[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on News 7--
Tighter security at the White House after several shots are fired.
Meanwhile, authorities search for clues at the home of the gunman.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And President Bush plans a Rose Garden ceremony later this morning to submit his tax cut plan to Congress.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your day with News 7 Mornin, up next.

[White-House]


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


The Secret Service is tightening security at the White House.
That after a man with a history of mental illness fired several shots there yesterday.
Jennifer Jones has more on the gunman's background.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Evansville, IN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rob MacLean/U.S. Park Police; :15]
[SUPER=01-Steve Yurks/Pickett's Friend; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

(( Evansville, IN Authorities hope the Indiana home of Robert Pickett will yield clues about what triggered him to fire off a gun outside the White House Wednesday morning. They've already recovered computer equipment and several bags of evidence.

SOT: Rob MacLean/ US Park Police

"The subject was brandishing the fire arm, he was waving it in the air, the weapon was pointed at the White House."
It happened just before noon, when witnesses say Pickett shot several bullets from his handgun as he stood outside the fence of the South Lawn. The Secret Service tried to get him to drop the gun....In the end...taking him down-- by shooting him in the knee.

MOS SOT:

"I was just walking down the road and all of a sudden everything starts closing..and everybody's puling their guns and uh - it was serious. We just got out of there.."
President Bush was exercising at the time--and never in any danger.
Pickett..an Evansville, Indiana resident was fired from the Internal Revenue Service in the late 80's and has a history of mental illness including a suicide attempt. Still neighbors never imagined he was capable of such an outburst.

SOT: Steve Yurks/Friend

"He just felt that the time had come, no one is listening to him and Robert's got something to say and I basically feel that's what it was."
Stand-Up: Jennifer Jones/CBS News Pickett is in a nearby hospital this morning where he's being treated for his wounds and will undergo a psychological examination. Meanwhile, prosecutors are weighing whether to charge him with violating the District's strict anti-hand gun laws or the more serious offense of assaulting a federal officer. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Washington. ))

[Water-Main]


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



Some Roanoke residents are without water this morning due to a large water main break at the 34-hundred block of Brandon Avenue.
Officials say crews are working on the problem.They hope to have it fixed by 10 or 11 this morning.
There's no word on how many homes are affected.


[11Landmarks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC07:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A recent fire is focusing attention on historic preservation in western Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29;]


The former depot of the Virginian Railway was on a list of endangered sites long before it caught fire last month.
And members of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation say the blaze reminded them of other structures that have been lost to fire, redevelopment or neglect.
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[SOT 02:07:31]
[IN Q=What we most need to do]

((ROBERT FRANCE/PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: WHAT WE MOST NEED TO DO IS EACH OF US LOOK AROUND US AND SEE THE TREASURES WE HAVE AROUND HERE, AND SAY YES THIS IS WORTH PRESERVING.))
[SUPER=01-Robert France/Preservation Foundation]
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[OUT Q=worth preserving.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 1999; ]


The Preservation Foundation is now working to establish a rapid response fund, that would allow the group to step in, when historic buildings are threatened.
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[11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:24:42]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A man burning his trash accidentally started an "out of control" brush fire near downtown Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Firefighters say wind caused the fire to spread quickly over 15 acres of grassland behind the Christiansburg Institute yesterday.
It took more than five hours for firefighters to battle the blaze.
The smoke was heavy over North Franklin Street.
Police officers had to direct traffic.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The fire chief is asking people to hold off on burning until after we get some rain.

[11Rivero]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC04:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A state senate committee has labeled Virginia's Department of Social Services as an agency in trouble.
Last night, the Senators fell just short of recommending that Commissioner (SAHN-ya Ri- Varo) Sonia Rivero was NOT qualified for reconfirmation as the head of the agency she's led for the past year.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd like to]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(R) Norfolk; :27]
[SUPER=01-Sonia Rivero/Social Services Commissioner; :55 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Byrne/(D) Alexandria; 1:02 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:41 ]
[SUPER=01-Anne Petera/Secretary of the Commonwealth; 1:48 ]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
(([sot tape TWO 17:35:47]

((LUCAS: I'D LIKE TO HAVE A LOOK SEE.)) [runs:02 ]
A mostly irritated Senate Social Services and Rehabilitation Committee wants a day-long, post-session summit with Commissioner Sonia Rivero and her staff.
That's after 90 minutes of questions, and allegations that the agency under Rivero's leadership has overseen inexplicable delays in getting dollars to the neediest families and homeless shelters.... and had a general lack of compassion.
[sot tape ONE 17:23:33]

((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: WE SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PEOPLE... NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR AGENCY....HELP US WITH OUR PROBLEM?)) [runs:19 ]
Senator Emily Couric asked Rivero how many frontline service workers she'd visited in her year at the agency's helm.
[sot tape ONE 17:06:40 ]

((SONIA RIVERO: LET'S SEE. I KNOW I WENT TO HENRICO COUNTY, THAT WAS THE FIRST ONE I WENT TO. AND THEN I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER. I CAN'T REMEMBER RIGHT NOW. SORRY.)) [runs:09 ]
[sot tape ONE 17:10:37 ]

((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE: HAVE YOU EVER TOLD ANYONE ON YOUR STAFF THAT OPPOSITION TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT REGULATIONS... WOULD BE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL?)) [runs:19 ]

[sot tape ONE 17:11:00 ]

((SONIA RIVERO: THAT'S A STRANGE QUESTION. I DO EXPECT OUR STAFF TO SUPPORT THE DECISIONS ONCE THEY ARE MADE AND TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR'S POLICIES.)) [runs:14 ]
[sot tape ONE 17:24:21 ]

((SEN. YVONNE MILLER: THE BUCK STOPS AT YOUR DESK. AT NO POINT HAVE I HEARD YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING.))
[runs:07 ]
Rivero was flanked by two of Governor Jim Gilmore's cabinet secretaries -- one of whom let the senators know the message had been received.
[sot tape TWO 17:33:19 ]

((ANNE PETERA/SECRETARY OF COMMONWEALTH: YOU HAVE THE GUARANTEE ...HE DOES FIRMLY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL DOES SERVE AT HIS PLEASURE.)) [runs:11]
The full Senate may take up Rivero's fate.
The House has moved her name into the confirmation pile.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Bush-Taxes]


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


"Tax Week" in Washington reaches its pivotal point today, when President Bush submits his tax cut plan to Congress.
The President's holding a mid- morning ceremony in the Rose Garden to launch his one-point-six-trillion- dollar package.
While Democrats say the tax cut plan is too expensive, conservative Republicans say they want an even bigger tax cut.
But Bush is telling both parties the proposal is "the right size" and will benefit average Americans.

[11Car-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:49:40]
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You may have to pay more to get your car inspected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


A bill in the General Assembly would DOUBLE the cost of a state inspection to twenty dollars for cars and fifty for trucks.
It's a move inspection station owners like.. They say they're losing money at the current rate of ten dollars a pop.
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[SOT 15:05:12]
[IN Q=They make it]

((JOHN HARRIS/HARRIS GARAGE: THEY MAKE IT TOUGH ON YOU TO GET CERTIFICATION AND THEY ALSO MAKE IT TOUGH ON YOU WHEN YOU INSPECT THE CAR TOO. GOT DIFFERENT THINGS TO FOLLOW, RULES WE HAVE TO GO BY, CAN'T BREAK 'EM JUST BECAUSE WE LOSE THE MONEY, WE CAN'T BREAK THE RULES. I'D HATE TO SEE 'EM DO AWAY WITH IT, BECAUSE EVERYBODY NEEDS THEIR CARS INSPECTED FOR THE SAFETY OF IT ON THE HIGHWAY.))
[SUPER=01-John Harris/Harris Garage]
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[OUT Q=on the highway.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore vetoed a similar bill last year, saying it amounted to a tax increase on Virginians.
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[11Inspection-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Most states don't have set fees for vehicle inspections.
Pennsylvania, for example, doesn't have a mandated fee, though typically service stations charge about 20 dollars or a little more.
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[TAKE FS Pinnacle]
Vehicle inspections in West Virginia cost seven dollars plus tax.
New York charges the same as Virginia: 10 dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Many states do not require regular safety inspections at all.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, bypass surgery helps the heart, but may effect certain brain functions.
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=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM WE USUALLY CONSIDER BYPASS SURGERY TO BE A SUCCESS IF WE CAN RESTORE BLOOD FLOW TO THE HEART. BUT A NEW REPORT SAYS ONCE THAT SURGERY IS OVER- ALL IS NOT ALWAYS WELL AND GOOD.

VT=VO

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE REPORTS MANY PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO A BYPASS WIND UP HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MEMORY, CONCENTRATION, AND THINKING SKILLS. WE DON'T KNOW WHY THIS MENTAL DECLINE HAPPENS- BUT ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY ITS NOT SHORT TERM- IT CAN LAST FOR 5 YEARS OR MORE. SO IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS HAD A BYPASS AND YOU DON'T THINK YOUR THINKING IS STRAIGHT- ITS NOT ALL IN YOUR MIND.

VT=VO

PREGNANT WOMEN WITH ASTHMA REALLY NEED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE AT KEEPING THEIR LUNGS WORKING WELL. THE JOURNAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY REPORTS WOMEN WITH ASTHMA- ESPECIALLY ASTHMA THATS NOT WELL CONTROLLED- HAVE AN EXTRA HIGH RISK OF PREMATURE LABOR OR HAVING TO HAVE A C-SECTION DONE.
ON CAM FINALLY TODAY- ARE YOU- OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO'S CONSIDERED A TYPE A PERSONALITY- YOU KNOW- A REAL INTENSE- HARD DRIVER. YOU'D THINK THAT PERSONALITY WOULD BE THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, BUT GUESS WHAT- IT ISN'T- A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL SOMATIC MEDICINE FINDS LAID BACK EASY GOING FOLKS HAD JUST AS HIGH A RISK FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AS THE TYPE A'S. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES.IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[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]


Authorities discover more evidence after searching the home of White House gunman, Robert Pickett.
Pickett shot several bullets as he stood outside the fence of the South lawn yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Attorneys for convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols want a judge to throw out his conviction and life sentence.
A ruling on the request could take weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And thanks to the quick action of his mother and two 9-1-1 operators, a Danville infant is escapes a brush with death.
That after the 19- month- old fell into a swimming pool.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, February 8th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Water-Main]


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



Some Roanoke residents are without water this morning due to a large water main break at the 34-hundred block of Brandon Avenue.
Officials say crews are working on the problem.They hope to have it fixed by 10 or 11 this morning.
There's no word on how many homes are affected.


[2-White-House]


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


Authorities are learning more about the man who fired gunshots at the White House yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Evansville, IN;]


Upon searching the Indiana home of gunman Robert Pickett, police found computer equipment and several bags of evidence.
Just before noon yesterday, 47- year- old Pickett shot several bullets as he stood outside the fence of the South lawn.
The Secret Service tried to get him to drop his weapon, but ended up taking him down by shooting him in the knee.

Pickett was fired from the Internal Revenue Service in the late 80s and has a history of mental illness.
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[SOT 4:34:32]
[IN Q=He just felt ]

((STEVE YURKS/PICKETT'S FRIEND: HE JUST FELT THAT THE TIME HAD COME, NO ONE IS LISTENING TO HIM AND ROBERT'S GOT SOMETHING TO SAY AND I BASICALLY FEEL THAT'S WHAT IT WAS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Yurks/Pickett's Friend;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=WHAT IT WAS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors, meanwhile, are trying to decide what charges to file against him.
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[Nichols]


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


Attorneys for convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols were back in court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


They're asking a federal judge to throw out his conviction and life sentence.
A ruling on the request could take weeks.
Nichols was found guilty of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the 19-95 bombing that killed 168 people.
Nichols' attorneys argue the conspiracy law is unconstitutional.
They say it lets a judge rather than a jury assess information that could lead to the death penalty.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Meanwhile, condemned Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is scheduled for execution May 16th.[2-11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:26:11]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Roanoke police have arrested a Salem bank robbery suspect.
Authorities say bank officials refused to cash a check for him yesterday.
So instead, they say he robbed the bank.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say 29- year- old Maurice Dooley of Roanoke told a teller at Southwest Virginia Savings Bank on West Main Street that he had a gun.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


But the teller didn't see one.
The robber then took an undisclosed amount of money, and ran away.
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[11Quesenberry]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities believe a 43- year- old Pulaski county woman had sex with high school students, and gave at least one of them drugs.
Investigators arrested Regina C. Quesenberry and charged her with having sex with teens between the ages of 15 and 18.
She's also charged with supplying marijuana to a minor.
Quesenberry was released on 3-thousand dollars bond.
She declined to comment.

[11Elm-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC14:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Authorities have identified the man who died in Tuesday night's fire in Southwest Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters found the body of 51 year old Jeffrey Elwood Stanley in a back room of the house.
Flames ripped through the apartment house at Elm and Third around 10 Tuesday night.
Six other people who lived there lost their home in the blaze- The American Red Cross has offered them help.
Investigators say the fire was an accident -- they estimate 45-thousand dollars in damages.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[2-Bush-Taxes]


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


President Bush is asking both parties NOT to change the bottom line of his tax cut proposal.
Today, the President will send his one-point-six-trillion- dollar tax cut plan to Congress.
Bush says estimates of the budget surplus make it possible to cut taxes, save Social Security and pay down the national debt.
Democrats, meanwhile, say the proposal is too expensive.
Conservative Republicans want an even bigger tax cut.

[6State-Revenues]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC23:52]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The car tax cut proposal gains some momentum--
State tax collections for the month of January were up 22 percent over the last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore says that brings the year-to-date growth just up to four percent.
But that's NOT changing key minds at the capitol.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even though]
[SOT 13:09:46]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD: EVEN THOUGH ONE FIGURE WOULD PUT US UP AROUND 3.8 OR 4...TO GO FORWARD WITHT HE CAR TAX. SO IT CHANGES NOTHING. AND WE'VE KNOWN WE HAD A GOOD JANUARY FOR SOME TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=some time.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor's still fuming over the car tax characterization by Chichester.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everybody here]
[sot 12:52:32]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: EVERYBODY HERE REMEMBER "CHRISTMAS VACATION?" ...VIOLATION OF OUR MORAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATION TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=people of Virginia.]
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins is holding some of the budget cards... suggesting this week he take the unusual step of naming himself and other like-minded tax cutters to the budget conference committee.

[11Danville-Dispatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:28:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]



A Danville infant is alive today thanks to quick action by his mother and two 9-1-1 operators.
He narrowly escaped death Tuesday after falling into a swimming pool.
Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod shows us how saving a life can sometimes be as simple as picking up the phone and staying on the line.
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[SOT 16:51:01]
[IN Q=Nat sound of 9-1-1 operator]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ta-Tanisha Farmer/Dispatcher; :07]
[SUPER=@justin1; :32]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Doss/Dispatcher; :55]
[SUPER=01-Aletha Hutchinson-Evans/Mother; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF 9-1-1 OPERATOR))
The 9-1-1 call came in just after 3 Tuesday afternoon.
[SOT 16:40:00]
[IN Q=when she called]

((TA-TANISHA FARMER/DISPATCHER: WHEN SHE CALLED IT WAS A LITTLE FRANTIC. SHE WAS DOING A LOT OF YELLING AND TOLD ME THE BABY HAD FELL IN THE POOL.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=fell in the pool]


That baby is nineteen month old Tywuan Showers Evans.
Tywaun's mother thinks he climbed up the stairs of the pool while she was hanging clothes on the line.
She dived in, got the boy out, but he wasn't breathing and his lips were blue.
[SOT :00:43:07]
[IN Q=I thought he was dead. ]

((ALETHA HUTCHINSON-EVANS/MOTHER: I THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD. I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=that was it]


Tywaun's grandmother ran into the house and quickly dialed 9-1-1.
[SOT :00:49:16]
[IN Q=It would take several]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT WOULD TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES FOR PARAMEDICS TO ARRIVE. THE 9-1-1 OPERATOR REALIZED TYWAUN COULDNT WAIT THAT LONG AND NEEDED C-P-R IMMEDIATELY. SO OVER THE PHONE, THE DISPTACHER GAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS SO THE MOTHER COULD REVIVE THE INFANT RIGHT HERE IN THE KITCHEN.)) [Runs16]
[OUT Q=here in the kitchen]

((NAT SOUND OF 9-1-1 OPERATOR)) To get that information, all the dispatcher had to do was reach for this booklet.
[SOT 16:43:48]
[IN Q=We can go down]

((JAMIE DOSS/DISPATCHER: WE CAN GO DOWN HERE TO WHERE IT SAYS AIRWAY ARREST. WE CAN FLIP THE CARDS HERE AND IT TELLS US EXACTLY WHAT TO TELL THE CALLER WHAT TO DO FROM THERE.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=to do from there]


Danville is one of only a few cities here in Virginia which allows dispatchers to give detailed rescue information over the phone.
It worked in this medical emergency....Aletha Hutchinson had her son breathing again before the paramedics arrived.
[SOT :00:46:04]
[IN Q=thank you, thank you]

((ALETHA HUTCHINSON/MOTHER: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. I REALLY REALLY COULD USE IT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=could use it]


Help that came over the phone.
It brings a whole new meaning to reaching out and touching someone.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Tywaun spent the night in the hospital.
He is home now with no memory of what happened.

[11HOSTS-Program]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=500-14 TC1:41:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke is looking for volunteers to help teach students how to read.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The superintendent of city schools appealed to local business leaders yesterday morning to get involved in the HOSTS Program. HOSTS, which stands for "Help One Student to Succeed", uses volunteers to offer one-on-one mentoring in reading. Second graders at four city schools are already benefiting from the program. At least one local business is eager to get involved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is the first...]

((MIKE WILLIAMS/GENERAL ELECTRIC GM; THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH SUPPORTING THE YOUNGER FOLKS BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE MENTORING PROGRAMS WE DO ARE FOR OLDER CHILDREN. SO THIS WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US.)) ((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT; WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MENTORS, INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO ASSIST US DISCOVER THE WEALTH IN EVERY CHILD BY GIVING THEM A FIRM FOUNDATION IN READING.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Williams/General Electric GM; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=foundation in reading.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Mentors are asked to volunteer one hour a week.
[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 police have arrested a Salem bank robbery suspect.
Authorities say bank officials at Southwest Virginia Savings Bank on West Main Street refused to cash a check for him yesterday.
So instead, authorities say 29- year- old Maurice Dooley of Roanoke robbed the bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Authorities have identified the man who died in an apartment house fire in Southwest Roanoke.
Firefighters found the body of 51 year old Jeffrey Elwood Stanley in a back room of the house.
Flames ripped through the apartment house at Elm and Third around 10 Tuesday night.
Investigators say the fire was an accident -- they estimate 45-thousand dollars in damages.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Volunteers are needed to help Roanoke students learn to read. Roanoke City Schools superintendent Wayne Harris appealed to local business leaders yesterday morning to get involved in the HOSTS Program. HOSTS, which stands for "Help One Student to Succeed", uses volunteers to offer one-on-one mentoring in reading.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mina Shaw]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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