[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are searching for a tractor- trailer involved in a fatal accident yesterday on I- 81.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And more troubled waters for the director of the Smith MOuntain Lake Policy Advisory Board.
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Wake up with us, News 7 Mornin is next.

[Pileup]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=FAtal Accident]


Authorities say a man driving up to 100 miles an hour while shining a laser pointer at other cars caused an accident that killed four teenagers in California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgan Hill, CA;]


34-year old Scott Davis is being held in connection with the Monday night pile-up.
But the California Highway Patrol won't say whether Davis has been arrested.
The accident involved FIVE vehicles.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:01:16 ]
[IN Q=One of the]

((BARRY MINETT/CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL: ONE OF THE VEHICLES CAME THROUGH THE CENTER DIVIDER AND STRUCK THREE MORE VEHICLES IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES. IN THOSE VEHICLES, THERE WAS A PICKUP TRUCK THAT ENDED UP ON TOP OF A HONDS, I BELIEVE. AND A TOYOTA COROLLA HAD FOUR VICTIMS IN IT WHO ALL DIED.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Minett/California Highway Patrol;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=who all died]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;]


Davis was hospitalized after he reportedly jumped through a window of his San Jose home as authorities arrived to question him.
There is no word yet on his condition.
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[E-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:46:50]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!]


Police are looking for the tractor-trailer involved in a deadly accident on Interstate-81 yesterday afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Police say a pickup truck was traveling in the emergency lane trying to merge into traffic off exit 141, when it swerved to avoid some debris and hit a tractor trailer.
The pickup spun out of control and rolled into the median.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:14:18]
[IN Q=it looked like]

((NANCY WALLEN: IT LOOKED LIKE TWO TIRES HAD GONE OFF THE ROAD AND I TOLD MY PASSENGERS, I SAID THAT CAR'S GONNA WRECK.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Wallen/Eyewitness;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=GONNA WRECK]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The driver, 69-year-old Geneva Lou Caroli of Bluefield, was killed. Her mother was injured in the crash.
Police say the tractor-trailer involved was NOT at fault, but didn't stop.
If they find the truck, the driver will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
(------------)



[SML]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-83 TC07:42]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


The Smith Mountain Lake Policy Advisory Board met for two hours last night to decide whether to fire its director.

But they took no official action so Hilde Hussa still has her job.
Tina Tenret tells us more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Board members say]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Halstead/Lake Volunteer;:37]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :53]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=Tenret News-7]


(( Board members say Hilde Hussa is under fire for being an environmental activist rather than an advisor.
She took news media on a boat tour to show how volunteers had cleaned up 12-hundred tons of trash from the lake --

then suggested a fulltime professional be hired to check the water quality.
Business leaders like Ed Waters and Ron Willard have written letters saying Hussa gives the lake a dirty image and have put pressure on local county administrators to fire her.
Board members met with two attorneys but took no action.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 21:30:50]
[IN Q=No comment]

((BOB WEBSTER/BOARD CHAIRMAN: NO COMMENT.)) [RUNS:01]
[OUT Q=No Comment]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 21:34:11]
[IN Q=I hope they weigh]

((BOB HALSTEAD/LAKE VOLUNTEER: I HOPE THEY WEIGH IN THE FINAL DECISION HOW IMPORTANT SHE IS TO THE LAKE. AS I SAID EARLIER SHE'S A ZEALOT AS FAR AS SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. SHE DOES A FANTASTIC JOB. I WORK WITH HER ON LAKE CLEANUP. IF IT WEREN'T FOR HILDE I DON'T THINK WE WOULD HAVE LAKE CLEANUP.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=lake cleanup]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hilde Hussa]

((HILDE HUSSA IS OUT OF TOWN SKIING AND NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))


[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Tech's high emotion and dominating defense drown the Tide.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:53]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-"Chuckles"/Terry Kemp;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:First Night))

[Iraq]


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


More words of warning came out of Baghdad yesterday, demanding the U-S stay out of Iraqi airspace.
But the U-S is not backing down on its vow to enforce the no-fly zones.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Defense Department Video;]


This is the video of Monday's explosive confrontation in northern Iraq.
It shows U-S warplanes returning Iraqi fire, destroying an anti- aircraft site.
But a day later, Iraq maintained it does NOT recognize the no- fly zones in the northern and southern parts of the country.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:15:08]
[IN Q=It's a country]

((NIZAR HAMDOON/IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO U.N.: IT'S A COUNTRY THAT'S BEEN SEVERELY DAMAGED BY THE AIRSTRIKES LAST WEEK. AND WE'VE SAID MANY TIMES, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THAT THESE NO- FLY ZONES ARE ILLEGAL.))
[SUPER=01-Nizar Hamdoon/Iraqi Ambassador to U. N.;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=are illegal]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the White House says Iraq's threats are not militarily significant, and that no- fly zones will still be enforced, with help from Britain.
(------------)



[S-GIV-Sale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-82 8:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bland County company, General Injectables and Vaccines, will soon have a new owner.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co./File Tape;]


"Biological and Popular Culture" of Radford is selling the Bastian based company to Henry (Shine) Schein, Incorporated.
Schein is the world's largest supplier of healthcare products to doctor's offices in the U-S.
A G-I-V spokesman says the company's 180- employees are expected to keep their jobs.
(----------------)


[S-Meals-Wheels]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-69]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Radford Meals on Wheels program is celebrating a quarter of a century of service to the community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

The program brings nutritious meals to people who are homebound and unable to cook for themselves.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 43 29]
[IN Q=It's meant]

((CLAUDE VIPPERMAN: IT'S MEANT EVERYTHING TO US.))
[SUPER=07-Claude Vipperman; ]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=to us]
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[VO-NAT]


Volunteers are dedicated to delivering hot meals to needy homes no matter if it's Christmas day or cold winter weather.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 06 25]
[IN Q=Our volunteers are fabulous]

((PHYLLIS KING/MEALS ON WHEELS: OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE FABULOUS. I COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT THE VOLUNTEER, HOLIDAYS THEY'RE CALLING ME WANTING TO KNOW IF THEY CAN DRIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Phyllis King/Meals on Wheels]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=they can drive.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The program started with only two recipients of the meals and has grown to serve 36 members of the community.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, some equipment could have a problem switching from 1998 to 1999-- a possible preview of January First 2000.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( HOSPITALS COULD CATCH THE DREADED COMPUTER BUG KNOWN AS Y-2-K.. A YEAR EARLY.
VT=VO

((vo??))
THERE'S BEEN WIDESPREAD CONCERN THAT COMPUTERS WILL FAIL TO SHOW THE RIGHT DATE AND TIME WHEN THE YEAR 2000 COMES AROUND.
BUT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WARNS THAT THIS PROBLEM MIGHT SHOW UP IN TWO MEDICAL DEVICES MUCH SOONER.
OFFICIALS SAY A MACHINE USED TO JUMP-START HEARTS AND ANOTHER ONE THAT MONITORS VITAL SIGNS.. MAY HAVE A PROBLEM SWITCHING FROM 19-98 TO 19-99.
THE F-D-A SAYS THE PROBLEM DOESN'T POSE ANY IMMEDIATE HEALTH THREAT, BUT VALUABLE PATIENT INFORMATION COULD BE LOST.//
VT=VO

((vo))
BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD-BORN ILLNESSES MAY SOMEDAY BE PUT TO GOOD USE... IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.
YALE RESEARCHERS SAY A GENETICALLY ALTERED FORM OF SALMONELLA SHRUNK CANCER TUMORS IN MICE.
BY DEVELOPING THIS NEW STRAIN, SCIENTISTS HOPE CANCER PATIENTS WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERGO SALMONELLA THERAPY.. WITHOUT EXPERIENCING POTENTIALLY FATAL SIDE-EFFECTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
MEANWHILE, RESEARCHERS IN EUROPE MAY HAVE FOUND A NEW WAY TO PREVENT BACTERIA FROM CAUSING TOOTH DECAY.
THEY SAY THEY'VE CREATED A SYNTHETIC PROTEIN THAT BINDS TO TEETH.. VIRTUALLY BLOCKING OUT THE BACTERIA THAT CAUSE CAVATIES.
BUT THE TECHNIQUE STILL NEEDS MORE STUDY--
IN THE MEANTIME, THERE'S ALWAYS THE DENTIST'S CHAIR.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-"Chuckles"/Terry Kemp;]



(I'll call for Super)
[SUPER=03-Adults $7/Advanced Tickets;]
[super=03-Children Under 12 $3/Advanced Tickets;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 342-2640/First Night;]
[SUPER=03-Adults $9/Entrance Tickets;]
[SUPER=03-Children Under 12 $5/Entrance Tickets;]



[Double Boxes=AFR & SPA]
(toss to Andrew)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginians who surf the internet will find a disturbing new site--
A database featuring thousands of violent sex offenders, including mug shots.
State police just got the site on-line Monday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Authorities have recaptured a Pittsylvania County inmate who walked away from a work detail Monday.
40-year old Stephen Ore was serving a 12-month sentence for obscene phone calls and failure to appear in court.
Police believe someone on the outside supplied him with civilian clothes for his escape.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And local country radio personality Slam Duncan says he's quitting..
Duncan says he and J-93 are parting company.
The D-J has created an annual spectacle in recent years, living in a camper hanging from a crane during the holiday Bikes or Bust campaign.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, December 30th..
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Sex-Offenders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-74 35:29]
[GRAPHIC=Sex Offender]

[***NOTE ANCHOR TAG***]
A disturbing new site for web surfers in Virginia: a searchable database of 46-hundred violent sex offenders, complete with mug shots.
You can hunt by zip code, surrounding zip codes, county, city, and name.
Ellen Qualls got a demonstration from the State Police-- who just got the site on-line Monday.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=So what does]
[SUPER=@Deeds; :18]
[SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/State Police; :50]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( So what does a violent sexual predator look like?
Some you'd expect.
Some you may not.
Whatever the quality of the pictures, they are all recent.
And while State Police don't guarantee accuracy, the names, addresses, and offenses are a starting point for the public to protect itself a little better.
[sot TAPE TWO 11:07:33]

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D-WARM SPRINGS: SOME PEOPLE ARGUE WELL IF THEY'VE PAID THEIR PRICE TO SOCIETY, WHY CAN'T YOU JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT TIME AFTER TIME, PEOPLE THAT COMMIT SEXUAL OFFENSES, PARTICULARLY SEXUAL OFFENSES AGAINST CHILDREN, REPEAT, THEY RECIDIVATE... PUBLIC INTEREST IN SAFETY.)) [runs:23]
Creigh Deeds sponsored the bill.
And the fear of policy makers like him is that publicly posting such heinous crimes might encourage a lynch mob mentality.
[sot TAPE TWO 10:40:37]

((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I'M NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. I THINK WE AS VIRGINIANS ARE MORE CIVILIZED THAN THAT. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE PUT THE WARNINGS.)) [runs:12]
The warnings are reminders that harassment or intimidation of these criminals would be a crime itself. [ATTACH STANDUP]
Virginia has 17-hundred more NON-violent sex offenders-- indecent exposers, peeping toms, and the like -- who have done nothing so heinous as to get their picture on this website.
But they are available to schools and day care centers through the Virginia State Police.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEB WATCH FULL SCREEN}]
If you'd like to check out the sex offender registry, you can access it from the webwatch section at WDBJ7-dot-COM.


(---------------)[E-Pitts-Inmate]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-71 1:09:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Pittsylvania County inmate who walked away from a work detail Monday is back behind bars.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


40-year old Stephen Ore was serving a 12-month sentence for obscene phone calls and failure to appear in court.
Police believe someone on the outside supplied him with civilian clothes.
Deputies found his orange prison uniform near the spot where he had been working.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Authorities are not yet releasing details of Ore's capture... but he was booked around 9-thirty last night.

[E-Ice-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=EQU]
[TAPE#98-77 28:31]
[GRAPHIC=Winter STorm]


About 30-thousand central and eastern Virginians are still without power, six days after last week's ice storm.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./Sunday;]


Virginia Power has increased the number of customers who were affected at the height of the outages to 340-thousand.

State officials are standing by the Governor's decision to NOT declare a state of emergency, to activate National Guard members who may NOT have been able to help.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape two 11:05:06]
[IN Q=That's what]

((GARY ARONHOLT/SEC'Y OF PUBLIC SAFETY: THAT'S WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WITH A DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY. WE WOULD HAVE MADE ONE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A PIECE OF PAPER.....EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE, WAS BEING DONE.))
[SUPER=@Aronholt;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=being done.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=Hold]


Virginia's Department of Emergency Services is now in a wait-and-see mode about a possible winter storm this weekend.

[Ice-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Eighteen ice fishermen were rescued yesterday from an eastern Michigan lake.
But high winds made their rescue nearly impossible.
The Coast Guard says the ice wasn't completely frozen and was too thin for people to walk on.
Drew Levinson has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The rescue began]
[SUPER=03-Harrison Township, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Greiner/Rescue Worker; :24]
[SUPER=01-Mike LaLonde/Fisherman; :46]
[SUPER=01-Scott Hicks/Rescue Worker; :52]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Detroit]

((LOCATOR: HARRISON TOWNSHIP THE RESCUE BEGAN IN THE LATE AFTERNOON ON THE ICY WATERS OF LAKE ST. CLAIR NEAR DETROIT. AFTER REPEATED RESCUE TRIPS BY THIS HOVERCRAFT, SOMETHING WENT WRONG. NATSOUND "HOVER ONE FROM COMMAND, HOVER ONE, FROM COMMAND." THE SMALL CRAFT CARRYING FIVE PEOPLE LOST POWER, THEN WENT DOWN IN THIS LAKE. HIGH WINDS THEN TURNED THE CRAFT OVER, DUMPING ALL ONBOARD INTO THE FREEZING WATERS.
SOT: STEVEN GREINER/RESCUE WORKER

THE HOVERCRAFT WAS CARRYING THE LAST OF 18 FISHERMAN WHO HAD BECOME STRANDED ON AN ICE FLOE. THEY HAD BEEN OUT ON THE LAKE FOR HOURS STANDING ON THE ICE AS IT SLOWLY SANK INTO THE WATER.
SOT: MIKE LALONDE/FISHERMAN
SOT: SCOTT HICKS/ RESCUE WORKER

ALL FIVE ONBOARD ON BOARD WERE PULLED TO SAFETY.MANY OF THEM SUFFERING FROM HYPOTHERMIA. OFFICIALS SAY IT'S STILL TOO EARLY IN THE SEASON FOR PEOPLE TO BE FISHING ON THE ICE.AND THEY EXPECT TO MAKE MANY MORE RESCUES LIKE THIS AS THE WINTER GOES ON. DREW LEVINSON CBS NEWS DETROIT.))

[McCain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It appears that Arizona Senator John McCain would like to become PRESIDENT McCain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


A senior adviser says the Republican has decided to seek the G-O-P nomination for presidency in the 2000 election.

The adviser says McCain will announce his decision in the next several weeks.
Meanwhile, former Republican Senator Warren Rudman says an exploratory commitee for McCain will be announced today.

(--------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Other Republicans vying for President in 2000 are Texas Governor George W- Bush and Missouri Senator John Ashcroft.

[Olympic-Probe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morni]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Olympic Rings]


Former Senator George Mitchell has promised there will be a thorough investigation into bribery allegations involving the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Salt Lake City officials are accused of paying thousands of dollars in gifts and services to members of the international selection committee in order to have the Winter Games held there.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:13:01 ]
[IN Q=We owe to]

((GEORGE MITCHELL/FORMER SENATOR: WE OWE TO THEM, THE OBLIGATION TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE GAMES IN WHICH THEY PARTICIPATE ARE IN FACT, AND ARE PERCEIVED AS TOTALLY FAIR AND ABOVE REPROACH.))
[SUPER=01-George Mitchell/Former Senator;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=above reproach]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The former Senate majority leader spoke to reporters yesterday in Washington after meeting with the panel investigating the claims.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The panel is to report to the U-S Olympic Committee no later than February 28th.

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-"Chuckles"/Terry Kemp;]



(I'll call for segment)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animal Tracks are]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Galarneau/Animal Tracks; :15]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=all about]


[Steve & Chuckles Live]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 342-2640/First Night;]



[double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(toss to Kimberly)



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:First Night))

[E-Slam-Duncan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-72 1:23:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local county radio D-J says he's leaving the airwaves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Slam Duncan says he and J-93 are parting company.
Duncan has created an annual spectacle in recent years, living in a camper hanging from a crane during the holiday Bikes of Bust campaign.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:01:17]
[IN Q=all i can say]

((SLAM DUNCAN; ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I'M EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE PAST 7 YEARS, BOTH ON AND OFF THE AIR, I'VE SERVICED THE COMMUNITY HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AND I'M JUST VERY SAD THAT IT HAD TO END LIKE THIS))
[SUPER=07-Slam Duncan;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=end like this]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Duncan won't say why he's leaving, but referred us to J-93 management.
Station management could not be reached for comment last night.
(------------)



[E-Military-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-70 TC1:50:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Where can you go to see North America's largest private collection of military tanks and artillery?
The answer will soon be Southside Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The American Armoured Foundation announced yesterday that it's moving its tank museum to Pittsylvania County.
It will move into the former Disstan plant along Route-29, which will be renovated over the next year or so.
The 300-thousand square foot facility is much larger than the museum's current home in New York.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 42:58-43:14]
[IN Q=It's moving from New York]

((DAVID KALBACKER/MUSEUM BUSINESS CONSULTANT: IT'S MOVING FROM NEW YORK BECAUSE THE FACILITY IS SMALL. IT'S AT THE END OF LONG ISLAND AND THERE'S VERY LITTLE IN THE WAY OF TOURISM THAT'S GOING THROUGH THE AREA AND IT HAS NO PLACE TO GROW, ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE TO GROW.))
[SUPER=01-David Kalbacker/Museum Business Consultant;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=no place to grow.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The museum's collection has more than 50-tanks and thousands of war artifacts.
The toughest and most expensive part of the move will be transporting the tanks to Virginia.
(----------------)


[E-Y2K-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-78 29:38]
[GRAPHIC=Battling the Bug]


Concern about the impact of the Y2K bug is affecting all kinds of people.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


From programmers building survival hideaways... to the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who made it the focus of a three part sermon, and a video tape.
Falwell says he became concerned when people in high places offered him more warnings than reassurances.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00:04:59 tape 8]
[IN Q=I certainly]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR; I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO SIT HERE AND MISLEAD PEOPLE IN THINKING THAT IT'S GOING TO BE OK, BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE WHO ARE TOTALLY FRIGHTENED ABOUT THIS.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=about this]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=Hold]


Falwell and Y2K consultants are offering the same preparation advice... we'll tell you how YOU can prepare as our series Battling The Bug continues tonight on News 7 at Six.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, one Express fan is the owner of season tickets for life.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:54]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The embattled director of the Smith Mountain Lake Policy Advisory Board still has her job.
Some business owners say Hilda Hussa is giving the lake a dirty name by pushing for stricter water testing.
They'd like to see her replaced.
The policy advisory met with attornies for two hours last night, but ended up taking NO action.
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Well known country radio D-J Slam Duncan says he and J-93 are splitting up.
Duncan told News-7 he's leaving the station, but wouldn't say why.
We were unable to contact J-93 management last night.
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And the Virginia Tech Hokies are the first ever Music City Bowl Champions.
Tech's defense and special teams came up big against the Crimson Tide, making three interceptions and blocking two punts.
The Hokies won it 38 to 7.
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