[11Missing-Boy]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC53:24]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
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The search for a missing 5 year old boy in Halifax County has ended. The body of DeAndre Barksdale was discovered in the woods less than two miles from his grandparents home where he'd been visiting for the holidays.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=The second full]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Allam/Search Organizer; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :39]
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[SUPER=01-Cassandra Barksdale/DeAndre's Aunt; 1:02]
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(( The second full day of the search for DeAndre Barksdale began with optimism and more than 150 volunteers ready to hit the woods again in search of the five-year-old boy.
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((BOB ALLAM/SEARCH ORGANIZER: WE'RE PLANNING TO BE HERE UNTIL WE FIND HIM OR UNTIL WE'RE TOLD THAT THEY DON'T WANT US HERE ANYMORE.))
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[OUT Q=here anymore.]
[natsot 11:38:26]

((I'D LIKE TO GET US.. IT LOOKS LIKE THE STREAM CROSSES THE ROAD THERE..))
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As organizers deployed searchers in a two-square mile radius around the home, they also began the difficult task of searching nearby ponds and wells.
A four-person dive team from Halifax County had barely spent fifteen minutes in the murky waters of this pond when they were told they could stop.
[SOT 14:37:49]

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX COUNTY SHERIFF: AT APPROXIMATELY ONE-FIFTEEN, THE BODY OF DEANDRE BARKSDALE WAS FOUND..))
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[OUT Q=was found.]


Sheriff Oakes says DeAndre's body was found in pretty rough terrain about a mile and a half from where he was last seen.
Oakes say it's apparent the boy died of exposure but isn't sure how long he'd been dead.
The discovery brings to an end what has been a physically and mentally exhausting search for everyone involved.
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((CASSANDRA BARKSDALE/AUNT; ALL OF THE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS, PEOPLE CAME FROM ALL OVER THE STATE, CERTAINLY INDEBTED TO THESE PEOPLE AND CERTAINLY PROVED TO US THAT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH A GOOD HEART.))
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[OUT Q=A GOOD HEART.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Halifax County. ))


[Hamlar-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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He helped end segregation at Roanoke's lunch counters, movie theaters, and hospitals at a time when other cities experienced riots and violence.
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Civic leader and funeral home director Lawrence Hamlar died on Wednesday.
Hamlar was a member of a bi-racial committee in the 1960s that helped integrate Roanoke.
He was also an advocate of higher education who established funds at Roanoke College and Virginia Western Community College to help minority students.
Lawrence Hamlar was 82.
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[Terror-Flights]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Terror Alert High]
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No word on what the specific threat was, but security concerns have led to the cancellation or delay of several British Airways flights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


A flight headed from Washington Dulles International Airport to London took more than three hours to get off the ground last night.
Authorities re- screened all passengers before the plane took off.
That followed similar security concerns on New Year's Eve.
When British Airways Flight 223 landed at Dulles, 247 passengers had to wait nearly four hours before they could get off the plane.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We were told]

((CAROLYN LITWICK/FLIGHT 223 PASSENGER: WE WERE TOLD WE WERENT ALLOWED TO LEAVE OUR SEATS AND TO KEEP OUR PASSPORTS IN OUR HANDS. )) ((DEBBIE WEIERMAN/F.B.I. SPOKESPERSON:WE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT SOME OF THE NAMES ON THE MANIFEST FOR THAT FLIGHT APPEARED TO BE IDENTICAL TO SOME NAMES ON A TERROR DATABASE. ))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Litwick/Flight 223 Passenger;]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Weierman/F. B. I. Spokesperson; :06]
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[OUT Q=names on a terror database.]
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[VO-NAT]


After the F-B-I interviewed those passengers, they had no further security concerns.
But with intense scrutiny on international flights, officials say to expect more travel disruptions.
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[11Tappahannock]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Terror Alert High]
[ENG#=4]


The FBI is reportedly investigating a link between terrorism and a tiny Virginia town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tappahannock/File Tape]


The Richmond Times Dispatch says the FBI is investigating a person in Tappahannock (TAP-uh-HAN-ick) for possible ties to terrorist organizations.
The newspaper says the person under investigation is considered a possible source of financing and other assistance for terrorist groups.
It said its sources did NOT identify the person by name or nationality.
The report says the town about 45 mile northeast of Richmond is NOT considered a target for a terrorist attack.
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[11DanChem]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
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[GRAPHIC=DanChem Strike]


About 70 employees of a Danville company spent New Year's Day walking the picket line.
Workers at DanChem (Dan-KIM) Technologies went on strike after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract.
The union members walked out in a dispute over health insurance, overtime and a proposed wage freeze.
A company spokesman says they made a fair proposal and that a strike would be unfortunate.
DanChem (Dan-KIM) makes custom chemicals for use in food additives and the textile industry.

[Mars-Rover]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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NASA scientists are hoping for a touchdown this weekend by a Mars rover.
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[VO-NAT]
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One of the two rovers that left Earth this summer is scheduled to land tomorrow.
The "Spirit" rover is on a mission to examine rocks and soil for evidence that there was once life on the Red Planet.

Spirit's twin, "Opportunity" is scheduled to land on Mars later this month.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In business news, The new year begins on Wall Street today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((WALL STREET RINGS IN A NEW TRADING YEAR TODAY BUT IT HAS ONE TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW. 2003 WAS THE FIRST UP YEAR FOR THE STOCK MARKET IN THREE AND IT PRODUCED DOUBLE DIGIT GAINS FOR ALL THREE MAJOR INDEXES.. THE DOW UP 25 PERCENT, THE SP UP 26 AND THE NASDAQ UP A WHOPPING 50 PERCENT...THAT'S DEESPITE THE WAR IN IRAQ AND A STRING OF CORPORATE SCANDALS...
WHILE MOST ANALYSTS EXPECT THE BULL RUN TO CONTINUE, THEY EXPECT MORE MODEST GAINS.
WHILE TECHOLOGY AND FINANCIAL STOCKS DROVE LAST YEAR'S BULL MARKET..SOME ANALYSTS SAY LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES THIS YEAR IN THE FORGOTTEN AREAS.. INCLUDING PHARMACEUTICALS AND ENERGY STOCKS. ON THE FINAL TRADING DAY OF THE YEAR
THE DOW ROSE ABOUT 29 POINTS
THE NASDAQ DIPPED 6 TO CLOSE OUT 2003 AT 2003.
ONE AREA THAT NEEDS A LITTLE BRIGHTENING IN 2004 IS THE LABOR MARKET... WHICH HAS LARGELY LAGGED THE ECONOMIC AND MARKET RECOVERY.
SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS IN THE LAST SESSION.. THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINES GOT A LITTLE SHORTER LAST WEEK... WHEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FILING FOR FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FELL BY 15 THOUSAND.. THE MOST IN NEARLY 4 YEARS...
AND LARGE COMPANIES INCLUDING WALMART, MCDONALDS, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND GENERAL MOTORS HAVE ALREADY SAID THEY PLAN TO HIRE MORE PEOPLE THIS YEAR AS THEY EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES.
TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AND YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NYEW YORK I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))


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[Indonesia-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Early today, a powerful earthquake shook two resort islands of Indonesia.
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[SUPER=03-Bali, Indonesia;]


Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes.
The six-point-one magnitude quake injured more than two dozen people and damaged more than 250 buildings, including a hospital.
One man died of a heart attack.
Meanwhile, another strong earthquake hit Mexico City yesterday.
But so far, there are no reports of any injuries.
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[11Amherst-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC1:51:36]
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Some car dealers hit the road in protest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Yesterday, dealers in Amherst County moved their vehicles out of the county for the day.
It's all part of a protest of the county's annual merchants tax which is levied on inventory that is physically in the county on New Year's Day.
Dealers say the tax hits them the hardest because their stock sells more slowly and is higher priced.
The cars were moved to the lot of the old Ericcson property in Lynchburg, which does not have a merchant's tax.
The dealers are paying Jerry Falwell Ministries a fee to store the cars.
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[11NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC1:35:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Brenda Hale says she will complete her term as President of the Roanoke Branch of the N- Double A- C- P.
But yesterday, the local leader of the civil rights group said health problems are forcing her to step aside at the end of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hale made the announcement yesterday afternoon, as the organization observed Jubilee Day at Price Memorial Church.

Hale says she is proud of recent accomplishments and confident the organization will remain in capable hands.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think that everyone]

((I THINK THAT EVERYONE THAT IS WORKING IN THE BRANCH NOW HAS THE BEST INTERESTS AT HEART OF THE BRANCH AND THAT WE CAN CONTINUE SERVING WITH INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM AND GOOD COMMUNICATIONS AND STILL BUILDING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS. AND THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, YOU HAVE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Roanoke NAACP President;]
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[OUT Q=have to build relationships]
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[VO-NAT]


Hale was elected President in November 2000, and she hopes to win a seat on the group's executive committee.
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[6-Iraq-Fuller]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC1:28:53]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
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A Roanoke pastor who spent time in Iraq late last year hopes to make a return trip.
The Christian mission group he directs is now planning to establish an orphanage there.
Joe Dashiell sat down with Dave Fuller to discuss his recent trip, and his hopes for the new year.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Fuller/Roanoke Pastor; :12]
[SUPER=04-"Answering the Call"; :26]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :38 quick]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]



((A lot has happened in Iraq since Dave Fuller returned from a ten-day mission to the region in mid-November.
Continuing violence, and most notably the capture of Saddam Hussein...
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[IN Q=We had kind of joked]

((WE HAD KIND OF JOKED BEFORE WE LEFT THINKING WE WOULDN'T EVEN HAVE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ANSWERING THE CALL, ALL THESE THINGS WE WANT TO DO, IF WE COULD JUST FIND SADAAM HUSSEIN. WELL APPARENTLY WE WENT RIGHT BY HIS HIDE OUT BUT WE DIDN'T SEE HIM, SO WE'RE STILL IN THE FUNDRAISING BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=still in the fundraising business.]


They're still in the fundraising business, because the international relief and missions organization Fuller directs hopes to establish an orphanage in Iraq, and support Christian ministry in the predominantly Muslim country.
And with a new training facility planned in Central America, they're borrowing a page from Osama Bin Laden.
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[IN Q=We're talking]

((OUR STRATEGY IN SOME RESPECTS IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A TRAINING FACILITY THAT TRAINS CHRISTIAN PASTORS, IT TRAINS PEOPLE WHO WILL TAKE THIS MESSAGE OF HOPE, BUT ALONG SOME OF THOSE SAME LINES, SO CELLS CAN BE PLANTED ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AND EVEN CENTRAL ASIA.))
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[OUT Q=even central Asia.]


Fuller visited with families in Iraq, and surveyed the damage at close range.
On this new year's day Fuller says his thoughts are with the people of that country, and other troubled regions of the world.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


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[COMM][Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Wall Street gets back to business today after taking a break for the New Year's holiday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]





((THE MARKETS OBSERVED THE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY ON THURSDAY.


THE DOW WRAPPED UP THE "OLD" YEAR ON WEDNESDAY BY GAINING 28-POINTS...
THE NASDAQ LOST SIX.


SOME RETAILERS STILL SAY THE HOLIDAY BUYING SEASON DIDN'T MEET EXPECTATIONS.
MAJOR STORE CHAINS SAY WEATHER, THE TERROR ALERT'S BEING RAISED TO ORANGE, AND A SURGE IN GIFT CARD GIVING CONTRIBUTED TO THE SLUMP.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING ACCOUNTS FOR UP TO 70 PERCENT OF MANY RETAILERS' ANNUAL SALES.


U-S AIRWAYS HAS LAID OF ANOTHER TWO-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES.
THE COMPANY SAYS THE MOVE WILL OPEN PAYROLL SLOTS FOR RETURNING FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WHOSE FURLOUGH PROGRAM HAS BEEN RECLASSIFIED TO "INVOLUNTARY," MAKING IT LESS LIKELY THAT 300 OF THEM WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR JOBS.
U-S AIRWAYS EMERGED FROM BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION IN MARCH.


U-S FINANCIAL GIANT CITIBANK IS ONE OF TWO BANKS THAT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ISSUE CREDIT CARDS IN CHINA.
GOVERNMENT MEDIA SOURCES SAY BANK REGULATORS IN CHINA WILL NOTIFY CITIBANK AND THE WORLDWIDE BANKING COLOSSUS, H-S-B-C HOLDINGS, ON FRIDAY.
THEY WILL WORK THROUGH CHINESE BANKS IN WHICH THEY HOLD INVESTMENT INTERESTS.
THE TRANSITION FROM DEPOSIT-BACKED DEBIT CARDS COULD BE A SLOW ONE.
CHINA HAS NO UNIFIED CREDIT RATING SYSTEM TO SEPARATE CREDITWORTHY CUSTOMERS FROM THE RISKY ONES.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))

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