[VOB-Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


The military says a suspected militant in Iraq was killed when the roadside bomb he was planting exploded prematurely.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Pentagon officials believe a suicide bomber infiltrated the U-S base in Mosul, leaving 14 U-S troops and four American civilian workers dead.
The F-B-I is now working with the military in the investigation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At this point]

((GEN. RICHARD MYERS/CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS AN IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE WORN BY AN ATTACKER. ))
[SUPER=01-Gen. Richard Meyers/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman;]
[RUNS=:07] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=by an attacker.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landstuhl, Germany;]


Officials aren't yet saying whether the attacker worked on the base, or got in some other way.
Meanwhile, a transport plane carried 42 wounded Americans to the U-S air base in Germany for treatment.
Most suffered broken bones, but eight are listed in critical condition.
(------------)



[11Families-React]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC48:40]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]
[ENG#=2]


Governor Warner has ordered flags in King George and Stafford Counties lowered to half-staff.
That's where the two Virginia National Guard soldiers killed in Tuesday's mess-hall attack were from.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-King George Co.]


A sign outside the King George Fire Department honors 20 year old Nick Mason.
Mason was a volunteer firefighter and had completed his freshman year at Virginia Tech when he was called to active duty with the 276th Engineering Battalion.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we're]

((DIANE ESKEY KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL; I THINK WE'RE ALL JUST REALLY SHOCKED BECAUSE YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS STUFF. BECAUSE YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS STUFF IN THE NEWS. WE KNOW WHATS GOING . BUT THE REALITY IS JUST LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE. ))
[SUPER=01-Diane Eskey/King George High School]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=a slap in the face]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Mason was scheduled to return home in February.
The identity of the Stafford County soldier has not yet been released.
(------------)



[Snow-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]
[ENG#=3]


Snow, ice and sleet are causing holiday travel problems from New Mexico to the Great Lakes.
At least six people have been killed in weather- related accidents.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]


The National Weather Service says before the snow stops falling today, parts of Ohio could see as much as 20- inches on the ground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Is this the most treacherous driving]

((Is this the most treacherous driving you've seen in a while? SAM DANKS/STRANDED MOTORIST: ACTUALLY YES IT IS. I NORMALLY DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS DRIVING IN THE SNOW BUT THIS IS SOME PRETTY SERIOUS STUFF. ))
[SUPER=01-Sam Danks/Stranded Motorist;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=serious stuff.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


By last night, a foot of snow had already covered dozens of counties in Indiana and Illinois.
The storm is causing delays for airports in the region, and residents are being urged to stay off the roads.
(------------)



[11Natural-Gas]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:12:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Natural gas bills may be higher this winter because of a clerical error.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Last month, a clerk for Dominion gas accidentally emailed the wrong storage report to the Energy Information Administration. The file wrongly indicated a large, unexpected withdrawal from natural gas inventories, causing prices to soar for the month of December.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 652 ]
[IN Q=that price]

((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS COMPANY CEO: THAT PRICE DIDN'T LOOK REASONABLE TO US AND SUSTAINABLE BASED ON WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS GOING ON IN THE INDUSTRY, SO WE ONLY BOUGHT WHAT WE HAD TO BUY FOR THAT BASE LOAD FOR DECEMBER.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas Company CEO;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=base load for December]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

To make up for those costs, Roanoke Gas Company says customers should still expect an increase of about five dollars over the winter period. Meanwhile, Dominion says it has changed its procedures to prevent future mistakes.
(------------)



[11Monty-Water]


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


Crews in Montgomery County are still working to repair leaks in the Price's Fork Water System.
Additional supply connections were brought online yesterday that should help speed up the repairs.
Officials are still asking residents to conserve, though water quality has not been affected.

[PKGTech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC 27.44]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]
[ENG#=1]


There's a lot of hoopla in Blacksburg these days.
That's because Virginia Tech's men's basketball team is now in the ACC.
And as Justin McLeod discovered it's nearly impossible to get tickets to see Hokie hoops.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Annette Perkins/Virginia Tech Basketball Fan; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Smith/Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing; :29]
[SUPER=01-Fred Tilley/Virginia Tech Basketball Fan; :59]
[SUPER=01-Rich Carpenter/Virginia Tech Basketball Fan; 1:15]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


((((NAT SOUND OF PLAY AND THEN CHEERING AT 31:23))
You'll hear a lot more noise these days at Virginia Tech men's basketball games. ((NAT SOUND OF CHEERING AT 34:29))
That's because there are a lot more people, thanks to Tech's membership into the ACC.
[SOT 10:08]
[IN Q=I think it's wonderful]

((ANNETTE PERKINS/BASKETBALL FAN: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. I THINK WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT FOR A LONG TIME. I THINK IT'S GREAT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=IT'S GREAT]


It's so great virtually every home basketball game is sold out this season. (SIGN)
Take Sunday's game against North Carolina, there were very few empty seats.
[SOT 3:14]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((SANDY SMITH/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR TICKETING: I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER SEE WHERE YOU CAN JUST COME IN AND BUY A TICKET ANYMORE JUST OFF THE STREET.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=JUST OFF THE STREET]


Here's why.
Two years ago, Tech had sold just over three thousand season tickets, now it's more than 8 thousand.
That leaves roughly 1800 tickets, and those go to students.
The only tickets available to the public will be the ones the students fail to pick up.
[SOT 3:59]
[IN Q=But I don't see]

((SANDY SMITH/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR TICKETING: BUT I DON'T SEE ANY CONFERENCE GAME THIS YEAR WHERE WE'LL HAVE A TICKET FOR SALE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=ticket for sale]


Those lucky enough to see the games say Virginia Tech and the ACC are a perfect combination.
[SOT 8:36]
[IN Q=I think the ACC]

((FRED TILLEY/VT BASKETBALL FAN: I THINK THE ACC IS THE BEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY AND EVERY ACC TEAM THAT COMES IN HERE IT'S EXCITING TO PLAY)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=exciting to play]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE GAME))
But fans also realize expectations are greater now that they're in a premier conference.
[SOT 13:33]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((RICK CARPENTER: IT'S GOING TO BE A STRUGGLE. WE'VE BEEN BAPTIZED AND NOW WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IN THE ACC.))
[Runs05]
[OUT Q=TO PLAY IN THE ACC]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MEN'S BASKETBALL HAS BECOME SO POPULAR TECH SAYS IT NOW HAS SCALPERS AT THE GAMES, SOMETHING THE UNIVERSITY HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, General Motors is expected to cut hundreds of salaried positions.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=In N.Y. I'm Marcella Palmer.]

((THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY LOSES ITS APPEAL OVER AIRLINE SMOKE... A STATE APPEALS COURT HAS UPHELD A HALF MILLION DOLLAR AWARD TO A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO BLAMED SECOND HAND SMOKE ON BOARD PLANES FOR HER BRONCHITIS AND SINUS DISEASE. THE DECISION COULD CLEAR THE WAY FOR UP TO 3-THOUSAND SIMILAR DAMAGE CLAIMS.
GENERAL MOTORS, THE WORLD'S LARGEST AUTO MAKER WILL OFFER BUYOUT PACKAGES FOR SOME OF ITS SALARIED EMPLOYEES IN THE U-S. THE MONEY SAVING PROGRAM IS REPORTEDLY EXPECTED TO CUT HUNDREDS OF THE COMPANIES 38-THOUSAND SALARIED WORKERS.
KRAFT FOODS IS SELLING ITS YOGURT BUSINESS TO COOL BRANDS THE MAKER OF ESKIMO PIES FOR 59 MILLION DOLLARS.
AND....GOVERNMENT SPONSORED MORTGAGE FINANCE COMPANY FANNIE MAE IS EVALUATING CAPITAL LEVELS. THIS AFTER TWO TOP EXECUTIVES LEFT THE COMPANY UNDER PRESSURE FOLLOWING AN ACCOUNTING SCANDAL. THE COMPANY WILL HAVE TO RESTATE EARNINGS FOR THE PAST 4-YEARS WHICH COULD RESULT IN A 9-BILLION DOLLAR REDUCTION IN EARNINGS.
STOCKS WEDNESDAY EXTENDED THEIR PRE-HOLIDAY RALLY CLIMBING TO NEW 3.5 YEAR HIGHS... THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 56.... THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 6...
THE MARKET GOT A BOOST FROM A DROP IN OIL PRICES WHICH CLOSED AT $44.24 A BARREL, DOWN MORE THAN 3%.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS 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]


[Dick-Clark]


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


It looks like New Year's Rockin' Eve will be rockin' without legendary host Dick Clark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Clark will likely spend New Year's Eve in a hospital instead of Times Square.
The 75- year-old reportedly suffered a minor stroke earlier this month.
According to his publicist, Clark is out of intensive care and is doing rehab in the hospital.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=None]


Regis Philbin is expected to take his place for the traditional dropping of the ball.

[6-Shell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:51:11]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Shell]
[ENG#=2]

A well known Radford photographer, accused in the death of one of his models, won't be going on trial anytime soon.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Yesterday, a judge postponed the January trial for Bob Shell. He's charged with felony murder in the death of 19 year old Marion Franklin. Franklin died of a morphine over dose in Shell's studio in June of 2003. The judge moved the trial because a digital camera expert for the defense won't be available until late January.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:14:45:00 TO :56]
[IN Q=iT'S VITALLY]

((SMALL: IT'S VITALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE HAVE SHOW THAT THE CAMERA IN QUESTION WAS INCAPABLE OF PRODUCING THE ACCURATE DATE TIME STAMPS ON WHICH THE COMMONWEALTH IS RELYING..))
[SUPER=01-Marc Small/Shell's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=commonwealth is relying.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Much of the Commonwealth's case relies on pictures and video. A new trial date will be set in March.
(------------)

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[6-Radford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:20:20]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]



[ENG#=3]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The trial of 21 year old Roy Omar Hodge is just three weeks away. Yesterday, the judge ordered the prosecution to give the defense more details on its case.
[SUPER=04-May;]

Hodge is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 25 year old Brian Keith Gray. Gray was shot and killed in his Radford apartment last May, in what police are calling a home-invasion drug robbery.
Police believe Hodge did not pull the trigger, but was an accomplice in the killing.
(------------)



(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM] [11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC1:32:25]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]
[ENG#=4]


Governor Mark Warner says 2004 was a good year for Virginia finances.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

It took nearly two months longer than expected, but lawmakers passed a tax reform package that Warner says made Virginia's tax code more fair. It also raised the sales and cigarette tax- a move Warner says was necessary to meet future demands on state money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:12:57]
[IN Q=I can predict with absolute]

((MARK WARNER: I CAN PREDICT WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY THAT NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE WITH CAR TAX, K-12 EDUCATION AND MEDICAID, OUR HEALTH CARE FOR OUR POORER VIRGINIANS, ABOUT TWO AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS OF MANDATED NEW SPENDING REQUIREMENTS.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=NEW SPENDING REQUIREMENTS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Warner says he's proud of the way lawmakers put partisanship aside to agree on a state budget.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll hear Warner's goals for 2005 and what he plans to do after his term as governor.

[11Sayre]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC44:19]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/ACC]
[ENG#=1]


Virginia Tech's success on the football field means big business for a Buena Vista company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

Sayre Enterprises manufactures sports apparel for its University Sportswear stores across Virginia. Since Virginia Tech's win at Miami, Hokie merchandise has been flying off the shelves. The company also makes apparel for other schools, and is anticipating higher sales for J-M-U merchandise after its Division one - double-A national championship. Sayre employs about 140 people in Buena Vista.
(------------)



[11Fresh-Market]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC38:10]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, another supermarket is coming to southwest Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Fresh Market has signed a lease with Towers mall.
The gourmet food chain based in Greensboro will move into the old Heironimous space.
Fresh Market specializes in perishable and specialty foods.
It has locations across the southeast.
The company says the new Roanoke store should open sometime this spring.
(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


In other business news, a slide in crude oil prices helped add fuel to another stock market rally. The Dow yesterday closed at a new three and a half year high. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((U-S STOCKS ROSE AGAIN WEDNESDAY. THE DOW INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2001, RISING MORE THAN 56 POINTS TO 10,815. IT'S NOW JUMPED MORE THAN A THOUSAND POINTS SINCE LATE OCTOBER. THE NASDAQ ALSO ROSE SIX. ONE BIG FACTOR SPARKING THOSE GAINS... OIL PRICES FELL SHARPLY, AS INVENTORIES OF CRUDE OIL, GASOLINE AND THE DISTILLATE FUELS, LIKE DIESEL AND HEATING OIL, ROSE MORE THAN EXPECTED. U.S. LIGHT CRUDE FOR FEBRUARY DELIVERY CLOSED AT 44-24, DOWN A DOLLAR-AND-A-HALF FOR THE DAY AND WELL BELOW THE ALL-TIME HIGH OF 55-65 NEAR THE END OF OCTOBER. GENERAL MOTORS' WORK FORCE COULD BE SMALLER IN 2005. ACCORDING TO THE DETROIT NEWS, THE AUTOMOTIVE GIANT PLANS TO BUY OUT SOME U-S BASED WHITE-COLLAR EMPLOYEES AND INDUCE OTHERS TO RETIRE EARLY -- SEVERAL HUNDRED WORKERS IN TOTAL. A COMPANY SPOKESMAN SAYS IT'S "VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT" HOW MANY WORKERS WILL ACTUALLY VOLUNTEER FOR THE SEVERANCE DEAL. THE DETROIT NEWS SAYS G-M HAS ALREADY ELIMINATED ABOUT SIX-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES IN THE U-S SINCE 2000. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE. ))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Motel-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC35:54]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=2]


Police have finally identified the man who was murdered at a Roanoke motel.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


He is 52 year old Lonnie Marsh.
On Monday, police discovered Marsh's body in a room at the American Motel on Williamson Road.
He'd been stabbed.
Roanoke Police have made no arrests and are asking anyone with information about the crime to give them a call.
(------------)



[11Henry-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Robbery]


Henry County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man they say robbed the Bojangles in Collinsville.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE BAILEY FS] Officers say just after midnight Tuesday, nineteen year old Robert Eugene Bailey of Martinsville and another white male approached a Bojangles worker as he was leaving to make a bank deposit.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Authorities say they demanded money and left on foot going south on Virginia Avenue.

[11Danville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Robbery]

Danville police are looking for a man who robbed a bank there last week.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MARSHALL FS] Officers say Thirty-seven year old Anthony *Todd* Marshall of Danville entered Virginia Bank and Trust armed with a gun. He robbed two tellers of an undisclosed amount of money. He left the scene on a red and white dirt bike, which was recovered by police a short time later behind the Parker Road Trailer Park.
(XXXXXXX)





[6-Hardy-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-56 C03:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Residents arguing for more time before being evicted from the Hardy Trailer Park will have to wait until after the holidays for the judge to hear their case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

The judge granted D-J Cooper, owner of the trailer park, more time to prepare before he has to defend the 60 day eviction notice he gave residents. Some residents don't believe that is enough time and are arguing for 120 days.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:43:23]
[IN Q=That's what everyone is worrying]

((ELIZABETH THRUSH:THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE IS WORRYING ABOUT. TRYING TO DISPOSE OF THEM OR MOVE THEM OUT. WE DON'T HAVE TIME AS IT STANDS NOW UNTIL WE GET THE INJUNCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Thrush/Hardy Trailer Court Association;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=until we get the injunction.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;]

The residents have to move because Cooper was forced to shut down a sewage lagoon connected to their homes. Thrush says it's difficult to find a new trailer park and that some residents will have to decide whether they will move their trailers or dispose of them. The residents say they will continue to fight for the extra 60 days they need in order to move.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[5-Jail-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=504-14 9:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=1]


A Roanoke City inmate is back behind bars after taking an impromptu holiday break.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

33-year-old Christopher Grant Brenner was apprehended just after two o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Laurel Ridge Apartments. The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office says Brenner switched identification armbands with 27-year-old Gregory Lee Ledbetter and was
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

released from the Roanoke City jail at 9:40 yesterday morning. Ledbetter- who authorities say could have been released as early as April - had been granted a week long holiday furlough.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@22:15:42.05]
[IN Q=Sometime between last couple of days...]

((JIM BRUBAKER/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: SOMETIME BETWEEN LAST COUPLE OF DAYS THESE TWO INMATES POSSIBLY OTHERS, I NOT SURE YET AT THIS TIME, CAME UP WITH AN ELABORATE SCHEME TO WHERE THE INMATES SWITCHED IDENTITIES AND WHEN WE WENT TO GET THE INMATE FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, THE OTHER ONE CAME OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Brubaker/Roanoke City Sheriff's Department]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.. one came out.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Both Brenner and Ledbetter are under segregated lock down yesterday.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHICS=None]

Major Brubaker says the jail processes about 10-thousand inmates every year and that the public shouldn't be concerned- this is only the second escape he remembers in his more than 23-years with the department.

[6-Stolen-Mail]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC20:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


U-S postal officials in Roanoke are returning thousands of pieces of stolen mail to the rightful owners.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Last week, a postal worker at the Main office was fired, after officials suspected he was stealing mail. Charges against the man are pending. In the meantime, officials say they hope to return the stolen mail to customers as quickly as possible. (------------)