[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A last blast of Winter creates havoc on some roads in the area--
Three tractor trailers and a car collided on Interstate 81 last night between Christiansburg and Ironto.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Floyd county grand jury indicts a teacher and coach on charges of sexual abuse.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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The New River Valley did see some snow last night..
We sent Steve Pardon looking for it this morning, but what he found was rain.
Steve ?
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[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
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[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
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[School-Information]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


It's mostly raining throughout the viewing area this morning, but some areas did get some snow. It's enough to effect some school systems.
We running the closings and delays at the bottom of your screen.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS] You can also find them on our webpage at WDBJ-7--dot-com.

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

The falling snow caused a number of headaches for motorists in the New River Valley and higher elevations. Last night-- the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 between Christiansburg and Ironto were blocked for several hours overnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;]

Around ten o'clock-- state police say three tractor trailers and a car collided blocking both northbound lanes. Snow had been falling throughout the area for several hours making driving treacherous. To help keep traffic from backing up-- motorists traveling north were routed onto Route 460 at exit 118. A number of drivers, fearing they too would be involved in an accident took a break at area truck stops.
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[SOT 10:16:18 is on tape labeled bad wx]
[IN Q=IT DOESN'T]

((ANDREW JONES/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER: IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR IT TO GET REALLY MESSY. YOU KNOW JUST USE CAUTION. I WAS DOWN TO 30 MPH YOU KNOW. I THINK IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO STOP.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Jones/Tractor Trailer Driver;]
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[OUT Q=TO STOP.]
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[VO-NAT]

State police say two people were taken to the hospital with injuries.
No word on how serious those injuries were.
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[Sub-Collision]


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


A Navy court of inquiry wraps up after hearing testimony from the commander of the submarine that collided with a Japanese fishing boat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearl Harbor, HI;]


U-S-S Greeneville commander Scott Waddle accepted responsibility for the accident that killed nine people.
But Waddle said some of his crew did NOT follow orders, including a sonar operator.
The Navy rejected Waddle's request for immunity.
That means his testimony could be used against him later.
The three presiding admirals are expected to take three weeks to report their findings, and recommend whether Waddle and two other officers should be punished.
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[11Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:48:49]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


An argument between friends ended in murder according to Henry County deputies.
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[VO-NAT]


George Lincoln Hopkins was arrested and charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing Larry Thomas Bennett.
[SUPER=03-Collinsville; :06]


Deputies say the two men had been drinking when an argument broke out around two-thirty yesterday morning.
The victim's 13 year old child escaped through a window and called police.
Authorities believe Hopkins killed Bennett with glass from a coffee table broken during the altercation.
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[11Floyd-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:16:10]
[GRAPHIC=Indictment]


A teacher and coach has been indicted by a Floyd County Grand Jury on charges of sexual abuse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; ]


26-year old Jeremy Ryan Cox is accused of taking indecent liberties with a tenth grade girl who was a member of an athletic team he coached.
Authorities say the allegations came to light when the student told personnel at Floyd County High School.
Cox faces seven counts, the most serious- abduction with intent to defile- carries a possible prison sentence of 20 years to life.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cox turned himself in and was released on bond. Neither he nor his attorney was available for comment.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Japanese stocks rocketed higher yesterday amid speculation that
the government bought shares to boost the market. The Nikkei rebounded from a morning sell-off to close up 913 points.
It was the index's seventh largest one-day percentage point gain. But it was a different story here in the U-S yesterday where stocks sank. The Federal Reserve did lower interest rates, but not as much as investors had hoped for.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information: (on cam) FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN LEFT WALL STREET WANTING MORE..

(vo - Greenspan)

INVESTORS ARE CALLING THE FED'S HALF POINT RATE CUT TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE... MANY INVESTORS WERE HOPING FOR A MORE AGGRESSIVE RATE CUT OF THREE QUARTERS OF A POINT TO BOOST THE ECONOMY, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND CORPORATE PROFITS...

(on cam)

BUT SOME MARKETWATCHERS SAY THE FED IS TELLING US IT REMAINS ON GUARD BUT DOESN'T THINK THINGS ARE AS BAD AS FIRST THOUGHT...

(take sot)

SAM STOVALL
SOT: 13 - Sam Stovall / Standard & Poors



(on cam)

DISAPPOINTED INVESTORS GREETED THE FED'S THIRD INTEREST RATE CUT OF THE YEAR WITH A FULLSCALE SELLOFF..

(graphic)

THE DOW TUMBLED 238 POINTS TO 9720...

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ PLUNGED 93 POINTS TO ITS LOWEST CLOSE SINCE NOVEMBER 1998

(on cam)

IN A STATEMENT THE FED SAID IT IS WORRIED ABOUT A GLOBAL ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN AND SOFT DEMAND ... THAT LEAVES THE DOOR WIDE OPEN FOR FUTURE RATE CUTS PERHAPS BEFORE THE FED'S NEXT MEETING MAY 15TH.

(on cam)

HERE AT THE NASDAQ MORE SELLING AMONG THE HI-TECH HEAVYWEIGHTS.ORACLE WILL CUT 1 TO 2 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE MOSTLY THRU ATTRITION...

(graphic or broll)

NORTHWEST AIRLINES IS GROUNDING FIVE PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE THANKS TO A DROP IN BUSINESS TRAVEL AND THE SLOWING ECONOMY.

(on cam)

NORTHWEST IS ALSO LOCKED IN A BITTER BATTLE WITH ITS UNIONIZED MECHANICS.

(graphic)

ALSO AFTER THE BELL NIKE MET ALREADY REDUCED PROFIT EXPECTATIONS OF 35 CENTS A SHARE.. NIKE'S RESULTS WERE HURT BY SLOWING SALES OF SNEAKERS AND ATHLETIC SHOES.

(graphic)

FOR ALL THE MARKET ACTION HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))



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[Pulaski-Drugs]


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


More than 30 people are behind bars in Pulaski County this morning after a drug round-up.
Yesterday evening, county deputies, Dublin police officers and state troopers began rounding up suspects.
Charges include distribution of oxycodone, cocaine, L-S-D, morphine and marijuana.
Authorities say more arrests will be made in the next few days.

[11Farner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC28:09]
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He wanted his girlfriend quote: "hacked up".. instead a Campbell County man will serve time in prison for trying to arrange her murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape]


27-year-old Michael Farner was arrested last May after an undercover investigation involving an A-B-C agent.
Farner had tried to hire the agent to kill Lisa Miller, because he claimed she knew too much about crimes he'd allegedly been involved in.
Farner was sentenced yesterday to ten years in prison for two counts of soliciting murder.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
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President Bush is heading to Florida for the second time in as many weeks.
Bush will be in the Sunshine State to promote his version of the Patients' Bill of Rights.
In that bill, Bush asks for a limit to the right to sue an H-M-O.
He also wants states to have the right to ignore federal rules if they have patient protection laws of their own.
Democrats insist the federal law covers everyone, and that patients have full rights to sue in federal and state

courts.[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, depending on how long women take estrogen after menopause MAY determine their risk ovarian cancer.

Doctor Dave Hnida explains that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information: ON CAM SOME NOT SO GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN WHO TAKE ESTROGEN AFTER MENOPAUSE. A STUDY IN THE JAMA FINDS WOMEN

VT=VO

WHO TAKE ESTROGEN FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS- DOUBLE THEIR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER. THIS STUDY IS THE FIRST EVER TO FIND A LINK BETWEEN ESTROGEN AND OVARIAN CANCER- A DISEASE THAT CAUSES AMOST 14 THOUSAND DEATHS EACH YEAR. MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE- BUT THIS STUDY WAVES A BIG RED FLAG FOR ESTROGEN USERS- ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF OVARIAN CANCER.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- TAKE A STROLL - NOT A RUN- AND YOU CAN ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE. A NEW STUDY- ALSO IN THE JAMA SHOWS ITS THE AMOUNT AND TIMEOF WALKING- NOT THE PACE OR INTENSITY - THAT IMPROVES HEALTH. NOW IF YOU LIKE TO RUN- THATS FINE- BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO WORK UP A SWEAT TO GET THE BENEFITS.
ON CAM FINALLY TODAY- HAVING A LIITLE TROUBLE SLEEPING? WELL INSTEAD OF WARM MILK- MAYBE YOU NEED SOME CHERRIES. THATS RIGHT- A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION FINDS TART CHERRIES ARE THE FIRST KNOWN NATURAL SOURCE OF MELATONIN- THE SLEEP CHEMICAL. SO FORGET THE SUPPLEMENTS- THE MELATONIN IN CHERRIES MAY BE WHAT YOU NEED TO TRAVEL TO SLEEPY-LAND. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M 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]


Clifton Forge police are asking for help in finding a missing man.
50-year-old Peter Louis Cardinal left work at Liberty House nursing home last Tuesday morning and disappeared.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Authorities say a 15- year-old girl shot and killed a 16 year old Roanoke boy
The girl is in her parents' custody as police continue their investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Sons of Confederate Veterans are angry that Governor Jim Gilmore will NOT declare a Confederate History Month this April.
Instead, the Governor is proclaiming the month a remembrance for ALL Virginians who served in the Civil War.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March 21st .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This storm system did not bring the snow amounts many were anticipating, but it is delivering some much needed rain for most of the viewing area. Some areas did receive snow, including the New River Valley last night. That's where we find Steve Pardon this morning. Steve?
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[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]



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[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
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[2-School-Information]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


It's mostly raining throughout the viewing area this morning, but some areas did get some snow. It's enough to effect some school systems.
We running the closings and delays at the bottom of your screen.
(++++++++++++)

[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS] You can also find them on our webpage at WDBJ-7--dot-com.

(++++++++++++)[Spring-Weather]



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


While it seems spring hasn't quite SPRUNG in our area... we're not alone.
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[VO-NAT]


Old Man Winter held on throughout the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee, bringing snow, rain, and howling winds.
In Florida, the storm system brought heavy rains to an area that's been starving for moisture.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


But the spring season's in bloom in the nation's capital.
The cherry blossoms are starting to bud in Washington, D-C.
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[11Missing-Person]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC1:23:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Clifton Forge police are asking for help in finding a missing man.
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[VO-NAT]


50-year-old Peter Louis Cardinal left work at Liberty House nursing home last Tuesday morning and disappeared.
His wife and family have not heard from him.
Police say his bank and credit cards have NOT been used since.
If you have any information, call Clifton Forge police at 5-4-0 8-6-3 2-5-1-3.
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[11Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC03:56]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A 16 year old Roanoke boy was killed after being shot by a 15 year old girl.
The girl is in her parents' custody as police continue their investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say Neville Swain and the girl were playing with a 38-caliber gun inside his Elm Avenue apartment.
He was shot once in the head....and later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[IN Q=We're still investigating]
[SOT 9:14 - :19]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESWOMAN: WE'RE STILL INVESTIGATING THAT NOW AS TO WHO THE GUN BELONGS TO AND HOW IT ENDED UP IN HER HANDS.))
[SOT 3:25 - :39]

((DINA FOSTER/NEIGHBOR: I REALLY FEEL IN MY HEART IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. THEY'RE NOT NO TROUBLED KIDS OR ANYTHING. JUST A LOADED GUN AROUND AND KIDS WANT TO BE KIDS. I BASICALLY FEEL IN MY HEART THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED, CONSIDERING I KNOW THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokeswoman; :00 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Dina Foster/Neighbor; :06]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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No charges have been filed yet against the girl because the shooting is still under investigation.

[11Moonshine-ruling]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Bust]


A monitoring device on the bumper of a vehicle could help in a moonshining case.
It was state Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents who put the device on a vehicle from the Farmers Exchange in Rocky Mount, hoping it would lead them to an illegal moonshine still.
Agents lost track of the signal ...on Tharp Creek Road, but it helped narrow down the vicinity.
Eventually A-B-C Agents found the still, and yesterday the judge in the federal moonshine case ruled the government will be allowed to use that evidence.

[11Crouch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC05:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The U-S Attorney for Western Virginia announced he's resigning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July;]


Robert Crouch sent letters to President Bush and to Attorney General Ashcroft stating that his resignation will be effective at midnight on May 1.
Crouch has served as U-S Attorney for the Western District of Virginia since 1993.
He was appointed by the Clinton Administration.
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[11Confederate-Month]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:15:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore will NOT declare a Confederate History Month this April.
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[VO-NAT]


Instead, he's proclaiming April, 2001 as Virginia's Month for Remembering the Sacrifices and Honor of All Virginians Who Served in the Civil War..."
It states in part:
"Whereas the four years of Civil War was suffered by both North and South to protect what each side believed to be threatened rights and imperiled liberty..." -- specifically naming slavery as an abhorred and condemned cause of the war.
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[SOT 15:21:10]
[IN Q=There's nothing in this proclamation]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE'S NOTHING IN THIS PROCLAMATION THAT DOES ANYTHING EXCEPT HONOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CONFEDERACY, HONOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE UNION, AND HONOR THOSE WHOSE HISTORY IS TIED UP WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN SLAVERY. SO I THINK THERE'S PLENTY OF GOOD REMEMBRANCES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=remembrances and opportunities for people.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans is calling the proclamation a great disservice to Virginians who served in the Confederate army.
He says the Governor, quoting now, "knuckled under to the N-double-A-C-P with a proclamation that's a hodgepodge of competing interests."
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Last year, the N-double-A-C-P threatened an economic boycott of the state.
The group had NO immediate comment yesterday.

[11L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans to convert Lynchburg's old train station into a transportation hub could be hitting the skids.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The station is being renovated to house a visitors center and passenger terminals for Amtrak and Greyhound.
But city leaders yesterday frowned at spending 650- thousand dollars on a new road that would allow buses direct access from the station to Fifth Street.
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[SOT 20:19:01]
[IN Q=We are going]

((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE ARE GOING TO STRUGGLE TO PAY FOR THE SCHOOL NEEDS THAT WE HAVE, WE'RE GOING TO STRUGGLE TO PAY FOR THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND SALARIES THAT WE NEED TO STAFF THE POSITIONS. THIS WHOLE THING IS A PROJECT THAT HAS GROWN BEYOND WHAT IS REASONABLE,.))
[SUPER=01-Julian Adams/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=what is reasonable.]
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[VO-NAT]


Adams wants to eliminate a proposed public safety museum and use that land as a turn around for Greyhound buses.


Council will examine several options before making a decision.
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[Economy]


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


The Federal Reserve's half-point cut in interest rates apparently isn't making the impact on Wall Street that investors had wanted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Some consider the cut too little, too late.
Economists had hoped for a three-quarter-point cut.
Yesterday, the Dow sank 238 points and the NASDAQ lost 94 points.
But in Japan, news of the rate cut improved the Nikkei index.
It rose more than 900 points.
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[CA-Power]


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


After rolling blackouts return to California, the state's two largest utility companies must start paying environmentally-friendly generators, in ADVANCE for the power they provide.
The Governor says this week's blackouts were caused, at least in part, by the failure of the power companies to pay operators of solar, wind and steam plants.
Meanwhile, consumers could soon feel the pinch.
One official says the state Public Utilities Commission may have to raise rates by about 15 percent.

[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]


More than 30 people are behind bars in Pulaski County this morning after a drug round-up.
Yesterday evening, county deputies, Dublin police officers and state troopers began rounding up suspects.
Charges include distribution of oxycodone, cocaine, L-S-D, morphine and marijuana.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Clifton Forge police are asking for help in finding a missing man.
50-year-old Peter Louis Cardinal left work at Liberty House nursing home last Tuesday morning and disappeared.
His wife and family have not heard from him.
If you have any information, call Clifton Forge police at 5-4-0 8-6-3 2-5-1-3.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Falling snow caused a number of headaches for motorists last night. State police say three tractor trailers and a car collided blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 for several hours between Christiansburg and Ironto.
They say two people were taken to the hospital with injuries.
No word on how serious those injuries were.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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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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