[Lott]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lott]


It's decision day for Republican senators.
They'll choose their new leader by conference call.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The likely choice is Tennessee Senator Bill Frist, a heart surgeon who's considered the Senate's expert on health issues.
The vote would put an end to the two- week long firestorm over racially- charged remarks made by outgoing leader Trent Lott.
The Mississippi senator announced his resignation on Friday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I understand]

((SENATOR TRENT LOTT/R- MISSISSIPPI: I UNDERSTAND HOW THESE THINGS HAPPEN AND I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY TO REALLY BLAME BUT MYSELF FOR SOME ILL CHOSEN WORDS ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Mississippi;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=ill chosen words.]
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[VO-NAT]


While the G-O-P hopes Frist can improve its image with minority voters, his voting record on civil rights is only slightly better than Lott's.
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[11Pittsylvania-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

The Pittsylvania County sheriff's office is investigating a homicide. 30- year Jonathan Edward Neal of Hurt was discovered dead yesterday morning at a location known as the old Quarry, near Danville. Authorities say an unidentified witness notified the sheriff's office that a man had shot Neal and stolen his car. No charges have been filed and authorities say a motive has not been determined.

[11Gun-Shows]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC-53:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
A Richmond lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next month requiring background checks at gun shows in Virginia.
The proposed legislation is already triggering debate. Justin McLeod has more on the bill and why some oppose it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :13]
[SUPER=@justin1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Steve Elliott/Gun Show Operator; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County]

((
Anytime you could go to buy a gun here in Virginia you must first undergo a background check.
That is unless you buy one from an unlicensed dealer at a gun show.
[SOT :33; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=You can go and buy]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/(D) RICHMOND: YOU CAN GO AND BUY A GUN FROM AN UNLICENSED DEALER AND YOU COULD BE A TERRORIST, A CRIMINAL, A WIFEBEATER OR WHATEVER, YOU COULD BE A FELON BUT THERE'S NO WAY THEY WOULD NEVER KNOW.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=would never know]


So Marsh plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming session.
It would require criminal background checks on everyone who seeks to buy a gun at gun shows in Virginia.
Right now, only licensed dealers at gun shows have to conduct background checks.
[SOT 8:46; TAPE 3]
[IN Q=Gun shows are quite]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: GUN SHOWS ARE QUITE COMMON IN OUR REGION. THE SALEM CIVIC CENTER HOSTED ITS LATEST ONE JUST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AND ALTHOUGH GUN OWNERS TELL US THERE ARE UNLICENSED DEALERS AT THESE SHOWS, THEY SAY IT'S USUALLY JUST A HANDFUL.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=just a handful]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SALEM GUN SHOW))
That's partly why gun show operators plan to fight the proposed legislation.
Opponents also argue very few criminals actually buy their guns at gun shows.
They cite a recent study conducted during the Clinton administration.
[SOT 10:39 TAPE 3]
[IN Q=They interviewed]

((STEVE ELLIOTT/GUN SHOW OPERATOR: THEY INTERVIEWED 18-THOUSAND INMATES THAT WERE CONVICTED OF USING A FIREARM IN A COMMISSION OF A CRIME, LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THOSE GUNS CAME FROM GUN SHOWS.))
[Runs =09]
[OUT Q=from gun shows]
[SOT 2:33]
[IN Q=All i would ask]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/(D) RICHMOND: ALL I WOULD ASK IS JUST TO LOOK AT THE FACTS AND LOOK AT THE ISSUES AND I'M SURE HOPEFULLY I WILL GET A FAVORABLE RESPONSE.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=favorable response]


He'll get an idea when the General Assembly reconvenes January 8th.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Colorado and Oregon are the only two states that have adopted this type of law.
A similar bill was recently defeated in North Carolina.

[11School-Pitts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-25:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The new year will bring plenty of changes to the Pittsylvania County school system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Construction on the county's four new middle schools is currently on or slightly ahead of schedule.
The new schools will be located near Gretna, Chatham, Dan River, and Tunstall.
Voters passed a forty million dollar referendum in November of 2000 to fund the project.
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[SOT 1:27:30]
[IN Q=The buildings themselves]

((JERRY WEBB/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: THE BUILDINGS THEMSELVES ARE ALL CONSISTENTLY CONFIGURED. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WILL BE FROM ONE SCHOOL TO ANOTHER MAYBE A DIFFERENCE IN NUMBER OF CLASSROOMS BECAUSE OF ANTICIPATED SIZE OF THEM BUT ALL OF THE FEATURES THAT WE WILL HAVE WILL BE STATE OF THE ART, THEY WILL BE THE THINGS THAT ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Webb/Superintendent of Schools]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=needs of students today]
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[VO-NAT]


The four middle schools will open this fall.
Meantime, the county is also looking for a new school superintendent.
Jerry Webb plans to step down from that position by July first.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The application deadline for potential candidates expired on Wednesday.

[Powerball]


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


How would you like to find THIS under your Christmas tree?
The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing is Christmas night -- with what's expected to be its third-largest jackpot, nearly 300 million dollars.
Figuring deductions for a lump-sum cash option and taxes, a single winner would receive about 92- million dollars.
The odds of hitting all six numbers for the big jackpot are one in 120- million.



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street reopens today for a holiday-shortened week after a winning session on Friday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=I'm EC, CBS Marketwatch, NY.]

((GOOD MORNING....
THE LAST TWO TRADING WEEKS OF 2002 WILL BE ABBREVIATED, THIS WEEK THEY'LL BE CLOSED FOR XMAS, AND WILL SHUT DOWN AT 1 PM XMAS EVE. THE DOW MANAGED TO POST A SLIGHT GAIN FOR LAST WEEK ON A VERY STRONG PERFORMANCE FRIDAY.

(GR)

THE BLUE CHIPS RACKED UP A 147 POINT GAIN. THE NASDAQ TRADED HIGHER ALL DAY BUT CLOSED WITH A MORE MODEST 9 POINT BULGE

(OC)

WHAT DROVE THE MARKETS HIGHER, SOME POINT TO ALAN GREENSPAN'S COMMENTS SUGGESTING THE ECONOMY IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY COMING AROUND. OTHERS WERE CHEERED BY THE LONG AWAITED ONE POINT 4 BILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT BETWEEN A DOZEN MAJOR BROKERAGE HOUSES AND REGULATORS TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS THAT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST TAINTED THEIR ANALYSTS STOCK RESEARCH IT WAS ALSO ONE OF THOSE SO CALLED WITCHING DAYS WHEN FOUR DIFFERENT KIND OF OPTIONS AND FUTURES CONTRACTS EXPIRED..THATS DROVE THE SALES VOLUME TOWARDS THE TWO BILLION LEVEL --AS INVESTORS PUT THEIR MONEY INTO NEW CONTRACTS, OR SOLD AT A PROFIT..
UNDER TERMS OF THAT HISTORIC DEAL THE BROKERAGE HOUSES WILL SEPARATE RESEARCH FROM INVESTMENT BANKING AND WILL PAY TO PROVIDE THEIR CLIENTS WITH BOTH INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND INVESTOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THE MONEY WILL NOT BE GOING TO BILKED INVESTORS, ANY CLAIMS THEY MAY HAVE WILL HAVE TO BE SETTLED THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM.
THE PLAN ALSO OUTLAWS THE PRACTICE KNOWN AS SPINNING, IN WHICH FAVORED INVESTMENT CLIENTS ARE GIVEN SHARES OF HIGH POWERED I-P-O'S-FRIDAY..E BAY C-E-O MEG WHITMAN QUIT HER POST AS A BOARD MEMBER OF GOLDMAN SACHS, ADMITTING THAT SHE HAD BEEN GIVEN HUNDREDS OF SHARES OF VARIOUS I-P-0'S.

(GR)

AMONG STOCKS TO WATCH RETAILERS HAD A GOOD DAY AHEAD OF WHATS OFTEN THE BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR. AMONG THE GAINERS, NORDSTROM, TARGET AND WAL MART. WE'LL BE WATCHING TO SEE HOW THE RETAILERS FARED.

(GR)

GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM

(OC)

I'M ED CRANE, CBS MARKETWATCH, NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Sniper]


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


Prosecutors may reportedly have a tougher time getting the death penalty for the older Washington- area sniper suspect, John Muhammad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


According to a published report, evidence points to the teenage suspect, John Lee Malvo as the one doing most of the killing during the shooting spree.
The could complicate prosecutors' efforts to get the death sentence for Muhammad.
Prosecutors say Muhammad and 17- year- old Malvo are responsible for 13 shootings in October that left 10 people dead.
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[Oregon-Murders]


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


In Oregon, police are trying to figure out how a woman and her three children died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tillamook, OR;]


Authorities say they're looking for the children's father, Edward Morris, as a "person of interest" in the case.
Their bodies were discovered in a remote area of a state forest.
The children ranged in age from four to 10.
Police are looking for the woman's husband, but they are NOT ruling out the possibility that he was also a victim.
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[11911-Cell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-31:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Dialing 9-1-1 on your cell phone just got a little easier in Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


When you make an emergency call on your cell phone, most dispatchers can only track you to the nearest cell tower.
But newer technology will help pinpoint the exact location of certain cell phone users.
Pittsylvania County just recently installed the new mapping system with help from a 70-thousand dollar state grant.


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[SOT 1:40:49]
[IN Q=What you're looking]

((JAMES DAVIS/EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR: WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AND HEARING ABOUT IS TECHNOLOGY IS IN THE FOREFRONT FOR THE CITIZENS IN THIS COUNTY WHERE IF THEY DIAL 9-1-1 AND THEY HAVE THE PHONE WITH THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT IT'S GOING TO TRACK THEM IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY FOR THE DISPATCHER TO BE ABLE TO SEE THEM AND KNOW WITHIN SO MANY METERS WHERE THEY'RE AT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY WHERE WE CAN START SENDING HELP.))
[SUPER=01-James Davis/Emergency Services Director; :08]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=WE CAN START SENDING HELP]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now, only Nextel cell phone users with a G-P-S chip can use the technology in Pittsylvania County.
The F-C-C has mandated that all cell phone providers have the chip in place for 95-percent of their customer base by 2005.
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[11Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-39:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Salvation army says bells are ringing, but are you listening?
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[SOT 00:23:41]
[IN Q=RINGING]

((BELL RINGING))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=RINGING]
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Salvation Army's well-known "kettle" collections continue through tomorrow. Captain Erik Nickell says donations at 31-locations in the Roanoke and Salem area are about 20-percent behind this year. He hopes people will be generous during the last push.
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[SOT 00:12:40 // 00:12:25]
[IN Q=OUR MONIES]

((CAPT. ERIK NICKELL/SALVATION ARMY; OUR MONIES HELP FUND THIS IT WILL HELP FUND OUR YEAR AHEAD IT MIGHT EVEN HELP FUND WHAT WE DIDN'T GET PAID IN THE PAST SO IT GOES TO WHEREVER WE NEED IT SO WE KEEP ON PUSHING ON. BRING THOSE QUARTERS, JUST DROP A QUARTER IN THERE THAT'S ALL WE ASK IT WILL HELP MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Erik Nickell/Salvation Army;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE'S LIVES]
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[VO-NAT]

Nickell says on average 150-thousand dollars is collected but that he hopes for about 130-thousand this year. He says the reduction can be attributed to a late Thanksgiving and tough economic times.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11Camera-Pitts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-1:40:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department has a new weapon it hopes will help save lives.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The Department recently installed cameras in all fifty of its marked patrol cars.
The move comes more than seven months after Deputy Frankie Betterton was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop.
Deputies hope with the new cameras criminals will think twice.
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[SOT 1:16:45]
[IN Q=By having the cameras]

((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: BY HAVING THE CAMERAS INSTALLED IT'S ALL RECORDED SO EVEN IF SOMETHING DOES HAPPEN THERE'S A RECORD THAT'S THERE THAT WE COULD ALWAYS GO BACK TO.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=GO BACK TO]
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[VO-NAT]


The cameras cost more than 187-thousand dollars.
Community donations paid for a good chunk of it, totaling nearly 150-thousand.
Deputies say the cameras provide a lasting legacy to Frankie Betterton.
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[SOT 1:18:43]
[IN Q=It will always]

((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT WILL ALWAYS SERVE AS A REMINDER WHENEVER THE OFFICER GETS IN AND HE GOES TO MAKE A TRAFFIC STOP HE WILL REMEMBER MAY THE 17TH AND WHY THOSE CAMERAS ARE IN THE CARS.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in the cars]
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[VO-NAT]


There's very little chance of an officer altering the tape.
It is locked up in the trunk of the patrol car and only a supervisor has the key. (------------)