[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Endurinf Freedom]


Factions of Afghanistan have opened talks in Germany.
Representatives are exploring ways to share power and secure peace once the Taliban is defeated.
Three Afghan exile groups and the northern alliance that now controls much of the country are taking part in the U-N sponsored talks.
On the war front, the gun battle continues between the northern alliance and the captive fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden.
The prisoners are Pakistanis, Chechens, and other non-Afghans who fought alongside the Taliban.
Jennifer Miller has the latest now from Washington.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Bonn, Germany;]
[SUPER=143-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary;]
[SUPER=143-Mazar-e-Sharif;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

(( THEY WERE ONCE LIFE-LONG ENEMIES. NOW THESE AFGHAN LEADERS MUST COME TOGETHER TO SHAPE THEIR COUNTRY'S FUTURE.
DELEGATES REPRESENTING FOUR MAJOR AFGHAN GROUPS ARE MEETING TODAY ... AT A SECLUDED MANSION OUTSIDE BONN, GERMANY ... FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF U-N SPONSORED TALKS.
U-N OFFICIALS ARE URGING THE VARIOUS FACTIONS TO QUICKLY FORM A SECURITY FORCE AND AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT FOR AFGHANISTAN. AT STAKE: BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID TO HELP REBUILD THEIR HOMELAND IF A BROAD-BASED GOVERNMENT IS NOT ESTABLISHED.

(NAT)


U.S. MARINES IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN ARE FIXING UP A DESERT AIRSTRIP NEAR KANDAHAR TODAY -- GETTING IT READY FOR THE ARRIVAL OF HUNDREDS MORE TROOPS.
DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, SAYS GROUND FORCES WERE SENT IN TO PREVENT THE TALIBAN AND OSAMA BIN LADEN'S TERRORIST NETWORK FROM ESCAPING.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/ DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"We now have forces that can more successfully interdict highways and main routes of transportation and communication."
MARINES AT THE BASE WILL ALSO PINPOINT TARGETS FOR AIR STRIKES AND CARRY OUT SPECIAL MISSIONS.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE -- IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- A FIERCE GUN BATTLE RAGES ON FOR A THIRD-STRAIGHT DAY ... BETWEEN THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE AND PRISONERS OF WAR LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN.
U.S. WARPLANES ARE BLASTING THE COMPOUND IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE UPRISING.
THE PENTAGON SAYS FIVE U.S. SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THE CONFLICT -- AND ANOTHER AMERICAN IS STILL MISSING.

))[Economy]


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


After months of massive layoffs and sagging economy, a panel of economic experts has made it official.
The U-S is in a recession.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The National Bureau of Economic Research says the U-S fell into a recession in March, ending 10 years of economic growth.
However, President Bush says thanks to his big tax cut, along with low interest rates and energy prices, America is poised for a strong rebound.
The President is calling on Congress to pass an economic stimulus plan that he can sign before Christmas.
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[Ford-Recall]


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


Ford's announcing a new recall--
The auto maker is recalling nearly 280- thousand of its 2000 and 2001 model year Focus compacts.
The company cites a problem that could cause the rear wheels to wobble.
Ford says the problem stems from corrosion caused by road salt used to melt snow and ice in the winter.
So far, officials say no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the damage.
The recall covers cars sold in or registered in 21 states and six Canadian provinces.



[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC29:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An area hit hard by the slow economy got a high-powered visitor and a promise of help yesterday.
Governor-Elect Mark Warner met with Henry County and Martinsville officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Southside learned last week that VF Imagewear would cut 2 thousand jobs by next year.
Warner says he's on the look-out for ideas to solve the area's financial problems.
Congressman Virgil Goode was also part of the brain-storm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Martinsville and Henry]

((VIRGIL GOODE: MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY AND THE OTHER COMMUNITIES LIKE US HAVE FACED TRYING TIMES BUT OUR COURAGE AND OUR SPIRIT WILL SEE US THROUGH AND WE WILL RISE JUST AS FAST IF NOT FASTER THAN NEW YORK CITY.))
[SUPER=@goode]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=faster than New York City.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Local officials say they are confident that Southside will be on top of Warner's agenda, come January.
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[11Parking-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC24:12]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Reg. Airport]

Roanoke Regional Airport will open its short-term parking lot this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 21;]

The F-A-A approved the airport's plan to open the lot on the condition that each vehicle be searched before being allowed to park. The lot's been closed since September 11th. You're advised to enter through the long-term parking entrance and pull up to the vehicle inspection point. Only cars that pass the inspection will be allowed to park in the short-term lot. You won't be charged for the first 30-minutes. A similar system is already being used in other airports around the country.
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[VOB-Stolen-Santa]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-45]
[GRAPHIC=None]

He waved to passersby for just three days before vanishing from the lawn of a Roanoke County business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Over the weekend-- someone snatched an EIGHT foot tall, inflatable Santa from among the Christmas decorations at Paychecks Plus on Colonial Avenue. Mark Harrell says he's certain someone swiped Old Saint Nick. Whoever took Santa-- severed the ropes holding him down, and left a can of beer behind.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I THOUGHT ]

((MARK HARRELL/PAYCHECKS PLUS; I THOUGHT MAYBE SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN TO HIM BUT NOT THAT SOON AND NOT THAT DRASTIC YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT, SOMEBODY MAY PULL A PARNK BUT NOT JUST TO STEAL HIM AND NOT THREE DAYS AFTER I PUT HIM UP SO THAT WAS KIND OF QUICK.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Harrell/Paychecks Plus;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=KIND OF QUICK.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Mark Harrell paid 50- dollars for his inflatable Santa-- but is offering a 500- dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever abducted Old Saint Nick.
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[11Unique-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC34:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A bit of good news for Southside... an area business official says a company called Unique Industries will be coming to Pittsylvania County.
Unique makes and distributes party supplies.
The company will take over the building next to KB-Toys.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


An announcement about KB Toys "On-line merchandise Distribution Center" is set for today.
KB says has to do with new jobs.
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[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Consumer confidence is seen edging higher after falling to a seven and a-half year low in October.
The November numbers are due out later today.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]



((GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 27TH OF NOVEMBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING
WALL STREET BRUSHED ASIDE "THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH" PRONOUNCEMENT THAT THE U.S. WENT INTO A RECESSION BACK INTO MARCH.
TODAY.. LOOK FOR REACTION TO CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FOR NOVEMBER AND OCTOBER EXISTING HOME SALES.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. BANK SHARES LED THE MARKET DOWN.
AIRLINES ARE HOPING GOOD DEALS ON SHOPPING EXCURSIONS OR WINTER BREAKS WILL HELP FILL SEATS.
U-S AIRWAYS IS HAWKING 198-DOLLAR ROUND TRIPS BETWEEN MAJOR EAST COAST CITIES AND WESTERN DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING LAS VEGAS, SEATTLE AND L-A.
AMERICA WEST IS ENCOURAGING TRAVEL TO THE NATION'S CAPITOL WITH CHEAP TICKETS TO WASHINGTON D-C.
AND JETBLUE IS OFFERING 29-DOLLAR FARES TO NEW YORK CITY FOR SHOPPERS LOOKING FOR BARGAINS BETWEEN NOW AND CHRISTMAS.
MEANWHILE, SUN COUNTRY IS SLASHING ITS FLIGHT SCHEDULE AS IT SHOPS FOR A OUTSIDE INVESTOR.

THE MINNESOTA-BASED CARRIER WILL END ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

TO CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D-C.
AT T WILL END ITS $4.95 A MONTH DISCOUNT INTERNET SERVICE PLAN JANUARY 4TH BECAUSE IT WAS UNABLE TO OFFSET THE LOW ACCESS COSTS WITH ONLINE ADVERTISING.
BUT AMERICA ONLINE SAYS WORLDWIDE MEMBERSHIP IN ITS INTERNET SERVICE SURPASSED 32 MILLION LAST WEEK, DRIVEN IN PART BY ITS NEW AOL 7.0 SOFTWARE.
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]

[11Halifax-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Halifax County Deputies have made another arrest in a Thanksgiving Day murder case.
20 year old Quindell L. Williams of South Boston turned himself in Sunday afternoon. He's charged with the first degree murder of Thomas Jackson.
Deputies say Jackson was shot outside American Legion Post 99 early last Thursday morning.
Three other men had already been arrested.

[2-11Forest-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC28:16]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fires]


The federal government will pitch in to help pay the cost of fighting forest fires in Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 9]


The state budgeted 500-thousand dollars to fight fires this fiscal year, but has already spent about twice that ... mostly fighting recent blazes in southwest Virginia.
More than 800 fires have broken out since October 15th and charred more 8-thousand acres statewide.
The U-S Forest Service is charging Virginia 35-thousand dollars a day for sending fire crews from western states.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will likely cover 75-percent of that cost.
(------------)


[6-L'burg-Museum] [ANCHOR_Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:50:40]
[Graphic=none]


Major changes are in the works for Lynchburg's museum system and its most recognizable landmark, the Old Court House museum.
Steve Smallshaw reports it could cost the city millions to renovate the building and find new space for tourists to gather.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Even before]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=04-July, 2000; :17]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :35]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Museum Administrator; :57]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Even before July of 2000, Lynchburg museum officials knew they were living on borrowed time.
That's when the sky literally fell in.
[natsot 4:12:33]

((IT SIMPLY BROKE.. IT JUST CRACKED AND BROKE, AND ALL THAT PLASTER WHICH IS QUITE HEAVY JUST PULLED IT ALL DOWN.))
[RUNS= 08]


The ceiling over a second floor gallery in the old Court House museum collapsed, revealing major structural problems in the 145- year-old building.
The galleries there are still closed off.. and officials say the disaster underscored the need to save the building and find bigger and better office space. [Standup ] ((Its structural problems not withstanding, the old Court House Museum can also be tough for handicapped persons to get into, there's very little parking close by and it's too small to house all the artifacts the museum system would like to display. Tom Ledford says the best solution would be to move the museum headquarters down the hill to Ninth and Jefferson, where it would be closer to other attractions like the Academy of Music and Amazement Square.))
[RUNS= 22]
[OUT Q=and Amazement Square.]
[SOT 4:09:52]

((LEDFORD: HAVE A PLACE FOR VISITORS WHERE THEY CAN SEE THREE OR FOUR THINGS AT A TIME, AND THAT MAKES THEM FEEL LIKE THEIR VISIT HAS BEEN MORE VALUABLE, MORE INTERESTING.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=more interesting.]


The focus is now on the Riverviews annex building, which will probably cost the city close to two and a half million dollars to renovate.
Add to that more than a million to shore up the old courthouse, and city leaders have some tough budget decisions to make.
[SOT 4:05:34]

((LEDFORD: I THINK THE SENSE IS THAT THIS IS LYNCHBURG'S LANDMARK, IT'S THE ICON FOR THE COMMUNITY AND WHILE WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING IT NEEDS ALL AT ONCE, WE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE ABLE TO BEGIN WORK ON IT IN A VERY SHORT TIME.))

[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=very short time.]


City council will get its first look at the recommendations on Tuesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[5-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-03]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Govenor-elect Mark Warner paid a visit to Henry County just one week after the news that V-F Imagewear will cut more than 2-thousand jobs.
Warner and Congressman Virgil Goode met with local officials yesterday. Both men left with some ideas that they hope will improve the area's situation.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Govenor-elect Mark]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-elect;:16]
[SUPER=01-Mike Seidle/Henry Co. Board of Supervisors;:47]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:01]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 HC.]


(( Govenor-elect Mark Warner will carry a heavy load with him into office come January... some say the entire economic fate of Southside is on his shoulders.
[SOT]

((MARK WARNER: HOW WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF RECRUITING CURRENT MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO ARE IN COLLEGE OR ARE RECENT GRADUATES OF COLLEGE, ABOUT SOME OF THE OPPORTUNITIES ABOUT COMING BACK TO THE REGION.)) [RUNS12]
Warner was joined by dozens of state and local officials and business leaders who brought their own economic development suggestions.
But the most outspoken of ideas didn't come from them.
[SOT]

[tc:01:22:42] ((IT DON'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND)) [RUNS03]
This laid off Dupont employee and others like him are calling for action in the form of financial assistance.

[SOT]

[TC:01:27:27] ((MIKE SEIDLE/HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORSWE'VE SPENT A CHUNK OF MONEY IN THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS FOR INCENTIVES AND THEY HAVE NOT STARTED TO PAYOFF YET. THEY WILL IN A YEAR AND A HALF OR TWO YEARS.)) [RUNS12]
But southside residents are hopeful a solution will come before that. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: SO LOTS OF IDEAS BUT NO ACTION, YET. STILL CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE LIKENED SOUTHSIDE'S STRUGGLES TO THOSE OF NEW YORK CITY. HE SAYS THE STRENGTH AND PERSEVERANCE OF BOTH COMMUNITIES WILL PREVAIL. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.)) [RUNS10] ))

[11AIDS-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC2:01:25]
[GRAPHIC=AIDS]

The Council of Community Services is hoping to get the community involved when it comes to fighting AIDS.
To do that, the group is putting a human face on the AIDS epidemic.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, the agency kicked off a week's worth of events for World AIDS Day by unveiling four panels of the National AIDS quilt. One of the panels is dedicated to local victims of the disease. Another honors famous AIDS victim, Rock Hudson. The panels make up a small portion of a quilt large enough to cover the National Mall in Washington DCTERMS.
(///// SOT at :19 /////)
[SOT 23:18:57-23:18:34]
[IN Q=It makes is real for people.]

((TONY HASH/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: IT MAKES IT REAL FOR PEOPLE. YO UMAY NOT KNOW THE PERSON BUT YOU SEE THE LOVE, FEEL THE LOVE. YOU SEE AND FEEL THE EMOTION. IT'S IMPORTANT TO BRING IT CLOSER TO HOME. THAT'S WHAT THE PANELS REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Hash/Council of Community Services;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=That's what the panels really do.]
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[VO-NAT]

Local events will run through Saturday. They include outreach forums, a Remembrance Walk and a bowling tournament fundraiser. For more information call 982-AIDS.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The U-S is officially in a recession.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((ECONOMISTS CONFIRMED WHAT MANY OF US ALREADY KNEW.. THAT THE ECONOMY IS IN RECESSION.. THE NATONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH SAYS THE RECESSION BEGAN BACK IN MARCH, A FULL SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE SEPT 11TH ATTACKS. LATER TODAY, WE GET A REPORT ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.. IT'S EXPECTED TO SHOW SIGNS OF A REBOUND AND MANY MARKETWATCHERS ARE NOW BETTING ON A SPRINGTIME RECOVERY FOR THE ECONOMY. THE DECLARATION OF A RECESSION DIDN'T RATTLE INVESTORS...
(graphic)

THE DOW ROSE 23 POINTS TO ITS HIGHEST CLOSE SINCE SEPT 9TH... AND WITHIN SHOUTING DISTANCE OF 10-THOUSAND.
(graphic)

FOLLOW THRU IN THE TECH STOCKS PUSHED THE NASDAQ UP ABOUT 38 POINTS
(graphic)

Amazon.com shares rose as much as 24 percent as the number of shoppers visiting Internet retail sites increased in the first week of the holiday season.
(on cam)

Crude oil fell BELOW 19 DOLLARS A BARREL on speculation that Russia won't cut output beyond the 50,000 barrels a day it has already set for this year,
(graphic)

KEEP YOUR EYE ON TOBACCO STOCKS.. Citing judicial errors AND attorney misconduct Philip Morris AND OTHER BIG TOBACCO COMPANIES asked a Florida appeals court to snuff out a verdict that slapped the tobacco industry with the largest damage award in history...145 BLN DOLLARS .
(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ
(on cam)

I'M AC IN NY.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Forest-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC28:16]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fires]


Fighting forest fires is costly. Now the federal government will pitch to help pay for fighting fires in Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 9]


The state budgeted 500-thousand dollars to fight fires this fiscal year, but has already spent about twice that ... mostly fighting recent blazes in southwest Virginia.
More than 800 fires have broken out since October 15th and charred more 8-thousand acres statewide.
The U-S Forest Service is charging Virginia 35-thousand dollars a day for sending fire crews from western states.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will likely cover 75-percent of that cost.
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[11Hospital-Demonstration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:08:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A landmark hospital is at the center of a dispute in Roanoke. The gift of the old Burrell Memorial Hospital from one non-profit agency to another doesn't sit well with some members of the city's African American community.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They staged a small protest yesterday outside Carilion's Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Carilion has just signed a deal to GIVE the nursing home to Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare once all the patients are re-located.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:27:35]
[IN Q=If you're going]

((FLOYD DAVIS/PROTESTER; IF YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE IT AWAY, WE FEEL IT SHOULD BE GIVEN BACK TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS THE COMMUNITY. LET THE COMMUNITY DECIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Floyd Davis/Protester]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=let the community decide.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Carilion points out that part of the deal requires Blue Ridge to preserve Burrell's historic and cultural heritage, to keep the Burrell name and provide space in the building for community use.
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[11L'burg-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:52:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The City of Lynchburg is looking to relocate its museum headquarters. It's a move that could cost the city several million dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials say the Old Court House museum needs about "a million and a half" in renovations.. a ceiling there collapsed last year, revealing major structural flaws.
They'd like to move out of the court house and take over the Riverviews annex building a few blocks away, close to the Academy of Music and Amazement Square.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:09:52]
[IN Q=Have a place]

((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR: HAVE A PLACE FOR VISITORS WHERE THEY CAN SEE THREE OR FOUR THINGS AT A TIME, AND THAT MAKES THEM FEEL LIKE THEIR VISIT HAS BEEN MORE VALUABLE, MORE INTERESTING.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Museum Administrator]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=more interesting.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Riverviews plan would cost an estimated 2- and a half million dollars. City council will get its first look at the plans today.
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