[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke city school officials want to snuff out smoking among teenagers-- on and OFF school property.
The school board says the sight of students smoking in public presents a negative image.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And some big changes are in store for customers at Roanoke's Valley View Mall.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned for all that and more, on News 7 Mornin.

[11PH-Smokers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It's illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to posses tobacco products. So why are some underage high school students allowed to loiter near school grounds with lit cigarettes in their hands? That's a question raised by some Roanoke City school board members. Meredyth Censullo went looking for answers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Roanoke City School Board;:14]
[SUPER=01-Doris Ennis/Patrick Henry Principal;1:07]
[SUPER=@Meredyth2;1:25]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=news 7 Roanoke.]

((The library is a popular place for these Patrick Henry high school students, before and after school. The problem - some of the underage students are checking out Marlboros, not Moby Dick.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ HARRIS TAPE @ 46:28 - 46:38]
[IN Q=And so just...]

((AND SO JUST LIKE WE WOULD WANNA CRACK DOWN ON KIDS DRINKING IN PUBLIC, I WOULD HOPE WE'D WANNA CRACK DOWN ON KIDS SMOKING IN PUBLIC.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=smoking in public.]


The teens who hang out here - off school grounds - are coming under fire from some board members who say not only is underage smoking illegal, it presents a bad image of P-H. Students see it differently.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alot of my...]

((@ 1:02:09 - 1:02:11 A LOT OF MY FRIENDS SMOKE AND I USED TO BUT...)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((@1:02:39 - 1:02:46 WE JUST HANG OUT, HAVE FUN, WAIT FOR PEOPLE'S RIDES...SEE FRIENDS WE DON'T GET TO SEE DURING SCHOOL.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=during school.]



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[SOT @ 52:06 - 52:10]
[IN Q=Its not...]

((ITS NOT SURPRISING...WE WANT THE PROBLEM STOPPED.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=problem stopped.]


P-H Principal Doris Ennis agrees more needs to be done to get these kids to kick their habits. But she says school resource officers - who patrol the packs of students even off school property - are stretched thin.
Ennis wants more officers in the classroom.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Then the resource...]

((DORIS ENNIS/PHHS PRINCIPAL: THEN THE RESOURCE OFFICER WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ONE ON ONE CONTACT WITH STUDENTS OTHER THAN WHEN THE STUDENT IS ENGAGED IN THE ACTIVITY - ANOTHER SETTING.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=another setting.]


But police say though they've tried to control the problem, prevention lies in schools' hands, and they don't plan to supply more officers to P-H. So Ennis plans to stiffen the consequences for repeat offenders - even those seen smoking off school property .. and can only hope it helps put out the problem. Meredyth Censullo, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Vision-2001]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Committees have been working since last Fall, and tonight they'll offer Roanokers a first look at their vision for the city's future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Vision 2001 is an effort to update Roanoke's comprehensive plan... and a half-dozen committees have been meeting to discuss issues such as education, economic development, and the environment.
Committee members and city leaders are hoping for a large turnout, and some constructive feedback at tonight's public meeting.
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[SOT FROM COLLEGE DAYS TAPE 19:03:20]
[IN Q=And I hope that people will begin]

((AND I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO THINK MORE STRATEGICALLY ABOUT THE CITY AND DO SOME MORE LONG RANGE PLANNING AND I HOPE PEOPLE WILL COME OUT TO THAT AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=come out to that as well.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Vision -2001 meeting will be held tonight at Woodrow Wilson Middle School from Seven to Nine P-M.

[11NS-earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:32:19]
[GRAPHIC=NS EArnings Up]


Norfolk Southern's earnings numbers are out and things seem to be looking up for the railroad-- at least at first glance.
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[VO-NAT]
[PRE PRO of #'s]


Norfolk Southern's net income was up from 31 million to 44 million dollars from the last quarter of 1999. [END PRE PRO]
But the company still plans to cut nearly six percent of its workforce and sell thousands of miles of track to cut costs over the next 12 months.
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[tc:: 20:09:04]
[IN Q= We want to]

((DAVID GOODE: WE WANT TO RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO GIVE YOU SPECIFIC TARGETS, INSTEAD WE WILL TRY TO ANNOUNCE TO YOU THE SAVINGS THAT WE SEE THE SPECIFICS EARLY IN THE QUARTER.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=in the quarter.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says a slowing economy and high fuel prices are to blame for the cutbacks.
Union leaders still blame the Conrail merger.
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[11Valley-View]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:06:01]
[GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall]


One store at Valley View Mall is closing today, but that's not the only change you'll notice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Six leases are awaiting signatures so new stores could appear at any time.
Belk is expanding and will finish construction by November.
Hechts will fill the upper level of the old Montgomery Ward.
The Mall is readying the bottom floor for a new tenant.
Matthew's Hallmark is set to close today. The other Hallmark at Valley View will stay open.
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[6-Radford-Ford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:23:53]
[GRAPHIC=FORD]


A Radford car dealership has closed shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


The Ford Motor Company closed Radford Ford yesterday, telling employees to clean out their desks.
A company spokesman says it's because the dealership was failing financially.
The company says it has no plans to keep the dealership open.
It began removing cars off the lot yesterday afternoon.
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[CA-Power]


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


California's electricity is up for bid--
Governor Gray Davis says the state has received 39 bids from power companies.
The companies bid on long- term contracts to lock in prices for power over the next few years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]


State officials are desperately trying to find power at reasonable prices.
The average bid was six-point-nine cents per kilowatt hour.
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[SOT 3:05:44 ]
[IN Q=Again, I want]

((GOV. GRAY DAVIS/D- CALIFORNIA: AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK THE BI- PARTISAN TEAM BEHIND ME. WE ARE TIED AT THE HIP. WE ARE KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON, ASSURING PEOPLE PRICES WILL BE AFFORDABLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=will be affordable.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


Meanwhile, many consumers are voicing their outrage over the rise in power rates.
One group delivered 5-thousand signatures to Governor's office.
A chief consumers' lobbyist is questioning how the Governor is handling the situation.
He says by writing a blank check, the state is allowing power companies to get whatever they want.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news--
Financial analysts predict Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan will give at least a qualified endorsement of President Bush's tax cut plan.
Greenspan testifies for the Senate Budge Committee today.
Alexis Christoforous has more in today's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Christoforous, CBS News, Marketwatch.]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Here's an early look at the stock market.


(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Bedford-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:15:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after police say he brutally attacked a woman in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]


35-year old Edward Jonathan Cash was arrested Monday in a home near Vinton.
Police say he raped, sodomized and tried to choke to death a 60- year- old family member there.
Cash had been living at the home since his parole January 11th.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


He was released after serving 17 years on an abduction and sexual battery conviction.

[11Blood-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC2:02:40]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Supply]


A blood drive will be held at Virginia Tech today.
One blood donation can save as many as four lives.
But only five percent of the population donates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's a concern for hospitals because the demand for blood is growing.
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[SOT2:42:13]
[IN Q=There is a concern that as we ]

((DR. ALFRED CAMPBELL/CARILION BLOOD BANK: THERE IS A CONCERN THAT AS WE INCREASE OUR USAGE AND WE'RE NOT ABLE TO INCREASE THE DONOR BASE THERE WILL BE A PROBLEM. AND THEN WE WOULD RUN SHORT OF BLOOD AND THEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS WE'LL IDENTIFY THOSE PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS TO LET THEM KNOW WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THE SURGERY AVAILABLE TO US))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Alfred Campbell/Carilion Blood Bank]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=to us]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Red Cross is the only supplier of blood for Carilion - it also serves dozens of other hospitals in the area.
The Red Cross would like to have 3-day supply.
But right now, the reserve is down to only a half-day supply.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One the biggest blood drives of the year will be held today in the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech from 10 a-m to 4 p-m.

[Smoking-Ban]


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


The Big Apple is becoming less friendly to smokers--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


New York City joins a handful of states, including California and Vermont, with the toughest anti- smoking laws anywhere.
New York's city council announced legislation to expand the Smoke- Free Air Act, which bans smoking in the bar areas of restaurants and taverns.
Not every restaurant and bar owner OPPOSED the smoking ban.
One high- profile owner endorses the bill.
One exception to the ban would be cigar bars, which will still operate under the Private Club Provision.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, radiation may be more effective in opening blocked arteries.
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=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM ONE OF THE MOST COMMON WAYS TO OPEN UP BLOCKED HEART ARTERIES IS WITH BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY- BUT THE PROCEDURE HAS ONE MAJOR DRAWBACK- IN MANY PATIENTS- THE ARTERIES JUST CLOSE BACK UP WITHIN A FEW MONTHS.

VT=VO

BUT RESEARCH IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS ONE WAY TO PREVENT THIS RE-CLOGGING- IS BY ZAPPING THE ARTERY WITH A LITTLE BIT OF RADIATION- LIKE WITH AN XRAY.. THE RADIATION EVIDENTLY SCARS THE WALLS OF THE CLEANED OUT ARTERY SO IT DOESN'T CLOSE UP AGAIN.

VT=VO

SPEAKING OF RADIATION- DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU JUST AREN'T GETTING YOUR MONEYS WORTH IF YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR AND DO NOT HAVE AN XRAY DONE. FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS BACKACHE OR COUGHS, A STUDY IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS MANY PATIENTS PRESSURE THEIR DOCTORS INTO TAKING SOME XRAYS OR ELSE THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'VE BEEN PROPERLY DIAGNOSED. BUT KEEP IN MIND- WE ONLY DO TESTS TO GUIDE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS- IF WE CAN AVOID GIVING YOU RADIATION-AND STILL HELP YOU GET BETTER YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WHEN IT COMES TO EXERCISE WE ALWAYS SAY - GET IT WHEN IT CAN. EVEN IF ITS SHORT BOUTS OF EXERCISE. BUT A STUDY FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS ITS BETTER TO TAKE ONE LONGER 30 MINUTE WALK THAN 3- TEN MINUTE WALKS OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY- YOU'LL SPEED YOU METABOLISM AND LOSE MORE WEIGHT-
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 verdict is in for a Roanoke County Judge.
After more than two decades on the bench, Judge Roy Willett has not been re- appointed.
He's accused of spending too much time away from the courthouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Henry County school board members are switching roles with students--
The members rode a bus yesterday to gain insight on how consolidation would affect the commute for some students.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a busy day in Washington as a couple more members of Bush's new Cabinet is confirmed... and the controversial issue of campaign finance reform re- surfaces.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, January 25th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[Bush]


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


President Bush will work to shift his focus back on education today.
Yesterday, he was sidetracked in a dispute over campaign finance reform.
Drew Levinson reports on that, and the progress of Bush's Cabinet confirmations.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:24 ]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, the White House.]

((
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(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)



(SOT BUSH)

THIS IS THE SIXTH MEETING I VE HAD WITH LEGISLATORS
But it was the first time President Bush had met with democratic leaders at the White House. Both sides have vowed to cooperate to a point and one of those points centers around the confirmation of attorney general nominee John Ashcroft.

(SOT HATCH)

THE MATTER IS PUT OVER UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY
Though his confirmation is all but certain, Democrats want written answers from Ashcroft to more than 125 questions before the Senate Judiciary committee votes on recommending him to join the President s cabinet.

(SOT BUSH)

I THINK THEY RE MAKING SURE THAT WHEN THEY CONFIRM HIM, ALL QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

(NATSOUND FROM THOMPSON CONFIRMATION)

MR.....
No delay however for other cabinet nominees. Despite drawing fire from women s groups over his proposed review of the abortion pill, the senate confirmed Tommy Thompson as the new secretary of Health and Human Services. The senate also confirmed the lone Democrat Norman Mineta for Transportation secretary.

(natsnd swearing in)

And one day after President Bush unveiled his education plan-his new education secretary Rod Paige was sworn in.
The president met with Arizona Senator John McCain-the focus-campaign finance reform.

SOT: John McCain



(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

THAT ISSUE COULD BE THE FIRST MAJOR CHALLENGE TO THE BUSH PRESIDENCY HE DOES NOT SUPPORT IT-BUT REPUBLICAN SENATOR HAS VOWED TO PUSH AHEAD WITH IT. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE. ))

[11-29-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:25:34]
[GRAPHIC=Route 29 Improvements]


Lynchburg may finally get the interstate highway it's been lacking, but it won't happen anytime soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


V-DOT is wrapping up a three- year study that would make major improvements to Route 29 from the North Carolina border to Charlottesville.
That includes turning the four- lane road into a restricted access freeway.. meaning local residents and businesses would no longer have instant access to the roadway.
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[SOT 13:26:51]
[IN Q=The major impact]

((JOE SPRINGER/PARSONS TRANSPORTATION GROUP: THE MAJOR IMPACT IS NOT NECESSARILY WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THAT MUCH LAND OR WIDEN THE HIGHWAY THAT MUCH, IT'S SIMPLY HOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET ONTO THE HIGHWAY. AND IN SOME CASES, FOLKS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DOUBLE BACK TO GET ONTO 29, THAT'S SORT OF AN INEVITABLE IMPACT OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Springer/Parsons Transportation Group]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=we're talking about.]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT is holding a number of public meetings to get residents' opinions on the plan.
Officials stress the project is only in the planning stage and hasn't yet been funded.
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[11RAMS-Building]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Roanoke Academy for Mathematics and Science could be moving from one end of 19th street to the other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The school board has chosen a site in adjacent Kennedy Park, at the corner of 19th and Andrews Road, as a tentative location.
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[SOT@13:21 - 13:33]
[IN Q=By moving the...]

((RICHARD KELLEY/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: BY MOVING THE FACILITY TO A NEW SITE, WE'LL KEEP THE OLD BUILDING OPEN AND WHEN THE NEW BUILDING IS FINISHED, WE'LL MOVE THE STUDENTS TO THE NEW BUILDING AND AVOID RELOCATING THOSE STUDENTS FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Kelley/Assistant Superintendent]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=two years.]
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[VO-NAT]

Federal deed restrictions require the city to buy a piece of private property to be used as parkland, since a portion of Kennedy Park will be taken away. Kelley says a greenway along the Roanoke river the city has already purchased might satisfy the requirement.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The board hopes to get the go-ahead from federal and local governments within the next two months. Construction on the new school could get underway as early as Spring as 2002.



[2Vision-2001]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]

Roanokers can get a first look at the city's vision for the future tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Vision 2001 is an effort to update Roanoke's comprehensive plan... and a half-dozen committees have been meeting since last fall to discuss issues such as education, economic development, and the environment.
Committee members and city leaders are hoping for a large turnout, and some constructive feedback at tonight's public meeting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT FROM COLLEGE DAYS TAPE 19:03:20]
[IN Q=And I hope that people will begin]

((AND I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO THINK MORE STRATEGICALLY ABOUT THE CITY AND DO SOME MORE LONG RANGE PLANNING AND I HOPE PEOPLE WILL COME OUT TO THAT AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=come out to that as well.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Vision -2001 meeting will be held tonight at Woodrow Wilson Middle School from Seven to Nine P-M.

[11Willett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC39:24]
[GRAPHIC=Roy Willett]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A Roanoke County Judge's days on the bench may be numbered.
After 24 years on the bench, Roy Willett has not been re-appointed.
Keith Humphry tells us why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Other judges and]

(( Other judges and lawyers in the area say this did not come without warning.
One attorney sums up the problem, by saying of Willett: "He never works, and he's abusive to lawyers."
In addition to a short temper, cited by lawyers who practice before him, Willett's fellow judges feel he spends too much time away from the courthouse, leaving them to balance the case load.
State Delegate Morgan Griffith sent out a letter to members of the Salem-Roanoke County bar last year, soliciting opinions about the two judge's coming up for re-appointment: Willet and J-and-D Judge Joe Clarke. Clarke's re-appointment is NOT in trouble.
Sources indicate Griffith heard from more than 50 lawyers who said Willet should NOT be re-appointed.
Some UN-solicited letters came from ROANOKE lawyers who wanted Willett replaced.))
[SUPER=03-Salem/1997; :00]
[RUNS=46]
[OUT Q=KH, News 7.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A legislative source says Morgan Griffith just wanted to get Willett's attention, and that they may still work out some arrangement for his re-appointment when they meet with the judge tomorrow.
Judge Willett declined to discuss any of this yesterday.

[11XGR]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:49:37]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A House of Delegates committee wants to test the U-S Constitution, by putting "In God We Trust" in every Virginia classroom.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's on the money]
[sot XGR 1 10:34:05 ]

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: IT'S ON THE MONEY...I DON'T SEE WHY WE WOULDN'T POST IT IN OUR SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Prince William Co.; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=our schools.]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Civil Liberties Union has already promised a court challenge.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Supreme]
[sot XGR 1 10:43:07 ]

((RICHARD FERRIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: THE SUPREME COURT HAS FREQUENTLY NOTED THAT CHILDREN ARE... EXTREMELY SUSCEPTIBLE TO RELIGIOUS INDOCTRINATION.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Ferris/Virginia ACLU; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=religious indoctrination.]
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


The "In God We Trust" bill now heads to the full House.
A bill mandating that children say the Pledge of Allegiance is headed to a Senate committee.

[11Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:14:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Members of the Henry County school board spent yesterday morning on a bus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Members boarded a school bus to gain insight into a controversial issue. The board is CONSIDERING a plan that would consolidate four of the county's high schools into two. Under the plan, students would attend Bassett or Magnavista high schools. But if the proposal is approved some parents say their children would have to ride the bus for more than an hour each way. Yesterday's ride timed out at 61 minutes from the Mountain Valley community to Magnavista high school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I enjoyed ]

((KATHRYN WICKLINE/HENRY CO. CHAIRWOMAN: I ENJOYED THE RIDE BUT I CAN IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE FOR CHILDREN. teresa speaks: so does that change your opinion? KATHRYN WICKLINE: IT'S SOMETHING I'VE GOT TO THINK ABOUT A LITTLE MORE, IT IS A LONG RIDE. I HAD TO GET MY LEGS BACK WHEN I GOT OFF THE BUS. LAUGHTER.))
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Wickline/Henry Co. Chairperson;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=(ends on laughter.)]
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[VO-NAT]

Critics say although the trip took an hour the bus driver did not encounter any bad weather or heavy traffic.. which would add time to the trip. The board has not made any decisions on the issue.
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[OJ-Simpson]


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


O-J Simpson's personal life has him back in the news this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kendall, FL;]


Miami police officers were called in to investigate an argument between Simpson and his girlfriend, Christie Prody at her home.
A neighbor called police after hearing the couple arguing.
Prody told authorities that Simpson was angry because she had come home late.
But she did not complain of any assault or injury, and said she'd spend the night at a friend's house.
Simpson had already left the residence by the time police arrived.
(------------)

[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]

Roanokers can get a first look at the city's vision for the future tonight.
Vision 2001 is an effort to update Roanoke's comprehensive plan... and a half-dozen committees have been meeting since last fall to discuss issues such as education, economic development, and the environment.
The Vision -2001 meeting will be held tonight at Woodrow Wilson Middle School from Seven to Nine P-M.

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V-DOT is wrapping up a three- year study that would make major improvements to Route 29 from the North Carolina border to Charlottesville.
The plan includes turning the four- lane road into a restricted access freeway.
V-DOT is holding a number of public meetings to get residents' opinions on the plan.
Officials stress the project is only in the planning stage and hasn't yet been funded.
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One the biggest blood drives of the year will be held today in the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech from 10 a-m to 4 p-m. The Blood supply is down.
The Red Cross would like to have 3-day supply.
But right now, the reserve is down to only a half-day supply.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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