[VOB-Bush-Cabinet]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]
[ENG#=1]


With Secretary of State Colin Powell stepping down, a senior administration official says President Bush will announce his replacement today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Bush is reportedly going to nominate National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice for the Cabinet post.
Powell plans to stay in his position until the Senate confirms his successor.
Yesterday, he said he'd worked out his departure with the President.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I always indicated]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE:I ALWAYS INDICATED TO HIM I THOUGHT ID SERVE TO ONE TERM AND AS WE GOT CLOSER TO THE ELECTION AND IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF THE ELECTION IT SEEMED THE APPROPRIATE TIME AND WE WERE IN MUTUAL AGREEMENT THAT IT WAS THE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON. ))
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
[RUNS=:12] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=for me to move on.]
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[VO-NAT]


Peace efforts in the Middle East will likely be at the forefront of U-S diplomacy in the second Bush term.
If confirmed, Rice will also face the looming threat of terrorism, as well as ongoing fighting and upcoming elections in Iraq.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


The Marines are looking into the fatal shooting of an Iraqi prisoner in a mosque in Fallujah.
A Marine has been taken off the battlefield, pending the investigation.
Meanwhile, the former insurgent stronghold is still dangerous.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


Some fighters continue to target coalition troops.
But officials say many have been killed and more than a thousand captured.
Outside Fallujah, U-S and Iraqi soldiers are facing a surge of attacks and clashes in other Sunni strongholds.
In a new internet message, terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi called for more attacks against Americans.
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[PKGWilton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC 42:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


It could be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Roanoke.
A local developer wants to build half million dollar homes in South Roanoke, but many nearby residents say not so fast.
Justin McLeod has the debate.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Norris/South Roanoke Resident; :24]
[SUPER=01-Frank Smith/South Roanoke Resident; :46]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Phelps/Southern Hills Resident; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Rick Williams/Roanoke Resident; 1:17]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SAYING AT 28:10 ABSOLUTELY THERE SHOULD NOT BE A ROAD OFF A PEAKWOOD DRIVE"))
Peakwood Drive is a ridgetop neighborhood in South Roanoke.
It's located above a proposed subdivision called the Wilton Development.
Nearby residents have many concerns and took them to Roanoke's Neighborhood Advocate committee.
[SOT 28:19]
[IN Q=If they are]

((BETTY NORRIS/SOUTH ROANOKE RESIDENT: IF THEY ARE GOING TO DEVELOP THAT BACK THERE THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR OWN ROAD OFF 220, OR SOMEPLACE, I DON'T CARE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=I DON'T CARE]


She's referring to Boone Homes plans to build 65 upscale homes on 50 acres behind the Wal-mart off U.S. 220.
The access road to the subdivision would be located on Peakwood Drive, a road many nearby residents say is dangerous.
[SOT 7:58]
[IN Q=It's a perspious]

((FRANK SMITH/SOUTH ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT'S A PERSPICUOUS DROP. IT'S NOT EXACTLY AN EASY PLACE TO GET A SCHOOL BUS LET ALONE FIRE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=and safety equipment]


There are different concerns in the Southern Hills neighborhood which is below the proposed subdivision.
The developer plans to route its construction traffic through this neighborhood.
[SOT 9:13]
[IN Q=I'm opposed to that]

((BARBARA PHELPS/SOUTHERN HILLS RESIDENT: I'M OPPOSED TO THAT BECAUSE OF THE DUST, THE DIRT, THE DUMP TRUCKS, TEARING UP OUR STREETS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=TEARING UP OUR STREETS]


Once the work is complete, access from Southern Hills Drive will be shut off.
At least one Roanoke resident says that idea sends the wrong message.
[SOT 35:49]
[IN Q=People who buy]

((RICK WILLIAMS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: PEOPLE WHO BUY 600-THOUSAND DOLLAR HOUSES DON'T WANT TO BE OFFENDED BY HAVING TO DRIVE PAST A WORKING CLASS BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=working class black neighborhood]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATES COMMITTEE IS A NEW ORGANIZATION DESIGNED TO GIVE RESIDENTS MORE SAY IN CITY DECISIONS. THE GROUP DECIDED TO STUDY THE ISSUE FURTHER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[Coon-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



[ENG#=4]



Buchanan County's top elected official has pled guilty to taking part in a bribery scheme investigators dubbed, "Operation Coon Dog." 51 year old James "Pete" Stiltner, Junior pled guilty in an Abingdon court room yesterday after resigning his post.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC-7:15]

The federal and state investigation stems back to the awarding of contracts for clean-up work following the 2002 floods.
County officials and business owners were charged with giving coon dogs, trucks, and cash in exchange for lucrative flood clean up jobs.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[Graphic=]

Stiltner will be sentenced in April.
He faces 110 years in prison, and a two and a half million dollar fine. Four more defendants are expected to plead guilty tomorrow.

[11Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:41:12]
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[ENG#=1]

A man awaiting a second murder trial in Montgomery County is NOW accused of attacking a deputy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./October 2002;]

Livingston "Bud" Pritchett is charged with assault and battery for biting the hand of a deputy while in an elevator at the Mongtomery County Jail. Pritchett was convicted in 1999 for the shooting death of Estel (ES-tul) Singleton, but was granted a new trial. The assault and battery charge was certified to a grand jury yesterday afternoon.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Several credit card companies and banks are facing a lawsuit.
Marcella Palmer has that and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]

((AMERICAN EXPRESS IS SUING VISA, MASTERCARD AND EIGHT BANKS FOR BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES STEMMING FROM ALLEGED ANTI-COMPETATIVE PRACTICES... AM-EX SAYS THOSE PRACTICES KEPT IT FROM ISSUING CARDS THROUGH U-S BANKS.
YOU MIGHT HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO COMPETATIVE DEBIT CARD SERVICES. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES IS MERGING WITH CARD PROCESSING NETWORK, PULSE EFT.. THIS 311-MILLION DOLLAR DEAL IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS PENDING REGULATORY APPROVAL.
U-S STOCKS POSTED GAINS IN THE FINAL MINUTES OF TRADING MONDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 11. THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 8.
OIL PRICES HAVE FALLEN TO A 2-MONTH LOW, DUE TO GROWING U-S CRUDE INVENTORY LEVELS. CRUDE-OIL CLOSED THE DAY AT $46.80 A BARREL.
FRESH EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH SHOWS THE RECOVERING ECONOMY, BABY BOOMERS' MOVING ON TO RETIRMENT HAVE BOOSTED JOB PROSPECTS FOR COLLEGE SENIORS. A NEW SURVEY FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS SAYS THIS FALL RECRUITING SEASON HAS BEEN THE MOST ACTIVE SINCE THE DOT COM BOOM, AND COLLEGE HIRING IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE 13 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK, I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Australia-Train]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]
[ENG#=1]


A high- speed passenger train derailed today in Australia, sending carriages and passengers airborne.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Queensland, Australia;]


Officials say more than 120 people were injured-- five of them seriously.
Seven of the nine "Tilt Train" carriages came off the tracks and overturned.
The "Tilt Train can travel up to 100 miles- per- hour, but it's not clear how fast it was going at the time of the accident.
All 156 passengers and seven crew members were eventually freed from the wreckage, after a four- hour rescue operation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is truly]

((IT IS TRULY MIRACULOUS THAT SOMEONE HASN'T BEEN KILLED OR A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN KILLED GIVEN THE CARNAGE THAT WE SEE.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=that we see.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police don't yet know what caused the derailment, and are still investigating.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC1:00:10]
[GRAPHIC=Market Building]
[ENG#=2]


Roanoke City Council says no... for now.
Members have voted to keep Subway and other national chains out of the city market building, until the city develops a strategic plan for the downtown landmark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tenants of the market building had argued that national chains would provide unfair competition, and threaten the local flavor of the food court.
The owners of the downtown Subway had hoped to lease one of the market building's exterior spaces. They said the well-known chain would help to boost the lunch crowd for everyone.
But yesterday, council members said they were reluctant to change the current mix, before the city takes a closer look at the future of the market area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a unique building]

((SHERMAN LEA: THIS IS A UNIQUE BUILDING, AND A UNIQUE VENTURE AND I THINK IT SHOULD STAY THAT WAY.)) ((BEV FITZPATRICK: YOU KNOW I THINK WE NEED TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT WHAT OUR OWN PROPERTY IS VALUED AT AND WHAT WE WANT IT TO BE AND CONSIDER THAT BEFORE WE MAKE ANY MONUMENTAL DECISIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke City Council; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=before we make any monumental decisions.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October 1;]


Yesterday, city council did approve incentives for the south Roanoke retail center that will include a Ukrops grocery store. The performance agreement could bring the developer nine million dollars over fifteen years.
City officials defended the deal, citing the high cost of building in the flood plain. The payments will equal the amount of tax revenue the project generates, up to 600- thousand dollars a year for fifteen years.
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[5-War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=05-1214:15]
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[ENG#=3]



Hollywood meets Rockbridge County-
The Steven Speilberg- Tom Cruise movie, The War of the Worlds, is set to shoot some scenes there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Scouts have been out looking at farm land in the Bustleberg area of the county-
They've also visited a local country store where they took photographs and asked questions.
A scout has been staying in the area for two months, asking for all sorts of things- including warehouse space and food services.
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[SOT 10:46:16]
[IN Q=]

((THEY'VE ASKED FOR THINGS LIKE PICKUP TRUCKS TO CARRY EQUIPMENT AND CRANES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sheryl Wagner/Tourism Marketing Director;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=THINGS LIKE THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tom Cruise has been spotted in the region twice in the past two months, most recently a week and half ago.
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[SOT 12:20:54 ]
[IN Q=]

((LIB CHITTUM/JUST KAY'S FLOWERS: SOME PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR ONE OF THE REALTORS KNEW THAT MAYBE HOUSE MOUNTAIN INN HAD BEEN RENTED TO TOM CRUISE.))
[SUPER=01-Lib Chittum/Just Kay's Flowers;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=TO tOM cRUISE.]
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[VO-NAT]


He was also spotted at the Lexington Dairy Queen along with Speilberg about six weeks ago.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Paramount has been hush-hush about when the scenes will be shot, but it is set to take place between now and Christmas.
The movie about a martian invasion is also being shot in New Jersey and along the Hudson River in Upstate New York.
(toss to bump) [BUMP] [COMM]

[11Falls]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]


A federal judge has sentenced the daughter-in-law of a former Giles County sheriff to 12 years in prison.
Allison Paige Falls pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and oxycodone, as well as a weapons charge.


Her husband, James Edwin Falls, previously received a 12-year sentence on similar charges.
James Falls is the son of former Giles County Sheriff Larry Falls, who retired last year.


[11Henry-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC 51:24]
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[ENG#=4]


Nearly 50-people have been indicted in connection with a major drug investigation in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The indictments stem from a seven month drug investigation that started in December. During that time, authorities say they seized various amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana. 47-people have now been indicted on charges ranging from distribution of cocaine to manufacturing marijuana.
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[SOT 1159]
[IN Q=we find]

((K.G. NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: WE FIND THAT COMMONLY THAT SOMEBODY'S ELSES' PROBLEMS TODAY, ARE OUR PROBLEMS. SO WE WOULD EXPECT THAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE TRANSIENT, AND MAY BE AT ANOTHER JURISDICTIONS AT DIFFERENT DATES AND TIMES, DOING THE VERY SAME THING THEY'RE DOING HERE AT HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Major K. G. Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=here at home]
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[VO-NAT]

Of the 47-charged, one is a juvenile, a 16-year-old girl. Authorities say they expect to have most, if not all of the suspects in custody, within the next few days.
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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Wrigley is expanding its candy business. Tim Rury has more on that story plus yesterday's closing numbers in the business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tim Rury/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=I'm Tim Rury.]

((THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED 11-POINTS. AS THE NASDAQ ADDED EIGHT.
WRIGLEY IS BUYING SEVERAL OF KRAFT FOOD'S CONFECTIONERY BRANDS INCLUDING LIFE SAVERS AND ALTOIDS FOR ONE-POINT-48 BILLION DOLLARS. THE DEAL LETS CHICAGO-BASED WRIGLEY EXPAND IN ITS CANDY BUSINESS, AND LEAVES KRAFT TO FOCUS ON WHAT FOOD EXECUTIVES CALL THE "CENTER OF THE STORE" -- THE AISLES STOCKED WITH KRAFT CHEESE, NABISCO COOKIES AND MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE. AS PART OF THE DEAL, ABOUT 700 KRAFT EMPLOYEES, PRIMARILY IN MANUFACTURING, WILL WORK FOR WRIGLEY.
MERCK'S C-E-O DEFENDED HOW HE AND THE COMPANY HAS HANDLED ITS ARTHRITIS DRUG VIOXX. RAYMOND GILMARTIN SAYS THE COMPANY ACTED "RESPONSIBLY" AND "ETHICALLY," AND HE WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY. THE COMPANY PULLED THE DRUG OFF THE WORLDWIDE MARKET IN SEPTEMBER AFTER A STUDY SHOWED IT INCREASED THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE.
DOW JONES AGREED TO BUY FINANCIAL NEWS WEBSITE MARKETWATCH FOR ABOUT 463-MILLION DOLLARS. THE MOVE IS A BID BY DOW JONES, WHICH PUBLISHES THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, TO BOOST INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUE. MARKETWATCH, FOUNDED IN 19-97, WAS A HOT INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING DURING THE DOT-COM BOOM AND ALREADY HAS ABOUT 700,000 PAID SUBSCRIBERS.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M TIM RURY. ))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Catholic-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC1:31:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is launching a new program aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

It's called "Protecting God's Children" and teaches parishioners to look for suspicious behavior and warning signs in other adults. The hope is that by turning the focus to adults - the church can prevent abuse before it happens. The diocese hopes to have everyone who works with children trained by June. Leaders say they also hope to reach out to those who've lost faith in the church.
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[SOT 15:37:25]
[IN Q=We want to be a]

((PAUL ASHTON: WE WANT TO BE A BRIDGE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ANGRY. WE WANT TO BE SOME TYPE OF BRIDGE THAT BRINGS THEM FROM THIS ANGER, RESENTMENT AND HURT TO THE OTHER SIDE WHERE WE CAN HEAL EFFECTIVELY BUT MAKE CHANGES.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Ashton/National Facilitator;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=effectively but make changes]
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[VO-NAT]

Criminal background and reference checks are now required every four years for parishioners who work with children on a regular basis.
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[11FF-Calendar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC26:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


If you want to catch a glimpse of some of Lynchburg's 'hunkiest' firefighters, but don't want to set your house on fire to do it, help is on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Lynchburg Fire and E-M-S Foundation has created its first ever calendar featuring the men and women of the fire department.
Officials say the poses are tastefully done and help illustrate all the different services the department provides.
Proceeds from the 15-dollar calendar benefit various fire department programs.
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[11Phonathon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC10:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Some Roanoke County students worked the phones last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


They took part in the Education Foundation's annual phonathon.
High school students call up Roanoke County residents and ask them to donate money to help fund scholarships for seniors.
The event typically raises about ten-thousand dollars.
There's even an incentive for student participation.
Ten-percent of the proceeds go towards the school organizations the students belong to. (------------)