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Bad news for some Roanoke Times employees--
In an effort to cut costs, the newspaper is doing away with its transportation department.
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And a meeting is scheduled today at the Pentagon that could save more than 200 jobs at the Radford Arsenal.




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The Roanoke Times will eliminate its transportation department.
The work will be contracted out in an effort to cut costs.
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Effective March 17th, Ryder Systems Incorporated will provide the Roanoke Times with Transportation services.
That means 33 employees will lose their jobs.
The paper says it expects financial savings from the move to be quite significant.
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Business Reporter Jennifer Miele joins us with more details.
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Kimberly, in a memo that went out to employees last night, the Roanoke Times says it has become increasingly expensive to maintain its own private trucking operation.
The choice to contract out to Ryder was made partly because Ryder will offer some of the displaced workers employment opportunities.
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All transportation employees will be invited to interview at Ryder.
Those selected will receive job training.
Furloughed employees will receive a severance packaged based on their years of service to the Roanoke Times.
Some will be offered an early retirement.
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The memo also states that extensive changes in production and distribution will be made over the next 18 months in preparation for the new press and print facility.
Plans for that were announced in July.
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The paper says Ryder is helping to redesign the distribution part of business... providing 12 new trucks to replace the 37 currently used by the Roanoke Times.
Roughly 70 newspapers contract transportation out to Ryder.
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Kim.




[11Radford-Arsenal]


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The President of American Powder Company has a meeting at the Pentagon today .. in efforts to save a major contract, and up to 240 jobs, at the Radford Arsenal.
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The 240 people who make M-14 tank propellant will be out of work beginning the first of April. It's one of the things they make at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, the Army's only munitions propellant manufacturing facility.
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A company spokeswoman confirms the firm that runs the plant for the Army .. lost the contract to make M-14 munitions propellant, but would not confirm that the contract had gone to Canada. Union President Luther Woolwine says A-T-K has been conducting "town meetings" throughout the plant since Friday, explaining the impact of loosing the M-14 contract.
HE says the workers are being told that as many as 90 people will lose their jobs by April first. Another 150 will be let go sometime after that.
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[Candidates]


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Two more Republican candidates are expected to announce their campaigns for Roanoke City Council at this hour. They are Paul Higgins and Steve Mabry.
This comes one day after another Republican, Mark Hurley, announced his bid for council.
Incumbent Nelson Harris and three new candidates are running on the Democratic side.

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[Reid]


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The government's adding a new charge against the man accused of trying to ignite his shoe on board a trans-Atlantic flight.
Sources say the government will announce an indictment against Richard Reid with an additional charge.
Reid's being held in Boston, on charges of interfering with a flight crew.
One official says the new charge will prove that Reid was trying to blow up the American Airlines jet as it flew from Paris to Miami last month.


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American troops are in the Philippines today, as the war on terrorism extends to other borders.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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THE MILITARY WAR AGAISNT TERRORISM IS EXPANDING BEYOND AFGHANISTAN. SEVERAL HUNDRED U.S TROOPS, INCLUDING SPECIAL FORCES, ARE NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES HELPING LOCAL FORCES FIGHT A GROUP WITH LINKS TO THE AL-QAIDA. AT THE U.S EMBASSY IN MANILA, A GROUP OF STUDENTS PROTESTED DEPLOYMENT OF THE U.S TROOPS.
IN AFGHANISTAN, U-S FORCES ARE SAID TO BE JUMPING FOR JOY AFTER A MAN TURNED UP AT THIS KANDAHAR BASE AND OFFERED UP INFORMATION ABOUT THE AL QAIDA.

(SOT)LT. JAMES JARVIS/Military Spokesperson

Were just sitting down having a nice chat with him, try to figure out exactly what he knows..back in the population.
IN AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY, RELATIVES WHO LOST LOVED ONES ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, ARE IN KABUL MEETING WITH AFGHANS WHO LOST LOVED ONES IN THE U.S BOMBING CAMPAIGN.

(SOT)RITA LAZAR/LOST BROTHER IN SEPT. 11 ATTACKS

I know whats happened to me since my brother died. I dont know how they survive with grief. And then I see the countryside and it needs so much."

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IN PAKISTAN, THE LAST OF THE REMAINS HAVE NOW HAVE NOW BEEN RECOVERED OF THE SEVEN MARINES KILLED WHEN THEIR PLANE CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN. THEY WILL BE FLOWN TO KANDAHAR AND THEN SENT TO THE U.S.

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Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Pakistan today, trying to ease the tensions between that country and India.


It's a dangerous standoff, because both nations have nuclear weapons.
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Powell arrived in Pakistan today, and was greeted by the country's president and foreign minister.
But hundreds of thousands of Indian and Pakistani troops are now facing off in the disputed border region of Kashmir.
Powell says the first priority is to stabilize relations between the two countries.
He plans to head to India tomorrow.
Then, he'll be off to Afghanistan to talk about reconstruction with the new interim government.
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[Enron]


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More troubles for the accounting firm that audited the Enron Corporation, as it was nearing bankruptcy.
An Oklahoma energy company is suing Arthur Andersen -- charging fraud and negligence.
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Attorney General John Ashcroft, meanwhile, says he won't take part in the investigation into the energy giant's collapse.
Ashcroft says, that way, there won't be any question about a conflict of interest.
He's leaving it up to the deputy attorney general.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT WILL BE HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPERVISE THE PROSECUTION IF THERE IS ANY. I'M RECUSED I MADE A STATEMENT ABOUT THAT AND I WON'T BE MAKING STATEMENTS OR HAVING FURTHER INVOLVEMENT IN THE CASE. ))
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Ashcroft received campaign contributions from Enron when he was running for re-election in the Senate.


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It's a good thing this mistake was caught early.
A special plaque honoring James Earl Jones came back from the engraver with a huge error .. it reads James Earl RAY, instead of James Earl JONES.
The plaque was supposed to be presented at a Martin Luther King Day celebration this weekend, and it read, "Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive.''
As you probably remember, James Earl Ray was the man who shot and killed Doctor King.
Needless to say, the plaque is going back for a quick fix.




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A high school student is charged with making threats on the Internet. Details are still ahead.
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And a church wants more parking for its congregation, but a lot stands in the way.
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[**ANCHOR TAG**] A local church wants more parking for its congregation .. but preservationists say "not so fast".
Now city council must decide. Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( Here at Calvary Baptist Church on Campbell Avenue parking is in very short supply... That's why church leaders want to purchase part of this former Cotton Mill for 500- thousand dollars.
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((DREW PURCELL/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: OVER THE YEARS WE'VE FOUND THAT OLDER FOLKS ARE LESS LIKELY TO COME OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WALK FARTHER FROM A PARKING SPACE. ALSO THIS IS AN ISSUE OF CHURCH GROWTH IT'S NOT ATTRACTIVE FOR A CHURCH TO ONLY BE ABLE TO ADVERTISE PARKING THAT'S A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY. )) [runs20]
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But to turn this corner lot into 65- paved parking spaces-- the church says it needs to demolish the two vacant buildings on the property. Roanoke's Architectural Review Board has ruled against the proposal. The board has reportedly said one of the buildings can go-- but wants the church to keep a portion of the other building for architectural or historic value. Church leaders plan to appeal to city council.
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((DREW PURCELL/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: MANY CHURCH MEMBERS AND OTHER FRIENDS OF OUR CAUSE SUCH AS THE JEFFERSON CENTER FOLKS AND LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS AND KAZIM SHRINE OVER HERE WILL ALSO BE WITH US AND HELPING US MAKE OUR CASE. )) [RUNS15]
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Church leaders say they'll decide whether to purchase the property after next Tuesday night's city council meeting. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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The chairman of the Architectural Review Board did not immediately return our calls.


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Police in the town of Narrows say they'll act quickly any time students or teachers are threatened over the Internet.


That's why a Giles county student is charged with threatening bodily injury to a student and teacher. Police say the 15-year-old Narrows High School student had a website where he threatened to tie the two up and beat them with a hammer. Another student observed the site and reported it to the school officials.


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Lynchburg's police chief says he needs more officers to handle a rise in domestic violence and drunk driving calls.
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A report issued yesterday showed Lynchburg's overall crime rate was down about one and a half percent from the year 2000.
But of the city's six murders last year, five were domestic-related.. and Chief Charles Bennett says he'll make the argument for more personnel.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I THINK I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LET BOTH THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCIL KNOW WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE. CERTAINLY THE BUDGET THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE.))
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Bennett says training and equipping five new officers would cost more than 300- thousand dollars.
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Still ahead, the first steps to review whether some parts of our state government should be cut.
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And catch your breath, Mom and Dad ... a gymnastics program for toddlers is giving their parents a big workout as well.
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Mark Warner is wasting no time .. enacting a key campaign pledge.
Yesterday, he created a new commission to review state government, and he asked former Governor Doug Wilder to lead it.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; BECAUSE OF THESE DRAMATIC CHANGES, AND BECAUSE OUR BUDGET IS BADLY OUT OF BALANCE, WE MUST TAKE A BOLD NEW LOOK AT HOW STATE GOVERNMENT DOES BUSINESS.))
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The Governor says he's looking for bold actions: a far-reaching review of state government that could eliminate some services and consolidate others.
And that's making state employees nervous.
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((DOUG WILDER/COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT NEED FEAR ANYTHING ARE THOSE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED DEAD WEIGHT AND DEAD WOOD.)) ((JOAN DENT/VA. GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: I THINK THERE ARE MANY GOOD WORKERS IN STATE GOVERNMENT, AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOOD WORKERS AND YES THEY DO HAVE SOMETHING TO FEAR. THERE'S NO ONE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE RUNNING.))
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Governor Warner has given the 15- member commission seven months to complete its first report, and deliver recommendations to his desk.

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It's gymnastics for toddlers .. and it can help them in many ways as they grow .. but parents are getting quite a workout in the process.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton jumps in with the details.
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It's hard to tell whose having more fun -- Steve Van Metre or his two year old son Stuart. The two are participating in a Mom and Tot class or in their case Dad and Tot at the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics.
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((WE'LL HE'S REALLY GOT A LOT OF ENERGY SO THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TO HOPEFULLY WEAR HIM OUT SO HE'LL TAKE A NAP TODAY. AND YOU KNOW WORK ON HIS COORDINATION AND THAT KIND OF THING)) [RUNS10]
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The class is for kids one and half to three years old. To these tots it's all fun and games --a chance to run around --and play on all types of different toys -- they don't even realize they're building muscles and other skills.
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(( THE MAJOR BENEFIT --IS JUST LEARNING THEIR MOTOR SKILLS -- TO HOP, TO RUN... ESPECIALLY OUR OBSTACLE COURSE HELPS THEM ... SO THEY LEARN LOTS OF DIFFERENT BODY MOVEMENTS THAT THEY ORDINARILY WOULDN'T DO AT HOME )) [RUNS27]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING:THE KIDS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO SEEM TO GET A GREAT WORKOUT --THE PARENTS BURN A FEW CALORIES THEMSELVES --BUT THIS CLASS PROVES THAT YOUR NEVER TOO YOUNG TO EXERCISE)) [RUNS17]
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((I CAN KEEP UP WITH HIM ..but do you feel like you're getting a great workout..OH YEAH, I'M GETTING SOME EXERCISE TOO DEFINITELY)) [RUNS10]
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And who knows ---one of these tiny tots could turn out to be Roanoke's next gymnastics star.


Joy Sutton, New 7, Roanoke County.))
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The Mom and Tot Class cost 35 dollars a month. [Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [1/16/2002] [TWO SHOT]
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 122 points. Nasdaq DOWN 40 points.

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In sports, the Hokies make a strong run for their first conference win.
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And this horse with little horse sense has to work to reach the pool, but getting her out was even harder.
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Wake Forest took on UVA at University Hall for a heated A-C-C battle.
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The two teams are both ranked in the top 15.
Wake at 14 goes to Antwan Scott.
He hits the shot from the baseline, and the Demon Deacons led 17 to 8.
But the Cavaliers work the ball.
Travis Watson to Roger Mason Junior for the three pointer, and that cuts the lead to 7.
Wake Forest would answer that basket when Josh Howard hit one to up the lead to 9.
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The two teams were neck and neck throughout the second half, but Virginia walks away with the win 86 to 74.
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[S-Tech]


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In Big East Hoops, Tech faced Villanova at the Cassel last night in a close game, with the Hokies playing hard to get their first conference win.
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Villanova would get a slow start.
Tech's Eric Branham hits the jumpshot as the Hokies complete a 15 to 2 run to lead by 8.
The Wildcats get it to Derrick Snowdon.
He takes it to the hoop, drawing the foul, but Villanova trailed 21 to 13.
Tech would get it up the floor to Bryant Matthews.
He drives to the baseline scoring and drawing the foul.
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The Hokies continued to get up the court. This time Carlos Dixon hits the three, but Villanova scores with a second left to win it, 77 to 75.
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Steve Spurrier, the new Washington Redskins head coach, has a multi-million dollar job ahead.
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Spurrier is the highest paid coach in the N-F-L, at 5 million dollars a year for five years.
And he said the major goal is to get the Redskins back to the level of play when Joe Gibbs coached the team.
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[S-Express]


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The Express froze out Cincinnati 7 to nothing last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs. Cincinnati;]


The Express hit the ice ready for the game.
Rick Kowalsky would get the evening started, when he scored the goal in the first period.
The Express led 1 to nothing.
The Express then worked the power play, getting it to Terence Tootoo.
He fires the puck into the net in the third period.
Roanoke led, 6 to nothing.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/7/Cincinnati/0/;]


Frank Novock would tally Roanoke's final score, and the Express cruises to the 7 to nothing win.
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[Horse-Pool]


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They say you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink---
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But in Australia, one wayward horse led HERSELF to a family's swimming pool and dove right in.
20- year- old Shamita made a big splash with rescue workers when she somehow ended up stranded in the pool.
The pet horse had made her way over TWO fences, before taking a dip.
After several failed rescue attempts, workers finally had to bring in a crane.
Shamita was tranquilized before being lifted out.
But she made it through the ordeal with just a few scratches.
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin.))
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[Kim on camera] [Music under]
Jacey Birch has a preview of the Rough and Rowdy Brawl. Plus the Fat City Gourmet samples Jamar (Jay-Mar) Deserts' Delectable Chocolate Chess Pie. Wake up with us....
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Tomorrow for News 7 Mornin'. [Animation full]