[11Kilgore]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-55 48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005]
[ENG#=1]


Virginia Attorney-General Jerry Kilgore is expected to make an announcement today concerning his political future.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs/November]

Sources tell the Associated Press that Kilgore will leave office February first to focus on his run for governor.
This will allow the Republican-controlled legislature time to appoint a successor the final year of his term. Kilgore is expected to inform his staff of the decision at a meeting later this morning.
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[Rice]


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


Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins confirmation hearings for Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


President Bush chose the National Security Advisor to replace outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Rice is expected to face questions about her role in shaping the Bush administration's response to al-Qaida and the U-S led war in Iraq.
She's the first African-American woman nominated for the top diplomatic post.
Rice is expected to win confirmation as early as tomorrow.
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[Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Kimbelry]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]
[ENG#=3]


President Bush doesn't re- take the oath of office until Thursday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


However, he and the First Lady will begin attending official inauguration events today.
Kicking off the festivities, a salute to those who serve in the military.
Along with all the pageantry comes unprecedented security.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Protective measures]

((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR: PROTECTIVE MEASURES WILL BE SEEN. THERE WILL BE QUITE A FEW THAT WILL NOT BE SEEN. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=not seen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Inaugural organizers say three former Presidents-- President Bush's Father, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will attend Thursday's ceremony.
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[11Band-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC 36:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


When you're picked to perform for the President, practice makes perfect.
That's exactly the mentality at Virginia Tech this week where there is plenty of fine tuning.
Justin McLeod has the story.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=(NAT SOT)]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chip Caroon/Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets; :41]
[SUPER=01-Ben Thomas/Drum Major; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Megan Watson/Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets; 1:21]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


(( ((NAT SOUND OF TROMBONE PLAYER PLAYING AT 1:13:38))
Virginia Tech's Highty Tighty band is playing an especially happy tune these days, ever since members found they'll perform in the presidential inauguration.
[SOT 1:18:01; 1:18:21]
[IN Q=Definitely one]

((CHIP CAROON: DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MY COLLEGE CAREER.)) ((JENNA HARRISON/VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADET: I HONESTLY WAS SO EXCITED THAT I WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN SCREAMING.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=UP AND DOWN SCREAMING]


They'll be no screaming Thursday when 95 members of the regimental band march right past the president.
[SOT 1:20:46]
[IN Q=It definitely]

((BEN THOMAS/VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADET: IT DEFINITELY MAKES IT VERY NERVE RACKING. WE WOULD BE FOOLS NOT TO BE NERVOUS.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=NOT TO BE NERVOUS]

((NAT SOUND OF THE BAND))
The band has been here before, in fact this will mark the 11th inaugural parade appearance for the Highty Tighties.


[SOT 1:16:33]
[IN Q=Even though]

((CHIP CAROON/VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADET: EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THE HISTORICAL PRESIDENCE BEING IN SO MANY TIMES WE HAD TO FIGHT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET IN LAST TIME SO WE CONTACTED AS MANY ALUMNI AS WE COULD TO START E-MAILING POLITICANS.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=e-mailin politicians]


It paid off.
157 marching bands auditioned to play, Tech is just one of thirty chosen.
[SOT 1:20:31]
[IN Q=It happens to be]

((BEN THOMAS/DRUM MAJOR: IT HAPPENS TO BE IN MY SENIOR YEAR WHEN I SELECTED AS DRUM MAJOR SO I HAVE THE HONOR OF SALUTING THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF AS WE PASS HIS PRESS BOX.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=HIS PRESS BOX]


The band will perform four songs.
They're practicing all this week up and down the streets of Blacksburg. ((NAT SOUND OF BAND))
Despite bitterly cold temperatures, members say they'll be ready.
[SOT 1:15:56]
[IN Q=Even if it is]

((MEGAN WATSON/VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADET: EVEN IF IT IS SNOWING, RAINING, HURRICANE WE STILL PLAY JUST LIKE DURING THE MIAMI GAME DURING THE HURRICANE WE STILL PLAYED.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=WE STILL PLAYED]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHATEVER THE WEATHER THURSDAY, THE BAND WILL PERFORM FOR TWO HOURS. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THEM ON TELEVISION, THEY'LL BE TOWARDS THE END OF THE PARADE. WE SHOULD MENTION THE ENTIRE CORPS AT VMI WILL ALSO MARCH IN THE PARADE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))



[6-New-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-44 1:56:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Pulaski County is about to open its brand new, state of the art elementary school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Crews are still installing a phone and computer system and putting finishing touches on the floor. The building sits on 22 acres and cost nearly 12 million dollars. The County closed Draper, Northwood and Clarmont elementary schools Friday. All 550 students will start at Pulaski Elementary on Thursday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 7:54:05:00]
[IN Q=People have]
[SUPER=01-Don Stowers/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]

((DON STOWERS: PEOPLE HAVE WORKED SO, SO HARD TO GET US HERE. BUT IT IS VERY EXCITING FOR EVERYBODY :10 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND FOLKS HAVE BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT WORKING HERE BECAUSE THE BEAUTY OF IT :16))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=beauty of it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

There are five computers in every classroom and the school even has cameras monitoring hallways.
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[6-Marcus-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-52 43:47]
[GRAPHIC=Marcus Vick]
[ENG#=2]

Virginia Tech has cleared Marcus Vick's return to football.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/September 13;]

The university says Vick resumed classes at Tech this week after a one-semester suspension, and he is free to return to all football-related activities. Virginia Tech suspended Vick after several run-ins with the law last year.

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[Marketwatch]


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


In this morning's Marketwatch, Wall Street gets back to business today.
Alexis Christoforous has more on what investors can expect.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((TRADERS RETURN TO WORK AFTER THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND.. AND THEY'LL BE GREETED WITH AN ONSLAUGHT OF PROFIT REPORTS...
THIS WEEK, BELONGS TO THE INTERNET COMPANIES.. BIG NAMES INCLUDING ASK JEEVES, YAHOO AND EBAY ARE AMONG THE COMPANIES SCHEDULED TO REPORT EARNINGS THIS WEEK.
IN ADDITION TO EARNINGS REPORTS.. INVESTORS WILL HAVE TO SIFT THROUGH A FULL PLATE OF ECONOMIC DATA. EXPECT REPORTS ON INFLATION AT THE RETAIL LEVEL, HOUSING CONSTRUCTION , THE FED'S ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMY AND CONSUMER SENTIMENT FOR JANUARY.
STOCKS ARE COMING OFF A LACKLUSTER WEEK. ON FRIDAY, THE DOW CLIMBED 52 POINTS BUT WAS DOWN FRACTIONALLY ON THE WEEK, THE NASDAQ ROSE 17 POINTS IN THE LAST SESSION BUT WAS FLAT ON THE WEEK.
TOPPING THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: ORACLE - IT'S LOWERING THE JOB AX NOW THAT IT'S 10 AND A HALF BILLION DOLLAR BUYOUT OF PEOPLESOFT IS COMPLETE. ORACLE WILL CUT 5-THOUSAND JOBS OR ABOUT 9 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE, INCLUDING FORMER PEOPLESOFT WORKERS. More than 90 percent of PeopleSoft's product development and product support staff WILL KEEP THEIR JOBS. IN TOTAL, WHEN THE CUTS ARE COMPLETE ORACLE WILL HAVE ABOUT 50-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES.
TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND ALL THE DAY'S BUSINESS NEWS AT AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[VOB-Iraq]


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


To heighten security, Iraq has announced its borders will be closed from January 29th until January 31st for the upcoming elections.
But the pre- election attacks continue.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


An explosion today outside an Iraqi political office has killed three people and a suicide bomber.
The office holds members of Iraq's largest Shiite political party.
Police say the attacker claimed to be a security guard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The guards ]

((LT. COL. KENDALL PENN/U.S. MILITARY: THE GUARDS DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE SO THE DRIVER STEPPED BACK INSIDE AND DETONATED A LARGE CAR BOMB. ))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Kendall Penn/U. S. Military;]
[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=large car bomb.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


U-S led multi- national security forces are helping with last minute security arrangements.
But they plan to stay on the sidelines on election day until they are needed.
(------------)



[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A three month investigation in Halifax County has led to the arrest of 37 year old Bruce Alonzo Cribbs. Cribbs is charged with distributing crack cocaine. He's being held in the Halifax Adult Detention Center with no bond.
Police say more arrests are expected.

[11XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-46 1:22:20]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=2]


Hundreds of Virginians gathered at the state capitol to make their case for state funding.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday, the House and Senate money committees gathered public input on Governor Mark Warner's proposed budget amendments. More than a hundred people chimed in on everything from mental health to Medicaid. Diane Kelly asked the committees to allot more funding for the Roanoke Valley's Mental Health Free clinic. Last year the clinic's case load jumped by 70- percent while state funding remained stagnant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43:22]
[IN Q=The public sector is not]

((DIANE KELLY/ROANOKE VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH: THE PUBLIC SECTOR IS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES BECAUSE OF CUTS IN THEIR OWN FUNDING AND ALSO MORE PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT INSURANCE COVERAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Roanoke Valley Mental Health Care;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=without insurance coverage]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials with Virginia's Explore Park are also hoping to have state funding restored. It's been more than two years since the park received any state funding.
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[11Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-50 1:10:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


If they're NOT old enough to vote or join the military then they shouldn't be executed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That was the argument made by "Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty" yesterday. The group was in Richmond endorsing a bill that would abolish the death penalty for juveniles. Advocates of the legislation say teenagers shouldn't be treated like adults.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:39]
[IN Q=These people at that]

((DEL. AL EISENBERG: THESE PEOPLE AT THAT AGE ARE NOT FULLY FORMED. THAT PART OF THE BRAIN WHICH HAS TO DO WITH INHIBITION AND JUDGMENT IS NOT FORMED YET.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Al Eisenberg/(D) Arlington;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=is not formed yet]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-December 20;]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore has proposed enhancing the death penalty by eliminating Virginia's "trigger- man rule."
Under THAT legislation, anyone who significantly participated in a capital murder would be eligible for the death penalty.
(------------)
(kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[11Tech-MLK]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-54 35:13]
[GRAPHIC=MLK]
[ENG#=2]


Many people took time out to remember the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night]


Several observances were held across our region, including this one at Virginia Tech.
More than a hundred showed up to hear the words of William Anderson.
He's a long time civil rights leader who was a personal friend of King.
Anderson says while we've come a long way, King's dream still hasn't been fulfilled.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:18:13]
[IN Q=Legally slavery]

((DR. WILLIAM ANDERSON: LEGALLY SLAVERY IS OVER. LEGALLY, WE HAVE NO MORE SEGREGATION OR DISCRIMINATION BUT WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF FAR FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Anderson/Civil Rights Leader]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=too many people]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Anderson has written a book with his wife about the civil rights movement.
It's titled "Autobiography of a Black Couple of the Greatest Generation."
(------------)



[11MLK-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-56 25:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

[**WIPE**WIPE**]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[RUNS=:04]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference honored Dr. King with a church service and march in Roanoke. City Councilman Sherman Lea spoke of the "blood, sweat and tears" that went into creating the Martin Luther King holiday. He reminded the audience of King's assertion that violence, as a way of achieving racial justice, is both impractical and immoral.
(------------)



[6-Bondcote]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-51 45:16]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Governor Mark Warner has announced that BondCote Corporation in Pulaski County is expanding its production, adding 27-new jobs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./May 2003;]

BondCote is a leading manufacturer of coated and laminated fabrics, for things like military tents, truck covers and roofing materials.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Hold]

Warner says the more than 2 and half million dollar investment will allow the company to increase production by 20-percent. Officials hope to begin hiring this summer. The company currently employs more than 150-people. Now here's a look at your local stocks. [Kim tosses to stocks] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Cold]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-49 53:07]
[GRAPHIC=Cold]
[ENG#=2]


After 70 degree weather last week, our latest cold snap came as a shock, but residents of the Roanoke Valley made the most of the changing weather .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Paul and Matthew Caffrey tried out their new sled on a snowy slope beside James Madison Middle School. While John Brown washed windows near market square, Roanokers put their hands in their pockets and bundled up against the winter chill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I like last week's weather]

((DANNY PLEMMONS: I LIKED LAST WEEK'S WEATHER, I'M WISHING FOR WARMER WEATHER.)) ((DAVID ABRAMS: I THINK THE 70 DEGREE WEATHER WE WERE HAVING IS REALLY OUT OF SEASON, AND NOW WE'RE PAYING THE PRICE.))

[SUPER=07-Danny Plemmons; :00 quick!]
[SUPER=07-David Abrams; :06 quick!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=now we're paying the price.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Appalachian Power set an all-time peak demand on December 20th, when the temperature dropped to single digits throughout the region. Yesterday, neither Appalachian Power nor Roanoke Gas were expecting any operational problems because of the cold weather.
(------------)



[11Pets-cold]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-43 1:46:52]
[GRAPHIC=Cold]
[ENG#=3]


You wouldn't want to be left outside in the cold- and the same is true for most pets.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Bring dogs and cats inside. They can suffer frostbrite on their ears and paws.
Outdoor pets also need an enclosed shelter to protect them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:06]
[IN Q=]

((DR LINDA JENNINGS: SO YOU HAVE TO BE SURE THEY HAVE AN ENCLOSURE OF SOME SORT TO SHELTER THEM FROM THE RAIN, SNOW AND THE WIND CHILL FACTOR.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Jennings/Veterinarian;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=and wind chill factor.]
(-----------)

[vo-nat]
Make sure their water bowl isn't frozen. Best solution according to Dr. Jennings is to bring pets inside.
And there are other winter hazards.
Road salt can burn a pet's paws.
Anti freeze can be lethal - it's sweet tasting but if your pet laps up even a small amount, it can be deadly.
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[11Caspian-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-42 2:00:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

The first Caspian Horse born in America this year made an appearance at a farm near Fincastle yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

A Caspian is a rare breed that dates back thousands of years before Christ in Mesopotamia. It's making a come-back ...in Iran and in the United States. This little filly belongs to Sarah Martin... or more accurately, perhaps, to her children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:09:25]
[IN Q=The only drawback]

((THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS THE PUREBRED AREN'T QUITE LARGE ENOUGH FOR US ADULTS. THEY COULD ACTUALLY CARRY THE WEIGHT, BUT IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE AWKWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Trompeter Martin]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=a little awkward.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Martins have two Caspian mares and a stallion- -in addition to the new-born foal. Though they start out small and never get much bigger than a miniature horse, Caspians grow fast and are known for their jumping ability.
(------------)



(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]





[6-War-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-45 1:14:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

It has set the scene for countless event during its 58-years in existence. The town of Vinton wants to restore the War Memorial to its former glory.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

The town will host a meeting to introduce several plans to upgrade the facility. They range from 850-thousand to two-and a-half million dollars. The proposals include expanding a ballroom and the parking lot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@2:38.11]
[IN Q=We want to provide...]

((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: WE WANT TO PROVIDE A FACILITY WHERE THE CITIZENS CAN USE IT AND WE CAN HOST THEM AND HANDLE CIVIC GROUPS AT A REASONABLE RATE, BUT ALSO PROVIDE IT ON THE WEEKENDS FOR LARGER GROUPS THAT CAN PAY IN ORDER FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF HOSTING A FUNCTION HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Vinton Town Manager]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.. hosting a function here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The public meeting is January 27th at seven o'clock at the Vinton War Memorial. Town council is expected to consider the issue next month.
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