[Open]

[SUPER=17-Wednesday November 14, 2001]

[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]
[SUPER=@Spa1;]



[War-Update]


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


The Taliban is on the run, and being chased by U-S warplanes.
American jets are attacking convoys of retreating Taliban troops.
They're also targeting caves where members of Osama bin Laden's terror network are thought to be hiding.
Meanwhile, the mood in the capital city of Kabul is said to be almost euphoric.
Afghans are celebrating the end of five years of Taliban repression.
Residents have brought out their radios, and have been playing music in the streets.
Teri Okita is in Washington this morning, and brings us up to date.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Kabul, Afghanistan;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((
THIS MORNING -- HAPPINESS COULD BE FOUND ON THE STREETS OF KABUL ... AT THE MARKET ... AND ON THE FACES OF THESE RESIDENTS MARKING THE START OF A NEW LIFE ... NO LONGER UNDER TALIBAN RULE.

(NAT - KABUL RESIDENT)


YES WE ARE HAPPY -- THIS MAN SAYS -- THE SITUATION IS PERFECT. IT IS VERY SAFE.
ONE DAY AFTER CAPTURING KABUL, NORTHERN ALLIANCE TROOPS CONTINUED TO ROUND UP SUSPECTED TALIBAN MEMBERS. THE OPPOSITION FORCES NOW FIRMLY IN CONTROL OF NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN -- AND THE TALIBAN FIGHTERS NOW ON THE RUN.
TODAY, U.S. JETS ARE ATTACKING CONVOYS OF TALIBAN SOLDIERS RETREATING TOWARD THE SOUTHERN STRONGHOLD OF KANDAHAR. THEY ARE ALSO TARGETING CAVES THAT MIGHT BE HOUSING OSAMA BIN LADEN'S AL QAIDA NETWORK.
MEANWHILE, THE WORLD IS KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE ON THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE -- AMID REPORTS OF LOOTING AND REVENGE KILLINGS OF TALIBAN PRISONERS.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"We will continue to work with the Northern Alliance commanders to make sure they respect the human rights of the people that they're liberating....."
THE UNITED NATIONS IS URGING AFGHANISTAN'S VARIOUS ETHNIC GROUPS TO BEGIN FORMING A TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ONE THAT WOULD HAVE THE BACKING OF A MULTI-NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE. ))

[Plane-Crash]


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


A National Transportation Safety Board official says the discovery of the flight data recorder from the doomed American Airlines Flight is a "major breakthrough" in the investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Officials are now analyzing the tape from Flight 587 that crashed Monday in Queens, New York.
The tail and at least one of the engines fell off, but investigators aren't sure whether the plane broke up because of engine failure or because of a structural problem.
Meanwhile, a rattling noise is said to be what prompted the pilots to struggle for control before the crash.
All 260 people on board the plane died.
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[11Revenue-Shortfall]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The downturn in the national economy is hitting home in western Virginia.
Members of the Roanoke City School board were told last night to expect a budget shortfall of more than 800- thousand dollars.
Falling "sales tax revenues" are to blame for more than half of that gap.
And in Roanoke County, first quarter revenues are falling below estimates. Last night supervisors said they're anticipating a revenue shortfall of 381- thousand dollars for the year.
They believe they can absorb the difference without major budget cuts, but say they will continue to keep a close eye on county finances.

[11Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:47:22]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


The forest fire that burned more than 200 acres in Roanoke County apparently began along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]


Investigators aren't sure HOW it started. It could have been a cigarette, or even arson. But they believe they know the point of origin... a ditch line on the north side of the parkway.
Yesterday, state and local officials praised firefighters who battled the blaze under difficult conditions, and they thanked citizens and businesses that donated food and provided other assistance.
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[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:44:07]
[GRAPHIC=Kopstein]


In business news this morning, another lawsuit against Optical Cable owner Bob Kopstein.
Scott and Stringfellow brokerage firm is accusing him of fraud.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


S and S says Kopstein never told the firm he'd set up loan accounts at different brokerage firms across the country...the suit calls it a --quote--"secret scheme" to speculate on the stock market.
If S and S knew about the accounts, it would not have loaned Kopstein money, or would have demanded different collateral.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Kopstein sold millions of Optical Cable shares to pay off loans, and still owes several brokerage firms millions of dollars.
Kopstein did not respond to our request for a comment.

[6-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:25:33]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot]


Home Depot has released its earnings report.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The world's largest home-improvement retailer says third quarter earnings rose 20 percent.
All the while, Home Depot opened 46 new stores to take advantage of the healthy housing sector, bringing its total to more than 12 hundred.
Home Depot's main rival, Lowe's, said it expects to meet profit estimates when its report is released.
Lowe's shares have climbed 26 percent, outperforming Home Depot shares, which have risen 8 percent.
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[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Economists expect a solid rebound in retail sales when the October figures are released later today. The rise is expected to be led by auto sales. Meanwhile, Ford is considering job cuts.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]




(( GOOD MORNING THIS WEDNESDAY THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
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ON WALL STREET LOOK FOR REACTION TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT RETAIL SALES DATA FOR OCTOBER
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO... STOCKS GOT A LIFT FROM WALL STREET'S TUESDAY RALLY AND PROGRESS IN THE U.S. LED WAR IN AFGHANISTAN
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FORD IS CONSIDERING ANOTHER ROUND OF MASSIVE JOB CUTS, AND POSSIBLE CLOSING OF AT LEAST FOUR PLANTS, ACCORDING TO A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE COMPANY'S NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM.
INDUSTRY ANALYSTS, SAY THE ODDS ARE THAT NEW CEO WILLIAM CLAY FORD JR. WILL WANT AS DRAMATIC A PLAN AS POSSIBLE TO THE COMPANY'S FORTUNES WHEN THE COMPANY UNVEILS ITS LATEST RESTRUTURING IN JANUARY.
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DAIMLER CHRYSLER COULD BE FACING A STRIKE AT IT'S PLANT IN TOLEDO OHIO TODAY.
SOME 5000 U-A-W- WORKERS WHO MAKE THEJEEP LIBERTY HAVE SCHEDULED A STRIKE VOTE. OVERTIME AT THE EXPENSE OF UNION SAFETY RULES, AND OUTSIDE CONTRACT WORK ARE THE STICKING POINTS.
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THE DROP IN TRAVEL SINCE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON ONE OF THE LARGEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANIES.
A-N-C RENTAL, THE PARENT COMPANY OF ALAMO AND NATIONAL CAR RENTAL, HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.
BUSINESS WILL GO ON AS USUAL, THE COMPANY PELEDGES NO SERVICE CHANGES AND ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED.
A-N-C'S CHAIRMAN THE RASTIC DECLINE'' IN TRAVEL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS HAS DEVASTAED THE BUSINESS.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[6-Stowe-Studios]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC04:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

When wildlife admirers step into the Stowe Studios in Wytheville, they may think they're looking at real animals. Owner Tommy Stowe is a sculptor, whose attention to detail transforms blocks of wood into life-like replicas.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon takes us inside his studio.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats carving tool]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Stowe/Wood Sculptor; :11 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :49]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Wytheville.]

((NATS TC 17:39:59 [carving tool start with tight shot cut to wide] What started as a hobby, turned into a profession for Wytheville artist Tommy Stowe. Once a teacher, coach and farmer, he's now a full time wood sculptor.
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[SOT 17:32:00 / 17:32:16]
[IN Q=not because ] (COVER END)

((TOMMY STOWE/WOOD SCULPTOR; NOT BECAUSE I'M BRAGGING OR ANYTHING BUT JUST AMAZEMENT/GENERALLY WHEN THEY LOOK AT A WILDLIFE PIECE THEY JUST HAVE TO TOUCH IT BECAUSE IT FEELS IT LOOKS SO REAL AND IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE.))
[OUT Q=HARD TO BELIEVE.]

Also hard to believe, is that the North Carolina native taught himself how to carve blocks of linden wood, into pieces to admire. TC 17:43:57 THIS IS A DECOY WAITING TO HAPPEN. It's a craft that has taken him 25-years to perfect.
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[SOT 17:30:05]
[IN Q=I GOT INTERESTED]

((TOMMY STOWE/WOOD SCULPTOR; I GOT INTERESTED IN THAT BECAUSE ITS SO COLORFUL AND VERY HARD TO CREATE WHAT HAS BEEN CREATED.))
[OUT Q=WHAT HAS BEEN CREATED.]

His creations are mostly wildlife, including decoys, birds and even Southwest Virginia's favorite mascot. But with a new studio in Wytheville, Stowe is branching out to houses of worship TC 17:34:37 KNOWING YOU CAN ENHANCE AN AREA WHERE PEOPLE CAN WORSHIP MEANS SOMETHING TO ME, AND THE FACT THAT IT WILL CONTINUE. NATS TC 17:46:07 Stowe says his favorite part of sculpting is the details. TC 17:36:00 THE BODY IS HOLLOWED OUT His studio centerpiece is a prime example. This duck in flight took 7-hundred hours to complete. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Wytheville.))

[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, new research has been released concerning breast cancer.
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=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((SOME GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO INHERITED BREAST CANCER FIRST THE GOOD NEWS- RESEARCH IN THE JAMA SHOWS THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO CARRY GENES THAT PREDISPOSE THEM TO BREAST CANCER IS MUCH LESS THAN WE THOUGHT- THE GENES ARE RARE. BUT IN THE FEW WOMEN DO CARRY THESE BREAST CANCER GENES- THE ODDS OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER ARE HIGH- AND ONLY SOME OF THESE WOMEN MAY BE HELPED BY TAKING THE DRUG TAMOXIFEN. WOMEN WHO CARRY WHATS CALLED THE BRCA 2 GENE CAN CUT THEIR RISK OF BREAST CANCER BY 62%-WITH TAMOXIFEN-BUT WOMEN WHO CARRY THE SO-CALLED BRCA 1 GENE REALLY AREN'T HELPED BY TAMOXIFEN MUCH AT ALL.
THERE MAY ALSO BE A GENETIC LINK TO SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME. A STUDY ALSO IN THE JAMA SUGGESTS SOME CASES OF SIDS MAY BE DUE TO A RARE, INHERITED HEART DEFECT WHICH CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DETECT.
FINALLY TODAY- IF THERE IS ANY GOOD NEWS ABOUT ANTHRAX- IT IS: THE DISEASE IS NOT AS DEADLY AS WE BELIEVED. CERTAINLY THE INHALED FORM OF THE DISEASE CAN CAUSE DEATH- BUT NOT AT THE 90% RATE IN YEARS PAST. IT APPEARS RAPID TREATMENT AND NEWER ANTIBIOTICS CUTS THE DEATH RATE TO ABOUT 40% AT THIS POINT IN TIME.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Buffalo-Gap]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-39]
[GRAPHIC=1 81 Safety]

It's been almost three years since one of the worst accidents happened on a stretch of Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. Yesterday-- residents got a look at plans to make the Buffalo Creek Bridges safer. Teresa Hamilton shows us how V-DOT wants to make it happen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Smith/Rockbridge Co. Resident; :20]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape; :33]
[SUPER=01-Byron Coburn, Jr./VDOT Construction Engineer; :46 quick]
[SUPER=01-Terry Secker/Rockbridge Co. Resident; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Lexington.]
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[sot 00:10:39]
[in q=NAT SOUND]

((THAT WON'T INTERFERE WITH THESE BRIDGES?)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= WITH THESE BRIDGES.]

V-DOT officials were on hand... along with detailed maps to give residents an overview of the proposed changes for Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
One of the projects involves constructing new "three lane" bridges over Buffalo Creek--- in both directions.
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[sot ]
[IN Q= I'm originally from]

((I'M ORIGINALLY FROM THE NORTH, NEW JERSEY, SO I'M FAMILIAR WITH THREE LANE SITUATIONS, AND THEY WORK VERY WELL, EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY, SO IF SOMETHING DOES HAPPEN YOU HAVE THE ROOM TO MOVE AROUND INSTEAD OF COMING TO A DEAD STOP.)) [runs14] The new bridges will also be nine feet higher than the existing ones... All in an effort to prevent accidents-- such as the one in January of '99 in which four people died in an icy pile-up... Other accidents have also occurred over Buffalo Creek.
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[sot 00:01:14]
[IN Q= Anytime we have ]

((ANYTIME WE HAVE ACCIDENT DATA WE TRY TO ANALYZE IT AND SEE WHAT ARE ISSUES THAT MAY BE THERE THAT NEED TO BE CORRECTED.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= THOSE ISSUES.]

Two other projects have also been proposed.... V-DOT wants to replace the existing bridges over the Maury River. Plans also call for adding two more lanes for trucks traveling North of the Buffalo Creek bridge.
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[sot]
[IN Q= I think this has ]

((I THINK THIS HAS BEEN LONG OVERDUE... THE TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY IS SUCH NOW THAT IT'S JUST SIMPLY DANGEROUS DRIVE 81 AND TWO LANES ARE INSUFFICIENT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= ARE INSUFFICIENT.]

((THE PRICE TAG FOR ALL THREE PROJECTS IS.....NEXT SEPTEMBER. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= AS EARLY AS NEXT SEPTEMBER.]

Construction is expected to take several years. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Lexington.))

[11VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC55:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A year long legislative audit says state money for roads does not go to the right place.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission report says it's time to abandon the 20 year old formula, and start giving money to roads based on how much they will be used -- NOT by what region of the state they're in.
A Fairfax delegate heads the Commission that requested the study.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Whenever you change the formula]
[sot tape 12:16:52 ]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: WHENEVER YOU CHANGE THE FORMULA, SOMEBODY'S GOING TO GAIN, AND CONVERSELY SOMEBODY'S GOING TO LOSE. NOW THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO BE CONTROVERSIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=what's going to be controversial.]
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[VO-NAT :14]


The study also finds 40 percent of bridges maintained by the state are in need of repair.
20 percent of pavement around the state is rated as "deficient."
V-DOT says those percentages are lower than they've ever been.
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[11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:59:34]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


The Red Cross is on a mission to educate Americans about weapons of mass destruction.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The agency's director of disaster preparedness yesterday addressed a group of donors in Roanoke. Walt Mikols (Michaels) says he wants citizens to know how to take care of themselves if tragedy, like that of September 11th, strikes again. Mikols says the disaster helped the agency shift from being reactive to proactive.
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[SOT 44:12-44:26]
[IN Q=It brought to focus all the things...]

((WALT MIKOLS/RED CROSS: IT BROUGHT TO FOCUS ALL THE THINGS WE'VE BEEN SAYING AND PREACHING AND WRITING ABOUT. IT GAVE US, NOW, THE LANDSCAPE FOR FUTURE TRAINING AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Mikols/Red Cross;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=throughout the United States.]
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[VO-NAT]

(Michaels) Mikols says all donations to the September 11th Liberty Fund will be used in relation to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Other donations without a specified purpose will go towards general disaster relief.
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[Marketwatch]


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


A major rally on Wall Street yesterday, with the Dow having one of its better days of the year. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Olson]


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


An apparent change of heart for a woman who pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up Los Angeles police cars back in the '70s.
The "Los Angeles Times" reports Sara Jane Olson has filed a petition, asking to withdraw her guilty plea.
Two weeks ago, Olson pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a plot by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army to kill police officers.
A deputy district attorney says if Olson DOES withdraw her guilty plea, prosecutors are prepared to go to trial.



[11Connelly]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:16:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A gay rights activist who threatened to blow up the Reverend Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church says he was in fear for his life when he made the threat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bill Connelly says he was merely reacting to remarks Falwell made, blaming the September 11th terrorist attacks, in part, on gays and lesbians.
Connelly says Falwell's rhetoric makes life difficult for Lynchburg's gay community.
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[SOT 18:05:03]
[IN Q=I said if]

((BILL CONNELLY/GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST: I SAID IF ANYONE HURTS ME BECAUSE OF WHAT FALWELL SAID THAT I WAS GOING TO SUE THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH FOR RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. I WAS SUPPOSEDLY TALKING TO A LEGAL DEPARTMENT, THAT'S WHAT I'D ASKED FOR AND THEN I SAID 'IF THAT DOESN'T WORK MAYBE I'LL TRY A BOMB', WHICH I SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Connelly/Gay Rights Activist]
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[OUT Q=shouldn't have said.]
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[VO-NAT]


Connelly pleaded no contest yesterday to two counts of making a threatening phone call.
He was given a suspended sentence and ordered to stay away from the church and Liberty University.
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[5-Alzheimer's]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-03 1:27:07]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, a local health care center is looking at an alternative to medicine when it comes to controlling the behavior of Alzheimer's patients. It's part of a one year study to determine if a soothing environment that stimulates the senses can be just as effective as behavioral drugs in helping to calm down Alzheimer's patients. Health check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on the research project.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marvin Coulthard]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Heather Gearhart/Warm Hearth Village; :23]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[SUPER=01-Rosamound Coulthard/Marvin's Wife;1:13]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']

((
Marvin Coulthard is just one of 16 Alzheimer's patients --participating in the Snoezelen Project at Warm Hearth Village.
At least once a week --the snoezlen is brought into his room.
It's loaded with various gadgets --from the fiber optics placed on his lap --that change color and temperature --to the turning pictures on the wall--to the bubble tube --it's all designed to overload the senses.
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[SOT2:27:33]
[IN Q=It seems to reduce blood pressure at this point]

((IT SEEMS TO BE REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE AT THIS POINT --BUT OUR GOAL THROUGH RESEARCH IS TO REDUCE PSYCOTROPHIC MEDICATIONS AND THEIR NEED)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=and their need]


Warm Hearth Village has only had the device since August. But it hopes it will be able to show that drugs aren't the only option to calm down an agitated Alzheimer's patient.
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[SOT2:28:31]
[IN Q=It's never too good to be on too many]

((IT'S NEVER TOO GOOD TO BE ON TOO MANY MEDICATIONS .. IT CAN INCREASE FALLS, IT CAN CLOUD THE PERSON PERCEPTION)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=the person's perception]


And Warm Hearth Village says if Marvin is any indication...this could make a difference for many Alzheimer's patients.
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[SOT2:31:34]
[IN Q=Before the session --he's kind of]

((BEFORE THE SESSION--HE KIND OF LOTHARGIC...AND AFTERWARDS HE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE VOCAL AND TALKS TO HIS STAFF AND IS WITH HIS WIFE)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=and his wife]
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[NAT SOT2:02;31]
[IN Q=hEY.... HOW ARE YOU]
((NAT SOT...HEY...HOW ARE YOU))

[RUNS07]
[OUT Q=how are you]


Marvin's wife Rosamound --says she is in favor of anything that can keep her husband in good spirits.
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[SOT2:19:38]
[IN Q=He's just better off when he's not so]

((HE'S JUST BETTER OFF WHEN HE'S NOT SO AGITATED. HE'S HAPPIER AND I'M PROUD FOR THAT AND GLAD)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=for that I'm glad]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The Carlion Foundation provided funding for the project. The results of the study will be ready by the fall of next year.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #8]






[11Tire-Dump]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC18:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The long awaited clean-up of an illegal tire dump may soon be under way in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 6, 1997;]


The state estimates there are two- point- eight million tires on the property off Starlight Drive. Enforcement efforts over the last 14 years have been unsuccessful.
But yesterday, the Roanoke County Supervisors approved an agreement with the property owner and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The owner will provide access. The county will develop a plan. And the state will provide one- point four million dollars to begin removing and disposing the tires.

[2-11Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:47:22]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Officials believe they know where the forest fire started that burned more than 200 acres in Roanoke County. It apparently began along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]


Investigators aren't sure HOW it started. It could have been a cigarette, or even arson. But they believe the point of origin was a ditch line on the north side of the parkway.
Yesterday, state and local officials praised firefighters who battled the blaze under difficult conditions, and they thanked citizens and businesses that donated food and provided other assistance. (------------)