[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A night of killer tornadoes in Arkansas.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the question session begins in the President's impeachment trial.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A major storm system in the lower Mississippi Valley is making its way northward-- producing tornadoes, hail, and heavy rain.
What will it mean for our weekend forecast?
We'll have details coming up.
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


A baby is among five people killed by tornadoes that ripped through Arkansas last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wheatley, AR; ]


Dozens more were injured.
Here you see a huge funnel cloud captured on a home video camera.
More than half of the state's 75 counties were issued tornado warnings last night.
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]

[4:03:45]
In Little Rock, emergency crews rescued one man who was injured when a twister picked up his truck while he was traveling on an interstate.
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[SOT]

[4:03:51-06]
[IN Q=BASICALLY i'd]

((EDDIE HAMBEEKEN/CONWAY, AR RESIDENT; BASICALLY I'D BEEN SITTING... THIS GUY WEN UP AND SPUN. ))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Hambeeken/Conway, Arkansas Resident]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=AND SPUN ]
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[VO-NAT ]

[4:02;42] The storms destroyed homes and businesses and has cut power to about 70-thousand people in the state.
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[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MOrn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


It's now on to the questioning phase in the senate impeachment trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Starting today, Senators will have 16 hours to present written questions to house prosecutors and the President's Lawyers.
Time that lead prosecutor Henry Hyde is counting on to reinforce his case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((HENRY HYDE:"THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS WE TAKE ISSUE WITH, FACTUAL AND OTHERWISE. WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND USE THE TIME TO ANSWER QUESTIONS." ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/Judiciary Committee Chairman;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=to answer questions.]
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[VO-NAT]


The White House defense team wrapped up its opening arguments yesterday.. with a case summary by former Arkansas Senator and old Clinton friend, Dale Bumpers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DALE BUMPERS/FORMER ARKANSAS SENATOR ". YOU CAN CENSURE HIM, YOU CAN HAND HIM OVER TO THE PROSECUTOR, BUT YOU CAN NOT CONVICT HIM." ))
[SUPER=01-Dale Bumpers/Former Senator;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=can not convict him.]
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[VO-NAT]


On Monday senators are expected to consider a motion to dismiss the case and also a motion push ahead with witnesses.

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[E-Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-77 61:29]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Tobacco farmers may be getting the cash they've asked for.
R-J Reynolds came back to the table and all the major American tobacco companies agreed to pony up five-point-one Billion dollars for tobacco farmers in six states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore and Attorney General Mark Earley yesterday returned from two days of negotiations in Durham to announce the tentative creation of a fund for the farmers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:28:01]
[IN Q=But Virginia]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BUT VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER TOBACCO STATES HAVE A PROBLEM THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE. AND THAT'S THAT WE HAVE THE FARMERS!...ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO PROTECT THEM.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=protect them.]
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[vo-nat]
Gilmore's NOT sure how much of the five Billion dollars Virginia farmers would see-- but the money would be in addition to the cash the state will get from the Master Settlement Agreement all 50 states reached in November.
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[E-Allen-Morrison]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-79 51:44]
[GRAPHIC=Hazardous Waste]


The Environmental Protection Agency says it has finished cleaning up hazardous chemicals at a Lynchburg sign plant and will close up shop today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The old Allen- Morrison company had been vacant for two years when city officials discovered thousands of gallons of hazardous waste on the property.
The E-P-A was called in to handle the cleanup.. 81 drums of chemicals were removed yesterday and sent to Pennsylvania for disposal.
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[SOT 15:08:27]
[IN Q=We didn't see]

((CHRIS WAGNER/EPA ON- SITE COORDINATOR: WE DIDN'T SEE A LOT OF SPILLS OR MATERIALS SPREAD OUT THROUGH THE FACILITY SO MOST OF IT WAS COLLECTING WHAT WAS LEFT BEHIND AND ARRANGING FOR DISPOSAL.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Wagner/EPA On-Site Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=arranging for disposal.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several nearby residents have asked that their soil and groundwater be tested for possible contamination.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Curtis Staples and George Lynch head north.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
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[OUT Q=later this morning.]



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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-74 1:04:47]
[GRAPHIC=SCV Plate]


The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to put the Confederate battle flag on a Virginia license plate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


So at a General Assembly hearing yesterday in Richmond, their strategy was to have two of the idea's four supporters be African-American.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They are ]

((REV. CHARLES GREEN/ROANOKE SUPPORTER OF SCV: THEY ARE UPRIGHT CITIZENS. THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE...BRING BACK UNITY. WHAT WE ALL SHOULD BE DOING. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/Roanoke Supporter of SCV;]
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[OUT Q=should be doing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People provided the only counterpoint.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In many]

((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: IN MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY'S OPINION, THAT FLAG REPRESENTS INTIMIDATION, TERRORISM, LYNCHING....SUPREMACIST GROUPS. ))
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=supremacist groups.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Confederate flag plate has yet to come to a vote in Richmond.
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[S-Saunders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-71 1:46:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The owner of a 300-thousand dollar home in Huddleston has been indicted for stealing almost exactly that amount from elderly acquaintances.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The U-S Grand Jury says Dorothy Saunders bilked Alice and Bettie McNeil out of their life savings between 1993 and 1996.
She obtained power of attorney for the two women- -who were in their late 80's.
The McNeil sisters were evicted from the Woodhaven Nursing Home, because Saunders allegedly failed to pay the bill.
One of them died shortly afterwards.
Saunders named the house: "Dora."
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[OCTUPLETS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The struggle to survive continues for those seven historic babies.
Though one of the octuplets died, the rest born last month are improving, but still listed in critical condition.
Doctors say they're making great progress, including gaining weight.
The latest from Nancy Holland.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patti Savrick/Pediatrician; :20 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Holland/Reporting; :39]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=for cbs news.]


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the flu bug has been laying low.
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=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A GROUP OF DOCTORS IS PUSHING FOR MAJOR CHANGES IN THE WAY HEART FAILURE IS TREATED IN THIS COUNTRY.
VT=VO

((vo))
150 LEADING HEART SPECIALISTS ARE RECOMMENDING THAT TWO POWERFUL DRUGS BE ADDED TO THE STANDARD TREATMENT FOR HEART FAILURE.
THEY'RE CALLED BETA BLOCKERS AND ACE INHIBITORS--
AND UNLIKE DRUGS NORMALLY USED, THESE ACTUALLY PREVENT THE HEART FROM DETERIORATING.
DOCTORS SAY THIS NEW COMBINATION COULD SAVE AS MANY AS 100-THOUSAND LIVES EACH YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF FLU SEASON, BUT SO FAR THE BUG HASN'T HAD MUCH OF A BITE.
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, OUTBREAKS OF INFLUENZA HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY MILD AROUND THE COUNTRY.
NEW YORK IS THE ONLY STATE TO REPORT SERIOUS FLU PROBLEMS.
BUT DOCTORS WARN THINGS COULD GET WORSE--
THEY RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE AT HIGH RISK --ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY-- SHOULD PROTECT THEMSELVES BY GETTING A FLU SHOT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND VITAMIN SALES ARE GETTING A MAJOR BOOST, AS MORE PEOPLE BECOME HEALTH-CONSCIOUS.
FIGURES SHOW U-S SALES OF VITAMINS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ROSE MORE THAN 50-PERCENT.. BETWEEN 1994 AND 1998.
ANALYSTS SAY THE MEDIA HAS HELPED SPUR THE HUGE GROWTH IN SALES.// AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'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]


A terrifying night in arkansas.
Tornadoes swept through the state killing five and injuring dozens.
The twisters flattened homes and overturned cars and left tens of thousands without power.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Both sides in President Clinton's impeachment trial answer questions from senators today and tomorrow.
But what happens next week may decide the course of the trial.
A motion to dismiss the case against Clinton is expected Monday, as is a vote on calling witnesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More charges could be filed against the Dublin woman linked to a murder for hire scheme.
Peggy Jo Sullivan was arraigned yesterday morning, one day after she was arrested for allegedly trying to hire an undercover police officer to kill her ex-boyfriend.
Police are still trying to determine who made the pipe bombs found in her truck.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday January 22.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-AR-STORMS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


A horrifying night for residents in Arkansas.
A series of tornadoes tore through the state killing at least five people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wheatley, AR; ]


Dozens more were injured.
Here you see a huge funnel cloud capture on a home video camera.
More than half of the state's 75 counties were issued tornado warnings last night.
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]

[4:03:45]
In LIttle Rock, emergency crews rescued one man who was injured when a twister picked up his truck and tossed it like a toy, while he was traveling on an interstate.
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[SOT]

[4:03:51-06]
[IN Q=BASICALLY i'd]

((EDDIE HAMBEEKEN/CONWAY, AR RESIDENT BASICALLY I'D BEEN SITTING...THIS GUY WENT UP AND SPUN. ))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Hambeeken/Conway, Arkansas Resident]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=AND SPUN ]
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[VO-NAT ]

[4:02;42] The storms destroyed homes and businesses and has left around 70-thousand in the state without power.
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[2-impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Over the last six days, Members of the Senate have listened to Prosecutors, Defense attorneys, even a former colleague present and spin the evidence against President Clinton in one direction or the other.
But in just a few hours, the 100 senators will reclaim the floor and perhaps once again, reshape this ever changing case.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; :07]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/Judiciary Committee Chairman; :26]
[SUPER=01-David Kendall/Clinton Attorney; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Dale Bumpers/Former Senator; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Washington]

((The question and answer period is yet another unscripted moment in the impeachment procedure.
(SOT) "Our goal is the pursuit of truth and

what the weight of it is." The 100 Senators will have 16 hours between them to question the House Managers and the President's version of the truth as presented over the last six days. time that lead Prosecutor Henry Hyde is counting on to reinforce his case. ((If you have to, cut this bite up, use vids from Senate floor to cover jump shots))
(SOT/Henry Hyde/) "There were so many things we take issue with, factual and otherwise. we are going to try and use the

time to answer questions."
quick nat sot from David Kendall's presentation

Surely, House managers took issue with David Kendall's dismantling of the obstruction of justice charge..During yesterday's closing arguments, the President's private attorney almost mocked the prosecution's case.
(SOT/David Kendall/White House Defense Counsel) "No one ever asked me to lie and I was never given a job to .. Is there

something difficult to understand here.." But it was one of the Senate's own who, with a stirring blend of history and personal knowledge of the President capped off three days of arguments with a powerful delivery the White House was counting on.
((SOT/Dale Bumpers/Former Arkansas Senator)) ". you can censure him, you can hand him over to the prosecutor, but you c

an not convict him."
(Stand-Up) Initially, today's question and answer period was designed

to help Senators determine if there was enough evidence to convict. but more likely, it will fuel the burning embers of the next two fiery debates. whether or not to dismiss the case or press on with witnesses. MM, CBS News))

[S-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-81 37:45]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Democrats in Virginia's 5th Congressional District say they don't want their own Congressman co-hosting a reception with them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;]


But the statewide Virginia Democratic Party says Virgil Goode is more than welcome at the rest of the party's annual Jefferson Jackson Day February sixth.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:50:21]
[IN Q=The Democratic]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE PARTY OF INCLUSIVENESS. ALL GOOD DEMOCRATS ARE INVITED. VIRGIL GOODE SERVES US WITH GREAT HONOR AS A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS ATTENDANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Va. Democratic Party;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=his attendance.]
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Goode says he's still a Democrat-- but he voted FOR impeaching the President, and has voted against the President on other matters nearly three quarters of the time.

[E-SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-3 12:03]
[GRAPHIC=SPCA]


Area officials are meeting to find a way to deal with the thousands of animals that end up in area pounds every year--now that a local agency is getting out of the business.
For years the SPCA has been caring for about eight thousand unwanted animals a year at five area pounds.
But, as Stacey Martin reports, now they say the day-to-day operations are getting to be too much and getting them away from their main mission-- education.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Don Thorne has been]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Exececutive Director; :13]
[super=01-John Chambliss/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Martin, News-7]

((Don Thorne has been on the job for only 15 months--but already the SPCA's Executive Director is grappling with new solutions to an old problem--pet overpopulation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15.09.20 - 15.09.32]
[IN Q=Basically we're seeing that]

((DON THORNE/SPCA EXEC.DIR.: BASICALLY WE'RE SEEING THAT THE PROBLEM IS NOT BEING SOLVED AS IT IS NOW, WE'RE JUST BASICALLY CARE-TAKING DOGS, CATS, AND OTHER ANIMALS ON A DAILY BASIS AND DOING THE SAME THING DAY IN AND DAY OUT.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=day in and day out.]


For years the organization has managed five area pounds--tending to the thousands of unwanted pets.
But, that's posed a constant strain, and pulled the group away from efforts to attack the real source of the problem--the lack of education.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15.09.32 - 15.09.49]
[IN Q=We want to kind]

((DAN THORNE/SPCA EXEC. DIR.: WE WANT TO KIND OF SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OUT THERE THROUGH EDUCATION--NOT ONLY PET EDUCATION BUT ALSO PET EDUCATION FOR OWNERS AND TRAINING OF ANIMALS A LITTLE BIT SO THAT THEY'RE SOCIALIZED AND ALSO WORKING ON SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAMS.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=spay and neuter programs.]


The SPCA hopes to be out of the pound business in a few years--so local officials are meeting now to find a way to deal with the thousands of strays and former pets that end up at area pounds.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15.56.06 - 15.56.14]
[IN Q=If we had to begin]

((JOHN CHAMBLISS/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR:IF WE HAD TO BEGIN HOUSING THE ANIMALS OURSELVES WE NEED TO FIND PLACES TO CONSTRUCT SUCH A FACILITY--TO LOOK AT THINGS SUCH AS COULD THIS BE PUT TOGETHER AS A REGIONAL TYPE PROGRAM.))
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[OUT Q=regional type program.]))


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[S-Back-Creek]


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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:22:20]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


When the state released scores from the first round of testing on the Standards of Learning, one Roanoke County school was at the top of the list.
Back Creek Elementary was one of only 39 schools in Virginia to meet new requirements for accreditation.
Joe Dashiell reports the school's success is a team effort.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Don't make up something]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Molly Kelleher/Third Grader; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jake Gerl/Third Grader; :25]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :31]
[SUPER=01-Ron Weaver/Back Creek Principal; :52]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]

(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND 01:39:45]
[IN Q=Don't make up something]

((DON'T MAKE UP SOMETHING. JUST USE THE INFORMATION THAT'S IN THE PARAGRAPH. GOOD QUESTION JAKE..))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=good question Jake.]


The third graders in Neita Kraus's class are preparing for the S-O-L tests they will take this Spring.
But they're confident they'll do well. Back Creek Elementary ranked among the top two percent of schools in Virginia following the first round of testing.
[SOT STUDENTS]
[IN Q=The teachers teach]

((MOLLY KELLEHER: THE TEACHERS TEACH REALLY WELL AND MOST OF THE KIDS LISTEN PRETTY GOOD.)) ((JAKE GERL: I WAS HAPPY AND I HOPE I PASS IT TOO, BECAUSE I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE THE OTHERS.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=JUST LIKE THE OTHERS.]


With 285 students in pre- school through fifth grade, Back Creek is a close-knit community.
The school's recipe for success includes hard- working students, skillful teachers, and parents who take an active role in their children's education.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Let's take a look at the worksheet]

((JUDY HUSHOUR/5TH GRADE TEACHER: LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE WORKSHEET WE'RE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SENTENCES, BECAUSE I HAD A SPECIAL REQUEST FROM A PARENT THAT WE TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THIS.)) ((RON WEAVER/BACK CREEK PRINCIPAL: AND REALLY THERE'S NO MAGIC BULLET. IT'S JUST AN EFFORT. IT'S A COOPERATIVE EFFORT. IT'S A WONDERFUL JOB DONE BY OUR TEACHERS, AND OUR KIDS THAT VALUE EDUCATION, AND IT'S THAT PARENTAL SUPPORT NETWORK THAT'S THERE TO BACK THESE KIDS UP.))
[RUNS= 25]
[OUT Q=back these kids up.]


Maintaining their place on the state's honor roll will be difficult.
But Weaver says the parents students and teachers are doing their best every day... to ensure that Back Creek Elementary remains at the FRONT of the class.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-82 30:13]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Co. Pipe Bomb]


Authorities say additional charges may be filed against the Dublin woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill someone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


39- year old Peggy Jo Sullivan was arraigned in court, yesterday morning.
On Tuesday, she was arrested after allegedly asking an undercover police officer to kill her former boyfriend.
After Sullivan was taken into custody-- sheriff's investigators discovered two pipebombs in her truck.
Sheriff's officials say they still don't know who made the devices but say additional charges may be filed against Sullivan and another person.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Right, upon]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:RIGHT, UPON DISCOVERY OF THE BOMB, THE DEVICE THAT WE DO HAVE, THE INVESTIGATION AT THAT TIME, A SECOND INVESTIGATION BEGAN, SO TO SPEAK, AND WE'RE TRACKING THAT RIGHT NOW TO DETERMINE THE MAKERS AND THE PROVIDER OF THAT DEVICE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=that device.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wednesday morning, authorities seized two notebooks and a typed document during a search of Sullivan's home to determine who built the bombs.
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[E-Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:42]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


New River Valley business and political leaders are urging Volvo and its union workers to reach a labor agreement.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


They want a new deal, so Volvo backs down from its threat NOT to add new jobs at the Pulaski County truck plant.
One of those leaders said she didn't think the uncertainty surrounding the expansion will stop the General Assembly from granting Volvo an incentive package.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I would]

((CAROLE PRATT: I WOULD HOPE NOT. IT'S A WIN-WIN SITUATION AS HAS BEEN SAID SO MANY TIMES BEFORE. IT'S JUST WHAT THE GOVERNOR WANTS. IT'S JOBS FOR THE RURAL PART OF THE STATE THAT SO DESPERATELY NEEDS THEM. IT'S JOBS FOR STUDENTS THAT GRADUATE FROM COLLEGES HERE AND HIGH SCHOOLS HERE. AND THAT'S WHAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Carole Pratt/New River Ec. Dev. Alliance;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=all about]
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The new jobs would add millions of dollars in new wages -- and thousands of dollars in taxes -- to the local economy.
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In sports, the Virginia Tech men break a long losing streak.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Cigarette makers and tobacco-state governors have reached a tentative agreeement to help farmers.
The industry will create a five- point- one Billion dollar trust fund.
It's unclear exactly how much of that amount Virginia farmers would see.
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The S-P-C-A wants to get out of the animal pound business.
Officials say caring for stray and unwanted pets takes resources away from the group's main goal-- education.
Though it may be a few years before the pounds are gone, other local groups are already searching for other options.
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Supporters and opponents of the Confederate flag did battle yesterday in Richmond.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to put its logo, which includes the flag, on a special Virginia license plate.
The issue has not come to a vote yet in the General Assembly.
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You might not expect to learn about black history inside the home of a Confederate General...
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But a new exhibit at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington reflects the African American experience prior to the Civil War.
Among the items on display-- this dress worn by a slave woman and a check written to Jackson for the hire of his slave named Albert.
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((MEGAN HALEY/CURATOR: IT'S ACTUALLY PART OF AN ONGOING PROGRAM OF INTERPRETATION AND COMMITMENT TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY WE HAVE HERE AT THE JACKSON HOUSE. BUT IT HAS RECENTLY OPENED AND WE'RE HOPING THAT GIVEN THE INTEREST IN LEE- JACKSON- KING DAY AND WE HAVE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH COMING UP IN FEBRUARY THAT MAYBE PEOPLE WILL HAVE EXTRA TIME TO COME OVER HERE AND CHECK IT OUT.))
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For a tour of the rest of Jackson's home,
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tune in tomorrow morning for this week's "Time Off" segment.
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