[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


The "Los Angeles Times" reports anti- Taliban forces have captured a top operative of the al-Qaida network.
And U-S officials say hundreds of the terrorist fighters have been killed.
They say the dead include at least seven top- level terrorists, and those still operating are having trouble communicating with each other.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon says Army infantry soldiers are now are on the ground in Northern Afghanistan.
Pentagon officials confirm the arrival of two teams from the Tenth Mountain Division.
They're part of a group stationed at a base across the border in southern Uzbekistan.
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=141-Johnny Spann/Father of Killed Officer;]
[SUPER=141-John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

((
(TAKE PACKAGE)


THE FIRST AMERICAN KILLED IN COMBAT SINCE THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN BEGAN ... IS BEING REMEMBERED AS A HERO TODAY.
C-I-A OFFICER, MICHAEL SPANN, WAS KILLED DURING A PRISON UPRISING IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF. THE 32-YEAR OLD EX-MARINE WAS THERE TO INTERROGATE CAPTURED TALIBAN FIGHTERS.

(SOT: JOHNNY SPANN/FATHER OF OFFICER KILLED)

"We recall him saying, someone has got to do the things no one else wants to do."
BECAUSE PARTS OF NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN ARE STILL VOLATILE, SOLDIERS FROM THE ARMY'S TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION HAVE REPORTEDLY ENTERED THE REGION ... TO PROTECT AMERICANS WORKING ON THE GROUND.

(NAT)


AMERICAN WARPLANES TOOK OFF FROM AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE ARABIAN SEA TODAY, TO HUNT DOWN OSAMA BIN LADEN AND MEMBERS OF HIS TERRORIST NETWORK -- BELIEVED TO BE HIDING IN ELABORATE CAVES.
ACCORDING TO THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, ONE TOP AL-QAIDA OPERATIVE HAS ALREADY BEEN CAPTURED. THE 35-YEAR OLD ALLEGEDLY RAN A KEY TERRORIST CAMP IN AFGHANISTAN.
THE PENTAGON IS ALSO TAKING AIM AT THE TALIBAN LEADERSHIP. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE BOMBING OF A COMPOUND NEAR KANDAHAR. BUT MILITARY OFFICIALS DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHO WAS INSIDE.

(SOT: REAR ADM. JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN)

"We're confident that it was Taliban leadership. I think that we're always going to be hopeful that the senior leadership will be in one of these locations."
))


[11Tech-Package]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC29:42]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech officials consider a suspicious package found on campus to be another intentional hoax.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, Tech police evacuated War Memorial Hall and closed down part of the drillfield, after a package was discovered in a gym locker around one-pm. State Police responded and detonated the harmless device. Officials say it turned out to be three-telephone books wrapped in a t-shirt with duct tape.
[SUPER=04-October 11;]

Last month, another suspicious package shut down Newman Library and other campus buildings.
Tech police are still offering a 5-thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in that case.
(------------)



[11Terror-Posters]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:12:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County authorities hope to teach residents how to accurately report a suspicious person or activity to police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Yesterday, the sheriff's department unveiled a public education campaign, designed to help people remember and describe details of a suspicious event.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his office was deluged with calls following the September 11th attacks, but deputies could not follow up every tip.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:00:32]
[IN Q=Maybe some]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: MAYBE SOME OF THEM WERE LEGITIMATE. WHAT WE FOUND OUT THOUGH IS THAT WE WEREN'T GETTING REAL GOOD INFORMATION, COMPLETE INFORMATION FROM THE CITIZEN. NOT THAT THEY WEREN'T TRYING, THEY WERE TRYING THEIR BEST.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=trying their best.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The department is also offering seminars to businesses on how to handle suspicious mail.
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[6-Roanoke-Elec]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Electric Steel]


In business news this morning, Roanoke Electric Steel took a 90 percent hit in fourth quarter earnings.
Sales for the year dropped 17 and a half percent.
The company did manage to make a profit, but blames slowing construction activity and the current economic recession for its poor performance.

[Internet-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


Just in time for the holiday shopping season, President Bush has signed a bill continuing a ban on Internet taxes.
The initial ban, enacted three years ago, expired last month.
Bush has also signed bills that fund the Justice, State, Commerce and Agriculture Departments.

[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-51 tc:01:25:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


84-year-old Lillian Howell lost 10 thousand dollars in the stock market in recent months... more specifically in her Optical Cable Stock.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele says Howell is out to get her money back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=84-year-old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lillian Howell/Optical Cable Shareholder; :17]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; :45]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(( 84-year-old retirement home resident Lillian Howell sold-off a blue chip to buy into Optical Cable, simply because it was local.
Thanks to company president Bob Kopstein, Howell says her 11-thousand dollar investment is now worth less than five hundred.
[SOT]

[TC:00:24:33] ((THINGS THAT I HAVE READ ABOUT HIM, HE IS A VERY NICE PERSON.)) [BUTT] ((BUT I THINK EVERYONE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT THEY DO, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY TAKE OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY TO DO IT.)) [RUNS14]
Optical Cable's stock price plummeted when Kopstein was forced to sell his shares to pay off debt...
Now Howell wants to recover her damages.
She's ready to join the class action lawsuit filed in federal court yesterday by a man in Texas. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: 17 MILLION SHARES OF BOB KOPSTEIN'S OPTICAL CABLE STOCK HAVE BEEN SOLD OFF IN THE LAST MONTH. SO COME TIME FOR THE NEXT SHAREHOLDER'S MEETING, HIS STATUS AS MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER MAY BE IN JEOPARDY. HOWELL SAYS HIS POSITION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD MAY ALSO BE AT RISK.)) [RUNS15]
[sot]

[tc:00:20:20] ((IS HE THE ONE TO LEAD A COMPANY WHEN HE WOULD LEAD IT THAT FAR IN DEBT WITHOUT STOPPING? I'M NOT SURE. I'VE LOST ALL CONFIDENCE.)) [RUNS10]
Kopstein said he wasn't aware of the complaint -- and is not fearful of losing his position in the company.
Instead he continues to market fiber optic cable in China.
While he sells, Howell has no choice but to hold.
JM News 7.))

[11Covington-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC26:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

After months of argument in city council meetings and the courtroom, a Covington landmark is coming down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

This week, workers started removing the roof from the Old City Hall Building. Next, the building will be gutted, and the walls will be torn down. The demolition follows months of battles between preservationists and members of Covington City Council. Earlier this month, the group "Friends of Old City Hall" failed in a bid to obtain a permanent injunction, barring the demolition. Officials say the demolition will take between four and 6 weeks.
(------------)



[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, there are several tests that can tell if a woman is going through menopause.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((MOST WOMEN DO NOT GO THROUGH MENOPAUSE OVERNIGHT- INSTEAD ITS A SLOW AND GRADUAL PROCESS THAT CAN TAKE YEARS.
SO HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOU TRULY ARE GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE?
ONE WAY IS WITH A BLOOD TEST AT YOUR DOCTORS OFFICE-
A NEW WAY IS WITH AN AT HOME URINE TEST DEVELOPED BY PHYSICIANS LABORATORIES IN NORTH CAROLINA.
YOU WONT FIND THE TEST IN THE GROCERY STORE- RIGHT NOW ITS ONLY AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR OVER THE INTERNET.
CHILDREN WHO APPEAR TO BE PERFECTLY HEALTHY MAY ACTUALLY HAVE SOME MEASURABLE LUNG DAMAGE-- AND AIR POLLUTION APPEARS TO BE TO BLAME.
A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LOOKED AT CHILDREN EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF POLLUTION- AND FOUND ALMOST HALF HAVE XRAY CHANGES THAT WOULD POINT TO DAMAGE IN THE LUNGS.
FINALLY TODAY- THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE COMPARES MEDICATION TO VITAMINS WHEN IT COMES TO RAISING THE LEVELS OF HDL-.OR GOOD CHOLESTEROL.
THE CONCLUSION: A COMBINATION OF A STATIN DRUG PLUS NIACIN WORKS WELL TO RAISE HDL-AND THEREFORE KEEP YOUR ARTERIES OPEN- BUT ADD AN ANTIOXIDANT VITAMIN SUCH AS E-- AND YOU MAY LOSE THE BENEFITS OF THE MEDICATIONS.
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]



[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


There are reports that anti-Taliban forces have killed hundreds of al-Qaida fighters.
And the "Los Angeles Times" says a top al-Qaida operative has been captured.
A live update, coming up.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And a local day care facility closes unexpectedly in the New River Valley.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

[11Mother-Goose]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:07:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some working parents in the New River Valley are scrambling for day care options after one local facility shut down unexpectedly. Mother Goose Childcare Center notified its clients Saturday they could not drop their children off on Monday.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has one mother's story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats HOW LONG ]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Erin Keister/Day Care Client; :15]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :57]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7 Montgomery County.]

((2:33:39 "HOW LONG DAY CARE TAKEN CARE OF"
Working mom Erin Keister counted on Mother Goose Childcare Center to watch her one-year old son Christopher Chase. A nurse at Montgomery Regional, she says the facility is was nearby and professional.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:28:54]
[IN Q=he's been going]

((ERIN KEISTER/DAY CARE CLIENT; HE HAS GONE THERE SINCE HE WAS THREE MONTHS OLD AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THRILLED ABSOLUTELY THRILLED WITH HIS CARE.))
[OUT Q=WITH HIS CARE.]

Care that's no longer available. Keister says a phone message on Saturday gave her the news of the sudden closing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:28:04]
[IN Q=very shocked]

((ERIN KEISTER/DAY CARE CLIENT; VERY SHOCKED, VERY, IT WAS I WAS JUST LIKE OH MY GOSH AND THEN YOU THINK WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO I HAVE TO WORK MONDAY MORNING WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH HIM.))
[OUT Q=WITH HIM.]

Many parents faced the same problem. Keister estimates over 1-hundred children were affected.
The owners of Mother Goose didn't return several calls from News 7, but they did talk to Keister.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:29:30]
[IN Q=i asked her ]

((I ASKED HER WHAT'S GOING ON YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WHAT'S GOING ON AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS A MONEY PROBLEM THAT THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY.))
[OUT Q=out of money.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=KEISTER IMMEDIATELY ]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; KEISTER IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO LOOK AT OTHER DAY CARES, BUT NO LUCK YET: THEY'RE ALL FULL. SHE SAYS MOTHER GOOSE PROMISED HER A REFUND OF MONEY SHE PREPAID. FOR NOW, SHE'S WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE, AND LEAVING HER SON WITH RELATIVES. RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7. MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=RC, NEWS 7, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.]))



[11Stolen-Santa]


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

A familiar figure will once again grace the lawn of a Roanoke County business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Over the weekend, someone snatched the eight foot inflatable Santa from Paycheck's Plus on Colonial Avenue. The thief has NOT been apprehended-- but Mark Harrell has found a silver lining. The manager of the Lowes store near Crossroads Mall is giving Harrell a replacement Santa later today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:54:30]
[IN Q=The community is ]

((MARK HARRELL/PAYCHECKS PLUS; THE COMMUNITY IS REALLY BEHIND OUR LOST SANTA, ROANOKE'S LOST SANTA, IT'S NOT JUST MINE ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Harrell/Paychecks Plus;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=not just mine anymore.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Harrell is still offering a 500- dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole his original Old Saint Nick.
(------------)



[Rockefeller-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


The spirit of the holiday season is also alive and well in New York City, with the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree .
Those in attendance cheered when the tree lit up after a 10-second countdown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT nat sound of countdown 3:22:28 ]
[IN Q=3,2,1.....]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=cheers fade out....]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Just before nine last night, First Lady Laura Bush and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani together switched on the lights.
30- thousand red, white, and blue bulbs brought the 81- foot spruce to life.
A crowd of about 100-thousand onlookers filled the streets between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
Many spectators said the tree-lighting ceremony would show the country, and the rest of the world, that New Yorkers were rebounding from the Sept. 11th attacks.
(------------)


[11Finance-Secretary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a sign of the times.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor- Elect Mark Warner's very first staff pick is a Secretary of Finance.
John Bennett has been the staff director for the state Senate Finance Committee, and had predicted a huge budget shortfall last year -- when Governor Gilmore was insisting the state could afford the next level of the car tax phase out.
Reporters asked Warner if the selection of Bennett means he endorsed the Senate's demand to freeze the car tax phase-out until better times.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:47:27]
[IN Q=I'm not endorsing any particular]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I'M NOT ENDORSING ANY PARTICULAR VIEW. BUT I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITIES THAT THE SHORTFALL WILL BE LARGER.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the shortfall will be larger.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Mark Warner]


Warner has also pulled in Jim Gilmore's former budget director, along with the former finance secretary to Doug Wilder and George Allen's- to advise him on budget matters during the transition.

[6-YMCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC13:06]
[GRAPHIC=YMCA]


The Salem YMCA is in the final lap of its plan to build an Olympic pool and a new 7-million-dollar building.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Donations from local companies and the city have brought in well over 5-million-dollars.
Now, officials are turning to the general public for help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our goal for our community]

((JOE THOMAS, JR./YMCA BOARD MEMBER: OUR GOAL FOR OUR COMMUNITY IS 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS. TO DATE WE'VE RAISED CLOSE TO 50-THOUSAND OF THAT, SO WE'RE WELL ON OUR WAY TO GETTING THERE. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Thomas, Jr./YMCA Board Member;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=about it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The new building will have two indoor pools, including one suitable for swim meets.
The complex will have expanded exercise studios and gymnasium.
The Salem "Y" hopes to have all the funding in place by the spring, and start construction next summer.
(------------)



[5-Pregnancy-Massage]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-08 1:14:19]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check,
A massage can offer some relief for pregnant women who experience physical discomfort and swelling. Those same techniques can be used in the delivery room. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Sam Newell is in her 2nd]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=07-Sam Newell;13]
[SUPER=01-Gwinn Firing/Certified Massage Therapist;43]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Sam Newell is in her 2nd trimester --this is her third massage during the pregnancy. Newell says because she works long days and spend many hours on her feet --she thought this would be a nice way to relax.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:52]
[IN Q=Immediate relaxation and also]

((IMMEDIATE RELAXATION AND ALSO AN KIND OF INVIGORATION ..I JUST FELT I HAD MORE ENERGY AFTERWARDS)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=had more energy afterwards]


But massage can offer more than just relaxation for expecting mothers.
It can bring more oxygen and nutrients to the baby because it increases blood circulation. It can help stabilize hormone levels --which can help with depression and anxiety. Massage can combat fatigue and improve sleep. It can reduce swelling --and control the onset of varicose veins --by increasing circulation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:35]
[IN Q=Usually about the second trimester is good time]

((USUALLY ABOUT THE SECOND TRIMESTER AROUND 16 WEEKS IS A GOOD TIME GET STARTED --AND THEN LOOKING AT EVERY OTHER WEEK IS GOOD SCHEDULE ESPECIALLY IF WOMAN IS ON HER FEET LONG HOURS A DAY)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=long hours a day]


Certified massage therapist Gwinn Firing says it doesn't always have to be done by a professional -- partners can try massage at home. But they should avoid the abdominal area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:10]
[IN Q=We find that pregnant women that are more]

((WE FIND THAT PREGNANT WOMEN THAT ARE MORE RELAXED DURING THEIR PREGNANCY DON'T HAVE AS MANY TENSION PROBLEMS AND ALSO THAT CAN HELP WITH EASE INTO THE LABOR PROCESS AS WELL)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=labor process as well]


That's what Newell is hoping because she had a rough time her first pregnancy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT7:39]
[IN Q=I think it can certainly help]

((I THINK IT CAN CERTAINLY HELP --THE TECHNIQUES THAT GWINN AND I GO OVER --I CAN USE THOSE TO PREPARE FOR THE LABOR))
[RUNS10]
[OUT Q=prepare for the labor]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Expectant mothers should avoid massage if they have consistent nausea and vomiting, hypertension, or excessive swelling. The average cost for a massage is 50 dollars.


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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






[VOB-Mother-Goose]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-50]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some working parents in the New River Valley are finding themselves in a day care crunch after a local facility suddenly closes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 19.5]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Clients of Mother Goose Childcare Center were told on Saturday, services are no longer available. Erin Keister, a nurse at Montgomery Regional Hospital had to scramble to find care for her one-year-old son Christopher Chase. The owners of Mother Goose didn't return numerous calls from News 7 but did talk to Keister.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:29:30]
[IN Q=I ASKED WHAT'S]

((ERIN KEISTER/DAY CARE CLIENT; I ASKED HER WHAT'S GOING ON YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WHAT'S GOING ON AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS A MONEY PROBLEM THAT THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY AND OF COURSE I DID INQUIRE THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT TILL SATURDAY AND I EXPRESSED HOW ABSOLUTELY DISAPPOINTED I WAS IN THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Erin Keister/Day Care Client;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=DISAPPOINTED I WAS IN THEM.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Keister immediately called other area day cares, but they're all full. She says she's waiting for a refund from Mother Goose for prepaid money and that relatives are watching her son.
(------------)



[11Advance]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC19:01]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto]


Advance Auto bought a Florida company... and that'll mean more jobs for this region.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The auto parts distributor announced a 14-million dollar expansion that will create 234 new jobs here.
Advance says it needs people to service more than 24- hundred stores in 38 states.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:28]
[IN Q=You know it was here]

((DAVID REID/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: YOU KNOW IT WAS HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY THAT THE TAUBMAN FAMILY FOUNDED ADVANCE AUTO PARTS OVER 70 YEARS AGO. AND WE'RE CERTAINLY PROUD TO BE ANNOUNCING TODAY THIS EXPANSION IN OUR HOMETOWN.))
[SUPER=01-David Reid/Chief Operating Officer]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=this expansion in our hometown.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Many of the new employees will occupy renovated space at Crossroads Mall, but other employees will continue to work in the current buildings on Airport Road, and another location near Valley View Mall.
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[11Westvaco]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:54:39]
[GRAPHIC=Westvaco]

Workers at Westvaco have just wrapped up voting on a new six year contract.
It covers more than one thousand hourly workers there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

Union officials encouraged the workers to reject the company proposed contract.
They say the contract didn't address their concerns over random drug tests, increased wages, and benefits for retirees. Contract talks ended last week, and union officials say they felt the company wasn't meeting their demands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 20:32:53]
[IN Q=It just seemed...]

((RON BROWN/LOCAL 675 PRESIDENT; IT JUST SEEMED THERE WASN'T MUCH TO DISCUSS SO THAT'S THE REASON OUR COMMITTEE SAT DOWN AND ANALYZED THE PACKAGE AND IN ESSENCE THE MONETARY PART OF THE PACKAGE IS THE COMPANY'S PART THAT WE'RE PRESENTING AND WE RECOMMENDED TO THE MEMBERSHIP TO TURN THAT DOWN AND WE WERE UNANIMOUS IN THAT RECOMMENDATION.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Brown/Local 675 President;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=unanimous in that recommendation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :10+]

Union officials say there is no work stoppage planned, but they haven't ruled it out. A spokesperson for Westvaco said the company felt it offered a fair contract proposal.
(------------)



[6-Quesenberry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC2:04:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A grand jury will hear evidence against a Floyd County teacher for an alleged sexual relationship with a child.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

In court yesterday, a judge certified charges against 51-year-old Donnie M. Quesenberry of Willis. He faces one count of carnal knowledge of a child and five counts of incident liberties with a child. A grand jury will hear the evidence against him on Monday.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

State Police say the charges span several years and involve one child. Quesenberry taught seventh grade at Indian Valley Elementary School. Officials say the alleged crimes did not take place on school property.