[2-11Calvary-Baptist]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-62 46:19]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]

It's a case of prayeers answered .. for Calvary Baptist Church .
Roanoke City Council has OK'd church plans .. to tear down a historic building for a parking lot. As Teresa Hamilton reports, the question generated plenty of debate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The debate ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meghan McClure/Church Member; :27]
[SUPER=07-Mark McConnel; :43]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.]

(( The debate centered on this piece of property located next to Calvary Baptist... The church wants to buy the land to provide parking for its members... but says to do so two vacant buildings needed to be demolished. Roanoke's architectural review board offered a compromise... saying one of the buildings could go but that one had historic value. Last night, folks on both sides made passionate pleas to city council.
[sot]

((MEGHAN MCCLURE: F WE WERE TO GET A PARKING LOT MORE PEOPLE WOULD COME TO CHURCH AND MR. MAYOR DON'T YOU THINK THAT'S WHAT WE NEED IN T HE WORLD SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH.)) [RUNS14]
[sot]

((MARK MCCONNEL: ONCE THIS FABRIC IS GONE IT'S GONE AND I WOULD VENTURE TO SAY, NO WORTHWHILE CAUSE WAS DERAILED FOR A FEW PARKING SPACES.)) [RUNS11]
Councilmen Bill Bestpitch and Bill Carder hoped to save the buildings, but in the end, the mayor and a majority of council sided with the church... ruling against the Architectural Review board's recommendation.
[sot]

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I JUST DISAGREE WITH THEM, I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THE OLDEST CHURCHES IN THE CITY TO DEPRIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO BUILD A PARKING LOT WOULD BE WRONG.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= WOULD BE WRONG.]


Church leaders have NOT yet bought the property-- but say it's just a matter of time before plans are in place. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=NetR]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


Two Henry County elementary schools have a one-year reprieve, but they are still on the list of schools to be closed down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August]


Last night, the school board voted to keep Fieldale and Spencer-Penn Elementary Schools open for the 2002-2003 school year.
That way the county can complete renovations to the Carver school before Fieldale and Spencer-Penn close.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The two elementary schools, as well as Fieldale-Collinsville and Laurel Park High Schools were scheduled to close at the end of this year as part of a consolidation plan.

[VOB-Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


In national news--
Suspected Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters now held in Cuba are sometimes shackled, with their eyes, ears, and mouths covered.
It's this treatment that has human rights groups up in arms.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Religious leaders, civil rights attorneys, and professors filed a petition in L-A federal court-- asking the government to formally define the charges against the captives.
But Defense Secretary Rumsfeld says the prisoners, who are being held in open air cells are a dangerous threat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:50 ]
[IN Q=At least]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: AT LEAST ONE DETAINEE HAS THREATENED TO KILL AMERICANS. ANOTHER HAS BITTEN A GUARD. THIS IS NOT WONDERFUL DUTY. ITS DIFFICULT DUTY. ))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=It's difficult duty.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Meanwhile, American Taliban John Walker will be back in the U-S within hours.
No word on his EXACT destination.
The 20- year- old faces criminal charges of conspiring with terrorists to kill Americans.
(------------)


[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, a 37 per cent pay increase, but it was a long time coming.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning,]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS WEDNESDAY THE 23RD OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
-------------------------


UNITED AIRLINES WILL GO ALONG WITH A PRESIDENTIAL PANEL THAT RECOMMENDED A 37% PAY RAISE-- THE FIRST INCREASE FOR MECHANICS THERE SINCE 1994.
THE MOVE IS A VICTORY FOR THE UNION AND LIKELY WILL AVERT A THREATENED STRIKE AT UNITED.
-------------------------


A-O-L TIME WARNER IS SUING MICROSOFT OVER THE NETSCAPE INTERNET BROWSER.
A-O-L -OWNED NETSCAPE WAS ONCE THE MOST POPULAR INTERNET BROWSER UNTIL MICROSOFT STARTED HANDING OUT FREE COPIES OF ITS "INTERNET EXPLORER" .
--------------------------


THE NBA HAS SIGNED A NEW TV RIGHTS PACKAGE THAT WILL MEAN FEWER THAN HALF AS MANY GAMES ON "FREE" BROADCAST TELEVISION.
THE $4.6 MILLION DOLLAR, SIX YEAR DEAL, PUTS THE BULK OF THE GAMES ON ESPN, ESPN TWO, TNT AND A NEW CABLE ENTITY TO BE RUN BY THE LEAGUE AND... AOL-TIME WARNER.
--------------------------


TRYING TO RECOVER TODAY FROM TUESDAY'S TECH AND K MART BANKRUPTCY INSPIRED SELLOFF ON WALL STREET.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO STOCKS OFF EVEN AFTER INVESTORS BRUSHED OFF WALL STREET'S LOSSES.
--------------------------


A DEAL BETWEEN YAHOO AND COMPAQ COMPUTER WILL HAVE PASSENGERS ON THREE AMTRAK ROUTES ABLE TO USE THE INTERNET FREE DURING THEIR TRIPS.
HANDHELD COMPUTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SPECIAL RAIL CARS BETWEEN BOSTON AND WASHINGTON, SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOSE... AND CHICAGO AND MILWAUKEE.
THE NEXT PHASE MAY INCLUDE YOUR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTER.
--------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..))



[11K-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:55:00]
[GRAPHIC=KMart Chapter 11]


As for K-Mart's financial troubles, at least one local marketer has seen it coming for some time.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I thought it]
[SUPER=01-Lynda McNutt-Foster/TsunaOne Advertising; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=01-Beulah Richardson/Kmart Shopper; :45]
[SUPER=@jennifer2; :55 ]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke.]

(([tc:17:07:03] ((LYNDA MCNUTT-FOSTER/MCNUTT & ASSOCIATES:I THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY BIG MISTAKE WHEN I FIRST SAW IT.)) [RUNS03]
That was Lynda McNutt's reaction to the March return of the Blue Light Special advertising campaign.
She's marketing director at McNutt & Associates in Roanoke.
[SOT]

[tc:17:07:34] ((LYNDA MCNUTT/MCNUTT & ASSOCIATES:K-MART HAS TOTALLY OVER PROMISED AND UNDER DELIVERED BECAUSE YOU WALK INTO THEIR STORES, THEY AREN'T UPDATED, MANY AREN'T CLEAN, AND THE QUALITY OF THEIR PRODUCT -- YOU THINK YOU ARE GETTING A CHEAP PRODUCT. YOU GO TO WAL MART BECAUSE YOU FEEL YOU ARE GETTING A GREAT VALUE.)) [RUNS15]
McNutt says competition from other discount super-store chains like Wal-Mart and Target is fierce in the Valley... and they are popping up everywhere ... like this Super Wal Mart in Bedford.
But some local shoppers have stayed true to the blue.
[SOT]

[TC:16:59:00] ((BEULAH RICHARDSON/KMART SHOPPER: IT'S CONVENIENT TO ME. THE PRICES ARE GOOD. SO I JUST REALLY HATE TO HEAR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS09]
In an effort to stay in the game, K-Mart says it will reorganize on a fast-track basis and hopes to emerge from bankruptcy in 2003.
Chapter 11 reorganization would allow Kmart to close its under performing stores and get out of its leases with 30 days notice... but the plan right now is to keep its 2,114 Kmart stores open.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]

[COMM][11ASL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC57:20]
[GRAPHIC=ASL]


Classes resume in just a few hours at the Appalachian School of Law .. one week after a student killed three and injured three more.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]

On the Grundy campus yesterday, hundreds remembered the victims and attended a closed door "town hall" style meeting.

A permanent memorial honoring the 6-people involved in the shooting is already being discussed. President Lou Ellsworth say a relief fund for their families currently holds 15-thousand dollars and is accepting donations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:23:20]
[IN Q=this is]

((LOU ELLSWORTH/PRESIDENT APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW; THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT JUST AS THE OUTPOURING OF PERSONAL SUPPORT LOVING AND SHARING AND CONCERN IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT THIS FUN GROW THAT WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN THE WAY FAMILIES DO.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Ellsworth/Appalachian School of Law President;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=THE WAY FAMILIES DO.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

As far as security on campus, Ellsworth says the only new addition is an un-armed security guard from 6 p-m to midnight Sunday thru Thursday.
(------------)



[11XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:25:58]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Everyone knew it was coming .. some difficult budget news from Governor Warner.
His proposed budget amendments include no pay raise for state employees .. and a full phase-out of the car tax will have to wait until 2005.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner said the state is in real danger of building a five- billion dollar shortfall over the next four and half years unless budget issues are addressed now.
Yesterday, he stood with lawmakers who have agreed on a framework for the budget fix.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=No one in this room]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; ONE IN THIS ROOM. NO ONE IN THIS ROOM, LET ME ASSURE YOU, INCLUDING ME IS COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE DETAILS OF THIS FRAMEWORK, BUT THAT HOWEVER IS THE NATURE OF A COMPROMISE. WE HAVE ASKED VIRGINIANS TO MAKE A SHARED SACRIFICE FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT OUR PEOPLE WILL RESPOND.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=that our people will respond.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Warner's plan will increase the state agency cuts that were included in Governor Gilmore's budget, freeze the car tax repeal at 70 percent, eliminate a two percent pay raise for state employees, and raise some user fees, including a two-dollar increase in the motor vehicle registration fee.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Warner said one of his main goals was to protect public education, and his plan would restore some school contruction money.
But the Governor's budget ammendments do not include any funding for cultural organizations in western Virginia.

[11Calvary-Baptist]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-62 46:19]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]

Calvary Baptist church can go ahead with plans .. to tear down a historic building for a parking lot. As Teresa Hamilton reports the issue before Roanoke City Council generated debate on both sides.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The debate ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meghan McClure/Church Member; :27]
[SUPER=07-Mark McConnel; :43]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.]

(( The debate centered on this piece of property located next to Calvary Baptist... The church wants to buy the land to provide parking for its members... but says to do so two vacant buildings needed to be demolished. Roanoke's architectural review board offered a compromise... saying one of the buildings could go but that one had historic value. Last night, folks on both sides made passionate pleas to city council.
[sot]

((MEGHAN MCCLURE: F WE WERE TO GET A PARKING LOT MORE PEOPLE WOULD COME TO CHURCH AND MR. MAYOR DON'T YOU THINK THAT'S WHAT WE NEED IN T HE WORLD SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH.)) [RUNS14]
[sot]

((MARK MCCONNEL: ONCE THIS FABRIC IS GONE IT'S GONE AND I WOULD VENTURE TO SAY, NO WORTHWHILE CAUSE WAS DERAILED FOR A FEW PARKING SPACES.)) [RUNS11]
Councilmen Bill Bestpitch and Bill Carder hoped to save the buildings, but in the end, the mayor and a majority of council sided with the church... ruling against the Architectural Review board's recommendation.
[sot]

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I JUST DISAGREE WITH THEM, I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THE OLDEST CHURCHES IN THE CITY TO DEPRIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO BUILD A PARKING LOT WOULD BE WRONG.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= WOULD BE WRONG.]


Church leaders have NOT yet bought the property-- but say it's just a matter of time before plans are in place. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[6City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC58:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Water Supply]


City Council members also have water on their minds, agreeing a regional water authority could be at least a short-term fix for the city's water woes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Council members are heavily weighing the idea at the urging of area business leaders.
The city is still studying how best to join forces with Roanoke County for water and sewer service.
City manager Darlene Burcham says a long-term plan to overcome the water shortage is still needed.
In other business, council members debated increasing the city's admissions tax to help struggling cultural institutions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 38:43 - :52]
[IN Q=This is no way,]

((BILL CARDER: THIS IN NO WAY, IN NO WAY, RELIEVES THE STATE FROM ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROPERLY FUND OUR ARTS AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS HERE IN THE CITY. THE STATE NEEDS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke City Vice-Mayor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=up to the plate.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The city's admissions tax is currently 5 percent.
Bill Carder suggested a two or three percent increase.
Council members said they'd study how much raising the tax would HELP before acting on the proposal.
(------------)




[2Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=NetR]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


One more year. Two Henry County elementary schools will remain open for another school year, but they are still on the list of schools to close down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August]


Last night, the school board voted to keep Fieldale and Spencer-Penn Elementary Schools open for the 2002-2003 school year.
That way the county can complete renovations to the Carver school before Fieldale and Spencer-Penn close.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The two elementary schools as well as Fieldale-Collinsville and Laurel Park High Schools were scheduled to close at the end of this year as part of a consolidation plan.

[2VOB-Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


A group of activists was in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday-- criticizing the way al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners are being treated at the U-S base in Cuba.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Religious leaders, civil rights attorneys, and professors filed a petition in L-A federal court-- asking the government to formally define the charges against the captives.
But Defense Secretary Rumsfeld says the prisoners, who are being held in open air cells are a dangerous threat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:50 ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=bitten a guard.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Meanwhile, American Taliban John Walker will be back in the U-S within hours.
No word on his EXACT destination.
The 20- year- old faces criminal charges of conspiring with terrorists to kill Americans.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, tech stocks hope to recover .. after they get hammered once again.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Two tech titans]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((TWO TECH TITANS MAY BE HEADED FOR COURT. AOL TIME WARNER'S NETSCAPE DIVISION IS SUING MICROSOFT, CLAMING THAT THE SOFTWARE GIANT'S BUSINESS PRACTICES HAVE HARMED IT. AOL TIME WARNER IS ASKING FOR A JURY TRIAL AND IS SEEKING UNSPECIFIED DAMAGES.
ON WALL STREET.. TECH STOCKS WEREHAMMERED AFTER MERRILL LYNCH SAID COMPUTER RELATED SHARES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEY'VE BEEN IN ALMOST 20 YEARS.

(gra)

THE DOW FELL 58 POINTS

(grA)

THE NASDAQ SANK 47 POINTS.

(gr)

KMART PLUNGED 58 PERCENT AFTER THE HOME OF THE BLUE-LIGHT SPECIAL RAISED THE WHITE FLAG AND FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AMID SLUMPING SALES AND MOUNTING LOSSES.

(oc)

KMART SAID IT MAY CLOSE AS MANY AS 500 OF ITS 21 HUNDRED AND FIRE THOUSANDS AS ITS TIRES TO CUT COSTS AND REORGANIZE.

(gr)

RIVALS WALMART AND TARGET RALLIED ON NEWS OF THE BANKRUPTCY.
MARTHA STEWART, WHICH SELLS A LINE OF PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY AT KMART LOST 6 CENTS..

(oc)

KMART MAY BE IN THE RED, BUT AMAZON.COM IS IN THE BLACK . THE ONLINE RETAILER KEPT ITS PROMISE TO INVESTORS AND TURNED ITS FIRST PROFIT AS HOLIDAY SALES TOPPED A BILLION DOLLARS..

(gr)

TYCO INTERNATIONAL SAID IT WILL SPLIT INTO FOUR SEPARATELY TRADED COMPANIES.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES SAYS ITS ON A PATH TO PROFITABILITY IN ITS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR. AND SEES REVENUE RISING 10 TO 15 PERCENT THIS QTR.

(gr)

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

(oc)

I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[VO-Haynes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC33:56]
[GRAPHIC=Christopher Haynes]


A soldier who admits killing a Hooters waitress could spend the rest of his life in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

27-year old Christopher Haynes pled guilty yesterday to first degree murder in the death last January of Tina Louise Foster.
The 20-year old student and waitress met Haynes at the Hooters restaurant on Williamson road.
[SUPER=04-February;]

He offered her 2-hundred dollars if she'd let him take pictures of her. The aspiring model disappeared after meeting Haynes later that night. Days later, she was found beaten to death in her car behind a Roanoke motel. While being arrested for the crime Haynes confessed and even wrote an apology to Foster's parents. Haynes is scheduled to be back in court for a pre-sentencing hearing in March. He faces 20-years to life in prison.
(------------)



[Rush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Limbaugh]


Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is once again able to hear the sounds of his friends, his family, and his listeners.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 00-24 6:08]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]


Limbaugh went deaf last year because of an auto-immune disorder.
Last week he was hooked up with a cochlear (COKE-leer) implant.
He says the electronic device has given him back about 90 percent of his hearing.
He told his fans the voices he hears are a bit fuzzy, but he has no problems taking calls from listeners.
(------------)


[5Hearing-Loss]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-11 1:20:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Limbaugh is not alone with his hearing difficulties.
One out every seven Americans has some degree of hearing loss. And while it's more common among seniors -- the numbers are growing among adolescents.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
(///// SOST /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sot]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;00]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Garber/Hearing Health Associates;13]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin']

((
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT, Tape 00-10, 23:15]
[IN Q=]
((NAT SOT...CHILI PEPPERS))

[RUNS06]
If 75 decibels is all it takes to damage to your hearing -- then you can image the hazards at a rock concert where the sound hits about 120 decibels.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:29:42]
[IN Q=Following a loud concert ]

(( FOLLOWING A LOUD CONCERT YOU CAN HAVE A TEMPORARY SHIFT IN YOUR THRESHOLD...WHERE EVERYTHING SOUNDS VERY DULL OR YOU MAY HAVE RINGING IN YOUR EARS THAT CAN BE PERMANENT IF YOU'RE EXPOSED TO THAT LEVEL OF LOUDNESS OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=over a long period of time]

[nats sound of gun] [runs04]
Even shooting a gun without ear plugs or other hearing protective devices can take a toll on your hearing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:29:32]
[IN Q=It's more of a gradual on-set ]

((IT'S MORE OF A GRADUAL ON SET ALTHOUGH YOU CAN HAVE A SUDDEN HEARING LOSS FROM A VERY LOUD EXPLOSION A GUN SHOT, FIRE CRACKER SOMETHING LIKE THAT)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=something like that]


That's why audiologist Tammy Garber recommends children get their hearing checked once a year through elementary school and after that every two years.
There are some warning signs of hearing loss.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:30:25]
[IN Q=Some of the obvious signs not]

((SOME OF THE OBVIOUS SIGNS NOT UNDERSTANDING SPEECH ESPECIALLY IN GROUPS OR NOISE --A RINGING OR BUZZING SOUND --CAN BE SIGNS)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=can be signs]


You can protect your hearing by wearing ear plugs --ear muffs are the best. You should also pay attention to how much noise you are exposed to.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:33:45]
[IN Q=If it is a nerve type hearing loss]

(( IF IT A NERVE TYPE HEARING LOSS --NOISE INDUCED IT DOES NOT COME BACK ONCE IT'S DAMAGED IT WILL NOT COME BACK AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE OVER TIME )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=deteroriate over time]


Joy Sutton, News 7.))

[Med-Day]


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


In other medical news, studies show that YOU may be at high risk .. if any of your relatives have multiple sclerosis.
Melissa McDermott tells us more on that story in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A new brain]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A NEW BRAIN IMAGING STUDY SUGGESTS THAT RELATIVES OF PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING THE DISEASE.

(TAKE VO)

RESEARCHERS IN POLAND AND ITALY HAVE DISCOVERED THAT CLOSELY RELATED FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE SLIGHTLY SMALLER AMOUNTS OF A CERTAIN TYPE OF BRAIN TISSUE.
DOCTORS SAY THIS IS TRUE, EVEN WHEN RELATIVES HAVE NO NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF M-S. THE FINDINGS APPEAR IN YESTERDAY'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL NEUROLOGY.

(WIPE VO)

A NEW STUDY SAYS PARKINSON'S DRUGS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SLEEPINESS. IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN AN EXPLOSION IN REPORTS OF SLEEP ATTACKS IN PEOPLE BEING TREATED FOR THE DISEASE.
BUT A NEW STUDY SAYS THE NEW PARKINSON'S DRUGS, MIRAPEX AND REQUIP, ARE NOT THE CAUSE. WHILE DROWSINESS IS A RECOGNIZED SIDE EFFECT OF THE DRUGS, CANADIAN SCIENTISTS SAY THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THE TREATMENTS CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS.

(WIPE VO)

FAMILIES WHO EAT TOGETHER, KEEP IT TOGETHER. ...A RESEARCHER IN SPAIN SAYS SHE HAS PROOF, AFTER SURVEYING HUNDREDS OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS, ABOUT THEIR FAMILY RITUALS.
THE RESEARCH SHOWED FAMILY MEALS MAY HELP KEEP YOU EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY. ..AND THAT KIDS WITH MENTAL-HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE LESS LIKELY THAN THEIR EMOTIONALLY STABLE PEERS TO SHARE MEALS AND OTHER QUALITY TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES.
THE STUDY GIVES CREDENCE TO THE CLICHE, THAT FAMILY'S WHO PLAY TOGETHER, STAY TOGETHER.

(BACK ON CAM)

THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS..NEW YORK.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[VOB-Calvary-Baptist]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-09 03:32]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]

A decision by Roanoke City Council is literally paving the way for a local church.
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Calvary Baptist wants to buy property next to the church to build a parking lot for its members. But to do so-- the church had to get permission to demolish two vacant buildings. Roanoke's Architectural Review board ruled against the church's proposal saying one of the buildings had historic value. Last night-- the church appealed to city council.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :21]

((I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE POTENTIAL IS FOR THAT, ALL I CAN SAY IS THERE ARE SIGNS AND SCARS WITH SURFACE PARKING AND THAT IS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO, THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT USE.)) ((LINDA WYATT: IN MY MIND WHAT I SEE IS... BEING AN ANCHOR IN A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT SORELY NEEDS IT.))
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[OUT Q=sorely needs it.]
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[VO-NAT]

In the end-- the mayor and majority of city council voted in favor of the church-- overturning the architectural review board's recommendation.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The church says it will now move forward with plans to buy the property.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC58:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


Council members have yet to decide on a different building question.
Roanoke is handing over nine acres in Kennedy Park to build a new Roanoke Academy for Mathematics and Science.
Still undetermined: whether the old building should be condemned or preserved.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year;]


The new site is just down 19th street from the old academy.
The school board hopes to complete the new 10-million dollar school over the next two years.
That means the city will decide the fate of the old building.
Superintendent Wayne Harris says it's in "bad shape" and should be torn down ...
But preliminary plans to turn the land into a park have raised some objections.
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[IN Q=I would suggest]

((EVELYN BETHEL: I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD KEEP IT AND TRY TO COME UP WITH A RE-USE THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY AND ESPECIALLY OUR BLACK COMMUNITY. SO MANY STRUCTURES IN OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.))
[SUPER=07-Evelyn Bethel;]
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[OUT Q=have been destroyed.]
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[VO-NAT]


In other business, City Council is considering raising the admissions tax to help out struggling cultural institutions.
The city plans to study how much raising the tax would help before acting on the proposal.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=NetR]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


And speaking of school buildings, two Henry County elementary schools will remain open for one more school year.


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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August]


Last night, the school board voted to keep Fieldale and Spencer-Penn Elementary Schools open for the 2002-2003 school year.
That way the county can complete renovations to the Carver school before Fieldale and Spencer-Penn close.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The two elementary schools as well as Fieldale-Collinsville and Laurel Park High Schools were scheduled to close at the end of this year as part of a consolidation plan.


[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Turning to national news, the man known as the American Taliban is in flight to the U-S from Afghanistan to face charges of conspiring to kill his fellow Americans.
John Walker could face life in prison, if convicted.
Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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[IN Q=NATSOT Walker]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense; 1:18 quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

(( PKG:

(nats..walker)


WITHIN HOURS, AMERICAN TALIBAN JOHN WALKER WILL ARRIVE IN THE U-S. ..HIS HOME COUNTRY, HE'S ACCUSED OF BETRAYING, WHEN HE FOUGHT ALONGSIDE TALIBAN FIGHTERS. THE 20 YEAR OLD CALIFORNIAN FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES OF CONSPIRING WITH TERRORISTS, TO KILL HIS FELLOW AMERICANS. IN THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM, THE GOVERNMENT SAYS WALKER STAYED WITH AL-QAEDA, DESPITE KNOWING THAT BIN LADEN ORDERED THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.
THAT'S THE KIND OF INFORMATION, U-S OFFICALS ARE HOPING OTHER AL-QAEDA PRISONERS WILL GIVE UP. AND TODAY'S WASHINGTON POST REPORTS, IT'S HAPPENING. A SENIOR AL QAEDA LEADER, DETAINED IN AFGHANISTAN, REPORTEDLY TOLD THE U-S ABOUT AN ALLEGED PLOT, TO BLOW UP THE U-S EMBASSY IN YEMEN. PRESIDENT BUSH IS PLEDGING TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE, TO PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS.

(SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH) 16:37:33 "We're ready, we're steady, we're

resolved and we will root out the terrorists no matter what cave they think they can hide in and bring them to justice."
MEANWHILE, INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS ARE MOUNTING, OVER THE TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS, BEING HELD IN CUBA. THIS PICTURE OF PRISONERS SHACKLED AND MASKED TOUCHED OFF A FUROR OF PUBLIC CRITICISM, INCLUDING ACCUSATIONS OF TORTURE. U-S OFFICIALS SAY THE TREATMENT IS PERFECTLY PROPER.

(SOT - DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (QUICK CG!) - "THESE MEN ARE

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, PARTICULARLY WHEN BEING MOVED.")

(STANDUP)

MORE ON PRISONERS/AND/OR WALKER. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC57:20]
[GRAPHIC=ASL]


Students and professors at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy return to their classrooms today .. for the first time since last Wednesday's deadly shooting spree.
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On the Grundy campus yesterday, hundreds remembered the victims and attended a closed door "town hall" style meeting.

A permanent memorial honoring the 6-people involved in the shooting is already being discussed. President Lou Ellsworth say a relief fund for their families currently holds 15-thousand dollars and is accepting donations.
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((LOU ELLSWORTH/PRESIDENT APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW; THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT JUST AS THE OUTPOURING OF PERSONAL SUPPORT LOVING AND SHARING AND CONCERN IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT THIS FUN GROW THAT WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN THE WAY FAMILIES DO.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Ellsworth/Appalachian School of Law President;]
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[OUT Q=THE WAY FAMILIES DO.]
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[VO-NAT]

As far as security on campus, Ellsworth says the only new addition is an un-armed security guard from 6 p-m to midnight Sunday thru Thursday.
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