[6-Roanoke-Jobs]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:29:07]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

Governor Mark Warner will announce new jobs in Roanoke City and County at two press conferences today.
The news involves two different companies, 4-hundred new jobs and a 30-million dollar investment in the region. Local economic development officials say it'll be a turning point in our struggling economy.
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[SOT 16:49:11]
[IN Q=right now]

((PHIL SPARKS/RKE VALLEY ECONOMIC DEV. PARTNERSHIP; RIGHT NOW, I'LL TELL YOU IN JANUARY WE HAD MORE PROSPECT VISITS THEN ANY TIME SINCE JANUARY 1994 WHEN WE WERE COMING OUT OF THE RECESSION AND WE THINK THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Sparks/Economic Development Partnership;]
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[OUT Q=THINK THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

A state source says Vidette Group is opening in the City of Roanoke, and that the technology sales firm will hire up to one-hundred people within five months. The announcement for the County is expected to provide three-hundred manufacturing jobs. More details on the companies and jobs will be released later today.

[VOB-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC 25:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke Civic Center officials will make their case before the department of alcoholic beverage control tomorrow morning. The facility is permitted to sell beer at professional sporting events, but is seeking permission to sell alcohol at concerts and other entertainment events to compete with other civic centers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But there's been so much opposition that the location of the hearing may change. Yesterday, the majority of Roanoke City Council agreed to ask the A-B-C board to move the hearing to a new location to accommodate the hundreds who're expected to attend. Opponents argue expanded alcohol sales would hurt the civic center atmosphere.. while supporters say it would be good for business.
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[sot 01:17:50 01:16:54]
[in q=The opportunity will ]

((BETH DOWDY: THE OPPORTUNITY WILL NOT ONLY CREATE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, BETWEEN THE SALEM AND ROANOKE CIVIC CENTERS BUT ALSO LEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD AMONG ROANOKE BUT ALSO DC, RICHMOND AND GREENSBORO. )) ((AL BEDROSIAN: I THINK THIS IS A GOOD THING THAT'S HAPPENED THOUGH, BECAUSE IT'S WOKEN UP A SLEEPING GIANT AND THAT'S THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY THAT SAYS NO MORE OF THIS. ))
[super=01-Beth Dowdy/Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce;]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Opponent; :00]
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[out q=more of this. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The city manager says council does NOT have the authority to request the hearing be moved, but nevertheless a request will be made .
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[11King-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC16:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The bridge linking Gainsboro with downtown Roanoke will become a memorial to Martin Luther King Junior. Yesterday, Roanoke City Council voted to rename the First Street Bridge in honor of the civil rights leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Previous efforts to create a memorial to King have been derailed by controversy, and there was some criticism yesterday.
But WITH the bridge slated for renovation, council members were unanimous in their support for the proposal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I see no better place]

((REV. EDWARD MITCHELL: AND I SEE NO BETTER PLACE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BRIDGING THE GAP. THAT'S WHAT DR. KING DID. HE BRIDGED GAPS BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE. WE'RE HERE TODAY, ASKING YOU TO BRIDGE THAT GAP.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Edward Mitchell/Southern Christian Leadership Conference; :05]
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[OUT Q=bridge that gap.]
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[VO-NAT]


The future of another Roanoke landmark was also on council's agenda.
The Fairacres Property in south Roanoke is up for sale, and The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation asked council to recognize its architectural and historic significance.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Council members said they support efforts to preserve the historic home, but tabled the issue until they hear from the Council of Garden Clubs, which owns the property.

[11Peace-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC 42:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It was a busy evening for Roanoke City council on another front.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

About a half dozen folks spoke before council hoping to convince members to take a stand AGAINST a possible war with Iraq. Those who spoke urged council to approve a resolution asking the President and Congress to work with the U-N. Council listened to the speakers but did not take any action.
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[Iraq]


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


The U-S and Britain are getting ready to introduce a U-N resolution authorizing military force against Iraq.
But the biggest battle may be getting reluctant members of the Security Council to support it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yesterday;]


The U-N is in its second day of what's been called an anti- war talk-a-thon.
Dozens of non-member nations are being allowed to express their views, with most opposing military force.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe]

((DUMISANI KUMALO/SOUTH AFRICA'S U. N. AMBASSADOR: WE BELIEVE THAT RESORTING TO WAR, WITHOUT EXHAUSTING ALL OTHER OPTIONS, REPRESENTS AN ADMISSION OF FAILURE BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL. ))
[SUPER=01-Dumisani Kumalo/South Africa's U. N. Ambassador;]
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[OUT Q=by the Security Council]
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[VO-NAT]


Around the world, President Bush has lost much of his popularity.
Some Europeans compare him to a Texas cowboy, saying he's too quick to fight.
But Bush is ready to take on the role of the Lone Ranger if necessary in the showdown with Saddam Hussein.
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[Terror-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Terror alert]


The U-S government has some tips on ways to protect yourself against terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will unveil the "Ready Campaign" today.
Families will be encouraged to develop a communications plan, so they can reach each other during an emergency.
They'll also be urged to make a supply kit with flashlights, batteries, water, and other necessities.
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[11Stabbing-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A friend's discovery turns into a murder investigation.
Roanoke police say a man was going to visit a friend's apartment on Hunt Avenue around 6 last night.
That's when he found 44 year old Douglas Wayne Washington stabbed to death inside.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
Police ask anyone with information to call crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Bargain hunting extended Wall Street's rally to a second day.
That lifted stocks to their highest level in two weeks.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=I'm Jean Lee, CBS Marketwatch, NY.]

((THE MARKETS will look toward some economic reports for guidance, after. Investors bought up stocks on Tuesday, sending
ESS=DOW

the Dow higher by 132 points while the
ESS=nasdaq

Nasdaq gained 36.
Wall street will be listening for the latest on housing starts as well as the producer price index, which is a key gauge of inflation.
The Securities and Exchange commission now has a new chief. William Donaldson, a former investment banker with deep ties to Wall Street, was officially sworn in on Tuesday.

ESS=WMT

Stocks to watch include Waste Management. The company announced an increase in its 4th quarter earnings and revenue, but investors are cautious, after it also warned that it may not meet its full-year earnings numbers.

ESS=aol

AOL Time Warner chosen a new Chief of Television. CNN executive Phil Kent will run the company's Turner Broadcasting division, which includes the CNN, TNT and TBS networks.

ESS=cmgi,over

And Internet search company Overture may see some action, after it announced it will buy the internet portal Alta Vista, from its current parent, CMGI, for 140 dollars.
You can find all the latest market action at our website, CBS.MW.com. I'M JL, CBS MW IN NY.))



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[Missing-Woman]


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


Police said they were interested in finding something "specific" after searching the Modesto, California home of Scott and Laci Petersen last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA;]


Laci Petersen is the 27- year- old pregnant woman who's been missing since Christmas Eve.
The baby was due this month.
Police removed more than 40 bags of evidence from the Petersen home, which has been searched before during the investigation.
They plan to continue their search today.
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[Middle-East]


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


Israel says the purpose of its latest incursion in the Gaza Strip is to fight terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City, Gaza Strip;]


Despite tentative cease- fire talks by both sides, Israeli soldiers have killed at least seven Palestinians during lightening raids.
The operation was part of a crackdown on Islamic militants after the group Hamas killed four soldiers over the weekend.
Witnesses say more Palestinians were killed when two workshops were blown up just north of Gaza City.
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[11XGR-plates]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC29:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A specialty anti-abortion license plate may be hitting the roads of Virginia soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, the Senate passed a bill to create a tag that reads "Choose Life."
Senators rejected an amendment by a Roanoke lawmaker to replace those words with the less controversial phrase "Support Adoption."
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[SOT 12:40:36]
[IN Q=WE'RE TREADING ON]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARD/D-ROANOKE: WE'RE TREADING ON DIFFICULT AND, I THINK, VERY THIN ICE WHEN WE START GETTING INVOLVED IN THE WHOLE QUESTION OF TURNING OUR LICENSE PLATES INTO BUMPER STICKERS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke]
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[OUT Q=INTO BUMPER STICKERS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eight other states have approved similar plates.
A South Carolina judge recently ruled that anti-abortion tags are unconstitutional.
Governor Mark Warner has NOT said whether he will veto the measure.
But Warner says he is concerned with using state-issued license plates to advance political viewpoints.
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[6-Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC17:07]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The Roanoke Rescue Mission says the number of people needing shelter or assistance is up 28-percent from last year.


And the winter weather is only making things worse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In fact, all of the Rescue Mission's beds were filled Monday night, so some people had to sleep on mats on the floor.
That's why the mission says it needs the public's help to build an additional facility.
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[SOT 1:38:35]
[IN Q=We have a whole in the ground]

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION; WE HAVE A HOLE IN THE GROUND ACROSS THE STREET WHICH WOULD ENABLE US TO HAVE 130 MORE BEDS AND IT SURE WOULD BE A SHAME FOR NEXT WINTER TO HAVE THIS SAME STORY WITH PEOPLE IN THE FLOOR BECAUSE WE COULD NOT BUILD THAT BUILDING))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission]
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[OUT Q=couldn't build that building]
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[VO-NAT]


The Rescue Mission says it wants to continue to help people like Charles Oberdorfer. He suffered frostbite while living in his car for 16 days.
He says because of the shelter's health care center he was able to get treatment and has only minor nerve damage.
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[SOT 1:45:03]
[IN Q=I can only imagine it was probably]

((CHARLES OBERDORFER; I CAN ONLY IMAGINE IT WAS PROBABLY IN THE TEENS AT TIMES. IT WAS COLD))
[SUPER=07-Charles Oberdorfer]
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[OUT Q=it was cold]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Rescue Mission says any donations from the public would be helpful, most importantly winter clothing and over-the-counter cold and flu medications.
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[6-XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:23:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A midnight deadline has passed for Virginia House and Senate budget negotiators to come up with a compromise budget.
Talks ended late last night after negotiators....

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

said they reached a tentative agreement on a pay raise for school teachers.
They had already agreed to give state workers a two percent pay increase.
Now that raise will also apply to teachers.
But HOW the state will pay for it remains in question.
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[SOT 13:44:53]
[IN Q=THE BUDGET IS STRETCHED]

((SEN. WALTER STOSCH/BUDGET NEGOTIATOR: THE BUDGET IS STRETCHED SO THINLY THAT WE'RE JUST STRUGGLING TO FIND A WAY OF PAYING FOR IT BUT WE WILL, I BELIEVE, IN THE END, DO SO.)) ((DEL. VIC THOMAS/BUDGET NEGOTIATOR: IT WOULD BE AWFUL NICE TO GIVE A RAISE, A TWO PERCENT RAISE. THAT'S NOT MUCH BUT MAYBE IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Walter Stosch/(R) Glen Allen; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vic Thomas/(D) Roanoke; :09]
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[OUT Q=IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the pay agreement remains intact, it would be the first time in three years that the state has given teachers a pay increase.
Negotiators have also agreed to restore D-M-V service on Wednesdays.
AND budget conferees are expected to restore money for meat and poultry inspections and local litter control programs.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

Despite the missed deadline, plenty of time remains to reach a budget agreement and present it to the full House and Senate in time for approval by Saturday's scheduled adjournment.

[11Downtown-Power]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC03:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Electrical problems closed several blocks of downtown Roanoke last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters were called around 8:15 when some workers at Frankie Rowlands restaurant noticed smoke in the area.
There was no fire, but an underground piece of electrical equipment on Campbell Avenue failed- creating arcs of electricity.
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[SOT 13:51:49]
[IN Q=We don't really have]

((AUDIE FERRIS/BATTALION CHIEF; WE DON'T REALLY HAVE ACTUAL FIRE EXCEPT WHEN IT ARCS. IT'S NOT A CONSTANT ARC. IT'S COMING AND GOING, BUT EVERY TIME IT ARCS, YOU CAN FEEL IT UNDERGROUND AND YOU CAN FEEL THE GROUND SHAKE.))
[SUPER=01-Audie Ferris/Battalion Chief;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=feel the ground shake.]
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[VO-NAT]


American Electric Power crews worked on the problem. Roanoke dispatch says it has been fixed.
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[11XGR-81]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:42:48]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81]


You may soon see some new speed limit signs on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Both the House of Delegates and state Senate have approved a bill to post lower speed limits on hazardous sections of Virginia's highways.
The legislation will also increase the fines for speeding in those stretches.
Opponents of the measure say it is unnecessary.
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[SOT 12:30:48]
[IN Q=THIS IS A BILL WHICH I CALL]

((DELEGATE LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THIS IS A BILL WHICH I CALL SIGNS AND FINES. BECAUSE THAT'S REALLY ALL IT DOES. IT PUTS UP SOME SIGNS AND THEN IF YOU DON'T OBEY THE SIGNS, YOU GOT FINES.)) ((DELEGATE CHIP WOODRUM/R-ROANOKE: I BELIEVE THIS IS FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC. IT'S A SAFETY BILL AND IT'S NOT JUST A NICE LITTLE BILL BUT I THINK ITS GOING TO SAVE LIVES AND THAT'S OUR PURPOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :09]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=THAT'S OUR PURPOSE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke Senator John Edwards introduced the bill.
It will require a public hearing before any road can be designated a highway safety corridor.
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