[School-Audit]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC-1:08:55]
[GRAPHIC=School Audit]


Roanoke's Superintendent of Schools says his administration supports a full investigation of the system's construction bidding process. This comes after an audit turned up irregularities involving construction bids. As a result, some school employees could face felony charges.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:49:03]
[IN Q=Our procedures are]

((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: OUR PROCEDURES ARE VERY CLEAR. THERE SHOULD BE THREE LEGITIMATE QUOTES FOR EACH JOB BETWEEN 500 DOLLARS AND UNDER 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=did not happen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In an interview on News 7 Sunday Morning, Harris talked about the investigation that began after auditors discovered irregularities in the way the school system received construction bids.
The auditors found 52 construction jobs, totaling nearly 400- thousand dollars, were contracted to one company, and in many cases competing quotes were falsified.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:47:07]
[IN Q=In retrospect AS]

((IN RETROSPECT AS WE LOOK BACK AT IT WE DID QUESTION WHY ALL OF THESE WERE GOING TO ONE CONTRACTOR. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS BEING GIVEN FOR WHY THEY ALL WENT THERE AND THAT IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=still being investigated]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Harris says he and members of the school board are committed to the highest ethical standards.
The auditor's report will be reviewed by the school board on Tuesday.

[Lexington-Presbyterian]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC-1:52:14]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

A church congregation will have to wait until next year .. but that isn't as long as it sounds. Reconstruction of the Lexington Presbyterian Church is taking a little longer than planned. But as Justin McLeod reports, after the devastating fire more than two years ago, the wait is almost over.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:30]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF HYMN]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Strickler; :32]
[SUPER=@justin1; :57]
[SUPER=01-Bill Klein/Pastor; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Lexington]

((((NAT SOUND OF HYMN FOR THREE SECONDS))
These days the congregation here at Lexington Presbyterian worships in its fellowship hall.
It will continue that way until the end of the year because the new sanctuary is not ready.
[SOT 1:24]
[IN Q=There is several things]

((REV. BILL KLEIN: THERE IS SEVERAL THINGS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=been completed]


Workers still need to finish a wall, install carpeting, put in new risers for the choir and paint some of the exterior.
The new chandeliers are delayed but should arrive sometime this week.
And then there's the cleanup of all this dust.
[SOT 5:23]
[IN Q=We've missed it]

((MIKE STRICKLER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'VE MISSED IT A LOT BUT COMING IN AND SEEING THE SAMENESS YET A FEW CHANGES WHICH HAVE BEEN KINDA OF NICE.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=kinda of nice]


Changes that include a new stairway leading to the balcony.
The ceiling no longer sags and the church decided to upgrade the electrical and sound system.
But most of what you see here looks exactly like it did before the fire that destroyed the church's roof, steeple, and sanctuary.
[SOT 32:30]
[IN Q=The target date]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE TARGET DATE FOR NOW RE-OPENING THE CHURCH IS SUNDAY JANUARY 5TH. IN MANY WAYS, THE SERVICE WILL BE LIKE ANY OTHER ON A SUNDAY. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE CONGREGATION WILL GATHER HERE ON THE SIDEWALK AND THEN WALK-IN TOGETHER INTO THE NEW SANCTUARY.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=into the new sanctuary]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
As that opening date approaches, anticipation is growing here among the congregation.
[SOT 2:25]
[IN Q=While people are excited]

((REV. BILL KLEIN: WHILE PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT MOVING BACK HERE, THEY REALIZE IT'S BEEN VERY GOOD FOR OUR CONGREGATION TO BACK IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL TOGETHER.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=fellowship hall together]


Together they'll leave the fellowship hall and ring in the new year in the new sanctuary. ((NAT SOUND OF BELLS))
Justin McLeod, News 7, Lexington.))






[United]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


United Airlines is expected to file for bankruptcy today ... after two years of record losses.
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy would be the biggest airline bankruptcy in U-S history.
But the airline plans to keep flying.
Melissa McDermott has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Losing]
[SUPER=01-Herb Hunter/United Pilots Spokesperson; :14]
[SUPER=01-Judith Crown/Crain's Business Managing Editor; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ray Neidl/Airline Consultant; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/CBS News; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, NY.]

((LOSING 7 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY AND FACING A DEBT PAYMENT OF NEARLY 1 BILLION DOLLARS.... TODAY UNITED AIRLINES IS EXPECTED TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. BUT THE WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST CARRIER PLANS TO KEEP ON FLYING.

(SOT-Herb Hunter/United Pilots Spokesperson)

"we're going to continue to run the same quality airline that we're running right now no matter what happens tomorrow, next week, next month. We're going to be flying airplanes and we want our passengers with us".
UNITED INSISTS NOTHING WILL CHANGE FOR PASSENGERS. BUT FOR THE COMPANY'S 83-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. TO STAY AFLOAT INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SAY UNITED NEEDS TO MAKE SOME MAJOR CUTS.

(SOT-JUDITH CROWN/Crain's Business Managing Editor)

"Can they reorganize to a smaller scale, where they can still be profitable and then grow again"
UNITED TRIED TO DIVERT BANKRUPTCY BY ASKING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LAST WEEK FOR A 1 POINT 8 BILLION DOLLAR LOAN GUARANTEE. THE GOVERNMENT DENIED THE REQUEST SAYING THE COMPANY DID NOT HAVE A SOUND BUSINESS PLAN.

(NATS)

UNITED'S DOWNFALL CAN PARTLY BE BLAMED ON THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS AND THE SAGGING ECONOMY. BUT IT'S THE DISCOUNT CARRIERS THAT HAVE TAKEN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BUSINESS AWAY FROM UNITED. COMPANIES LIKE SOUTHWEST AND JETBLUE CAN OFFER CHEAPER TICKETS BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOWER LABOR COSTS.

(SOT-RAY NEIDL/AIRLINE CONSULTANT)

"United Airlines bankruptcy should be a wake up call to the industry and all the entrenched unions and all the major carriers and if they don't make changes they will eventually perish"
STANDUP: THE QUESTION NOW IS CAN UNITED BOUNCE BACK FROM CHAPTER 11. CONTINENTAL SURVIVED AFTER FILING MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO. HOWEVER, PAN AM AND EASTERN DID NOT SURVIVE BANKRUPTCY. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Marketwatch]


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


The expected United filing looms over Wall Street as it begins the week.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT Server: Martketwatch]
[IN Q=Safe to say]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((SAFE TO SAY THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN THE ACHILLES HEEL OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION THUS FAR AND NOW IT'S TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO RE-BUILD IT'S ECONOMIC TEAM. TREASURY SECRETARY PAUL O'NEILL AND ECONOMIC ADVISOR LARRY LINDSEY TENDERED THEIR
RESIGNATIONS FRIDAY AND THE WORD IS THEY DID NOT JUMP---THEY WERE PUSHED... WALL STREET LIKED IT--..O'NEILL WAS NOT P

OPULAR WITH THE WALL STREET CROWD. HE CAME FROM MANUFACTURING AND WHEN WORD OF HIS RESIGNATION CAME THE DOW QUICKLY MADE UP A 100 POINT LOSS. (GPHX) THE DOW ENDED A BAD WEEK WITH A DECENT DAY PICKING UP 22 POINTS BUT SNAPPING THAT 8 WEEK WINNING STREAK. THE NASDAQ ADDED 11 POINTS BUT DROPPED ABOUT 80 FOR THE WEEK. (OC) WHAT DROVE THE DOW SHARPLY LOWER OUT OF THE GATE -- A DISM
AL NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT---IN WHICH THE ECONOMY LOST 40 THOUSAND JOBS AND THE JOBLESS RATE ROSE TO AN 8 YEAR HIGH

OF 6 PERCENT. (GPHX) UNITED AIRLINES PARENT U-A-L IS TRADING UNDER A BUCK PER SHARE. THIS WAS A HUNDRED DOLLAR STOCK BEFORE THE 9-11 HIJACKINGS. AMONG STOCKS WE'RE WATCHING I-B-M IS OFF, RATIONAL SOFTWARE IS SHARPLY HIGHER AFTER I-B-M ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR A 2 BILLION DOLLAR ACQUISITION OF RATIONAL. QUALCOM IS UP ABOUT 6 PERCENT AFTER RAISING IT'S FORECAST FOR CHIP SALES FOR THE FIRST 2 QUARTERS OF 2003--DUE TO INCREASING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR CELLULAR SERVICE. AND SUNGLASS MAKER OAKLEY FELL ABOUT 20 PERCENT AFTER ISSUING A CLOUDY FORECAST FOR SUNGLASS SALES IN THE NEXT FEW MON
THS... (OC) AMONG THE ECONOMIC REPORTS WE'LL BE WATCHING THIS WEEK---THE LATEST NUMBERS ON RETAIL SALES -- WHOLESALE I

NFLATION AND CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.. (ANIMATION) GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM.. (OC) AT THE NASDAQ MARKET SITE I'M ED CRANE, CBS MARKETWATCH. ))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC-10:30]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A local cross burning case goes before the U-S Supreme Court this week. The case involves a Pennsylvania man convicted of setting fire to a cross in Carroll county. Andrew Cohen has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles/1983; :00]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape; :11]
[SUPER=01-William Hurd/Virginia Solicitor General; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Smolla/Univ. of Richmond Law School; :55]
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Barry Black's Attorney; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/CBS News Legal Analyst; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( Los Angeles/1983

(file VO of burning crosses)

Cross-burning as a symbol of racial hatred and fear is still a part of the American landscape despite state laws that prohibit the practice.

(VO of Black in court)

So when Barry Black torched a cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Virginia in 1998, he also re-ignited a constitutional clash between freedom of speech and freedom from fear. And now his case has made it to the US Supreme Court. William Hurd, who will argue the case for Virginia this week, says the law properly makes it a crime to burn a cross with an intent to intimidate.

SOT William Hurd�Virginia Solicitor General:

PEOPLE DON'T BURN CROSSES BECAUSE THEY ARE OPPOSED TO, SAY, CHRISTIANITY. THEY BURN CROSSES BECAUSE THAT SYMBOL HAS COME TO BE UNDERSTOOD IN OUR SOCIETY AS A THREAT OF BODILY HARM.
But the Court has a long history of protecting symbolic speech. A decade ago the Justices struck down a cross-burning l
aw in Minnesota. And

University of Richmond law professor Rodney Smolla, who is arguing the case for Black, says hateful speech still deserves Constitutional protection:

SOT Rodney Smolla�Univ. of Richmond Law School:

NO STATE CAN MAKE A JUDGMENT THAT ANY SYMBOL OR SET OF WORDS IS SO DANGEROUS THAT TO DISPLAY IT OR TO SAY THOSE WORDS IS A CRIME.
Another of Black's attorneys, David Baugh, sees a larger picture.
SOT-David Baugh�Attorney for Barry Black

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES IS A WALL BETWEEN THE CITIZENS AND THE UNITED STATES... THIS KLANSMAN AND I ARE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE WALL AND IF IT COMES DOWN SO THEY CAN GET TO HIM IT CAN COME DOWN SO THEY CAN GET TO ME.
But William Hurd says cross-burning is intended to frighten and intimidate...not express an opinion.

SOT HURD: IF SOMEONE WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THEY SEE A CROSS BURNING ON THEIR LAWN THEY ARE GOING TO C

ALL THE POLICE... IF THEY SEE A BURNING CIRCLE OR SQUARE, THEY'LL PROBABLY CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTEAD.
Andrew Cohen�CBS News Legal Analyst Stand up Close: The Justices this term have not shied away from tough issues. This case may force them to make one of their toughest decisions yet. AC, CBS News, New York.))

[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Burrow]


The former President of the D-Day Memorial Foundation is scheduled to go on trial later today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT from 02-23 TC28:21]
[SUPER=04-June 25]

The government charges Richard Burrow with defrauding banks and the state by borrowing money to make it appear the foundation qualified for state matching funds .. when in fact it did not. Burrow still has plenty of support from veterans and others who helped him get the Memorial ready for last's year's dedication. The trial is set to begin this morning in a Lynchburg federal courtroom.
(------------)


[2School-Audit]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC-1:08:55]
[GRAPHIC=School Audit]


The Roanoke School Board will review an auditor's report tomorrow that turned up irregularities involving construction bids. The report could results in some school employees facing felony charges. The city's Superintendent of Schools says his administration supports a full investigation of the construction bidding process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:49:03]
[IN Q=Our procedures are]

((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: OUR PROCEDURES ARE VERY CLEAR. THERE SHOULD BE THREE LEGITIMATE QUOTES FOR EACH JOB BETWEEN 500 DOLLARS AND UNDER 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=did not happen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In an interview on News 7 Sunday Morning, Harris talked about the investigation that began after auditors discovered irregularities in the way the school system received construction bids.
The auditors found 52 construction jobs, totaling nearly 400- thousand dollars, were contracted to one company, and in many cases competing quotes were falsified.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:47:07]
[IN Q=In retrospect AS]

((IN RETROSPECT AS WE LOOK BACK AT IT WE DID QUESTION WHY ALL OF THESE WERE GOING TO ONE CONTRACTOR. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS BEING GIVEN FOR WHY THEY ALL WENT THERE AND THAT IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=still being investigated]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Harris says he and members of the school board are committed to the highest ethical standards.


[VOB-Lexington-Presbyterian]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Net E]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A day of celebration is on hold for one local church.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Lexington Presbyterian Church was hoping to move back into its sanctuary this weekend.
A fire back in July of 2000 destroyed the church's roof, steeple, and sanctuary.
Church Leaders have now pushed back the re-opening until January 5th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:50]
[IN Q=We've had to postpone]

((MIKE STRICKLER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'VE HAD TO POSTPONE UNTIL JANUARY SO I THINK THAT'S DIFFICULT FOR SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WITH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, I THINK EVERYBODY WAS HOPING WE WOULD BACK IN HERE FOR THE ADVENT SEASON BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT, IT WILL BE JUST AS NICE IN JANUARY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Strickler/Church Member; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=nice in January]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Workers still need to install the risers for the choir, carpeting, and the chandeliers, which are scheduled to arrive this week.
(------------)



[Law]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Boston's embattled Cardinal Bernard (BUR-nurd) Law is at the Vatican this morning.
His unexpected trip comes amid new allegations of sexual misconduct ... and growing pressure for him to resign.
Ron Sanders has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; 06]
[SUPER=01-Roderick MacLeish/Plaintiff's Attorney; :28]
[SUPER=01-Pat Cronin/Dedham; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Walter Cuenin/Our Lady Help of Christians; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Ron Sanders/CBS News; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Boston.]




[2Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street's starts the week hoping to continue Friday's gains.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT Server: Martketwatch]
[IN Q=Safe to say]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((SAFE TO SAY THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN THE ACHILLES HEEL OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION THUS FAR AND NOW IT'S TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO RE-BUILD IT'S ECONOMIC TEAM. TREASURY SECRETARY PAUL O'NEILL AND ECONOMIC ADVISOR LARRY LINDSEY TENDERED THEIR
RESIGNATIONS FRIDAY AND THE WORD IS THEY DID NOT JUMP---THEY WERE PUSHED... WALL STREET LIKED IT--..O'NEILL WAS NOT P

OPULAR WITH THE WALL STREET CROWD. HE CAME FROM MANUFACTURING AND WHEN WORD OF HIS RESIGNATION CAME THE DOW QUICKLY MADE UP A 100 POINT LOSS. (GPHX) THE DOW ENDED A BAD WEEK WITH A DECENT DAY PICKING UP 22 POINTS BUT SNAPPING THAT 8 WEEK WINNING STREAK. THE NASDAQ ADDED 11 POINTS BUT DROPPED ABOUT 80 FOR THE WEEK. (OC) WHAT DROVE THE DOW SHARPLY LOWER OUT OF THE GATE -- A DISM
AL NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT---IN WHICH THE ECONOMY LOST 40 THOUSAND JOBS AND THE JOBLESS RATE ROSE TO AN 8 YEAR HIGH

OF 6 PERCENT. (GPHX) UNITED AIRLINES PARENT U-A-L IS TRADING UNDER A BUCK PER SHARE. THIS WAS A HUNDRED DOLLAR STOCK BEFORE THE 9-11 HIJACKINGS. AMONG STOCKS WE'RE WATCHING I-B-M IS OFF, RATIONAL SOFTWARE IS SHARPLY HIGHER AFTER I-B-M ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR A 2 BILLION DOLLAR ACQUISITION OF RATIONAL. QUALCOM IS UP ABOUT 6 PERCENT AFTER RAISING IT'S FORECAST FOR CHIP SALES FOR THE FIRST 2 QUARTERS OF 2003--DUE TO INCREASING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR CELLULAR SERVICE. AND SUNGLASS MAKER OAKLEY FELL ABOUT 20 PERCENT AFTER ISSUING A CLOUDY FORECAST FOR SUNGLASS SALES IN THE NEXT FEW MON
THS... (OC) AMONG THE ECONOMIC REPORTS WE'LL BE WATCHING THIS WEEK---THE LATEST NUMBERS ON RETAIL SALES -- WHOLESALE I

NFLATION AND CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.. (ANIMATION) GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM.. (OC) AT THE NASDAQ MARKET SITE I'M ED CRANE, CBS MARKETWATCH. ))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[VO-United-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

United Airlines could file for bankruptcy protection later today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

A source close to the company says the Chapter Eleven filing will be made in federal court in Chicago. Such a restructuring is likely to result in fewer flights, more layoffs and other cost-cutting measures. The Chapter Eleven filing would be the largest airline bankruptcy in U-S history and would put a federal judge in charge of overseeing United's affairs.
(------------)



[VO-Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A local cross burning case goes before the U-S Supreme Court this week. The case involves a Pennsylvania man convicted of setting fire to a cross in Carroll county.
(------------)
[VO-NAT from 02-49]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;]

When Barry Black torched a cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Virginia in 1998, he also re-ignited a constitutional clash between freedom of speech and freedom from fear.
And now his case has made it to the US Supreme Court. Prosecutors say the cross symbolizes a threat of bodily harm, but the Supreme Court has a long history of protecting symbolic speech.
A decision is expected next spring.
(------------)



[Snow-Death]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Last week's winter weather has led to the sledding death of a Virginia college track standout. 20 year old Grace Brooks of Mechanicsville was captain of the Mary Baldwin College track team. Brooks died after the sled she was riding on in Staunton slid backwards into a pole.


[Water-Break]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-24:23]
[GRAPHIC=Water Main Break]

The water break is fixed .. and traffic is moving this morning along Franklin Road in downtown Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

A water main broke yesterday between Jefferson and Williamson, so traffic in that area had to be re-routed for much of the day. City officials say no residences were affected by the break-- just one downtown business. The repair work was completed by midnight.
(------------)



(Marya tosses to bump)



[2Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]


The former President of the D-Day Memorial Foundation is scheduled to enter a Lynchburg courtroom later today .. and face trial on federal charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-June 25]

The government accuses Richard Burrow of defrauding banks and the state by borrowing money to make it appear the foundation qualified for state matching funds .. when in fact it did not. Burrow still has plenty of support from veterans and others who helped him get the Memorial ready for last's year's dedication.
(------------)


[3School-Audit]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC-1:08:55]
[GRAPHIC=School Audit]


The Roanoke School Board will look over an auditor's report tomorrow that could lead to some school employees facing felony charges. The audit turned up irregularities involving construction bids.
The city's Superintendent of Schools says his administration supports a full investigation of the construction bidding process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:49:03]
[IN Q=Our procedures are]

((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: OUR PROCEDURES ARE VERY CLEAR. THERE SHOULD BE THREE LEGITIMATE QUOTES FOR EACH JOB BETWEEN 500 DOLLARS AND UNDER 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=did not happen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In an interview on News 7 Sunday Morning, Harris talked about the investigation that began after auditors discovered irregularities in the way the school system received construction bids.
The auditors found 52 construction jobs, totaling nearly 400- thousand dollars, were contracted to one company, and in many cases competing quotes were falsified.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:47:07]
[IN Q=In retrospect AS]

((IN RETROSPECT AS WE LOOK BACK AT IT WE DID QUESTION WHY ALL OF THESE WERE GOING TO ONE CONTRACTOR. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS BEING GIVEN FOR WHY THEY ALL WENT THERE AND THAT IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=still being investigated]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Harris says he and members of the school board are committed to the highest ethical standards.


[VOB/Law]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cardinal Bernard (BURN-urd) Law, Boston's embattled archbishop, is in Rome.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


A spokesman won't say why he's there...
But there's speculation he's seeking approval to file for bankruptcy on behalf of the archdiocese to settle complaints from sex abuse victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2nd bite]
[IN Q=This trip to Rome]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Roderick MacLeish/Plaintiff's Attorney;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=revelations that came out.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The cardinal is facing calls for his resignation over his handling of the scandal.
An estimated 400 people protested Sunday outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, where Law typically celebrates mass.
(------------)



[2Lexington-Presbyterian]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC-1:52:14]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

A congregation's two-year wait is almost over .. but parisioners will have to remain patient through the holidays.
Reconstruction of the Lexington Presbyterian Church is taking a little longer than planned. But as Justin McLeod reports, after the devastating fire more than two years ago, church members are just happy to see the big day draw near.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:30]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF HYMN]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Strickler; :32]
[SUPER=@justin1; :57]
[SUPER=01-Bill Klein/Pastor; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Lexington]

((((NAT SOUND OF HYMN FOR THREE SECONDS))
These days the congregation here at Lexington Presbyterian worships in its fellowship hall.
It will continue that way until the end of the year because the new sanctuary is not ready.
[SOT 1:24]
[IN Q=There is several things]

((REV. BILL KLEIN: THERE IS SEVERAL THINGS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=been completed]


Workers still need to finish a wall, install carpeting, put in new risers for the choir and paint some of the exterior.
The new chandeliers are delayed but should arrive sometime this week.
And then there's the cleanup of all this dust.
[SOT 5:23]
[IN Q=We've missed it]

((MIKE STRICKLER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'VE MISSED IT A LOT BUT COMING IN AND SEEING THE SAMENESS YET A FEW CHANGES WHICH HAVE BEEN KINDA OF NICE.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=kinda of nice]


Changes that include a new stairway leading to the balcony.
The ceiling no longer sags and the church decided to upgrade the electrical and sound system.
But most of what you see here looks exactly like it did before the fire that destroyed the church's roof, steeple, and sanctuary.
[SOT 32:30]
[IN Q=The target date]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE TARGET DATE FOR NOW RE-OPENING THE CHURCH IS SUNDAY JANUARY 5TH. IN MANY WAYS, THE SERVICE WILL BE LIKE ANY OTHER ON A SUNDAY. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE CONGREGATION WILL GATHER HERE ON THE SIDEWALK AND THEN WALK-IN TOGETHER INTO THE NEW SANCTUARY.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=into the new sanctuary]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
As that opening date approaches, anticipation is growing here among the congregation.
[SOT 2:25]
[IN Q=While people are excited]

((REV. BILL KLEIN: WHILE PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT MOVING BACK HERE, THEY REALIZE IT'S BEEN VERY GOOD FOR OUR CONGREGATION TO BACK IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL TOGETHER.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=fellowship hall together]


Together they'll leave the fellowship hall and ring in the new year in the new sanctuary. ((NAT SOUND OF BELLS))
Justin McLeod, News 7, Lexington.))






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[ANCHOR=Mayra]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=twe]
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In sports, the Hokies are heading west for the holidays. Virginia Tech will meet Air Force in the inaugural Diamond Walnuts San Francisco Bowl on New Year's Eve.
[GRAPHIC=UVA/WVU]


The Continental Tire Bowl is set for Charlotte's Ericsson Stadium on Saturday December 28th at 11 am. It's Virginia and West Virginia. Now here's a look at yesterday's scoreboards.

[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news on this Monday, December 9th.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The former D-Day Memorial Foundation president goes to trial today on fraud charges.
The federal government says Richard Burrow lied to banks when seeking state matching funds.
Burrow's supporters say he was just trying to help out the memorial and veterans.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke's School Superintendent says he wants answers about some irregularities in the construction bidding process.
The school board is reviewing an auditor's report on Tuesday.
The report turned up the problems and could result in criminal charges against some employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And United Airlines is expected to file for bankruptcy protection today -- but will keep flying.
The Chapter 11 filing would be the biggest airline bankruptcy filing in U-S history.
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