[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures are getting back to normal for this time a year..
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.





[7-11Galax-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC51:46]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

The two men who allegedly held up a bank on Christmas Eve are wanted by the Galax police.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities have released bank surveillance photos of both robbers. One is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a beard and sideburns.
The second one is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium length dark hair
Police say one suspect went into a branch of the National Bank of Blacksburg, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
He took some cash and ran outside towards a nearby tire store.
Police believe the robber was meeting the second suspect there, and that they both drove away in a gold Eagle Premier.
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[7-11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC36:15]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Another lawsuit is being brought against Bob Kopstein and Optical Cable.
A civil case alleging the violation of federal securities laws was filed in Roanoke's federal court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


It's another class action, brought by a stockholder identified in court papers as Richard P. Simone.
The lawsuit claims that Optical Cable, its ousted president, and un-named officials and board members conspired to inflate the company's stock price.
And it says they failed to tell investors that Kopstein had used much of the stock as collateral for loans from brokers.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


No one from the company was available to talk about the suit.

[7-11First-Night]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC54:40]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Years]

The New River Valley will be welcoming in the new year with a First Night Celebration.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Blacksburg will hold the ONLY First Night in our region on Monday night. Parks and Recreation Director Dean Crane expects over two-thousand people to attend...double last year's attendance.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/First Night 2001;]

He says the increase is due to Roanoke canceling its First Night. Crane calls Blacksburg's event a smaller version of Roanoke's with music, dancing and other entertainment.
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[SOT 49:05:17]
[IN Q=all those]

((DEAN CRANE/BLACKSBURG PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR; ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON'T COME TO BLACKSBURG ON A REGULAR BASIS BECAUSE PARKING ISSUE AND STUDENTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THEY CAN COME AND THEY CAN FIND PARKING THEY CAN GO AND EAT AT THE RESTAURANTS OF THEIR CHOICE AND THEY CAN LOOK AT THE SHOP WINDOWS AND SEE WHAT BLACKSBURG HAS GOT TO OFFER.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Crane/Blacksburg Parks & Recreation Director;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=HAS GOT TO OFFER.]
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[VO-NAT]

As with all First Night's, the event is alcohol-free. Admission is a button you purchase and wear for the night. In Blacksburg, kids under 12 are free.
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[7-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Survivor]


The Smyth County goat farmer 'Big Tom" slid into into the final stretch of "Survivor", with only TWO more episodes left.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor 3";]


After emerging the victor in the immunity challenge, Tom Buchanan is safe for another week.
He's now among the final five contestants.
Last night, 29- year- old Kim Powers was voted out by her fellow tribe members.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
When you step outside today, you may notice slightly warmer temperatures.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weekend forecast coming up.





[45-11Galax-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC51:46]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Galax police say the two men who allegedly held up a bank on Christmas Eve are still at large.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities have released bank surveillance photos of both robbers. One is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a beard and sideburns.
The second one is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium length dark hair
Police say one suspect went into a branch of the National Bank of Blacksburg, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
He took some cash and ran outside towards a nearby tire store.
Police believe the robber was meeting the second suspect there, and that they both drove away in a gold Eagle Premier.
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[45-11Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-07]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]

A deadly confrontation between an officer and a Chatham man is under investigation by state police.
It happened yesterday in a house on Chalk Level Road in Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


A town officer and a county deputy went there to charge 31-year-old James Elvin Wood in a domestic dispute.
Police say that Wood lunged at the officers with a knife, cutting the hand of Chatham Sergeant Wayne Mayhew.
They say that when he lunged again, Mayhew shot him in the chest.
Chatham's Mayor says it was self-defense. But he's placed Sergeant Mayhew on paid leave.
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[SOT 4:48 - 5:08]
[IN Q=We put him]

((ELTON PRUITT/CHATHAM MAYOR: WE PUT HIM ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE UNTIL WE CAN DECIDE ON HIS INJURIES AND THE EMOTIONAL AFFECT IT'S HAD ON HIM. AND ALSO WAITING UNTIL AFTER THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED BY THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND STATE POLICE INVESTIGATORS.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Pruitt/Chatham Mayor;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=state police investigators.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wood's family declined comment on the shooting.
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[45-11Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:22:04]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Warner]

Virginia's next governor has many decisions to make in the near future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]


Yesterday, he said he still has to fill cabinet positions.
The democrat also said he wants to amend the state budget plan.
But, with his inauguration coming up, a few other dilemmas have come up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We did]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE DID GO THROUGH THE MANSION THE OTHER DAY. WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE MY THREE DAUGHTERS INTO THAT UPSTAIRS AREA. BUT THE GILMORES HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS GIVING US ACCESS TO THE MANSION.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=the mansion.]
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[VO-NAT]


The public will also have access to the Governor's Mansion as a part of the swearing-in celebration.
Events begin January 11th and include a Bruce Hornsby concert, a parade and the inaugural ball.
Festivities conclude that Sunday with an open house at the governors home.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today may feel a bit warmer than it has all week.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with your complete weekend forecast, in just a couple minutes.



[8-11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC36:15]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


There is another lawsuit against Bob Kopstein and Optical Cable.
Yesterday, a civil case alleging the violation of federal securities laws was filed in Roanoke's federal court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


It's another class action, brought by a stockholder identified in court papers as Richard P. Simone.
The lawsuit claims that Optical Cable, its ousted president, and un-named officials and board members conspired to inflate the company's stock price.
And it says they failed to tell investors that Kopstein had used much of the stock as collateral for loans from brokers.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


No one from the company was available to talk about the suit.

[8-11Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:22:04]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Warner]


Governor-Elect Mark Warner is pretty occupied these days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]


Yesterday, he said he still has to fill cabinet positions.
The democrat also said he wants to amend the state budget plan.
But, with his inauguration coming up, a few other dilemmas have come up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We did]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE DID GO THROUGH THE MANSION THE OTHER DAY. WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE MY THREE DAUGHTERS INTO THAT UPSTAIRS AREA. BUT THE GILMORES HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS GIVING US ACCESS TO THE MANSION.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=the mansion.]
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[VO-NAT]


The public will also have access to the Governor's Mansion as a part of the swearing-in celebration.
Events begin January 11th and include a Bruce Hornsby concert, a parade and the inaugural ball.
Festivities conclude that Sunday with an open house at the governors home.
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[8-Beale-Treasure]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC42:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For two hundred years, the mystery of the Beale treasure has left many people stumped.
Now, the National Security Agency is looking at a code that, according to legend, reveals the location of the treasure.
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[VO-NAT]

[File on Tape 95-100]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Hundreds of people have searched for the buried gold.
The code was written in three pages of numbers by Thomas Beale, who allegedly buried the treasure.
Beale legend places the twenty million dollars in gold somewhere at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford County.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBSITE FS]
The Beale Treasure codes are posted on our website. You can match wits with the professional codebreakers by going to W-D-B-J-7-dot-com and clicking on Webwatch.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/29/01
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-/Jean Tabor/Hardy]



[SUPER=130-8/La'Tranae' Cooper/Roanoke] pronounced "La-Tray-Nay"


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-1/Barry & Cynthia Mills/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-18/Willie Garrett/Madison Heights]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-6th/Billy & Kerrie Hoke/Union, WV]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Carl Rowan/Eagle Rock]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-48th/Eddie & Betty Overstreet/Hardy]



[SUPER=131-/Rita Hilton/Christiansburg]