[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're in store for big changes this weekend after the last several days of spring-like temperatures.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will join us for your weekend forecast, in just a few moments.




[7-11CP-Films]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:14:01]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Governor Mark Warner is headed to Martinsville today to make a big announcement. He'll have news about the expansion of an existing textile plant, which will bring 150 new jobs to the area.
Warner will also announce 350 new jobs for Mecklenberg County.
[SS=Life After Layoffs]


Several former Tultex workers say they are living proof that Martinsville can work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


These six people were laid off in 1999. Each has made a new start at CP Films.
CP makes a mylar film that prevents windows from shattering.
Employees say the Martinsville workforce is ready and able for high-tech industry.
They credit new companies like CP for taking advantage of skills Southside workers have.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Is it a different]

[TC:21:59:23] ((JENNIFER MIELE: IS IT A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE FROM TULTEX? TIMOTHY PATTERSON/FORMER TULTEX EMPLOYEE; TOTALLY DIFFERENT: THE MINUTE I WALKED IN THE DOOR, I GIVE THEM A LOT OF PROPS, BECAUSE THEY TREATED ME AS THOUGH I WAS ONE OF THEIR BROTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Patterson/Former Tultex Employee;]
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[OUT Q=of their brothers.]
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[VO-NAT]


When these folks were laid off in 1999, the Virginia Employment Commission had 400 jobs available for them in Martinsville.
Today, there are 80.
They recommend anyone who is unemployed try worker retraining programs offered by the city and state.
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[7-11Power-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC14:07]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]

The plan to build a 400-million dollar natural gas plant in Danville has gone up in smoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April]


The plant would have gone up just east of the airport in the Airside Industrial Park.
A spokesman for The Mirant (Mirr-ent) Corporation says the global recession, fallen energy prices, and the Enron collapse are the reasons behind the decision.
However, it's possible the plant could still be built.
Mirant says it will continue with the permit process and look for another buyer for the project.
City officials believe the plant will create jobs and generate several million dollars in tax revenue each year.
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[7-11Elizabeth-Arden]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
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The recession is having its effect on a well known beauty supply company and its workers.
Yesterday, the Elizabeth Arden announced plans to cut its work force by tenpercent and close one of its three distribution centers.
The company partly blames weak Christmas sales.
Elizabeth Arden is a manufacturer and marketer of beauty products.
No word yet on what the announcement means for the center in Roanoke.

[7-11Carilion-Facilities]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


Carilion is looking to build two new outpatient medical facilities in the Roanoke Valley.
The health care organization wants to build a heart catheterization lab on the Carilion Campus in Roanoke as well as a surgery center for orthopedics and ear, nose and throat procedures near Tanglewood Mall.
Carilion says the facilities will accomodate increased patient need and open up hospital space.
The state must first approve the projects.

[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
As the temperatures drop, the winds are picking up.
Our mild days will soon disappear --- Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast coming up.





[45-Power-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC14:07]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


The Mirant (Mirr-ent) Corporation has canceled its plans to build a 400-millon dollar natural gas plant in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April]


The plant would have gone up just east of the airport in the Airside Industrial Park.
A spokesman for the company says the global recession, fallen energy prices, and the Enron collapse are the reasons behind the decision.
However, it's possible the plant could still be built.
Mirant says it will continue with the permit process and look for another buyer for the project.
City officials believe the plant will create jobs and generate several million dollars in tax revenue each year.
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[45-11Halifax-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


More arrests have been made by the Halifax County Sheriff's Department in a Thanksgiving day murder.
Yesterday, Police arrested 25-year old William Wells and 19-year old Earl Clark Junior.
They're both charged with first degree murder in connection with a shooting that killed Thomas Jackson at the American Legion Post 99 last November.
Four other people have already been arrested.

[45-Miller]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Matthew Alan Miller of Franklin County pleaded guilty to five charges, stemming from an incident involving police last July.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July 18]

Miller repeatedly rammed a Chevy Suburban into a deputy's cruiser, prompting the officer to shoot and injure the man's teen-age passenger. The Suburban was one of three vehicles stolen earlier that night from Boones Mill Auto Service.
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The 22-year old said he consumed large amounts of alcohol, marijuana and cocaine before the incident. Miller has been acquitted of attempted capital murder. A 17-year old passenger, Antwoine Gorrell, was hit in the back of the neck when another deputy fired at them. Gorrell and another passenger - Hildreth McGhee will be sentenced today for their role in the car theft and chase.

[45-11Distance-Learning]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An innovative new distance learning program has Giles County students eager to learn.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Equipment fromy Verizon allows students in this Giles High classroom to take a college level course. A psychology class from New River Valley Community College is the program's first. Students can see, hear and talk to the professor on the Dublin campus. Officials say rural areas use the technology to provide options.
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[SOT 1:24:24]
[IN Q=instead]

((SONNI SPARKS/DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT; INSTEAD OF HAVING TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY OVER THERE AND PAY ALL THE MONEY FOR THE COURSE THEN I CAN JUST COME UP HERE AND TAKE IT AND THEN JUST GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND FINISH THE DAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Sonni Sparks/Distance Learning Student;]
[RUNS=:9]
[OUT Q=finish the day.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students also receive a laptop computer they can use during the course. All the equipment cost just over 100-thousand dollars. Giles County officials say they will also hold distance learning courses with Radford University.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[LEO IN CHROMAKEY] [WEATHER TIMe 1:05] WEATHER PRO





[Desk 2-Shot=Kim and Leo]



(Good Bye!)




[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... January is gone, and along with it goes the WARM weather.
February begin with gusty winds and cooler temperatures. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more, coming up in just a few moments.


[8-11CP-Films]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:14:01]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


Governor Mark Warner is headed to Martinsville to announce that 150 new textile jobs are on the way.
He is expected to announce the expansion of an existing textile plant today.
He'll also announce 350 new jobs for Mecklenberg County.
[SS=Life After Layoffs]


Several former Tultex workers say they are proof that Martinsville can work.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


These six people were laid off in 1999. Each has made a new start at CP Films.
CP makes a mylar film that prevents windows from shattering.
Employees say the Martinsville workforce is ready and able for high-tech industry.
They credit new companies like CP for taking advantage of skills Southside workers have.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Is it a different]

[TC:21:59:23] ((JENNIFER MIELE: IS IT A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE FROM TULTEX? TIMOTHY PATTERSON/FORMER TULTEX EMPLOYEE; TOTALLY DIFFERENT: THE MINUTE I WALKED IN THE DOOR, I GIVE THEM A LOT OF PROPS, BECAUSE THEY TREATED ME AS THOUGH I WAS ONE OF THEIR BROTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Patterson/Former Tultex Employee;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=of their brothers.]
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[VO-NAT]


When these folks were laid off in 1999, the Virginia Employment Commission had 400 jobs available for them in Martinsville.
Today, there are 80.
They recommend anyone who is unemployed try worker retraining programs offered by the city and state.
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[8-11Power-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC14:07]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


The Mirant (Mirr-ent) Corporation announced it will not go through with plans to build a 400 million dollar natural gas plant in Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April]


The plant would have gone up just east of the airport in the Airside Industrial Park.
A spokesman for the company says the global recession, fallen energy prices, and the Enron collapse are the reasons behind the decision.
However, it's possible the plant could still be built.
Mirant says it will continue with the permit process and look for another buyer for the project.
City officials believe the plant will create jobs and generate several million dollars in tax revenue each year.
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[8-11Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

An accident on Orange Avenue in Roanoke has claimed a man's life.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The driver of a Chrysler, 56 year old Donald Lee Duckworth was killed yesterday morning when his car went out of control following a collision on Orange Avenue. Duckworth's car careened through Washington Park and finally stopped in a small creek, while the other car flipped over the curb.
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[SOT 1:36:18]
[IN Q=Heard a smash...]

((JOYCE JAMES/CRASH WITNESS; HEARD A SMASH, CAME OUTSIDE, OR TURNED AROUND AND THAT P-T CRUISER IT WAS FLIPPING. THE GREEN CAR WAS GOING THROUGH THE GRASS LIKE HE WAS TRYING TO STOP, AND YOU COULD SEE DEBRIS COMING FROM UNDER THE TRUCK, OR THE CAR RATHER, AND THE CAR FLIPPED AND WENT INTO THE WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Joyce James/Crash Witness]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=flipped and went into the water.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

The driver of the P-T Cruiser was treated for minor injuries at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police say they're still trying to figure out what caused the accident.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/2/02
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-1/Tyler Bain/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-15/Sara Anderson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-1/Devin Harris/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-15/Shane Coleman/Riner]



[SUPER=130-7/Jessica Simmons/Buchanan]



[SUPER=130-/Loretta Phillips/Radford]



[SUPER=130-7/Kyle Holt/Pearisbug]



[SUPER=130-14/Ryan Wilson/Danville]



[SUPER=130-8/Harrison Richards/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-1/Jacob Burton/Pearisburg]



[SUPER=130-3/Alyssa Burns/Roncerverte]



[SUPER=130-6/Kayla Oliver/Snowville]



[SUPER=130-73/Esther Hunley/Martinsville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Lynnwood Barley/Chatham]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-17th/Robert & Pamela Mills/Radford]



[SUPER=131-/Ann Brookman/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=131-9/Raven Smith/Rocky Mount]