOSE 90 POINTS..AS WEAKNESS IN FINANCIALS, RETAILERS AND INDUSTRIALS TOOK HOLD...
ONCAM=renay

BUT THERE HAVE BEEN MORE GAINS THAN LOSSES IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS..
ESS=graphic

THE NASDAQ, MEANWHILE, WAS LOOKING AT A MAJOR RALLY EARLY FRIDAY BEFORE LATE SELLING KICKED IN...IT CLOSED UP 2 POINTS AT 2,770.
ONCAM=renay

CHARLES DICKENS WOULD HAVE LOVED THE NASDAQ ON FRIDAY BECAUSE IT TURNED INTO A TALE OF TWO TECH COMPANIES..MICROSOFT AND SUN MICROSYSTEMS..
ESS=graphic

MICROSOFT DID ITS PART TO HELP THE INDEX BY MEETING LOWERED EXPECTATIONS FOR ITS SECOND QUARTER..THE COMPANY ALSO SAID WINDOWS 2000 WAS SELLING BETTER.. SUN MICROSYSTEMS, THE SO-CALLED DOT IN DOT COM..WENT THE OTHER DIRECTION..IT TOO MET EARNINGS ESTIMATES BUT CAME IN LIGHT ON THE SALES SIDE..THE STOCK LOST GROUND..
ONCAM=renay


OTHER TECH COMPANIES THAT MET OR EXCEEDED WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS INCLUDED
ESS=graphic

CANADIAN FIBER OPTIC GIANT NORTEL...AND THE INTERNT'S LEADING AUCTION HOUSE E-BAY..THOSE IN TURN HELPED LIFT OTHER NETWORKING AND WEB COMPANIES..
ESS=cmgi

CMGI, AN INCUBATOR OF INTERNET COMPANIES LIKE LYCOS AND ALTA VISTA, WENT INTO HIBERNATION FRIDAY AS IT WARNED THAT IT WOULD NOT MEET CONSOLIDATED REVENUE TARGETS FOR ITS FISCAL YEAR..
ESS=hd

HOME DEPOT BECAME A FIXER-UPPER FRIDAY AS IT ISSUED A PROIT WARNING..SAYING A SLOWING ECONOMY WAS AFFECTING SALES OF LUMBER AT THE NATION'S TOP HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER..
ONCAM=renay

THERE'S NO RELIEF FROM THE FLOOD OF EARNINGS REPORTS..
THE COMING WEEKS SEES THE LIKES OF AMERICAN EXPRESS, COMPAQ COMPUTER, ELI LILLY, JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, KIMBERLY CLARK, KELLOGG, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND R.J. REYNOLDS.. AND OF COURSE THERE'S A FED MEETING, AS IF THE MARKETS ALREADY DIDN'T KNOW..
ESS=graphic

FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS GO TO CBS DOT MARKEWATCH DOT COM OR AOL KEYWORD MARKETWATCH.

ONCAM=renay

IN NEW YORK, I'M RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CBS MARKETWATCH DOT COM ))
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Now here's an early look at the stock market.

(Kimberly tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Young-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]

Virginia lawmakers are expected to take up the issue of teen drivers again tonight. The Senate Transportation Committee will focus on two bills that would restrict drivers under age 18. One bill would raise the minimum age for both a learner's permit and a drivers license by 6 months. The other bill would prohibit young drivers from carrying more than one underage passenger, with the exception of family members, for the first six months of having a license.







[11460-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-03; 4:16]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Traffic was at a standstill on Route 460 in Bedford County following a single vehicle accident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

State Police say 56-year-old John Hill, of Roanoke, apparently overreacted yesterday afternoon to a milk truck that was changing lanes. Hill reportedly swerved to the right and struck an embankment, flipping his vehicle. Hill and his wife were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital .. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. So far, no charges have been filed.
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[11Chinese-Celebration]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-48; 1:21:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Year of The Snake is officially here.
Last night, a celebration was held in Roanoke to ring in the Chinese New Year.
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[SOT 56:56 - 57:00]
[IN Q=Music...]

((NAT SOUND UP FULL))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=music...]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dancers dressed in traditional and modern Chinese clothing performed dances for a crowd at Virginia Western Community College.. The New Years celebration was based on the ancient tradition of remembering ancestors and repaying debts. Proceeds from the feast and program will benefit children in Roanoke's Chinese sister city. 2001 is known as the year of the Snake.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, should you work out if you're feeling under the weather?
Doctor Dave Hnida has some tips that can help you make that decision in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM HERE'S THE QUESTION OF THE DAY: SHOULD YOU OR SHOULDN'T YOU. WORK OUT WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL WELL?

VT=VO

WELL IN SOME CASES - WHEN YOU'RE UNDER THE WEATHER- A LITTLE EXERCISE CAN BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. BUT OTHER TIMES- A WORKOUT CAN BE A PRESCRIPTION TO DISASTER SINCE EVERYONE - AND EVERY INFECTION IS
DIFFERENT- THERE'S NO ONE SET RULE OVER WHAT YOU SHOULD DO. HOWEVER=

ASIMPLE SET OF GUIDELINES MAY HELP YOU DECIDE WE CALL IT THE RULE OF THE NECK:YOU DIVIDE YOUR SYMPTOMS INTO THOSE ABOVE THE NECK- AND THOSE BELOW THE NECK. NOW IF YOU DON'T FEEL TOO BAD- AND ALL YOU'VE GOT IS SAY- A STUFFY HEAD, RUNNY NOSE.. OR A SCRATCHY THROAT- A LITTLE WORKOUT MIGHT BE OK. BUT IF YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE MAINLY BELOW THE NECK- LIKE FEVER- MUSCLE ACHES, A COUGH- OR AN UPSET STOMACH- YOU NEED TO STAY ON THE SIDELINES. WORKING OUT WILL MAKE YOU WORSE! NOW- IF YOU DO DECIDE THAT THINGS AREN'T SO BAD- AND EXERCISE SHOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM, YOU STILL DON'T WANT TO GO FULL SPEED.TAKE IT SLOW AT FIRST- HALF SPEED WITH SAY SOME STRETCHING- A WALK- OR A SWIM- IF AFTER ABOUT 10 -15 MINUTES- IF YOUR HEAD CLEARS, YOU'RE SET.
ON CAM IF IT DOESN'T- YOUR BODY IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING- AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO LISTEN. I'M 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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The parties are over-- now it's time to get to work.
President Bush tells his White House visitors he plans to focus on education during his first week in office.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


It appears that criminals are targeting some businesses located along Interstate 81. Over the weekend, Botetourt County authorities say the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville was hit by two armed robbers.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And one of Lynchburg's oldest homes is about to begin a new life as a museum.
Historic Sandusky, Incorporated is a newly- formed, non- profit group that's buying the mansion.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, January 22nd .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Bush]


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


President Bush says he can't wait to get started.
Bush begins his first week in office sending his education agenda, including his proposal for school vouchers, to Congress. Later this week, Bush will swear in Education Secretary Rod Paige.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Yesterday, in a post- inauguration tradition, the Bushes opened their new home and greeted the public.
The President also gave a preview of his itinerary for the next few days.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:24 ]
[IN Q=Education will be]

((EDUCATION WILL BE A PRIORITY, OF COURSE, SWEARING IN MY STAFF WILL BE A PRIORITY, WORKING WITH MANY PEOPLE ON THE HILL FROM BOTH PARTIES WILL BE A PRIORITY.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=be a priority. (triple out!)]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


His first full day as President began with the traditional inaugural prayer service after a long night dancing at eight inaugural balls .
(------------)


[Carruth]


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


Former pro- football player Rae Carruth will NOT face the death penalty.
Now, he's trying to avoid prison all together.
Today Carruth and his attorney will ask a Charlotte court to throw out his conviction on a murder conspiracy charge.
Jurors found Carruth guilty of plotting to kill his pregnant girlfriend in 19-99.
But the ex- Carolina Panther was acquitted of first- degree murder, for which he could have been executed.
He now faces up to 25 years in prison.

[2-11Econo-Lodge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05; TC 00:14]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


Some businesses located along Interstate 81 have become a common targets for criminals. Over the weekend, Botetourt County authorities say the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville was hit by two armed robbers.
Authorities and hotel managers are making some changes to avoid future robberies.
Kate Weidaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :08]
[SUPER=01-Warren Craven/"Comfort Inn" Clerk; :56 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Botetourt Co.]

(( Hotels and motels off the Troutville exit of Interstate 81 continue to be a target for armed robberies.

[SOT 2:06]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: IT'S A PRIME SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND DO IT THERE WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO AND GET ON THE INTERSTATE. IT'S JUST LOCATED IN A GOOD AREA FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO OCCUR.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


A clerk told authorities that two black men robbed the Econolodge at gunpoint Saturday night. While no one was hurt, the robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. And since there are no security camera in the Econolodge office, it will now be a challenge for authorities to catch the robbers.

[SOT 1:34]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: HOPEFULLY WORD OF MOUTH OR MAYBE ANOTHER JURISDICTION HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE THING AND WE CAN PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER WITH SOME SUSPECTS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


The Comfort Inn down the street isn't taking any chances after being robbed last summer.

[SOT 7:59]
[INQ=]

((WARREN CRAVEN/FRONT DESK CLERK: WE INSTALLED A CAMERA SYSTEM AND ALSO WE LOCK THE DOORS AT NIGHT AROUND 10 OR 11.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


The Sheriff's Department hopes added patrols to the area and extra security measures taken at local hotels will be enough to keep thieves away. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))


[11Sandusky-House]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-51; 1:11:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

One of the Lynchburg's OLDEST homes is about to become one of its NEWEST museums.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the sale of the historic Sandusky mansion.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Built in 1808]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Louise Adkinson/House Owner; :32]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Houck/Historic Sandusky, Inc.; :57]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Lynchburg Museum Director; 1:50]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 2:01]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Built in 1808, it was one of the first brick homes in the area that's still standing.
Over the years, Lynchburg has grown up around it, but Sandusky looks much the way it did 150 years ago.
[natsot 11:08:34]

((LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT TIMBER..))
[RUNS= 02]


Few people appreciate the history of Sandusky more than its current resident, Louise Adkinson.
Adkinson and her husband bought the home fifty years ago, and have maintained it over the years with an eye towards its historical value.
With her husband gone, the house is too much for Adkinson to handle alone.
[SOT 10:20:17]

((LOUISE ADKINSON/HOME OWNER: I HATE IT.. IT'S GOING TO KILL ME TO LEAVE, BUT I SEE IT'S TIME AND IF OTHER PEOPLE CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=can do it.]


Making the transition less painful is knowing the property is going to good hands.
Historic Sandusky Incorporated is a newly- formed, non- profit group that's buying the house from Adkinson with an eye towards turning it into a museum.
[SOT 16:12:30]

((DR. PETER HOUCK/HISTORIC SANDUSKY INC.: IN MY OPINION IT WILL BE LIKE POPLAR FOREST AND POINT OF HONOR, IT WILL BE ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS OF HISTORY IN LYNCHBURG. PEOPLE WHO COME TO THIS AREA WILL TOUR IT ALONG WITH OTHER PLACES LIKE THE CONFEDERATE CEMETERY AND PLACES LIKE THAT AS ONE OF THE IMPORTANT PLACES TO SEE WHEN THEY COME TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
[RUNS= 22]
[OUT Q=to central Virginia.]


Sandusky represents an important chapter in Lynchburg's history.
During the Battle of Lynchburg, Union General David Hunter used the home as his headquarters.. two future presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley were on his staff and most likely stayed here.
Soldiers also cut a hole in the roof to post a lookout.. the trap door can still be seen, and the ladder reaching it inside remains unchanged.
Telling the story of that battle and of Lynchburg's place in the Confederacy will be much easier with Sandusky open to the public.
[SOT 15:45:38]

((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: SO IT WILL MAKE IT MUCH EASIER FOR US TO TALK ABOUT IT SO VISITORS CAN BE THERE AND IN A SENSE, BE AT THE BATTLE, BE WHERE THESE EVENTS OCCURRED.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=events occurred.]


Sale of the home will be finalized in March.
Officials hope to re- open it as a museum within a year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[Oil-Spill]


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


Ecologists fear a major environmental disaster in the Galapagos Islands..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galapagos Islands;]


A tanker carrying 243- thousand gallons of oil ran aground last week.
The tanker, "Jessica", began leaking diesel oil Friday into a bay, threatening a rare marine species.
Much of the Galapagos Islands are considered a fragile ecological treasure.
Authorities blame the incident on a navigational error.
Members of the U-S Coast Guard's pollution response National Strike Force headed to the easternmost island on Saturday to clean up the spill.
(------------)


[2-11Young-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]

Teen drivers will again be in the spotlight in Richmond tonight. The Senate Transportation Committee will focus on two bills that would restrict drivers under age 18. One bill would raise the minimum age for both a learner's permit and a drivers license by 6 months. The other bill would prohibit young drivers from carrying more than one underage passenger, with the exception of family members, for the first six months of having a license.







[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Some News 7 viewers were not happy with the way we handled Michael Vick's decision to leave Virginia Tech for the N-F-L. But this week we heard from viewers who say our stories on Vick scored some points with them. Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=Animation Close]

((A viewer from Roanoke [Tonlya Bowden] said:
"I was very pleased with the coverage you gave to the announcement of Michael Vick signing to go to the pros...This was good news about a young man making an important life decision that is not only positive for him, but also for Virginia Tech and the state. Keep up the good work. Important news is not just bad news."
Similar sentiments came from a viewer in Appomattox [Kyle Martin].
"I do agree that the special report was going a little far but I also think we should celebrate such talent in our area. Any player as good as Vick would get this kind of attention. I guess some people are just jealous. I know UVA fans are."
The mailing address for News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address: news@wdbj7.com.
And our home page, wdbj7.com, has an online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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


We'll have another look at today's top local stories in just a moment... [TAKE FS School TOUCH]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


But first we have a couple of school announcements to pass along......

(adlib)
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

It appears hotels and motels off the Troutville exit of Interstate 81 continue to be a target for armed robberies.
Botetourt County authorities say the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville was hit by two armed robbers over the weekend.
Authorities and hotel managers are making some changes to avoid future robberies. The Botetourt Sheriff's Department has added patrols to the area and local hotels are taking extra security measures.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A celebration was held in Roanoke to ring in the Chinese New Year.
Dancers dressed in traditional and modern Chinese clothing and performed dances for a crowd at Virginia Western Community College.. 2001 is known as the year of the Snake.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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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=He took]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]