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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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After much criticism and debate- the fight over a proposed jail in Roanoke County has turned a corner. After four and a half hours, the supervisors voted four to one to move forward with a study on the Higginbotham Farm site.
But in a surprise move- it also decided to take a closer look at its current facility. Susan Bahorich explains.
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[IN Q=We did the best... ]
[SUPER=01-Pam Berberich/Citizen's Advisory Committee; :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :24]
[SUPER=01-Bob Seymour/Roanoke Co. Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-J. C. Whitlock/Roanoke Co. Resident; :37]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; 1:07]
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[OUTQ=SB, NEWS7.]


((SORRY NO CLOSED CAPTIONING))


[6-General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC30:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legistlature]
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State lawmakers will get back to work later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The now quiet House and Senate will overflow later today when the 2005 session convenes. Governor Mark Warner says he's looking forward to a productive session, but urges legislators not to make too many spending commitments. He says more than two- billion dollars in additional spending will be needed during the next budget cycle.
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[SOT 11:52:41]
[IN Q=We will have the resources]

((MARK WARNER: WE WILL HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO THAT IF WE DON'T GO OFF AND SPEND WILLY NILLY OR END UP TAKING AWAY REVENUES OVER THE LONG HAUL.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
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[OUT Q=over the long haul]
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[VO-NAT]

A number of Republican legislators spent the day promoting bills they'll sponsor this year. Delegate Scott Lingamfelter will push a bill requiring the governor to conduct an independent audit of the Commonwealth. He says the process could cost as much as 13- million- dollars, but thinks a fresh pair of eyes could find waste that internal officials miss.
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[SOT 12:39:09]
[IN Q=I hope that the next]

((DEL. SCOTT LINGAMFELTER: I HOPE THAT THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, WHOEVER THAT MAY BE, WILL TAKE THIS BILL AND USE IT AS ANY GOOD CEO WOULD AND DO AN AUDIT OF THE COMPANY THAT HE HAS JUST TAKEN OVER TO ENSURE THAT HE HAS THE BEST POSSIBLE VIEW OF THE POTENTIAL FOR REFORM IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Scott Lingamfelter/(R) Woodbridge;]
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[OUT Q=reform in the Commonwealth]
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[VO-NAT]

Legislators will consider thousands of bills during the 45 day session.
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[WIPE TO STATE OF COMM. FS]
It gets underway at Noon.
WDBJ-7 will carry Warner's State of the Commonwealth address live this evening, beginning at Seven o-clock.
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[Bush-Education]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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This week President Bush is trying to make some headway on his second term agenda.
Yesterday he held a forum outlining his plan to revamp social security.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Today he turns his attention to an ambitious education proposal.
It would require high school seniors to take math and reading tests, just as younger students are now required to complete under the No Child Left Behind Law.
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[Australia-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Firefighters are struggling to contain Australia's deadliest wildfire in more than two decades.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eyre Peninsula, Australia;]


Officials say nine people have been killed so far, and six others are missing.
The fire started Monday and has burned more than 350- thousand acres of grass and farmland in South Australia.
Strong winds and hot temperatures have fanned the flames.
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[IN Q=I can only]

((JOHN HOWARD/AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER:I CAN ONLY AGAIN EXPRESS MY PROFOUND SADNESS AND SYMPATHY, MYSELF AND MY WIFE AND MY COLLEAGUES TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SO SUDDENLY DEVASTATED. ))
[SUPER=01-John Howard/Australian Prime Minister;]
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[OUT Q=suddenly devastated]
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[VO-NAT]


Among the victims were two children who burned to death in cars as they tried to flee the fire.
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[CA-Mudslides]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Searchers are working against time in La Conchita, California, where a mudslide buried much of the town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-La Conchita, CA;]


Nearly 600 workers have been digging through tons of mud and more than a dozen crushed homes.
Authorities say this is still a rescue operation.
Using high tech listening devices, crews heard faint sounds yesterday morning, but pulled out three more bodies from the rubble.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The faint sound]

((BOB ROPER/VENTURA CO., CA FIRE CHIEF: THE FAINT SOUND DOES KEEP THE ADRENALINE GOING IN THE RESCUE WORKERS/// THERE IS THAT GLIMMER OF HOPE ON US AND THE COMMUNITY BEHIND US THAT WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE AT SAVING SOMEBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Roper/Ventura Co., CA Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=of saving somebody.]
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[VO-NAT]


The death toll now stands at six, with a dozen people still missing.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Intel says it had record sales in the fourth quarter, but profits fell two percent from a year ago. The company also issued a slightly rosier-than-expected outlook for the first quarter of this year. Intel says sales should range between eight-point-eight billion dollars and nine-point-four billion.
In other news, stocks closed lower yesterday Trish Regan has more on that in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Trish Regan/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm Trish Regan.]

((Investors are hoping for a better day on wall street. In yesterday' session, the dow lost 65.81...and The nasdaq closed down 17.42.
Watch shares of Advanced Micro Devices today...the company's lack-luster sales outlook has investors worried it will miss its revenue targets...and shares plunged on the news.
Shares of Taser International will be in the spotlight again today. The company's stock plunged nearly 30 percent yesterday after the company said it may see some delays in orders.
Apple is moving into the low-cost computer business. Today Chief Executive Steve Jobs introduced a slimmed-down version of the company's Macintosh computer -- the Mac Mini, priced from $499.
The new desktops will be available beginning Jan. 22.
And finally, it's going to be quote -- "another splendid year" for the real estate market, according to Freddie Mac. The Mortgage Finance Company predicts that fixed-rate mortgage rates will rise modestly while home prices continue to climb.
The price of an average single-family home is expected to rise 7 percent in value this year...and 30-year mortgages are likely to average around 6 percent.
For more on all these stories, go online to cbs marketwatch.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[6-Wythe-Meth]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-54 TC30:25]
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Wythe County made several arrests in a Methamphetamine bust this week, but one suspect is still on the loose. Drug Enforcement Agents and sheriff's deputies rounded up four people Monday, and served warrants to another four people who were already in jail. The group faces federal drug conspiracy charges for making and selling meth. A year long investigation led to the bust.
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[VO-NAT]

Police are still looking for 23 year old Shawn Michael Wright of Max Meadows. If you have any information you're asked to call the Wythe County Sheriff's office at 276-223-6000.
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[11Hodge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC1:49:02]
[GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea]
[ENG#=2]

The accomplice in a deadly Radford robbery will spend the next seven years behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

21 year old Roy Omar Hodge yesterday entered a plea agreement with the Commonwealth that spared him a first degree murder charge. Instead he plead guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. 25 year old Brian Keith Gray was shot to death in his Radford apartment last May, in what police call a home invasion drug robbery. A judge agreed to the deal, sentencing Hodge to seven years and six months in jail. He cited Hodge's cooperation with police as a reason for the lighter than normal sentence.
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[11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC1:10:16]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Accident]
[ENG#=3]


The driver of a car that collided with a Roanoke County school bus has been charged with reckless driving.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The accident happened around Noon yesterday on Buck Mountain Road. The collision sent a Ford Taurus into a ditch. The bus was not carrying any students at the time, and neither driver was seriously injured.
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[SUPER=45-Dana Laffoon/Roanoke]



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[Intel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=none]


In business news, Intel says it had record sales in the fourth quarter, but profits fell two percent from a year ago. The company also issued a slightly rosier-than-expected outlook for the first quarter of this year. Intel says sales should range between eight-point-eight billion dollars and nine-point-four billion. Now let's take a look at your local stocks.
[KIM TOSSES TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[6-Hight]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC1:09:08]
[GRAPHIC=Hight]
[ENG#=1]

The man accused of killing a mother and daughter with his car in Montgomery County will go on trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville/June;]

22 year old Christopher Hight was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Police say Hight hit 44 year old Joyce Sirry and her six year old daughter Betty, as they were walking to the Shawsville Post Office last June. A trial date has yet to be set.
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[6-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/December 2003;:00]

Also, a Montgomery County man accused of murder now faces more charges. The grand jury indicted Livingston "Bud" Pritchett on an assault and battery charge.
[SUPER=04-May 1997; :10]

Pritchett is accused of biting a deputy's hand while in an elevator at the Montgomery County jail. In 1999, he was convicted of a murder at the Ironto rest stop, but was later granted a new trial.
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[11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC41:22]
[GRAPHIC=Tsunami]
[ENG#=3]


Employees of a Lynchburg company are doing all they can to help tsunami victims in South Asia ... and their employer is pitching in too.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The engineering firm Wiley & Wilson yesterday donated a check for nearly 36-hundred dollars to the Lynchburg American Red Cross chapter.
The amount represents the company match of donations from its 150 employees across the state.
Wiley & Wilson says its employees contribute to dozens of charities every year, but this is the biggest response they've ever had.
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[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Early Years]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]
[ENG#=4]


There are growing medical and physiological concerns for children in tsunami ravaged Sri Lanka.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS EARLY YEARS] As Doctor Sanjay Gupta reports in today's Early Years segment, as the region calculates the tens of thousands of children who died in the disaster, there's no way to measure another toll suffered by this generation...the loss of innocence.

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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-N. Premadafa de Silva/Father; :10]
[SUPER=39-Kumari Kajakaruna de Silva/Mother; 1:00]
[SUPER=39-Irohanle Gunawardhane/Music Teacher; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sanjay Gupta/Reporting]
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[OUT Q=for a little while.]

((NAT GIRLS WRITING ON BLACKBOARD
Its not surprising that 12 year old Ushara Nayomi and fiv e year old Madra both wake up at night screaming.

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"WHEN SHE GOES TO SLEEP SHE ASKS WHETHER THE TSUNAMI WILL ALSO COME TO THIS PLACE. SEVERAL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT SHE WAKES FROM SLEEP AND SHOUTS. SHE HAS NIGHTMARES."
The two girls, along with their mother, ran for high ground as the tsunami wrapped itself around their country.
Their father found them here, five kilometers from their home.
Even though they are in a displacement camp right now, most would consider the De Silva family lucky.
Everyone in the family survived.
But more than a week later it is abundantly clear that it is not just the physical, but the psychological damage, that is of major concern.

SOT (TRANSLATED)


"AS A MAN I CAN BEAR IT. BUT FOR MY GIRLS I AM DOUBTFUL THAT THEY CAN HANDLE IT. SO I DON'T SHOW MY FEAR TO MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN FVOR THEIR OWN SAKE."
As the father hides doubts of their recovery, their mother does what she can to shield them from traumatic memories.

SOT: (TRANSLATION)(note: she is crying)


"I'M IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION. I DON'T LIKE TO TALK TO MY DAUGHTERS ABOUT IT, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WITH THE HELP OF THESE TEACHERS AND MUSIC CLASS, THEY WILL SOON COME THROUGH A CERTAIN LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING. THAT IS WHY I DON'T WANT TO REMIND THEM AGAIN."

(NAT MUSIC CLASS OUTSIDE)


In a country where you would be hard pressed to find a psychologist or counselor to deal with these emotions, music therapy seems to make a difference for the De Silva children.

SOT:(TRANSLATED)


"THESE CHILDREN HAVE LOST THEIR TEACHERS, SCHOOLS, B OOKS AND EVERYTHING. MUSIC ACTIVITIES WILL HELP THEM STAY FOCUSED ON THEIR EDUCATION. ALSO, THESE CHILDREN DO SHOW SOME ABNORMAL B EHAVIOUR, SUCH AS LONLINESS, DEPRESSION, AND STRESS."
BY DOING MUSIC, MAYBE THEY CAN FORGET THESE THINGS AND ENJOY LIFE."
As Ironhanle teaches the children patriotic songs about ancestors who also overcame adversity, they join the countless generations who have used music to sway emotion and to assuage fear.

(NAT KIDS SINGING)


As they sing, you can almost see the nightmares disappear.
Even if its just for a little while.))

[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

That was Doctor Sanjay Gupta reporting. News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
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[11Arnold]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-55 TC43:43]
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A Florida minister who died while preaching is being remembered for his work in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]

Reverend Jack Arnold was nearing the end of his sermon Sunday in Oviedo (Oh-vee-dah), when he collasped and died.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Reports say the 69-year-old fell to the floor, after saying the words, "And when I go to heaven." Before moving to Florida, Arnold was the pastor of Grace Church in Roanoke for 17-years. Friends say the way he died is fitting to the way he lived.
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[SOT 1744]
[IN Q=i can't imagine]

((TIMOTHY MARTIN/GRACE CHURCH PASTOR: I CAN'T IMAGINE A MORE APPROPRIATE WAY TO GO, FOR A PREACHER OF THE WORD TO BE PREACHING CHRIST, WHOM HE LOVED.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Martin/Grace Church Pastor;]
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[OUT Q=whom he loved]
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[VO-NAT]

Martin says Arnold played an integral role in the development of Grace Church, including the formation of its school, Grace Academy. The cause of Arnold's death is believed to be cardiac arrest.
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