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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=jus]
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Beginning this week, you'll notice even more changes at airports across the country in response to September 11th.

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The federal government has mandated that there be explosive trace detection machines in all U.S. airports by January first.
The equipment will be used to screen all checked baggage for explosives.
Roanoke Regional Airport has six machines located in the lobby and plans to begin using them tomorrow.
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((BOB SCHENKEL/FEDERAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: WHEN THEY COME TO CHECK-IN HERE AT THE TICKET COUNTER HERE IN THE LOBBY AFTER THEY CHECK IN THEY WILL BE TAKING THEIR BAG TO A EXPLOSIVE TRACE STATION WHERE OUR SCREENER WILL EXAMINE IT. IT WOULD SPEED THINGS UP IF THE PASSENGERS WOULD HAVE THEIR BAGGAGE UNLOCKED BEFORE THEY GET TO THE TRACE DETECTION STATION.))

[SUPER=01-Bob Schenkel/Federal Security Director]
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In Roanoke, you will be required to be there when you're baggage is screened.
Logistically however, that may be impossible in some of the larger airports.
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[11Airport-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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A major project at Roanoke Regional Airport is moving ahead as scheduled.
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Construction on a new 200-foot air control tower began more than a year ago.
Airport officials say the project is on time and should be completed by April.
The existing 50-foot tower is too small and more than fifty years old.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR: THE OTHER MAIN PROBLEM IS THE CURRENT TOWER HAS VISIBILITY ISSUES WHERE SOME OF THE BUILDINGS ARE IN THE WAY WHERE SOME OF THE BUILDINGS ARE IN THE WAY OF WHERE YOU WOULD SEE AN AIRCRAFT TAXING. THE NEW TOWER WILL HAVE A VIEW EVERY SINGLE PART OF THE PAVED SERVICE OF THE AIRPORT SO THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THINGS SO IT'S SOMEWHAT OF A SAFETY ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Airport Director]
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The new tower will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
The Federal Aviation Administration is paying the control tower's 9-point-2 million dollar price tag.
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[North-Korea]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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South Korea says there are indications that North Korea may be preparing to pull out of a global nuclear arms treaty.

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Meanwhile, there is still no sign that North Korea will bow to U-S pressure and abandon its newly- revived nuclear weapons program.
The Communist nation wants to negotiate a diplomatic solution while the U-S refuses, saying talks would reward North Korea for its misbehavior.
The U-S is now urging South Korea, Japan, and China to pressure the North Koreans to end their pursuit of nuclear weapons.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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In the Middle East, Arab leaders are considering asking Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to go into exile in order to avoid a U-S attack.
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Diplomatic sources believe Saddam might consider such a move if he feels he has no other option.
The U-S has threatened to topple the Iraqi government is the nation doesn't disarm as the United Nations has ordered.
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[11Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-1:48:25]
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Friends and family gathered to say good- bye to a Pittsylvania County woman missing for more than three years.
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37 year old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
Last week, a passerby found her remains near a bridge in Caswell County, North Carolina.
Yesterday afternoon, Pulley was laid to rest in her hometown of Hobbsville, North Carolina.
The state medical examiner is still trying to determine how Pulley died.
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The Caswell County Sheriff said last week there were signs of foul play but would not elaborate.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In business news, Wall Street opens the final two trading days of 2002 after suffering another loss on Friday. Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((GOOD MORNING..CAN INVESTORS SALVAGE SOMETHING ON THE FINAL TWO TRADING DAYS OF 2002? NOT LIKELY, LOOK FOR LOW VOLUME, WITH MOST PROFESSIONAL TRADERS HAVING ALREADY CLOSED UP SHOP FOR THE YEAR. THOSE WHO DID TRADE FRIDAY SEEMED SPOOKED BY DREARY NEWS FROM RETAILERS, GEOPOLITICAL JITTERS AND HIGHER ENERGY PRICES.

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THE DOW LOST 128 POINTS. ABOUT ONE AND A HALF PERCENT...

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THE NASDAQ LOST 19 POINTS----JUST ABOUT 1 AND A HALF PERCENT DOWN THERE AS

WELL.

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INVESTORS ALL BUT IGNORED WORD OF A BIG JUMP IN HOME SALES

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IN NOVEMBER, THEY ROSE AT A RATE OF NEARLY 6 PERCENT, WITH ALMOST A MILLION UNITS SOLD LAST MONTH. THAT PACE FUELED BY SOME OF THE LOWEST MORTGAGE RATES IN 36 YEARS.

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AMONG STOCKS TO WATCH,

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LOCKHEED MARTIN TRADED HIGHER AFTER SEALING A DEAL WITH POLAND TO SELL THE FORMER EAST BLOC NATION 48 F 16 JET FIGHTERS FOR 3 AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS. NOT GETTING AN UPWARD BUMP FROM THAT NEWS, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES A DOW COMPONENT THAT MAKES THE ENGINES FOR THOSE FIGHTERS, CLOSED LOWER.

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JUST ABOUT ANY STOCK THAT RELIES ON OIL FOR IT'S PRODUCTION NEEDS WAS SENT LOWER AMONG THEM G-E AND DU PONT.

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PEPSI COLA CLOSED DOWN AFTER LOSING AN APPEAL IN A LONG RUNNING SUIT CHARGING COCA COLA WITH UNFAIRLY CONTROLLING FOUNTAIN VENDING OF SOFT DRINKS IN MOVIE THEATRES AND RESTAURANTS.

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GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM

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


(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Illegal-Aliens]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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An F-B-I manhunt is on for five Arab men who may have entered the U-S illegally last week.
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The agency says there's no indication the men are linked to terrorism.
But the F-B-I wants to question them based on information developed during on-going investigations.
Customs, the I-N-S and the Transportation Security Agency are on the lookout for them, as well.
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[Yemen-Killings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The U-S Embassy in Yemen is condemning the shooting deaths of three American missionary doctors.
A fourth American, the missionary hospital's pharmacist, has been seriously injured.
Officials say the attacker entered the hospital hiding a semi-automatic rifle under his jacket, and opened fire.

The hospital is located about 125 miles south of Yemen's capital.
Authorities say they're arrested the attacker, who's described as a suspected Muslim fundamentalist.


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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
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Virginia State Police want to make sure the message is heard loud and clear this holiday.
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Troopers along with the Roanoke County Police held a sobriety check point on Route 311 near Hanging Rock Saturday night.
In five hours, authorities checked 625 vehicles and arrested one person for D-U-I and another for being under the influence of drugs.
State Troopers say they will continue to have a zero-tolerance policy for driving above the legal limit.
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((SGT. C.D. JESSEE/VA STATE POLICE: IF THEY'RE CONVICTED THEY CAN BE FINED UP TO STARTING AT LEAST AT A THOUSAND DOLLARS AND MAYBE EVEN TWELVE MONTHS IN JAIL. A LOT OF TIMES FIRST TIME OFFENDERS END UP GOING THROUGH VASAP PROGRAM SOME OF THE FINES AND THE JAIL TIME IS SUSPENDED IF THEY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO.))
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The State Police plan to have extra patrols on New Years Eve to keep the roads free of drunk drivers.
They also ask you to dial pound 77 or 9-1-1 on your cell phone if you see someone who appears to be drinking and driving.
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[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack - 55:38]
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Traffic delays and women's sports top the issues in this week's viewer mail.
Here's Assignment Editor Joe McKean with Feedback.
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((The snowstorm earlier this month that left people stranded for hours on Route 220 prompted a meeting among state and local officials to discuss the problem and ways to avoid it. One official put part of the blame on people who were unable or unwilling to move their vehicles, so the police and VDOT could do their jobs.
That sounded like a snow job to one viewer, [Larry D. Hicks/Boones Mill] who wrote: "I have heard some lame excuses before but this has to take the prize. 220 has been a problem for years when it comes to snowfall, and one would think after all this time there would be contingency plans just for this type of occurrence. But with [this] mindset...it is a wonder that VDOT even has one snowplow."
The thirtieth anniversary of Title IX, the federal law requiring equal opportunities for female athletes, has led to some discussion that maybe that law went too far.
A young athlete from Franklin County [Kristen Russell] wrote to say that equality is still an elusive goal.
"I would like to add that as a female athlete I think it is ridiculous and totally degrading that anyone would ever propose to make changes to Title IX. If any changes should be made it should be for female athletics to be recognized as they are...Our varsity volleyball team and softball team both made it to regionals this past year and we did not get a third of the publicity, the prizes or even the food that [the football team] received. I am not writing to express my complaints about our volleyball team, but simply to point out that women athletes are still not treated equally."
If you'd like to ring in the New Year with a few comments about sports, weather OR news, you can do it by regular mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

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[11Rke-Library]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-1:04:03]
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The New Year means a new schedule at Roanoke's main library.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Starting January first, the library on Jefferson Street will close Sundays and shorten its Wednesday hours from 10 until 6.
The library is currently open from 9 to 9 on Wednesdays.
The changes are in response to a nearly 3-million dollar decrease in state aid to public libraries.
The Roanoke Library Board said recently it regrets the reduction in funding but quote "must share in the solution of(------------) a problem that affects us all."