[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The Senate today could resolve part of the witness issue in President Clinton's impeachment trial.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And some ecomomic development projects and a plant expansions mean more jobs and millions of dollars in revenue for Lynchburg.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We'll be under the influence of a strong southwest breeze AND a warm front today.
No winter coats needed this afternoon...temperatures will be warming into the upper 60s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


The Senate today is expected to vote on two big issues in President Clinton's impeachment trial.
First they'll decide on a motion to dismiss the charges.
Then they'll vote on whether to subpoena witnesses.
Maureen Maher has more from Capitol Hill.
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[SOT]

[4;28]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas; :12]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; :19]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida; :42]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman; :55]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

((Monica Lewinsky.. Bettie Currie, .and Sydney Blumenthal, by the end of this day, these three faces could have a voice on the Senate floor in the coming weeks. As they did the night before over the motion to dismiss, Senators took their debate on witnesses away from the microphones, behind closed doors.
Before heading there though--- there was more than a suggestion

mounted-- that the President himself should make an appearance before the Congressional body. We strongly urge that if you allow us to have witnesses, which we believe you should, that you should call President Clinton here to testify.
((SOT:Joe Lockhart White House Spokesperson))

While his spokesman was busy laughing at the call for him to testify, the President was in St. Louis -- meeting privately with the Pope.
(((SOT/President Clinton)))

During their meeting, an ailing Pope John Paul II is said not to have given any advice to an embattled President Clinton on Washington politics - only opinions on American policy, namely with Cuba and Iraq. ((MAHER STAND-UP))))

[E-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-81 39:37]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farming]


There's been some movement in the debate over hog farms in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Last Night;]


After seven months of review, the county's Planning Commision is recommending certain changes to the "confined animal feeding operation" ordinance.
Those changes include across-the-board increases to the current setbacks-- or the distance hog farms can be from neighboring property.
Even with stricter setbacks, some hog farms opponents say it's not enough.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:21-:30 (:09)]
[IN Q=Ask yourself if you]

((JANE WILLIS/HOG FARM OPPONENT: ASK YOURSELF IF YOU WOULD WANT ONE OF THESE NEXT TO YOU. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN MAKE A FAIR DECISION.))
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 30:58-:09 (:11)]

((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: SOME OF THESE SETBACKS MAY OR MAYNOT BE REASONABLE AND WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GET THIS THING OVER WITH JUST AS BAD AS ANYONE DOES BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S GOING TO BE RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Willis/Hog Farm Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=right for everybody.]
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[take PINNACLE 1009]
The Planning Commission now recommends that livestock feeding operations be at least 15-hundred feet away from other existing dwellings, [PINNACLE 1008]
--at least 500 feet away from neighboring property lines, [PINNACLE 1007]
--at least 500 feet from streams, rivers and ponds, [PINNACLE 1006]
--and at least 25-hundred feet away from public facilities like schools and recreation areas.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


There will be at least two more public hearings on the hog farm issue before the Halifax County Board of Supervisors votes on the ordinance.

[E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-82 33:41]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


Two major economic development projects that could mean millions of dollars in revenue for the city of Lynchburg are moving ahead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Developers want to transform this 400-acre tract of land near Forest into a self- supporting community with retirement housing, a nursing home and light business.
After a two-year delay, the city has agreed to foot the cost of extending Enterprise Drive into the property, in exchange for new land for industrial sites.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:03:53]
[IN Q=It's really a]

((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT'S REALLY A UNIQUE PROJECT, I THINK, FROM A COUPLE OF PERSPECTIVES. ONE THE PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, PLUS THE NEW TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL OCCUR ON THIS PROPERTY THAT I THINK ARE GOING TO BE UNIQUE IN LYNCHBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=unique in Lynchburg.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council last night also rezoned 58 acres of land along Route 29 to accomodate a new 30-million dollar shopping center that's expected to create hundreds of new jobs.
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[S-Frito-Lay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-78 TC49:01]
[GRAPHIC=Frito Lay]


Good news for Frito Lay and the city of Lynchburg.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The snack-food giant says it will add 35 to 40 new jobs at its Lynchburg facility during the next year.
The move comes as the company closes four of its older, unexpandable plants in the United States and shifts production to its newer facilities.
The Lynchburg plant, which opened two years ago, already employs about 175 people.
They currently make "WOW" potato chips.. and will expand to include Lay's, Ruffles, Tostitos and Doritos snack chips.
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[S-Monty-Biz]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#99-1 TC16:27]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Falling Branch Industrial Park in Montgomery County may have secured its first tenant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


(Press-star) Prestar Packaging of Christiansburg hopes to move into the park and be up and running by this summer.
The move is expected to create 30- new jobs by the end of the year.
The sale must still be approved by the industrial development authority.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the state will have it's eye on Richmond tonight.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=later for that.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Lucas/Archives Committee; :22]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :43]
[RUNS=3:02]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Girl Scouts))

[E-Deregulation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-77 59:48]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


If you're going to do it-- do it right.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's what hundreds of residential customers of electric co-operatives warned state lawmakers yesterday on the issue of de-regulation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:35:23]
[IN Q=My concerns]

((GERALD GROSECLOSE/CRAIG-BOTETOURT ELECTRIC CO-OP: MY CONCERNS ARE WHETHER WE'LL HAVE PROPER GENERATION...COULD CAUSE RATES TO INCREASE.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Groseclose/Craig-Botetourt Electric Co-op; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to increase.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A bill to restructure the power industry by 2004 is likely to become law in Virginia this year.
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[S-State-Reptile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-80 1:14:00]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Herbie survived being run over by a car.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But the bill that would make him the official state reptile was finally crushed yesterday in the House of Delegates.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT HOUSE TODAY 13:02:35]
[IN Q=And with ]

((DEL. LEO WARDRUP/R VIRGINIA BEACH: AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, THE BOX TURTLE IS NOT EVEN A VERY RESPECTABLE REPTILE. ohhhh!))
[SOT 13:04:18]

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: HE IS A VALIANT CREATURE.))
[SOT 13:06:34]

((DEL. RICHARD BLACK/R-LOUDOUN CO.: AND AS I THINK OF THE BOX TURTLE, THE NAMES THAT COME TO MIND ARE LOW, SLOW, BORING.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; :07]
[SUPER=01-Del. Richard Black/(R) Loudoun Co.; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=slow, boring.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Another downside to the Eastern Box Turtle being made an official state anything-- his scientific name is Terrapin Carolina.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there are new clues to the cause of Parkinson's Disease.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( WHO SAYS YOU NEED TO JOIN A FANCY GYM TO GET IN SHAPE!
RESEARCHERS SAY EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES CAN ALSO DO THE TRICK.
VT=VO

((vo))
TWO NEW STUDIES LOOKED AT PEOPLE WHO FIT 30-MINUTES OF SO-CALLED "LIFESTYLE" EXERCISES INTO THEIR DAILY ROUTINES.
THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED TAKING A BRISK WALK, CLIMBING STAIRS, OR SHOVELING SNOW.
DURING A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, RESEARCHERS FOUND THESE FOLKS WERE JUST AS PHYSICALLY FIT AS PEOPLE WHO TOOK PART IN A MORE TRADITIONAL EXERCISE PROGRAM.
THE FINDINGS ARE IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THERE'S GROWING EVIDENCE THAT THE ENVIRONMENT--AND NOT HEREDITY--IS THE LIKELY CAUSE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN MOST OLDER PATIENTS.
A CALIFORNIA STUDY EXAMINED THOUSANDS OF IDENTICAL TWINS, AND FOUND THAT ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVED BOTH SIBLINGS BEING DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S AFTER THE AGE OF 50.
THIS LEADS DOCTORS TO BELIEVE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS--LIKE PESTICIDES AND OTHER CHEMICALS--MAY BE PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND WOMEN WHO GAIN EXTRA POUNDS AFTER PREGNANCY SHOULD NOT BLAME IT ON BABY, BUT INSTEAD, ON THEIR ANCESTORS--
AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT A LONDON STUDY SUGGESTS.
RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT WOMEN WERE AT A GREATER RISK OF GAINING WEIGHT AFTER PREGNANCY.. IF THEIR OWN MOTHERS WERE OVERWEIGHT.
SCIENTISTS SAY THIS MAY INDICATE THAT THIS TYPE OF WEIGHT GAIN IS GENETIC.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, 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;]



(I'll call for board)

[C is for $]
[SUPER=16-(540) 387-0493/Girl Scouts;]
[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

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


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


A couple of key votes could come today at President Clinton's impeachment trial, with hopes dwindling for a quick end to the proceedings this week.
Republicans are expected to defeat a Democratic motion to dismiss the case.
A largely party-line vote is also expected on a motion to depose witnesses.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The weather is hampering rescue efforts in western Colombia.
The official death toll has hit 700 but that's expected to go much higher.
Officials say relief supplies are sorely needed..anyone wishing to help may call the American Red Cross.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More than 100-thousand people are expected today at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis to see Pope John Paul the second.
At a youth rally last night, the pope warned young people against drifting into a world of ``darkness,'' filled with violence, drugs and sex.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, January 27th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Bus-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-10 04:32]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe?]


State Police are still trying to piece together exactly how Monday's school bus accident happened.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday]


They have yet to catch up with the wrecker truck driver, so no charges have been filed.
It APPEARS to have been the result of "driver in-attention."
That won't be official, until police can consult with the Commonwealth's Attorney.
The wreck occurred around 3-30 Monday as the wrecker ploughed into a car- -sending it careening into a school bus.

Two people were fatally injured: 61-year old Geraldine Gillispie and her 8-year old granddaughter, Emily.
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[E-School-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-2 20:12]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe]


Franklin County officials say anyone who questions the high cost of school busses should take a close look at the bus involved in THIS accident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


A day after the wreck, people at the school garage were still looking at the damaged bus in amazement.
It was hit from behind twice, hard enough to push the 18-thousand pound vehicle into the median.
But the steel cage protecting the children inside didn't buckle.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:09:54]
[IN Q=the bus itself]

((STEVE OAKES/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS; THE BUS IN ITSELF, THE WAY ITS MADE AND CONSTRUCTED AND THE AMOUNT OF STEEL THAT'S USED. IT REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN TEH AMOUNT OF INJURIES THAT WE DID HAVE. I MEAN IF IT WERE NOT CONSTRUCTED THAT WELL, WE COULD EASILY HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HURT ON THE BUS))
[SUPER=01-Steve Oakes/Franklin Co. Schools;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=on the bus]
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take Pinnacle Page]
School buses are generally a safe place to be according to a three year V-DOT study.
Between 1994 and 1997, only one person died in a bus accident, a bus DRIVER [next page]
306 people were injured during that time, about 100 a year... half were drivers. [next page]
It was actually more dangerous OUTSIDE the bus for students, during the three year period, five were killed while getting on or off the bus.
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[E-Driver]


[ANCHOR=Mleanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-71 1:56:20]
[GRAPHIC=How Safe?]


The woman who drove that school bus won lots of praise.
JoAnn Brown's quick actions might have saved the life of a five-year-old.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, she doesn't want to be called a hero.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Douglas Brown filled]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Brown/Driver's Husband; :09--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-James Thompson/Parent; :28-- QUICK]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :48]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=N7 at Franklin Co.]


((Douglas Brown filled in for his wife JoAnn while she rested.
After Monday's wreck, she was too shaken to drive her bus route.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:35:09]
[IN Q=she didn't]

((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DIDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT. I GUESS JUST NERVES IS WHAT YOU SAY.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=you'd say]

[from 98-83 29:45]
When JoAnn's bus was struck from behind and jolted forward, she instinctively grabbed a five-year-old passenger who otherwise would have fallen out the door.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:37:12]
[IN Q=she didn't]

((DOUGLAS BROWN: THAT'S JUST THE GRACE OF THE LORD IT HAPPENED LIKE THAT. SHE HAD SOMEBODY HELPING HER.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=HELPING HER.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:48:07]
[IN Q=IF IT]

((JAMES THOMPSON: IF IT WASN'T FOR THE BUS DRIVER THE KID MAY NOT EVEN BE HERE TODAY.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=you'd say]

[apple & thank-you note on kitchen table]
Parents showered the praise on Brown, thanking her for her heroics.
Brown, who didn't feel like talking on camera after the wreck, said she appreciated the kind words...
But said she's no hero.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:37:12]
[IN Q=she dOn't]

((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DON'T WANT IT LIKE THAT. SHE JUST DONE WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=NEEDED TO DO]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:32]

[STANDUP TAPE]
[IN Q=ONE THING]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: ONE THING THAT REALLY RATTLED BROWN WAS THAT SHE KNEW THE GILLESPIES -- THE TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN THE WRECK. BUT SHE HAS TWO SONS AND ONE GRANDSON OF HER OWN AND LOVES KIDS. SO SHE WANTS TO GET BACK TO WORK AS SOON AS SHE CAN. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=franklin co]))


[colombia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


Rain has hampered the search for earthquake victims in western Colombia.
Downpours have also made life that much more miserable for survivors seeking shelter.
Seven-hundred bodies have been found since Monday's quake but the death toll is expected to climb much higher.
Mariana Lloreda reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:07:19]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Armenia, Colombia;]
[SUPER=01-Mariana Lloreda/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS, BOGOTA.]

(( THE NUMBER OF DEAD CONTINUES TO RISE AS MORE VICTIMS OF THE
DEVASTATING COLUMBIAN EARTHQUAKE ARE FOUND IN THE RUBBLE. SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS BEING CONDUCTED ON A ROUND-THE-CLOCK BASIS IN CITIES AND TOWNS WHERE AS MUCH AS 60-PERCENT OF THE STRUCTRES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.
MONDAY AFTERNOON'S EARTHQUAKE MEASURED SIX ON THE RICHTER SCALE AND WAS FELT UP TO 140-MILES AWAY IN BOGOTA.
EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS LIVING IN COLUMBIA'S COFFEE BELT ARE LOOKING FOR SHELTER IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THERE IS NOW NO RUNNING WATER AND NO ELECTRICITY. THE COLUMBIAN QUAKE IS THE DEADLIEST THERE SINCE 1875.
RED CROSS OFFICALS ARE REPORTING THAT IN THE CITY OF ARMENIA, MORE THAN 700 BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED, LEAVING 180-THOUSAND PEOPLE WITHOUT A PLACE TO LIVE.
MEDICAL RESOURCES IN THE STRICKEN REGION ARE OVER CAPACITY. ONE
HOSPITAL HAS TREATED MORE THAN 350. MANY PATIENTS SPENT THE NIGHT ON RUSTING GURNEYS AWAITING TREATMENT. RESIDENTS IN BOGOTA LINED UP AT BLOOD BANKS TO DONATE.
RELIEF EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY. A DISASTER RELIEF TEAM FROM FLORIDA LEFT FROM MIAMI.
COLUMBIAN OFFICALS SAY MANY MORE VICTIMS HAVE YET TO BE FOUND AMID THE COLLAPSED BUILDINGS AND THE DEATH TOLL WILL CONTINUE TO RISE.
MARIANA LLOREDA FOR CBS NEWS, BOGOTA.))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kandace Elam/Brownie; :32]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Buchanan/Junior Girl Scout; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=thin mint]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(540) 387-0493/Girl Scouts;]



(I'll call for boards)

[Recipe for Success]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Girl Scouts))

[POPE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]


Pope John Paul the second will begin his second and final day in St. Louis by celebrating Mass before an expected crowd of over one hundred thousand.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]

[4:12:43]
Last night, the pope smiled as 20-thousand greeted him like a rock star at a youth rally.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(("HOLY FATHER, THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF AMERICA LOVE YOU." ))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=love you.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Pope turned somber when he addressed the crowd on several issues, including abortion, euthansia and suicide.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((POPE JOHN PAUL II: THERE IS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG WHEN SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE OVERCOME BY HOPELESSNESS TO THE POINT OF TAKING THEIR OWN LIFE.. BUT YOU, YOU BELIEVE IN THE LIGHT." ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=you believe in the light.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Earlier in the day he met with President Clinton.
In addition to this morning's Mass, the Pope will greet civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, and take part in an evening prayer service before returning to Rome this evening.
(----------------)


[1Priests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 00:50]
[GRAPHIC=God's Calling]

[***ANCHOR TAG****]
Even as the Pope travels through Mexico and the U-S, the Catholic church faces a shortage of priests.
But the reasons WHY fewer young men join the priesthood today say a lot about us all.
Tina Tenret brings us our special report -- God's Calling.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Blank Alexander]
[SUPER=07-Ted Cecere; :21]
[SUPER=07-Chris Conquest; :29--3rd teenager]
[SUPER=01-Fr. Michael Renninger/Vocations Director; :50]
[SUPER=01-Fr. Gregory Kandt/Salem Priest; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:45]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]
(/////SOT/////)
(([SOT tape 12:12:31]
[IN Q=Blank Alexander]

((FATHER ROLO CASTILLO/ROANOKE PRIEST: BLANK ALEXANDER, I BAPTIZE YOU IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER]


From birth, priests are with us.
And in between the weddings and the funerals, they teach us life lessons.
So why do so FEW young men want to spend their lives as priests?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:50:53]
[IN Q=I would like to have]

((TED CECERE:I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A FAMILY WHEN I GROW UP AND IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH, PRIESTS DO NOT GET MARRIED AND THEY DON'T HAVE FAMILIES. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO BECOME A PRIEST? CHAD YEATTS: I WOULD LIKE TO BE MARRIED SOMEDAY. CHRIS CONQUEST: I THINK AS A PRIEST TODAY IT'S VERY RESTRICTIVE. YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A FAMILY.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=A FAMILY]


Catholic priests say their family is here, and they are happy, NOT lonely.
But they say MOTHERS have stopped encouraging their sons to become priests, because nowadays women have fewer children.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:23:39]
[IN Q=I come from]

((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: I COME FROM A FAMILY OF TWO BOYS AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT MY PARENTS' REACTIONS WERE SOMEWHAT HESITANT AT FIRST. I REMEMBER HEARING MY MOTHER SAYING THIS MEANS I'LL HAVE FEWER GRANDCHILDREN.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=FEWER GRANDCHILDREN]
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((NAT SOT PRIEST SINGS: ALL GLORY AND HONOR ARE YOURS ALMIGHTY FATHER....))

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Father Gregory Kandt of Salem says it's an image problem.
Boys and their parents often hear of Catholic priests molesting children.
He says the media make it sound as if all priests and only priests -- sexually abuse children.
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((FR. GREGORY: 40 YEARS AGO ALL IMAGES OF PRIESTS AND NUNS IN NOVELS AND TELEVISION WERE POSITIVE. TODAY THEY ARE ALMOST NEVER POSITIVE. PRIESTS AND NUNS ARE DEPICTED AS EITHER STUPID OR EVIL.)) [RUNS:15]
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The priest's status has also plummetted as people now feel called to the almighty dollar.
Even though priests' housing is free, they still earn less than 12-thousand-dollars a year.
So why take the plunge?
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((FR. MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: I BECAME A PRIEST BECAUSE I FELL IN LOVE WITH JESUS. BUTT BUTT BUTT WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE, ANYONE, AND THEY ASK YOU DO SOMETHING, IT'S A JOY TO DO IT FOR THEM. IT'S NOT A BURDEN, IT'S NOT A TASK, IT'S A JOY TO DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.)) [RUNS:13]
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Join us tonight when we visit Delegate Vic Thomas's family.
Hear their story of how a Catholic priest pulled them through tragedy.

Our series, God's Calling, continues tonight on News7 at 11.[3-Sports]


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In sports, the Express get a win on lucky number seven.
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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Franklin County officials say school busses are worth their high cost.
They say the bus involved in Monday's accident on Route 220 is a good example-- even though it was hit twice from behind, the steel cage held and protected the children inside.
A V-Dot study found that school busses are generally safe places to be.
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Halifax County is considering increased regulations on hog farms, but opponents say they're still not enough.
Last night, the planning commission recommended larger setbacks-- 15-hundred feet from existing buildings and 500 feet from property lines and bodies of water.
There will be at least two more public hearings on the issue before supervisors vote.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Herbie's fifteen minutes of fame have run out.
The House of Delegates yesterday voted down a bill to make him the state reptile.
One reason-- the scientific name of the Eastern Box Turtle is Terrapin Carolina.
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