[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The state's budget news will get worse before it gets better.
We'll hear from Governor Warner about the latest shortfall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And, a Lynchburg couple keeps the home fires burning in a building designed for those who fight flames.
(------------)



[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on the Big 7, Charlotte is cutting back some fans seating. Dazzle coach Harold Ellis pays tribute to Martin Luther King.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And, Lynch and the Hornets hand the Knicks their worst home loss in history today at the Garden.
(------------)


[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A quiet forecast overnight and rather chilly. Mid week plans should include rain gear. We'll explain in a few moments.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've seen]

((WE'VE SEEN THAT REVENUES FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY ARE SOFTER THAN WE ANTICIPATED.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=than we anticipated.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner delivers more bad news in Richmond as he prepares to deliver his budget to members of the General Assembly.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith is off tonight.

[Warner-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC54:45]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Virginia's budget gap continues to widen.
Today, Governor Warner said the state must add three hundred million to its three billion dollar problem.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is in Richmond tonight with the latest budget numbers. Joe this problem seems to grow worse with each forecast.
[LIVE=JoeD/FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


It does Shannon...
Today, the Governor was setting the stage for his budget proposal that he will outline tomorrow.... and he was making the case for the deep spending cuts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We will add]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mark Warner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :23]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=come through this process stronger.]
(( [SOT 10:13:26]
[IN Q=We will add]

((WE WILL ADD AND PROJECT AN ADDITIONAL 100- MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL IN FISCAL YEAR 2002, ANOTHER 100-MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL IN FISCAL 2003 AND A THIRD HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL IN FISCAL YEAR 2004. RAISING THE SIZE OF OUR PROBLEM FROM 3.2 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 30 MONTHS TO 3.5 BILLION DOLLARS.))
[RUNS= :21]
[OUT Q=to three point five billion.]


Mark Warner has been raising estimates of the budget shortfall and lowering expectations since he was elected.
As he prepared to submit his own budget proposal to the General Assembly, the Governor said January revenues are softer than expected.
[SOT 10:14:29]
[IN Q=I'm optimistic]

((BUT I'M OPTIMISTIC THAT WE'LL HAVE A BUDGET TOMORROW THAT WILL START TO REDIRECT THE STRUCTURAL IMBALANCE AND MAKE SURE AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT VIRGINIA WILL COME THROUGH THIS PROCESS STRONGER.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=come through this process stronger.]))
(-------------)
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The Governor has already called for across the board state agency spending cuts... and tomorrow he will lay out more specific proposals that he says will be required to balance the budget.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Shannon, today he hinted that there will be some protections for public education and for state employees, but he also told a radio audience this morning, that there will also be plenty of "equal opportunity pain" to go around.
(SHANNON QUESTION: ARE LAWMAKERS ON BOARD?)



[MLK-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:53:20]
[GRAPHIC=MLK Jr.]


Governor Warner made his remarks about the budget before a Richmond ceremony honoring the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner marked the occasion with a pledge to push legislation outlawing the practice of racial profiling.
But the keynote speaker was Tim Reid, the Norfolk native and well-known actor who opened New Millenium Studios in Petersburg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The education I received]

((TIM REID: THE EDUCATION I RECEIVED OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES AND THE POOR COLORED KID, RAISED IN SEGREGATION GOT HIS DIPLOMA AND HIS LIFE WAS CHANGED FOREVER.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Reid/New Millenium Studios]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and his life was changed forever.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Reid was the first in his family to graduate from high school... and today he told the audience that like the Reverend Martin Luther King, he believes in the power of dreams.

[King-Bypass]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:19:42]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Bedford city and county chose to honor Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior, in their own way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=While the]

((WHILE THE VOICE IS STILL, THE MESSAGE LIVES ON.))
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=lives on.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today, the 460 bypass was renamed to honor the memory of the slain civil rights leader.
It took two years for the proposal to travel through the proper channels.
But one NAACP spokeswoman said it was worth the wait.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a]

((EVANGELINE JEFFREY/NAACP AREA NINE CHAIRPERSON: THIS IS A HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE BECAUSE, NOT ONLY WILL IT BEAR THE NAME OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DRUM MAJORS FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY, IT IS A SYMBOL TO UNITE ALL PEOPLE AS THEY TRAVEL ALONG.))
[SUPER=01-Evangeline Jeffrey/NAACP Area Nine Chairperson ;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=travel along.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Dozens of people gathered at the Bedford Area Visitor's Center to witness the ceremony.
The westbound ramp of the bypass at Burks Drive was closed briefly while area leaders cut the ribbon.
(------------)



[Clifton]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:22:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The family of a local orthodontist says his legacy will live on in the lives he's touched.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The daughter of Doctor Orrin Clifton today accepted the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award on his behalf. Doctor Clifton passed away earlier this month, just days after learning he'd been chosen to receive the annual award.

The honor was established by Community School to recognize the efforts of local residents who make the Roanoke Valley a better place for its residents.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT 8:21-8:39]
[IN Q=He taught them to workl harder...]

((KATIE CLIFTON/DAUGHTER: HE TAUGHT THEM TO WORK HARDER AND STRIVE FOR DREAMS. HE ALLOWED PEOPLE TO SEE POSSIBILITIES WHERE THEY HAD SEEN NONE. MY FATHER HAD THE ABILITY TO SORT OUT THE CONFUSION AND SORT OUT THE BEAUTY AND TRUTH THAT DR. KING REFERRED TO.))
[SUPER=01-Katie Clifton/Daughter;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=truth that Dr. King referred to.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Doctor Clifton served as president of the West End Center for Youth, sat on the board of the United Way and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He also helped provide free dental care to underprivledged families through the Community Based Health Care Coalition.


[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]


A Roanoke woman injured in the shooting at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy has been released from the hospital.
Rebecca Clair Brown is out and doing well, according to her mother.
She says the 38-year-old plans to return to the law school, where she is a first-year student.

[D-Day-Board]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC53:18]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The National D-Day Memorial is close to having a new board of directors in place.. just three months after the Foundation announced it was five million dollars in debt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Twelve of the original fifteen board members resigned in October following the financial revelations.
D-Day officials say they overspent in their rush to get the memorial ready for its June 6th dedication.
A source close to the selection process tells News7 that nine new members from across the country have committed to serving on the board.
Many have strong business backgrounds.. one is reportedly from the Richmond area, another from central Virginia and another from Pittsburgh.
The nominating committee will vote on the new members later this week.
(------------)



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7 at Six, a drug bust within sight of an area high school.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


And you'll have to find another way to satisfy your sweet-tooth.
The popular Chocolate-Festival is taking a break.
(----------------)



[Franklin-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC17:22]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


The manager of the Rocky Mount Burger King is accused of dealing drugs within sight of Franklin County High School.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


39-year-old Roy Livingston Campbell was arrested Friday at the fast food restaurant on Route 40.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Sheriff's deputies say a confidential informant bought cocaine from Campbell TWICE in the Burger King parking lot and once at his home in Hardy.
They do NOT know if he sold to students.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:13:52 - 1:14:04]
[IN Q=Afternoons,]

((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AFTERNOONS, ESPECIALLY AFTER SCHOOL IS OUT... QUITE A FEW STUDENTS GO TO EITHER TO THE BURGER KING OR OTHER FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS DIRECTLY ACROSS CAMPUS OR ON THE OTHER SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on the other side.]
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Campbell is charged with distributing cocaine, which carries up to 40 years in prison.
Deputies say selling the drug WITHIN one-thousand feet of a school COULD mean an additional five years.
Campbell will be arraigned in court tomorrow.

[Water-Authority]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC35:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke Valley Business Council is floating an idea to local leaders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove/File Tape; ]

The council is recommending that Roanoke City and County form a regional water and sewer authority. The group says regional cooperation is needed with the prospect of another water shortage in the city. Members say the joint venture would also go a long way toward securing new and better paying jobs by providing a sufficient water supply and waste water treatment facility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Roanoke city and county]
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Valley Business Council; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=supports more regional cooperation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Roanoke Valley Business Council is made up of the 50- largest businesses in the Roanoke Valley.
(-----------------)
[anchor=Shannon]
[ss=None]

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is also calling for a regional water and sewer authority.

[Givens]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


He's been on Salem City Council since 1995 and wants to stay there.
Councilman John Givens says he will run for reelection this Spring.
Givens says he'll provide continuity on council as it deals with upcoming projects like improvments to bridges, streets, the electric department and sanitation system.

[Chocolate-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-01 30:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Center in the Square's Chocolate Festival has seen sweeter times.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 13, 2000;]

Organizers say the annual event, originally scheduled for March 24th at the Salem Civic Center, is on hold, most likely until next year. The Chocolate Festival is a fundraiser. But the president of Center in the Square says the organization rarely broke even and often LOST money on the event. Jim Sears says the festival needs to be redesigned and is searching for a new sponsor. He hopes to be able to once again satisfy local sweet-tooths sometime in 2003.
(------------)



[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


The major markets were closed today in observance of the Martin Luther King Junior holiday.
They'll reopen in the morning.

[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


It's been a home to firefighters for years...
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Still ahead on News 7 at Six, find out how it's about to get some nation-wide attention as a home for civilians.


(----------------)


[CLOSED CAPTIONING]


[Fire-House]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC04:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many of us grew up dreaming of becoming a firefighter.
Few ever imagined just LIVING in a fire station.
But, as Steve Smallshaw tells us, one Lynchburg couple is doing just that.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For nearly a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :12]
[SUPER=01-Michael Gambone/Owner; :50]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( For nearly a century, it served and protected Lynchburg's Rivermont neighborhood, but in September of 1991, firefighters marked the last day at Fire Station Number Four.
The building sat vacant for two years until Michael and Anne Gambone bought it for 20-thousand dollars.. more than eight years later, their home is still a work in progress.
[natsot 13:40:05]

((THIS IS ONE OF THE LIVING AREAS THAT WE USE RIGHT MUCH..))
[RUNS= 05]


They've made some modern-day concessions.
An old urinal is now a planter.. and a hot tub occupies the dispatcher's room.
The Gambones bedroom has eight closets.. one for each of the firemen who slept here... and, you guessed it, the fire pole is still there.
[natsot slide down 13:56:45]
[RUNS= 02]


The bay area houses a turn of the century pumper and ladder truck that the city has no room to store.. but have found a good home here.
[SOT 13:45:58]

((MICHAEL GAMBONE/OWNER: WE GET PEOPLE WHO JUST COME IN OFF THE STREET OR ARE VISITING AND THEY SEE THE EQUIPMENT, WE USUALLY LEAVE THE DOORS OPEN IN THE SUMMER, AND GENERALLY IT'S OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO COME IN.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=to come in.]


They're drawn by the equipment and the curiosity of wondering who would choose to live in an old firehouse.
[SOT 13:57:50]

((GAMBONE: THAT'S ALWAYS A HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER. IF YOU CAN APPEAL, AS YOU SAY, TO THE LITTLE BOY, THERE'S THAT.. AND MAYBE IT'S A GENETIC FLAW, I DON'T KNOW. BUT THERE'S KIND OF A PLEASURE IN DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=little differently.]


Home and Garden Television was here last week, taping a profile on the Gambones' project.
It's scheduled to air this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Hornets win as Lynch gets some quality playing time. We'll hear from George, plus the Lowe's Motor Speedway is cutting out some seats.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And Roanoke Dazzle assistant coach Harold Ellis pays tribute to Martin Luther King today at the Harrison Museum.
(------------)


[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 4101TC]
[GRAPHIC=HORNETS]

The NBA has had a long standing tradition of honoring Martin Luther King with a full slate of matinees on his holiday. The Hornets and Knicks were the first to hit the hardwood today at the Garden.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :00]

The Hornets feared that point guard Baron Davis has hurt his ankle in pregame warmups. He would play but first he would have to watch Marcus Camby convert the alleyoop at the tie the game at 11. But that was it for the Knicks. Davis with the anticipation, the steal and the breakaway jam. Charlotte is now in front 29-to-11.
[SUPER=32-Charlotte/111/New York/68;]

Later in the second half, the Baron goes baseline and whips Allan Houston as the Hornets hammer the Knicks 11-to-68. It's New York's worst home loss EVER!
(------------)
[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=LYNCH]

Latrell Sprewell was 0-for-9 for New York, which has now lost 8 in a row. George Lynch played in his third game since coming back from his foot injury for Charlotte. He played a season high 18 minutes and grabbed five rebounds.

[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 2525tc]
[GRAPHIC=LYNCH]


Lynch is a virtual carbon copy of his head coach Paul Silas - a blue collar worker who doesn't mind sacrificing his personal stats for the good of the team. For that reason - the Hornets are thrilled to finally have him in the lineup.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/Hornets Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Hill/Hornets Assistant Coach; :18]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=...VERY IMPORTANT."]
(------------)



[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-112]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


Roanoke Dazzle assistant coach Harold Ellis graduated from Morehouse College, the same institution Martin Luther King attended. He shared some of his past with today's future at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harold Ellis/Dazzle Assistant Coach; :12]
[SUPER=01-Andre McCollum/Dazzle Point Guard; 1:47]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 2:10]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
(--------------)

((The kids gathered to listen to a former NBA player, now a basketball coach. They heard a college graduate with an advanced degree recite a piece of history. ((:)) Harold Ellis's history lesson and his warm heart quickly broke down any age barriers between the 31 year old and the Roanoke city pre school kids. ((NAT SOUND:)) But the youngsters also met a man passionate about Martin Luther King Jr, especially one of his prayers. ((:))
Ellis is also proving to the Dazzle players that progress is not always about wins and losses. ((:)) ((:))
Harold Ellis made it because it wasn't given to him, he worked hard and now he's passing it on.)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116]
[GRAPHIC=lowes speedway]


The Lowe's Motor Speedway is removing the front two rows of seats along the front grandstand stretch at Charlotte. The elimination of 12 hundred seats is being done to protect fans from any debris that might fly into the stands.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Also, in one other preseason testing note - Jon Wood, the 20 year old Stuart native who is driving on the Craftsman Truck Series for Jack Roush this season - had never seen Daytona before this weekend's testing. He finished the session with the fastest time at 184 point 7 miles an hour. (------------)