[Students-Hit]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


At least three students are seriously injured after an out-of-control car plowed into a group of people outside a private school in Los Angeles.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Ruda/Firefighter Spokesman; :29]
[SUPER=01-David Thibault/School Principal; :47]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :58]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

(( It appears to be JUST an unfortunate car accident, with tragic results.
AT LEAST seventeen STUDENTS, AND five ADULTS AT A PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WERE INJURED, FOUR OF THEM CRITICALLY, WHEN A CAR DROVE OUT OF CONTROL THROUGH THE SCHOOLS PARKING LOT.
AMBULANCES LINED UP. AS FIREFIGHTERS CARRIED OFF THE WOUNDED THE MORE SERIOUSLY INJURED WERE TAKEN AWAY IN HELICOPTERS.
APPARENTLY THE KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS WERE IN LINE TOGETHER WAITING TO BE PICKED-UP AFTER SCHOOL.

(SOT: STEVE RUDA/FIREFIGHTER SPOKESMAN) this is a carpooling parking

lot area the children were being picked up by their families.
WITNESSES SAID IT APPEARED THAT THE MERCEDES SEDAN THAT WAS IN THE FRONT OF THE LINE WAITING TO PICK UP THE KIDS, TOOK OFF SCREECHING ITS TIRES RUNNING OVER THE CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

(SOT: DAVID THIBAULT/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL)


WITNESSES SAY THE DRIVER IS AN ELDERLY WOMAN, WHO MAY HAVE JUST CONFUSED THE GAS AND THE BRAKE.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

))[Reno]


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


Former Attorney General Janet Reno is in satisfactory condition at a hospital in Rochester, New York after fainting during a speech last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY;]


Reno is expected to be released from the hospital this morning.
She'd been speaking for about 45 minutes at the University of Rochester, when she told the audience she needed to sit down.
She then collapsed.
The 63- year- old Reno suffers from Parkinson's disease.
She's now running for governor of Florida, saying the condition would not prevent her from serving in that post.
Her spokeswoman says Reno will be back on the campaign trail soon.
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[War-Update]


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


The terrorists who kidnapped an American journalist in Pakistan are now threatening to kill him.
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[VO-NAT]

[still photo]
Other reporters in the region are being warned to get out-- or else face the same danger that kidnapped "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl is facing.
A new E-mail from his captors reads "We will execute him within 24 hours unless America fulfills our demands."
The kidnappers are demanding the release of Pakistani prisoners held from the war in Afghanistan.
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[SOT 4:51:30 ]
[IN Q=Nobody has contacted]

((MARIANNE PEARL/DANIEL PEARL'S WIFE: NOBODY HAS CONTACTED ME. NOBODY'S TRIED TO TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD DO. I HAVE READ THE STATEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Marianne Pearl/Daniel Pearl's Wife;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=read the statement.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, U-S officials are learning which other landmarks may have been on the al-Qaida's hit list.
They include Seattle's Space Needle, the Los Angeles airport, and Washington State's Grand Coulee Dam.
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[AM-Econ-Development]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's a merger that could mean big business for our area...
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, officials from economic development groups in the New River Valley and Roanoke announce they will form a joint partnership. Leaders signed a joint resolution pledging to work together rather than compete. The groups will now collaborate to attract new companies and jobs to the region.
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[SOT 1:23:29]
[IN Q=we have]

((MORRIS V. STOWERS/NRV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE; WE HAVE SO MUCH TO SELL AND IF WE DO THAT COLLECTIVELY AND GO OUT WITH A STRONG VOICE, BOTH OF US, WE CAN PROBABLY DO A MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE JOB OF BRINGING JOBS, INDUSTRY, PEOPLE TO THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Morris V. Stowers/NRV Economic Development Alliance;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=TO THIS AREA.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Already the two are working together on the Commerce Park in Dublin and the Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone. Officials say they will jointly attend major trade show in Toronto this Spring.
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[11Warner-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC28:18]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner has scheduled a visit to southside, where he is expected to announce new jobs and reveal more details about his plans to help laid-off workers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner would not provide any specifics about his visit to Martinsville tomorrow morning, but he told reporters to keep their fingers crossed. A source indicates the economic development announcement will involve about 150 new jobs.


Tomorrow afternoon, the Governor will stop in Clarksville where he is expected to discuss the first deployment of his Economic Crisis Strike Force.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]


On Monday, Governor Warner will travel to Grundy to meet with faculty and students at the Appalachian School of Law. Three people were killed, and three others were injured during a shooting at the school two weeks ago.


[11Gregory-Chittum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A judge has approved a settlement for two men who lost their father in Botetourt County's deadliest accident.
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[VO-NAT]


Truck driver Jerry Gregory was one of seven people killed in a crash on Interstate 81 nearly four years ago.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4, 1998;]


His tanker was hit by a car carrying a Rockbridge County couple and four children.
The wreck drew national attention when it turned out that Kevin Chittum and his girlfriend were parents of a baby switched at birth in the U-VA medical center.
Gregory's sons filed a one-million dollar lawsuit against the Chittum estate and their father's insurance company.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:11 - :23]
[IN Q=We're going to put]

((TIMOTHY GREGORY/VICTIM'S SON: WE'RE GOING TO PUT A HEADSTONE ON HIS GRAVE... THAT'S THE FIRST THING ON THE AGENDA. WE'RE GOING TO PUT A HEADSTONE ON HIS GRAVE AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HEAL.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Gregory/Victim's Son;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=continue to heal.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The actual amount of the settlement was sealed... but both sides describe it as "satisfactory."
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Stocks rallied yesterday on news from the Fed's Open Market Committee.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Economic-Forum]


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


Security is extremely tight in mid- town Manhattan today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The World Economic Forum is about to get under way.
Nearly four thousand police officers are on patrol around the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel, where the summit will take place.
On the agenda, how to reduce poverty around the world, improve security after September 11th, and how to restore economic growth in the midst of a recession.
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[11Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-07]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In a fire every second counts-- not only for those who may be trapped but also for the men and women who put their lives on the line. Last night, a group of Roanoke County firefighters learned to operate the latest in fire technology. Teresa Hamilton and photographer Rob Chewning went along to see what it's like in a burning building.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Bandy/Mason's Cove Firefighter; :27]
[SUPER=01-Mike Conner/Mason's Cove Firefighter; :34]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke Co.]
(((/////SOT//////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Teresa ]

((nat sound)) ((TERESA, WE'RE AT 900- DEGREES.)) [RUNS03-]
[OUT Q= AT 900- DEGREES.]

Here at the Roanoke Valley Regional Fire and EMS training center, firefighters are learning to use thermal imaging cameras. The technology allows firefighters to navigate through smoke and darkness.
(////sot////)
[sot]

(())
[runs=]

The camera picks up heat and turns it into images... This allows firefighters to find victims in a smoke filled room.
(///sot////)
[sot 01:26:45 and 01:28:00]

((WITH THE CAMERA YOU LAY LOW AND SEE BESIDE YOU... BUT WITH THIS YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE WHERE YOU'RE HEADED.
I've seen it when you can't see a hand in front of your face, it's like walking into a cave and then turning out the lights, that's what we're faced with but this camera it's like a whole different world.))
Steve Bandy and Mike Conner are among the latest Roanoke County volunteer firefighters learning to use the technology-- here at the training center. Approximately 200- career and volunteers have gone through the training program.

RIGHT NOW THE COUNTY HAS SIX OF THESE CAMERAS WHICH COST APPROXIMATELY 14 THOUSAND DOLLARS... BUT FIRE FIGHTERS ARE HOPING FOR AT LEAST EIGHT MORE.

[SOT 01:31:32]

((IT GIVES YOU YOUR SIGHT BACK, IT'S PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ADVANCE IN FIRE SERVICE IN THE LAST 30 YEARS OF SO SINCE THE JAWS.... IT'S PROBABLY ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE.)) [RUNS14] Roanoke County has obtained its cameras through various funding sources. But in today's tight economic times-- the county is hoping for more partnerships with the business community to buy the additional cameras and possibly save more lives. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke Co.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11XGR-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC11:!1]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It appears the case is closed on a new Open Container Law this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The legislation would prohibit open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartments of cars.
Virginia Beach Delegate Bob Purkey pleaded with his colleagues to vote the bill up or down, but yesterday they sent it back to committee.
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[SOT 54:53 :16]
[IN Q=We remove the question]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: WE REMOVE THE QUESTION OF TEMPTATION FROM THE DRIVER AND WE DRAW A BRIGHT LINE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THOU SHALT NOT HAVE AN OPEN CONTAINER INSIDE THE AUTOMOBILE WHEN IT'S IN OPERATION.)) [01:02:49 :11] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: I DO HOPE WE'LL SEND THIS BACK TO COURTS. WE'LL LET COURTS TAKE A LOOK AT IT. WE'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE, WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICER CARRYING THE ALCOHOL? WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE DELEGATE FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, WHO DRIVES A TRUCK AND HAS NO TRUNK?))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :18]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=and has no trunk.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the State Senate has given its approval to legislation that would allow tolls for new construction on Interstate 81.
The bill is part of a proposal announced last month to create new truck lanes on the interstate highway.
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[11XGR-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:32:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The death of Jessika Lewis last July has focused attention on the safety of 15- passenger vans.
Yesterday, the family of the 14-year old Roanoke girl joined nurses from across the state to push for legislation.

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


They wore buttons with her photograph, and carried a sign that read, "Ban the Van."
Members of the Virginia Nurses Association have taken up the issue. They support a bill that would require schools and other organizations to use vehicles that meet federal school bus safety standards.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't want anyone else]

((BRIDGETTE HELMS: WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO ENDURE THIS AND IF WE CAN WORK TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA, BY FOLLOWING THIS RECOMMENDATION FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD, WE WILL FEEL THAT SOMETHING GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE.)) ((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'VE LOOKED AT IT, MADE A FIRST PASS AT THIS BILL. I DON'T SEE ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE LEGISLATION, BUT I'VE NOT DONE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bridgette Helms/Jessika Lewis' Aunt; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :17]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=not done a thorough review of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor met members of Jessika Lewis' family, but said he's not ready to endorse the legislation yet.
The House Education Committee will consider the measure next week.
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[6-Calfee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC41:28]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]

One phone call is the only contact a local woman has had with her Marine son since he left for Afghanistan in September. But Carolyn Calfee was pleasantly surprised to see his name in print over the weekend. Her son is taking part in one of the most hands-on efforts of the war. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats]
[SUPER=03-Newbern; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Calfee/Marine's Mom; :26]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :55 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Newbern.]

((Nats TC 59:00:02 "WHEN HE GRADUATED FROM BOOT CAMP HE WAS 18." Carolyn Calfee's only child Charles decided he would be a marine at the age of 10.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 50:31:15]
[IN Q=i knew he'd]

((CAROLYN CALFEE/MARINE'S MOM; I KNEW HE'D GROW OUT OF IT BUT HE DIDN'T, SIGH....))
[OUT Q=SIGH]

She sighs because his commitment to serve his country is landing him in Afghanistan. 28-year-old Sergeant Charles Calfee is part of the teams searching caves for terrorists. He's quoted in a recent Associated Press article from Kandahar.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 52:20:29]
[IN Q=he loves]

((CAROLYN CALFEE/MARINE'S MOM; HE LOVES WHAT HE'S DOING AND HE SAID BEING WHERE HE IS NOW IS HIS PROUDEST MOMENT.))
[OUT Q=MOMENT]

Mom says it's easy to be proud. Based out of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina...he has a wife and two children in addition to almost 10-years of service in the marine corps. 51:08:05 "HE'S ALL I GOT - HE'S MY HEART" She looks forward to the day when she can not just read his words but hear them too.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 54:08:07]
[IN Q=the only ]

((CAROLYN CALFEE/MARINE'S MOM; THE ONLY THING THAT'S GOING TO HELP ME IS TO GET MY BABY HOME HIM SITTING RIGHT WHERE YOUR SITTING AND WE TALKING ))
[OUT Q=we talking.]

Sergeant Calfee is scheduled to return to the U-S in March. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Newbern.))

[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, The Teamsters and United Parcel Service have opened contract talks. And the Federal Reserve decides to keep interest rates where they are.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 31ST OF JANUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
--------------------------


THE SOUND OF THE ECHO MEANWHILE JUST KEEPS GETTING LOUDER...
THINGS THAT SOUND A BIT LIKE ENRON ARE STARTING TO REVERBERATE ELSEWHERE.
AT TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIRM GLOBAL CROSSING, THERE'S WORD THAT A TOP EXECUTIVE THERE WARNED EXECUTIVES ABOUT AGGRESSIVE ACCOUNTING PRACTICES THERE 6 MONTHS BEFORE THAT COMPANY FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.... AMONG THE QUESTIONS: BUYING 3 MILLION DOLLARS OF NETWORK SPACE FROM ITS OWN CUSTOMERS...
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WALL STREET DOESN'T LIKE SURPRISES.... AND THE FED DID NOT PROVIDE ANY.. AS IT DECIDED TO STAND PAT ON INTEREST RATES. NO CHANGE!!.
TODAY LOOK FOR REACTION TO PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING IN DECEMBER... AND EMPLOYMENT COSTS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. ENTER THE BARGAIN HUNTERS TO PUSH STOCKS UP.
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THE TEAMSTERS AND UNITED PARCEL SERVICE HAVE OPENED CONTRACT TALKS.
IN WHAT MANY SEE AS A FACE-OFF THAT COULD DEFINE THE STRENGTH OF ORGANIZED LABOR.
A TWO-WEEK STRIKE BY 185-THOUSAND TEAMSTERS IN 1997 COST THE COMPANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND CRIPPLED THE PACKAGE DELIVERY GIANT. THE FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT THAT WAS REACHED EXPIRES JULY 31ST.
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NOW SHOWING: NO BANKRUPTCY. REGAL CINEMAS.. THE NATION'S BIGGEST MOVIE CHAIN HAS EMERGED FROM CHAPTER 11.. NEW OWNER PHILLIP ANSCHUTZ IS A DENVER MILLIONAIRE.
REGAL IS PART OF A TREND TO TRIM BACK FROM THE SMALLER THEATRE ON EVERY CORNER DAYS.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[5-House-Calls]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-10 1:19:07]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check, He's a local doctor who ONLY does house calls. Doctor Steven Collins is a family physician who's mission is to bring health care to seniors and the homebound.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has his story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=By only making housecalls, Doctor]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-James Scalf/Patient;51]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Collins/St. Paul's Housecalls;1:12]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
By only making house calls, Doctor Collins says he's fulfilling a higher calling by making health care accessible to everyone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:29:05]
[IN Q=This for us is a ministry]

(( THIS FOR US IS A MINISTRY WE WANT TO BRING TOTAL CARE TO THE PATIENT. WE WANT TO BRING A LOVING ATTITUDE TO THE PATIENT)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=a loving attitude to the patient]


And he'll travel up to 25 miles outside of Roanoke and sometimes even further just to visit a patient.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 19:35:36]
[IN Q=How you doing today]

(( HOW YOU DOING TODAY.... LAST TIME WE CAME WE FIND OUT YOUR PRESSURE WAS A LITTLE UP AND YOUR BLOOD SUGAR WAS A LITTLE UP)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=was a little up]


James Scalf says he wouldn't have found out he had diabetes and high blood pressure if it wasn't for Doctor Collins.
He hadn't been to a doctor in over a year because of his condition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:50:18]
[IN Q=My weight and I have]

((MY WEIGHT AND I HAVE PRESSURE SORES --I CAN'T SIT-UP AND I NEED AN AMBULANCE TO GO )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=an ambulance to go]


Collins say by coming to his patients' homes --he can spend as much time as he needs. And he says he get a chance check out their living environment which can play a big role in treatment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:24:54]
[IN Q=Is there healthy food in the kitchen]

(( IS THERE HEALTHY FOOD IN THE KITCHEN OR READY TO SERVE HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR, HIGH SALT FOODS I'LL BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THEIR MEDICINES )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=at the medicines]


But he says the best part is that he gets to develop a relationship with the patient --who really seem to open-up more when they are in the comfort of home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:43:56]
[IN Q=The foods that give]

((THE FOOD THAT'S GIVE YOU LOTS OF SUGAR REALLY FAST ...LIKE POTATOES CUT THOSE DOWN A LITTLE BIT )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=down a little bit]


For the homebound patient it means one less barrier to health care.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:51:31]
[IN Q=I think its very good]

(( I THINK IT'S VERY GOOD --A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T GET TO THE DOCTOR BY THE TIME THEY GET THERE IT MAY BE TOO LATE )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=it may be too late]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


St. Paul's House calls says it will accept any patient regardless of their ability to pay.
But most of their patients have Medicare.

[6-XGR-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:30:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The accident that killed 14- year- old Jessika Lewis last July has focused attention on the safety of 15- passenger vans.
Yesterday, Lewis' family and nurses from around the state asked Virginia lawmakers to address the danger.
Joe Dashiell has more from capitol square.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Family and friends of Jessika Lewis]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC/July 1; :10]
[SUPER=01-Bridgette Helms/Jessika Lewis' Aunt; :21]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :34]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :55]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond]


((Family and friends of Jessika Lewis wore buttons with her photograph, and they carried a large sign asking lawmakers to "ban the van."
The 14- year- old Roanoke girl died last July following a van accident in North Carolina. Her church youth group was returning from a trip to Myrtle Beach, when a tire blew and the vehicle flipped.
[SOT 14:24:10]
[IN Q=We don't want anyone else]

((BRIDGETTE HELMS: WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO ENDURE THIS AND IF WE CAN WORK TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA, BY FOLLOWING THIS RECOMMENDATION FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD, WE WILL FEEL THAT SOMETHING GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=something so horrible.]


Bridgette Helms is Jessika's aunt, and a nurse at the VA Medical Center in Salem.
The state nurses association has embraced the issue... and members rallied in support of legislation introduced by Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith.
The bill would require schools and other organizations involved in school related activities to use vehicles that meet federal school bus safety standards.
[SOT 12:59:11]
[IN Q=I've looked at]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'VE LOOKED AT IT, MADE A FIRST PASS AT THIS BILL. I DON'S SEE ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE LEGISLATION, BUT I'VE NOT DONE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF IT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=not done a thorough review of it.]


Governor Warner spoke to the nurses... and shook hands with Jessika Lewis's family... but says he isn't ready to endorse the legislation.
The next stop is the House Education Committee next week.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[2-Economic-Forum]


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


Thousands of business leaders, politicians and academics are in New York City for the start of the World Economic Forum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Security is extremely tight in mid- town Manhattan.
Nearly four thousand police officers are on patrol around the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel, where the summit will take place.
On the agenda, how to reduce poverty around the world, improve security after September 11th, and how to restore economic growth in the midst of a recession.
(------------)


[11Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC13:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Officials say they are starting another round of tests at an aging warehouse with a history of contaminating the Roanoke River.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the discovery of P-C-B's in the soil surrounding the old Evans Paint building on Cleveland Avenue in Roanoke. The P-C-B contamination is just a fraction of the E-P-A's hazardous levels, but local officials aren't taking any chances.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT - 21:16:24]
[IN Q=It gave us enough...]

((RICHARD WEEKS/DEQ REGIONAL DIRECTOR; IT GAVE US ENOUGH CONCERN THAT WE FEEL IT NEEDS FURTHER FOLLOW UP SO WE'LL BE DOING THAT IMMEDIATELY, TO SEE IF THERE'S A REASON TO BE ANY MORE CONCERNED THAN WE ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Weeks/DEQ Regional Director;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=more concerned than we are.]
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[VO-NAT - :13+]

Environmental officials say they will monitor the P-C-B levels in the Roanoke River sediment and fish population. In the meantime, officials say there is no risk to people fishing or using the river for recreational purposes.
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Lynchburg fire officials say they should have done a better job checking the source of several portable radios they bought last fall.. radios that police are investigating to see if they were stolen.
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The department bought seven "hand-held radios" for about half their regular price from a man named Allan Johnson.
Johnson used to work for radio manufacturer Ericsson S-C-I, and police aren't sure whether he had the right to sell the radios.
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((BUDDY MARTINETTE/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THE ONE THING WE HAVE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR IS THE FINAL STEP IN THAT PROCESS WE DIDN'T FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WAS TO ACTUALLY CHECK WITH M/ACOM AND SEE HOW THIS PERSON HAD THEM. BUT IN RETROSPECT, I GUESS IT WOULD BE KIND OF LIKE, DO YOU DO THAT WITH EVERYTHING YOU BUY AND HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY ACQUIRED IT? LESSON LEARNED IN OUR CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Buddy Martinette/Lynchburg Fire Chief]
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Police believe Johnson was re-programming radios for 32-year old Gregory Scott Simms, who was arrested last month for allegedly stealing two radios from Ericsson.
Police searched Johnson's home Saturday and recovered numerous items.. but he has "not" been charged with any crime. (------------)