[School-Info]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]



The recent snowfall continues to impact some school systems in our area.
Throughout the morning, we'll air the school closings and delays that we have at the bottom of your screen.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WEBWATCH FS] You can also find a list on our webpage at WDBJ 7 dot com.
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[11Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The first winter snow storm amounted to only a dusting for Roanoke, but it dumped as much as ten inches on parts of Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


In Henry County, residents spent the day digging out from under three to six inches of snow.
State police reported DOZENS of weather-related accidents throughout the region ... ALL were minor.
The slipping and sliding was the perfect New Year's treat for some school children.
These Henry County kids spent their day off from school riding the neighborhood slopes.
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[BUMP SOTs]
[IN Q=I kept wishing]
[SOT 58:28]

((JARON MCDANIEL: I KEPT WISHING AND WISHING IT WOULD SNOW AND A WHOLE, WHOLE LOT AND IT CAME.))
[SOT 55:43 - :52]

((KATHERINE COCKRAN: IT'S GREAT... I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOREVER. ... IT'S BEEN LONG-AWAITED.))
[SUPER=07-Jaron McDaniel; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=07-Katherine Cockran; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=long-awaited.]
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[VO-NAT]


Most main roads are clear... but VDOT and state police are still cautioning drivers to drive carefully on secondary roads.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:27:02]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


Parts of the state capital were hit with up to eight inches of snow.
The city, which is preparing for the inauguration of Governor-Elect Mark Warner, spent much of the day digging out of its snowy shell.
State Police and V-DOT asked people to stay home while roads were cleared.
Schools, businesses and several government offices were closed.
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[War-Update]


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


The government is extending its call for law enforcement to remain on alert for possible domestic terrorism at least through March 11th.
The new date takes the alert past next month's Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southern Afghanistan;]


Meanwhile, U-S ground forces have staked out a village in Southern Afghanistan, where Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is believed to be hiding.
American warplanes also roared back into action yesterday, sending a message that those who refuse to surrender will die.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:49:05 ]
[IN Q=The Taliban rule]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/U. S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: THE TALIBAN RULE IN AFGHANISTAN HAS ENDED..THAT'S A GOOD THING..IT'S A GOOD THING FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, BUT IT'S ALSO A GOOD THING FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. ))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=people of the world.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rumsfeld makes the statement, even though U-S forces are flying over Somalia, looking for signs that Osama Bin Laden's network is starting up again there.
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[Plane-Diverted]


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


There's been another threat on board a U-S airliner--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY;]


A United Airlines flight was turned around and brought back to Rochester, New York after a passenger found a threatening note.
The plane had taken off yesterday afternoon at four, headed to Washington's Dulles International Airport.
One of the 50 passengers on board found the note, and notified the crew.
It has not yet been determined what type of threat was detailed in the note, or whether anything else suspicious was found on the plane.
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[6-Warner-Cabinet]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rly]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC44:55]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Elect Mark Warner rounded out his eleven member cabinet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, Warner tapped Democratic campaign fundraiser Anita Rimler to be Secretary of the Commonwealth.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:08:21]
[IN Q=I think Anita working]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I THINK ANITA WORKING BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF POLITICS GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES HAS A KEEN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WILL MAKE OUR ADMINISTRATION SUCCESSFUL.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=make our administration successful.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner named George Newstrom Secretary of Technology. Newstrom is Senior Vice President for Electronic Data Systems and is overseas on business. He'll join the administration in March. The current Secretary, Donald Upson, will serve until then. The Governor- Elect also nominated South Boston native Sandra Bowen to be Secretary of Administration. Bowen is the current Vice President of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and served as Secretary of the Commonwealth in the Baliles administration.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:12:08]
[IN Q=I do think I understand]

((SANDRA BOWEN/SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION-DESIGNATE: I DO THINK I UNDERSTAND THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MELDING THAT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Bowen/Secretary of Administration-Designate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in these challenging times.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner admits some sought- after candidates turned down cabinet positions, because the state couldn't offer enough money.
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[11New-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:16:04]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


In business news, Henry County received some good economic news...
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[VO-NAT - :22]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Yesterday, the county announced that two furniture manufacturers will move into the area, bringing about 115 jobs. Carolina Quality Components, which is a new company, is building a plant and will provide wood panelling for several local companies. A-C-Furniture supplies institutional furniture for restaurants and hotels. That company will employ at least 50 people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 9:32]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE SEIDLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN; WHEN YOU LOSE 10-THOUSAND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PICK UP TEN THOUSAND. THERE'S NOBODY BUILDING THAT SORT OF PLANT IN THIS ECONOMY. BUT WE'LL TAKE THE HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED, FIVE HUNDRED AND SIT BACK AND SMILE ABOUT IT, JUST TAKE SOME MORE OF 'EM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Seidle/Board of Supervisors Chairman;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=take some more of 'em.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

A-C Furniture has purchased the old Brown Products building in Axton and Carolina Quality Components will move to the DuPont site.

[1st-Business]


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


A new fee will soon be added to the cost of your airline ticket.
And, The unemployment rate is expected to have increased one-tenth of percent in December. Those numbers are expected to be released 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=1:11]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 4TH OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


PLAN TO TACK ON ANOTHER 10-BUCKS TO YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS STARTING NEXT MONTH.
THE NEW FEE OF TWO DOLLARS AND 50-CENT PER FLIGHT... OR FIVE DOLLARS ROUND TRIP ON FLIGHTS WITH CONNECTIONS STARTS FEBRUARY 1ST, AND SHOULD NET AROUND $900 MILLION DOLLARS FOR NEW FEDERAL SECURITY MEASURES THIS YEAR.
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IT'S NOT ALL BAD NEWS AT THE AIRPORT.
NEARLY 85 PERCENT OF FLIGHTS IN NOVEMBER ARRIVED WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THEIR SCHEDULED TIME.
THAT'S JUST A HAIR SHY OF THE ON-TIME RECORD SET IN OCTOBER.
THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SAYS FEWER FLIGHTS SINCE NINE-ELEVEN
MAY HAVE HELPED LOWER THE DELAY FIGURES.
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ON WALL STREET TODAY.. REACTION WILL COME TO DECEMBER'S UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS... PLUS HOURLY EARNINGS AND THE NAPM SERVICES SURVEY.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO... A HALF DAY SESSION POST HOLIDAY.... BUT WITH STOCKS STAGING A RALLY.
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FORD SAYS ITS F-SERIES PICKUP IS ONCE AGAIN THE BEST-SELLING TRUCK IN AMERICA, TAKING THAT TITLE LAST YEAR FOR THE 25TH YEAR IN A ROW.
THE F-SERIES ALSO SET AN INDUSTRY TRUCK SALES RECORD FOR THE YEAR. SELLING ALMOST 912-THOUSAND F-150 PICKUPS.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


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[AM-Saltville-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01]
[GRAPHIC=Survivor]


The tribe has spoken. A Smyth County farmer will have a shot at Survivor's million dollar prize. 46-year-old Tom Buchanan is among the final four contestants for the reality show's finale next Thursday. News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon takes us to Rich Valley for local reaction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats]
[SUPER=03-Rich Valley; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janavee Buchanan/Tom's Mom; :11 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Buchanan/Tom's Cousin; :44 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Tom's Friend; :49]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :59]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Rich Valley.]

((Nats clapping Friends and family of Big Tom are thrilled with the latest tribal council vote. Their hometown hero is now among the final four.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:22:22]
[IN Q=WELL WE]

((JANAVEE BUCHANAN/TOM'S MOM; WELL WE HOPE HE WINS THE MILLION DOLLARS, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT HE WILL. ))
[OUT Q=HE WILL]

Mom knows her farmer son has become a celebrity thanks to Survivor success. But she says his honesty and humor have been winning people over for years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:22:38]
[IN Q=HE GETS]

((HE GETS ALONG WITH PEOPLE REAL WELL I THINK THAT'S WHY HE'S LASTED SO LONG. ))
[OUT Q=SO LONG.]

Big Tom, seen here in the cowboy hat, can't be filmed because of the show's contract. Friends say many who gather here to watch, come to see him. They're also treated to Tom's amusing commentary on the night's episode during commercials.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:35:34]
[IN Q=he's always]

((JEFF BUCHANAN/TOM'S COUSIN; HE'S ALWAYS BEEN, HE'S KINDA OF A LEGEND AROUND HERE.))
[OUT Q=AROUND HERE.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:28:20]
[IN Q=HE'S A ]

((JERRY JONES/TOM'S FRIEND; HE'S A COMPETITOR HE'S THE KIND OF GUY THAT NEVER SAW OBSTACLES, EVERYTHING IS JUST ANOTHER CHALLENGE.))
[OUT Q=ANOTHER CHALLENGE.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:03:45]
[IN Q=Survivor Thursdays]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; THE THURSDAY NIGHT SURVIVOR PARTY WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK NOW THAT BIG TOM HAS MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER ROUND, HE'LL BE IN LA TO FIND OUT WHO WILL WIN THE MILLION DOLLARS, EVERYONE IN RICH VALLEY WILL BE ROUTING FOR HIM, (CHEERING) RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7, RICH VALLEY. ))
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Rich Valley.]))



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[11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC31:39]
[GRAPHIC=Carvins Cove]


The City of Roanoke is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water.
That recommendation comes after the Carvins Cove Reservoir fell well below normal levels for this time of year.
As Justin McLeod tells us... those voluntary restrictions could soon become mandatory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Winter weather]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Carvins Cove; :08]
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Director of Utilities; :11]
[SUPER=@justin1; :30]
[SUPER=04-1999; :51]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF SNOWING))
Thursday morning's snowfall may have been a pretty site....but it did nothing to help the drought here in Southwest Virginia.
[SOT 4:24:01]
[IN Q=The flurries really]

((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: THE FLURRIES REALLY DIDN'T HELP MUCH. WE KINDA NEED ONE OF THOSE FRONTAL RAINS WHERE WE GET AN INCH OR SO.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=inch or so]


So now the city of Roanoke is asking residents to voluntarily restrict their water use.
That's because the water level here at Carvins Cove has dropped 18 feet below the spillway, well below the average for this time of year.
[SOT 4:35:55]
[IN Q=To give you an idea]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE CURRENT SITUATION JUST TAKE A LOOK AROUND ME. WHERE I'M STANDING SHOULD NORMALLY BE UNDER WATER. EVEN THAT DOCK THERE IS NOWHERE THAT WATER. ALTHOUGH THINGS MAY LOOK BAD NOW CITY OFFICIALS WARN IT MAY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=it gets better]

((NAT SOUND OF 99 DROUGHT))
They're hoping to avoid a repeat of 1999.
Water levels got so low city officials had to enact mandatory restrictions.
That drastic measure could come again if water levels drop 26 feet below the spillway.
The city says we're well on our way.
[SOT 4:24:38]
[IN Q=We're hoping for some]

((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: WE'RE HOPING FOR SOME WINTER RAINS BUT THE CHANCE OF GETTING SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ABOVE AVERAGE IS VERY SMALL.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=is very small]

((GRAPHIC))
Here's how you can help.
The city recommends you take shorter showers.
Also, be sure to fully load your dishwasher and washing machine before using.
And finally, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving.
[SOT 2:23:23]
[IN Q=The faucet runs]

((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: THE FAUCET RUNS ABOUT FIVE GALLONS A MINUTE IF THEY LEAVE THAT ON FOR FIVE MINUTES WHILE YOU'RE SHAVING OR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH YOU USE ABOUT 25 GALLONS WATER JUST RIGHT THERE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=just right there]


Just a few small steps you can take before it becomes a bigger problem.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:32:06]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


Roanoke Democrats are now lining up for a March 5th primary. Yesterday, three candidates announced their campaigns for city council.
But another who was considering a bid said he has decided not to run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Council incumbent Nelson Harris, Planning Commission Member Alfred Dowe, and civic leader Rupert Cutler joined supporters outside the Roanoke Public Library.
They're running individual campaigns for the Democratic nomination, but say they hope to become the party's ticket for the May election.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:01:04]
[IN Q=So I think]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS: SO I THINK WE'RE DOING WHAT WE CAN AT THIS POINT TO SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR SUPPORTERS THAT THESE ARE THE FOLKS WE'D LIKE TO ENTER THE GENERAL ELECTION WITH. THESE ARE THE FOLKS WE'D LIKE TO SERVE WITH ON ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) City Council Candidate]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=on Roanoke City Council]
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[VO-NAT]


Others Democrats who are expected to run include Xavier Fox, and Angela Norman, who won the Democratic nomination two years ago.
Alvin Nash considered a bid for city council, but indicated yesterday afternoon that he will NOT run in 2002.
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[Church-Bombing]


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


An Alabama judge rules that a former member of the Ku Klux Klan is mentally competent to stand trial for murder.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL;]


Bobby Cherry is charged in a church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963.
Last year, the judge ruled that Cherry was incompetent to stand trial for the bombing.
But additional mental evaluation of Cherry, the judge reversed himself.
Prosecutors say Cherry was part of a group of Klansmen who planted a bomb that ripped through the church.
Two other former Klansmen have been convicted of murder in the explosion.
A fourth suspect died without being charged.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The December employment report will be released later today. And United Airlines will close five U-S reservation offices leaving 900 people without jobs.
Alexis Christoforous has those story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((NEARLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS LAST YEAR.. ABOUT THREE TIMES MORE THAN IN 2000. ACCORING TO AN OUTPLACEMENT FIRM, 40 PERCENT OF THOSE LAYOFFS OCCURRED AFTER THE SEPT 11TH ATTACKS.
LATER TODAY, THE LABOR DEPT WILL REPORT ON THE DECEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

(graphic)

IN NOVEMBER FIRST CUT 331-THOSUAND JOBS.. ECONOMISTS ARE EXPECTING A LOSS OF 142-THOUSAND FOR DECEMBER.

(oc)

AND IN ONE OF THE FIRST LAYOFF ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE NEW YEAR,

(graphic)

UNITED AIRLINES GAVE OUT PINK SLIPS TO ANOTHER 900 EMPLOYEES AND CLOSED FIVE RESERVATIONS OFFICES BECAUSE OF THE DOWNTURN IN TRAVEL.

(graphic)

ON OUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: STARBUCKS SAID SALES AT STORES OPEN AT LEAST 13 MONTHS IN DECEMBER PERKED UP 3 PERCENT.

(oc)

WALL STREET WILL TRY TO MAKE IT THREE FOR THREE WHEN THE OPENING BELL SOUNDS TODAY...
INVESTORS ONCE AGAIN GOBBLED UP TECH STOCKS...

(graphic)

THE DOW SHOT UP 98 POINTS IN A LATE-DAY RALLY

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ, BACK ABOVE 2-THOUSAND ON A GAIN OF NEARLY 65 POINTS.

(graphic)

SHARES OF WALT DISNEY GAINED MORE THAN 3 PERCENT AFTER CHAIRMAN MICHAEL EISNER PLEASED WALL STREET BY SAYING THE SECOND LARGEST MEDIA COMPANY WILL CUT COSTS..

(oc)

DISNEY PLANS TO CLOSE 50 RETAIL STORES AND EXPECTS TO POST A PROFIT IN ITS SMALLER INTERNET OPERATIONS BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

(graphic)

THOSE ZERO PERCENT FINANCING DEALS MADE 2001 THE SECOND BEST YEAR EVER FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY.. G-M, FORD AND CHRYSLER ALL SAID OVERALL VEHICLES SALES WERE BETTER THAN EXPECTED IN DECEMBER.

(oc)

AND G-M ANNOUNCED ITS REPLACING ITS ZERO PERCENT FINANCING WITH A BIG CASH REBATE.. 2002 DOLLARS BACK ON MOST MODELS THRU THE END OF FEB..

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, there is a shortage of a vaccine that's vital to children's health. Doctors must decide how to make what little they have last, which could mean some children MAY have to go without.
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=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THE NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF THE VACCINE THAT PROTECTS CHILDREN FROM DIPHTHERIA, PERTUSSIS, AND TETANUS-- WILL CONTINUE WELL INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER.
THE SO-CALLED DPT SHOT HAS BEEN IN SHORT SUPPLY FOR ABOUT A YEAR- LEAVING DOCTORS TO DECIDE HOW BEST TO IMMUNIZE CHILDREN-- RIGHT NOW MOST DOCTORS ARE GIVING THE FIRST THREE DOSES DURING INFANCY- AND HOLDING OFF ON THE FINAL TWO SHORTS- NORMALLY GIVEN AT 15 MONTHS AND AGE 5.
MEN WITH TYPE TWO DIABETES WHO HAVE A DRINK OR TWO EACH DAY MAY CUT THEIR RISK OF HEART DISEASE.
A STUDY FROM HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH FINDS THAT AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL CAN LOWER THE RISK BY ABOUT 36%-- AND IT DID NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THE DRINK OF CHOICE WAS WINE, BEER, OR HARD LIQUOR. FINALLY TODAY- THE POWER OF THE PLACEBO.
RESEARCHERS AT UCLA DID BRAIN SCANS ON PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION-- AND FOUND GROUPS THAT WERE GIVEN EITHER ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATION- OR A PLACEBO- HAD EQUAL CHANGES IN BRAIN FUNCTION AND IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR SYMPTOMS.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-54]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Virginia's governor-elect will go before legislators today to discuss his concerns about Virginia's financial situation. The unprecedented meeting will allow Mark Warner to talk budget issues with leaders of the General Assembly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Meantime, lawmakers are hearing from many groups that would like to be included in the next budget. Hundreds turned out for a budget hearing at Virginia Western Community College yesterday morning. They included dozens in support of local arts and cultural organizations. The non-state agencies have been cutting back on employees, hours and service since losing state funding during a budget stalemate last year.
(///// SOT at :23 /////)
[SOT 5:37:33-5:37:49]
[IN Q=They've heard what a struggle it's been...]

((SUSAN JENNINGS/ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BLUE RIDGE: THEY'VE HEARD WHAT A STRUGGLE IS BEEN THIS YEAR WITHOUT ZERO FUNDING. WE DO KNOW IT'S TIGHT YEAR ACROSS THE STATE AND EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO FACE CUTS BUT THE POINT WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IS THAT WE'VE FACED SOME BIG CUTS ALREADY AND WE DO NEED SOME SUPPORT THIS YEAR OR OUR CULTURAL INDUSTRY IS TOTALLY GOING TO CHANGE.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Jennings/Arts Council of the Blue Ridge;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=is totally going to change.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Other groups asking lawmakers for financial consideration included the Public Library System and Blue Ridge Public Television.

[8-WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[Desk 2-shot]

(Kim and Leo Hello)




Leo ----WEATHER PRO


[Desk 2-Shot]


[11Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:57:06]
[GRAPHIC=Heanry School Consol.]


Henry County's school consolidation plan gained some steam yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :17]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The school board voted to appropriate money from next year's budget to help two high schools accomodate younger students. Opponents of the plan say the school board has not given other options enough time, while board members say, financially, there is no other choice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 20:42/30:24]
[IN Q=If we had plenty of money...]

((TOM MARTIN/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER; IF WE HAD PLENTY OF MONEY WE WOULDN'T BE DOING THIS. WE'VE GO TO CONSOLIDATE AND ELIMINATE SCHOOLS. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.)) ((REV. TYLER MILLNER/OPPOSES CONSOLIDATION; WE DON'T NEED ALL THIS DISRUPTION, LET'S KEEP THE SCHOOLS LIKE THEY ARE, TAKE A YEAR TO TRULY DO THEIR HOMEWORK, LIKE WE WANT TO DO IT. MONEY CAN BE FOUND IN THE BUDGET, GO AHEAD AN DO THAT AND STOP STALLING.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Martin/School Board Member;]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Tyler Millner/Opposes Consolidation; :11]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=and stop stalling.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :09+]

Curtis Millner, who opposes consolidation, served in his first meeting on the school board. He presented a motion to rescind December's vote to consolidate.
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[11Campbell-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Campbell County car dealers say they had to move their inventory out of the county on New Year's Day in order to remain competitive with other dealers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Five dealerships transferred their inventory to Lynchburg for one day to avoid paying the county's merchandise tax.
The county taxes any inventory that's physically in the county on January 1st.. by not having to pay the tax, dealers say they can keep the cost of a new car much lower.
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[IN Q=If you don't]

((ED FELLERS/FELLERS CHEVROLET: IF YOU DON'T COVER THE TAXES THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TO THE STATE, TO THE COUNTY AND TO THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T STAY IN BUSINESS. THAT MEANS THE PRODUCT HAS GOT TO COST MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Fellers/Fellers Chevrolet]
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[OUT Q=to cost more.]
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The move is legal, but some county officials would like to see that loophole closed.
Campbell stands to lose about 130-thousand dollars in revenue if the dealers don't have to pay the inventory tax this year. (------------)