[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next--
Roanoke residents offer suggestions on how the Star City should honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.
Among the suggestions, re- naming places like the Roanoke Civic Center or the airport.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Danville teachers are fighting against the idea of having longer school days.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.


[11King]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-53]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]

How should Martin Luther King Junior be honored in Roanoke? That's the question being posed to residents. During a public hearing last night before the memorial committee residents recommended naming places like the Roanoke Civic Center, Orange Avenue, the Higher Education Building, and the airport after the civil rights leader. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-August 8, 1963; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Roanoke NAACP President; :16]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Harper/Roanoke Resident; :45 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Troy Eichelbergen/Roanoke Resident; :48]
[SUPER=01-Anne Lemon/Roanoke Resident; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:22]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND OF KING 00-45 1:16:28]
[RUNS= 5]


While Dr. Martin Luther King Junior had a dream and vision for America, Roanoke has a vision of honoring the civil rights leader.

[SOT 2:10:51]
[INQ=]

((BRENDA HALE/PRES. NAACP: DR. KING LIVED HIS LIFE THROUGH NON VIOLENCE SO WE SHOULD TRY AND EXEMPLIFY THAT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


Roanoke's NAACP President believes a memorial for King would make people more aware that violence needs to stop. Back in 1999 the Southern Christian Leadership Conference tried to rename Orange Avenue after King. In the end the proposal was rejected by City Council. But the issue didn't die there and now a committee has formed to ask residents what they want named after King.

[SOT 2:28:20]
[INQ=]

((ALVIN HARPER: I THINK MELROSE WOULD BE MORE VISIBLE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF AND OUR CHILDREN CAN BE PROUD OF TO SEE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]



[SOT 2:26:43]
[INQ=]

((TROY EICHELBERGEN: I FEEL IF WE ARE GOING TO PAY A TRIBUTE TO HIM IT SHOULD RUN DOWN THE HEART OF THE CITY THAT IT WOULD MAKE ROANOKE A BETTER CITY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Other say something that teaches the community about his work is more appropriate.

[SOT 2:29:59]
[INQ=]

((ANNE LEMON: LOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUMS EDUCATE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THEIR OWN CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY AND THEY BECOME A PHYSICAL SITE TO CONTINUE HIS WORK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


Another man said naming a path after King would symbolize his efforts to get people to walk in numbers for the civil rights cause.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: IF YOU MISSED LAST NIGHT MEETING THE COMMITTEE WILL BE TAKING COMMENTS THROUGH APRIL. THE COMMITTEE PLANS TO MAKE ITS RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL IN MAY BASED ON WHAT THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS SAY THEY WANT.
KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[RUNS=]))



[11D'Ville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC18:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Teachers in Danville are fed up.
And last night they let the school board know what exactly they're angry about.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


More than a hundred teachers turned out for the monthly school board meeting.
They're angry over reports that the board may extend the school day by as much as thirty minutes.
Teachers are also upset because they've been asked to cut back on heat, due to the high utility bills.
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[SOT 17:14:33; 17:08:00]
[IN Q=our question is]

((KIM ROBERSON/DANVILLE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: OUR QUESTION IS IF WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE PAYING OUR UTILITY BILLS THEN WHY DO WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT EXTENDING OUR SCHOOL DAY.)) ((ROBERT LEE/DANVILLE TEACHER: THERE ARE STRONG FEELINGS AMONG TEACHERS THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCERNS WILL BE IGNORED.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Roberson/Danville Education Association]
[SUPER=01-Robert Lee/Danville Teacher]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=will be ignored]
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[VO-NAT]


Some teachers say that assessment has led to low morale within the Danville school district.
The School board chairman says no one's even talked about extending the school day.
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[11Child-Death]


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


The cause of a seven- year- old girl's death remains a mystery, even after an autopsy.
Salem Police found Maya M- Scott unresponsive when they arrived at her home on Irish Circle Wednesday afternoon.
She later died.
Officials say Scott had no major illnesses.
But Police do not suspect foul play.
Scott was in kindergarten at South Salem Elementary.
School officials say they've been told that there is no health concern for students who may have come in contact with Scott.
South Salem Elementary is accepting donations for her family.

[Cable-Ax]


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


Making national headlines today--
A cable car accident kills one person and injures several others in Los Angeles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Two cars on a historic cable ride collided yesterday.
Authorities say a cable snapped.
A runaway car at the top of the hill rammed into another one.
The accident killed a man and critically injured his wife.
The Angels Flight Railway is about 100 years old.
After years of being out of service, the ride was renovated and returned to operation a few years ago.
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[DeGuzman]


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


A 19- year- old has pleaded innocent to plotting a mass murder at his former school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;]


Al Joseph DeGuzman was in handcuffs and shackles at his court appearance yesterday.
Police arrested DeGuzman Monday for allegedly planning a "Columbine- style" attack on a community college campus.
The defense attorney says his client is fascinated with guns and explosives, and accuses authorities of rushing to judgment.
DeGuzman's charged with 122 felonies and faces a maximum sentence of more than 100 years in prison.
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[11Young]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:32:03]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


A criminal defense attorney from Martinsville has been convicted of tax evasion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


The jury of 12 women found Rickey Young guilty on five counts of willful failure to file... for the five years in the mid-90's he did NOT file a federal tax return.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week]


Young was not allowed to tell the jury that the government had hoped to prove he was stealing cars, laundering money and selling drugs... charges, he says, they couldn't prove.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:05]
[IN Q=I know nobody]

((RICKEY YOUNG/CONVICTED TAX EVADER; I KNOW NOBODY WANTS TO BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN FOLLOW YOU AROUND FOR FIVE YEARS AND SPEND ALL THE MONEY ON YOU, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. MAYBE IT'LL NEVER BE PLAYED OUT IN COURT, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. I HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS TO ANYBODY ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Rickey Young/Convicted Tax Evader]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=anybody else.]
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[VO-NAT]


Young will be sentenced until April. He plans to appeal the conviction.
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[11Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:18:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia State police may investigate Governor Gilmore's political action committee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It's over a "no car tax" phone bank paid for by the governor's New Majority PAC.
Senate Finance Committee members say the telemarketers appear to be staying on the line and listening in -- which would be a felony in Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In those cases]
[sot 13:27:54]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: IN THOSE CASES WHERE THE PHONE CALL WAS NOT ANSWERED... AND ON THOSE TAPES, THERE'S A LOT OF WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE INCRIMINATING INFORMATION WITH REGARDS TO WHETHER THEY'RE LISTENING... WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION, I'M NOT SURE.))
[sot 15:38:11 ]

((RAY ALLEN/GOVERNOR'S CONSULTANT: THERE'S ALWAYS SOME ROOM FOR SOME HUMAN ERROR WHEN YOU'RE MAKING THOUSANDS OF TELEPHONE CALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Allen/Governor's Consultant; :21 QUICK ]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=telephone calls.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore's staff says he was unaware of the police probe when reporters caught him in the hallway-- even though his public safety secretary knew of it last Friday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I certainly]
[sot 12;45:25]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK ANYBODY OUGHT TO BREAK THE LAW...DON'T THINK THE SENATORS OUGHT TO BE SO THIN-SKINNED ABOUT THEIR CONSTITUENTS TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE CAR TAX CUT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=car tax cut.]
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=Car Tax]


The Senate Finance Committee says the car tax cut should be frozen at 47-and a half percent phase-out until the economy improves.
That's what Gilmore promised in 1998.
But the Governor is now calling any halt to the 70-percent phase-out this year a "reinstatement" of the tax.

[CA-Power]


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


After a lot of debate, California has taken measures to keep the lights on.
Governor Gray Davis has signed a 10- billion- dollar plan to allow the state to enter into long- term power contracts.
The government will step in and sell electricity to customers.
Utility companies are going broke because California's deregulation rules won't let them raise rates enough to cover the unexpected rise in power costs.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, It may be up to you to remind your doctor it's time for a cancer screening.

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=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM When it comes to cancer screenings, you better speak up. A new report in the journal "Preventative Medicine" shows about one and three doctors don not discuss routine cancer screenings such as mammograms are PSA blood tests with their patients. Since screening tests you get are based on your age and family history and other risk factors its important not to be shy when it comes to what tests you should and shouldn't have done.

VT=VO

WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A C-SECTION SHOULD TAKE THEIR TIME WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING PREGNANT AGAIN. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY SAYS WOMEN SHOULD WAIT AT LEAST 9 MONTHS- PREFERABLY 18 MONTHS- BEFORE BECOMING PREGNANT AGAIN. THE REASON- IT TAKES TIME FOR THE WOMB TO HEAL AFTER A C SECTION AND THERES THERE'S TRIPLE THE RISK THE WOMB COULD RUPTURE DURING LABOR IF ITS NOT FULLY HEALED.

VT=VO

FINALLY - IF YOU GET A HEADACHE- COULD IT BE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE? ANSWER: PROBABLY NOT... IN FACT ALMOST DEFINITELY NOT. BUT YET A STUDY OF SHOWS MANY PEOPLE- AND THEIR DOCTORS BELIEVE HIGH BP CAN CAUSE A HEADACHE. BUT WHEN RESEARCHERS CHECKED BLOOD PRESSURES IN PEOPLE OVER THE COURSE OF A DAY- THE NUMBERS DID NOT GO UP WHEN PEOPLE'S HEADS BEGAN TO HURT. THATS WHY YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE REGULARLY- SYMPTOMS OR NOT.
ON CAM AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S TOP MEDICAL STORIES. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[Groundhog-Day]


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


As you know, it's Groundhog Day--
And people in Pennsylvania are bundled up this morning, waiting for Punxsutawney Phil to wake up.
It's a cloudy, snowy day up north. Forecasters are predicting that Phil will NOT see his shadow.
And by tradition, that'll mean we're in for an early spring.
[SUPER=05-Punxsutawney, PA;]


[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]


Danville teachers are angry about reports that the school board may extend their day by as much as thirty minutes.


They're also upset because they've been asked to cut back on heat due to high utility bills.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Some residents in Pittsylvania county want to bring plans for a drag strip to a screeching halt.
A Java man wants to build the quarter-mile drag strip on his land off of Route 832.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Martinsville attorney is convicted of tax evasion.
The jury of 12 women found Rickey Young guilty for failing to file a federal tax return during a five- year period in the mid 90s.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, February 2nd .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-11D'ville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC18:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Teachers in Danville are letting the school board know they're upset over several issues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


More than a hundred teachers turned out last night for the monthly school board meeting.
They're angry over reports that the board may extend the school day by as much as thirty minutes.
Teachers are also upset because they've been asked to cut back on heat because of the high utility bills.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:14:33; 17:08:00]
[IN Q=our question is]

((KIM ROBERSON/DANVILLE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: OUR QUESTION IS IF WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE PAYING OUR UTILITY BILLS THEN WHY DO WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT EXTENDING OUR SCHOOL DAY.)) ((ROBERT LEE/DANVILLE TEACHER: THERE ARE STRONG FEELINGS AMONG TEACHERS THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCERNS WILL BE IGNORED.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Roberson/Danville Education Association]
[SUPER=01-Robert Lee/Danville Teacher]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=will be ignored]
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[VO-NAT]


Some teachers say that assessment has led to low morale within the Danville school district.
The School board chairman says no one's even talked about extending the school day.
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[11Depot-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:49:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


An accident apparently ignited the fire that damaged the former Virginian Railway depot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday Night;]


The Depot Feed and Seed building went up in flames Monday night.
Investigators won't issue a final report before next week, but they believe a homeless man who lived near the building started a fire in a trash barrel to stay warm.
The barrel overturned, and the flames quickly spread to a trailer and then the building.
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[11Drag-Strip]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=Jus]
[TAPE#=00-44]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Drag Strip]


Some Pittsylvania county residents want to put the brakes on a proposed drag strip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


A Java man wants to build the quarter-mile drag strip on his land off of Route 832.
The property owner says it'll bring money and jobs to the area.
But many residents don't want the drag strip. They say it would harm this peaceful rural community.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :00:24:08, :00:42:22]
[IN Q=This thing is going]

((LESLIE REDD/AREA RESIDENT: THIS THING IS GOING TO BRING MORE TRAFFIC, MORE POLLUTION, AND THE NOISE IS GOING TO BE UNBEARABLE.)) ((STONE GREGORY/PROPERTY OWNER: I DONT THINK ANY OF THE ARGUMENTS HOLD ANY WATER. IT WONT CHANGE THINGS SUBSTANTIALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Redd/Area Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stone Gregory/Property Owner; :09]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=things substantially]
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[VO-NAT]


By a four to one vote, the Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the drag strip.
Residents will head to court today-- They'll seek an injunction to prevent any construction until a lawsuit against the county is resolved.
They are suing to overturn the board's decision.
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[Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ashcroft]


In national news--
President Bush will be in Williamsburg this afternoon to attend a Joint House and Senate G-O-P retreat.
The move follows a busy agenda yesterday, when the Senate finally confirmed Bush's choice for Attorney General.


Clay Loney reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Harkin/(D) Iowa; :14]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ted Kennedy/(D) Massachusetts; :20]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Paul Wellstone/(D) Minnesota; :39]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Don Nickles/(R) Oklahoma; :56 (2nd time)]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Shelby/(R) Alabama; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Clay Loney/Reporting; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Clay Loney, CBS News, Washington.]

(( : John Ashcroft - a triumphant man...walked into the Supreme Court to be sworn in.
IN: (nat sound of couple of ayes, then no s )
Track: as expected there were more yes s than no s but in a way, the no s made a louder statement,

SOT: Sen. Tom Harkin/D-Iowa: This does not seem to be the kind of

individual that we want as Attorney General of he United States.

SOT: Sen. Edward Kennedy/D-Massachusetts: He made clear that his

mission, was to have the Supreme Court overturn Roe v Wade.
Track: It s John Ashcroft s open opposition to abortion that made his confirmation as Attorney General so tough to take for many Democrats. But they also accused him of being derisive on issues of civil rights, including desegregation and homosexuality.

SOT: Sen. Paul Wellstone/D-Minnesota: I don t know why he refused to

sign the pledge that his office would not discriminate in it s employment practices, based on sexual orientation.
Track: However, his supporters accuse the Democrats of unfair attacks

SOT: Sen. Don Nickles/R-Oklahoma: But I think that to make these

character assassinations is totally unfair. John Ashcroft has had about three decades of public life. And his record has been scrutinized to the nth degree.

SOT: Sen. Richard Shelby/R-Alabama: What s most outstanding about John

Ashcroft is his character.
Loney Close: ))


[2-11Young]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:32:03]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


Martinsville attorney Rickey Young has been convicted of tax evasion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


The jury of 12 women found Rickey Young guilty on five counts of willful failure to file... for the five years in the mid-90's he did NOT file a federal tax return.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week]


Young was not allowed to tell the jury that the government had hoped to prove he was stealing cars, laundering money and selling drugs... but, he says, they couldn't prove that. Young says he will appeal the jury's verdict.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 15:33 ON "verdict" tape]
[IN Q=I don't...I understand, but I]

((I DON'T, I UNDERSTAND, BUT I DON'T AGREE WITH IT. I JUST HAVE TO HOPE THE LAW INTERVENES. I STILL DON'T THINK THAT IT'S WILLFUL FAILURE TO FILE.))
[SUPER=01-Rickey Young/Convicted Tax Evader]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=failure to file.]
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[VO-NAT]


Young won't be sentenced until April.
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[6-Covington-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:43:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials say a bridge in Covington is unsafe so they have shut it down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]


Hawthorne Road Bridge was closed Wednesday.
Its pavement and supports are deteriorating.
Covington's city manager says he's aware of the problem, and he's asked V-DOT for funding to fix it.
No word yet on when the bridge will re-open.
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[6-Dora-Estate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC06:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Curious neighbors and interested dealers will finally get a glimpse inside the infamous "Dora" estate near Smith Mountain Lake in a couple of weeks.
Steve Smallshaw takes us inside for a look at how two women lived the high life spending someone else's money.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Set against]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Muse/Ted Counts Auctions; :28]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge mountains, the 12-thousand square foot "Dora" mansion stands in stark contrast to its rural surroundings.
[natsot 12:53:22]

((THIS IS PROBABLY THE MASTER BEDROOM CLOSET.. ))
[RUNS= 02]


Inside is even more impressive.
Fine furniture, crystal, silver tea sets and huge chandeliers fill every room.
No detail was omitted, no expense spared in the construction of the house.. or in its furnishings.
[SOT 13:02:07]

((BARRY MUSE/TED COUNTS AUCTIONS: YOU CAN LOOK AT THE HOUSE, THE WAY IT'S BEEN DECORATED AND EVERYTHING.THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE BUYING AND WHAT THEY WANTED TO PUT IN THE HOUSE.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=in the house.]


"They" are Dorothy Saunders and Thelma Mae Barger.
The two women built and furnished the home in part by defrauding two elderly sisters out of their life savings.
Saunders and Barger's new home is a federal prison.. the contents of "Dora" will be auctioned off February 17th.

[SOT 13:01:22]

((BARRY MUSE/TED COUNTS AUCTIONS: THE FURNITURE IN HERE IS VERY HIGH QUALITY. I MEAN YOU TAKE A LOOK AROUND AT THE ROOMS, AT THE FURNITURE LINED UP IN HERE, THE SILVER, THE BRASS.. YOU CAN TELL THAT SOME OF THIS FURNITURE IS THE KIND OF FURNITURE YOU'D WANT TO KEEP AND PASS ON TO YOUR FAMILY, IT'S HIGH-DOLLAR STUFF.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=high-dollar stuff.]

[Standup 13:16:51] ((Ironically, after they embezzled more than 300- thousand dollars from the McNeil sisters and used it to help build and furnish this huge mansion, Dorothy Saunders and Thelma Mae Barger then installed this elaborate video security and alarm system.. with a camera in every room.. designed to prevent someone from breaking in and stealing what Saunders and Barger essentially had stolen themselves.))
[RUNS= 21]
[OUT Q=stolen themselves.]


Both the McNeil sisters have since died.
Proceeds from the auction will go to their estate.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[11Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:32:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a new place in Botetourt county to prepare for high- tech careers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The Greenfield Education and Training Center will offer classes in state- of -the- art computer labs and manufacturing training labs.
The center will also give start- up companies a place to begin business before moving into the industrial park.
While the building is done, classes will begin in the middle of next month.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Roanoke is asking its residents how the city should honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior. During a public hearing last night before the memorial committee, residents recommended naming places like the Roanoke Civic Center, Orange Avenue, the Higher Education Building, and the airport after the civil rights leader.
The committee will be taking comments through April.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Martinsville attorney Rickey Young has been convicted of tax evasion.
Last night, A jury found Young guilty on five counts of willful failure to file... for the five years in the mid-90's he did NOT file a federal tax return.
Young will be sentenced in April. He plans to appeal the conviction.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


More than a hundred Danville teachers voiced their displeasure on several issues at last night's school board meeting. They're upset over reports that the board may extend the school day by as much as thirty minutes.
The School board chairman says no one's even talked about extending the school day. Teachers are also upset because they've been asked to cut back on heat, due to the high utility bills.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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NO 6-PROMO

[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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