[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Colorado authorities have located and surrounded the last two Texas fugitives.
After hours of negotiating, the men say they're ready to talk-- in a televised interview.
We'll have the latest.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Montgomery County man dies in a trailer fire.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[Texas-Escapees]


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


In breaking national news this morning--
Authorities in Colorado have found what they've been looking for, the two remaining Texas prison escapees.
The fugitives are holed up at a Holiday Inn in Colorado Springs, just a couple of blocks from where their van was discovered yesterday.
Police have the hotel surrounded, and are negotiating with the armed men.
These are the last two of the infamous "Texas Seven", who escaped from a Texas prison six weeks ago.
Authorities captured four of them on Monday...A fifth committed suicide.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman says the two remaining fugitives are asking for a local reporter to speak with them.


With the very latest on the situation, here's Chris Lawrence.
[LIVE=Newspath /FULL]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Colorado Springs;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Colorado Springs, CO;]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Skip Arms/Colorado Springs Police Dept.;]
[SUPER=01-Greg Beckwith/Hotel Guest;]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Changing their appearance.]

(( Information: ((INSERT SCRIPT))
Locator: Colorado Springs, CO
The search is over this morning for the Texas 7. The two remaining fugitives.... convicted rapist Patrick Murphy Junior and convicted robber Donald Newbury were found holed up at a motel in Colorado...just two blocks from where their van was located yesterday. They've been on the run since mid December when they broke out of a Texas prison.

SOT: LT. SKIP ARMS/COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE DEPT.



(nat)

The hotel is just 20 miles from where four other inmates were caught earlier this week...and a fifth --shot himself to death.

SOT: GREG BECKWITH/HOTEL GUEST


The four inmates already in custody will appear before a Colorado court later this week. They face extradition to Texas where they ll be charged with the Christmas Eve slaying of a police officer.
It s believed the so-called -- Texas Seven had been in Colorado since earlier this month --laying low and trying to fit in....managing to allude authorities by changing their appearance. ))
[LIVE=Newspath /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Colorado Springs;]







[Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



A man was found dead after a trailer fire in Montgomery County this morning.
Authorities responded to the fire at 2761 Jim Meadows Road just after midnight.
Firefighters found the body of 56 year old Earl Steven Price shortly after they arrived.
Authorities say the fire does not appear to be suspicious, but they are investigating.


[11NS-Restructuring]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC2:01:28]
[GRAPHIC=NS Restructing]



Many people connected with Norfolk Southern are worried after a hearing there will be major changes at the railroad.
Not only workers, but stockholders and companies that rely on N-S that could be affected by yesterday's news.
N-S will cut thousands of jobs- and reduce dividends over the next twelve months.
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[VO-NAT]

[PRE PRO PAGE 1]
One-thousand to two-thousand jobs are expected to go.
N-S will also reduce dividends by 70 percent, sell 12-thousand freight cars, eliminate or sell off 11 percent of its track, AND cut 10 underutilized facilities.
Union leader Tom McCoy says he's never seen the railroad make cutbacks like this. [tc:01:09:18]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our region is only]

((T.R. MCCOY: OUR REGION IS ONLY GOING TO RECEIVE 13 MILES OF NEW RAIL NEXT YEAR. THE ENTIRE REGION. SO WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THIS REGION, THAT'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF RAIL.))
[SUPER=01-T. R. McCoy/BMWE Union President]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=lot of rail.]
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[VO-NAT]


Analysts say the cutbacks are likely a result of trouble with the "N-S- Conrail" merger, in combination with a slowing economy.
Still, they say, the restructuring may be what the company needs to get back on track.
(/////////SOT//////////)

[tc:01:02:46]
[IN Q=I think investors]

((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON: I THINK INVESTORS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLAN FROM THE COMPANY, WAITING FOR SOME KIND OF TURN AROUND NEWS. AND I THINK WE SEE THAT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Gottstein/Legg Mason Analyst;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=see that here.]
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[VO-NAT]


No word yet on which divisions and employees will be affected.
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[11City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-04]
[GRAPHIC=Education]

Roanoke City School teachers salaries could fall below the national average. A three-percent pay raise in the next fiscal year is needed to maintain the national norm. But an updated general fund budget shows only a one-point-one percent raise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The newest budget is an improvement over the one proposed last month, which didn't contain ANY money for teacher raises, although a 3-percent raise was included in the unfunded portion. But changes in the amount of money being provided by the state and city HAS provided the school system with an additional 875-thousand dollars - enough to fund the one-percent raise. Superintendent Wayne Harris hopes more money will be made available within the next month.
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[SOT @ 42:17 - 42:27]
[IN Q=If we receive...]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IF WE RECEIVE ADDITIONAL REVENUES I WILL PUT ALL THAT MONEY TOWARDS INCREASES IN SALARIES FOR EMPLOYEES...RIGHT NOW THAT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=look good.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Harris worries the small raise might drive some teachers to other districts. The School Board will hold another work session next month, before they finalize the budget.
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[11Hollingsworth]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC38:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The head coach of Danville's high school basketball team is in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/July 10]


A grand jury indicted 42-year old Ronald Hollingsworth, seen here on the right, for taking indecent liberties with a female student under the age of 18.
Police say the incident happened on January Second during a school activity at the coach's home.
Hollingsworth became head coach at George Washington High School in July.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Hollingsworth is free after posting a ten thousand dollar bond.
Danville's school superintendent put him on administrative leave.

[11Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=500-15]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

A Roanoke man is accused of shooting and killing his boss Monday night following an argument. Police say 50- year old Mark David Stroud was shot in the head, neck and back with a weapon similar to an A-K 47. Stroud owned a local tree trimming business.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

His employee... 43- year old Neil Anthony Spencer is charged with murder and is being held in the Roanoke city jail without bond.
(------------)
[anchor=Shannon]
[ss=HOLD]

After the shooting, police say Spencer and the victim's girlfriend hid the gun and told police Stroud committed suicide. Authorities say the pair eventually told them where the gun was located.

[11Pulaski-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:46:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pulaski County Supervisors want an apology from Governor Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month; ]


Last month, Gilmore lashed out at the supervisors for raising the property tax rate after he worked to cut the car tax.
He urged taxpayers to vote the supervisors out of office.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Pulaski County Supervisor Charles Cook says Gilmore was out of line.
He and his fellow supervisors -- 4 Democrats and one Republican -- are sending a resolution to Gilmore, demanding an apology.
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[SOT 4:06:29 - :45]
[IN Q=We took it]

((CHARLES COOK: WE TOOK IT AS A DIRECT SLAM ON OUR ACTIONS. IF YOU CHECK THE RECORDS, PULASKI CO. HAS ACTED VERY RESPONSIBLY AS FAR AS THE TAXES AND HOW WE APPLY THEM. AND THE TAXES FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Cook/Pulaski Co. Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=the last 20 years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last summer, supervisors voted to raise the property tax 50-cents cents on every 100 dollars of property. They say it was the first increase in 25 years -- intended to fund school and road improvements.
The move had no opposition then, but raised a ruckus when people opened their tax bills.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The resolution goes to Gilmore this week.
It also calls for him to reinstate funds for a training center that he promised more than a year ago.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, patients should take drugs known as statins after a heart attack.

Doctor Dave Hnida explains 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=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM GIVING DRUGS TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL SHOULD BE AUTOMATIC WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING HEART ATTACK PATIENTS. THATS ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY IN THE JAMA THAT FINDS WHEN WE GIVE DRUGS KNOWN AS STATINS- AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER A HEART ATTACK- PATIENTS HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVING THAT HEART ATTACK -ESPECIALLY IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS AFTER THAT ATTACK.

VT=VO

ONE OF THE LARGEST STUDIES EVER ON BREAST-FEEDING CONFIRMS WHAT WE DOCTORS AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG TIME: BREAST IS BEST. THE STUDY IS ALSO IN THE JAMA AND LOOKED AT MORE THAN 16 THOUSAND INFANTS. IT FOUND THOSE BABIES WHO WERE BREAST FED WERE MUCH LESS LIKELY TO HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES, ALLERGIC RASHES, AND STOMACH PROBLEMS.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- A DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH MAY NOT BE A DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH. THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION SAYS RED WINE IS NOTHING MAGIC WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING YOUR HEART. THE ASSOCIATION SAYS WE DOCTORS SHOULD BE RECOMMENDING TRIED AND TRUE HEART SAVERS SUCH AS EXERCISE- SO HERES THE ADVICE - GO EXERCISE- AND THEN MAYBE HAVE A NICE GLASS OF RED WINE WITH DINNER.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. 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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The last two members of the "Texas Seven" are holed up in a Holiday Inn in Colorado Springs.
Police negotiations have gone on for HOURS...the pair has asked to speak with a local T-V news anchor.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


More job cuts are coming down the line at Norfolk Southern.
The company will cut between one and two thousand jobs- and reduce dividends over the next twelve months.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the House will again take up the issue today over whether new judges should submit to criminal background checks.
Some Democrats, meanwhile, say finger-printing potential judges would be demeaning.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, January 24th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Texas-Escapees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


The manhunt is over-- The two remaining Texas escapees are in custody this morning.
Authorities found the pair, hiding out in a Holiday Inn in Colorado Springs.
The motel is just a couple of blocks away from where their van was located yesterday.
Patrick Murphy, Junior and Donald Newbury were part of the notorious gang, the "Texas Seven" that broke out of prison in mid- December.
Meanwhile, four other members of the "Texas Seven" were caught on Monday-- a fifth took his own life during a police standoff.
We go to Chris Lawrence now, who's in Colorado Springs with an update.
[LIVE=Newspath/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Colorado Springs;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Colorado Springs, CO;]
[SUPER=01-Skip Arms/Colorado Springs Police Dept.;]
[SUPER=01-Greg Beckwith/Hotel Guest;]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Changing their appearance.]

((Locator: Colorado Springs, CO
The search is over this morning for the Texas 7. The two remaining fugitives.... convicted rapist Patrick Murphy Junior and convicted robber Donald Newbury were found holed up at a motel in Colorado...just two blocks from where their van was located yesterday. They've been on the run since mid December when they broke out of a Texas prison.

SOT: LT. SKIP ARMS/COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE DEPT.



(nat)

The hotel is just 20 miles from where four other inmates were caught earlier this week...and a fifth --shot himself to death.

SOT: GREG BECKWITH/HOTEL GUEST


The four inmates already in custody will appear before a Colorado court later this week. They face extradition to Texas where they ll be charged with the Christmas Eve slaying of a police officer.
It s believed the so-called -- Texas Seven had been in Colorado since earlier this month --laying low and trying to fit in....managing to allude authorities by changing their appearance. ))

[LIVE=NEWSPATH /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Colorado Springs;]






[2-11NS-Restructuring]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC2:01:28]
[GRAPHIC=NS Restructing]


Norfolk Southern has announced major changes at the railroad.
Many people are worried after hearing yesterday's news.
It's not only workers, but stockholders and companies that rely on N-S that could be affected.
N-S will cut thousands of jobs- and reduce dividends over the next twelve months.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[PRE PRO PAGE 1]
One-thousand to two-thousand jobs are expected to go.
N-S will also reduce dividends by 70 percent, sell 12-thousand freight cars, eliminate or sell off 11 percent of its track, AND cut 10 underutilized facilities.
Union leader Tom McCoy says he's never seen the railroad make cutbacks like this. [tc:01:09:18]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our region is only]

((T.R. MCCOY: OUR REGION IS ONLY GOING TO RECEIVE 13 MILES OF NEW RAIL NEXT YEAR. THE ENTIRE REGION. SO WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THIS REGION, THAT'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF RAIL.))
[SUPER=01-T. R. McCoy/BMWE Union President]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=lot of rail.]
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[VO-NAT]


Analysts say the cutbacks are likely a result of trouble with the "N-S- Conrail" merger, in combination with a slowing economy.
Still, they say, the restructuring may be what the company needs to get back on track.
(/////////SOT//////////)

[tc:01:02:46]
[IN Q=I think investors]

((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON: I THINK INVESTORS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLAN FROM THE COMPANY, WAITING FOR SOME KIND OF TURN AROUND NEWS. AND I THINK WE SEE THAT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Gottstein/Legg Mason Analyst;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=see that here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


No word yet on which divisions and employees will be affected.
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[11React-NS]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:24:45]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern Restructuring]


The N-S news is a disappointment for community leaders, but it wasn't a suprise for those who've been following the railroad- and its recent troubles.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The announcement has some families who may be affected by a new round of lay-offs worried.
But elected officials, and economic development experts say they've seen it coming.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:20]
[IN Q=This is just more bad news]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THIS IS JUST MORE BAD NEWS FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. LAST YEAR, IT WAS MARTINSVILLE HENRY COUNTY AREA. WE DID HAVE SOME LAYOFFS AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN, BUT IT APPEARS THAT IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, WE'LL HAVE TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF SOME OF THESE CUTS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=some of these cuts.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The railroad's dominance of the local economy is a thing of the past.
Economic development officials say the latest restructuring shows the importance of a diversified local economy.


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[6-Background-Checks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:04:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The House will again take up the issue today over whether new judges should submit to criminal background checks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Lynchburg Republican Kathy Byron says she's sponsoring the bill because her constituents thought judges already were checked out.
But some Democrats say fingerprinting potential judges would be demeaning.
Chip Woodrum says President Bush's 24 year old drunk driving arrest is a perfect example that criminal records will come to light anyway.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:50:27]
[IN Q=You done]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: YOU DONE SOMETHING, IT'S GONNA BUBBLE UP... TRUST ME ON THAT. IF THEY KNOW SOMETHING ON IT, THEY'RE GONNA GET YOU FOR IT.))
[SOT HOUSE 02:50:09]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IT WAS ONLY IN THE 11TH HOUR THAT THIS ISSUE BUBBLED UP, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THAT THE GENTLEMAN AND I AGREE THAT IT SHOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS SOMETHING THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROBABLY DID NEED TO KNOW.))
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :17]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=need to know.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Delegate Byron's bill ran into trouble when Democrats tried to make it apply to all judges, NOT just new ones.


[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush hopes Congress gives his education plan a passing grade--
He's meeting with two top Congressional Democrats today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Yesterday Bush submitted his education package, with includes reading programs, after- school care, teacher training, and testing requirements.
The multi- billion- dollar plan also includes the controversial provision for school vouchers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:05:35 ]
[IN Q=I believe]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Presidential priority.]
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[VO-NAT]


Seeking Democratic support for the package, Bush promised more help to failing public schools before shifting federal funds to private schools.
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[Super Bowl Media]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Super Bowl 35]



IT'S BECOMING A SUPERBOWL EVENT ALMOST BIGGER THAN THE GAME ITSELF-- A DAY WHEN ALL THE PLAYERS OF BOTH TEAMS POUR OUT ONTO THE FIELD AND MINGLE, KIBBITZ, CHAT AND CLOWN AROUND WITH REPORTERS, MOST OF WHOM ARE GIDDY OVER JUST BEING THERE. GRETCHEN CARLSON REPORTS FROM TAMPA.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you have]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Rosenthal/NY Giants;]
[SUPER=01-George Bribiesca/Mexican TV Reporter;]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Superbowl in Tampa]

(( If you've ever been to a rock concert, you have a pretty good idea of what its like to be at the Superbowl on Media Day. You wait outside with hundreds of other people...

(NAT)

come over here!
...and when the gates finally open...

(NAT - 10:33:52)

Thanks sir!
...everyone pours in. The main event is right through this tunnel the players.

(NAT - Collins, etc Ravens quick hits)



(STAND-UP) Gretchen Carlson Reporting

Theres no doubt who the star players are here. They have all the reporters around them. But then theres the guys up here sitting in the stands.

(SOT - 11:14:40)

Im just hanging out socializing!
In football talk theyre known as the benchwarmers the second string guys maybe even third

(SOT )
(So do you guys get a lot of playing time?) No I dont.


But no complaints here. Some just tape their own Superbowl memories.

(SOT) Mike Rosenthal/NY Giants

You never know when you are going to get back.
The football frenzy attracts an international crowd too.

(SOT)

I am George X from Televisa!
This reporter from Mexico City usually covers bungee jumping and sky diving hes now assigned football.

(SOT) George Bribiesca/Mexican TV Reporter

I like football, I follow the games, but Im not an analyst.
Even celebrities like Survivors Gervase is here, just before the next round of the show kicks off the same day as the Superbowl.

(SOT)
(Any inside scoop on whose going to win?) I was going to ask you the

same question!
As the clock ticks down, the final questions are asked and just like a game the time runs out on media day. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, at the Superbowl in Tampa.))

[3-Texas-Escapees]


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


Colorado authorities have the remaining two members of the "Texas Seven" in custody.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Colorado Springs, CO;]

The last two of the seven Texas prison escapees were captured peacefully this morning at a hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rapist Patrick Murphy Junior and robber Donald Newbury were allowed to make statements by phone to local K-K-T-V anchorman Eric Singer before giving up.
(------------)
[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]

The men spoke for five minutes each before walking out this morning.Murphy, Newbury and five other dangerous convicts escaped December 13th from a South Texas prison. Four were arrested Monday in nearby Woodland Park, while a fifth killed himself as authorities closed in.

[6Child-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:14:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are still calling the death of a four year old Pittsylvania County boy suspicous.
An autopsy conducted yesterday found no sign of natural causes in the boy's death. But investigators say it'll take further study before there's a ruling
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The body of four year old Matthew Giusto was found by his mother Sunday afternoon.
The child lived with his mother and her boyfriend. He was last seen alive Saturday night.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :05:50:03]
[IN Q=We're still going to handle]

((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE'RE STILL GOING TO HANDLE AS A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME INTERVIEWS AND DO SOME FOLLOW-UPS WITH PEOPLE AND SEE WHERE THE LEADS WILL TAKE US.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=will take us]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The medical examiner could not determine the exact cause of death.



[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:24:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Lynchburg businesses would be affected if a new courthouse and post office are built.
Federal officials say they need a bigger, more secure federal court.. and the postal service says IT needs room to expand.
But plans to build a new federal complex could mean some long-time downtown businesses would have to move.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Business owners]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Bryant/Business Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Clark/Business Owner; :27]
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Acting City Manager; :53]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Business owners in the 1100 block of Lynchburg's Main Street had heard the rumors for a year, but now it's apparent that getting a new courthouse and post office means THEY'LL be filling out change of address cards.
[SOT 17:46:28 natsot bite]

((RICHARD BRYANT/BUSINESS OWNER: IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE HAD SOME SORT OF AN IDEA OF WHEN A DECISION'S GOING TO BE MADE, SO WE CAN HAVE AN IDEA OF WHEN WE NEED TO START LOOKING FOR A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR BUSINESS.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=for our business.]
[SOT 18:02:25]

((JEFF CLARK/BUSINESS OWNER: WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING YET. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE WHETHER THEY CAN ACTUALLY COME IN THERE HEAVY- HANDED AND MAKE US MOVE OR NOT, WE DON'T KNOW.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=we don't know.]


Federal officials provided just a bare- bones outline of their proposal to city council Tuesday.
Plans call for closing the current downtown post office and another at Miller Park.
A new facility and a new federal courthouse would then take up this entire square block between Main and Church Streets.
[SOT 17:57:23]

((WALTER ERWIN/ACTING CITY MANAGER: THEY ARE VERY CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT TRYING TO DESIGN A PROJECT THAT WOULD FIT WITHIN THE CITY, THAT WILL ENHANCE THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND WILL BE SOMETHING TO ANCHOR THAT END OF DOWNTOWN.))
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[Standup ] ((Officials say they should know in the next four or five months whether this project will even be financially feasible.. and that's when local business owners will find out whether they need to start looking for a new home. If it does happen, officials hope to break ground this winter and have both the courthouse and post office open for business by the summer of 2003. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A man was found dead after a trailer fire in Montgomery County this morning.
Authorities responded to the fire at 2761 Jim Meadows Road just after midnight.
Firefighters found the body of 56 year old Earl Steven Price shortly after they arrived.
Authorities say the fire does not appear to be suspicious, but they are investigating.
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Norfolk Southern has announced it will cut thousands of jobs and reduce dividends over the next twelve months.


Analysts say the restructuring may be what the company needs to get back on track.
No word yet on which divisions and employees will be affected.

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Roanoke City School Board's updated general fund budget shows only a one-point-one percent raise for teachers. However, a three-percent pay raise in the next fiscal year is needed to maintain the national norm.
Superintendent Wayne Harris hopes more money will be made available within the next month. The School Board will hold another work session next month, before they finalize the budget.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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