[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Seven U-S soldiers are confirmed dead after two Army helicopters crash in Hawaii.
The accident happened during a night-time training mission.
We'll have details.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Halifax county officials consider closing two elementary schools to pay for upgrades at other schools.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Helicopter-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


In breaking national news--
Two Army helicopters have crashed in Hawaii, killing at least seven soldiers.
Fire officials say one soldier is still missing.
The Army says 17 servicemen were aboard the two U-H-60 helicopters on a night-time training mission on the north shore of Oahu.
Officials say the accident happened around eight p-m Hawaiian time in a remote area that's accessible only to four- wheel drive vehicles.
Manuel Gallegus joins us now from Hawaii with an update.
[LIVE=Newspath/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Oahu Island, HI;]







[11Route-11]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Road Repairs]


Road work will close part of Route-11 in Rockbridge county for the next two days.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The road will be closed just south of Natural Bridge from eight in the morning till five in the evening today and tomorrow.
V-Dot is repairing a concrete wall.
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[11Halifax-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC20:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Halifax County School administrators believe less is more.
That could mean the closing of some elementary schools in the county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The school superintendent presented a long range plan to the school board last night.
The plan calls for the closing of (VURJ-ul-LYN-uh) Virgilina and Wilson Memorial Elementary schools.
The move would save the county more than a million dollars a year.
That money would then be used to upgrade other schools within the county.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:57:48; 6:00:37]
[IN Q=Folks do not want to lose]

((DENNIS WITT/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: FOLKS DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT HARD CHOICES SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MADE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD.)) ((NORMAN TALLEY/PARENT: IF THEY SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN I FEEL LIKE THE COMMUNITY ITSELF WILL NOT HAVE A PLACE FOR OUR STUDENTS OUR KIDS TO EVEN COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Halifax Co. Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Talley/Parent; :08]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=as a community]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board will decide whether to go forward with the proposed plan.
If the board approves, the county will then hold public hearings.
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[Decision]


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


The recording industry is singing the praises of a federal appeals court ruling designed to SILENCE Napster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Music Video;]


Many musical groups like Metallica have led a crusade against Napster, saying it's illegal to allow customers to download their songs for free.
Yesterday's court decision says the music- swapping service has to stop letting millions of people share copyright material over the Internet.
Napster plans to appeal.
However, the federal court failed to put a timeline on WHEN exactly Napster must cease operation.
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[11Napster]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:56:13]
[GRAPHIC=Napster Decision]


The decision was considered a victory for record labels who say downloading songs from the Internet for free was actually piracy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Buddy Hartge (Harge) disagrees.
He's a is a D-J for K-92 in Roanoke and big fan of Napster.
Millions use Napster to listen to and copy music from the Internet to a computer.
He says some recording artists themselves realize the promotional value of Napster.
(///// SOT /////)

[tc:23:37:48]
[SOT]
[IN Q=You wouldn't have peple like]

((BUDDY HARTGE: YOU WOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE LIKE BLINK 182 OFFERING IT ON LINE. ALL THESE, FARM CLUB, I MEAN, THEY ALL OFFER THIS ON LINE, AND THERE IS A REASON FOR IT. THEY WANT THESE PEOPLE TO LISTEN, THEY WANT THE FANS. BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE END RESULT IS GOING TO BE THEM BUYING THE CD.))
[SUPER=01-Buddy Hartge/Napster User]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=buying the C.D.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hartge also says free downloading will continue regardless of Napster's future.
He says there are dozens of places to get the free songs.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, investors are anxious to hear what Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan will say today. Analysts expect him to indicate that more rate cuts are likely.
Here's Alexis Christoforous with that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Federal reserve]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=in New York]




[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]

Now here's an early look at the stock market.
(kim tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Danville-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


Danville's city leaders say a new power plant will bring a much needed jolt to the region's economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation announced plans yesterday to build a 400-million dollar power plant in Danville.
The 870 megawatt natural-gas fueled power plant would be located in the Airside Industrial Park.
City Leaders believe the project will generate jobs, several million dollars in tax revenue and help boost the economy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:05:32]
[IN Q=I think we are primed]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE'S MAYOR: I THINK WE ARE PRIMED. WE'RE READY. WE STILL ARE LOOKING AT EVERYDAY MORE AVENUES AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. BUT I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK NOW.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=right track now]
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[VO-NAT]


Mirant hopes to begin construction by early next year and have the plant up and running by 2004.
Once completed, the company will hire more than twenty full time employees to run it.
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[11VASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC55:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

State Police say a bird's eye-view of the interstates is helping reduce the number of speeders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

With the help of four single-engine planes and a speed "computer and recorder" known as VASCAR, Troopers have handed out over 8-hundred citations. The air patrol covers 30-cities and counties in the Commonwealth. Ticket speeds have ranged from 78 - to- 82 miles per hour.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, people age 80 or older can benefit from joint replacement surgery.

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:
VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS HIP REPLACEMENTS OR KNEE REPLACEMENTS CAN BE DONE IN PEOPLE AGE 80 AND OLDER. RESEARCHERS FOUND WHEN OLDER PEOPLE GOT NEW JOINTS, NOT ONLY DID THEY FEEL BETTER, BUT THEIR OVERALL HEALTH IMPROVED BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T PUTTING UP WITH AS MUCH PAIN.

VT=VO

THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE THAT A SIMPLE WALK CAN CUT YOUR RISK OF HEART ATTACK-EVEN IF YOU ALREADY SHOW SIGNS OF CLOGGED ARTERIES. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LOOKED AT PEOPLE WITH HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES OF THE LEGS- AND FOUND A 30 MINUTE WALK EACH DAY CAUSED THE BODY TO PRODUCE A FORM OF TPA- THE SAME MEDICINE WE GIVE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM TO DISSOLVE BLOOD CLOTS DURING A HEART ATTACK. THE TPA YOU MAKE FROM WALKING CAN CUT YOUR RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS IN THE HEART- AS WELL AS SOFTENING UP THE HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES IN YOUR LEGS.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WAIT AND SEE IS THE ADVICE FROM THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL WHEN IT COMES TO CHILDHOOD EAR INFECTIONS. THE STUDY FOUND 3 IN 4 KIDS WITH EARACHES GOT BETTER ON THEIR OWN- WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS- WITHIN 3 DAYS OF GETTING SICK.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[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]


Two Army helicopters have crashed in Hawaii.
At least seven soldiers are confirmed dead, and another soldier remains missing.
The Army says the servicemen were taking part in a night-time training mission.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


National security takes center stage for President Bush this week.
After visiting a couple of military bases yesterday, Bush plans to tour the Joint Forces and NATO commands in Norfolk later this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a new power plant is going up in Danville.
The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation announced plans yesterday to build a 400-million dollar plant.
City leaders believe it'll help boost the local economy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, February 13th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Helicopter-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


There is a breaking national story this morning--
Two Army helicopters have crashed in Hawaii.
Fire officials confirm seven soldiers are dead, and another soldier remains missing.
Four others are injured.
The Army says a group of soldiers was aboard two U-H- 60 helicopters, engaged in a night- time training mission on the north shore of Oahu.
The crash happened around eight p-m Hawaiian time in a remote military area.
We now go to Manuel Gallegus, who's in Hawaii with the latest.
[LIVE=Newspath/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Oahu Island, HI;]






[Bush-Norfolk]


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


President Bush will be in Virginia later this morning, touring the Joint Forces and NATO commands in Norfolk.
He's also expected to speak to about two- thousand members of the military and their families.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Stewart, GA;]


Yesterday the new Commander-in-Chief visited a couple of military bases.
Bush is focusing on national security issues this week.
He announced plans to make good on his campaign pledge to ask Congress for a pay increase, better housing and other benefits for the military.
The White House estimates the package will cost more than five and a-half billion dollars.
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[2-11Route-11]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Road Repairs]


Commuters who travel along part of Route 11 in Rockbridge County will need to find another route for the next two days.
Road work is closing part of the road.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The road will be closed just south of Natural Bridge from eight in the morning till five in the evening today and tomorrow.
V-Dot is repairing a concrete wall.
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[2-11Halifax-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC20:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Halifax County School administrators are looking at a proposed plan that would close some of elementary schools in the county.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The school superintendent presented a long range plan to the school board last night.
The plan calls for the closing of (VURJ-ul-LYN-uh) Virgilina and Wilson Memorial Elementary schools.
The move would save the county more than a million dollars a year.
That money would then be used to upgrade other schools within the county.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:57:48; 6:00:37]
[IN Q=Folks do not want to lose]

((DENNIS WITT/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: FOLKS DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT HARD CHOICES SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MADE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD.)) ((NORMAN TALLEY/PARENT: IF THEY SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN I FEEL LIKE THE COMMUNITY ITSELF WILL NOT HAVE A PLACE FOR OUR STUDENTS OUR KIDS TO EVEN COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Halifax Co. Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Talley/Parent; :08]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=as a community]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board will decide whether to go forward with the proposed plan.
If the board approves, the county will then hold public hearings.
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[2-11Danville-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


A new power plant will help boost Danville's economy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation announced plans yesterday to build a 400-million dollar power plant in Danville.
The 870 megawatt natural-gas fueled power plant would be located in the Airside Industrial Park.
City Leaders believe the project will generate jobs, several million dollars in tax revenue and help boost the economy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:05:32]
[IN Q=I think we are primed]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE'S MAYOR: I THINK WE ARE PRIMED. WE'RE READY. WE STILL ARE LOOKING AT EVERYDAY MORE AVENUES AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. BUT I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK NOW.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=right track now]
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[VO-NAT]


Mirant hopes to begin construction by early next year and have the plant up and running by 2004.
Once completed, the company will hire more than twenty full time employees to run it.
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[11Damewood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:39:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While still crying over his fiance, a Roanoke man goes to jail for killing her.
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[VO-NAT]


David Damewood will serve a year and a half in prison for driving his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol and- -in the process- -killing the woman he planned to marry.
Christy Blankenship was a passenger on Damewood's bike the night she was killed last July.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 2]


His Harley swerved to avoid a car and hit the curb, throwing the 28-year old victim into a utility pole.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


In addition to the 18-month jail term, Damewood will have to cover medical bills, funeral expenses and counseling costs totaling more than 26-thousand dollars. Judge Jonathon Apgar also suspended Damewood's driver's license indefinitely.

[11Eugenics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC55:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For five decades, some people considered to have hereditary flaws in Virginia were sterilized.
That practice ended in 1979.
Now there's a bill that would make Virginia the first state in the nation to express regrets for the practice of (You-genics) eugenics.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Goldie Jordan]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Goldie Jordan/Chesterfield Co. Resident; :19]
[SUPER=01-Del. Mitch Van Yahres/(D) Charlottesville; :31]
[SUPER=07-Roy Scherer; :44]
[SUPER=01-Ron Doggett/White Rights Advocate; :56]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:14 ]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]

(( Goldie Jordan is descended from Cherokee Indians... and had several family surnames on a list the Commonwealth considered undesirable for breeding.
So several aunts and uncles and in-laws were sterilized by the state.
She doesn't think a bill expressing "regrets" is even close to making up for that.
[sot 17:35:28 ]

((GOLDIE JORDAN: WE THE REMNANTS OF THIS POLITICAL WRONG AWAIT A MORE THOROUGH STUDY OF THIS ISSUE.)) [runs:08 ]
The bill's sponsor is just trying to get something on record about a practice he finds appalling.
[sot 17:38:21]

((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES: I THINK THE FUTURE WE'RE LOOKING AT-- WE'RE MESSING AROUND NOW, WITH GENE SPLICING, WE'RE MESSING AROUND... CLONING BILL AS AN EXAMPLE.)) [runs:13]
[sot 17:37:08]

((ROY SCHERER: THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLACE IN FORCING PEOPLE TO BE STERILIZED.)) [runs:08 ]
But a white rights advocate told the senators he thinks the races shouldn't marry or reproduce.
[sot 17:47:26]

((RON DOGGETT/ : I DON'T SEE ANY NEED TO BE REGRETFUL OR APOLOGETIC...HEREDITY MATTERS AND GENETICS MATTERS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONCEPT AND ONE WE SHOULDN'T IGNORE.)) [runs:18 ]
If the full Senate says yes to the Eugenics "regrets" bill, the Governor will take it up.
[sot 12:53:30 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE PEOPLE AREN'T HERE WHO WERE DOING THOSE THINGS BACK IN THOSE DAYS. WHAT YEAR WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE? TWENTIES? TENS? Through 1979. SEVENTIES? OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT? WELL THAT CERTAINLY WASN'T AN APPROPRIATE THING TO DO.)) [runs:11 ]
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Road work will close part of Route-11 in Rockbridge county for the next two days.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
The road will be closed just south of Natural Bridge from eight in the morning till five in the evening today and tomorrow.
V-Dot is repairing a concrete wall.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation announced plans yesterday to build a 400-million dollar power plant in Danville.
The 870 megawatt natural-gas fueled power plant would be located in the Airside Industrial Park.
City Leaders believe the project will generate jobs, several million dollars in tax revenue and help boost the economy.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Halifax County School administrators are looking at a proposed plan that would close (VURJ-ul-LYN-uh) Virgilina and Wilson Memorial Elementary schools.
The move would save the county more than a million dollars a year.
That money would then be used to upgrade other schools within the county. The county will hold public hearings if the school board decides to move forward with the proposed plan.
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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=Yesterday was]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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