[Headlines]

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The Senate will be making decisions on ground rules for the impeachment trial behind closed doors today.
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In some folks in Rockbridge County voice their opposition to the trial.
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[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


In an extraordinary closed-door session today, Lawmakers hope to hammer out the ground rules governing President Clinton's impeachment trial.
Whether witnesses will be called remains a major stumbling block.
Maureen Maher reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; :20]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; :32]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary; :57]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you in the studio]

((A bipartisan high five was one of the few high points during a truly historic day on Capitol Hill.. With the impeachment trial less than a day old, it has already come to a dead stop - waiting for those who soon will sit in judgment of the President, to figure out just how to get it started again. Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader: "We are in uncharted waters. There are some precedents-- but there are some questions we are having to address that are different from anything that's ever been addressed before in history."
/Tom Daschle/Senate Minority Leader: "We have attempted to find a way with which to proceed in a bi-partisan way." A closed door meeting later this morning is seen as the Senate's best chance yet to come to an agreement on how to proceed. But there are no guarantees, and still no definite parameters.
(nats of president at education event.)/(Sot/President Clinton/) "...

The President has yet to comment on the trial - preferring to act almost oblivious to the Senate turmoil, but clearly, White House is anything but that. Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary: "There is mountains of evidence out there that the independent counsel has access to, that the House Judiciary Committee has access to... that the President as the defendant doesn't have access to. But what we're saying is that we're willing to forego that."
( NAT House managers walk/ )

The Senate's bipartisan effort is in stark contrast to the start of the impeachment proceedings - a solemn, if not symbolic walk by Republican House prosecutors brought the case from one of side of the Hill to the other - and in the process transformed the Senate.
(nat sot of senators being sworn in.SOT/Chief Justice William Rehnquist)

"Will all the senators now stand and raise your right hand." No longer is this a body of men and women who have spent their political careers defending partisan principles... It now is a chamber full of jurors - sworn under oath to act impartial, and to follow their conscience instead of just their party line.))
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[E-Petition]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-75 1:51:47]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Some Rockbridge area residents upset about the upcoming impeachment trial are taking their complaints to Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/December 21;]


The residents held a rally December 21st, protesting the impeachment of the President -- and circulated a petition.


So far 150 people have signed it.
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[SOT 16.04.59 - 16.05.11]
[IN Q=We were hoping]

((AMY DEHART/RALLY ORGANIZER: WE WERE HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH THAT THE PUBLIC HAS SOME KIND OF ROLE TO FULFILL IN THIS PROCESS OF GOVERNING, THAT PEOPLE GET OUT FROM THEIR SOFAS, OUT FROM BEHIND THEIR TELEVISIONS-- TAKING ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Amy DeHart/Organizer;]
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[OUT Q=taking action.]
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[VO-NAT]


City councilmember Reverend LaVert Taylor and other residents are leaving for the nation's capitol in the next few days.
They plan to meet with Senator John Warner, hand over the petition, and voice their concerns.
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[E-Franklin-Heights]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:09:40]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Land Transfer]


Some residents of a Franklin County neighborhood say they will sue if that's what it takes to get a good shower.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Residents of the Franklin Heights subdivision say their water pressure's so low -- they can not wash the shampoo out of their hair.
Sometimes they can't even flush the toilets at the local church.
So they've signed a petition to MAKE the town of Rocky Mount accept them and build PUBLIC utility lines there.
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[SOT 9:41:51]
[IN Q=Now I would not]

((FRAN VAUGHAN/FRANKLIN HEIGHTS RESIDENT: NOW I WOULD NOT WANT THEM TO ANNEX US AND THEN TAKE FIVE OR TEN YEARS TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO ABOUT OUR WATER SYSTEM. IT'S GOING TO BE AN IMMEDIATE SITUATION FOR THEM. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT IMMEDIATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Fran Vaughan/Franklin Heights Resident;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=take care of it immediately]
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[VO-NAT]


The town of Rocky Mount says it will take in Franklin Heights, but only if Franklin County also gives them Wal-Mart for commercial profit.
The town and county are negotiating.
Franklin Heights residents say they will sue later this month if the two governments cannot reach a deal themselves.
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In sports, a successful homecoming for some former area basketball players.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=in a little bit.]



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[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal SCales]


A federal law designed to protect abortion clinics, doctors and patients is being used to challenge a web site on the internet.
The case questions whether a demand for free speech can be interpreted as a call to commit murder.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :41]
[SUPER=10-Neal Horsley/Site Creator/Oct. 28, 1998; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Los Angeles.]

((SECURITY WAS TIGHT AT THE PORTLAND FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AS JURY SELECTION
(SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY LON HAVERLY)

BEGAN IN A CASE THAT HAS ABORTION DOCTORS TRYING TO PUT AN END TO AN ANTI-ABORTION WEBSITE. THE SITE IS CALLED "THE NEUREMBERG FILES." AMID GOREY PHOTOS OF FETUSES, IT LISTS HUNDREDS OF DOCTORS WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS. IT ALSO GIVES THEIR HOME ADDRESSES, LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS, EVEN THE NAMES OF THEIR CHILDREN. THE SITE ASKS FOR READERS TO "TAKE ACTION" AGAINST DOCTORS AND CLINICS. AND THEREIN LIES CONTROVERSY. THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT FILED BY DOCTORS AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD, CONTENDS THAT THE SITE IS NOT FREE SPEECH-BUT AN INVITATION TO MURDER DOCTORS. --GALLEGUS STAND-UP AT A COMPUTER-- SINCE 1993, FOUR ABORTION DOCTORS AND TWO CLINIC WORKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED. AT THE SITE THEIR NAMES ARE CROSSED OFF. THE GREY REPRESENTS WOUNDED. DOCTORS OR JUDGES WHO HAVE APPEARED ON THE SITE HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR FEAR. LAST OCTOBER, AFTER A NEW YORK ABORTION DOCTOR WAS SHOT TO DEATH IN HIS HOME, THE SITE'S CREATOR SAID, IN EFFECT, THAT HE BROUGHT IT ON HIMSELF.
--SOT-NEAL HORSLEY, SITE CREATOR, OCT. 25. 1998

what we want to do is to alert people that there are consequences when you kill human beings. That regardless of what the supreme court says there are consequences. THE SITE CREATOR IS NOT A DEFENDANT IN THE CASE. BUT SEVERAL ANTI ABORTION ORGANIZATIONS ARE. NO ONE IS TALKING BECAUSE THERE IS A GAG ORDER. THE TRIAL MARKS THE FIRST TIME THAT FEDERAL LAW USED TO PROTECT CLINICS HAS BEEN USED TO CHALLENGE A WEBSITE . MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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Yet ANOTHER round of apparel layoffs is in the near-future for area workers.
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[VO-NAT]

[from tape 98-58 at 24:33]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August;]


Halmode is dismissing another 60 people in Roanoke.
This, after it laid off almost half of its workforce last August.
The Roanoke facility used to employ more than 400-people.
After these layoffs, that number will fall to 170.
Halmode also announced it will close its Covington facility in March.
That will leave 25-people out of work.
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[anchor=Melanie]
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Last year there were more than 20 rounds of layoffs at apparel plants in the area.

[Health-Check]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a new study finds no serious side-effects from "the pill."
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( CONCERNS ABOUT LASTING PROBLEMS FROM BIRTH CONTROL PILLS... MAY FINALLY BE PUT TO REST BY DOCTORS IN GREAT BRITIAN.
---VO---
VT=VO


THE LARGEST STUDY EVER CONDUCTED ON "THE PILL" FOUND WOMEN SUFFERING NO ILL EFFECTS.. TEN YEARS AFTER THEY STOPPED USING THE MEDICATION.
SCIENTISTS AGREE THAT WOMEN CURRENTLY USING THE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS ARE AT SLIGHTLY GREATER RISK OF CERVICAL CANCER, BREAST CANCER AND STROKE.
---VO---



VT=VO


ANOTHER STUDY FROM BRITIAN... LOOKED AT CORONARY HEART DISEASE AMONG AMERICANS.
HALF THE MEN AND A THIRD OF WOMEN OVER FORTY WILL DEVELOP CORONARY HEART DISEASE.
DOCTORS SAY THOSE NUMBERS CAN BE REDUCED WITH SOCIETY-WIDE IMPROVEMENTS IN DIETARY HABITS AND LIFESTYLE.
(mika)
ONCAM=mika

AND... FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING TO STAY SLIM... YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER "FIDGETING".
RESEARCHERS IN MINNESOTA GAVE 16 PEOPLE AN EXTRA ONE THOUSAND CALORIES

A DAY.. AND ELECTRONICALLY MEASURED THEIR MOVEMENTS AROUND THE HOME AND OFFICE. THE RESULT: THOSE WHO WERE THE MOST RESTLESS.. GAINED THE LEAST AMOUNT OF WEIGHT.
THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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

There will be an important meeting on Capitol Hill today, but it won't be open to public view.
Top lawmakers from both parties will meet behind closed doors to try again to agree on the rules for President Clinton's impeachment trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's the hottest ticket in town.
Regular citizens trying to witness history are having to wait in line.
The general public will have just 50 seats in the 596-seat Senate gallery for President Clinton's impeachment trial.


Tickets come on a first come first serve basis.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Police say an episode of ``The Jerry Springer Show'' may have inspired a child molestation case in Florida.
Authorities say two teen-age brothers claim a show about incest gave them the idea to sexually assault their eight-year-old half-sister.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, January 8th.
[anchor=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


After a day of ceremony.. law-makers get down to business today, hoping to hammer out the ground rules governing President Clinton's impeachment trial.
The big sticking point centers on whether witnesses will be called.
Meantime, C-B-S News has learned the President is offering to forsake a full defense in return for a guarantee that no witness would be heard in public.
Maureen Maher reports from Washington.
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[SOT]

[4:02;11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; :20]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; :32]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary; :57]
[SUPER=01- Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=cbs news washington.]

((A bipartisan high five was one of the few high points during a truly historic day on Capitol Hill.. With the impeachment trial less than a day old, it has already come to a dead stop - waiting for those who soon will sit in judgment of the President, to figure out just how to get it started again. Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader: "We are in uncharted waters. There are some precedents-- but there are some questions we are having to address that are different from anything that's ever been addressed before in history."
/Tom Daschle/Senate Minority Leader: "We have attempted to find a way with which to proceed in a bi-partisan way." A closed door meeting later this morning is seen as the Senate's best chance yet to come to an agreement on how to proceed. But there are no guarantees, and still no definite parameters.
(nats of president at education event.)/(Sot/President Clinton/) "...

The President has yet to comment on the trial - preferring to act almost oblivious to the Senate turmoil, but clearly, White House is anything but that. Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary: "There is mountains of evidence out there that the independent counsel has access to, that the House Judiciary Committee has access to... that the President as the defendant doesn't have access to. But what we're saying is that we're willing to forego that."
( NAT House managers walk/ )

The Senate's bipartisan effort is in stark contrast to the start of the impeachment proceedings - a solemn, if not symbolic walk by Republican House prosecutors brought the case from one of side of the Hill to the other - and in the process transformed the Senate.
(nat sot of senators being sworn in.SOT/Chief Justice William Rehnquist)

"Will all the senators now stand and raise your right hand." No longer is this a body of men and women who have spent their political careers defending partisan principles... It now is a chamber full of jurors - sworn under oath to act impartial, and to follow their conscience instead of just their party line.))

[E-Va-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-71 1:24:13]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


They're already lining up for a 15 minute glimpse of history in the making.
Ellen Qualls reports from Capitol HIll.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=The senators]
[SUPER=03-Washington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Lundquist/Annandale Resident; :15]
[SUPER=01-Susan Magill/Warner Chief of Staff; :38]
[SUPER=01-Carrington Lundquist/Arlington Resident;1:01 :]
[super=@Ellen1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=EQ, N7]

(([13:40:34 WARNER SIGNING OATH]
The Senators themselves, in fact, grabbed a souvenir today.
Each took his or her pen after signing the juror's oath.
Amazingly, though, there is room for Virginians who just show up to get into to see it for themselves.
[ sot 14:48:16 ]

((ERIC LUNDQUIST/ANNANDALE RESIDENT: WE DIDN'T THINK WE COULD. WE SAW THE LINE OUT THERE AND SAW THAT IT WAS VERY SHORT SO WE THOUGHT LET'S GIVE IT A GO.)) [runs:07]
At Senator Warner's office, they're fielding more requests for tickets than opinions on impeachment now.
[NAT sot PHONE 14:39:02]

((YOU'LL BE ALLOWED IN FOR 15 MINUTES.)) [runs:03]
That's with a sort of general admission ticket.
Warner requested 500 to start with.
But there are also four rotating tickets per Senator that theoretically have NO time limit.
[ sot 14:53:37]

((SUSAN MAGILL/WARNER CHIEF OF STAFF: WE'RE TRYING TO DO THOSE BASICALLY ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS, BUT I MUST TELL YOU THAT WE ALREADY HUNDREDS OF REQUESTS FOR THOSE TICKETS, SO I THINK PEOPLES' BEST SHOT IS TO GET THE 15 MINUTE TICKETS AND GO IN THAT WAY. THE OTHER THING WE HAVE TO CAUTION PEOPLE IS WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THE NEXT DAY OF THE TRIAL IS GONNA BE FOR SURE, SO YOU NEED TO CHECK THAT BEFORE YOU JOURNEY TO THE CAPITOL.)) [runs:21]

[ sot 14:47:29]

((How do you feel about this whole process? CARRINGTON LUNDQUIST/ARLINGTON RESIDENT: A LITTLE CONFUSED. BUT KIND OF CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT'S REALLY GONNA HAPPEN. NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE. SO IT MAKES IT MORE EXCITING I GUESS.)) [runs:14]
Don't doubt, as exciting as it is for you, it's nerve-wracking for the folks who hold the President's fate in their hands.
Chuck Robb's still NOT even willing to talk about it-- no matter how the question's asked.
[ sot 15:09:53]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: NICE TRY.)) [runs:02] ELLEN: So you can call or e-mail Senator Robb or Senator Warner's offices and find out how to get on their limited ticket list or you can just show up for the 15 minute ticket. But please call ahead or follow the story from home because it is rapidly changing. Ellen Qualls, News 7, Washington.))

[Springer-Molestation]


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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal SCales]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A 15-year old florida boy is being tried as an adult after being charged with sexually assaulting his 8-year old step sister, claiming the Jerry Springer show gave him the idea.
Heather Murphy reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Det. Curt Navarro/Hollywood Police Dept.; 1:17 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Springer/November 7, 1998; :49]
[SUPER=01-Scott Schieman/Sociologist; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Heather Murphy/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, NY.]

((According to police, the 15-year old boy told them it was this show that gave him the idea. But, while authorities say they have a taped confession from the teenager describing the rapes, they're not necessarily convinced that the show isn't being used as a scapegoat by a young defendant. DETECTIVE CURT NAVARRO/HOLLYWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT:I KNOW THAT I ASKED HIM WHERE HE LEARNED THIS AND THAT WAS HIS REMARK.
(SUPER: HOLLYWOOD, FL)

Police say the boy confessed to having sex with his sister after their mother left for work, and that this went on for nearly 3 years since she was 5. It wasn't until the girl finally broke down and told her schoolteacher last month what was going on that the police got involved.
(GRAPHIC)

"The Jerry Springer Show" denies having any broadcast "even remotely close to this situation". But Springer himself recently acknowledged to CBS News that his show does pride itself on it's shock value. JERRY SPRINGER, NOV. 7, 1998: AS LONG AS THE STORIES ARE OUTRAGEOUS THEYGET TO BE ON. IF THEY CALL US WITH A NORMAL STORY, AN UPLIFTING STORY, WE SEND THEM TO ANOTHER SHOW. (08) Child experts say it's not new - kids always imitate what they see on tv. but they say this story should be a serious wake up call. It's time for parents to take a good look at what their children are watching. Scott Schieman/Sociologist: IF IT IS PREDOMINANTLY NEGATIVE, HOSTILE, INTERPERSONAL INTERACTIONS THEN WE ARE GOING TO EXPECT, WE SHOULD EXPECT SOME LEVEL OF IMITATION OR MODELING THAT BEHAVIOR (15) HEATHER MURPHY STANDUP CLOSE This case, like many others before it, raises some painful questions. How do we monitor the things our children watch on television without censoring it entirely? And how do we punish the kids who go too far. The answer in this case is try this 15 year old as an adult. He's been charged with 3 counts of sexual battery and indecent assault of a child. HEATHER MURPHY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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The defendant's 13-year old brother is also charged in the case, but he is being treated as a juvenile.

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[TAPE#98-72 1:34:38]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]

[***ANCHOR TAG****]
Later this morning, the Virginia Department of Education will release the pass rates for recent statewide testing.


But as Joe Dashiell reports, some localities have offered an early look.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was very upsetting]
[SUPER=01-Caroline Butt/Bedford Co. Parent; :00 quick]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :06]
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Co. School Superintendent; :18]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Tripp/Salem School Superintendent; :40]
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[IN Q=It was very upsetting]

[RUNS05]
[OUT Q=to see how Bedford did.]


Caroline Butt has three children in the Bedford County school system. She hopes disappointing results from the first round of testing will spur improvements in the classroom.
That's exactly what Superintendent James Blevins says is already happening.
[SOT 08:38]
[IN Q=We determined]

[RUNS07]
[OUT Q=to do some improvement.]


The news is more encouraging in the city of Salem, another school division that offered an early look at the results.
While some subjects such as Algebra II, fifth grade math, history and social science need attention, individual schools pass rates in Salem exceeded statewide averages in almost every subject and grade level.
[SOT 09:39]
[IN Q=We're not satisfied]

[RUNS18]
[OUT Q=I think we'll get there.]


While performance varies, most school systems face a similar result... some encouraging results... but plenty of problems as well.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Beginning later today, you can find out how all state schools did on the Standards of Learning tests...
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[Take GFX Page]
by calling up WDBJ-7-dot-com ...
Then click on "Webwatch" -- the scores will appear as soon as the state releases them.
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In sports, the Cavaliers almost pull a fast one on fifth- ranked Maryland.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:34]
[OUT Q=safe weekend.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The statewide results of the Standards of Learning test will be released later this morning.
But some school systems offered an early look at their results.
A Bedford County parent was disappointed by poor performance there, but hopes the results spur some improvement.
While some subjects in Salem need attention, individual school pass rates exceeded statewide averages in almost every subject and grade level.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More layoffs in the garment industry.
Halmode laid off sixty Roanoke workers yesterday.
The company also announced that it will close its Covington facility in March, throwing another 25 people out of work.
In the last year, there have been more than twenty rounds of layoffs in the local garment industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A group of Rockbridge County citizens are taking their anit-impeachment petition to Washington.
The group gathered about 150 signatures at a rally last month.
Organizers say they plan to take the list to Washington and meet with Senator John Warner.
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