[VOBTrailer-Park]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-52 TC 3:13]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


There's new developments in the case of a trailer park with a history of pollution problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


22-families who live in the Hardy Road Trailer Park have been told they must leave within 30-days.
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[SOT 16:31:14; 16:33:47; ]
[IN Q=My concern is for]

((BILL ONDELL/RESIDENT: MY CONCERN IS FOR THESE FOLKS UP THERE THAT DON'T HAVE NOWHERE TO GO. I'M GOING TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO GO BUT THESE PEOPLE AIEN'T.)) ((JUSTIN LEFTWICH: WE DON'T HAVE NOWHERE TO GO. WE WILL BE TRYING TO LIVE SOMEWHERE WITH FAMILY OR GO SOMEWHERE THAT WILL HELP US.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Ondell/Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Justin Leftwich/Resident; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=that will help us]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Month; :]


The park's owner D.J. Cooper was indicted last month for ongoing sewage problems at the trailer park.
Cooper has capped the sewage discharge pipe and is now pumping it out and hauling it to a local treatment center.


But 22 trailers are still connected to the sewage lagoon and Cooper told residents to fix the problem permanently they must all leave.
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[Intelligence-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

Congress looks poised to vote on an Intelligence Reform bill- now that a key holdout says he backs the measure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.]

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter announced he supports the legislation because new language clarifies military access to spy satellites. The deal clears the way for a vote in the house as early as this morning. Another Republican Committee Chairman is keeping up his opposition, but supporters believe the bill has enough votes to pass
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[VOB-Karzai]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

The first popularly elected President has been sworn-in in Afghanistan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan]

Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye)thanked the United States for helping to rout terrorists from his country. In his inaugural speech, he vowed to crack down on drugs, disarm militias and improve the standards of living. Karzai says his country has ``left a hard and dark past behind'' and is opening a new chapter.
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[SOT-karzai bite -after cheney's/later in pkg]
[IN Q=Individual acts]
[SUPER=01-Hamid Karzai/President of Afghanistan]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=continue to search them.]
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[VO-NAT]

Karzai reiterated that even though things were moving in a positive direction, the fight against terrorism is not over. Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were among the dignitaries on hand for the ceremony.


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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC1:54:57]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=4]


State lawmakers say a fight over transportation funding may be brewing in the General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Mark Warner says he will outline a plan to address transportation needs later this week.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


And yesterday in Roanoke, lawmakers said transportation funding will likely be a point of contention in the legislature.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think there's any]

((WILLIAM FRALIN: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY CONTENTION ABOUT THE NEED, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF FIGURING OUT THE BEST WAY TO PAY FOR IT AND THE BEST WAY TO GO ABOUT THAT. AND I THINK ULTIMATELY WE WILL COME OUT OF THE SESSION WITH A TRANSPORTATION PLAN THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR VIRGINIA.)) ((ONZLEE WARE: I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THERE. I THINK THE GOVERNOR WILL ALLOCATE SOME FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION, BUT QUITE FRANKLY I THINK THE NEXT GOVERNOR IS GOING TO HAVE A BIG DECISION TO MAKE HOW HE'S GOING TO IMPROVE AND FUND TRANSPORTATION AS FAR AS REVENUE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. William Fralin/(R) Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Onzlee Ware/(D) Roanoke; :15]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=as far as revenue.]
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=HOLD]


Lawmakers will be working with a budget surplus approaching one *BILLION* dollars, but they warn that major spending commitments will eat up a large chunk of that money before any *NEW* initiatives can be considered.

[11GOP-Surplus]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC1:36:06]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=1]


State Republicans believe taxpayers should benefit from the surplus. They want to see that money returned to *YOU.*
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


Lynchburg G-O-P chairman Wendell Walker introduced a resolution at the party's annual meeting over the weekend.
Walker also says the 17-Republican delegates who crossed the aisle to help push through a tax increase are now on notice that their jobs may not be safe.
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[SOT 14:30:42]
[IN Q=They were listening]

((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: THEY WERE LISTENING TO BAD ADVICE, LISTENING TO THE WRONG PARTY. I THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY THAT THEY CAN REDEEM THEMSELVES IS TO GO DOWN AND SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD RETURN A PORTION OF THAT TAX MONEY BACK TO THE TAXPAYERS.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=back to the taxpayers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant was one of those lawmakers featured on a "Least Wanted" poster circulating at this weekend's G-O-P event.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=HOLD]


Bryant says he's already considering a proposal that would speed up the elimination of the food tax.

[11Sugar-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:22:06]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/Auburn]
[ENG#=2]

Many Hokie fans are planning their trip to the Sugar Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Travel agents say their phones have been ringing non-stop since the Tech-Miami game ended on Saturday. People are lining up at agencies for tickets and are bombarding the phone, fax and websites. University Travel in Blacksburg expects to help more than 5-thousand people get to New Orleans.
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[SOT: 49:21:00 ]
[IN Q=Expect to be]

((BILL: EXPECT TO BE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT POSSIBLY BY THE END OF THE WEEK, SO I ENCOURAGE ANYBODY WHO HASN'T MADE RESERVATIONS TO CALL, GET ONLINE AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Ortega/University Travel;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=make your reservation (2ND REF)]
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[VO-NAT]

The University will have about 35-thousand tickets, but many are already spoken for. The school will release information on student tickets by Wednesday.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, the debate over shipping wine out of state goes before the Supreme Court today.
Marcella Palmer has more on that and yesterday's closing numbers in today's Marketwatch
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]

((THE U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR CASES TODAY OUT OF NEW YORK AND MICHIGAN WHICH CHALLENGE LAWS PROHIBITING OUT OF STATE WINERIES FROM SHIPPING WINE RIGHT TO CONSUMERS, WHILE ALLOWING IN STATE WINERIES TO SHIP ALCOHOL DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS WITH IN THEIR BOARDERS. A DECISION WON'T COME DOWN UNTIL LATE SPRING, AND COULD IMPACT THE WINE TRADE AND OTHER INTERNET BUSINESSES.
BIOGEN SAYS NEW DATA SUGGESTS ITS DRUG ZEVALIN APPEARS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN TREATING LYMPHOMA, AND SHOWS PROMISE IN TREATING A VARIETY OF SUB TYPES OF THE DISEASE, AS WELL AS PREVENTING RELAPSES...
THE MARKET ENDED MONDAY MIXED. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 45. AND THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 3. CRUDE-OIL CLIMBED BACK ABOVE 43 DOLLARS A BARREL IN LATE AFTERNOON TRADING, BUT ENDED UP CLOSING AT $42.98.
CIRCUIT CITY STUNNED WALL STREET MONDAY WITH A SURPRISING 3RD QUARTER SALES DROP.... A SIGN ITS BIGGER COMPETITOR BEST BUY IS ATTRACTING SOME CIRCUIT CITY CUSTOMERS... THE COMPANY FELT THE EFFECTS OF AMONG THINGS, CUTBACKS IN MOVIE, MUSIC AND SOFTWARE PROMOTIONS.
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]


[11Barnette]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC31:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


No reprieve for a man convicted of killing two people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Yesterday, a federal appeals court said Aquillia (A-keel-ia) Barnette's death sentence should stand.
In 1996, Barnette carjacked and killed a man in Charlotte, then drove to Roanoke and murdered Robin Williams.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=None]


Four years ago, the appeals court vacated Barnette's death sentence because the trial judge improperly excluded a defense expert's testimony during the sentencing phase.
A second jury also recommended the death sentence in 2002, and this time the appeals court found no evidence the sentence was imposed arbitrarily.

[MD-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]
[ENG#=2]


The FBI is investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed more than a dozen expensive homes in an environmentally-sensitive area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indian Head, MD]

It happened just before dawn yesterday in a neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C. 12 houses...in various stages of construction...were destroyed.
29 others were damaged.
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[SOT- first bite in orr pkg]
[IN Q=We have been able...]

((FARON TAYLOR, MD ASST FIRE MARSHAL: We have been able to go through several of the homes that sustained relatively minor damage. In each of those fires we were also able to determine the cause and that was incendiary. In other words

that was arson.))
[SUPER=01-Faron Taylor/Maryland Assistant Fire Marshal]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.. that was arson.]
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[VO-NAT]

Investigators aren't sure who's responsible, but suspect it could be "eco-terrorists." The neighborhood- which is near a nature preserve- has drawn criticism from environmentalists concerned that over-development may threaten Chesapeake Bay wetlands.
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[Chicago-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=3]

Hundreds of Chicago firefighters spent the night battling a downtown high rise fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]

The blaze reportedly sent 34 people to area hospitals- it's believed more than half of those injured are firefighters. The fire broke out on the 29th floor of the 43-story Lasalle (La-Sal) bank building. Office workers inside the building described how firefighters helped them to safety. The fire is out, but crews continue to monitor hot spots.
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(Susan tosses to bump) [BUMP]

[COMM] [6-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC54:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The city of Roanoke is hoping a pay raise will keep more police officers on the job.
And yesterday, the city's sheriff said his staff deserves the same consideration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials proposed the mid- year adjustment, because the police department is losing too many officers to other agencies.
Police Chief Joe Gaskins says the department and the citizens benefit by keeping experienced officers on the street.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it sends a message]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE CHIEF: I THINK IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THEM THAT WE THE CITY ALL OF US VALUE THESE PEOPLE AND WHAT THEY DO AND WE'RE WILLING TO DO AS MUCH IN TERMS OF PAYING THEM AND KEEPING THEM ON THE JOB AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke City Police Chief]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=as we possibly can.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff George McMillan asked city officials to do the same for his staff.
He argued that a pay raise for police will make it harder for the sheriff's department to recruit and retain experienced employees.
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[11Virginia-Works]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC59:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The governor hopes to jump start the economies of southside and southwest Virginia with a new approach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Governor Warner says even with more than 21- thousand new jobs created in the two regions- more must be done. His new initiative called "Virginia Works" would reinvest more than 20- million dollars in economic development.
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[SOT 19:40:34]
[IN Q=We've got to recognize]

((MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE THAT AS HARD AS OUR EFFORT HAS BEEN TO BRING TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES IN, WE'VE GOT TO DO MORE AND WITH PARTS OF VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY ROARING, IF WE CAN'T MAKE THE INVESTMENT IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS NOW THEN WHEN WILL WE MAKE THAT INVESTMENT.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=we make that investment]
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[VO-NAT]

The plan calls for enhancements to Virginia's billion dollar tourism industry and the creation of a community development bank.
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[6-Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wachovia is cutting a few jobs in Roanoke.
The bank is eliminating 28 positions in its customer support group... 14 of those in Roanoke.
The reductions take effect in April.
The company said it was a difficult decision, but an analysis showed these jobs were redundant.
At the same time, Wachovia says it's creating 12 new customer support positions, at several locations.
One of those will be a team leader position in Roanoke.
Now here's a look at your local stocks. [Susan TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]

[11Beheler]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC49:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A retired A-B-C agent in Franklin County will NOT be charged in the death of his girlfriend. Jimmy Beheler and Sharon Edwards were on their way to a picnic in May, when Edwards apparently jumped out of his pickup truck. Witnesses in a car going the opposite way told police Beheler assaulted Edwards, but Beheler says he was trying to stop her from grabbing the wheel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 27;]

The evidence apparently was not convincing enough to a grand jury -- which rejected an indictment against Beheler for involuntary manslaughter.
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[SOT 540]
[IN Q=i don't think]

((JOEL BRANSCOM: SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IN THE GRAND JURY THOUGHT THIS WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN ACCIDENT, BUT THEY WEREN'T WILLING TO CONNECT IT TOTALLY TO MISTER BEHELER.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Special Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=mister beheler]
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[VO-NAT]

Branscom says an autopsy was inconclusive, but showed Edwards had a blood-alcohol level more than TWICE the legal limit. Branscom says Beheler also had alcohol in his system -- however, it was BELOW the legal limit.
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