[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Nearly 200 people will be out of a job when E-Toys closes its facility in Pittsylvania county this spring.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Governor Gilmore is coming to Roanoke this afternoon as part of a statewide tour, promoting his plan to cut the car tax cut.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[E-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=E-Toys]


E-Toys will lay off all its workers and close its Pittsylvania County facility by this Spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs]


That means 195 people from the Blairs facility will be out of a job.
An e-toys spokesperson says the company notified its employees last month to expect these layoffs.
A county supervisor said last night, the closing of e-toys could be a sign of what is yet to come.
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[SOT 16:58:07]
[IN Q=I think we are]

((COY HARVILLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST QUARTER TO KINDA SEE HOW THINGS GET TURNED AROUND. IF THEY DON'T AROUND IN THE FIRST QUARTER I THINK OUR WHOLE AREA IN GENERAL IS GOING TO BE IN HARD TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Coy Harville/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor]
[Runs=10]
[OUT Q=be in hard times]
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[VO-NAT]


Workers will be on the job until the end of March.
That's when the company is expected to run of money. A company spokesperson says it will be business as usual until then. The state is expected to step in over the next several weeks to help the laid off workers find other jobs.
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[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


If the "no car tax" reports out of Richmond are confusing, Governor Jim Gilmore wants to set you straight -- to his point of view, that is.
Gilmore is winging around the state today to take his case to the people for a full phase-out of the car tax in this budget.
He'll be in Roanoke at one P-M.
Back in Richmond, the House has upheld his phase-out in its budget this week.
But the Senate SLOWS the tax phase-out -- reminding voters of the Governor's own promise to cut the tax ONLY if state revenues continued growing.


[Bush-Tax]


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


Speaking of taxes, today President Bush plans to push his trillion- dollar tax cut as a boost for new jobs and small businesses.
He's looking for approval of the plan by both Congress and the public.
Stephen Clark has more on Bush's appeal to America's families.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/(R) Michigan; :55]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kent Conrad/(D) North Dakota; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clark/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Stephen Clark, CBS News, Washington.]


(( PRESIDENT BUSH SHOWED UP TO SELL HIS TAX PLAN SURROUNDED BY FAMILIES HE SAYS WILL BENEFIT...EVERY TAX BRACKET WAS REPRESENTED... EXCEPT THE TOP:

SOT: Bush: 10:25:04 I got a little pay raise coming to Washington from

Austin; I'll be in the top bracket. (04)
BUSH CALLS HIS PLAN "RELIEF FOR EVERYBODY WHO PAYS TAXES"... FOR EXAMPLE.
(graphic starts) RIGHT NOW THEre are FIVE TAX BRACKETS.. STARTing AT

15 PERCENT - CLIMBing TO NEARLY 40 PERCENT. UNDER BUSH'S PLAN there would be FOUR TAX BRACKETS. From 10 PERCENT TO 33 PERCENT.
(graphic end)

PLUS THE PLAN WOULD ELIMINATE ESTATE TAXES--THE SO CALLED "DEATH TAX-- DOUBLE THE $500 DOLLAR PER CHILD TAX CREDIT...AND REDUCE THE MARRAIGE PENALTY - THAT FORCES MARRIED COUPLES TO PAY MORE THAN IF THEY WERE
SINGLE. SOT: Bush:10:22:03 My plan is good for the long-term health of our

economy. It is good for the businesses that create jobs. It is good for America and for the American families. (11)
REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS-- LIKE MICHIGAN'S MIKE ROGERS--ARE ALREADY SOLD ON THE PLAN.

SOT: Mike Rogers/(R-Michigan) 11:12:02--we understand that when you

collect too much taxes giving that back to the people who are paying it is only going to serve to help recover the growth (:09)
THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN, though, IS GOING TO BE A TOUGHER SELL TO DEMOCRATS.

SOT: Sen. Kent Conrad/(D-North Dakota): 15:19:01 Number one.this tax

cut is too big. Number two, its unfair. It It It goes primarily to the wealthiest among us.
STANDUP TO COME...STEPHEN CLARK FOR CBS NEWS.....

))[Cultural-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some big changes may be in store for several popular attractions. Between the governor and state lawmakers, local museums and cultural attractions could suffer severe cuts. Teresa Hamilton has a closer look.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It will no ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=01-Ken Schutz/Museum Executive Director; : :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :54]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Executive Director; 1:19 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:28 ]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]
(((///sot///)
[sot 00:20:08]
[in q= It will no]

((KEN SCHUTZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT WILL NO LONGER BE THE MUSEUM WE KNOW. )) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= drastically different.]

Ken Schutz is concerned about the future of the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Schutz is the facility's executive director and is worried state lawmakers won't be able to come up with any more money before they leave Richmond.
(///SOT////)
[sot]
[IN Q=The gallery ]

((KEN SCHUTZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE GALLERY THAT WE'RE IN NOW IS OUR TRAVELING EXHIBIT GALLERY AND THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS TO GO.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= to go.]

Last year... the museum got 725 thousand dollars in state funding. But the budget being worked out now is nowhere close. This year, the Governor gave it nothing. Right now, the House budget sets aside 100- thousand for the museum. The Senate has earmarked even less.
(////sot///)
[sot 00:21:46]
[in q= We'd probably]

(( WE'D PROBABLY OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. WE'D LOSE NEARLY ALL OF OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF. WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO PAY THEM.)) [runs15]
[OUT Q= pay them.]

The Governor was more kind to Mill Mountain Zoo...setting aside 150- thousand dollars in funding. But state lawmakers weren't as generous. Right now-- the House budget calls for 100- thousand dollars. The Senate calls for half that amount. Last year-- the zoo received 250- thousand dollars. The zoo's executive director says she may have to turn to local government and businesses to make up the difference.
(////sot///)
[sot 00:15:15]
[in q= Last case]

((BETH POFF/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: LAST CASE SCENARIO IS THAT WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK AT THE EXPENSE SIDE AND EITHER CUT SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS AND SOME OF OUR STAFF.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= of our staff.]

Budgets for the Explore Park in Roanoke County and Virginia Museum of Transportation were also cut. But for now... nothing is in stone. State lawmakers will meet and hammer out differences before submitting a final budget to the governor. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

[6-Teen-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC51:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore is in the driver's seat now when it comes to legislation restricting Virginia's teen motorists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


A pair of bills has now passed to raise the driving age by six months, limit the number of passengers a teenager can carry, and ban teens from driving between midnight and four A-M.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT house 01:37:51]
[IN Q=Communities and]

((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-FAIRFAX CO.: COMMUNITIES AND STATES EMBRACE THIS IDEA A YEAR OR TWO AFTER IT'S IN EFFECT. BECAUSE THE FATALITIES GO DOWN, THE CRASHES GO DOWN. THERE'S A VERY TANGIBLE BENEFIT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jay O'Brien/(R) Fairfax Co.;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=tangible benefit.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill passed finally in the House yesterday, on an 80 to 18 vote... but NOT without dissent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT house 01:34:39]
[IN Q=Trust me]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: TRUST ME, IF I THOUIGHT THIS WAS GONNA GET AT WHAT WE WERE GONNA DO, I WOULD VOTE FOR IT. ...PUNISHING A LOT OF FINE YOUNG PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=fine young people.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


A difference between the House and Senate versions will be worked out over the next month.
The House version would let 16 year olds drive to and from work-- even though other teenagers couldn't get a license until they're 16 and a half.

[Plant-Shooting]


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


Counselors will be on hand as employees return to work today at an engine plant near Chicago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Melrose Park, IL;]


A former employee convicted of stealing from Navistar entered the building yesterday with a golf bag loaded with weapons and ammunition.
66- year- old William Baker opened fire.
Baker killed four workers, wounded four others, and then turned the gun on himself.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:01 ]
[IN Q=He went up]

((VITO SCAVO/MELROSE PARK POLICE CHIEF: HE WENT UP ONE LANE AND DOWN THE OTHER AND AS HE WENT, BODIES WERE DISCOVERED.))
[sot 3:01:43]

((JULIO NEGRON/FORMER CO-WORKER: BAKER WAS A NICE GUY, EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. I DON'T KNOW WHY HE DID THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Vito Scavo/Melrose Park Police Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Julio Negron/Former Co-Worker;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=why he did this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Baker had worked at Navistar for nearly four decades before he was fired for being part of a theft ring.
He was scheduled to begin a five- month prison term less than 24 hours before the shooting rampage.
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[11Wiley-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:33:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A measure to open Wiley Drive to one way traffic through Smith Park has been put on hold..for now
Roanoke City Council was supposed to approve it yesterday -- but that did not happen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's because school buses that enter the park through the Wasena area wouldn't be able to pass under the Franklin Road Bridge.
It's just too low.
City council sent the proposal back to the drawing board.
Members will review it again in two weeks.
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[6-Crystal-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:05:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Water might be flowing again at the Crystal Spring Pumping Station, come May.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The site was shut down last June when the Federal Government mandated higher water quality standards.
The station had no filtration system -- so it didn't comply.
Roanoke City's Utility director has proposed a six and a half million dollar solution.
A "micro filtration" system would act like a strainer, getting micro-organisms out of the water.
Construction bids are out for the new facility.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, The F-D-A is taking a look at the so called morning after pill.

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=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM THE SO CALLED MORNING AFTER PILL MAY SOON BE AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION. THE FDA IS TAKING A LOOK AT MAKING IT A LITTLE EASIER TO GET THE MEDICATION- WHICH PREVENTS WOMEN FROM BECOMING PREGNANT IF ITS TAKEN WITHIN 3 DAYS OF UNNPROTECTED INTERCOURSE. RIGHT NOW THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET THE MORNING AFTER PILLS IS THROUGH YOUR DOCTOR OR CLINICS SUCH AS PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

VT=VO

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL- IM SURE A LOW FAT DIET IS ON THE MENU. BUT FOR YEARS WE DOCTORS HAVE WORRIED A LOW FAT DIET COULD STUNT A YOUNSTERS GROWTH OR CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. BUT THAT WORRY MAY BE- NOT A WORRY. RESEARCHERS AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY FOLLOWED A GROUP OF YOUNG KIDS 8-10 YEARS OLD WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL UNTIL THEY WERE READY TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL . A LOW FAT DIET DURING THOSE YEARS TO NOTHING TO STUNT GROWTH OR CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH INTELLIGENCE.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- I HATE THEM, PARENTS HATE THEM- AND YOU KNOW THE KIDS HATE THEM. SHOTS. BUT NOW COMES WORD FROM THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL THAT PAIN MEDICATION GIVEN BY NASAL SPRAY WORKS JUST AS WELL AS MEDICATION GIVEN BY NEEDLE. GOOD NEWS AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON FLU SPRAYS, INSULIN SPRAYS, AND VACCINE SPRAYS TO USE INSTEAD OF THOSE POINTY NEEDLES.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM 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]


E-Toys will close its facility in Blairs this spring.
That'll leave nearly 200 employees out of work.
A spokesperson says the company warned employees about layoffs last month.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Counselors will attempt to comfort employees at a Chicago- area engine plant after a former worker gunned down several people yesterday.
The 66- year- old man killed four workers, wounded four others, and then killed himself.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Virginia may soon resemble "Margaritaville"--
The House of Delegates approves a license plate for Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead Club charity.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, February 6th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-E-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=E-Toys]


195 E-Toys employees will be looking for new jobs soon.
The company has announced its closing its Blairs facility by this Spring.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs]


An e-toys spokesperson says the company notified its employees last month to expect these layoffs.
Workers will be on the job until the end of March.
Thats when the company is expected to run of money. A company spokesperson says it will be business as usual until then. The state is expected to step in over the next several weeks to help the laid off workers find other jobs.
(------------)


[6-Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=justin]
[TAPE#=00-45]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River]


The economic future of a major southside company didn't pan out as predicted.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Dan River Incorporated announced yesterday it will NOT meet its earnings forecast for the 2000 fiscal year.
The company projected annual sales of 670 million dollars in 2000.
It missed the goal by about seven million dollars.
Dan River's CEO blames the shortfall on sluggish retail sales primarily in home fashions.
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[11Foster]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:45:38]
[GRAPHIC=Tina Foster]

The death of Tina Louise Foster remains a mystery.
Authorities say they've followed up on hundreds of leads, but they need more information.
Keith Humphry reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=01-Monti Lee/Roanoke Police Detective; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News 7.]

(( Foster's body was found Friday evening in her own car parked behind the Rodeway Inn on Orange Avenue.
Detectives are still not sure how the car got there.
This much IS known: Foster left her parents home in Goodview around 6 o'clock LAST Monday evening, intending to meet a man for a photo shoot at 8:15.
Around 7:45 she made some purchases at Valley View Mall, according to witnesses and store records.
Police say they have reliable information that Foster's car was seen around 9:30 getting off the highway at the Tanglewood Exit, headed for the Mall.
The White Ford Mustang was being driven by a man, who appeared to be alone in the car.
Authorities want to know where the car was the rest of the time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're looking for]

((WE'RE LOOKING FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SEEN AT SPECIFIC TIMES.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=specific times.]


Though Foster left home wearing blue jeans, a sweater and clogs, she was wearing a backless evening gown with silver spaghetti straps when her body was found.
Police produced a picture of what that might have looked like.
[SOT @ 1:08:55]

((...WHICH IS AN EFFORT TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THE TYPE AND STYLE OF DRESS SHE WAS WEARING ON THIS EVENING.))
[RUNS= 07]


Inside the car police also found three pictures of a young woman the Foster family cannot identify.
Police hope maybe you can.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:15]
[IN Q=Even if they]

((EVEN IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHO THE PERSON IS- -IF THEY KNOW THE ORIGIN- -WHO MIGHT HAVE TAKEN THESE PHOTOS OR PICTURES, PLEASE CALL WITH THAT INFORMATION ALSO.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=information also.]

Call Sergeant Lee if you know anything about the case at 853-2696 ...or call Crime Line if you wish to remain anonymous.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

[2-Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore will present his point of view on the car tax today.
Gilmore is winging around the state to take his case to the people for a full phase-out of the car tax in this budget.
He'll be in Roanoke at one this afternoon.
Back in Richmond, the House has upheld his phase-out in its budget this week.
But the Senate slows the tax phase-out -- reminding voters of the Governor's own promise to cut the tax only if state revenues continued growing.


[2-Cultural-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Budget cuts could make the next year tough for several local museums and cultural attractions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke is one such facility that's facing cuts. Last year-- the museum got 725- thousand dollars in state funding. This year-- the Governor offered no funding. And, the House and Senate budgets combined set aside just 150 thousand dollars. Museum officials say unless lawmakers come up with more money the 30- year old museum will have to scale back on its exhibits and hours.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:20:55]
[IN Q=The cost]

((KEN SCHUTZ/MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'D PROBABLY BE OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NEARLY ALL OF OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF, WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO PAY THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schutz/Museum Executive Director;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=pay them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Mill Mountain Zoo, the Explore Park and Virginia Museum of Transportation are also facing cuts. But for now... nothing has been decided. State lawmakers will meet and hammer out differences before submitting a final budget to the governor.
(------------)



[Israel-Election]


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


In international headlines--
It's election day in Israel.
Residents will choose a Prime Minister.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


Polls suggest victory for hardliner (ah-ree-EL) Ariel (shah-ROHN) Sharon.
Last night, incumbent Ehud Barak was trailing by 20 points.
Five months of intense fighting seems to have encouraged residents to move away from peace negotiations to a tougher line with Palestinians.
In his campaign, Sharon has promised to take a stronger stance against the Palestinians than the current Prime Minister has taken.
(------------)


[2-Plant-Shooting]


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


After seeing several co- workers gunned down in a shooting rampage, employees at a Chicago- area engine plant will be able to receive counseling today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Melrose Park, IL;]


A former employee convicted of stealing from Navistar entered the building yesterday with a golf bag loaded with weapons and ammunition.
66- year- old William Baker opened fire.
Baker killed four workers, wounded four others, and then turned the gun on himself.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:01 ]
[IN Q=He went up]

((VITO SCAVO/MELROSE PARK POLICE CHIEF: HE WENT UP ONE LANE AND DOWN THE OTHER AND AS HE WENT, BODIES WERE DISCOVERED.))
[sot 3:01:43]

((JULIO NEGRON/FORMER CO-WORKER: BAKER WAS A NICE GUY, EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. I DON'T KNOW WHY HE DID THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Vito Scavo/Melrose Park Police Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Julio Negron/Former Co-Worker;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=why he did this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Baker had worked at Navistar for nearly four decades before he was fired for being part of a theft ring.
He was scheduled to begin a five- month prison term less than 24 hours before the shooting rampage.
(------------)



[11M'Ville-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC19:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Police are still looking for a wanted Martinsville man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Saturday Night]

Police surrounded the home of Timothy Wade's mother Saturday night after receiving a tip he was inside. Officers wanted to serve Wade arrest warrants for bond revocation and failure to appear in court. They tear-gassed the home, but Wade was not inside. Authorities believe he may be hiding out in the area and they consider him armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you should call Crimestoppers at area-code 540 632-7463.
(------------)



[11Concealed-Weapons]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC2:01:41]
[GRAPHIC=Concealed Weapons]


Should concelaed weapons be allowed in restaurants that serve alcohol?
Some liken the bill to everything from the O-K Corral to Pancho (Via) Villa.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And that's just the supporters. Virginia's House had a lengthy showdown over the bill last night.
Supporters say it's NOT just a second amendment right.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16;33:40]
[IN Q=I would say]

((DEL. LEE WARE/R-POWHATAN: I WOULD SAY THAT ON OCCASION, THE ARMED CITIZEN CAN BE AS IMPORTANT TO PUBLIC SAFETY AS THE ARMED OFFICER OF THE LAW.))
[sot HOUSE 42:11]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THEY GO TO WORK. THEY GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY. THEY PAY THEIR DUES. THEY PAY THEIR TAXES. THEY'RE JUST GOOD FOLKS. THEY JUST HAPPEN TO BE PACKING HEAT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Lee Ware/(R) Powhatan; :00]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=packing heat.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But even N-R-A members expressed doubts about mixing guns and alcohol.
What if a gun owner's at a bar and his ex-wife walks in with her new boyfriend?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT house 31:01]
[IN Q=And so he's]

((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: AND SO HE'S GOT A GUN ON HIM. AND HE WAS SOBER WHEN GOT THERE. BUT THEN, I'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN. AND I DON'T LIKE TO SAY IT, BUT I'VE BEEN CLOSE TO IT. NOT WITH THE EX WIFE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN YOU TWO OR THREE FIGHTIN' BUDWEISERS IN YOU.))
[SOT house 01:28:25]

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: VIRGINIA SHOULD BE FOR LOVERS AND NOT FOR LUGERS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; :20 QUICK]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=not for Lugers.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the end, the full House agreed, failing to pass the so-called "saloon bill" by a vote of 41 to 58.
(------------)



[11Parrotheads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC12:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Parrotheads may get their own license plate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


On a voice vote, the House of Delegates said yes to a license plate for Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead Club charity.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT house 14;56:14]
[IN Q=All 99 of us]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: ALL 99 OF US WAIT WITH BAITED BREATH THE ANSWER TO THE TIMELESS QUESTION OF WHAT IS THE PARROTHEAD CLUB?))
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/D-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: THESE ARE SUPPORTERS OF JIMMY BUFFETT.))
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(( DEL. ROGER MCCLURE/FAIRFAX CO.; EVEN I CAN'T GO THIS FAR. ARE WE GONNA HAVE ONE FOR KISS NEXT? OR ANY OTHER ROCKERS. GRATEFUL DEAD?))
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The Parrothead Club license plate bill is likely now to face Senate scrutiny.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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E-Toys has announced its closing its Blairs facility by this Spring.
That means 195 people will be laid off.
However, Workers will be on the job until the end of March.
Thats when the company is expected to run out of money.
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Water may flow once again at the Crystal Spring Pumping Station in May.
The site was shut down last June when the Federal Government mandated higher water quality standards.
The station had no filtration system -- so it didn't comply. Roanoke City's Utility director has now proposed a"micro filtration" system that would act like a strainer, getting micro-organisms out of the water.
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A measure to open Wiley Drive in Roanoke to one way traffic through Smith Park has been put on hold for now. That's because school buses that enter the park through the Wasena area wouldn't be able to pass under the Franklin Road Bridge.
City council sent the proposal back to the drawing board.
Members will review it again in two weeks.


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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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