[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bad economic news for the region--
At Danville's Goodyear plant, 150 to 175 workers will be laid off because of a decline in truck tire production.


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


And Norfolk Southern's Chief Financial Officer says one to two- thousand more job cuts are coming to the railroad.

[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.


[11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:59:16]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]


A slowdown in truck tire production means somewhere between 150 and 175 layoffs at Danville's Goodyear plant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Demand for truck tires has shrunk in the last several months.
The company has notified employees that layoffs are coming but has not specifically told individual workers who will go.
A company spokesperson does say Goodyear hopes the lay offs are only temporary.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Goodyear also announced yesterday the elimination of 72-hundred jobs globally.
Danville plant officials say that move should not affect operations there.

[11NS-CFO]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern Layoffs]


Norfolk Southern's Chief Financial Officer has acknowledged that MAJOR changes are in store for the railroad.... including one to two thousand job cuts.
In a web cast yesterday morning....
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Henry Wolf said a new team called NS-21 will consider consolidation, partnerships with other businesses, and the sale or closure of at least 10 Norfolk Southern facilities.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Norfolk Southern's dividend has already been reduced to cut costs.

[6Gas-pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:35:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local engineering firm defends its report on co- locating two gas pipelines in Virginia.
That after the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors criticized the study.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The county asked Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern to find out how much it would cost to build a new Virginia Gas Pipeline next to an existing one owned by East Tennessee Natural Gas.
When the report came back, there was no cost estimate in it. [PRE PRO]
The company told News 7 "We stand behind the study. It was performed in a short time period -- a one week overview of the proposed pipeline. It would not have been prudent to speculate on a cost after one week's worth of analysis."

(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The engineering firm says it believes co-locating the pipelines is NOT an option because of major issues of safety.

[2-Bone-Marrow]


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

Radford's prosecutor will take a break from the courtroom next month to give the gift of life.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Yesterday;]

Randal Duncan was tested to donate bone marrow in hopes of helping his colleague's son. Duncan was NOT a match for little Henry Moore. But Duncan recently found he IS a match for a 48- year old woman with leukemia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:03:04]
[IN Q=I think people]

((RANDAL DUNCAN/DONOR: I THINK PEOPLE ARE MORE INCLINED TO PARTICIPATE WHEN IT HITS CLOSE TO HOME WHICH IS HOW I WAS EDUCATED; HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR HENRY'S SITUATION I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN EDUCATED AND AGAIN I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IN THE BANK.))
[SUPER=01-Randal Duncan/Donor; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in the bank.]
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[VO-NAT]

Approximately two- thousand people have been tested in hopes of helping baby Henry. The American Red Cross says of that number 13 people have turned out to be possible matches for others in need. Meanwhile-- Henry's parents continue to pray for a match for their son who was born without an immune system.
(////sot////)
[sot 17:28:42]
[in q= This time]

((PATRICK MOORE/HENRY'S FATHER: THIS TIME LAST YEAR WE DIDN'T KNOW IF HE WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY AND NOT ONLY IS HE ALIVE BUT HE'S DOING WELL AND YOU KNOW HE'S REALLY HELPED SAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE. WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/Henry's Father; ]
[runs=12]
[OUT Q= proud of him.]
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[vo-nat] Henry will die without a bone marrow transplant. His parents hope to organize another marrow drive this April.
(------------)



[School-Plot]


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


Making national headlines today--
New York police have a high school student in custody.
The student is accused of carrying 18 bombs and two guns to school in a gym bag.
Prosecutors say a sheriff's deputy caught the student in the school cafeteria.
School officials say the student had given a female classmate a threatening note, which she showed to a teacher.

[11Bristol-Body]


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


Bristol Police say they have found the body a missing college student.
18-year-old Yasmeen Qutub (YAHS'-meen ka-TUB') went for a walk last week after an argument with a friend at Virginia Intermont College and never returned.
Her body was discovered yesterday morning in some woods.
(ka-TUB) Qutub roomed with her twin sister.
She was from the Chicago area.

[6OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:25:07]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
OxyContin is supposed to be available only by prescription.
But the pain- killer is widely available on the streets.
Abuse of the drug can lead to addiction.
Healthcheck Reporter Joy Sutton has the story of one man's battle to fight addiction and the program helping him recover.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I would say within 30 days]

[don't super the first bite]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :07]
[SUPER=01-"Richard"/Former OxyContin Addict; :27]
[SUPER=01-Emily Jennings/Life Center of Galax; :45]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :53]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=joy sutton, news 7, galax]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT23;57;01]
[IN Q=I would say within 30]

((RICHARD: I WOULD SAY WITHIN 30 DAYS I WAS ADDICTED BEYOND CONTROL)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=beyond control]


This man who we'll call Richard --says he started taking OxyContin for pain after an injury --but soon became addicted.
So addicted --that when the doctor started reducing his medication --he found other ways to get it.
OxyContin became a 4-thousand dollar a month habit. And when tried to stop, the pain become too intense to bear.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23;58:20]
[IN Q=It's like an internal ache]

((RICHARD: IT'S LIKE AN INTERNAL ACHE. EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY, EVERY MUSCLE, YOU GO FROM FREEZING TO SWEATING, IT'S LIKE AN EXTREME FORM OF THE FLU)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=of the flu]


Richard says he turned to the Life Center of Galax for help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT39:29]
[IN Q=Gradually what we're doing is replacing oxycontin]

((EMILY JENNINGS/LIFE CENTER OF GALAX: GRADUALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING IS REPLACING OXYCONTIN WITH METHADONE. MOST PEOPLE COMPLETELY DETOXIFY AFTER TWO TO THREE YEARS)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=to three years]


The treatment includes getting a daily dose of methadone --which is an opiate like oxycontin --but doesn't produce a high.
Jennings says while methadone can also be addictive --it's the best thing available now to treat oxyContin addiction.

Richard agrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:16]
[IN Q=Anyone can stop]

((ANYONE CAN STOP NO MATTER AT WHAT POINT THEY'VE COME.. THIS PROGRAM WILL WORK FOR ANYONE)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=for anyone]

Richard says he's looking forward to the day when doesn't need ANY drug to function daily.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Galax.))
(------------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The Life Center tells us its program costs 110 dollars to enter, and treatments cost 10 dollars a day.
The company that makes OxyContin says abuse of the drug is harming patients who rely on it to manage their pain .. and it is supporting education and prevention efforts.

[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, Doctor Dave Hnida explains how a botulism poison may be able to help excessive sweaters.
He has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM THE PHRASE "NO SWEAT" IS ONE PEOPLE WITH A CONDITION CALLED HYPERHYDROSIS WOULD LOVE TO HEAR.

VT=VO

HYPERHYDROSIS IS A DISORDER WHERE PEOPLE SWEAT BUCKETS EVEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, BUT A REPORT IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THE POWERFUL BOTULISM POISON- CALLED BOTOX- COULD PUT AN END TO EXCESSIVE SWEATING. RESEARCHERS FOUND INJECTIONS OF BOTOX CUT SWEAT PRODUCTION BY 90% .
ON CAM THE KEY TO TREATING A STROKE IS PREVENTING AS MUCH BRAIN DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE- AND ONE NEW WAY TO DO THAT MAY BE TO COOL STROKE VICTIMS DOWN JUST A FEW DEGREES. A REPORT FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC SHOWS DROPPING A PERSONS BODY TEMPERATURE - AND BRAIN TEMPERATURE - JUST A DEGREE OR TWO CAN CUT THEIR RISK OF PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE BY HALF.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- MEN- DO YOU KNOW YOUR TRIGYLCERIDE LEVEL? HOW ABOUT YOUR HDL - OR GOOD CHOLESTEROL.? A REPORT IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS LOW TRIGLYCERIDES AND A HIGH HDL PROVIDES POWERFUL PROTECTION FROM A HEART ATTACK EVEN IF YOU HAVE OTHER RISK FACTORS SUCH AS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR A STRONG FAMILY HISTORY- SO BE SURE YOUR KNOW WHAT YOUR TRIGYLCERIDES AND HDL ARE.
ON CAM THAT'S 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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Layoffs are on the way to the Goodyear plant in Danville.
The company announced between 150 and 175 layoffs due to a slowdown in truck tire production.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The Navy admits that civilians on board the submarine that sank a Japanese fishing boat MAY have contributed to the accident.
Navy officials say two civilians were sitting at the controls and may have distracted crew members.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And around two- thousand people add their names to the bone marrow registry in hopes of helping little Radford boy.
A perfect match has not yet been found for Henry Moore, more than a dozen others now have hope for the future.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, February 15th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:59:16]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]


Between 150 and 175 layoffs are on the way for Danville's Goodyear plant due to a slowdown in truck tire production.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Demand for truck tires has shrunk in the last several months.
The company has notified employees that layoffs are coming but has not specifically told individual workers who will go.
A company spokesperson does say Goodyear hopes the lay offs are only temporary.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Goodyear also announced yesterday the elimination of 72-hundred jobs globally.
Danville plant officials say that move should not affect operations there.

[2-11NS-CFO]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern Layoffs]


Norfolk Southern's Chief Financial Officer says one to two thousand job cuts are on the way. That's just one of the MAJOR changes the railroad is making .
In a web cast yesterday morning....
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Henry Wolf said a new team called NS-21 will consider consolidation, partnerships with other businesses, and the sale or closure of at least 10 Norfolk Southern facilities.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Norfolk Southern's dividend has already been reduced to cut costs.

[11Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some two- thousand people added their named to the bone marrow registry in hopes of helping little Henry Moore. And, while a perfect match has not been found for the Radford toddler more than a dozen others now have renewed hope.

Teresa Hamilton reports-- Radford's prosecutor is the latest to help someone in need.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I would ]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randal Duncan/Donor; :12 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Paula Downs/American Red Cross; :50]
[SUPER=01-Patrick & Angela Moore/Henry's Parents; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.]

(( Randal Duncan spends most of his work day in the courtroom or preparing for his next case. But next month-- the Radford prosecutor will take time away to give the gift of life.
(////sot////)
[sot 17:02:06]
[in q= I would have ]

((RANDAL DUNCAN/DONOR: I WOULD HAVE NEVER SUBMITTED A SAMPLE FOR THE BANK HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR HENRY'S DRIVE.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q= henry's drive.]

Henry is the Radford boy who was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. Duncan works in the same office with Henry's father. And, while Duncan hoped to be a match for his colleague's son it did NOT pan out. But Duncan is a match for a 48- year old woman with leukemia.
(////sot//////)
[sot 17:02:31]
[IN Q= I would ]

((RANDAL DUNCAN/DONOR: I WOULD HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE CAN LEARN FROM THIS AS OPPOSED TO BEING INDIFFERENT.)) [runs7]
[out q= being indifferent.]

The American Red Cross say 13 people who signed up to help Henry have now been contacted as possible matches for others.
(////sot//////)
[sot 17;10;04]
[in q= I just think]

((PAULA DOWNS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: I JUST THINK IT'S AN EXCITING TIME TO KNOW SOMEONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO'S ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ACTUALLY GIVING LIFE TO ANOTHER PERSON.)) [runs11]
[OUT Q= another person.]

[nat sound] Which is what keeps the Moores going... as they wait for a perfect match for their son who will die without a transplant.
(////sot//////)
[SOT]
[IN Q= It's an ]

((PATRICK MOORE/HENRY'S FATHER: IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING BUT A REALLY REALLY GOOD FEELING A LOT OF GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SADNESS AND THAT SOMEHOW BRINGS US HAPPINESS IT REALLY DOES, IT REALLY MAKES US HAPPY TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE BEING SAVED. ANGELA MOORE/HENRY'S MOTHER: EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT HENRYS IT STILL GIVES US HOPE THAT SOME DRIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE WILL PRODUCE THE DONOR.)) [RUNS25] The Moores may find that person in April. That's when they hope to organize another bone marrow drive. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))


[Clinton-Pardon]


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


In national news this morning--
Former President Clinton says he'll cooperate with a criminal investigation into his pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich.
Clinton denies any wrongdoing in the case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The U-S attorney in New York has launched a criminal investigation.
Marc Rich was charged with tax evasion, fraud and illegal oil dealings with Iran.
But the central issue is whether money was funneled through Rich's ex- wife, Denise to BUY the pardon.
Critics note that Rich's former wife gave more than a million dollars to the Democratic Party and at least 109-thousand to Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate campaign.
(------------)


[Tax-Cut]


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


Today, it's the Democrats' turn to unveil a tax- cut plan.
Sources say Congressional leaders will emphasize broad-based tax cuts.
The cuts would be targeted more toward lower and middle- income taxpayers than President Bush's plan.
Democrats say Bush's one-point-six-trillion dollar plan is too expensive and favors the rich.

They're not yet putting a price tag on the Democratic plan. [Sub-Collision]


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


The Navy now admits that civilians on board the submarine that sank a Japanese fishing boat MAY have distracted crew members.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]


Navy officials say two civilians were sitting at the controls of the U-S-S Greeneville at the time of the collision.
The civilians were taking part in an orientation cruise.
The submarine was practicing an emergency surfacing operation last Friday when it struck the fishing boat.
Nine Japanese are still missing.
An investigation could lead to criminal charges against the captain or other members of the crew.
(------------)


[11Pledge-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:46:56]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]


A measure expressing regret for Virginia's participation in the forced sterilizations of more than 74-hundred people won final approval in the General Assembly.
On a voice vote yesterday, the Senate passed a resolution condemning the practice of eugenics. The House of Delegates had already passed the resolution.
Meanwhile, the students won't be forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance- that bill died in Richmond for now.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Despite a mostly favorable reception in the House Education Committee, the Senator who's carrying the bill accused its members of trying to "muck it up."
Fairfax Republican Warren Barry actually stormed out of the committee before a vote was taken.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[sot TAPE TWO 10:08:38]

((BARRY: WELL, WE GOT A BUNCH OF PINKOS ON THAT COMMITTEE THAT HAVE NIBBLED AWAY ON THE BILL TO THE POINT WHERE IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY MEANING. AND WHY PUT SOMETHING THROUGH THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY MEANING?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; ]
[runs=:10 ]
[OUT Q=doesn't have any meaning? DOUBLE OUT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The committee had voted to allow local school boards to decide if a student who refused to say the pledge should be expelled.
Senator Barry says any student who defies the mandate without written permission should be kicked out of school.
(------------)
[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Currently, only gun and drug offenses cause mandatory expulsions in Virginia schools.
The Education Committee will give Senator Barry another chance at the bill tomorrow, if he wants it.

[11Fuel-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:14:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been three weeks since Virginia Bradley found 150 gallons of heating oil on her basement floor. She's still trying to recover.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Bradley and her disabled son have been living in a motel since the heating oil delivery-man used an intake pipe that was no longer connected to a tank.
Friends and family have been working to salvage Bradley's belongings, but the fumes linger.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You can't stand to smell anything]

((VIRGINIA BRADLEY: YOU CAN'T STAND TO SMELL ANYTHING THAT'S BEEN IN THE HOUSE. YOU CAN'T STAND IN THE HOUSE. FUMES ARE JUST REAL BAD.))
[SUPER=07-Virginia Bradley]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=are just real bad.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bradley says she's thankful for the help she's received from the Red Cross and her church. But efforts to clean up the damage are moving slowly.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials with A. Byron Smith Oil Company were unavailable for comment yesterday.

[6-Gas-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC57:38]
[GRAPHIC=Heating Prices]


The president of a small Salem company received a gas bill for more than ten thousand dollars.
That's exactly why she's urging consumers to keep tabs on their natural gas use.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Lincra USA got a bill of almost 12-thousand dollars from Roanoke Gas for the month of January. That's up from 400-dollars in December. A Roanoke Gas employee dispatched to Lincra yesterday found the unusually large bill was the result of a mis-read meter. But Lincra's CEO says she caught the error only because of its size and that others could be paying more than their share for gas.
(///// SOT AT :25/////)
[SOT 5:39:11-5:39:25]
[IN Q=If they did this with me...]

((GIULIA GUSTAFSON/CEO, LINCRA USA: IF THEY DID THIS WITH ME HOW MANY PEOPLE DO THEY DO IT WITH? HOW MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY ARE GETTING... MAYBE I SHOULDN'T SAY CHEATED, BUT MAYBE THEY'RE GETTING THE WRONG BILL, MAYBE THEY'RE GETTING BILLED THE WRONG AMOUNT.))
[SUPER=01-Giulia Gustafson/Lincra USA CEO;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=getting billed the wrong amount.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Roanoke Gas says it reads more than 50-thousand meters a month and that small mistakes are bound to happen.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

Company president John Williamson also says a screening process is in place to catch large mistakes.
He's unsure why the safety net failed in Lincra's case. If you have any questions about your bill Williamson says you should contact the company.
[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]


Norfolk Southern's Chief Financial Officer says one to two thousand job cuts are on the way. That's just one of the MAJOR changes the railroad is making .
C-F-O Henry Wolf says a new team called NS-21 will consider consolidation, partnerships with other businesses, and the sale or closure of at least 10 Norfolk Southern facilities.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A slowdown in truck tire production means somewhere between 150 and 175 layoffs at Danville's Goodyear plant.
The company has notified employees that layoffs are coming but has not specifically told individual workers who will go.
A company spokesperson does say Goodyear hopes the lay offs are only temporary.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Approximately two- thousand people have been tested to donate bone marrow in hopes of helping baby Henry Moore. The American Red Cross says of that number 13 people have turned out to be possible matches for others in need. Meanwhile-- Henry's parents continue to pray for a match for their son who was born without an immune system. They hope to organize another marrow drive this April.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When you were]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon]

(ad lib bye) (toss)