[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Accused shoe-bomber Richard Reid is due in court today in Boston.
Prosecutors will be asking a judge to order him held without bail, as he awaits trial.
They contend he's a danger to society and would likely flee the country, if released.
Meanwhile, in his latest videotape, Osama bin Laden praises those who carried out the September 11th attacks, and calls for attacks against the U-S economy.
And, the U-S military is preparing its Navy base in Cuba as a holding area for captives from Afghanistan.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]


((AIR STRIKES THAT WERE ONCE FAMILIAR SIGHTS IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM ... HAVE NOW BEEN SCALED BACK.
BUT TODAY, AFGHANISTAN'S DEFENSE MINISTRY IS DEMANDING THAT THE U.S. GO EVEN FURTHER -- AND STOP THE BOMBINGS ALTOGETHER -- WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
AN AFGHAN SPOKESMAN SAYS THE AIR ASSAULTS ARE NO LONGER NEEDED ... BECAUSE NEARLY ALL OF THE TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA HIDEOUTS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.

(NAT)


THE LATEST VIDEOTAPE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN SHOWED HIM CALLING FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE U.S. ECONOMY. BUT THE TAPE PROVIDED NO NEW CLUES CONCERNING HIS WHEREABOUTS.
THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT IS NOW CLAIMING THAT BIN LADEN ESCAPED INTO NEIGHBORING PAKISTAN -- WHERE HE IS BEING PROTECTED BY MUSLIM EXTREMISTS.
THE PENTAGON DISMISSED THE REPORT.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"We hear six, seven, eight, ten, 12 conflicting reports everyday. I've stopped counting them. We know of certain knowledge that he is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead."
MEANWHILE, THE U.S. MILITARY IS PREPARING TO TRANSFER CAPTURED TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA MEMBERS ... TO A NAVY BASE AT GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA. OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL BE WEEKS BEFORE THE BASE IS READY TO HANDLE THE LARGE NUMBER OF DETAINEES.))



[11Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]

[+++++ANCHOR TAG+++++++]
The fight to save some Henry County schools is just beginning.
Its been nearly two weeks since the school board voted to move forward on a controversial re-configuration plan to close and consolidate several schools.
As Justin McLeod discovered, some parents plan to go as far as having school board members removed from office.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF MEETING]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Tyler Millner/Consolidation Plan Opponent; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dave Alderman/Bassett Resident; :28]
[SUPER=01-Karen Knapp/Collinsville Resident; :49]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Dalton/Collinsville Resident; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
More than a hundred Henry County residents came out Thursday night to discuss stragety.
The consesus?
The school board must be stopped.
[SOT 3:17:04]
[IN Q=We think this is not the best]

((REV. TYLER MILLNER: WE THINK THIS IS NOT THE BEST PLAN AND IF THEY GO THROUGH WITH IT WE HAVE NO WAY TO GET RECOURSE SO THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO STOP IT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to stop it]


To stop it, a group of concerned residents have come up with a course of action.
The first step?
Ask the school board to reconsider their vote.
[SOT 3:08:48]
[IN Q=It gives them a chance]

((DAVE ALDERMAN/BASSETT RESIDENT: IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO KNOW THERE IS AS MUCH OPPOSITION AS THERE IS. AND I DONT THINK AT THE POINT THEY DIDN'T REALIZE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=they didn't realize]


At the same time, the group also agreed to head to court.
They plan to ask a judge for an injunction to block this plan from going into effect for at least a year.
[SOT 3:14:48]
[IN Q=We're running into that time]

((KAREN KNAPP/COLLINSVILLE RESIDENT: WE RUNNING INTO THAT TIME FRAME OF BEING AROUND THE HOLIDAYS AND IF THE SCHOOL BOARD GOES FORWARD AND SIGNS ANY CONTRACTS OR COMMITS FUTURE FUNDING FOR THIS RE-CONFIGURATION PLAN, THEY'RE COMMITTING THE WHOLE COUNTY TO THAT.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=county to that]


If the group fails at those two initiatives, they have one last course of action.
They plan to petition to have the whole school board removed from office.
[SOT 3:10:54]
[IN Q=Its not easy]

((JERRY DALTON/COLLINSVILLE RESIDENT: IT'S NOT EASY. WE KNOW IT'S NOT EASY. ITS A LAST RESORT. THE PEOPLE ON THE SCHOOL BOARD ARE GOOD PEOPLE BUT WE FEEL LIKE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT THIS ACTION AS THATS BEING DONE. AND WE'RE DOING THINGS TO MAYBE CORRECT THAT.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=maybe correct that]


The group plans to use that only as a last resort buy they do plan to gather the necessary signatures immediately just in case.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=HOLD]


Residents hope the school board will reconsider their vote at the next board meeting.
That is scheduled for next Thursday.

[11Galax-Robbery]


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


Galax police are looking for two men who held up a bank on Christmas Eve.
(-------------)
[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.
(-------------)



[Missing-Girl]


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


A toddler who was taken from her mother at a Greyhound bus station in Chicago on Christmas Eve is found safe and sound in West Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Chicago police have arrested a woman for the kidnapping of 16- month-old Jasmine Anderson.
The F-B-I says the baby girl was found at a home in Williamson, West Virginia.
She's being checked, but appears to be O-K.
Authorities say Sheila Matthews is charged with one count of federal kidnapping, and is scheduled to appear in court today.
According to police, Matthews went to the Greyhound station to abduct a baby, after telling her boyfriend she had had a baby while he was in prison.
(------------)


[11First-Night]


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


Fans of First Night celebrations will have to go to the New River Valley to ring in 2002.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Blacksburg will hold the only First Night in our region on Monday. 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:05:17]
[IN Q=all those]

((DEAN CRANE/BLACKSBURG PARKS AND 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 and Recreation Director;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=HAS GOT TO OFFER.]
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[S-MD]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-110]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


In sports, sixth ranked Maryland welcomed William and Mary to Cole Field House last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/CSN; :00]


It was not pretty, as the Terps roll over William and Mary by the count of 103 to 75.
Watch Maryland's Lonny Baxter grab the rebound and slam home the bucket for the Terps.
Byron Mouton (Moo-tin) had 19 points on the night, and Juan Dixon also registered 19 points for the Terrapins.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=none]


Now let's check the scoreboards.
(---------------)

[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Miami/96/j/Atlanta/100////Washington/81/j/Indiana/108///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/New Jersey/88//Detroit/75////Chicago/74/j/Dallas/89///;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Ottawa/5//N. Y. Islanders/2////Columbus/1/j/Detroit/5///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Carolina/3//Tampa Bay/2////Colorado/1/j/Chicago/3///;]
[SUPER=x5034;]
[SUPER=0122-/Fayetteville/82/j/Roanoke/87///;]
[SUPER=X5029;]
[SUPER=0104-j/Roanoke/7//Atlantic City/5////Charlotte/4/j/Richmond/5///;]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0097-j/E. C. Glass/52//Lord Botetourt/49///j/Oxon Hill/65//Cave Spring/63//Delaware Tournament/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0097-j/Glenvar/35//Staunton River/29///j/Altavista/69//Liberty/54//Hunt 27 Points/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0097-j/Martinsville/79//Northside/74///j/Jefferson Forest/69//William Byrd/60///;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
(------------)
[SUPER=#555;reset]



(weather toss)



[11Optical-Cable]


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


In business news, there's another lawsuit against Bob Kopstein and Optical Cable.
A civil case alleging the violation of federal securities laws was filed in Roanoke's federal court yesterday.
(------------)
[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.

[1st-Business]


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


Durable goods orders declined in November. The 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=1:18]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 28TH OF DECEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
------------------------


THE GOVERNMENT'S GIVING YOU NEW INTERNET OPTIONS.
FOUR COMPANIES WILL NOW HAVE ACCESS TO A-O-L-TIME WARNER'S HIGH SPEED CABLE LINES.
ONE COMPANY, INTER-DOT-NET, WILL COMPETE WITH A-O-L NATIONALLY.
THREE OTHERS WILL COMPETE REGIONALLY IN NEW YORK, FLORIDA AND TEXAS.
------------------------


ON WALL STREET TODAY WE GET DURABLE GOODS ORDERS AND NEW HOME SALES DATA FOR NOVEMBER.
OVERNIGHT .. TOKYO STOCKS ENDED THE YEAR ON A POSITIVE NOTE.
--------------------------


EVER TRIED TO CATCH A FLIGHT, BUT IT WAS DELAYED...NO REASON WHY?
THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT MIGHT REQUIRE AIRLINES TO EXPLAIN THINGS.
THE D-O-T NOW WANTS REASONS FOR THOSE DELAYS FROM THE NATION'S 11 BIGGEST CARRIERS.
DELAYS WOULD FALL INTO THE BROAD CATEGORIES OF "DIRECT AIRLINE PROBLEMS," "WEATHER" AND "AIRPORT OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS."
-------------------------


ROCK BAND U2 HAD THE SECOND BIGGEST TOUR EVER DURING A YEAR IN WHICH CONCERT INDUSTRY BUSINESS WAS OFF BUT TICKET PRICES CONTINUED TO RISE.
POLLSTAR MAGAZINE SAYS THE TOP 100 CONCERT TOURS SOLD 34.4 MILLION TICKETS IN 2001,
U2, SOLD OUT ARENAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
BOY BANDS 'N SYNC AND BACKSTREET BOYS WERE SECOND AND THIRD ON THE LIST OF TOP EARNERS.
BUT EVEN THOSE HOT ACTS ILLUSTRATED A WEAKNESS IN THE INDUSTRY. ONLY NINE OF 43 'N SYNC DATES SOLD OUT.
--------------------------


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-Beale-Treasure]


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


The mystery of the Beale treasure has stumped many for nearly two hundred years.
Now, The National Security Agency is unofficially looking at a code that, according to legend, reveals the location of the treasure.
(------------)
[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.
(XXXXXXXX)

[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.
(-------------)



[11Post-Card]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netF]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been called snail mail but a piece of mail that just arrived in Maine was really slow!
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This postcard of the Luray Singing tower was mailed in 1953, but didn't find it's destination until a couple of weeks ago.
[SUPER=03-Bangor, ME]


The postcard was addressed to Marion Dearborn's late mother-in-law by a friend traveling through Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Then I looked]

((MARION DEARBORN/RECEIVED POSTCARD; THEN I LOOKED CLOSER, THE DATE ON IT 1953. I SAID THAT TOOK QUITE A WHILE TO GET HERE, DIDN'T IT? LAUGHTER))
[SUPER=01-Marion Dearborn/Received Postcard]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=didn't it? LAUGHTER]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Though 48 years late, the postcard had no creases or tears, showed no sign of water damage and still had the original 2-cent stamp used to mail it.
Where it has been for so long remains a mystery.
(------------)



[Best-2001]


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


The year is winding down for Hollywood. Sara Voorhees gives us her list of the ten best movies of 2001.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT CONUS 4:40:52]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"No Man's Land" - MGM]
[SUPER=04-"The Man Who Wasn't There" - USA Films;]
[SUPER=04-"Monster's Ball" - Lion's Gate;]
[SUPER=04-"Amelie" - Miramax]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=I'm Sara Voorhees reporting. ]

((TAKE PKG)
(NATAUDIO: "Mademoisel Sateen, I haven't quite finished writing that scene")
IT WAS A SPARCE YEAR FOR MOVIE, BUTWHEN THEY WERE GOOD THEY WERE VERY VERY GOOD. MOULIN ROUGE WAS A SURREAL, VISUALLY EXQUISITE EXTRAVAGANZA ABOUT LOVE AND MUSIC AND TRAGEDY, SET IN PARIS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.
(NATAUDIO: "You know more about me than anyone on earth...you are my world")
IRIS NEVER FLINCHED FROM TSHOWING US THE MESSY, DEVASTATING STORY OF BRITISH ACTRESS IRIS MURDOCK'S DESCENT INTO ALZHEIMERS
(NATAUDIO: "Resolution 1")
FOR SHEER GROWN-UP FUN, NOTHING EQUALLED THE IRREVERENT SLOPY SILLINESS OF BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
(NATAUDIO "The battle is won..you may remove your helmut sir Knight")
AND SHREK IS SHEER FUN FOR KIDS AND FOR GROWNUPS WHO APPRECIATE THE HIP JOKES SOMETIMES AT THE EXPENSE OF DISNEY'S FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS
(NATAUDIO: "Hold out your hand Frodo")
IT'S LONG, IT'S BEAUTIFUL, IT'S NOT FOR LITTLE KIDS, BUT LORD OF THE RINGS IS A FAITHFUL AND MAGICAL TRIBUTE TO JRR TOLKIEN'S MASTERPIECE
(NATAUDIO "See...I told you she was hot stuff...sign language)"
BEHIND THE SUN WAS SET IN BRAZIL IN 1910 AND CENTERED AROUND A FEUD BETWEEN 2 FAMILIES. A DELICATE STORY ABOUT THE FUTILITY OF REVENGE.
(NATAUDIO: "(gun fire)")
NO MAN'S LAND IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL MOVIE OF THE YEAR, SET IN THE CENTER OF THE BOSNIAN CONFLICT .. WHERE BOTH SIDES STRUGGLE TO SAVE A MAN LYING ON A LAND MINE, A METAPHOR FOR WAR ITSELF.
(NATAUDIO: "Who gets the priveledge?")
THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE IS THE COEN BROTHERS' BEAUTIFUL BLACK AND WHITE HOMMAGE TO THE GRITTY CHARACTER STUDIES OF THE 40S.
(NATAUDIO: "Only reason I am here is so you can say goodbye to your son")
MONSTER'S BALL IS ANOTHER ONE SET IN AMERICA, AND ALSO STARRING BILLY BOB THORNTON ABOUT A MAN WHO FREES HIMSELF FROM THREE GENERATIONS OF RACISM -- IT'S A MOVIE THAT WILL HAUNT YOU FOR DAYS.
(NATAUDIO: "Let me help you...here we go. (In French)"
AND AMELIE, THE MOST ENJOYABLE, UPLIFTING FILM OF THE YEAR IS A FRENCH FABLE ABOUT A LONELY YOUNG WOMAN WHO CHANGES HER LIFE BY CHANGING THE LIVES OF OTHERS AROUND HER -- A SIMPLE, WHIMSICAL REVOLUTIONARY FILM. I'M SARA VOORHEES REPORTING.))



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Pitts-Shooting]


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


State police are investigating an arrest that turned deadly in Pittsylvania County.
It happened yesterday just outside Chatham, in a house on Chalk Level Road.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Wood's family declined comment on the shooting.
(------------)



[11Inauguration]


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


Governor-Elect Mark Warner has plenty on his mind these days.
(------------)
[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.]
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[11White]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC2:02:53]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


An outgoing Roanoke City Council member says he's optimistic about the future of the valley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Councilman Bill White says the city's investments in Victory Stadium and the new biomedical center should not be affected by the slowing economy .
White says the city may have to delay some other projects until tax revenues can build.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:32:34]
[IN Q=I would be concerned]

((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I WOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE NATIONAL AND STATE ECONOMY AND THE IMPACT THAT COULD HAVE ON OUR PLANS, BUT THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BE IN A POSITION TO MOVE FORTH.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=position to move forth]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


White announced yesterday that he will not seek a fourth term.
He joins Alvin Hudson as the second council member not seeking re-election.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Councilman Nelson Harris's term also ends in May. He tells News 7 that he will seek reelection.

[Survivor]


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


The Smyth County goat farmer makes it into the final stretch of "Survivor", with only TWO more episodes to go.


(------------)
[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.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, OPEC is expected to cut crude oil production a hefty six percent when the cartel's ministers meet today in Cairo, Egypt.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((OIL STOCKS ARE IN THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY..

(graphic)

AN EMERGENCY OPEC MEETING IS BEING HELD IN VIENNA WHERE MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO AGREE ON A PRODUCTION CUT IN AN EFFORT TO BOOST OIL PRICES. IF THAT HAPPENS, WOULD COULD SEE SLIGHTLY HIGHER PRICES FOR HEATING OIL AND GASOLINE IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.

(on cam)

THE HOUSING MARKET HAS BEEN THE ONLY PILLAR OF STRENGHT IN THE ECONOMY, NOW THAT CONSUMER SPENDING HAS SAGGED. LATER TODAY, BOTH NEW AND EXISTING HOME SALES WILL BE RELEASED.
BUT THE KEY REPORT IS THE MONTLY MEASURE OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TRACKED BY THE CONFERENCE BOARD. ECONOMISTS EXPECT TO SEE THE FIRST GAIN IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SINCE JUNE.

(graphic)

ON OUR STOCKS TO WATCHLIST.. CABLEVISION - AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE COMPANY SAID IT WILL CUT 600 JOBS OR 4 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE.

(on cam)

THE SANTA CLAUS RALLY ENTERED ITS SECOND DAY AS INVESTORS DO THE YEAR-END PORTFOLIO SHUFFLE..

(graphic)

DOW GAINED 43 POINTS

(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED NEARLY 16.

(graphic)

ADVANCED MICRO DEIVCES GAINED AFTER A MERRILL LYNCH ANALYST SAID THE COMPANY WOULD LOSE LESS MONEY THAN PREVIOUSLY FORECAST GATEWAY JUMPED AFTER PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES SAID HOLIDAY SALES OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS WERE HIGHER THAN EXPECTED.

(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]




[11Snow-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netbF]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginians hoping for a white Christmas this year were dissapointed, of course... except for one family near Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


David and Patti Lacy and their three sons enjoyed a white holiday at their Chesterfield County home.
Their son Graham, a senior at Liberty University, built a snow-making machine.
Graham was inspired after seeing one for sale in a store with a price tag of about three thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was only about]

((GRAHAM LACY/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SENIOR; IT WAS ONLY ABOUT 200 DOLLARS AND A LOT OF TIME. IT TOOK MEEVERY NIGHT FOR ABOUT THREE OR FOUR HOURS FOR ABOUT A WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-Graham Lacy/Liberty University Senior;]
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[OUT Q=for about a week.]
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[VO-NAT]


After a few nights of snow-making... the yard was covered with about six inches of the white stuff.
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[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, Do you have a sinus infection? A steroid may help ease your suffering.
And- Why aren't WOMEN being tested for heart problems as much as men?
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((WHENEVER SOMEONE COMES TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITH CHEST PAIN- THE STANDARD FOR CARE INCLUDES DOING AN EKG TO CHECK THE FUNCTION OF THE HEART.
BUT A NEW STUDY IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY SAYS WOMEN ARE FAR LESS LIKELY TO HAVE THIS IMPORTANT TEST COMPARED TO MEN WHO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITH CHEST PAIN/
EVEN THOUGH AN EKG IS NOT A PERFECT TEST- IT IS QUICK , PAINLESS, AND CHEAP-- AND IF IT DOES SHOW A PROBLEM- IT TELLS US DOCTORS TO LOOK FURTHER.
THIS STUDY ONCE AGAIN SHOWS MANY DOCTORS OFTEN DONT LOOK AT WOMEN AS HAVING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEART PROBLEMS.
SOME NEW GUIDELINES FROM THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION GIVE THE A-OK TO DIABETICS TO OCCASIONALLY ENJOY CANDY AND OTHER SWEETS.
EVEN THOUGH THE GUIDELINES EMPHASIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES TO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES- THEY DO SAY- AS LONG AS BLOOD SUGAR IS UNDER CONTROL- A TREAT NOW AND THEN IS FINE.
FINALLY- IF YOU GET A SINUS INFECTION- ONE ROAD TO QUICK RELIEF MAY BE A NASAL STEROID. THESE ARE SPRAYS THAT SHRINK SWELLING INSIDE THE NOSE AND HELP THE SINUSES DRAIN MORE QUICKLY.
THATS LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



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[6-Dams]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:44:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia is bracing for a flood of new dams to come under its control.
The state is looking to take over eight hundred more by July first.
But, the 500 already under state control need help.
State experts estimate eight percent are in need of repair, costing anywhere from 20 to 40 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./1995]


Dam-safety inspectors say storms could burst several of the structures in question.
In 1995, two people died when heavy rains burst the Timberlake Dam in Campbell County.
During Hurricane Floyd in 1999, floods broke open at least 12 dams in eastern Virginia.
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[6-pay-phones]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rly]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC28:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rates for pay phone long distance are no longer a mystery thanks to new rules set by the State Corporation Commission.

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

Pay phone long distance operators are now required to identify the long distance service and provide a rate quote within 90 seconds. If you're not happy with the rate you can disconnect at no charge.
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[SOT 13:50:11 ]
[IN Q=It's not uncommon]

((KEN SCHRAD/SCC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR AN OPERATOR ASSISTED CALL TO CHARGE ANYWHERE FROM FOUR TO TEN BUCKS FOR THAT OPERATOR ASSISTANCE AND THEN YOU GET THE PER MINUTE RATE ON TOP OF THAT. SO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT WHEN USING A PAY PHONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrad/SCC Communications Director]
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[OUT Q=when using a pay phone.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the new rules, the price for a local call must be clearly posted, including the rate for incoming calls. Currently pay phone local-call rates are not regulated. The SCC also requires any reported out of service pay phones be fixed or removed within 48 hours. (------------)