06:00-01

UNABOMBER

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


In Sacramento, opening statements are scheduled to begin today in the Unabomber trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Prosecutors will likely paint suspect Theodore Kaczynski as a rational and calculating killer responsible for 16 bombings that killed three and injured dozens.
Defense attorneys hope to convince jurors their client is sick.
But Kaczynski will NOT allow his legal team to use a mental illness defense.
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PACKAGE-BOMB


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Four people were injured yesterday when a package addressed to a teenager exploded inside his house.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vallejo, CA;

4:01:02
The teen found it sitting on the back porch and brought it inside where it exploded.
Three of the four people injured suffered first-degree burns to the face and the fourth sustained third-degree burns to his face, eyes, shoulders and chest.
There is no word yet on suspects or a motive.
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BALLOON


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


It was mission impossible for millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Wednesday;


Fossett had to end his round the world attempt this morning in Russia, near the Black Sea.
After a flawless first few days across the Atlantic, Fossett began experiencing a number of mechanic problems affecting the balloon's burner and the capsule's heating system.
Unfavorable winds also cut his speed and blew him off course.
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Jessie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Dickenson County murder trial is set to open today in Montgomery County.
Elizabeth and Kenneth Jessie are charged with torturing and killing a four year old girl.
Annie Leftwich's body was found in the couple's trailer last May.
Both the 19 year old mother and 30 year old stepfather blame each other for the child's death.
The trial was moved after the judge in the case ruled that pretrial publicity made it difficult to seat an impartial jury in Dickenson County.

S-AEP-Outage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-84
GRAPHIC=NONE


A four legged creature was the reason many South Roanoke County residents lost power this weekend.
About four-thousand American Electric Power customers...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


...were in the dark after a squirrel got into a transformer at this power station.
A-E-P officials say it's an occasional occupational hazard.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-12:36:47
IN Q=SIX TO TWELVE

((TERRY MCMANN/ROANOKE AEP DISTRICT MGR.; SIX TO TWELVE TIMES MAYBE, WE'LL HAVE A SQUIRREL CREATE A PROBLEM IN ONE OF OUR STATIONS THAT WILL AFFECT SOMETIMES SEVERAL THOUSAND CUSTOMERS.))
SUPER=01-Terry McMann/Roanoke District Manager;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=THOUSAND CUSTOMERS.
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VO-NAT


Recently, the problem has occurred more often. The day after Christmas, about six-thousand South Roanoke County residents lost power for the same reason.
McMann says other animals, such as birds, raccoons, possums, even cats and snakes can also cause outages...
Officials say there's only so much they can do to stop it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-12:37:47
IN Q=IF A BIRD'S

((IF A BIRD'S NEST HAS BEEN BUILT IN SOME OF OUR STATION STRUCTURES, WE CERTAINLY WANT TO CLEAR THAT OUT OF THE WAY. BUT THESE ANIMALS ARE VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO 100-PERCENT PREVENT GETTING IN THE STATIONS.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=IN THE STATIONS.
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VO-NAT


McMann says overall, animals are not a big problem, for every one that causes trouble, a thousand go along without disturbing anything.
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Education


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


Later this week the Board of Education is set to take the next step to complement Virginia's tougher new Standards of Learning.
The Board will take up an overhaul of teacher licensing requirements.
The changes have drawn criticism for a move to streamline endorsements for special education teachers.
Critics say the changes don't take into account that learning disabilities, emotional disturbance and mental retardation are different and require specific training.

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-Dr. Lou Perrott/Lewis Gale Clinic;


Toss to break Stocks Comm

E-McMillan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-79
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Roanoke Sheriff's department is a service-oriented agency.
That's what the city's new sheriff George McMillan says he wants people to know.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


McMillan has worked for the sheriff's department for 24 years, and has served as chief deputy for 15.
He was elected in November after longtime sheriff Alvin Hudson decided not to seek another term.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:28:34
IN Q=Somebody said

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: SOMEBODY SAID I'LL HAVE TO WALK IN HIS SHOES A LITTLE WHILE TO UNDERSTAND IT, AND I SAID I CAN NEVER WALK IN HIS SHOES. I CAN FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS LIKE A CHILD DOES HIS DAD, BUT YEAH IT'S A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW.))
SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=hard act to follow.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Among his first challenges are federal mandates that will change many of the department's procedures... and require an updated computer system.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:30:02
IN Q=The sheriff has

((THE SHERIFF HAS TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS BE ON TOP OF THE ISSUE, TRY TO BE THE FIRST, SO I WANT TO TRY TO DO THAT WITH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM, BUT THE MOST IMMEDIATE THING WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW IS JUST TRYING TO GET REORGANIZED AND USED TO THE SHERIFF BEING GONE.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=the sheriff being gone.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


McMillan says he's looking forward to working with citizens, city administrators and state legislators.

E-Gun-Show


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-90
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke Valley Gun Show came to the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The quarterly event has been around for 27-years and is believed to be the civic center's very first show.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-01:41:49
IN Q=WE CELEBRATE

((ANNETTE GELLES/GUN SHOW COORDINATOR; WE CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE CIVIC CENTER EVERY YEAR. MY FATHER IS THE ONE THAT STARTED IT. AND IT WAS JUST A BUNCH OF FRIENDS OF HIS, COLLECTORS AND THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM THAT THEY RENTED OUT THE EXHIBIT HALL HERE TO HAVE A SHOW AND THAT'S HOW IT GOT STARTED.))
SUPER=01-Annette Gelles/Gun Show Coordinator;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=IT GOT STARTED.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The show has become more diverse in recent years, with displays of civil war memorabilia and books amid an assorted range of rifles and shotguns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-01:42:18
IN Q=OUR MAIN

((OUR MAIN CUSTOMERS ARE HUNTERS, GUN ENTHUSIASTS, COLLECTORS. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO COME FOR THE COINS, BOOKS. WE HAVE MILITARIA.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=MILITARIA
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VO-NAT


Looking at old coins can be an educational experience... for example, the face value of an 18-82 ten dollar gold piece doesn't mean much... but the coin retails for 295 dollars.
Vendors say they'll be back in March.
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BABE


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


Starting this April expectant women will have another place to turn.
The program called Beds and Britches Etcetera, or BABE, will give mothers-to-be coupons good for child care supplies.
The program is intended to encourage pregnant women to get good prenatal care.
A non-profit store will open at the Woman's Resource Center in Lynchburg.
Items will include maternity and baby clothing and baby beds.
The store will be the first for the BABE program in Virginia.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


There's a new way to save money using an Individual Retirement Account.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=@Scott1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/Brown, Edwards & Co.;:18
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=Scott Goldberg

((In 19-98 the government is giving you a chance to move money from your current Individual Retirement Account to a Roth I-R-A.
With a Roth account you don't pay federal taxes when you take out money.
But as Gary Duerk of Brown, Edwards & Company explains, you might have to pay Virginia taxes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:13:37
IN Q=you can

((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: YOU CAN CONVERT A TRADITIONAL INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT OVER TO A ROTH I-R-A A PAY A TAX -- THE FEDERAL TAX MAY BE SPREAD OVER FOUR YEARS. (46) ONE CAVEAT THAT I TRY TO MENTION TO TAXPAYERS IS THAT WE DON'T KNOW THE AFFECT OF VIRGINIA TAX.(52) IF VIRGINIA WANTS TO GO ALONG WITH THE FEDERAL AND SPREAD THE TAX OVER FOUR YEARS I THINK THE LEGISLATION WILL HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH THIS COMING LEGISLATIVE SEASON. ))
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=SEASON


Roth I-R-As work best with people who expect in the future to move into a higher tax bracket.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon



(toss to Kimberly)
Double Boxes=SPA & KMC


kaczynski


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


Opening statements are set to begin today in the Unabomber trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Prosecutors will likely paint suspect Theodore Kaczynski as a cold, calculating killer responsible for 16 bombings that killed three and injured dozens.
Defense attorneys hope to convince jurors their client is not normal.
However, Kaczynski will NOT allow his legal team to use a mental illness defense.
(----------------)



Fossett


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


Balloonist Steve Fossett has given up his attempt to become the first person to circle the globe in a balloon.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Wednesday;


Fossett will bring his balloon down in Russia this morning after two heaters broke down leaving him cold and uncomfortable in his cockpit.
A burner that gave his balloon extra lift also malfunctioned.
Fossett had wanted to break his old record of travelling ten- thousand- 361 miles by balloon before landing.
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kY-FIRE


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


Residents in Maysville, Kentucky are back at home this morning after a toxic fire forced the town to evacuate.
Nearly three thousand were affected when flames broke out at a local chemical plant.
Rich Jaffe reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

4:05:33
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Maysville, KY;:00
SUPER=01-Rod Raby/Kentucky State Fire Marshall;:23
SUPER=01-Debbie Phillips/Evacuated Resident; :42
SUPER=01-Fritz Corrigan/Cargill Chemical; 1:10
SUPER=01-Rich Jaffe/Reporting; 1:21 (no SU)
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=for cbs news


2-Jessie


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


A Dickenson County couple will face murder charges in Montgomery County.
The trial of Elizabeth and Kenneth Jessie is set to open today.
The couple is charged with torturing and killing a four- year- old girl.
Annie Leftwich's body was found in the their trailer last May.
Both the 19- year- old mother and 30- year- old stepfather blame each other for her death.
The trial was moved after a ruling that pretrial publicity made it unlikely that an impartial jury could be picked in Dickenson County.

2-Education


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


Teachers licensing requirements could soon be overhauled.
The Virginia Board of Education is set to take up the issue next week to complement Virginia's tougher new Standards of Learning.
The changes have drawn criticism for a move to streamline endorsements for special education teachers.
Critics say the changes don't take into account that learning disabilities, emotional disturbance and mental retardation are different and require specific training.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-Don Mankie R.D./Lewis Gale Clinic;



(toss to Melanie)
Double Boxes=SPA & MEL


Power-Squirrel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=AEP


Nearly four-thousand American Electric Power customers went without power for about a half hour this weekend. The reason...
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


...a squirrel found its way into a transformer at this power station.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-12:36:58
IN Q=WE HAVE

((TERRY MCMANN/ROANOKE AEP DISTRICT MGR.; WE HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS SOMETIMES WITH BIRDS. EVEN SNAKES, SNAKES CAN GET INTO OUR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SOMETIMES. THINGS A LITTLE LARGER LIKE CATS, RACCOONS AND POSSUMS EVEN.))
SUPER=01-Terry McMann/Roanoke AEP District Manager;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=POSSUMS EVEN.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


This is the second time in less than two weeks South Roanoke County residents have been victimized by a squirrel.
The day after Christmas, about six-thousand A-E-P customers lost power for an hour and a half.
But officials say NOT every animal strolling through the electrical area is apt to cause a problem.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-12:38:11
IN Q=PROBABLY FOR

((PROBABLY FOR EVERY BIRD OR SQUIRREL THAT CREATES A PROBLEM, THERE MAY BE A THOUSAND THAT SOMEHOW GAIN ENTRY AND DON'T CREATE PROBLEMS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=PROBLEMS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


McMann says there's only so much the company can do to keep animals from causing outages.
(----------------)



2-E-McMillan


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-79
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke's new sheriff says he's looking forward to working with citizens, city administrators and state legislators.
George
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

McMillan has worked for the sheriff's department for 24 years, and has served as chief deputy for 15.
He was elected in November after longtime sheriff Alvin Hudson decided not to seek another term.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:28:34
IN Q=Somebody said

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: SOMEBODY SAID I'LL HAVE TO WALK IN HIS SHOES A LITTLE WHILE TO UNDERSTAND IT, AND I SAID I CAN NEVER WALK IN HIS SHOES. I CAN FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS LIKE A CHILD DOES HIS DAD, BUT YEAH IT'S A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW.))
SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=hard act to follow.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Among his first challenges are federal mandates that will change many of the department's procedures... and require an updated computer system.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:30:02
IN Q=The sheriff has

((THE SHERIFF HAS TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS BE ON TOP OF THE ISSUE, TRY TO BE THE FIRST, SO I WANT TO TRY TO DO THAT WITH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM, BUT THE MOST IMMEDIATE THING WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW IS JUST TRYING TO GET REORGANIZED AND USED TO THE SHERIFF BEING GONE.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=the sheriff being gone.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


McMillan says he wants people to know that the sheriff's department is a service- oriented agency.

2-BABE


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


Coupons may be the key to help expectant women.
The coupons will come from a program called Beds and Britches Etcetera, or BABE, and would be good for child care supplies.
The program is intended to encourage pregnant women to get good prenatal care.
This April a non-profit store will open at the Woman's Resource Center in Lynchburg.
Items will include maternity and baby clothing and baby beds.
The store will be the first for the BABE program in Virginia.

2-E-Gun-Show


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-90
GRAPHIC=none


Hundreds of civil war enthusiasts and hunters flocked to the Roanoke Valley Gun Show this weekend.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The quarterly event has been around for 27-years and is believed to be the Roanoke civic center's very first show.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-01:41:49
IN Q=WE CELEBRATE

((ANNETTE GELLES/GUN SHOW COORDINATOR; WE CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE CIVIC CENTER EVERY YEAR. MY FATHER IS THE ONE THAT STARTED IT. AND IT WAS JUST A BUNCH OF FRIENDS OF HIS, COLLECTORS AND THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM THAT THEY RENTED OUT THE EXHIBIT HALL HERE TO HAVE A SHOW AND THAT'S HOW IT GOT STARTED.))
SUPER=01-Annette Gelles/Gun Show Coordinator;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=IT GOT STARTED.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The show has become more diverse in recent years, with displays of civil war memorabilia and books amid an assorted range of rifles and shotguns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-01:42:18
IN Q=OUR MAIN

((OUR MAIN CUSTOMERS ARE HUNTERS, GUN ENTHUSIASTS, COLLECTORS. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO COME FOR THE COINS, BOOKS. WE HAVE MILITARIA.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=MILITARIA
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Looking at old coins can be an educational experience... for example, the face value of an 18-82 ten dollar gold piece doesn't mean much... but the coin retails for 295 dollars.
Vendors say they'll be back in March.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Dorsey Levens rushed for a team playoff record 112 yards and a touchdown to help Green Bay beat Tampa Bay in the N-F-C playoffs.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO CHRYON
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5022;
SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/21//Tampa Bay/7///j/Denver/14//Kansas City/10///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Washington/109//Phoenix/99///j/Seattle/120//Vancouver/108///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Charlotte/90/j/Sacramento/106///j/Philadelphia/113//L.A.

Lakers/107///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Virginia/73//Wake Forest/64//Overtime//Western

Carolina/64/j/UT-Chatt./73///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/LSU/59/j/Arkansas#23/62///j/Syracuse#19/71//Rutgers/68///;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-j/Roanoke/4//Dayton/3//Shootout/j/Charlotte/6//Hampton/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0104-j/Richmond/3//Wheeling/2//Shootout//Chesapeake/1/j/Pensacola/3///;
RUNS=:49

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