[Evans-Paint]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-52 1:06:58]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Roanoke warehouse with a history of hazardous materials caught fire last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters were called to the Evans Paint warehouse on Cleveland Avenue around 10:30.
Flames were already shooting through the roof when they got there.
Crews said the building was filled with pallets, most of which were on fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The pallets]

((AUDIE FERRIS/BATTALION CHIEF; THE PALLETS THEMSELVES AREN'T HAZARDOUS, BUT WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT ELSE IS STORED IN THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Audie Ferris/Battalion Chief;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=in the building.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 2000]


In 2000, The Environmental Protection Agency found 600 drums inside the building, some that contained hazardous materials.
Some had leaked and fluid solidified on the warehouse floor.
At the time, federal agents were cleaning up the site and trying to find the owners of the building.
[SUPER=04-January 2002]


A year ago, environmental experts found traces of cancer-causing P-C-B's in the soil around the building, but said the levels weren't high enough to cause any health problems.
(------------)



[11Bedford-DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-46 1:09:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It looks like Bedford area residents will soon get some of their D-M-V services back, without having to travel to Lynchburg or Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Central Virginia lawmakers announced yesterday that Bedford will be the first locality in Virginia to get a license agent to provide some of the services they lost when the D-M-V closed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:22:01]
[IN Q=I've never had]

((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: I'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY CONSTITUENTS WRITE TO ME, E-MAIL ME, CALL ME ON THE PHONE AND SIGN PETITIONS ON ANY ISSUE THAT EVEN APPROACHED THE LEVEL OF CONCERN THAT'S BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE CLOSING OF THE D-M-V OFFICE IN BEDFORD.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Lacey Putney/(I) Bedford]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=office in Bedford.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The license agent will serve as a separate contractor and provide general services like vehicle registration and tag and decal renewals.
Officials hope to have one hired and trained within the next week or two.
(------------)



[11Glad-Rags]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:55:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A textile plant that survived the devastating flood of 19-85 can't survive the changing worldwide tides of the textile industry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan;]

Glad Rags owner Pete Ragone (Ra-GO-nee) says he's closing the Buchanan plant because of low order volume. He says much of the textile work has gone overseas. In the mid-eighties, the plant was Buchanan's largest employer, with over 100- workers, but in recent years that number has been lowered to around 30.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:25:15]
[IN Q=WELL THEY]

((PETE RAGONE/BUSINESS OWNER; WELL THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED THEY WERE EXPECTING IT THEY SAW HOW INPUT WAS DWINDLING AND HOW THEY HADN'T SENT US ANYTHING TO DO FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS WHEN IT CAME IT WASN'T A SHOCK, BUT IT WAS SAD.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Ragone/Business Owner;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IT WAS SAD.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The plant began manufacturing in 1954, and it took the Glad Rags name in 1978.
[SUPER=04-1985;]

Ragone says he will never forget the flood of 19-85. The overflowing James River sent 18-inches of water into the plant.
(------------)



[11Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC1:09:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke city courthouse is increasing its security, and that could mean some delays getting in. Metal detectors are going up at the front door.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The sheriff's office says it'll be no different than airport security measures already in effect. In fact- -like the airport- -the sheriff recommends people arrive an hour before they're scheduled to be in court in order to get to the courtroom on time. The stepped up security was brought on by September 11th. It has just taken a while to get a plan in place.
(------------)



[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


In sports, Carson Palmer led USC to a 38 to 17 victory over Iowa in the Orange Bowl.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ABC]

The Hawkeyes got off to an early start. C.J. Jones returns the opening kickoff 100 yards, and Iowa leads 7-nothing. But Palmer guided scoring drives of 79, 80, 99, 85 and 61 yards, including this 18 yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams. Both teams finish the season 11 and 2.
Now let's check the scoreboards.
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[SUPER=0098-/Wofford/65/j/Virginia/87////Winthrop/55/j/Radford/64///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Elon/59/j/Liberty/77///j/Drexel/82//James Madison/62///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Lynchburg/70/j/Ferrum/74///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Randolph-Macon/74//Washington & Lee/59//Women//Charleston Southern/52/j/Liberty/83//Women/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Coastal Carolina/48//Radford/38//Women/;]
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[SUPER=0097-j/Roanoke Catholic/69//Garner (NC)/59///j/Martinsville/67//Bassett/49///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Washington/107//Chicago/82////L. A. Clippers/92/j/Dallas/102///;]
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[SUPER=0103-/Atlanta/1/j/Ottawa/8////St. Louis/1/j/Chicago/4///;]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
[SUPER=#555;reset]
(weather toss)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, stocks begin the year with a bang, and mortgage rates go even lower.
Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning.]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Ed Crane, CBS Marketwatch.]

(((OC) GOOD MORNING.. INVESTORS GOT THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AND DID SO WITH GUSTO. (GR) THE DOW SHOT UP 265 POINTS AND WITH ADVANCERS BEATING DECLINERS BETTER THAN 2 TO 1, (GR) THE NASDAQ GAINED ALMOST 50. (OC) ONE CATALSYST FOR STOCKS, FRESH DATA SUGGESTING THE PACE OF MANUFACTURING TOOK A BIG JUMP IN DECEMBER. (GR) Disney investors certainly celebrated. The stock climbed after it was upgraded by Sanford Bernstein. The Wall Street firm says the company is beginning to deal with its major problems at ABC and its theme parks.DISNEY GAINING ABOUT A DOLLAR TODAY. (GR) But Restoration Hardware is starting 2003 off with a big slide, after the home furnishings chain, warned that its 4th-quarter numbers will come in short of analysts' expectations, due to weaker than expected holiday sales. THAT STOCK LOSING MORE THAN 30 PERCENT (GR) JP Morgan Chase closed ALMOST 6 PERCENT HIGHER after wrapping up some business in court. The bank says it's settled with 11 insurance companies, over contracts, that had guaranteed obligations of ENRON, to J.P. Morgan. One of those companies, Warren, New Jersey-based Chubb, says it will pay nearly 96-million dollars as part of the settlement. (OC) AND IF YOU DIDN'T GET AROUND TO RE-FINANCING THAT MORTAGE OR BUYING THAT HOUSE--CO OP OR CONDO LAST YEAR, THATS NOT NECESSAIRLY BAD...MORTGAGES RATES HAVE FALLEN AGAIN- (GR) THE 30 YEAR FIXED IS DOWN TO 5.85 PERCENT...15 YEAR LOANS ARE DOWN TO 5.24, ADJUSTABLE RATE LOANS ARE JUST ABOVE 4 percent. (OC) VOLUME STILL ANEMIC. JUST OVER A BILLION SHARES... BUT WITH ONE DAY ON THE BOOKS...THE DOW'S AHEAD 3 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR, THE NASDAQ 'S AHEAD ALMOST 4 PERCENT. (GR) MORE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS ROUND THE CLOCK AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM (OC) I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH, NY ))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Bush-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


You might call it a late Christmas gift, but President Bush is promising an economic plan that'll benefit all Americans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Crawford, TX;]


Bush told reporters at his Texas ranch yesterday that he plans to unveil his stimulus package next Tuesday at a speech in Chicago.
The plan is expected to speed up some tax cuts and give investors a break when they make money on corporate dividends.
Democrats have said the President's economic policies favor the rich.
But Bush will likely deny that charge.
(------------)


[Air-Statistics]


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


2002 turned out to be a safe year for air travel.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Federal aviation officials say no one died on a passenger or cargo airline in the U-S last year.
It's the third time in a decade that a year has gone by without such a fatality.
That's a major contrast to 2001, when the 9-11 terrorist attacks brought the death toll to 525.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The F-A-A credits new air traffic control equipment, better training and the vigilance of the industry for the safe year.

[5Fitness-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-50 28:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The start of a new year is the time when many people think about getting in shape. And for people who work in downtown Roanoke, there is now a new option to consider.
As Joy Sutton reports, it's a pay-as-you-go fitness center.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Every year Erik Goacher]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=07-Erik Goacher;08]
[SUPER=01-Bud Grey/Vice-President of Wellness & Fitness;21]
[SUPER=07-Ashley Chapman;40]
[SUPER=07-Grace Nichols;1:06]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News 7.]

((
Every year Erik Goacher vows to get in shape in the New Year. But this year he has no excuse.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:45:11]
[IN Q=It's got to be a sign]

((IT'S GOT TO BE A SIGN THAT THEY PUT A GYM IN THE BUILDING I WORK IN. SO IT HOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ACT ON IT THIS YEAR)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=act on it this year]


While many people like Zoom Fitness' location inside the Old First Union building, it's no membership policy is the real selling point.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:44:27]
[IN Q=We think the reason it's going to work]

((WE THINK THE REASON IT'S GOING TO WORK OUT IS PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO COMMITMENT TO AN ATHLETIC CLUB AND HERE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT OR THEY'RE COMMITTED TO AN ATHLETIC CLUB AND JUST NEED A PLACE FOR A QUICK IN AND AND OUT WORKOUT)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=quick in and out work out]


That' the case for Ashley Chapman who plans to keep her membership at the RAC as well because she enjoys the classes and other amenities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:53:56]
[IN Q=The benefit right now is this is a lot more convenient]

((THE BENEFIT RIGHT NOW IS THIS IS A LOT MORE CONVENIENT FOR ME IN THE MORNING AND THE AFTERNOON AT LUNCH. THAT'S WHY I JOINED THIS GYM IT'S ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY OFFICE THE RAC IT'S CLOSER TO HOME. IT'S A LITTLE BIT BIGGER )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=it's a little big bigger]


But the Zoom facility does have its share of cardiovascular equipment and weights, not to mention a snack bar and massage therapy.
For many it's a healthy alternative to a fatty lunch.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:49:49]
[IN Q=I have several outfits that don't quite fit]

((I HAVE SEVERAL OUTFITS THAT DON'T QUITE FIT. SO I'M HOPING BY THE SUMMER TIME I'LL BE ABLE TO GET AT THEM)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=get at them]


Goacher is just happy he's starting the New Year off right...only time will tell if it lasts .
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:45:30]
[IN Q=Especially with New Year's resolutions they tend to ]

((ESPECIALLY WITH NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS THEY TEND TO DROP OF THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND IF BY SOME CHANCE I LOSE THE MOTIVATION I'M NOT TIED INTO ANYTHING LONG TERM)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=tied into anything long term]))


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M03-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
(I'll ad lib intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, I got started]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Thorton/Thorton Family Shows; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :20]
[RUNS=2:47]
[OUT Q= you to get on]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to bump)


((Archive: Salem Rodeo Kroger Valleydale))

[VO-Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Roanoke firefighters battled flames at a warehouse last night .. one with a history of hazardous materials.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters were called to the Evans Paint warehouse on Cleveland Avenue around 10:30.
Flames were already shooting through the roof when they got there.
Crews said the building was filled with pallets, most of which were on fire.
[SUPER=04-May 2000]


In 2000, The Environmental Protection Agency found 600 drums inside the building, some that contained hazardous materials.
Some had leaked and fluid solidified on the warehouse floor.
At the time, federal agents were cleaning up the site and trying to find the owners of the building.
[SUPER=04-January 2002]


A year ago, environmental experts found traces of cancer-causing P-C-B's in the soil around the building, but said the levels weren't high enough to cause any health problems.
(------------)



[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[****ANCHOR TAG*****]
Henry County school officials are putting out the early word: major cuts are on the way, as the school system tries to deal with a nearly two-million dollar budget shortfall.
That was the message at Thursday's school board budget work session.
Justin McLeod tells what the school system plans to do before the cuts are made.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 2001; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. Superintendent; 34]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SCREAMING AT 01-57 28:09-28:13))
Remember this?
Last year at this time, the Henry County school system was moving forward with a plan to consolidate and close several schools.
It was a decision that angered many.
[SOT 29:53 on TAPE 01-57]
[IN Q=Don't you care]

((STUDENT BITE: DON'T YOU CARE? ISN'T THERE A FUNDRAISER WE CAN DO?)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=WE CAN DO]


In the end, that wasn't needed.
In March, the school board voted to scrap the controversial configuration plan.
The issue however may resurface again in the future.
[SOT 16:48]
[IN Q=I don't feel it will]

((DR. SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I DON'T FEEL IT WILL COME THROUGH THE SCHOOL BOARD BECAUSE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WAS PRETTY DEFINITIVE IN THEIR LACK OF SUPPORT OF THAT ISSUE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=of that issue]


And because of that, the schools will most likely remain open for at least another year.
But budget cuts are on their way.
The Henry County school system projects it will lose at least 1.8 million dollars in local and state funding next year.
[SOT 13:07]
[IN Q=I'd say everything]

((DR. SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I'D SAY EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE AS FAR AS HOW WE CONDUCT SCHOOL.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=we conduct school]


That could mean reductions in staff and programs.
The school board will also look into cutting athletic programs at the middle school level, decreasing field trips, as well as eliminate the need for teacher aides.
But none of this will happen until the school system first conducts a public survey.
[SOT 14:26]
[IN Q=WHAT DO YOU HOPE ]

((DR. SHARON DODSON: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GET FROM THE SURVEY? SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY ON WHAT THE PRIORITIES ARE THAT THEY SEE FOR THE SCHOOL BUDGET.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=school budget]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=The survey is open]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SURVEY IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS IN HENRY COUNTY AND WILL GO HOME WITH STUDENTS IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. IT ASKS SPECIFIC QUESTIONS AND THE POTENTIAL SAVINGS OF A PARTICULAR CUT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of the questions basically asks residents whether they would support another reconfiguration plan in the future.

[11Lex-Church]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC59:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The long wait is almost over for parisioners at Lexington Presbyterian Church. Fire heavily damaged their church back in July of 2000.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

After rebuilding for nearly two and a half years, the church will hold services in the re-built sanctuary this Sunday.
Restoration officials say it has been a long process, but the finished product makes it all worthwhile.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 13:28:18]
[IN Q=It's going to be...]

((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; IT'S GOING TO BE SUCH A RELIEF TO BE BACK IN HERE. I JUST HOPE THAT A MAJORITY OF THE CONGREGATION WILL LOOK AROUND, THOSE WHO HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THE WORK WE'VE DONE HERE RECENTLY, AND WILL PRONOUNCE IT GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Parsons/Church Reconstruction Manager;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=PRONOUNCE IT GOOD.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :17+, generic interior/exterior]

Meanwhile the church will receive a temporary organ, on loan from a church in San Francisco. Workers will start moving the organ in on Monday. The church will use the organ for at least two and a half years while another organ designed for Lexington Presbyterian is built by a company in Massachusetts.
(------------)



[2Marketwatch]


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


In business news, stocks are already higher for the year. Of course, that's after just one day, but it was a strong performance.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning.]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Ed Crane, CBS Marketwatch.]

(((OC) GOOD MORNING.. INVESTORS GOT THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AND DID SO WITH GUSTO. (GR) THE DOW SHOT UP 265 POINTS AND WITH ADVANCERS BEATING DECLINERS BETTER THAN 2 TO 1, (GR) THE NASDAQ GAINED ALMOST 50. (OC) ONE CATALSYST FOR STOCKS, FRESH DATA SUGGESTING THE PACE OF MANUFACTURING TOOK A BIG JUMP IN DECEMBER. (GR) Disney investors certainly celebrated. The stock climbed after it was upgraded by Sanford Bernstein. The Wall Street firm says the company is beginning to deal with its major problems at ABC and its theme parks.DISNEY GAINING ABOUT A DOLLAR TODAY. (GR) But Restoration Hardware is starting 2003 off with a big slide, after the home furnishings chain, warned that its 4th-quarter numbers will come in short of analysts' expectations, due to weaker than expected holiday sales. THAT STOCK LOSING MORE THAN 30 PERCENT (GR) JP Morgan Chase closed ALMOST 6 PERCENT HIGHER after wrapping up some business in court. The bank says it's settled with 11 insurance companies, over contracts, that had guaranteed obligations of ENRON, to J.P. Morgan. One of those companies, Warren, New Jersey-based Chubb, says it will pay nearly 96-million dollars as part of the settlement. (OC) AND IF YOU DIDN'T GET AROUND TO RE-FINANCING THAT MORTAGE OR BUYING THAT HOUSE--CO OP OR CONDO LAST YEAR, THATS NOT NECESSAIRLY BAD...MORTGAGES RATES HAVE FALLEN AGAIN- (GR) THE 30 YEAR FIXED IS DOWN TO 5.85 PERCENT...15 YEAR LOANS ARE DOWN TO 5.24, ADJUSTABLE RATE LOANS ARE JUST ABOVE 4 percent. (OC) VOLUME STILL ANEMIC. JUST OVER A BILLION SHARES... BUT WITH ONE DAY ON THE BOOKS...THE DOW'S AHEAD 3 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR, THE NASDAQ 'S AHEAD ALMOST 4 PERCENT. (GR) MORE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS ROUND THE CLOCK AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM (OC) I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH, NY ))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[2Bush-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


As many Americans wait for those holiday bills to come rolling in, President Bush says he has an economic plan that'll be easy on the wallet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Crawford, TX;]


Bush told reporters at his Texas ranch yesterday that he plans to unveil his stimulus package next Tuesday at a speech in Chicago.
The plan is expected to speed up some tax cuts and give investors a break when they make money on corporate dividends.
Democrats have said the President's economic policies favor the rich.
But Bush will likely deny that charge.
(------------)


[Gephart]


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


He's leaving his job as House Democratic Leader, but Dick Gephardt is reportedly going after a much bigger one.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Associated Press has learned the Missouri Congressman is considering a run for President in 2004, and is forming an exploratory committee.
Gephardt ran for the White House in 19-88.
This time he joins a crowded Democratic field of candidates, including North Carolina Senator John Edwards who announced his intentions yesterday.
(------------)


[Weekend-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(Kimberly and Steve 2 shot to Steve Full)



(Steve ad-libs intro)



(///// SOT /////)
[INQ=Music]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OQ=be right back.]



(Tape tosses to bump)


[Trigger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=V10]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(///// SOT /////)

[Contest trigger]


[2Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Roanoke firefighters battled flames late last night at a warehouse with a history of hazardous materials.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The firefighters were called to the Evans Paint warehouse on Cleveland Avenue around 10:30.
Flames were already shooting through the roof when they got there.
Crews said the building was filled with pallets, most of which were on fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The pallets]

((AUDIE FERRIS/BATTALION CHIEF; THE PALLETS THEMSELVES AREN'T HAZARDOUS, BUT WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT ELSE IS STORED IN THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Audie Ferris/Battalion Chief;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=in the building.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 2000]


In 2000, The Environmental Protection Agency found 600 drums inside the building, some that contained hazardous materials.
Some had leaked and fluid solidified on the warehouse floor.
At the time, federal agents were cleaning up the site and trying to find the owners of the building.
[SUPER=04-January 2002]


A year ago, environmental experts found traces of cancer-causing P-C-B's in the soil around the building, but said the levels weren't high enough to cause any health problems.
(------------)



[2Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[****ANCHOR TAG*****]
Henry County school officials are getting the word out early this year. The system faces a budget shortfall of almost two million dollars, and major cuts are on the way.
That was the message at Thursday's school board budget work session.
Justin McLeod tells what the school system plans to do before the cuts are made.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 2001; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. Superintendent; 34]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SCREAMING AT 01-57 28:09-28:13))
Remember this?
Last year at this time, the Henry County school system was moving forward with a plan to consolidate and close several schools.
It was a decision that angered many.
[SOT 29:53 on TAPE 01-57]
[IN Q=Don't you care]

((STUDENT BITE: DON'T YOU CARE? ISN'T THERE A FUNDRAISER WE CAN DO?)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=WE CAN DO]


In the end, that wasn't needed.
In March, the school board voted to scrap the controversial configuration plan.
The issue however may resurface again in the future.
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((DR. SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I DON'T FEEL IT WILL COME THROUGH THE SCHOOL BOARD BECAUSE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WAS PRETTY DEFINITIVE IN THEIR LACK OF SUPPORT OF THAT ISSUE.)) [Runs10]
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And because of that, the schools will most likely remain open for at least another year.
But budget cuts are on their way.
The Henry County school system projects it will lose at least 1.8 million dollars in local and state funding next year.
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That could mean reductions in staff and programs.
The school board will also look into cutting athletic programs at the middle school level, decreasing field trips, as well as eliminate the need for teacher aides.
But none of this will happen until the school system first conducts a public survey.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SURVEY IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS IN HENRY COUNTY AND WILL GO HOME WITH STUDENTS IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. IT ASKS SPECIFIC QUESTIONS AND THE POTENTIAL SAVINGS OF A PARTICULAR CUT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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One of the questions basically asks residents whether they would support another reconfiguration plan in the future.

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Bedford area residents spoke loud and clear, and Richmond has responded. They'll soon be getting some of their D-M-V services back.
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Central Virginia lawmakers announced yesterday that Bedford will be the first locality in Virginia to get a license agent to provide some of the services they lost when the D-M-V closed.
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((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: I'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY CONSTITUENTS WRITE TO ME, E-MAIL ME, CALL ME ON THE PHONE AND SIGN PETITIONS ON ANY ISSUE THAT EVEN APPROACHED THE LEVEL OF CONCERN THAT'S BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE CLOSING OF THE D-M-V OFFICE IN BEDFORD.))
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The license agent will serve as a separate contractor and provide general services like vehicle registration and tag and decal renewals.
Officials hope to have one hired and trained within the next week or two.
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In business news, mortgage rates begin the new year heading even lower .. and stocks kick off the year with a bang.

Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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(((OC) GOOD MORNING.. INVESTORS GOT THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AND DID SO WITH GUSTO. (GR) THE DOW SHOT UP 265 POINTS AND WITH ADVANCERS BEATING DECLINERS BETTER THAN 2 TO 1, (GR) THE NASDAQ GAINED ALMOST 50. (OC) ONE CATALSYST FOR STOCKS, FRESH DATA SUGGESTING THE PACE OF MANUFACTURING TOOK A BIG JUMP IN DECEMBER. (GR) Disney investors certainly celebrated. The stock climbed after it was upgraded by Sanford Bernstein. The Wall Street firm says the company is beginning to deal with its major problems at ABC and its theme parks.DISNEY GAINING ABOUT A DOLLAR TODAY. (GR) But Restoration Hardware is starting 2003 off with a big slide, after the home furnishings chain, warned that its 4th-quarter numbers will come in short of analysts' expectations, due to weaker than expected holiday sales. THAT STOCK LOSING MORE THAN 30 PERCENT (GR) JP Morgan Chase closed ALMOST 6 PERCENT HIGHER after wrapping up some business in court. The bank says it's settled with 11 insurance companies, over contracts, that had guaranteed obligations of ENRON, to J.P. Morgan. One of those companies, Warren, New Jersey-based Chubb, says it will pay nearly 96-million dollars as part of the settlement. (OC) AND IF YOU DIDN'T GET AROUND TO RE-FINANCING THAT MORTAGE OR BUYING THAT HOUSE--CO OP OR CONDO LAST YEAR, THATS NOT NECESSAIRLY BAD...MORTGAGES RATES HAVE FALLEN AGAIN- (GR) THE 30 YEAR FIXED IS DOWN TO 5.85 PERCENT...15 YEAR LOANS ARE DOWN TO 5.24, ADJUSTABLE RATE LOANS ARE JUST ABOVE 4 percent. (OC) VOLUME STILL ANEMIC. JUST OVER A BILLION SHARES... BUT WITH ONE DAY ON THE BOOKS...THE DOW'S AHEAD 3 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR, THE NASDAQ 'S AHEAD ALMOST 4 PERCENT. (GR) MORE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS ROUND THE CLOCK AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM (OC) I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH, NY ))



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Here's what's making news today.
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A fire broke out at a Roanoke warehouse last night.
Firefighters saw flames shooting through the roof when they arrived at the Evans Paint warehouse on Cleveland Avenue around 10:30.
The warehouse has a history of having hazardous materials.
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Henry County school officials say the math doesn't add up.
They say major cuts to the school system need to be made because of a nearly two- million- dollar budget shortfall.


That means a controversial plan to consolidate or close schools may re- surface again.
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And Sunday services are back at the historic Lexington Presbyterian Church.
It took nearly two and half years to re- build the church after a major fire in July of 2000.
This Sunday, parishioners will be able to return to the sanctuary.
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