[VOB-Civic-Center]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-51 1:20:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke Civic Center says it's a business issue. The facility wants to sell alcohol at more events to lure additional concerts and money to Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

But opponents say it would only lure more problems. Last night-- a crowd of more than 200- gathered at Hollins Road Baptist Church to discuss the issue. Opponents say the city is putting money ahead of moral values and plan to fight the civic center's request for a new A-B-C license when a hearing is held February 20th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:59:34]
[IN Q=It's time ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Juan Barr; ]

((IT'S TIME THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT AND SAY WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG. and then applause.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= what's wrong. and then applause. ]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A representative from the Civic Center was on hand to answer questions. Chip Snead explained that the facility currently sells beer at professional sporting events-- but would like to sell beer and wine at other events to remain competitive.
(///sot//)
[sot 20:57:10]
[in q= The concert business ]
[super=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director; ]

((THE CONCERT BUSINESS IS THE KEY ISSUE, AND WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY CONSIDER HAVING ALCOHOL AT AN ALLEN JACKSON CONCERT, AT A DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN CONCERT POSSIBLY A CHER OR ELTON JOHN CONCERT.))
[runs=17]
[out q= john concert. ]
(------)

[vo-nat] Snead says the civic center is NOT interested in selling alcohol at children's events-- or concerts where most of the crowd is under the age of 21.
(------------)






[Franklin-DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:10:40]
[GRAPHIC=DMV]


Rocky Mount's DMV reopens March 20th ... but motorists don't have to wait until then to get some basic services.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


A temporary office is now open on Route 40, south of town.
It does just about anything the D-M-V does EXCEPT issue licenses.
Meanwhile, the Rocky Mount D-M-V office is empty.
The D-M-V is still looking for a place for its Driver's License Travel Team, which got booted from the Armory because the National Guard needed it.
Officials say that even though they're paying rent on the vacant D-M-V building, it's not ready to serve customers until it reopens on March 20th.
(------------)



[11Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:39:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Whether you head to the DMV or anywhere else, you have probably noticed that gas prices have risen sharply in recent weeks. Most people are reminded any time they go the the pump, but as Business Reporter Rachel Cannon reports, anyone who has to run a fleet sees it even more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS pumpng gas]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Carroll/Roanoke Co. Schools Vehicle Maint. Coord.; :13 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :48]
[SUPER=01-Kristie Hale/Gas Customer; :58]
[SUPER=@rachel1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.]

((NATS 00:29:36 'BUS GUY PULLING OFF NOZZLE" If you think filling your tank costly, try this on for size. Roanoke County Schools has to keep a fleet of 187 vehicles from running on empty.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:16:39]
[IN Q=IT'S GOING]

((DANNY CARROLL/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS VEHICLE MAINT. COORD.; IT'S GOING TO IMPACT OUR BUDGET PRETTY HEAVILY THIS YEAR. ))

[OUT Q=THIS YEAR.]

Carroll says he has seen a jump of about 14-cents per gallon. The school system buys fuel straight from vendors and doesn't pay federal and state taxes. Still, prices are fluctuating due to supply and the possibility of war with Iraq. The lesson for them, conservation counts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:22:08]
[IN Q=WE'RE REDUCING]

((WE'RE REDUCING OUR WARM UP TIME THAT THE BUSES ARE THERE AND WARMING UP BEFORE THEIR ROUTES WE'RE REDUCING IDLE TIME IN BETWEEN RUNS AT SCHOOLS AND THINGS LIKE THAT SO THOSE LITTLE THINGS DO ADD UP. ))
[OUT Q=ADD.]

On a smaller scale, consumers like Kristie Hale are doing what they can to lessen the burden. She only spends about ten bucks at the pump each visit and now goes for a lower grade.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:35:39]
[IN Q=I USUALLY]

((KRISTIE HALE/GAS CUSTOMER; I USUALLY GET 89 BUT SO I'LL CUT BACK AND USE THE 87 JUST TO GET MORE IN AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL LAST A LITTLE BIT LONGER.))
[OUT Q=LONGER.]

00:25:45 "THE FUEL TANK IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE." Working with a specific amount for fuel, Carroll already knows the rising costs will put the school system in a budget deficit. He says the busses will guzzle up to 250-thousand gallons of gas this school year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:17:17]
[IN Q=we will ]

((WE WILL BE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL BOARD I'M SURE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND ASKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THAT CATEGORY.))
[OUT Q=CATEGORY.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=ANOTHER POSSIBILITY]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; ANOTHER POSSIBILITY ACCORDING TO CARROLL IS THAT SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS COULD BE SCRUTINIZED MORE CLOSELY IF GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY. RACHEL CANNON NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[OUT Q=ROANOKE.]))



[11Allen-Morrison]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:39:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg's Allen-Morrison plant is about to begin a new life .. the latest chapter in a long story.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 1999;]


The former sign company went bankrupt six years ago, and the E-P-A was forced to come in and remove barrels of dangerous chemicals from the property.
Now the city of Lynchburg is ready to seize the 17-acre site in lieu of back taxes.
Possible uses for the property would include athletic fields, extra parking for City Stadium and a recreational facility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:44:23]
[IN Q=Again, it's just]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: AGAIN, IT'S JUST BEEN SOME CONCEPTS THROWN AROUND, REALLY NOTHING FIRMLY DEVELOPED. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME PLANNING AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME RESOURCES, AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE THE CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=be the challenge.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


City council will decide later today whether to condemn the property.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, stocks are up and oil prices are down .. at least for the week so far.
Alexis Christoforous has that and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Once again]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((ONCE AGAIN GEOPOLTICAL NEWS SET THE TONE ON WALL STREET.
STOCKS RALLIED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE DAYS AFTER Iraq approved the use of spy planes for U.N. weapons inspections, easing the threat of a U.S. attack AGAINST THE OIL EXPORTER. THAT NEWS ALSO SENT Crude OIL futures back under $35 a barrel.
HERE'S HOW THE MAJOR INDEXES ENDED THE DAY.

(gr)

THE DOW CLIMBED 55 POINTS TO 7920

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED 14 POINTS.

(oc)

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan IS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY WHEN HE TESTIFY BEFORE THE BANKING COMITTEES ON CAPITOL HILL ABOUT THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. BUT THE MAIN EVENT FOR THE MARKETS WILL COMEFRIDAY.. WHEN CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX ISSUES HIS LATEST REPORT ON IRAQ.

(gr)

ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST... AMR, THE PARENT COMPANY OF AMERICAN AIRLINES ....Moody's Investors Service cut its ratings for AMR deeper into junk status. THE world's largest airline asked unions and other workers for $1.8 billion in annual cost cuts to avoid possible bankruptcy.

(oc)

California's bond rating was cut by Moody's Investors Service. THAT'S because of the state's struggle to close a record $34.6 billion budget deficit.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC1:51:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The old Norfolk and Western station should be back in business within a year, but this time, it's a much different kind of business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Major renovations are now under way to prepare the space for the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the O. Winston Link Museum.
Built in 1905, the structure was redesigned by Raymond Loewy (LOH-ee) in the late 40s, and the latest work is true to his vision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:25:05]
[IN Q=We're delighted with the space]

((KENT CHRISMAN/HISTORY MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE'RE DELIGHTED WITH THE SPACE WE'RE IN RIGHT HERE IN THE LOBBY. I THINK IT'S EXCITING TO SEE THE REALLY SOARING CEILINGS THAT YOU HAVE AND THE CURVED WALLS AS LOEWY INTENDED THEM IN 1947 WHEN HE DESIGNED THE STRUCTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Chrisman/History Museum Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=when he designed the structure.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Center in the Square has raised most of the money needed for construction, but the History Museum of Western Virginia will soon launch a public campaign to finance exhibits and other expenses.
(------------)



[11Mann]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse/ejo]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC01:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Use a banana the wrong way, and it could put you in prison. It's helped send a Lynchburg man behind bars for 18 months.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Patrick Mann says he was trying to finance a crack cocaine addiction
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July]

when he robbed a 7-11 store by pretending a banana in his pocket was a gun.
He made off with about ten dollars.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Earlier Mann had broken into another shop where he had worked- He stole about 44 dollars there and caused about 650 dollars in damage to a cash register.
His sentence includes time for both crimes.

[2VOB-Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-51 1:20:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke Civic Center already sells beer at some events. Now it wants to sell alcohol at more of them, in hopes of bringing additional concerts and money to Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

But opponents say it would only bring more problems. Last night-- a crowd of more than 200- gathered at Hollins Road Baptist Church to discuss the issue. Opponents say the city is putting money ahead of moral values and plan to fight the civic center's request for a new A-B-C license when a hearing is held February 20th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:59:34]
[IN Q=It's time ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Juan Barr; ]

((IT'S TIME THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT AND SAY WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG. and then applause.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= what's wrong. and then applause. ]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A representative from the Civic Center was on hand to answer questions. Chip Snead explained that the facility currently sells beer at professional sporting events-- but would like to sell beer and wine at other events to remain competitive.
(///sot//)
[sot 20:57:10]
[in q= The concert business ]
[super=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director; ]

((THE CONCERT BUSINESS IS THE KEY ISSUE, AND WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY CONSIDER HAVING ALCOHOL AT AN ALLEN JACKSON CONCERT, AT A DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN CONCERT POSSIBLY A CHER OR ELTON JOHN CONCERT.))
[runs=17]
[out q= john concert. ]
(------)

[vo-nat] Snead says the civic center is NOT interested in selling alcohol at children's events-- or concerts where most of the crowd is under the age of 21.
(------------)






[Hassell]


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


A historic ceremony is scheduled in Richmond later today, when Leroy Rountree Hassell Senior is sworn in as Virginia's Chief Justice. Hassell is the first black Chief Justice of a court that traces its roots back to the Jamestown Settlement more than 400 years ago.


[2-11Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:30:33]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


Investigators in Grayson County say they're still following leads, but the chances of finding a five year old boy alive appear slimmer every day. It's now been a more than month since he was last seen.
(------------)

Logan Nathaniel Bowman has been missing since January Eighth.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

But, his mother Cynthia Davis didn't REPORT him missing until the 26th, the same day she brought domestic assault charges against her live-in boyfriend Dennis (Skim-er-horn) Schemerhorn. Both are now facing child endangerment charges. They appeared in court yesterday for a preliminary hearing, but it was continued until March Third.
(------------)





[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


The Bush administration is facing a battle, not only with Saddam Hussein, but with key allies.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Russia and China are now siding with Germany, France and Belgium.
They all are making it clear that they're against invading Iraq, at least for now.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We need]

((GUY VERHOFSTADT/BELGIUM'S PRIME MINISTER: WE NEED MORE TIME AND EFFORTS OF THE INSPECTORS. ))
[SUPER=01-Guy Verhofstadt/Belgium's Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=of the inspectors]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Weapons inspectors agree.
After a weekend of meetings in Baghdad, the U-N's nuclear chief says Iraq is starting to cooperate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If it takes]

((MOHAMED EL-BARADEI/CHIEF U. N. NUCLEAR WEAPONS INSPECTOR:IF IT TAKES US A FEW ADDITIONAL WEEKS AND WE CAN AVOID A WAR THEN IT IS TIME WELL SPENT ))
[SUPER=01-Mohamed El-Baradei/Chief U. N. Nuclear Weapons Inspector;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=well spent.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, Pope John Paul is also continuing his plea for peace.
His envoy will meet with Saddam Hussein in the coming days, in hopes of convincing the dictator to cooperate with the rest of the world, and avoid a war.
(------------)



[2Marketwatch]


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


In business news, stocks begin on a higher note, at least for the week so far. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Once again]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((ONCE AGAIN GEOPOLTICAL NEWS SET THE TONE ON WALL STREET.
STOCKS RALLIED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE DAYS AFTER Iraq approved the use of spy planes for U.N. weapons inspections, easing the threat of a U.S. attack AGAINST THE OIL EXPORTER. THAT NEWS ALSO SENT Crude OIL futures back under $35 a barrel.
HERE'S HOW THE MAJOR INDEXES ENDED THE DAY.

(gr)

THE DOW CLIMBED 55 POINTS TO 7920

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED 14 POINTS.

(oc)

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan IS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY WHEN HE TESTIFY BEFORE THE BANKING COMITTEES ON CAPITOL HILL ABOUT THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. BUT THE MAIN EVENT FOR THE MARKETS WILL COMEFRIDAY.. WHEN CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX ISSUES HIS LATEST REPORT ON IRAQ.

(gr)

ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST... AMR, THE PARENT COMPANY OF AMERICAN AIRLINES ....Moody's Investors Service cut its ratings for AMR deeper into junk status. THE world's largest airline asked unions and other workers for $1.8 billion in annual cost cuts to avoid possible bankruptcy.

(oc)

California's bond rating was cut by Moody's Investors Service. THAT'S because of the state's struggle to close a record $34.6 billion budget deficit.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Trigger]

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

[CONTEST TRIGGER]

[11Gosnold]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC07:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Archaeologists working at Jamestown think they have made a very important find .. what may be the remains of Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamestown/2000]


He was one of the driving forces behind the first permanent English settlement in America, though he only survived a few months in the New World.
In December, researchers found the skeleton of a high-ranking male colonist buried inside the historic fort at Jamestown.
Researchers say the skeleton is in ``remarkable'' condition and that D-N-A tests will be performed to try and verify the identity.
(------------)




[Dell-Dude]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Dude, you're NOT going to jail.
Benjamin Curtis, the actor who plays the Dell Computer "dude" in T-V commercials was arrested Sunday night when police caught him buying a small bag of marijuana.
But a judge says the misdemeanor drug possession charge will be thrown out of Curtis stays out of trouble for the next year.
Curtis has become a cult figure for his catch line, ``Dude, yer gettin' a Dell!'' [Winner]
(///// SOT //////)
[SUPER=45-Steve Cowling/Roanoke;]

[Steve announces winner]

[3VOB-Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-51 1:20:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke Civic Center says it's a business issue .. the ability to sell alcohol at more events. Officials say that could bring more concerts, and revenue to the Star City.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

But opponents say it would only bring more problems. Last night-- a crowd of more than 200- gathered at Hollins Road Baptist Church to discuss the issue. Opponents say the city is putting money ahead of moral values and plan to fight the civic center's request for a new A-B-C license when a hearing is held February 20th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:59:34]
[IN Q=It's time ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Juan Barr; ]

((IT'S TIME THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT AND SAY WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG. and then applause.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= what's wrong. and then applause. ]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A representative from the Civic Center was on hand to answer questions. Chip Snead explained that the facility currently sells beer at professional sporting events-- but would like to sell beer and wine at other events to remain competitive.
(///sot//)
[sot 20:57:10]
[in q= The concert business ]
[super=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director; ]

((THE CONCERT BUSINESS IS THE KEY ISSUE, AND WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY CONSIDER HAVING ALCOHOL AT AN ALLEN JACKSON CONCERT, AT A DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN CONCERT POSSIBLY A CHER OR ELTON JOHN CONCERT.))
[runs=17]
[out q= john concert. ]
(------)

[vo-nat] Snead says the civic center is NOT interested in selling alcohol at children's events-- or concerts where most of the crowd is under the age of 21.
(------------)






[2Hassell]


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


Virginia's Supreme Court can trace its roots back more than 400 years, to the founding of the Jamestown Settlement, but today, it makes another first. Leroy Rountree Hassell Senior will be sworn in as Virginia's first African-American Chief Justice. He was educated at Harvard and will become Virginia's 24th Chief Justice.




[2Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


President Bush is accusing Saddam Hussein of "trying to stall for time" after Iraq offered to allow U-2 spy planes over the country.
Meanwhile, the White House is finding less support for a war against Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Russia and China are now siding with Germany, France and Belgium.
They all are making it clear that they're against invading Iraq, at least for now.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We need]

((GUY VERHOFSTADT/BELGIUM'S PRIME MINISTER: WE NEED MORE TIME AND EFFORTS OF THE INSPECTORS. ))
[SUPER=01-Guy Verhofstadt/Belgium's Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=of the inspectors]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Weapons inspectors agree.
After a weekend of meetings in Baghdad, the U-N's nuclear chief says Iraq is starting to cooperate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If it takes]

((MOHAMED EL-BARADEI/CHIEF U. N. NUCLEAR WEAPONS INSPECTOR:IF IT TAKES US A FEW ADDITIONAL WEEKS AND WE CAN AVOID A WAR THEN IT IS TIME WELL SPENT ))
[SUPER=01-Mohamed El-Baradei/Chief U. N. Nuclear Weapons Inspector;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=well spent.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, Pope John Paul is also continuing his plea for peace.
His envoy will meet with Saddam Hussein in the coming days, in hopes of convincing the dictator to cooperate with the rest of the world, and avoid a war.
(------------)



[Middle-East]


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


As the much of the world braces for possible terror attacks, Israel is locking its borders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


The Jewish state has put a total closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
It's also banned all Palestinians from entering.
The move comes amid warnings of terrorist attacks.
Such total closures are rare, even though Israel has often limited access for Palestinians during more than two years of violence.
(------------)


[11Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:30:33]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


Back in our region, investigators in Grayson County say they're still following leads, but the chances of finding a missing five year old boy alive appear slimmer every day.
(------------)

Logan Nathaniel Bowman has been missing since January Eighth.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

But, his mother Cynthia Davis didn't REPORT him missing until the 26th, the same day she brought domestic assault charges against her live-in boyfriend Dennis (Skim-er-horn) Schemerhorn. Both are now facing child endangerment charges. They appeared in court yesterday for a preliminary hearing, but it was continued until March Third.
(------------)





[2Franklin-DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:10:40]
[GRAPHIC=DMV]


Rocky Mount's DMV reopens March 20th ... but until then, many Franklin County residents don't have to wait to get many basic services close to home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


A temporary office is now open on Route 40, south of town.
It does just about anything the D-M-V does EXCEPT issue licenses.
Meanwhile, the Rocky Mount D-M-V office is empty.
The D-M-V is still looking for a place for its Driver's License Travel Team, which got booted from the Armory because the National Guard needed it.
Officials say that even though they're paying rent on the vacant D-M-V building, it's not ready to serve customers until it reopens on March 20th.
(------------)



[2-11Mann]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse/ejo]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC01:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He pointed the banana, then he split. But the holdup has landed a Lynchburg man in prison for 18 months.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Patrick Mann says he was trying to finance a crack cocaine addiction
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July]

when he robbed a 7-11 store by pretending a banana in his pocket was a gun.
He made off with about ten dollars.
(------------)



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


Here's what's making news today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Roanoke Civic Center wants to sell alcohol at more of its events, but not everyone is saying "cheers."
Opponents say more booze would ony bring more problems.
Last night, more than 200 people gathered at Hollins Road Baptist Church to discuss the issue.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Hopes are dimming that a missing five- year- old Grayson County boy will be found safe.
Investigators say they're still pursuing leads.
Logan Nathaniel Bowman has been missing since January eighth.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Russia and China are now siding with Germany, France and Belgium, saying that don't want to invade Iraq, at least not now.
Meanwhile, Pope John Paul's peace envoy is meeting with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad this week.
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