[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


The tally of those killed or missing in the World Trade Center attacks has fallen to three-thousand.
New York officials say there are several reasons why the numbers steadily declined from a high of 67-hundred.
They say names were listed more than once on missing-person reports.
And some families who filed the reports failed to notify police when loved ones turned up safe.
[SS=Enduring Freedom]


Meanwhile, the war in Afghanistan has become a manhunt for Osama bin Laden and his deputies.
The new phase will likely include less bombing, and more interrogation of prisoners.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington with more.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Paul Wolfowitz/U. S. Deputy Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=141-Peter Pace/Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice-Chairman;]
[SUPER=141-Hamid Karzai/Afghan Leader;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

((
THE U.S. IS NOW RELYING ON INTELLIGENCE -- AND OLD-FASHIONED LEGWORK -- TO FIND THE ELUSIVE, OSAMA BIN LADEN. F-B-I AGENTS ARE HELPING C-I-A OPERATIVES AND AMERICAN TROOPS INTERROGATE SELECT PRISONERS ... FROM AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF CAPTURED TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS.
BUT NOT MUCH OF THE INFORMATION GIVEN HAS BEEN USEFUL.

(SOT: WOLFOWITZ)

"I think one guy claims that he saw bin Laden from several hundred yards away."
PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY BIN LADEN COULD ANYWHERE. HE COULD BE DEAD, OR HE COULD BE HIDING IN ONE OF THE MANY AFGHAN CAVES THAT MUST BE SEARCHED.

(SOT: PACE)

"In each of those valleys you have several hundred caves, and you want to go through very methodically one by one."
THE U.S. HAS ALREADY GATHERED DOCUMENTS AND WEAPONS FROM THE CAVES AND BUILDINGS -- AS WELL AS VIDEOTAPES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, EASTERN ALLIANCE TROOPS ARE BRINGING DOWN THEIR TANKS FROM THE TORA BORA MOUNTAINS. FOR THEM, THE FIGHT WITH AL-QAIDA HAS ENDED. THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER FUTURE HAS JUST BEGUN.

(locator: ROME)

LEADING THAT CHARGE, AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM PRIME MINISTER, HAMID KARZAI ... WHO RETURNED TO KABUL AFTER RECEIVING WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE COUNTRY'S EXILED KING.

(SOT: HAMID KARZAI/AFGHAN LEADER)

"We haveto create a national army, we have to create an Afghanistan which all people live under the rule of law." ))


[11Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:26:59]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A young man has been convicted of killing a teenager INSIDE a Roanoke convenience store last Christmas Eve. Keith Humphry has the verdict and reaction to it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We the jury]
[SUPER=02-Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court Judge; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-John O'Neil/Prosecutor; :26]
[SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Victim's Mother; 1:00]
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Video - December 24; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/Walker's Attorney; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:18:55]
[IN Q=We the jury]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=of second degree murder.]

It was not the verdict prosecutors had sought. They had argued the killing was premeditated. They concluded, nevertheless, that the compromise conviction and a 43 year prison term indicate this kind of violence is unacceptable.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:28:25]
[IN Q=This is a]

((THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE, PEOPLE INSIDE THE STORE. A FIREARM WAS USED. I BELIEVE BY SAYING YOU'RE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT AND THAT YOU'RE BEING PUNISHED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT OF THE LAW ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER THAT DEFINITELY DOES SEND A MESSAGE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=does send a message.]



[NOT SOT - - supporters exit @ 19:23:55]

It's hard to tell for whom the message is intended. Supporters on both sides of the case had packed the courtroom. Reaco Hilton's family and friends were elated as they left. The victim's mother at first said it was a happy day for her, then modified that to say simply, she had gotten justice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:26:08]
[IN Q=It's not winners]

((IT'S NO WINNERS TODAY. IT'S KINDA OF A HAPPY DAY, BUT IT REALLY ISN'T DEEP DOWN IT REALLY ISN'T)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=it really isn't. (double out)]

Though the shooting was captured on a video surveillance camera, the tape left room for interpretation. The defense argued Hilton went into the Stop and Save Mini- Market looking for a fight. The prosecution pointed out Bernard Walker was the one who was armed, and that Hilton was backing away as he was shot.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:18:30]
[IN Q=Seeing somebody die]

((SEEING SOMEBODY DIE ON TAPE IS SHOCKING AND DISTURBING. AND I SUSPECT THE JURY HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH THAT VISUAL IMAGE, GETTING PAST THAT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=getting past that.]

Jurors deliberated three hours, before settling on the 2nd-degree murder verdict. It took them less than half an hour to settle on the maximum punishment of 43 years in prison. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

[11Deeds-Maddux]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:03:51]
[GRAPHIC=Deeds]


Delegate Creigh Deeds is moving over to the state Senate.
Deeds easily won yesterday's special election for the redrawn 25th district, which runs from Charlottesville to the West Virginia line.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader Board 1]
All precincts have reported in, and here are the totals .. Deeds with more than 20 thousand votes .. overwhelming defeated Jane Maddux by a margin greater than two-to-one.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.;]


Deeds is a Democrat from Bath County, and he won every county and city in the 25th district. He succeeds Emily Couric, who died from cancer earlier this year.
[SUPER=03-Scottsville;]


Maddux is a Republican from the Charlottesville area, who ran against Couric two years ago and lost, and fell again this time .. to Deeds.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The results mean Deeds' 12th House of Delegates seat is now open. A special election is likely early next year, so look for any candidates to come forward quickly.
[TAKE VIDEO!!!!]

[11Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC33:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[***TAKE VIDEO***]

(------------)
[VO-NAT From 01-54 TC03:27]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October;]


One likely candidate is former Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler. He used to represent the 7th district, but lost to Dave Nutter last month.
We could not reach Shuler last night, but his wife told us by phone her husband has been planning on running for the 12th if Deeds won his race.
(------------)



[Gilmore]


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



Governor Jim Gilmore is scheduled to brief state lawmakers today on how he wants to plug a billion-dollar hole in the current budget. He will also unveil his ideas on trimming as much as two billion dollars in spending in the new, two-year budget that takes effect next July. Since Gilmore leaves office in three-and-a-half weeks, the budget choices will fall to the Legislature, as well as incoming Democratic Governor Mark Warner.

[Education-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=US Capitol]


Within days, President Bush is expected to sign into law the most sweeping education overhaul in decades.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Congress has approved a bill that'll give more money to school districts, in exchange for higher achievement.
For millions of students, that'll mean hitting the books for new yearly math and reading tests.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Meanwhile, Senator George Allen says the bill will improve public schools by creating an environment in which every child can learn through accountability, flexibility, and LOCAL control.

[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Continental Airlines is resuming service from Cleveland to London. And a new music service goes online 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=1:19]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS IS WEDNESDAY THE 19TH OF DECEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


COME APRIL 15TH CONTINENTAL WILL RESUME CLEVELAND TO LONDON SERVICE-- SUSPENDED AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 11TH.
AMERICA WEST IS REVISING IT'S REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AID..SAYING BANKRUPTCY IS AN OPTION. AND MOODY'S HAS DOWNGRADED ITS CREDIT RATING
AMERICAN AND DELTA., ARE BLAMING THEIR POOR OUTLOOK ON THE ATTACKS WERE ALREADY RATED AS JUNK, BUT SLIP EVEN LOWER INTO THAT CATEGORY.
-------------------------


THE SECOND ONLINE MUSIC SERVICE.. BACKED BY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY... GOES INTO SERVICE TODAY.
PRESSPLAY... A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN SONY MUSIC AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC.. WILL OFFER FOUR SUBSCRIPTION BASED PLANS TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD STREAMING AUDIO.
THE MONTHLY FEE RANGES FROM $9.95.. TO $24.95.
--------------------------


ON WALL STREET ... TODAY REACTION TO THE TRADE DEFICIT AND LEADING INDICATORS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. A PRETTY QUIET SESSION AS INVESTORS WAITED TO SEE WHAT CHANGES COME OUT OF A BANK OF JAPAN MONETARY POLICY MEETING.
-------------------------


THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO HELP PRUNE PRODUCERS PRUNE PRODUCTION.
IT'LL GIVE UP TO 17 MILLION DOLLARS TO PLUM TREE GROWERS TO PAY FOR REMOVING TREES.. IN AN ATTEMPT TO BRING SUPPLY MORE IN LINE WITH DEMAND.
PRUNES HAVE BEEN BACKING UP IN THE SYSTEM, AND PRICES ARE FALLING. U-S-D-A SAYS GROWERS HAVE BEEN HARVESTING MORE ACRES WHILE DOMESTIC DEMAND FOR PRUNES HAS.... WELL... SHRIVELED.
------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Harry-Potter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Harry Potter]


Another battle over the Harry Potter books being in schools is resolved in favor of the fictional young wizard.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-York, PA;]


A schools panel in York, Pennsylvania has decided the books should remain on the shelves.
The vote comes after protests from a few parents who wanted the books banned, saying they teach children the religion of witchcraft and wizardry.
The issue arose after a sixth grade teacher assigned "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to her class
School administrators had given parents the option to excuse their children from the assignment.
(------------)


[11Oxycontin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]

The recession and September eleventh attacks could delay a proposed plan to help curb Oxycontin abuse in Virginia.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

A proposed electronic monitoring system would require pharmacists to enter prescription data into a computer, which would then stored in a central database. One state official said yesterday that legislation for the system will probably be put off until 2- thousand three. As far as Oxycontin abuse-- Virginia's Attorney General says he's detected a difference in southwest Virginia.
(////sot////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the thought is]

((I THINK THE THOUGHT IS, YES, WE MAY HAVE MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE AND WE MAY HAVE TURNED A CORNER ON IT, I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S CURBED AND REDUCING BECAUSE THAT WOULD IMPLY THAT, YOU KNOW, WE COULD LET DOWN OUR GUARD A LITTLE BIT AND WE CAN'T LET DOWN OUR GUARD.))
[SUPER=01-Randolph Beales/Virginia Attorney General;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=WE CAN'T LET DOWN OUR GUARD. (DOUBLE OUT).]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Supporters of the prescription monitoring system says it would help investigators track people suspected of faking ailments to obtain Oxycontin from different doctors.
(------------)







[11Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC45:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans for a Roanoke museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link continue to move forward. Organizers are now lining up support. As Joe Dashiell reports, they also offered up a preview of their plans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=What people forget]

[NO SUPER AT THE TOP]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :15]
[SUPER=01-Tom Garver/Organizing Curator; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sonny Ryan/Photograph Subject; :47]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(( [OPENS ON INTERVIEW]
[SOT 04:27]
[IN Q=What people forget]

((WHAT PEOPLE FORGET IS WHAT IT TOOK TO DO THIS JOB.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=to do this job.]


Tom Garver knows what it took to do the job... He worked as Winston Link's assistant for a year in the late 50s... and served as Link's agent for the last seven years of the photographer's life.
He's now working with Center in the Square to develop the Link Museum that will be housed in the old N&W Passenger Station.
[SOT 01:09]
[IN Q=This is a deal that wants to be done]

((TOM GARVER/ORGANIZING CURATOR: THIS IS A DEAL THAT WANTS TO BE DONE HERE AND PEOPLE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. AND VERY EXCITED IN A BROAD WAY. THIS ISN'T JUST RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS. THIS DOCUMENTS A WHOLE CULTURE. ))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=documents a whole culture.]


Sonny Ryan was ten years old on December 18th, 1955...when Link came to his family's farm in Shawsville... He doesn't remember much about that night, but he can't forget the trains.
[SOT 11:27]
[IN Q=Well, you'd hear them]

((WELL YOU'D HEAR THEM ALL THE TIME AND PEOPLE WOULD SAY HOW CAN YOU STAND TO GO TO SLEEP WITH THAT NOISE. WHEN THEY STOPPED RUNNING I ACTUALLY MISSED THE STEAM ENGINES AND THE NOISE THEY MADE PULLING UP THE GRADE.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=pulling up the grade.]


And Tom Garver says he hopes the new museum will show that Link's famous photographs are more than artistic images of trains... but pictures of people and places stitched together with the thread of the railroad.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)
[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11County-Super]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC58:30]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Johnson]


It was an emotional send-off yesterday for Roanoke County supervisor Bob Johnson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


He spent 16 years on the board, several of them as chairman.
Fellow supervisors honored his work on Spring Hollow Reservoir, the development of the Reed Mountain Fire and Rescue station, and helping Roanoke County to win the National All American "City" award.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You can go]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISOR: YOU CAN GO THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES AND A BIG PART OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN WITH AND FOR ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((ELMER HODGE/ADMINISTRATOR: ONE OF THE THINGS I APPRECIATE MOST IS THE COURAGE THAT YOU GAVE , IT HELPED US SO MANY TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;:00]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;:10]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=so many times.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Former Supervisor Richard Flora beat-out Johnson in the Hollins District last month.
(------------)



[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:35:57]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor-elect Mark Warner has named Jane Woods as Secretary of Health and Human Resources.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Woods, a Republican from Northern Virginia, has served as a delegate and state senator.
She has also chaired several health and education committees during her time in the General Assembly.
She said she's looking forward to the task ahead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think this]

((JANE WOODS/SEC. OF HEALTH-DESIGNATE: I THINK THIS IS JUST A FABULOUS DAY OF OPPORTUNITY TO TOUCH POSITIVELY THE LIVES OF VIRGINIANS ACROSS THIS ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Woods/Secretary of Health-Designate]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=entire commonwealth]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Warner added that he chose Woods for her understanding of Virginia health care and her solid reputation with both Republicans and Democrats.



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Better-than-expected earnings from electronics retailers Best Buy and Circuit City helped the stock market rally yesterday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch dot com.]

((GOOD MORNING.... ANOTHER WINNING DAY GOOD DAY FOR THE MARKETS AND MOTHER NATURE'S GETTING A LOT OF THE CREDIT.
ESS=closing dow

THE DOW GAINED 106 POINTS ON THE DAY CLOSING JUST SHY OF THE TEN THOUSAND MARK
ESS=closing nasdaq

THE NASDAQ TACKED ON 17 POINTS FINISHING BACK ABOVE THE TWO THOUSAND LEVEL...
ONCAM=ED

WITH HIGHER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF THE NATION LAST MONTH, NEW CONSTRUCTION SOARED. HOME SALES WERE UP BETTER THAN 8 PERCENT AND PERMITS TAKEN OUT FOR FUTURE CONSTRUCTION WERE UP 5 POINT 3 PERCENT. LOWER MORTGAGE RATES ARE ALSO HELPING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY STAY AFLOAT AS ONE OF THE FEW BRIGHT SPOTS OF THE ECONOMY.
ESS=building profits:wy/cat

THAT WAS GOOD NEWS FOR CONSTRUCTION STOCKS LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS MAKER WEYERHAUSER AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT MAKER CATERPILLAR FROM WHAT WE'RE HEARING IT HASN'T BEEN SUCH A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON FOR RETAILERS...WHO ARE DISCOUNTING LIKE CRAZY TO MOVE MERCHANSIDE...BUT THE ELECTRONICS SECTOR LOOKS TO BE THE EXCEPTION.
ESS=retail rally: BBY/CC

BOTH BEST BUY AND CIRCUIT CITY ARE REPORTING STRONG THIRD QUARTER NUMBERS...FOR CIRCUIT CITY IT'S THE FIRST PROFITABLE QUARTER IN OVER A YEAR.
ONCAM=ED

GAP SHARES WERE DOWN ABOUT 5 PERCENT....AFTER A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT ALLEGING GAP INCORPORATED MAY BE HAVING TROUBLE MEETING THE PAYMENT TERMS SET BY CREDITORS FOR MERCHANDISE SOLD AT THE GAP..BANANNA REPUBLIC AND OLD NAVY STORES. WAL MART HAS AGREED TO PAY MORE THAN 6 MILLION DOLLARS TO SETTLE CHARGES IT VIOLATED THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. THE RETAILER'S ACCUSSED OF ASKING TOO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPECIFICS OF DISABLED PEOPLE WHO FILLED OUT JOB APPLICATION QUESTIONAIRES AT WAL MART.////// Former surgeon general C Everett Koop is alive and well..not so his website. Dr Koop Dot Com was pronounced dead Tuesday. The site has filed for bankruptcy and been shut down, the latest victim of a poor on line advertising climate. FOR MORE BUSINESS NEWS, HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE. IT'S CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC20:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Franklin County is asking the Governor for relief from the drought.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Board passed a resolution calling for a state of emergency.
Dry weather has affected 72-thousand acres of pasture... an estimated 2-point-6 MILLION dollar loss to farmers.
Drought conditions also took their toll on 36-thousand acres of hay land ... causing 650-thousand dollars in damage.
As a result, pasture land was overgrazed... and farmers have had to delve into winter feed supplies.
(------------)



[11Franklin-Library]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC22:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County may be one step closer to getting its first library branch.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Developer Ron Willard offered to donate a one-acre parcel of land in his Westlake Towne Center.
The Smith Mountain Lake development includes shops, a golf course, a YMCA and county offices.
Franklin County's library board urged supervisors to accept the offer... pointing out that it's the only county of its size with NO library branches.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:16 - :26]
[IN Q=It was recognized]

((BONNIE JOHNSON/LIBRARY BOARD CHAIR: IT WAS RECOGNIZED AS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OFFER THAT MEETS OUR NEEDS AND WAS RECEIVED ENTHUSIASTICALLY BY ALL OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Library Board Chairman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=all of us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Board of Supervisors says it's at least five years away from opening a branch... but will study the idea.
The panel hopes to decide on a location for the main library FIRST.
(------------)




[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, The government is offering help to those exposed to Anthrax.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOW OFFERING AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ANTHRAX.
VT=VO
(VO)

HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MAKING THE VACCINE AVAILABLE TO CONGRESSIONAL, POSTAL, AND MEDIA EMPLOYEES ... WHO WERE POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO ANTHRAX DURING THE RECENT MAIL ATTACKS. THESE WORKERS WERE ALREADY GIVEN A 60-DAY SUPPLY OF ANTI-BIOTICS ... BUT THERE IS CONCERN THAT ANTHRAX SPORES COULD STILL BE LURKING IN THEIR LUNGS. EXPERTS -- HOWEVER -- WORRY ABOUT THE VACCINE'S POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS.//
VT=VO
(VO)

A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT THREE LEADING DRUGS WORK EQUALLY WELL AT FIGHTING DEPRESSION -- EVEN THOUGH EVERY BRAND IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. SCIENTISTS COMPARED THE POPULAR ANTI-DEPRESSANTS -- PROZAC, PAXIL, AND ZOLOFT -- AND FOUND THAT ALL OF THE MEDICATIONS BOOSTED THE MOOD-ENHANCING CHEMICAL, SEROTONIN. BUT RESEARCHERS SAY ABOUT HALF OF THE PATIENTS THEY LOOKED AT HAD TO SWITCH DRUGS ONE OR MORE TIMES ... TO FIND THE ONE THAT WORKED BEST FOR THEM. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT IT IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.//
ONCAM=
(OC)

AND THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST APPROVED THE FIRST WEARABLE DEFIBRILLATOR FOR PATIENTS WITH IRREGULAR HEARTBEATS. UNLIKE OTHER HEART DEVICES IMPLANTED IN THE CHEST, THIS ONE CAN BE WORN UNDER A PERSON'S CLOTHES. THE BATTERY-OPERATED MACHINE THEN SENDS AN ELECTRIC SHOCK TO THE HEART ... WHENEVER IT SENSES AN IRREGULAR RHYTHM. THE DEVICE IS DUE OUT EARLY NEXT YEAR.// AND THAT IS A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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





[6-Amherst-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Two Amherst County high school students are facing drug charges after a bust at the high school last week.
Sheriff's authorities say a teacher witnessed a suspected drug transaction Friday and alerted the school resource officer.
One teen is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the other faces a similar cocaine charge.

[5-Oxycontin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=501-14 1;19:01]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]

A prescription monitoring system that could help curb abuse of OxyContin in Virginia will likely face an uphill battle in the next General Assembly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Members of the Attorney General's Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse met yesterday. One state official said proposed legislation would probably be put off for another year because of the recession. The system would help investigators track people suspected of faking ailments to obtain the painkiller from different doctors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:32:15]
[IN Q=If you get a ]
[SUPER=01-Randolph Beales/Virginia Attorney General;]

((IF YOU GET A PRESCRIPTION AND YOU GO TO A DRUG STORE AND YOU REALLY WANT TO GET THIS FILLED IN SAY ROANOKE AND THEN IN ABINGDON WHOEVER KEYS IT INTO THE SYSTEM WILL KNOW YOU JUST GOT IT FILLED ROANOKE AND AR NOW COMING DOWN T O ABINGDON AND GETTING IT FILLED AGAIN AND PUT A HALT ON IT UNTIL IT CAN BE CHECKED OUT.))
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=checked out.]
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[VO-NAT]

Attorney General Beales says Oxycontin abuse has increased in some parts of Northern Virginia...
As far as problems in southwest Virginia--- Beales could NOT say abuse has gone down... but says he does believe the w

ork of law enforcement officials has made a difference.
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First-degree murder charges have been certified against a Wythe County teen. 16-year-old Jordan Newberry is accused of stabbing and killing his father, 33-year-old Ronnie Newberry in October. The boy also faces malicious wounding charges stemming from an attack on his mother. A grand jury is scheduled to hear the evidence next month to decide if there's enough for indictment.