06:00-01

Hostages

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=standoff


In Plano, Texas police continue to negotiate with a gunman who is holding several hostages at a daycare center.
We go now to Maureen Maher who is in Plano. *****take Newspath live***
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Plano, TX;
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SOT

5:00:00-backup
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Plano, TX
SUPER=01-Carl Duke/Plano Police Spokesman;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
SUPER=05-Plano, TX;
((SOT: Mother Of Child
SOT: Father-Witness


And initial round of negotiations brought about the release of nearly all of the hostages.

SOT: Carl Duke, Plano Police Spokesman


Talks continued into the early morning hours, and yet another hostage ran into the waiting arms of family.
Through out the night police reported that the gunman was lucid, and they were therefore hopeful the stand-off would end peacefully.))

E-Trigon


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Trigon


Failed contract negotiations between Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Columbia/H-C-A ended with three area hospitals dropped from Trigon's preferred providers list.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Starting February first, Montgomery Regional Hospital..as well as Pulaski Community..and Lewis-Gale Medical Center are not part of Trigon's P-P-O network.
Trigon said the hospitals made "new demands" regarding a contract with the insurer... Demands Trigon refused to meet.
Seven Carilion Hospitals, including Roanoke Memorial, now make up the Trigon network.
Carilion's executive vice president said there's a chance some Trigon customers will decide to find a new health-care provider.
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SOT 12:19:14
IN Q=i think

((DON LORTON: I THINK TRIGON WILL HAVE TO SEE WHETHER ITS CUSTOMERS ARE WILLING TO STAY IN A PRODUCT THAT HAS A MORE NARROW PROVIDER NETWORK OR NOT. ))
SUPER=01-Don Lorton/Carilion Health Systems;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=or not
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Carilion's business is expected to go up by about ten customers a day.
The health system says it will have no problem handling the new patients.

S-Patient-Care


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Trigon


About 35-thousand policyholders will either have to switch hospitals, or pay out of pocket.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The deadline to receive care from the three Columbia H-C-A hospitals without penalty is January 31st.
But there are some exceptions--
Subscribers covered through the State of Virginia and Local Choice may continue to use Columbia hospitals until June 30th of next year.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


The change does not affect Medicare supplemental policyholders.

E-81-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=accident


Three people were injured last night when an accident involving four trucks brought traffic to a standstill.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Southbound I-81 traffic was halted for more than an hour.
It happened about a mile south of the Roanoke exit.
Police say the driver of a utility-like truck slowed, apparently attempting to make a U-turn.
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SOT-00:54:35
IN Q=IT WAS HIT FROM

((SGT L.W. FINLEY/STATE POLICE; IT WAS HIT FROM THE REAR BY A TRACTOR TRAILER TRAVELING NORTHBOUND WHICH PUSHED THE UTILITY TRUCK IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES WHERE IT WAS STRUCK TWO MORE TIMES. ONCE BY A TANKER TRUCK WHICH WAS NOT LOADED AND THE SECOND TIME BY A BOX TRACTOR AND TRAILER.))
SUPER=01-L. W. Finley/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=AND TRAILER.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Police charged 31- year- old Jose Paneda with reckless driving. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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Ernie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Shoppers in search of this year's hottest toys may have better luck in the classified ads than in the malls.
But the path of least resistance is also the more expensive one.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Sing And Snore Ernie doll costs about 30-dollars, if you're lucky enough to find it in a toy store.
In the classifieds the price can run thirteen times higher.
Some have reservations about spending or charging that much.
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SOT-17:44:08
IN Q=I'D BE LESS THAN

((ELIZABETH JAMISON/SING AND SNORE OWNER; I'D BE LESS THAN HONEST IF I SAID I DIDN'T HAVE QUALMS ABOUT IT. SO FAR, IT HASN'T PRESENTED ITSELF BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HAD ANYONE WHO REALLY WANTS TO BUY IT. SO WHEN THE TIME COMES, I'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO WRESTLE WITH MY CONSCIENCE AT THAT POINT. ))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Jamison/Sing And Snore Owner;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=AT THAT POINT
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It's still something of a bargain.
People surfing the Internet for a seven-dollar Princess Diana Beanie Baby Bear will find asking prices upward of eight-hundred dollars.
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1-Tease 2-shot
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE



ANCHOR=Melanie


A new educational children's show is coming out next month.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Children and parents, alike, will recognize Shari Lewis and her faithful puppet lamb chop...but this new show features yet another puppet.
ANCHOR=Melanie


When News 7 Mornin' returns we'll talk to Shari Lewis about "The Charlie Horse Music Pizza".

Shari-Lewis


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


roll cold out of spots
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SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=13-Shari Lewis/Entertainer;
RUNS=2:45
OUT Q=right back

(( Welcome back to News 7 Mornin--
Most of us associate ventriloquist and puppeteer Shari Lewis with her longtime sidekick, Lamb Chop.
But now, Lewis is making some new friends and starring on a new P-B-S musical comedy series called, "The Charlie Horse Music Pizza."
Shari Lewis joins me now via satellite.
(Shari, like so many people, I've enjoyed your work through the years. What is this new program going to be like?)

(In your press release, you're quoted as saying the "Music Pizza" is like a

'Cheers' for kids...it features a local hang-out for neighborhood children.)

(What's the difference between this show and say, "Sesame Street"?)



(What is the target age group for this show?)



(And another big- name comic, Dom Deluise is also going to be featured on the
show--- as well as some famous guest stars?)



(And the show premieres pretty soon?)
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TALENT=KIMBERLY


Right now, let's take a look at the local stocks.)) tape tosses to stocks stocks comm

E-Carroll-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Murder investigation


Sheriff's officials say what started as an argument ended in what appears to be a murder suicide in Carroll County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cana;


Authorities say 51- year- old Fredrick Ray Edwards apparently shot his live-in girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Tuesday.
Deputies found Edwards and 35- year- old Mary Ruth Hiatt dead in the front yard of their Cana home.
Sheriff Warren Manning says the number of domestic calls often rises around the holidays.
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9:08:55
SOT
IN Q=I feel

((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF:I FEEL LIKE AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE PROBLEMS AROUND CHRISTMAS MEMORIES, AND WE DO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DOMESTIC CALLS WITH THE SITUATION WE'RE IN NOW A DAYS, AND YES, I DO THINK THERE ARE MORE AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=christmas time.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Family members say Edwards had been depressed and drinking a lot but appeared to be in a good mood a couple of days ago.
The couple did NOT have a record of domestic violence.
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E-Gretna-Principal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Gretna Elementary School's former assistant principal faces charges of molesting a female student.
Theodore Richard Jones Junior allegedly engaged in a sexual act with the teenager and made four other sexual propositions-- all between 19-91 and 19-94.
Earlier this month the school board appointed a replacement for his assistant principal position.
Former colleagues say Jones helped organize business partnerships and volunteer programs at the school.


E-1-Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


Charter schools have gotten a variety of criticism and praise.
In the next few months, Virginia's General Assembly may finally back them.
So what exactly is a charter school?
Ellen Qualls crossed the border to North Carolina to check one out.
Today and tomorrow, we take a look at just that school.
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SOT
IN Q=I love coming here
SUPER=01-Rob Barrow/Charter School Student; :00
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount, NC; :09
SUPER=01-Bob Mauldin/Charter School Board Chairman; :25
SUPER=@Ellen2; :34
SUPER=01-Cheryl Ellis/Charter School Teacher; 1:48
RUNS=2:15
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.



(( sot tape two 12:09:13

((ROB BARROW/CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT: I LOVE COMING HERE EVERY DAY. AT THE OLD SCHOOL, I'D ACT LIKE I WAS SICK SO I COULD STAY OUT.))
runs=:07


This is NOT an ad for Charter Public School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
It's only three months old, so expectations are still high.
Local business leaders went over the head of the local school board and got a charter from the state to start their own school with their own rules.
Accountability comes in the contract.
sot tape two 11:47:13

((BOB MAULDIN: IN THE APPLICATION, WE SAID OUR TEST SCORES WOULD BE TEN PERCENT HIGHER. AND THAT SHOULD BE EASY TO DO.))
runs=:10


There's also daily economic incentive.
Parents decide if the four thousand and 25 dollars per child the state pays goes to THIS school, or to the regular public school.
SOT TAPE TWO 11:54:09

((WE LOOK AT OUR PARENTS AS OUR CUSTOMERS. AND IF WE DON'T SERVE THEM, THEY'RE GOING TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. I THINK THAT'S GOOD.))
RUNS=:11


There's no tenure for teachers.
The students wear uniforms.
They have a longer school day.
They have a longer school year.
And then there's the lessons on virtues, like kindness.
And the way they walk in the hall, hands clasped.
sot TAPE TWO 12:07:59

((ROB BARROW/CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT: THE OLD SCHOOL I WENT TO PEOPLE WOULD HIT EACH OTHER IN THE HALLS. AND IT GOT TOO VIOLENT.))
runs=:08



nat sot

(( ))
runs=:05


But the biggest change is the curriculum: direct instruction.. a throwback to the 70s.
sot 12:08:12 tape two

((ROB BARROW/CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT: DIRECT INSTRUCTION IS GREAT. YOU READ SOMETHING AND IF YOU DON'T DO THAT PART RIGHT, YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO THE WHOLE STORY AGAIN. SO UNTIL YOU GET THE WHOLE THING RIGHT.))
runs=:22



sot tape three 12:40:09

((CHERYL ELLIS/CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER: THE NASH-ROCKY MOUNT SCHOOL BOARD IS CONSIDERING CONTRACTING WITH ANOTHER COMPANY, AT ONE OF THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO DO DIRECT INSTRUCTION. TO HAVE A LONGER SCHOOL YEAR AND A LONGER SCHOOL DAY. AND THE ENTIRE ARTICLE SAYS "JUST LIKE THE CHARTER SCHOOL!" JUST LIKE THE CHARTER SCHOOL!" SO YOU KNOW, THEY'RE AT LEAST CONVINCED THERE'S MERIT.))
runs=:20


In our next segment, questions about how this experiment will work for ALL Rocky Mount's children.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'.
Time again to check our list--
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If you'd like to make a donation, you can contact them at (540) 236-5578.
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This is just one of many agencies needing extra help this season.
The full holiday wish list can be found on News 7's web page.
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TX-HOSTAGES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=standoff


A hostage standoff at a Texas daycare center continues this morning.
It began yesterday when a gunman entered the facility after an attempted robbery nearby.
The gunman has released some 60 children, but is still holding several hostages.
Parents say at least two of them are his own children.
Maureen Maher is in Plano with an update. *****take Newspath live***
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Plano, TX;
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

5:00:00-backup
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Plano, TX
SUPER=01-Carl Duke/Plano Police Spokesman;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
SUPER=05-Plano, TX;
((SOT: Mother Of Child
SOT: Father-Witness


And initial round of negotiations brought about the release of nearly all of the hostages.

SOT: Carl Duke, Plano Police Spokesman


Talks continued into the early morning hours, and yet another hostage ran into the waiting arms of family.
Through out the night police reported that the gunman was lucid, and they were therefore hopeful the stand-off would end peacefully.))

ok-trial


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


A Denver jury will deliberate for a third day in the trial of accused Oklahoma bomber Terry Nichols.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Yesterday they asked for and received a list of nearly 200 witnesses.
The trial judge is barring live coverage of the verdict.
He's going to let reporters relay it from a listening room, but doesn't want his voice on the air.
Nichols could face the death penalty if convicted.
(----------------)



2-E-Trigon


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Trigon


Three area hospitals are off Trigon Blue Cross-Blue Shield's preferred providers list.
Virginia's largest health-care provider could not negotiate a contract with Columbia/H-C-A.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Starting February first, Montgomery Regional Hospital..as well as Pulaski Community..and Lewis-Gale Medical Center are not part of Trigon's P-P-O network.
Trigon said the hospitals made "new demands" regarding a contract with the insurer... Demands Trigon refused to meet.
Seven Carilion Hospitals, including Roanoke Memorial, now make up the Trigon network.
Carilion's executive vice president said there's a chance some Trigon customers will decide to find a new health-care provider.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:19:14
IN Q=i think

((DON LORTON: I THINK TRIGON WILL HAVE TO SEE WHETHER ITS CUSTOMERS ARE WILLING TO STAY IN A PRODUCT THAT HAS A MORE NARROW PROVIDER NETWORK OR NOT. ))
SUPER=01-Don Lorton/Carilion Health Systems;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=or not
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Carilion's business is expected to go up by about ten customers a day.
The health system says it will have no problem handling the new patients.

Allen-College


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


The price of an education at a Virginia college may not be rising just yet.
SS=Allen, george


Governor Allen's budget for the next two years would keep a tuition freeze and includes money for pay raises for professors.
Allen will present his budget plan to the General Assembly tomorrow.
He recommended 172 million dollars for the schools, about half of which would go to bring the salaries of instructors at state colleges into the 60th percentile nationally.
3-Tease 2-shot
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE



ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up, we'll take a peak at the newest children's show from Shari Lewis, lamb chop and some new friends.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


And grab your polyester leisure suit as we take you to the "World's Largest Disco".
ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Two-Shari


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Earlier this morning we talked with Emmy Award- winning children's performer and puppeteer Shari Lewis about her new show, but many other people have put a lot of work into "The Charlie Horse Music Pizza" too.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:54:42:05
IN Q=THE FOCUS

((MALLORY TARCHER/SERIES CO-DEVELOPER: THE FOCUS OF THE CHARLIE HORSE MUSIC PIZZA IS TO GIVE CHILDREN THE EDUCATION THEY'RE NOT GETTING IN THE SCHOOLS ANYMORE. I GOT MUSICAL EDUCATION. I HAD BAND; I HAD CHOIR. THE KIDS AREN'T GETTING THAT ANYMORE. SO WE'RE TRYING TO GIVE IT TO THEM WITH FULLY INTEGRATED STORY LINES. FOR A MUSIC SITUATION COMEDY. WE'RE TRYING TO HAVE SOME FUN.))
OUT Q=SOME FUN
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:02:06
IN Q=I STUDIED

((BERNARD ROTHMAN/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER; I STUDIED MUSIC FOR MANY YEARS AND YET IN RESEARCHING THIS SHOW I'VE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT MUSIC AND ANYBODY WILL, MUSICIAN OR NONMUSICIAN. OUR TARGET IS LITTLE CHILDREN TO GIVE THEM SOME BASIS AND I DON'T MEAN JUST MUSIC APPRECIATION. I MEAN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WHAT MUSIC ACTUALLY IS... HOW TO PLAY, HOW TO READ..ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND I THINK THEY'LL DO IT. AS I SAID WE'VE HIDDEN IT AMONGST THE ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE WE ALL LIKE THAT. WE ALL LIKE TO BE ENTERTAINED. ))
OUT Q=BE ENTERTAINED
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:06:24:20
IN Q=OH WHEN

((OH WHEN THE BUYER COMING? TOMORROW MORNING FIRST THING. WELL THEN THAT'S IT THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. WAIT THIS ISN'T RIGHT YOU GUYS ARE ALWAYS SAYING THAT YOU WANT TO HELP ME, SO SHOW ME. HELP ME TO PAINT. LOOK AT THIS PLACE. LOOK AT THIS RESTAURANT. I MEAN IT REALLY IS RUN DOWN ))
SUPER=13-Mallory Tarcher/Series Co-Developer; :01
SUPER=13-Bernard Rothman/Executive Producer; :19
SUPER=24-"Charlie Horse Music Pizza"; :49
RUNS=1:06
OUT Q=RUN DOWN
(----------------)
VO-NAT


"Charlie Horse Music pizza" debuts early next month on P-B-S.
(----------------)




Largest-Disco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


But Shari Lewis' music might not have gone over as well at what organizers are calling the "World's Largest Disco."
Hundreds of people showed up in 70's clothing to dance to old disco hits.
The New York party was a charity fundraiser.
Rick Pfieffer says they even invited a 70's disco idol to the party.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=12-Buffalo, NY; :00
SUPER=13-David Pietrowski/Disco Organizer;:26
SUPER=13-Deney Terrio/Disco Dance Legend; 1:00
SUPER=13-Jim Loftus/Disco Dancer;1:18
SUPER=13-Rick Pfieffer/Reporting;1:28
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=matter most
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


That was Rick Pfieffer reporting.
Proceeds from the dance benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, a local camp for children who have cancer. 2-Shot
(Kimberly toss to Melanie)


5-Student-Health


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-50
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=teen health


Henry County has only one full-time nurse for its 21 public schools.
But a new van is coming to the school system's aid.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The Henry County school board and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County are teaming up to buy a van, thanks to a 193-thousand-dollar grant from the General Assembly.
The van will be outfitted with two exam rooms and a laboratory where two full-time nurses and a nurse practitioner can offer everything from physicals to prescriptions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:59:04
IN Q=We count

((DAVID MARTIN/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE COUNT ON OUR STUDENTS COMING TO SCHOOL HEALTHY AND READY TO LEARN -- AND SOMETIMES THAT'S NOT THE CASE. WITH THE MOBILE UNIT WE CAN WORK WITH STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR PREVENTIVE CARE.))
SUPER=01-David Martin/School Superintendent;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=preventive care
(----------------)
VO-NAT


This also means fewer trips to the hospital for Henry County residents.
When schools aren't using the van it will travel countywide offering a variety of services including blood screenings.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:02:47
IN Q=Trying to get

((JOSEPH ROACH/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: TRYING TO GET INTO THE HOSPITAL IS VERY DIFFICULT. YOU HAVE TO CALL ON FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS FOR TRANSPORTATION. THIS WAY WE'LL BRING IT TO YOUR LOCALE -- YOUR LOCAL FIRE STATION, YOUR LOCAL CHURCH.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Roach/Memorial Hospital Director;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=your local church
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The van has not been purchased yet but it is expected to be on the road by the summer.
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

5-Patient-Care


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-47
GRAPHIC=trigon


People who subscribe to the Preferred Provider Organization program might have to look to another hospital for care.
The effects of Trigon's decision to drop the three Columbia H-C-A-Healthcare hospitals in our area will affect a number of people.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Montgomery Regional hospital C-E-O David Williams says the change treats policyholders unfairly--because it limits choice.
Williams says policyholders should call Trigon to express their concerns. pre pro
An estimated 30 to 35 thousand policyholders will be affected by the change, which would go in effect January 31st for most subscribers.
State and local government employees coverage will be honored at Lewis-Gale, Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community hospitals through June 30th.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Also policies will be extended to patients who are receiving care from one of the three hospitals on February First and women in the third trimester of pregnancy.
The change does not effect Trigon's medicare supplemental policy customers.

S-Carroll-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Friends of a Carroll County woman were in her driveway when they heard what might have been the shot that took her life.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cana;


They'd been visiting 35- year- old Mary Ruth Hiatt, but left just before five-p-m Tuesday when Hiatt and her live-in boyfriend began fighting.
When authorities arrived, they found Hiatt and 51- year- old Fredrick Ray Edwards dead in the front yard.
Family members say Edwards had been depressed and drinking- -but appeared in good spirits just a couple of days before.
(/////SOT/////)

9:07:03
SOT
IN Q=The best

((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF:THE BEST WE COULD TELL IT LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT AND THE MAN, BY THE WITNESSES, HE SHOT THE LADY AND THEN HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF. ))
SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=on himself.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Authorities say the couple did NOT have a record of domestic violence.
(----------------)



S-Fire-Folo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Investigators are still looking for the cause of Tuesday's fatal fire in Bedford County, but they say it was accidental.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest/Tuesday;


Firefighters had no chance to save 73- year- old Barbara Stieglitz
(STIH-glitz) from her burning home in the Lake Vista subdivision.


Stieglitz was found in a first floor room, just a few feet from the front door.
Authorities believe she may have been trying to unlock the deadbolt on the door when she was overcome by smoke.
Authorities say the fire started near a loveseat in the rear living room, but don't know what might have caused it.
They HAVE ruled out the fireplace and Christmas tree as possible ignition sources.
(----------------)



E-Ernie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Christmas


If you can't find what your child wants for Christmas in a toy store, maybe you should try looking in the want ads.
David Johnson explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=04-File Tape; three second shot; :11
SUPER=01-Aaron Robins/Walmart Toy Director; :14
SUPER=01-Robin Rolon/Sing And Snore Owner; :42
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Jamison/Sing And Snore Owner; :47
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=NEWS 7


((Years ago it was Cabbage Patch Dolls, last year, Tickle Me Elmo. This year some of the hottest items include a hand-held Bass Fishing electronic game, the Talking Bubba and, most notably, Sing and Snore Ernie.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-16:32:34
IN Q=WE HAD A CASE

((AARON ROBINS/TOY ZONE DIRECTOR; WE HAD A CASE OR TWO COME IN TWO WEEKS AGO. THEY WERE ON THE SHELVES FOR APPROXIMATELY 15-MINUTES. WE PROBABLY GET 15 OR 20 CALLS EVERY MORNING. PEOPLE ASK IF WE GOT SING AND SNORE IN AGAIN LAST NIGHT. WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY, LIKE I SAID, IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=COUPLE OF WEEKS


So an alternative for shoppers is the want ads, where you'll find the sing and snores by the bunches.
In stores, they retail for about 30-dollars, but in the paper, you'll find them somewhat more expensive.
But people say they have their reasons.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-17:22:48
IN Q=WE DECIDED TO

((ROBIN ROLON/SING AND SNORE OWNER; WE DECIDED TO SELL IT IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=THIS YEAR

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-17:42:37
IN Q=WE JUST DECIDED

((ELIZABETH JAMISON/SING AND SNORE OWNER; WE JUST DECIDED WE HAD TWO AND MY YOUNGEST CHILD IS SIX MONTHS OLD AND WE THOUGHT IF WE SELL IT, THEN WE'LL JUST PUT THE MONEY AWAY IN THEIR SAVINGS FOR COLLEGE AND THAT WILL PROBABLY BE JUST AS GOOD A GIFT AS THAT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=AS THAT.


Even with an inflated price, people are inquiring about the dolls.
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SOT-17:43:14
IN Q=WE'VE HAD TWO CALLS

((WE'VE HAD TWO CALLS. ONE LADY CALLED US AND ASKED WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OURS BECAUSE ANOTHER ADVERTISEMENT WAS SO MUCH MORE. THE OTHER ONE WAS JUST SORT OF SCOUTING, LOOKING TO FIND OUT WHO STILL HAD THEM AND WHO DIDN'T.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=WHO DIDN'T.


And sing and snore hunters have not haggled about Robin's 200-dollar asking price.
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SOT-17:24:25
IN Q=THEY JUST SAY

((THEY JUST SAY THEY'LL CALL BACK IF THEY WANT IT SO, SO FAR WE STILL HAVE HIM.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=STILL HAVE HIM.


Still, some consider these Sing and Snore Ernies something of a bargain, even at 400-dollars. Word is, you can get a seven-dollar Princess Di Beanie Bear over the internet for about 800-dollars.
David Johnson, News 7.))
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
The New York Knicks lost their sixth-straight road game falling to Indianapolis.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Miami/74/j/Washington/88///j/Boston/88//Toronto/83///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Philadelphia/90/j/Minnesota/94////Milwaukee/90/j/Charlotte/99///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Cleveland/83/j/Atlanta/94////L.A. Lakers/83/j/Chicago/104///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/New York/80/j/Indiana/87////Detroit/101/j/New Jersey/105///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Florida St.#17/77//UNC-Asheville/60////Wake
Forest#23/66/j/Marshall/73///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/South
Carolina#6/57/j/Clemson/62///j/Mississippi#18/100//Belmont/59///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/VCU/70//Norfolk St./59///j/Georgia Tech/100//Coastal

Carolina/63///;;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."