President Clinton and his advisors continue their damage-control efforts.
Drew Levinson has the latest on what some are already calling "zippergate."
IN Q=CBS news has
SUPER=01-William Ginsberg/Lewinsky's Attorney;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS Washington
CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED INDEPENDENT COUNCIL KENNETH STARR HAS SUPOENAED PRESIDENT
CLINTON'S DEPOSITION GIVEN LAST SATURDAY IN THE PAULA JONES SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
THAT'S WHERE HE SWORE HE DID NOT HAVE A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH FORMER
WHITEHOUSE INTERN MONICA LEWINSKY.
THAT'S IN DIRECT CONTRADITION TO SECRETLY TAPED CONVERSATIONS SHE
HAD WITH FORMER CO-WORKER LINDA TRIPP..WHICH IN TURN CONTRADICTS LEWINSKY'S
OWN AFFIDAVIT WHERE SHE SAYS SHE DID NOT HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH THE PRESIDENT.
LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY ADMITS STARR HAS OFFERED THE FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN
HE WANTS HER COOPERATION AS HE INVESTIGATES IF PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD HER LIE
ABOUT THE ALLEGED AFFAIR.
SO FAR SHE'S DECLINED.
"target? Clearly a legal target, means she is in jeopardy. "
GINSBURG SAYS STARR'S OFFER CAME LAST WEEK AFTER FBI AGENTS LURED
LEWINSKY INTO A HOTEL ROOM.
GINSBURG SAYS AGENTS KEPT HER 10 HOURS, DISUADING HER FROM
CALLING A LAWYER-THEN PROSECUTORS OFFERED HER THE DEAL.
(SOT WILLIAM GINSBURGLEWINSKY ATTORNEY)
"They wanted to suggest to her as I understand it that she be wired
to have conversations that might well be recorded they wanted her
.CONVERSATIONS WITH VERNON JORDAN AND THE PRESIDENT.
MEANWHILE AT THE WHITEHOUSE, THE PRESIDENT WAS AT LEAST TRYING TO GIVE THE
APPEARANCE OF SOME SORT OF NORMALCY AT THE WHITEHOUSE SEEN ONLY IN A STILL
PICTURE MEETING WITH HIS CABINET.
(STANDUP CLOSE: DREW LEVINSON REPORTING)))
The car tax cut is coming.
But now Governor Jim Gilmore says it will cost more than a Billion dollars
more than first thought.
edit from 97-73
Gilmore says the new revenue forecasts and a booming economy will help the
struggle, but cuts are on the way.
Roanoke's Higher Ed Center will lose a third of the nine million dollars
Governor Allen promised.
And the new Virginia museum of Natural History will lose 10 million
IN Q=the martinsville project
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE MARTINSVILLE PROJECT CONTINUES TO BE FUNDED FOR ITS
PLANNING AND THE CONSTRUCTION MONEY CAN BE RE-ADDRESSED IN THE NEXT BIENNIUM ))
OUT Q=THE NEXT BIENNIUM
The museum will be left with 650-thousand dollars in planning money and
another 600-thousand for repairs to the existing building.
Police are searching for the man who robbed the First Virginia Bank in
About 3:45 yesterday afternoon the man approached a teller in the branch on
Main Street with a bag he said had a bomb.
The man left the bag and fled with an undetermined amount of money.
The bag held an empty box.
Police are looking for a white male, about 40 years old with salt and pepper
hair and an off white baseball cap.
TAPE# Morning Sports
Friday night is always an active one in the high school gyms.
Steve Mason is here with the highlights.
Good Morning Steve.
IN Q=Good Morning Everybody
OUT Q=Morning Crew, Guys?
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SUPER=600-January 24, 1998/0''/22-74''/Packed Powder/2/24/0''/20-32''/Loose
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Comm Break #1
What would the winter olympics be without snow..?
Well, we almost found out.. because until recently, mother nature was
holding out on us..
Bob Goosmann has more about the mountain range known as the Japanese Alps.
IN Q=Rich in Culture
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Goosmann/Reporting; :40
OUT Q=OLYMPIC WINTER WONDERLAND
RICH IN CULTURE.
RICH IN HISTORY.
RICH IN MAJESTIC BEAUTY.
IT IS HERE IN NAGANO - THE HEART OF JAPAN - THAT THE LAST OLYMPIC WINTER
GAMES OF THE CENTURY WILL BEGIN IN JUST A FEW WEEKS.
AND ALL ONE HAS TO DO IS LOOK TO THE SKY TO APPRECIATE WHAT MAKES NAGANO
FROM ALMOST ANY VANTAGE POINT - YOU CAN GAZE AT THE SNOWCAPPED JAPANESE
ALPS. IT IS THE MOUNTAINS HERE THAT MAKE THIS A SKIERS PARADISE.
BUT, WITH TALK OF EL NINO, AND A LACK OF SNOW IN THE EARLY WINTER MONTHS...
THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER CHOOSING NAGANO AS THE MOST SOUTHERN
LOCATION EVER FOR THE GAMES WAS A GOOD IDEA.
NOW, WITH A SERIOUS DUMPING OF SNOW... EVEN THOSE AT SKI RESORTS MUST DIG
IN THE WEEKS PRECEDING THE OLYMPICS IT HAS SNOWED MORE DAYS THAN IT HASN'T.
AND NOT JUST IN THE MOUNTAINS WHERE THE LUGE, AND SKIING EVENTS WILL TAKE
NAGANO CITY, AT A LOWER ALTITUDE, USUALLY DOESN'T GET ANY SNOW.
THIS PAST MONTH IT'S HAD SEVERAL FEET.
MAKING EVEN OLYMPIC STADIUM, THE SITE OF OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES... A
TRUE OLYMPIC WINTER WONDERLAND.))
That was Bob Goosman of K- T- V- T reporting.
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Take Full Screen Rentals Bump
For three and a half years, Javier Cruz posed as a major narcotics
importer... while based in Roanoke County.
Keith Humphry gives us a glimpse of the 40-year old drug smuggler turned
IN Q=Javier Cruz pled
SUPER=01-Glenda Garrett/Murder Victim's Son; :21
SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Cruz's Attorney; :49
SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Assistant U.S. Attorney; 1:18
OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.
Javier Cruz pled guilty today to five felonies dating back to 1991.
He was importing cocaine, then shipping it out of Roanoke by the
truck-load to New York, California, Texas and Florida.
A year and a half after his arrest, Cruz was back on the street- -working
for the D-E-A.
The government paid him $347,000.
SOT Garrett 16:01:35
((AND WHY ARE WE PAYING ALL THIS MONEY? WHEN DID WE START PAYING CRIMINALS? ))
Glenda Garrett's son, Mark, was killed by Cruz.
Cruz and his boss, Leo Rivera, spent almost a year and a half in the County
Jail, trying to maintain their contacts in the drug world.
He spent just a few days in jail for manslaughter in the Garrett case, then
Cruz was out on the street working for the D-E-A.
His lawyer points out the government typically covers expenses for
((HE'S BEEN WORKING A LOT OF HOURS SINCE 1991, AND DURING THAT TIME, HE'S
PLACED HIS LIFE AT RISK ON ALMOST A DAILY BASIS, AT LEAST FOR A LARGE PERIOD OF
Cleaveland doesn't mean to suggest Cruz was drawing hazardous duty pay.
The government was simply re-imbursing him for expenses, while he was
traveling from his 288-thousand dollar home in Roanoke County and his
import-export business in Columbia between September 1992 and February, 1996.
((PAYMENTS MADE TO MR. CRUZ FOR OPERATION OF THE OPERATION IN COLUMBIA AS WELL
AS THE EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THAT OPERATION. ))
Cruz will be sentenced later.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
A Giles County jury convicted 26- year old Scott Elliott of SECOND degree
The jury deliberated for nearly three hours yesterday before reaching its
Elliott was charged last February with shooting and killing his girlfriend--
Misty Dawn Dellinger.
Elliott's attorneys said the shooting as an accident.
The jury reccomended Elliott receive an 18 year sentence. Fifteen years for
second degree murder and three years for use of a firearm.
Steven Spielburg is used to the lime-light and now the courtroom is becoming
a familiar place to the Hollywood producer as well.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;
Spielburg testified Friday, in the copyright infringement lawsuit over his
hit movie "Twister".
A Missouri writer wants all of the movie's 200-million-dollar profits
because he says it's based on a screen play he wrote.
Spielburg says with hits like "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" why would he
need to steal a script.
He also credited special effects, NOT the script for the movie's success.
The trial will reconvene Tuesday, in Saint Louis.
Both Vancouver and Golden State extended streaks in the N-B-A last night.
The Grizzlies won their second straight and well the Warriors dropped their
13th consecutive game.
Sahreef Abdur-Rahim with the fake and the bucket has 26 on the night for
Golden State cans a three pointer but the Grizzlies bag the victory
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Sportschannel;
Our travels take us to New Jersey next where the Bulls would NET a close
But not before Kendall Gill with the nice inbounds pass finds Jason Williams
for the score--Williams 23 points and 23 rebounds.
Chicago was Rodman-less, it didn't SUPER=33-Chicago/100/New Jersey/98/;
matter though as Bulls eek out the win 100-to-98.
And the Winter Olympics are just weeks away, but athletes in all sports are
trying to qualify for the U-S Team.
SUPER=03-Mt. Bachelor, OR;
Even SNOWBOARDERS were in action yesterday vying for a spot in the half-pipe
Heats for the snowboard giant slalom get under way today.
You can catch all the Olympic competition here on your Hometown Station.
If you're still looking to fill your schedule for the weekend, here's some
ideas from the weekend calendar.
Take full screen calendar board
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(Toss to Andrew for Weekend Diner)
Today the weekend diner heads to Robin Reed's house--
I know a lot of people are looking forward to this...I don't think you'll be
IN Q=WEEKEND DINER OPEN
OUT Q=A LOT OF CALORIES IN THIS PIE
((WE're at Robin Reed's house, our chief meteorologist, also one of our best
cooks. Thanks for letting us come to your home. He's going to cook for us his
chocolate cream pie, which is in the hometown cookbook. AFTER ALL THE
HOLIDAYS, WHY WOULD YOU WANT A CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE...We can add a few extra
pounds on there. Where did the recipe come from? IT COMES FROM MY WIFE'S SIDE
OF THE FAMILY, IT'S A KILLER RECIPE, IT'S VERY RICH, BUT IF YOU HAVE AN
ANNIVERSARY OR BIRTHDAY COMING UP, IT'S JUST THE TICKET. We start out with the
most important ingredient I guess, CHOCOLATE. ABOUT 3 OUNCES OF IT. AND YOU
WANT TO BREAK IT UP INTO LITTLE PIECES, DOESN'T MATTER HOW SMALL THEY ARE,
BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO MELT THEM INTO SOME HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM. A bunch of
chocolate in a bowl, and we are going to melt it up in a saucepan, which I
guess is our next step. YOU BET. THE NEXT BET IS TO GET THAT CHOCOLATE MELTED
INTO THE CREAM, AND THE ONE THING YOU DON'T WANT TO DO IS TO GET THE PAN TOO
HOT, YOU DON'T WANT TO BOIL THE CREAM, YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE IT A BASIS TO MELT
THE CHOCOLATE, SO WE ARE GOING TO PUT 1 1/2 CUPS OF HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM, YEAH,
I KNOW, YOU CAN COUNT THE CALORIES, BUT IT'S REAL NECESSARY TO MAKE THIS PIE
RICH. SO WHIPPING CREAM GOES IN THE POT, THIS PART TAKES ABOUT 15 OR 20
MINUTES. SO AS YOU ADD THE CHOCOLATE, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO STIR IT ALMOST
CONSTANTLY TO KEEP IT FROM.... Is this going to be worth all the work? OF
COURSE, 15 MINUTES WILL GIVE YOU A PIE THAT WILL LAST FOREVER. YOU JUST STIR
IT AROUND, AND GET IT ALL MELTED INTO THE CREAM. While you are working on the
dry ingredients really quickly, we have to combine sugar with corn syrup and
salt. ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE MIXING THE
DRY INGREDIENTS IS YOU WANT TO LET THE SAUCE COOL OFF A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE YOU
ARE GOING TO GET SCRAMBLED EGGS...SO YOU GET THE DRY INGREDIENTS MIXED UP...A
little Vanilla in those eggs-- we've already done that. RIGHT, TWO EGGS BEATEN
UP WITH A TEASPOON AND A HALF OF VANILLA. The sauce took us 15 minutes, a slow
process, but it looks like a nice result. IF YOU DON'T GO TOO FAST, YOU'LL GET
A NICE BLEND, AND IF YOU DON'T STIR IT TOO CONSTANTLY, YOU'LL END UP WITH A
LUMPY MESS. SO YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE THAT. ONCE YOU GET ALL THE INGREDIENTS
COMBINED, YOU POUR IT INTO A NINE INCH, UNBAKED PIE SHELL, AND IT'S TIME TO
GO. Now we go to the oven-- 400 hundred degrees, for 35 minutes. IT'S ALL
FINISHED UP, LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. BUT IT NEEDS SOMETHING ON TOP. YOU CAN PUT A
LITTLE SUGAR ON THERE FOR ME, AND YOU CAN ALSO USE A LITTLE WHIPPED CREAM. BUT
EITHER WAY JUST KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF CALORIES IN THIS PIE.))
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
A government informant plead guilty yesterday to five drug- related
Javier Cruz shipped cocaine from Roanoke to New York, California, Texas and
Florida before working for the D- E- A.
He will be sentenced later.
Governor Gilmore now says his tax cut will cost almost twice as much as the
figure he campaigned on.
New estimates place the cost of the cut at two- point- seven billion
And folks in Christiansburg saved their downtown post office.
It's now open on a limited basis, but residents say that's better than
ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT
And that's what's making news on this Saturday January 24-th.
We'll be right back.
"I'm going to be fine-and you will be too-and let's all hang in there."
That's what President Clinton said
as details of an alleged affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky
continue to surface.
Sources say taped conversations between Lewinsky and former co-worker Linda
Tripp reveal Lewinsky was angry because the President was seeing at least 4
other women at the time.
Three of them worked at the White House.
The taped conversation contradicts Lewinsky's own affadavit in the Paula
Jones case where she says she did not have an affair with Clinton.
Whitewater prosecutors are reviewing the tapes, and say it's likely that
Lewinsky will be indicted on perjury charges.
They are also investigating whether she conspired with the President and
advisor Vernon Jordan to cover up the alleged affair.
Lewinsky's attorney says special prosecutor Kenneth Starr offered her full
immunity if she cooperates with their investigation.
So far she has declined but more negotiations are expected today.
Virginia Senator Chuck Robb says he'll wait before passing judgement on
President Clinton's latest scandal.
Robb met with the transportation committee of the Roanoke Regional Chamber
Speaking to reporters, the Democratic Senator said he hopes the facts come
to light soon.
IN Q=I think everybody
((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D- VIRGINIA: I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS MORE FACTS AND HOPES
THAT THOSE FACTS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY FORTHCOMING. IT CREATES A GREAT DEAL OF
DIFFICULTY FOR A PRESIDENT ABOUT TO GIVE A STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE IN WHICH
MANY OF THE INTITIATIVES AND THE MOMENTUM FOR THE REST OF THIS LEGISLATIVE YEAR
WILL BE INVOLVED.))
OUT Q=will be involved
At the same time, Robb says the President has proven his ability to
perform while under fire.
Area hospitals are upset over an upcoming show scheduled to air on Prime Time
Live next month.
The segment is about hospitals overcharging patients -- and a Salem company
is highlighted in the feature.
Medical Recovery Services helps patients negotiate bill discrepancies and
recover money from the health care industry.
But many local hospitals are concerned with the national coverage the company
IN Q=It seems
((PAT PALMER/MEDICAL RECOVERY PRESIDENT:IT SEEMS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UPSET
ABOUT US DOING THIS SHOW FOR PRIME TIME AND THERE'S BEEN SOME THINGS SAID ABOUT
ME BEING A PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND OF COURSE IF WE MAKE A PROFIT, IT IS FROM
SUPER=01-Pat Palmer/Medical Recovery President;
OUT Q=finding errors.
Medical Recovery services does NOT charge a fee if it doesnt recoup any
They do, however; charge 50-percent for money recovered.
Carilion Health Systems says it processes over one-point three million BILLS
a year and promptly corrects any mistakes that are brought to its attention.
Rescue squad volunteers respond to our calls for HELP.
But when the squads put out a call for more HELPERS, the community often
DOESN'T spring into action.
Kelly Zuber has more in today's Eye on Virginia.
SUPER=01-Rob Logan/Western Va. EMS Council;:14
SUPER=01-Johnny Carson/Botetourt Co. Rescue Squad;:37
SUPER=20-Kelly Zuber;1:57 (quick)
SUPER=01-Mariah Roberts/Fort Lewis Rescue Squad;2:03
OUT Q=nat siren
(( Volunteer rescue squads used to ask the public primarily for donations.
Now they need volunteers just as desperately.
IN Q=It's a situation that
((ROB LOGAN/WESTERN VIRGINIA EMS COUNCIL: IT'S A SITUATION THAT UNFORTUNATELY
FACES EVERYBODY, NOT JUST IN OUR AREA BUT ACROSS THE NATION. ))
OUT Q=across the nation.
Logan says many people just can't find the time to spend covering the shifts
at the rescue squad hall or fulfilling the 110 hours of training required to
work on patients.
Potential volunteers may also be put off by the responsiblity the job brings
and concerns about liability.
IN Q=If you perform and treat
((JOHNNY CARSON/BOTETOURT CO. RESCUE SQUAD ASSOCIATION: IF YOU PERFORM AND
TREAT PEOPLE TO YOUR LEVEL OF TRAINING AND DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, WHAT
YOU'VE LEARNED TO DO AND NOT EXCEED YOUR LEVEL OF TRAINING THEN YOU DON'T HAVE
A PROBLEM WITH IT EVEN IN A SUE HAPPY WORLD SUCH AS WE ARE IN.))
OUT Q=as we are in.
In Botetourt County where Carson heads the Rescue Squad Association, the
volunteer problem reached a serious level.
A direct mail campaign to every county resident helped bring the
all-volunteer squads some relief.
IN Q=As a result of that we got
((JOHNNY CARSON: AND AS A RESULT OF THAT WE GOT BACK 61 RESPONSES FROM THE
BROCHURE DRIVE, THE CAMPAIGN, AND ENDED UP WITH 40 NEW VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT
THE COUNTY WHICH DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH. BUT IF YOU GET 4, 5 OR 6 NEW PEOPLE
INTO EACH CREW THAT'S NEW LIFE BLOOD. THAT HELPS QUITE A BIT. ))
OUT Q=quite a bit.
Volunteer rescue squads are also buying radio and television airtime to get
the message out.
IN Q=In an emergency every minute
((RESCUE SQUAD AD: IN AN EMERGENCY EVERY MINUTE COUNTS. BEDFORD COUNTY'S
PUBLIC SAFETY VOLUNTEERS ARE THERE FOR YOU. NOW BE THERE FOR THEM. BECOME A
VOLUNTEER. CALL YOUR FIRE COMPANY, RESCUE SQUAD OR BEDFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT
OF PUBLIC SAFETY. YOUR TIME, TALENTS AND DONATIONS MATTER WHEN EVERY MINUTE
OUT Q=every minute counts
At Ft. Lewis Station in western Roanoke County, paid paramedics handle calls
during the weekdays but volunteers still cover nights and weekends.
Student volunteers from Virginia Tech have helped rescue this squad in
IN Q=They were able to help us fill
((MARIAH ROBERTS/FORT LEWIS RESCUE SQUAD: THEY WERE ABLE TO HELP US FILL THE
VOID THAT WE HAD FOR A FEW MEMBERS AND THEY ALSO HAD THE CERTIFICATIONS THAT
THEY NEEDED TO COME RIGHT IN AND HELP US IMMEDIATELY. ))
OUT Q=us immediately.
Despite the difficulties finding help, more than 65 percent of all Virginia
rescue squads are still staffed by volunteers and many rural counties would
find it difficult to pay paramedics to take their place.
IN Q=As long as the public can be
((JOHNNY CARSON: AS LONG AS THE PUBLIC CAN BE SERVED AND TREATED IN A TIMELY
MANNER AND THAT PATIENT CARE DOES NOT SUFFER, I HOPE THAT THE VOLUNTEER SYSTEM
CAN GO ON FOREVER. ))
OUT Q=can go on forever.
Kelly Zuber, News 7.(siren sound) ))
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Travel forecast essC
IN Q=I'm Steve Pardon
OUT Q=news-7 sunday morning.
GRAPHIC=world around us
Tens of thousands of tires sit along roads and in ditches across the
In Texas, a state recycling program cut the number of illegally dumped
tires, but then the legislature scrapped the program.
Russ Rhea, of K-X-A-N shows how the private sector has taken up the slack.
11:09:35 Conus Monday feed
IN Q=for every new tire
SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Mastronunzio/Tire Dealer; :30
SUPER=01-Russ Rhea/Reporting; :37
SUPER=03-Hays Co., TX; :59
SUPER=01-Roger Falk/Scrap Tire Broker; 1:16
OUT Q=Russ Rhea, Reporting
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Chyron 7150 2 pages
GRAPHIC=pope john paul II
Cubans danced in the streets in celebration of Pope John Paul's history
making visit to their country.
President Fidel Castro wasn't scheduled to attend last night's speech at the
University of Havana--but he showed up anyway greeting the Pope at the door.
The hundreds of Cubans who barely make 40-dollars a MONTH somehow found a
way to buy balloons, make posters, hats, shirts, flags and noisemakers.
This was their chance to see the Pope.
The Pontiff quoted a 19th century Cuban President who spoke of independence
Bigger may be better in some respects but it can't replace that "hometown
That's what Christiansburg residents say about their post office.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=The Christiansburg
SUPER=01-Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident; :15
SUPER=01-Jack Peterson/Christiansburg Resident; :38
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
((The Christiansburg Post Office would have gone the way of the dinosaurs if
the U-S Postal Service had its way.
But, customers are still mailing packages and buying stamps almost a month
after it was supposed to shut down.
SOT 14.55.39 - 14.55.46
IN Q=I always thought
((JON HALBERSTADT/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT DEEP DOWN
INSIDE THERE WAS ABOUT THAT MUCH CHANCE OF WINNING.))
OUT Q=chance of winning.
Postal officials wanted to close the old facility to make way for another
branch five miles away that was bigger and able to handle higher volumes of
But, they decided against the idea after residents complained its distance
from downtown Christiansburg made it inconvenient.
SOT 14.32.31 - 14.32.40
IN Q=I don't like
((JACK PETERSON/RESIDENT: I DON'T LIKE GOING TO THE MALL BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC
AND EVERYTHING AND IT'S SO MUCH CLOSER TO MY BUSINESS. SO, I AM REAL HAPPY THAT
IT STAYED HERE.))
OUT Q=it stayed here.
Even though the old post office is open, service is somewhat limited on both
sides of the window.
Only one employee mans the office at a time and customers can't mail any
bulk items out of this branch.
SOT 15.24.28 - 15.24.38
IN Q=An official opening
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: AN OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE
NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AS A WAY TO THANK RESIDENTS WHO FOUGHT SO HARD TO KEEP
THIS POST OFFICE OPEN. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, CHRISTIANSBURG.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
Kids can make a splash at the Danville Science Center.
A new exhibit called "Wonder Water" opens today.
You can check out a working model of Danville's water treatment plant and
see how water from the Dan River becomes drinking water.
It's a hands-on exhibit where children can pump water at a sink and carry
buckets on a yoke.
IN Q=I hope that the
((GINNY LAUBINGER/DANVILLE SCIENCE CENTER: I HOPE THAT THE CHILDREN COME AWAY
WITH A GOOD FEELING FOR THE ROLE WATER PLAYS IN THEIR LIVES, AS WELL AS THE
FACT THAT WE DON'T WANT THEM TO WASTE WATER. IT'S A VERY VALUABLE RESOUCE. IT
IS A RENEWABLE RESOURCE HOWEVER IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY TO MAKE IT CLEAN
ENOUGH TO DRINK.))
SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Danville Science Center;:18
OUT Q=enough to drink.
This travelling exhibit is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Danville and
will be at the Science Center until April.
The Roanoke Express lose one in a shoot out and an area minor league
ballpark gets a facelift.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good Morning again Steve.
IN Q=Hello again
OUT Q=Have a good weekend
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SUPER=130-12/Kenny Simmons II/Talcott, WV;
SUPER=130-6/Kristen Bowling/Rocky Mount;
SUPER=130-/M. T. & Audrey Mitchell/Sontag;