[11State-Commonwealth]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC1:00:18]
[GRAPHIC=State of the Commonwealth]
[ENG#1]

750 new jobs are on the way to Southwest and Southside Virginia. Governor Mark Warner made the announcement last night in his State of the Commonwealth address. He also outlined his agenda for the 2005 session. Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon reports.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tax reform affirmed]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :13]
[SUPER=@Griffith; 1:29]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:38]
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[OUT Q=Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Richmond.]
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[SOT SMALL TAPE 7:21:25]
[IN Q=Tax reform affirmed]

((MARK WARNER: TAX REFORM AFFIRMED A BASIC VALUE THAT VIRGINIANS LIVE BY EVERY DAY, WICH IS THAT WE PAY OUR BILLS AND KEEP OUR COMMITMENTS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=keep our commitments]

Governor Warner praised Virginia legislators for making tough choices and approving record increases in state support for public schools. The governor also laid out his three goals for the states 918- million dollar surplus... cut the food tax ahead of schedule, deposit more money into the Rainy Day Fund and stay focused on one time investments.
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[SOT 3:01:17]
[IN Q=The transportation]

((MARK WARNER: THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN I HAVE SUBMITTED TO YOU REPRESENTS AN 824 MILLION INVESTMENT TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, JUMP- START NEW PROJECTS AND STRENGTHEN RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=and public transportation]

And for far Southwest and Southside Virginia- the Governor had good economic news... 750 new jobs are on the way.
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[SOT SMALL TAPE 7:23:03]
[IN Q=In Patrick County, Ten oaks]

((MARK WARNER: IN PATRICK COUNTY, TEN OAKS IS CREATING 150 NEW JOBS. IN HENRY COUNTY, TEXTURING SERVICES IS CREATING 200 NEW JOBS.. AND FINALLY, IN ROANOKE, FREIGHTCARE AMERICA IS CREATING 400 NEW JOBS.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=creating 400 new jobs]

The governor wants to infuse more money into K-12 and higher education and give teachers a three- percent raise. Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith remains a critic of last year's tax hike, but says the governor can count on bi- partisan cooperation during his last year in office.
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[SOT 21:03:05]
[IN Q=As the governor mentioned]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: AS THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED TONIGHT A LOT OF THINGS GET DONE DOWN HERE ARE DONE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WORK TOGETHER. WE HAVE DONE THAT IN THE PAST AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=we will continue to do that]))
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[11Sidebar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:54:37]
[GRAPHIC=State of the Comm.]
[ENG#=2]

Lawmakers of both sides of the aisle applauded the governor's speech. Steve Smallshaw has their reaction.

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[OUT Q=News 7 Richmond.]


((Sorry, No Closed Captioning Available))

[11OTB-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC 1:49:59]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton OTB]
[ENG#=3]

Vinton's off-track betting parlor wiill begin serving alcohol today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Colonial Downs received its ABC license yesterday afternoon, and last night employees stocked the cooler with beer. The satellite wagering site will begin serving beer and mixed drinks at 11:30 this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People come here]

((RONNIE BLANKENSHIP: PEOPLE COME HERE LOOKING FOR A FULL ENTERTAINMENT VALUE AND THIS WILL INCREASE THEIR VALUE BEING ABLE TO OFFER THE ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Blankenship/Colonial Downs]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=being able to offer the alcohol.]
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[VO-NAT]

Colonial Downs faced opposition when the Vinton facility applied for its ABC license. After waiting three and a half months, managers say they are pleased they can finally offer their customers alcoholic beverages.
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[6-Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:38:02]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]
[ENG#=4]


A study of Victory Stadium will play a major role in deciding the future of the Roanoke landmark, and yesterday a firm hired by the city began to take a closer look.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of a city committee want to know if the stadium is structurally sound before they decide whether to renovate the facility.
A North Carolina engineering firm will make that determination and estimate how much it will cost to make repairs.
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[CA-Mudslide]


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


California authorities say they believe they've accounted for everyone reported missing in the wake of Monday's mudslide that killed 10 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-La Conchita, CA;]

But as a precaution, they're still searching through tons of debris.
La Conchita residents heard the names of those killed at an emotional town meeting.
But when the sheriff's deputy read names of the missing, some people on the list were in the room.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was shocked]

((DANIELLE MUNROE/RESIDENT: I WAS SHOCKED AND I HEARD MY MOM'S NAME AND I KNEW THAT EVERYONE IN OUR HOUSE GOT OUT OK.))
[SUPER=01-Danielle Munroe/Resident;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated runs time)
[OUT Q=got out okay.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the devastated area and talked to those residents who want to re- build.
The governor pledged to help residents come back, and said the state will do all it can to make the area safe.
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[Iraq]


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


In Iraq, teams have stopped looking for weapons of mass destruction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The White House confirmed that investigators have wrapped up their two- year search, without finding any stockpiles of weapons.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The weapons]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE WEAPONS THAT WE ALL BELIEVED WERE THERE BASED ON THE INTELLIGENCE WERE NOT THERE. AND NOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT WE NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MUCH OF THE INTELLIGENCE THAT WE HAD ACCUMULATED OVER A 12-YEAR PERIOD.))
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=over a 12 year period.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bush administration used the weapons threat to justify the U-S led invasion of Iraq.
The President appointed a panel to investigate faulty intelligence on Iraqi weapons, but still stands by his decision to go to war.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Apple Computer reports a surge in profits.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=in New York.]

((IT'S ALL ABOUT APPLE COMPUTER ON WALL STREET TODAY... THE COMPANY SAID FIRST QUARTER PROFIT MORE THAN QUADRUPLED AS SALES OF ITS IPOD DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYERS SURGED DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. APPLE EARNED 295 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST QUARTER... AS SALES SOARED 74 PERCENT. APPLE ALSO BOOSTED ITS OUTLOOK FOR THE SECOND QUARTER.
MCKESSON - THE GIANT DRUG DISTRIBUTOR HAS agreed to pay $960 million to SEttle a class action suit brought by shareholders after the company restated earnings in 1999.
Kraft Foods plans to curb advertising of Oreos, Kool-Aid and other popular snack foods to children under 12 - it's all part of an effort to encourage better eating habits.Kraft also said it would begin labelling some healthier products with a flag touting their benefits.
ON WALL STREET.. STOCKS ENDED THE DAY HIGHER DESPITE NEWS THAT THE U-S TRADE DEFICIT REACHED AN ALL TIME HIGH OF 60 BILLION DOLLARS IN NOVEMBER. THE DOW GAINED 61 AND A HALF POINTS THE NASDAQ CLIMBED NEARLY 13...THANKS TO A RALLY IN SHARES OF INTEL AFTER THE CHIPMAKER SAID SALES WILL BE BETTER THAN EXPECTED THIS QUARTER.
SHARES OF THE STUN GUN MAKER TASER RALLIED AFTER A Miami grand jury strongly backed the expanded use of Taser's "stun guns" in crisis SITUAITONS. EARLIER THIS WEEK, the Securities and Exchange Commission launched an informal probe of the company's safety reports, following a series of alleged deaths of stun gun targets.
FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Turkey-Train]


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


A deadly train collision in Turkey this morning--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ankara, Turkey;]


Authorities say the crash killed at least two people and seriously injured two others.
They say one train was coming into the station, hit a stretch of damaged tracks, and was unable to stop, then crashed into the other train.
15- cars were derailed.
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[6-Giles-Drugs]


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

Giles County's Drug Task Force will *begin* rounding up several suspects today in Giles and Montgomery Counties.
This week the task force indicted 25 people on 60 drug charges. They involve distribution of cocaine as well as oxycontin and other prescription drugs.

[11Bond]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC34:05]
[GRAPHIC=Melinda Bond]
[ENG#=2]

The mystery surrounding a Vinton woman's disappearance continues to grow. She's now been indicted on embezzlement charges.
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[VO-NAT]

25-year-old Melinda Denise Bond was assistant manager at the Bojangles Restaurant in Salem.
[SUPER=03-Salem]

According to the owner there- an undisclosed amount of money was taken sometime between November 21st and 23rd while Bond was on-duty. She now faces felony embezzlement charges. Melinda Bond was reported missing November 24th after she went to work and never returned to pick up her infant daughter.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM] [Apple-Computer]


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


In business news, Apple Computer has reported a quarterly net income of 295-million dollars. That's more than four times more than a year ago and way past the highest Wall Street forecasts. It came on skyrocketing sales of its I-Pod Digital Music Players and the most Macintosh Computers sold in more than four years. Now here's a look at your local stocks.

[KIM TOSSES TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[6-C2C]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-56 TC20:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

The designs are in, and the jury is out. Roanoke's C-2-C competition is close to naming its winners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Yesterday, a panel of internationally known architects began reviewing the entries at the Art Museum of Western Virginia. The competition called for innovative home designs, both efficient and environmentally friendly. More than 600 architecture students and professionals submitted proposals that range from the practical to the idealistic.
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[IN Q=There will be things]

((SARAH SUSANKA/ARCHITECT: THERE WILL BE THINGS I GUARANTEE THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT COMES TO THIS EXHIBIT WILL GO OH MY GOODNESS I DON'T WANT THAT IN MY BACKYARD, BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S JUST A WAY AT LOOKING AT IDEAS AND THINKING AT THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=the house of the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


An exhibit of the winners and other promising designs will open Friday at the museum. And organizers hope to build some of the homes next summer.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]

[Take FS News 7 Mornin] Steve Pardon will be at the Art Museum tomorrow morning. He'll take a closer look at some of the entries.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[TRIGGER] [2-Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=]


Fire officials have quickly extinquished a blaze in Radford. The fire gutted a single story structure in the 1000 block Lawrence Street off Tyler Avenue this morning. The fire chief says it may be a fraternity house. One person suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital.

[2-11Bond]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC34:05]
[GRAPHIC=Melinda Bond]
[ENG#=1]

The mystery surrounding a Vinton woman's disappearance continues to grow. She's now been indicted on embezzlement charges.
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[VO-NAT]

25-year-old Melinda Denise Bond was assistant manager at the Bojangles Restaurant in Salem.
[SUPER=03-Salem]

According to the owner there- an undisclosed amount of money was taken sometime between November 21st and 23rd while Bond was on-duty. She now faces felony embezzlement charges. Melinda Bond was reported missing November 24th after she went to work and never returned to pick up her infant daughter. (------------)