[11Stevens]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC04:16]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]



An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Danville boy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Two year old A'Mario Jermae Stevens was staying with his grandmother, when Danville police say his mother took him.
Officers say 25 year old Sherrie Latoya Stevens then took A'Mario to another location where an unknown woman picked him up.
Police now have a warrant out for Sherrie Stevens.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police or Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.
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[PKGVictory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC 45:22]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]
[ENG#=2]


Should Victory Stadium stay or should it go?
Last night, more than a hundred Roanoke residents showed up for a public forum to answer that question.
Justin McLeod has the story.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Former Roanoke Mayor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Neil McNally/Against Renovation; :22]
[SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/Roanoke Resident; :37]
[SUPER=01-Helen Davis/Victory Stadium Supporter; :49]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Lavender/Supports High School Stadiums; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Emily Keyser/Against High School Stadiums; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Stuart Barbour/Roanoke Resident; 1:32 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN AT 21: 30 ON TAPE 2 SAYING "FOURTEEN YEARS AGO, WE TOLD YOU TO RENOVATE IT."))
It's an issue that has had people fired up for years.
Many who showed up to this public forum want to keep Victory Stadium.
[SOT 13:42:39; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Victory Stadium]

((DAVID BOWERS/FORMER ROANOKE MAYOR: )) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=THAT EVER LIVED]


But some feel hanging on for sentimental reasons is wrong.
[SOT 7:47 TAPE 2]
[IN Q=Those stories]

((NEIL McNALLY: THOSE STORIES MAKE FOR GOOD MEMORIES FOR THOSE INVOLVED BUT IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=TO MOVE ON]


....partly because of recent problems, like flooding at Victory Stadium.
Then last week several areas had to be blocked off when steps started to crumble and that's not all.
[SOT 13:19:53; tape 1]
[IN Q=As a PA announcer]

((MIKE SLENSKI: AS A PA ANNOUNCER THE SYSTEM THERE IS AN EMBARRASSMENT, THE SOUND SYSTEM IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THIS CITY.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=TO THIS CITY]


Supporters of Victory Stadium concede the facility needs work but they say the city is to blame.
[SOT 13:03 tape 2]
[IN Q=This is disgusting]

((HELEN DAVIS/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: THIS IS DISGUSTING. THIS IS A BLACK MARK ON THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND WE DO NEED TO SAVE VICTORY STADIUM.)) [RUns08]
[OUT Q=to save victory stadium]


Some say the solution is to build separate stadiums at the two high schools.
[SOT 13:34:29 tape 1]
[IN Q=William Fleming and Patrick Henry]

((DOROTHY LAVENDER/SUPPORTS HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS: WILLIAM FLEMING AND PATRICK HENRY ARE THE ONLY SCHOOLS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEYS DOESN'T HAVE ITS OWN TRACK OR FOOTBALL FIELD.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=or football field]


But some residents believe that idea would create too many problems.
[SOT 13:40:02 tape 1]
[IN Q=If you put]

((EMILY KEYSER/AGAINST HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS: IF YOU PUT A STADIUM AT PATRICK HENRY, YOU WILL SEE A BUNCH OF REALLY REALLY REALLY MISERABLE PEOPLE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=MISERABLE PEOPLE]


But some wonder if Roanoke will ever decide the fate of Victory Stadium.
[SOT 13:36;34; tape 1]
[IN Q=This problem]

((STUART BARBOUR/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THIS PROBLEM OF VICTORY STADIUM HAS BEEN KICKED AROUND FOR LONGER THAN IT TOOK TO PLAN AND EXECUTE D-DAY.))
[Runs=05]
[OUT Q=PLAN AND EXECUTE D-DAY]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THOSE COMMENTS AND PLAN TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNIL BY SPRING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[AMCraig-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC 6:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

The standoff between the Craig County school board and the supervisors has come to a halt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle]

Last night, the supervisors released the school system's November appropriation of nearly 530-thousand dollars. Concerned citizens, teachers and students were hand to make sure their schools weren't closing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@29:01.19]
[IN Q=I'm interested in..]

((REX HALE, CRIAG CO. RESIDENT: I'M INTERESTED IN ALL THESE CHILDREN OUT HERE AND I WANT THEM TO BE EDUCATED. CAN'T BE EDUCATED IF TEACHERS HAVE TO WORRY WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GETTING PAID OR NOT. PLEASE DON'T DO THIS ANYMORE.. CLAPPING...))
[SOT@24:13.25]
[SUPER=01-Rex Hale/Craig Co. Resident]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUTQ=.. do this anymore.. clapping.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The supervisors apoligized for making the community worry, saying they weren't being malicious, they just wanted to clarify some budget items with school superintendent Rose Martin.
(------------)



[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=4]


The family of a kidnapped aid worker in Iraq believes she's been executed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Al- Jazeera television says it has video of a hooded man shooting a woman in the head.
British officials who reviewed the tape say it is likely Margaret Hassan, the longtime director of a humanitarian agency.
Hassan's Iraqi husband has made a televised appeal for the kidnappers to return his wife's body.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She dedicated]

((TAHSIN ALI HASSAN/MARGARET HASSAN'S HUSBAND:SHE DEDICATED HER LIFE TO SERVING THE IRAQI PEOPLE. PLEASE NOW RETURN HER TO ME. ))
[SUPER=01-Tahsin ali Hassan/Margaret Hassan's Husband;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=now return her to me.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


Meanwhile in Fallujah, the fighting is winding down, but it's not over yet.
Marines continue to storm buildings, searching for insurgent holdouts.
U-S and Iraqi forces are also trying to stop the spreading insurgency in other cities.
(------------)



[Powell-Rice]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Colin Powell]
[ENG#=1]


Protests have begun in Chile, where Secretary of State Colin Powell is heading today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Valparaiso, Chile;]


The demonstrations are taking place ahead of the annual meeting of Pacific Rim countries.
Powell has several more trips on his itinerary, before he hands over the job to Condoleezza Rice.
Yesterday, President Bush officially nominated Rice to be the next Secretary of State.
She's one of his closest advisors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They've had a very]

((ROBERT LIEBER/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: THEY'VE HAD A VERY GOOD AND CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS. THAT'S SOMETHING POWELL DID NOT HAVE AND THAT'S A MAJOR ASSET SHE WOULD BRING WITH HER.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Lieber/Georgetown University;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=would bring with her.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Senate will likely begin confirmation hearings early next month.
(------------)



[Flu-Season]


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


An official at the Centers for Disease Control warns against a false sense of security this flu season.
He says continued vigilance is needed because the flu is ``one of the most unpredictable diseases.''
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Officials say Congress needs to come up with money to help find new ways to make the flu vaccine-- so the U-S doesn't face a repeat of the current shortage.
The director of the C-D-C appears today before a House panel investigating the shortage.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Flight attendants may soon be walking the picket line.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]

((THE BOARD OF THE NATIONS LARGEST FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION HAS APPROVED A PROPOSAL AUTHORIZING A NATIONWIDE STRIKE... TENSIONS HAVE BEEN ESCALATING BETWEEN FINANCIALLY TROUBLED AIRLINES AND EMPLOYEES OVER DRASTIC COST SAVING CUT BACKS. THE VOTE COMES AS U-S AIRWAYS AND UNITED AIRLINES PRESS FOR MORE CONSESSIONS FROM FLIGHT ATTENDANDSA ND OTHER LABOR GROUPS.
GENERAL MOTORS PLANS TO STOP MAKING THE CHEVROLET ASTRO AND THE GMC SAFARI. THE WORLD'S LARGEST AUTO MAKER SAYS THESE MODELS ARE AT THE END OF THEIR LIFE CYCLE, SO IT WILL CLOSE ITS BALTIMORE ASSEMBLY PLANT SOMETIME NEXT YEAR... THE MOVE WILL AFFECT ABOUT 1100 EMPLOYEES.
U-S STOCKS ENDED THE DAY LOWER TUESDAY... THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 62. THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 15....
TWO SEPERATE UPDATES ON U-S PETROLIUM SUPPLIES ARE DUE OUT TODAY, THEY'RE EXPECTED TO SHOW INCREASED INVENTORIES.IN ANTICIPATION OF THE REPORTS CRUDE-OIL CLOSED TUESDAY AT A NEW 2 MONTH LOW... $46.11 A BARREL.
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]


[11L'burg-Cops]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:52:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Getting drivers to slow down while they travel through highway construction zones can be tricky ... but so can some local police officers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg officer Doug Childress disguised himself as a V-DOT construction worker yesterday as he used his radar gun to check traffic along Route 460.
Some drivers weren't aware of what he was doing until it was too late ... Lynchburg and Campbell County officers wrote a dozen speeding tickets in just a few hours.
Childress says they'll continue to target highway work zones the rest of this week.
(------------)



[11Rail-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC 1:28:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A state commission has finalized a report that suggests working on the railroad will go a long way to improving Virginia's transportation problems.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The State Rail Commission, appointed by Governor Mark Warner, suggests creating the Trans- Dominion Express-- A rail line that would link Southwest Virginia to Richmond and Washington via Lynchburg. It also recommends increasing the capacity of rail lines that run near interstates, like I- 81.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:27:13]
[IN Q=I we can find some]

((WHIT CLEMENT/VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: IF WE CAN FIND SOME MONEY THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO PARTNER WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WITH THE RAILROAD COMPANIES, WE CAN EVENTUALLY GET MORE TRUCKS OFF HIGHWAYS LIKE I-81 AND WE CAN GET MORE PEOPLE OUT OF CARS INTO PASSENGER TRAINS.))
[SUPER=01-Whit Clement/Virginia Secretary of Transportation;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=cars into passenger trains]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The General Assembly will consider the commission's suggestions during its upcoming session.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[2-11Stevens]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC04:16]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]



The search continues for a missing Danville boy. Authorities issued an Amber Alert yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Two year old A'Mario Jermae Stevens was staying with his grandmother, when Danville police say his mother took him.
Officers say 25 year old Sherrie Latoya Stevens then took A'Mario to another location where an unknown woman picked him up.
Police now have a warrant out for Sherrie Stevens.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police or Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.
(-------------)



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, stocks closed lower yesterday. And, Wal-Mart released its profit report. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]

((STOCKS SLUMPED TUESDAY.
THE DOW INDUSTRIALS DROPPED 62-AND-A-HALF POINTS. WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST 15-AND-A-HALF .
WHOLESALE PRICES LAST MONTH POSTED THEIR BIGGEST RISE IN NEARLY 15 YEARS -- LEADING TO INFLATION WORRIES. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX, WHICH MEASURES THE PRICE OF GOODS BEFORE THEY REACH THE CONSUMER, ROSE ONE-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT LAST MONTH. THAT'S COMPARED TO SEPTEMBER'S ONE-TENTH OF A PERCENT RISE.
WAL-MART, THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER, REPORTED AN INCREASE IN THIRD QUARTER PROFITS BUT SAID SALES GREW AT THEIR SLOWEST RATE IN MORE THAN 18 MONTHS. THIRD QUARTER INCOME AMOUNTED TO NEARLY TWO-POINT-3 BILLION DOLLARS. THAT'S COMPARED TO JUST OVER TWO-BILLION DURING THE QUARTER A YEAR AGO, AND IN LINE WITH WALL STREET ESTIMATES. THE COMPANY POSTED QUARTERLY SALES OF 68-POINT-FIVE BILLION, UP NINE-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. WAL-MART ALSO RAISED FULL-YEAR EARNINGS ESTIMATES.
SHARES OF GOOGLE DROPPED MORE THAN SIX-PERCENT, A DAY BEFORE EMPLOYEES AND EARLY INVESTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BEGIN SELLING 39-MILLION SHARES. ANOTHER 227-MILLION LOCKED-UP SHARES ARE SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE BETWEEN DECEMBER AND MID-FEBRUARY.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M JOHN LISK.))

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


[RAMS-AM]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC 2:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


It's an elementary school designed to help students learn.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

News 7 got a look inside the brand new Roanoke Academy of Math and Sciences -- along with principals from city schools. The school has exposed trusses meant to help students learn how structures are built. Geometric designs will help with math skills. They're several outdoor learning areas, including a science area where students can harvest plants.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'VE ALSO ]

((DAVID BANDY/ARCHITECT: WE'VE ALSO LOOKED AT WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, HOW TEACHERS WORK, HOW STUDENTS LEARN MAKE IT A PLACE STUDENTS LOOK FORWARD TO COMING TO EVERYDAY.))
[SUPER=01-David Bandy/Architect;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=TO EVERYDAY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The school is air conditioned and wired for state of the art computer systems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE TECHNOLOGY ]

((TONI BELTON/RAMS PRINCIPAL: THE TECHNOLOGY IS PHENOMENAL. EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE WILL BE IN THOSE ROOMS.))
[SUPER=01-Toni Belton/RAMS Principal;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=THOSE ROOMS]
(------------)

It also has a full size gym that will be available for public use. Construction actually come in under budget at just under 11 million dollars. The move will take place over Christmas break.
(------------)


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


Here's what's making news--
(----------------)
[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An Amber Alert is out for a missing Danville boy.
Two- year- old A'Mario Jermae Stevens was staying with his grandmother, when Danville police say his mother took him.
(----------------)
[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Many residents say the city is taking too long deciding the future of Victory Stadium.
More than 100 people came out for a public forum last night at Lucy Addison Middle School.
(----------------)
[ENG#=3]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-New Castle]


Meanwhile, the standoff is over between the Craig County School Board and the Board of Supervisors.
Last night, the supervisors released the school system's November appropriation of nearly 530- thousand dollars.
(----------------)





[11Franklin-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:42:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Some Franklin County residents say they don't want an airport in their backyard... and will do everything they can to get their way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The county recently announced plans to build a general aviation airport near Colonial Turnpike and Patti Road. But, the 18-residents whose property will be affected want to know why they weren't consulted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 617]
[IN Q=i've spent a lot]

((JIM POWELL/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: I'VE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FENCING, A LOT OF MONEY ON BOND, I'VE GROOMED THIS PLACE FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER, AND NOW I'VE WORKED MYSELF TO DEATH ON IT, AND NOW THEY WRITE ME A LETTER TELLING ME, NOT ASKING ME IF I'D LIKE TO SELL MY PLACE, BUT TELLING ME THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Anderson/Franklin Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=going to take it]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

County officials say they were only following federal guidelines.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:50]
[IN Q=our study plan]

((BONNIE JOHNSON/FRANKLIN CO. ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: OUR STUDY PLAN WAS APPROVED BY THE FUNDING AGENCIES, THE FAA AND DOAB, AND THEY HAVE TOLD US THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING A PROPER JOB OF WHAT WE WERE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Franklin Co. Assistant Administrator;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=what we're doing]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

The county says it is willing to work with the residents, as the process continues.
(------------)