[AM-Home-Shopping]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC 1:55:00]
[GRAPHIC=Business News 4086]
[ENG#=1]


It appears the days are numbered for the Home Shopping Network in Salem.
The facility employs nearly 400 people but it is unclear how many could be losing their jobs.

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


Company reps met with some employees last night at its facility on Brand Road in Salem.
After the meeting several workers told News 7 they were told most of the Salem distribution center would close but its call center in Bonsack would remain open.
As a result, employees are already making future plans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:46:02]
[IN Q=I don't like to be]

((ARDIEN KADRIU/HOME SHOPPING NETWORK EMPLOYEE: I DON'T LIKE TO BE WITHOUT A JOB SO I ALREADY FOUND A JOB AND THIS WEEK WILL ACTUALLY BE MY LAST WEEK HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Ardien Kadriu/Home Shopping Network Employee;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=my last week here]
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[VO-NAT]


Employees had heard rumors for months.
The Home Shopping Network even acknowledged sometime ago it had outgrown its facility in Salem and was looking for a new location, possibly in the area.
That prompted economic leaders to work to keep the company in the Roanoke Valley.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:38:35]
[IN Q=We started working]

((PHIL SPARKS/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP: WE STARTED WORKING WITH THE COMPANY EARNEST ON THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER IN PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS THAT WERE HELD IN RICHMOND. AND SINCE THAT TIME WE'VE WORKED WITH VARIOUS LOCALITIES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY TO FIND A SITE WORKED ON PROPOSALS FOR THE COMPANY AND I REALLY AT THIS POINT DON'T KNOW WHAT CERTAIN WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO THE EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Sparks/Economic Development Partnership; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=to the employees]
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[VO-NAT]


A company spokesperson says the official announcement will be made later this morning.
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[11Bobby-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC42:37]
[GRAPHIC=Bobby Brown]
[ENG#=2]


It's not his music that's bringing pop singer Bobby Brown to Roanoke tomorrow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-DeKalb Co., GA]


Brown was released from an Atlanta area jail yesterday afternoon, after the sheriff was presented an order requiring Brown to appear in a juvenile and domestic relations court in Roanoke for an emergency hearing tomorrow.
[SUPER=@file;]


Last month, Brown was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation on a drunken-driving charge.
He addressed his fans as he left the jail yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I love ]

((BOBBY BROWN/SINGER; I LOVE YOU. THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU SEE ME COMING OUT OF HERE OR GOING IN.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Brown/Singer]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=or going in.]
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[VO-NAT]


The reason for that hearing here in Roanoke has so far not been revealed.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Israel plans to target more Hamas leaders.
A security official says Israel's Cabinet decided secretly last week to go after the entire Hamas leadership, striking whenever it has a chance.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


Israeli tanks are now rolling into Northern Gaza after Palestinians fired rockets at Jewish settlements in the area.

The rocket attacks followed an Israeli missile strike yesterday that killed the founder of Hamas.
Many world leaders have condemned the Israeli strike.
Hamas has vowed revenge and is even threatening the U-S, saying American support of Israel made the attack possible.


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[911-Probe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


Top Bush and Clinton administration officials will be in the hot seat today, testifying under oath about the 9-11 attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The 9-11 commission chairman says the two- day hearing is critical in determining whether the terrorist attacks could have been prevented.
Today the commission will hear from Secretary of State Colin Powell and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as well as former cabinet members.
The Bush administration is defending itself against allegations from former terrorism advisor Richard Clarke, who claims more could have been done about al-Qaida before 9-11.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think that his]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: I THINK THAT HIS ASSERTIONS THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING OR HIS ASSERTION THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WE COULD HAVE DONE TO PREVENT THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS FROM HAPPENING IS DEEPLY IRRESPONSIBLE. IT'S OFFENSIVE AND IT'S FLAT-OUT FALSE.))
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time!)
[OUT Q=flat-out false.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Clarke will have the opportunity to testify before the panel tomorrow.
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[11-81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC31:22]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]
[ENG#=1]


Crews will be busy today cleaning up diesel fuel from yesterday's chain reaction accident on Interstate 81.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Troopers say smoke from a brush fire slowed down and backed up traffic on the interstate near milemarker 124 in Montgomery County.
Officers say the driver of a tractor trailer couldn't stop in time and started the chain reaction that involved five vehicles and sent three people to the hospital.
The tractor trailer driver from New Jersey has been charged with reckless driving.
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[11Monty-sewer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC1:04:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Montgomery County supervisors have approved a controversial sewer project, over objections from the planning commission.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Last night, the board decided Blacksburg's plan for a 12-mile sewer line through Toms Creek complies with the comprehensive plan.
About 3-miles of the line would run though the county.
The Planning Commission had recommended the request be denied.
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[11Mayfield-Scholarship]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC1:36:20]
[GRAPHIC=Ron Mayfield]
[ENG#=3]


Many people were touched by the life of a Roanoke teacher and now that legacy will live on for years to come.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday afternoon, friends and family gathered to announce the establishment of the Ron Mayfield scholarship fund.

He is the teacher who committed suicide after being falsely accused of hitting a student.
In response, some of his colleagues decided to set up a scholarship to continue the work Ron loved so much.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:29:37]
[IN Q=He was very interested]

((ROBERT MAYFIELD/RON'S SON: HE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF HIS STUDENTS AND TO SEE THEM TO HELP THEM PURSUE THEIR GOALS, TO GO TO COLLEGE WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Mayfield/Ron's Son; :]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=very important to him]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The first 500 dollar scholarship will be awarded this spring to a Patrick Henry High School senior.
The student must have taken English as a Second language- or be in the course now. That's what Ron Mayfield taught.

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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, the market was down yesterday on fears that terrorists will retaliate after the assassination of the leader of Hamas.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Without any economic]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((> WITHOUT ANY ECONOMIC OR EARNINGS NEWS TO FOCUS ON, INVESTORS TURNED THEIR > ATTENTION TO TERRORISM. THE PALESTINIAN GROUP HAMAS IS VOWING TO RETALIATE > AGAINST BOTH THE U-S AND ISRAEL, AFTER ISRAELI TROOPS KILLED THE GROUP'S > LEADER. > > THESE RENEWED TERRORISM FEARS, COUPLED WITH THE DEADLY BOMBINGS IN SPAIN > EARLIER THIS MONTH, SCARED AWAY POTENTIAL BUYERS ON WALL STREET > > THE DOW TUMBLED 121 POINTS TO A NEW LOW FOR THE YEAR. > > THE NASDAQ SANK 30 POINTS > > ESPECIALLY HARD HIT WERE THE AIRLINES WHICH WERE SOCKED WITH A ONE-TWO > PUNCH - TERRORISM FEARS AND HIGHER FUEL COSTS. THE AIRLINES COULD LOSE > OVER 2 BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR..MANY OF THE AIRLINE STOCKS FELL TO A > SEVEN MONTH LOW. > > BUT SOME MARKET ANALYSTS SAY INVESTORS USED THIS LATEST POLITICAL UNREST > AS AN EXCUSE TO BAIL OUT OF AN ALREADY SUFFERING STOCK MARKET... > > AND WITH SO MUCH GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY AHEAD, ANALYSTS SAY INVESTORS SHOULD > FASTEN THEIR SEATBELTS FOR A VOLATILE RIDE IN THE WEEKS AHEAD. > > > EUROPEAN REGULATORS HAVE FINED MICROSOFT $613 MILLION DOLLARS FOR MARKET > ABUSES. Traders said the news clears up some of the uncertainty > surrounding the company's problems with European regulators. > > MICROSOFT MAY ALSO BE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SECRET PROGRAMMING INFORMATION > TO COMPETITORS AND GIVE PC MAKERS THE OPTION OF SELING A VERSION OF > WINDOWS WITHOUT ITS MEDIA PLAYER. > > > TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M AC.)) >

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Nichols]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morni]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


His attorney says Terry Nichols was set up to take the blame for the Oklahoma City bombing, and that he was manipulated by Timothy McVeigh.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McAlester, OK;]


Nichols was back in court yesterday facing state murder charges, which could mean the death penalty if he's convicted.
Before the trial even started, three jurors were dismissed when the judge found out they were related to an attorney in the prosecutor's office.
Nichols is already serving life in prison on federal charges in the case.
The 19-95 bombing killed 168 people.
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[11Harris]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:16:34]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]
[ENG#=2]


Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says he is proud of his eleven years at the helm of the City Schools.


But yesterday, Harris said it's time to retire and let someone else "carry the education banner."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harris announced he will step down at the end of the school year, remaining on paid leave through December.
Harris acknowledged there have been bumps in the road, but said indicators such as rising test scores, and declining dropout rates speak for themselves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 25:51]
[IN Q=It's been a great eleven years]

((WAYNE HARRIS: IT'S BEEN A GREAT ELEVEN YEARS. I COULD HAVE NEVER DREAMED IN MY WILDEST DREAMS IN FEBRUARY WHEN I STOOD IN THIS ROOM ELEVEN YEARS AGO THAT I WOULD BE STANDING HERE ELEVEN YEARS LATER, BUT I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN WHAT'S TRANSPIRED. GOD SPEED. THANK YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=God speed. Thank you]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris says he was not forced out, and says his decision wasn't a reaction to recent controversy.
After the announcement, school board members praised Harris accomplishments, but also said they hope new leadership will give the school system a fresh start.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The school board plans to appoint an interim superintendent, while members search for a permanent replacement.


[11Hincker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC1:45:08]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=3]

The Republican Candidate for Roanoke mayor says with Harris' retirement, Roanoke Schools have an opportunity for positive change.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Alice Hincker responded to yesterday's announcement saying she never thought it would happen. Hincker first drew the spotlight with her criticism of the school board's handling of school violence reports. She says it's satisfying to have affected some change.
(///// SOT at :16 /////)
[SOT 47:57 - 48:10]
[IN Q=IT FEELS GOOD ...]

((ALICE HINCKER/R-CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: IT FEELS GOOD BECAUSE I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LEADERSHIP AND I DON'T THINK THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO REGAIN THE PUBLIC'S TRUST IF WE DON'T MAKE CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION..))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

Hincker says she hopes Harris' successor is chosen from outside the school system and that the new administration focuses on accountability.
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[11Bragg-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC53:30]
[GRAPHIC=In Training]
[ENG#=4]

Replacement troops for U-S soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan often come these days from the ranks of the National Guard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Bragg, NC]

About 500 men from Central and Western Virginia have been in training now a little over two weeks. They don't know exactly where they're headed or when. The "call up" to active duty was certainly a disruption to their civilian routine... men like Jacob Hawkins who'd been on the Roanoke Police force just 15 days when he was deployed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Short career]

[22:16:15] ((JACOB HAWKINS/SOLIDER FROM ROANOKE; SHORT CAREER AS A POLICE OFFICER RIGHT OUT OF THE ACADEMY. BUT THEY'VE BEEN REAL SUPPORTIVE OF ME. THEY'RE WAITING FOR ME TO COME BACK AND START OVER.)) ((STAFF SGT DOUG MOORE/NCO FROM ROANOKE; WE'RE IN THE INFANTRY. USUALLY WHEN YOU'RE IN THE INFANTRY YOU LIKE TO GO PLACES. THAT'S WHY YOU JOINED THE INFANTRY. WE'RE ALSO IN THE ARMY. SO WE DON'T MIND IF WE HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jacob Hawkins/Solider from Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Doug Moore/NCO from Roanoke; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=to go somewhere.]
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[VO-NAT]

The men are being housed in World War II -era barracks, up every morning at oh-five-30.
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[Healthy-Diet]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]
[ENG#=none]


Better late than never may hold true when it comes to eating a healthier--
A new study says a low- calorie diet increased the life span of mice by more than 40 percent.
The research indicates even 19-month-old mice, the human equivalent of 60 to 65 years, live longer when they eat fewer calories.
But researchers say they're still not sure if restricting calories will extend HUMAN life.
The study appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)
[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, Fortune Magazine is expected to name Wal-Mart number one on its list of the top 500 U.S. companies. Stan Case has that and more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The major indicies]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((THE MAJOR INDICES FELL TO CLOSE IN THE RED ON MONDAY.
THE DOW CLOSED ALMOST 122-POINTS LOWER... AND THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN 30.
WALGREEN'S POSTED A 17-PERCENT JUMP IN EARNINGS FOR ITS FISCAL SECOND QUARTER BUT MISSED ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS BY A PENNY. THE NATION'S TOP DRUGSTORE CHAIN REPORTED NET PROFIT OF 42-CENTS A SHARE--UP FROM 36-CENTS A YEAR AGO. THE COMPANY CITED INCREASED PRESCRIPTION SALES AND CASH FROM LITIGATION SETTLEMENTS.
WAL-MART IS ON ITS WAY TO HITTING THE HIGH END OF ITS SALES EXPECTATIONS FOR MARCH WITH SAME-STORE SALES UP BY AS MUCH AS SIX-PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR. IN ADDITION, THE COMPANY IS SET TO RANK NUMBER ONE ON FORTUNE MAGAZINE'S LIST OF THE TOP 500 U-S COMPANIES. THE RANKING IS BASED ON TOTAL SALES. WAL-MART WOULD BECOME ONLY THE THIRD COMPANY EVER TO TOP THE LIST THREE YEARS IN A ROW.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES AND NORTEL NETWORKS HAVE AGREED TO SUPPORT VERIZON'S NEW WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE. THE CONTRACTS WORTH 693-MILLION-DOLLARS ARE PART OF VERIZON'S BILLION-DOLLAR PLAN TO UPGRADE ITS NETWORK OVER THE NEXT TWO-YEARS.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE. ))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[2-11Mall-Robberies]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC1:52:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The quick actions of Roanoke police officers and their dog stopped a robber in the Valley View mall parking lot.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say the man robbed two people as they were getting out of their car near Belk around Noon yesterday. Apparently just moments before the robbery, the suspect tried to rob several other people, and one of them called police.
[SOT 09:5056]
[IN Q=when officers]

((J.D. DICKINSON/ROANOKE POLICE:WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED WE SURROUNDED HIM, OFFICER BUCHE' AND HIS DOG FARGO ON ONE SIDE AND MYSELF AND OFFICER HERNON ON THE OTHER CAUGHT THE SUSPECT IN THE MIDDLE 5106))
[SUPER=01-J. D. Dickinson/Roanoke Police Department;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=in the middle]
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[VO-NAT]

The suspect, 24-year-old Anthony Wilder, Junior of Roanoke was taken to the hospital after being bitten in the thigh.
Officers recovered a small semi-automatic handgun and the money he allegedly stole. Wilder now faces several charges, including robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of felony.
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[Paws-Claws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Paws and Claws]
[ENG#=3]


More than 170 canines will be "puttin' on the dog" for the 5th annual dog agility competition at Hollins University this weekend.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Paws and Claws]
We're previewing the event in this morning's "Paws and Claws" segment.
(+++++++++)

[Perf Set 2-Shot]
Joining us with more is Kaffa Shank, who's a trainer with the Star City Canine Club.
Good Morning.

(This is quite a spectacle-- you all have dogs and handlers from all over the East coast taking part in the agility tri

als...what exactly is the purpose of these contests?)

[SUPER=01-Kaffa Shank/Agility Trials Co-Chairperson;]



(And we have some video of dogs training for the event-- Tell us about some of the obstacles that they have to master?)




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[TAKE B-ROLL HERE for about :30 to :45 here]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
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(These are really tough obstacles-- how much training is involved?)



(Is there a specific set of rules for judging this event? Who sanctions those?)



(For folks who want to come out and watch the competition, can they bring their own pets?)



[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


Thanks for coming in today, Kaffa.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PRE-PRO BOARD 8702]
If you'd like to head out to the Star City Canine Club's Dog Agility Competition, it's happening Saturday and Sunday, from 8 to 5, on the Hollins University Soccer field.
News 7 Mornin will be right back.
(++++++++++)

[Kim tosses to bump] [BUMP -- Paws and Claws Music Under] [COMM]