[WX-Hello]

[ANCHOR=Leo]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[War-Update]


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


Pakistani forces are still battling escaped Afghan war prisoners.
The prisoners are mostly Arabs belonging to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
They overpowered their guards and made a dash for freedom.
At least six guards, and as many as 12 fighters have been killed.
In other news, 100 days after the terrorist attacks,New York's governor says the fires are finally out at the World Trade Center.
But fire department officials say small pockets continue burning at the bottom of the rubble.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Jeremy Greenstock/British Ambassador to U. N.;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

(( THE FIRST TROOPS OF A BRITISH-LED PEACEKEEPING FORCE ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY, AS THE COUNTRY PREPARES TO SWEAR-IN AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL AGREED ON A PLAN THAT WOULD ALLOW PEACEKEEPERS TO USE MILITARY FORCE IF NECESSARY.

(SOT: JEREMY GREENSTOCK/BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO U.N.) -- 17:48:00

"The force is asked in consultation with the Afghans. This is a cooperative exercise."
AT A MARINE BASE IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, F-B-I AGENTS QUESTION A SELECT GROUP OF PRISONERS ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS AL-QAIDA NETWORK. AND MORE FLEEING TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS -- ARRESTED BY THE PAKISTANI ARMY -- COULD ARRIVE AT THE DETENTION CENTER WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

" They have captured a very large number -- hundreds -- of people who were fleeing over the border."
FIVE PRISONERS ARE ALSO BEING INTERVIEWED ABOARD THIS NAVY SHIP IN THE ARABIAN SEA. TWO OF THEM ARE SENIOR TALIBAN OFFICIALS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"Clearly we will be deeply involved in the interrogation and intelligence gathering because it should be a treasure trove."
IT IS NOW ONE-HUNDRED DAYS SINCE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS -- AND FOR THE FIRST TIME -- THE OFFICIAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE MISSING OR KILLED AT WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE ... HAS FALLEN TO BELOW 3-THOUSAND. INITIAL ESTIMATES HAD THAT FIGURE CLOSER TO 7-THOUSAND.
AND THE MAIN UNDERGROUND FIRES HAVE FINALLY STOPPED BURNING AT GROUND ZERO.
))


[Economic-Package]


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


A new economic stimulus package passes the Republican- controlled House of Representatives.
But its prospects appear dim on the OTHER side of the Capitol.
Overnight, lawmakers approved the package, which grants 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits.
The measure also gives states four-point-six- billion dollars to cover health care costs.
But in the Democratic- controlled Senate, the bill may be several votes shy of what's needed to pass.
Democrats say the bill doesn't do enough for laid-off workers who don't have health insurance.

[11Salem-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC47:43]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Two Roanoke College students were taken to the hospital following a head- on collision in Salem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Police say Mary Cunney ran a red light at the intersection of Electric Road and Keagy Road last night... striking another car head- on. Cunney and a passenger were taken to Roanoke Memorial. Police say the two Roanoke College students suffered serious injuries.
The driver of the other car was also hurt---though not as seriously.

Authorities say charges are pending against Cunney.
(------------)



[11Franklin-Accident]


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

A two-vehicle accident in Franklin County leaves several children and their mother injured. State police say 35- year old Leslie Marie Ferguson's car collided with a pick-up on Route 619 last night. Ferguson and her three daughters were injured... State police say the children were NOT wearing seat belts-- and the nine- year old was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.

The driver of the truck was NOT seriously injured. State police say charges are pending against the mother-- for passing in a "no passing" zone.


[11Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC36:02]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Shuler]

There's a new race for the 12th District, and Delegate Jim Shuler is officially throwing his hat in the ring.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Democrat says he will run for the seat...which represents residents from Blacksburg to Bath County. Tuesday night's win for Creigh Deeds in the Virginia Senate cleared the way for Shuler's campaign. Shuler represented Blacksburg for eight-years before losing to Republican Dave Nutter in the re-drawn 7th District. A special election is set for January 8th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:01:16]
[IN Q=THAT'S A SHORT]

((JIM SHULER/(D) 12TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; THAT'S A SHORT TWO TO THREE WEEK PERIOD OF TIME TO RUN AN ELECTION AND IT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF EFFORT TO TRY TO DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, I'M UP FOR IT, I'M READY FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Shuler/(D) 12th House District Candidate;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I'M READY FOR IT.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Republicans]

On the Republican side...officials say Larry Linkous and Thomas DeBusk are both interested in running for the seat. The G-O-P will choose its candidate at a mass meeting which officials say could be as soon as today.

[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Comcast will merge with A-T-and-T's cable T-V business.
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=1:24]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 20TH OF DECEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
------------------------


A T T' HAS PICKED COMCAST AS A PARTNER TO TAKE OVER IT'S CABLE TV OPERATIONS IN A $52 MILLION DEAL.
UNDER THE PLAN, AT T WILL SPIN OFF ITS CABLE DIVISION AND MERGE IT WITH PHILADELPHIA-BASED COMCAST.
THE NEW COMPANY, TO BE NAMED AT T COMCAST CORP., WILL HAVE ABOUT 22.3 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS IN 17 OF THE COUNTRY'S 20 LARGEST METROPOLITAN AREAS
--------------------------


AMERICAN AIRLINES HAS BEGUN RECALLING NEARLY 800 RESERVATIONS REPRESENTATIVES AS CALL VOLUMES TO ITS 10 DOMESTIC RESERVATIONS CENTERS INCREASE.
NORTHWEST AIRLINES , ALSO PLANS TO RECALL 312 PART-TIME TELEPHONE OPERATORS .. LAID OFF AFTER THE SEPTEMBER ATTACKS WHICH THREW THE INDUSTRY INTO A CRISIS.
-------------------------


WALL STREET'S RALLY CONTINUED IN WEDNESDAY TRADING.. AT LEAST FOR THE DOW. TODAY WATCH FOR REACTION TO THE LATEST INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO TECH LOSSES OFFSET BANK GAINS.....
--------------------------


FIVE YEARS AFTER INTRODUCING THE SPORTY TWO-SEATER... CHRYSLER PLANS TO END PRODUCTION OF THE HAND-MADE PROWLER IN FEBRUARY.
ABOUT ELEVEN-THOUSAND OF THEM HAVE BEEN SOLD. THE SUGGESTED STICKER PRICE IS ABOUT 45-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
THE LAST 300 MODELS WILL BE PAINTED DEEP CANDY RED, WHICH WILL FEATURE TECHNOLOGY IN ITS PEARL COAT TO MAKE THE CAR SPARKLE IN BRIGHT LIGHT.
-------------------------


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-Torch-Run]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC44:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Salem-Native Bruce Lawrence carried the Olympic Torch in Charleston, West Virginia this week.
In his heart, he carried love for his wife who says Lawrence has a will to survive that is unsurpassed.
As Jennifer Miele tells us, Lawrence's strength is what the Olympic spirit is all about.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bruce Lawrence was]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Lawrence/Bruce's Wife; :25 ]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Lawrence/Torch Carrier; :42]
[SUPER=@jennifer2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Bruce Lawrence was born with an up-side-down stomach, and then survived three major heart surgeries.
His wife says he was born special, not because of his health problems...but because of his perseverance.
That's what she wrote to the Coca-Cola company when she entered him in a contest to carry the Olympic Torch. [TC:23:14:33] ((NANCY LAWRENCE: HE HAS A LOVE OF GOD AND HIS FAMILY, AND HIS CHURCH IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM. AND EVERYBODY WHO MEETS HIM LOVES HIM. AND IT'S TRUE.)) [RUNS08]
Nancy's entry won-over the selection committee.
Bruce carried the torch Tuesday for two tenths of a mile in Charleston, West Virginia.
He says it's Nancy's love that carried HIM through. [TC:23:07:41] ((BRUCE LAWRENCE: I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M AN INSPIRATION. I JUST FEEL LIKE I'M ME. I SAID IF ANYBODY SHOULD BE CARRYING THE TORCH, IT'S HER.)) [RUNS11]
Since Bruce is unable to work, and has yet to receive disability benefits, Nancy supports the family.
They rely on the Trinity Lutheran church and its parishioners for moral and financial support but they rely on each other for love. [tc:23:06:51] ((BRUCE LAWRENCE: TRUE LOVE? TRUE LOVE. SOUL MATE KINDA LOVE.)) [RUNS04] [BUTT BUTT BUTT] [TC:23:07:05] ((EVEN STRANGERS IN THE STORE WILL COME UP TO US AND SAY MAN, YOU TWO LOOK LIKE YOU ARE REALLY IN LOVE. AND WE ARE.)) [RUNS07]
Bruce is one out of handful of Virginians who will carry the Olympic torch.
But to his wife, he is one in a million.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[6-Reed-Torch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC20:59]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT 14:46:59]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV/Tuesday Night]


A veteran of the Salem Police force also carried the torch Tuesday night.
Mick Reed was chosen by Chevrolet for his participation in the Special Olympics torch run and for his 22 years of service as a police officer
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:49:33]
[IN Q=THE OLYMPIC FLAME ]

((MICK REED/SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE OLYMPIC FLAME TO ME, WHEN I LOOK AROUND AT ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE I'M HERE WITH, AND THE GAMES, IT'S JUST AN ENORMOUS PRIDE WITH WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON RECENTLY. ))
[SUPER=01-Mick Reed/Salem Police Department]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=GOING ON RECENTLY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some 11-thousand-500 people will carry the torch before it reaches Salt Lake City.
(------------)




[6-Music-Studio]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:29:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Ever thought about recording your own CD?
A Roanoke recording studio thinks the Star City has a lot of untapped star potential. So, for the holiday season, it's opened its doors to the area's top tune carriers on down to the most tone-deaf. Marya Jones talked with the people behind Rainforest Studios.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jingle bells...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wes Witcher/Rainforest Studios Producer; :46]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]
(((///// SOT /////)

[NATS 23:29:21 - :28] ((NATSOUND KEENAN SINGING JINGLE BELLS: JINGLE BELLS... ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH.)) [RUNS:07]
At the age of 4, Keenan Mitchell is already recording his first CD.
Never mind that it's an exclusive release to Grandma and Grandpa....
Or that it repeats the same chorus about 40 times.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:27:22 - :28]

((OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH.)) [RUNS:06] [shot of Wes bopping head in studio at 23:30:15, then cut to quick shot of music board]
It's music to Rainforest Studio's ears. [at piano together 23:55:06]
Record producers Wes Witcher and John Mitchell are musicians themselves.
(///// SOT /////)
[NATSOT 23:55:09 - :14]

((NATS: (playing piano) THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE? THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE. (LAUGHS).)) [RUNS:05]
But it's local voices they're hoping to highlight.
That's why they opened their digital studios to anyone who wants to cut a Christmas carol ... or any kind of song.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:48:12 - :22]

((WES WITCHER: THERE'S A LOT OF TALENT IN ROANOKE BUT IT HASN'T BEEN EXPOSED. IT'S BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. WE'RE HERE TO PULL THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF THE CLOSET AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO MUSIC.)) [RUNS:10] [john on drums 23:55:44, then shot of wes on piano tc 23:56:20]
For 35 dollars, you can get one hour of time in the studio with Wes and John providing the background music.

[Keenan posing tc 23:34:54] [guy taking photo tc 23:34:30]
After that, pose for your CD cover photo... [shot of keenan with cd on tape 2 at tc 2:27]
The finished product: A CD with your own image.
(///// SOT /////)

[NATS 23:42:05 - :10] ((NATSOUND KEITH BROWN SINGING: DREAMING OF THE ARMS THAT HOLD ME TIGHT. IF YOU COULD ONLY HEAR ME NOW.)) [RUNS:10] [Wes bopping to music & singing along 23:43:15]
Wes and John also manage several singers, like Keith Brown, who are hoping for professional recording careers.
They look for their future stars in churches and, believe it or not, karaoke bars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:50:58 - 23:51:06]

((WES WITCHER: YOU KNOW, THE WORD KARAOKE IS THE JAPANESE WORD FOR TONE DEAF. BUT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY SING. AND IT'S JUST AMAZING.)) [RUNS:08]
Whether you dream of stardom ... or just want to make your Christmas present sing, here's one way to put it on record.
(///// SOT /////)
[NATSOT 23:29:30 - :38]

((KEENAN SINGING: ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH. MERRY CHRISTMAS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA.)) [RUNS:06]
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]





[2-War-Update]


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


100 days have passed since the terrorist attacks--
New York City's official tally of people missing or killed in the World Trade Center attack has fallen to below three- thousand.
The new number includes people on the ground and those aboard the two hijacked planes.
On the war front, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he expects the questioning of hundreds of captured al-Qaida fighters to hold a treasure trove of important information.
Meanwhile, war prisoners who overpowered their guards and took off are still battling Pakistani forces.
At least six guards and as many as 12 fighters have been killed. Jennifer Jones is in Washington with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Jeremy Greenstock/British Ambassador to U. N.;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

(( THE FIRST TROOPS OF A BRITISH-LED PEACEKEEPING FORCE ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY, AS THE COUNTRY PREPARES TO SWEAR-IN AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL AGREED ON A PLAN THAT WOULD ALLOW PEACEKEEPERS TO USE MILITARY FORCE IF NECESSARY.

(SOT: JEREMY GREENSTOCK/BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO U.N.) -- 17:48:00

"The force is asked in consultation with the Afghans. This is a cooperative exercise."
AT A MARINE BASE IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, F-B-I AGENTS QUESTION A SELECT GROUP OF PRISONERS ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS AL-QAIDA NETWORK. AND MORE FLEEING TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS -- ARRESTED BY THE PAKISTANI ARMY -- COULD ARRIVE AT THE DETENTION CENTER WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

" They have captured a very large number -- hundreds -- of people who were fleeing over the border."
FIVE PRISONERS ARE ALSO BEING INTERVIEWED ABOARD THIS NAVY SHIP IN THE ARABIAN SEA. TWO OF THEM ARE SENIOR TALIBAN OFFICIALS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"Clearly we will be deeply involved in the interrogation and intelligence gathering because it should be a treasure trove."
IT IS NOW ONE-HUNDRED DAYS SINCE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS -- AND FOR THE FIRST TIME -- THE OFFICIAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE MISSING OR KILLED AT WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE ... HAS FALLEN TO BELOW 3-THOUSAND. INITIAL ESTIMATES HAD THAT FIGURE CLOSER TO 7-THOUSAND.
AND THE MAIN UNDERGROUND FIRES HAVE FINALLY STOPPED BURNING AT GROUND ZERO.
))



[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:56:10]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Governor Gilmore's final budget is a balanced one, but lawmakers aren't thrilled with how he got the numbers to come together.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Richmond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :11]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Rollison/(R) Woodbridge; :52]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; 1:00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; 1:20]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=News7, Richmond.]
(( [natsot clapping ]
[RUNS= 02]


More than a billion dollars in the hole, Governor Jim Gilmore is digging himself out with a final budget that promises to leave everyone unhappy.
[SOT 10:42:35]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BUDGET HAS BEEN SOUNDLY AND RESPONSIBLY BALANCED AND WE'RE LEAVING OUR SUCCESSOR IN A VERY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=advantageous position.]


Gilmore accomplishes that by dipping into the rainy day fund, raiding the transportation trust fund for 600 million dollars, floating a billion dollars in bonds and asking for the state's tobacco settlement money up front.. an idea legislators rejected last year.
State workers would get a pay raise, but college tuitions could go up.. and Gilmore stands firm on not raising taxes and getting rid of the car tax by 2004.
Gilmore's last day is January 12th.. legislators will then have the task of enacting his cuts or coming up with a solution of their own.
[SOT 11:24:38]

((JACK ROLLISON/R-WOODBRIDGE: I WANT TO DO ALL THESE THINGS THAT MAKE THE GOVERNOR LOOK GOOD AND HE'S HANDING A WHOLE STACK OF IOU'S TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SAYING 'YOU GUYS COME UP WITH A WAY TO PAY FOR IT.'))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=pay for it.]
[SOT 11:30:57]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D- RESTON: IT'S AGAIN AN EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNOR GOING OUT AND TRYING TO MAKE THINGS LOOK AS GOOD AS HE CAN AND.. I'LL GIVE IT TO HIM.. PRETTY SLICK SOMETIMES HOW THEY PUT TOGETHER THE NUMBERS.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=the numbers.]


Most lawmakers are leery of any move that cuts money for school construction or abandons long-promised highway projects.
Incoming governor Mark Warner says there has to be a better way.
[SOT 13:08:38]

((GOV.-ELECT MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO TIGHTEN OUR BELTS. THERE WILL BE CUTS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EASY PROCESS, THERE WILL BE PAIN.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=there will be pain.]

[Standup ] ((How much pain, Warner's not sure.. he's still studying the specifics of the budget. But some lawmakers say there is no quick fix.. and a special session may be necessary to make all the numbers add up. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=News7, Richmond.]))



[11Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC32:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Art Museum of Western Virginia may get some help with its expansion plans from the governor's budget.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The museum, which currently operates out of Center in the Square, is planning on building a new Roanoke facility and an IMAX theater. Yesterday, Governor Gilmore recommended ten million dollars to help the project along. The IMAX theater will be the first in the world to be connected to an art museum.
(///// SOT at :17 /////)
[SOT12:52:23-12:52:39]
[IN Q=Because film making is an art form...]

((JENNY TAUBMAN/ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: BECAUSE FILM MAKING IS AN ART FORM WE CANB SHOW ANY FILM WE WANT. WE CAN SHOW SPORTS, MOUNTAIN CLIMBING... EVEREST, RACE CAR DRIVING. WE CAN SHOW ANYTHING WE WANT.))
[SUPER=01-Jenny Taubman/Art Museum of Western Virginia; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=show anything we want.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

The funding will be provided in legislation that creates an Education and Economic Development Trust Fund. Taubman (TAB-man) says museum officials will just have to hope and pray legislators support the bill.

[11Bassett-Band]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:00:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local band will perform at the inauguration of Virginia's next governor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The Bassett High School marching band was recently selected to play at Mark Warner's inauguration.
The band learned of the school's selection in a letter from the Warner camp.
Bassett will be one of twenty-two bands from across the state to play at the event.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:07:37]
[IN Q=There's probably alot of]

((TREY HARRIS/BAND DIRECTOR: THERE'S PROBABLY ALOT OF DIRECTORS WHO CAN'T SAY THAT THEY'VE DONE IT, SO I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR OUR PROGRAM AND FOR OUR SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY.)) ((JENNIFER MEADORS/HORN CAPTAIN: IT'S A HUGE HONOR AND I'M JUST REALLY EXCITED THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO PLAY FOR THE GOVERNOR AND SUCH A LARGE CROWD.))
[SUPER=01-Trey Harris/Band Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Meadors/Horn Captain; :08]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=such a large crowd]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Band members will choose which songs to play.
Harris says the songs will likely stick to a patriotic theme.
More than one hundred band members are expected to make the trip.
(------------)



[5-Pet-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-02 1:27:33]
[GRAPHIC=Pet Health]


How your animal responds to traveling depends a lot on its personality. While some pets won't have a problem --others can get really stressed. There are certain things to keep in mind to help your four-legged friend stay happy and healthy on the trip.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's emotional for a lot of pets]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Jennings/Brambleton Veterinary Hospital; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :18]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :43]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']

((
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:04]
[IN Q=It's emotional for a lot of pets ]

(( IT'S EMOTIONAL FOR A LOT PETS THAT ARE NOT TO USE TO BEING AWAY FROM HOME.... THAT CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL FOR THEM --CAUSE THEM A LITTLE LOOSE STOOL AND UPSETS THEM PSYCHOLOGICALLY )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=upsets them psychologically]


Making the trip more enjoyable for your pet --requires a little preparation.
If your major concern is motion sickness -- Veterinarian Linda Jennings recommends limiting food and water before the trip. She says in her opinion dramamine is not effective.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:46]
[IN Q=The nothing to eat after the night]

((THE NOTHING TO EAT AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE --IS REALLY BIG KEY. IF THERE IS NOTHING ON THERE STOMACH HELP A LITTLE BIT WITH THE NAUSEA )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=the night before]


For air travel -- Jennings says it's important to make sure the carrier is padded at the bottom for comfort --and that it is big enough for the animal to stand-up and stretch its legs.
And remember that your pet also needs a check-up -- Airlines require a health certificate for travel.
But if you are driving--make sure your animal is comfortable with riding.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:16]
[IN Q=If they're not use to being]
((IF THEY'RE NOT USE TO BEING IN CAR --PUTTING THEM IN CAR WITHOUT TURNING CAR ON --- THEN YOU GO AROUND BLOCK...SEE HO

W ANIMAL RESPONDS TO THAT)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=responds to that]


And Jennings says even though its winter -- be careful when leaving your pet in the car --make sure the window is cracked.
If you're still concerned about traveling with your pet --sedatives are an option. However Jennings says they do have side effects.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:31]
[IN Q=The biggest problem with sedating]

((THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH SEDATING AN ANIMAL WHEN FLYING --IT DOES BLUNT THE BODIES NATURAL DEFENSE MECHANISMS TO STRESS)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=mechanism to stress]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


And don't forget your pet might need a little more comforting during this time.

[11Music-Studio]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you've ever dreamed of recording your own Christmas carols, a Roanoke recording studio has a gift that'll make you sing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:28:00 - :07]
[IN Q=Jingle bells]

((KEENAN SINGING: JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS.... OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH (HEY).))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=open sleigh. Hey.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Rainforest Studios in Old Southwest has opened its studios to kids that want to cut a Christmas carol for Grandma ... or folks that just want to croon their favorite ballad.
Producers Wes Witcher and John Mitchell usually manage singers hoping for a professional career.
But they're hoping to boost business by luring amateurs into the recording booth this holiday season.
(///// SOT /////)
[butt sots]
[SOT 23:48:12 - :22]
[IN Q=There's a lot]

((WES WITCHER/RAINFOREST STUDIOS PRODUCER: THERE'S A LOT OF TALENT IN ROANOKE BUT IT HASN'T BEEN EXPOSED. IT'S BEHIND CLOSED DOOR. WE'RE HERE TO PULL THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF THE CLOSET AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO MUSIC.))
[SOT 23:37:53 - 23:38:02]

((NATSOUND KEITH BROWN SINGING: IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW... THE ONE WHO SAID HE WOULD RATHER ROAM....))
[SUPER=01-Wes Witcher/Rainforest Studios Producer;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=SINGING: he would rather roam.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


35 dollars gets you one hour of studio time ... and a personalized compact disc.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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






[7-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=Lhi]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]






Weatherpro




[desk 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=KMC/LHI and SPA]
(toss to Steve)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(tease and toss)

[Lottery-chryon --NOT on MONDAYS] [Bump-Chyron]
[Comm #10]


[Argentina]


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


Argentina's economy minister offers to resign, amid violent protests over the worsening state of the economy.
A government source says Argentina's president Fernando de la Rua will decide today whether to accept the resignation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buenos Aires, Argentina;]


Meanwhile, the president has declared a state of siege, using special powers to deal with widespread rioting and looting.
At least six people have been killed and 100 others have been injured in the violence.
Riot police fired tear gas in poor to disperse the protestors.
(------------)


[11Roanoke-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A stabbing outside a Roanoke restaurant leaves two people injured.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say 24- year old Corinthia King stabbed her 40- year old mother, Brenda King outside the China Lite restaurant on Melrose Avenue yesterday. Police say Corinthia King also stabbed her mother's companion, Jesse Purdue. The victims were taken to the hospital... with multiple stab wounds to the back. Police say the younger King has been charged with two counts of malicious wounding. (------------)