[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The future looks brighter for Dublin Volvo workers following a contract vote.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the next step in the impeachment process includes the deposition of witnesses.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We had a weak cold front slide through last night, and that'll mean some cooler, more seasonable temperatures.
Meanwhile, a big storm out west will likely mean showers for us by Sunday.
Your complete forecast is on the way.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-11 :16]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Contract Vote]


Members of the United Auto Workers overwhelmingly approved a new contract last night by more than a two-to-one margin.
Stacey Martin was at the union hall yesterday and has this report.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This was almost]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Palladini/UAW Member; :10]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Goad/UAW Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-John Sayers/UAW President; :52]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Martin, News-7]

((This was almost a repeat of sorts for Lynn Palladini--the same vote; another contract; but a very different outcome.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.23.23. - 18.23.34]
[IN Q=I thought it]

((LYNN PALLADINI/UAW MEMBER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD CONTRACT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE. THE FIRST CONTRACT I VOTED FOR AS WELL. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD FOR US, BECAUSE IF IT DIDN'T PASS THERE WOULDN'T BE NEW JOBS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=wouldn't be new jobs.]


New jobs and that possible 148 million dollar expansion seem to be the overiding factors given a new contract that didn't seem to offer much more than the last.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.29.01 - 18.29.10]
[IN Q=It had to take]

((JEFF GOAD/UAW MEMBER: IT HAD TO TAKE AN EFFECT BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND ALL THE THINGS ON THE NEWS. SO, IT HAD AN EFFECT ON EVERYBODY. IT DOES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=on everybody. It does.]


But, union leadership played down the pressure-- claiming guarantees of a better pension plan and more health care coverage for new workers was the key to this vote.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.16.40 - 18.16.56]
[IN Q=Our membership focused]

((JOHN SAYERS/UAW PRESIDENT: OUR MEMBERSHIP FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES IN THIS SET OF NEGOTIATIONS. AND, WE COMMEND THEM FOR THEIR CONCERN OF THE NEW EMPLOYEES HIRING CONDITIONS AND ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR CONCERN FOR HEALTH CARE.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=for health care.]


The new contract goes into effect tomorrow and lasts through the year 2005.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The 148 million]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THE 148 MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN ISN'T DEFINITE AT THIS POINT. IT STILL HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE PLANS CAN MOVE FORWARD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

))


[E-Halifax-Burlington]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#99-2 24:31]
[GRAPHIC=Burlington Layoffs]


Some Burlington Industries plants are actually benefitting from the company's plan to close seven facilities and layoff nearly three-thousand employees.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


The Burlington Industries plant in Halifax County is going to absorb some weaving work from a plant in North Carolina that's laying-off.
It means the Halifax plant will be able to operate at full capacity, and even hire a few dozen new people to handle the increased load.
But the plant manager says his employees know they have to keep performing to keep their jobs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:04:58-:18]
[IN Q=I think I've seen a]

((I THINK I'VE SEEN A REDEDICATION IN MAKING SURE WE WE SATISFY OUR CUSTOMERS AND THAT'S THE KEY TO ALL OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lott Rogers, Jr./Plant Manager;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=key to all of it.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The Burlington Industries plant in the Town of Hurt is also acquiring more work in the company's reorganization.
Plant officials say a handful of new jobs will be created.
160 jobs will be lost when the company closes its plant in Hillsville.

[IMPEACHMENT]


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


Monica Lewinsky can circle Monday on her calendar.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


That's the day Republican prosecutors and President Clinton's lawyers will question the former White House intern.

On the following days, it will be the turn of White House aide Sidney Blumenthal and presidential pal Vernon Jordan.

[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Despite objections from Democrats, the deposition of the witnesses will be videotaped.
But minority leader Tom Daschle would prefer the tapes are never made public.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[2SOT 4:31:20]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. TOM DASCHLE, (D-ND) MINORITY LEADER:IT'S NOT A MATTER OF HIDING, IT'S A MATTER OF KEEPING THE DIGNITY OF THESE PROCEEDINGS. IT'S A MATTER OF MAKING SURE THAT WE SEPARATE WHAT WE NEED FROM WHAT SOME MAY WANT FOR WHATEVER PURPOSE. SEN. FRED THOMPSON, (R-TENN):WE WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF LOOKING AT THOSE VIDEOTAPES AND MAKING A COMMON SENSE DETERMINATION WHETHER LIVE WITNESSES SHOULD BE CALLED, WHETHER VIDEOTAPED EVIDENCE SHOULD BE USED OR NOT. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Fred Thompson/(R) Tennessee;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=SHOULD BE USED OR NOT.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both sides did agree to a February 12th target date for a vote on the impeachment articles.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the lady Maroons overcome their first conference loss in style.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=later on mornin'.]



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[CONCERT]


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


A controversial concert went off without a hitch last night in New Jersey.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ;]


No protests on either side as rock fans crowded into the Meadowlands for a concert to raise money for a convicted cop killer.
Promoters are giving a portion of the proceeds to the legal defense fund for Mumia Abu Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah ah-BOO' jah-MAHL'), who sits on Pennsylvania's death row for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 19-81.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:08:4-16]
[IN Q=HOW CAN YOU GET...]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Faulkner/Police Officer's Widow]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=SUCH AS THIS.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Supporters say Abu Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah ah-BOO' jah-MAHL') didn't get a fair trial.
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[Pitts-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Henry County suspects wanted by the U.S. Marshall's Service are behind bars in Roanoke this morning.
Officers with Pittsylvania and Henry County Sheriffs Departments arrested Quincy Leon Penn yesterday.
Federal agents apprehended John Robert Gravely in Roanoke.
The two are charged with the attempted murder of someone assisting in a federal drug investigation last week.
Earl Vonzell Penn of Patrick County was also arrested in the case -- he was taken into custody nearly a week ago.

[E-Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-76 1:12:53]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


Seat belts are the law in Virginia.
But the police can't pull you over for not wearing one.
That could change.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


With mounting evidence of the number of lives that seat belts could save every year-- Virginia lawmakers are considering making NO seat belt a "primary offense."
Diana Jones-Hall flipped her car five times on I-81 near Roanoke.
She brought her story to Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:17:34]
[IN Q=I was]

((DIANA JONES HALL/CHRISTIANSBURG CRASH SURVIVOR: I WAS BUCKLED IN. I HAD SOME MAJOR LACERATIONS DOWN TO THE SKULL...SCRATCH ON HER HAND.))
[sot 10:25:32]

((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: I DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT WEARING A SEATBELT SAVES LIVES. AND I THOUGHT THE TESTIMONY THAT 73-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA APPARENTLY OBEY THAT LAW SHOWS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA VIEW IT IN THAT MANNER. BUT I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH JUST OPENING THE DOOR AND SAYING THAT AN INDIVIDUAL CAN BE STOPPED ON THE GUESS OF SOMEONE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE BREAKING THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Diana Jones Hall/Christiansburg Crash Survivor;]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.;]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=the law.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A House committee votes on the measure Tuesday.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a vaccine made from cancer cells could actually fight one form of the 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=1:08]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THERE'S ENCOURAGING NEWS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COLON CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW STUDY FOUND THAT PEOPLE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF COLON CANCER... MORE THAN DOUBLED THEIR CHANCES OF REMAINING DISEASE-FREE... AFTER RECEIVING A VACCINE MADE WITH THEIR OWN CANCER CELLS.
THE CUSTOM-MADE VACCINE WAS GIVEN TO PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY.
DETAILS OF THE STUDY ARE IN THIS WEEK'S LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
CAESAREAN DELIVERIES CAN GREATLY REDUCE THE CHANCES OF AN H-I-V INFECTED WOMAN PASSING THE VIRUS TO HER BABY DURING BIRTH.
SEVERAL STUDIES DONE BETWEEN 19-82 AND 19-96 SHOWED THAT C-SECTIONS CUT THE RISK OF AIDS TRANSMISSION IN HALF--
AND THAT NUMBER WAS REDUCED EVEN MORE.. IF THE INFECTED MOTHER ALSO TOOK THE AIDS DRUG, A-Z-T.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A NICOTINE PATCH MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO GET SMOKERS TO QUIT.
RESEARCHERS IN ICELAND FOUND THAT A COMBINATION THERAPY INVOLVING THE PATCH AND A NICOTINE NASAL SPRAY WORKED MUCH BETTER.
ACCORDING TO THEIR STUDY, 16-PERCENT OF PATIENTS WHO USED BOTH TREATMENTS REMAINED SMOKE-FREE FOR SIX YEARS.
HOWEVER, ONLY ABOUT 9-PERCENT OF THOSE WHO USED THE PATCH ALONE.. WERE ABLE TO HOLD OUT FOR THAT LONG.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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((Archive:Shrine Circus)) [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]


Union workers at Volvo Trucks Dublin plant have ratified a revised contract proposal.
Volvo executives said they would consider canceling an expansion of the plant and moving the entire operation if the contract was rejected.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


When Monica Lewinsky answers impeachment questions Monday, she'll be videotaped.
But whether the public will see the deposition is up in the air.
Senators will decide afterward whether to release the video -- or even call Lewinsky and other witnesses to the Senate floor.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Vatican is praising the decision by Missouri's governor to commute the death sentence of a convicted murderer.
Governor Mel Carnahan says he decided to spare Darrell Mease the death penalty after a personal appeal from the Pope Wednesday in St. Louis.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, January 29th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-11 :16]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Contract Vote]


By a two to one margin, unionized workers at Volvo's plant in Dublin accepted a new contract.
Stacey Martin was at the union hall yesterday and has this report.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This was almost]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Palladini/UAW Member; :10]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Goad/UAW Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-John Sayers/UAW President; :52]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Martin, News-7]

((This was almost a repeat of sorts for Lynn Palladini--the same vote; another contract; but a very different outcome.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.23.23. - 18.23.34]
[IN Q=I thought it]

((LYNN PALLADINI/UAW MEMBER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD CONTRACT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE. THE FIRST CONTRACT I VOTED FOR AS WELL. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD FOR US, BECAUSE IF IT DIDN'T PASS THERE WOULDN'T BE NEW JOBS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=wouldn't be new jobs.]


New jobs and that possible 148 million dollar expansion seem to be the overiding factors given a new contract that didn't seem to offer much more than the last.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.29.01 - 18.29.10]
[IN Q=It had to take]

((JEFF GOAD/UAW MEMBER: IT HAD TO TAKE AN EFFECT BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND ALL THE THINGS ON THE NEWS. SO, IT HAD AN EFFECT ON EVERYBODY. IT DOES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=on everybody. It does.]


But, union leadership played down the pressure-- claiming guarantees of a better pension plan and more health care coverage for new workers was the key to this vote.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.16.40 - 18.16.56]
[IN Q=Our membership focused]

((JOHN SAYERS/UAW PRESIDENT: OUR MEMBERSHIP FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES IN THIS SET OF NEGOTIATIONS. AND, WE COMMEND THEM FOR THEIR CONCERN OF THE NEW EMPLOYEES HIRING CONDITIONS AND ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR CONCERN FOR HEALTH CARE.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=for health care.]


The new contract goes into effect tomorrow and lasts through the year 2005.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The 148 million]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THE 148 MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN ISN'T DEFINITE AT THIS POINT. IT STILL HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE PLANS CAN MOVE FORWARD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

))


[S-Coyote-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-78 50:43]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


A local lawmaker wants to encourage hunters to set their sights on coyotes.
It's already open season on the animals...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

but Montgomery County Senator Madison Marye wants to escalate the hunt -- and get a law passed to allow local bounties on coyote heads.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:34:48]
[IN Q=We are losing]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: WE ARE LOSING MANY, MANY FARMERS WHO USED TO RAISE SHEEP. SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO BECAUSE OF THE COYOTE PROBLEM.))
[SOT 12:36:09]

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: COYOTES ARE ALREADY OPEN SEASON 12 MONTHS A YEAR. A BOUNTY WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PUT OUT SNARES AND DO THINGS FOR OTHER GAME ANIMALS THAT CANNOT DISTINGUISH WHETHER THEY'RE A COYOTE OR NOT.))
[SUPER=@Marye; :00]
[SUPER=@Hawkins; :13]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=OR NOT.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Despite Senator Hawkins' plea, the bill trotted out of the Senate and on to a House committee yesterday.
(------0----------)



[2-IMPEACHMENT]


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


The majority rules once again at President Clinton's impeachment trial.
Despite bitter Democratic objections the g-o-p pushed ahead its plan finish the proceedings.
Beginning Monday, Monica Lewinsky and two other witnesses will give depositions behind closed doors and on video-tape.
Senators will later decide if they'll be shown publically and whether they'll testify in person.
Maureen Maher reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=03-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; :42]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Capitol Hill]

((IN THREE RAPID FIRE VOTES...THE SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY.. IN THE END.. TURNED A DEAF EAR TO DEMOCRATIC OBJECTIONS.. APPROVING A BLUEPRINT FOR THE REST OF THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL.
(GRAPHIC #1)

STARTING ON MONDAY... -- VIDEO-TAPED, CLOSED DOOR DEPOSITIONS FROM MONICA LEWINSKY, THE PRESIDENT'S FRIEND VERNON JORDAN AND WHITE HOUSE AIDE SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL...WILL BE HEARD BY HOUSE PROSECUTORS, THE PRESDIENT'S LAWYERS AND A SENATOR FROM EACH PARTY.
(GRAPHIC #2)

SENATORS WILL LATER DECIDE -- IF THE TAPES WILL BE SHOWN PUBLICLY. -- IF THE THREE SHOULD TESTIFY IN PERSON. --AND WHETHER THE TRIAL WILL END BY THE TARGET DATE OF FEBRUARY 12TH LITTLE OR NONE OF THE APPROVED PLAN PLEASED THE DEMOCRATS.
SOT: TOM DASCHLE/SENATE MINORITY LEADER
(TRACK)


DEMOCRATS ALSO FELL SHORT WITH THEIR EFFORTS TO IMMEDIATLEY VOTE ON THE TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AND TO SET AN END DATE FOR THE TRIAL.
SOT:

TRENT LOTT/SENATE MAJORITY LEADER "THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID IT MIGHT GO FORWARD OR MIGHT HAPPEN WITH IT. I THINK THEY'RE OVERLY NERVOUS AND THEY'RE JUMPING TO CONCLUSION. WE HAVE NOT MADE A CONCLUSION."))

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[COMM #6]

((Archive:Shrine Circus))

[pope]


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


A convicted killer in Missouri is giving thanks to Pope John Paul the Second.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


At the request of the pontiff.. Missouri's governor has commuted inmate Darrell Mease's death sentence to life in jail.
Governor Mel Carnahan, who is a Baptist, says he still supports capital punishment, but made the decision based on the Pope's personal appeal Wednesday at a mass in St. Louis.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( POPE: A SIGN OF HOPE IS THE INCREASING RECOGNITION THAT THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN LIFE MUST NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY EVEN IN THE CASE OF SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE GREAT EVIL. ))
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Wednesday;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=done great evil.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Mease was found guilty of murdering a drug partner, along with the man's wife and paraplegic grandson.
(----------------)


[3Priests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 14:46]
[GRAPHIC=God's Calling]


With the shortage of Catholic priests, should the church finally allow women and married men to join their ranks?


In the final segment of our series "God's Calling," Tina Tenret takes a look at how the Catholic church is attracting a different type of priest.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Shall we gather]
[SUPER=01-Fr. Tom Mattingly/Roanoke Priest; :25]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :55]
[SUPER=01-Fr. Michael Renninger/Vocations Director; 1:15]
[RUNS=2:29]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]
(((/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:03:53]
[IN Q=Shall we gather]
((NAT SOT: SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?))

[RUNS04]
[OUT Q=AT THE RIVER]


Father Tom Mattingly quit his job as an accountant to become a Catholic priest.
He says he felt called when he was only eight, but he took 25 years to answer.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:30:58]
[IN Q=It's a great life]

((FR. TOM MATTINGLY/ROANOKE PRIEST: IT'S A GREAT LIFE. I DON'T THINK I WOULD DO ANYTHING ELSE. I HAD THE ROAD AS AN ACCOUNTANT -- NOT A GLAMOROUS LIFE BUT A GOOD LIFE -- AND THIS IS SO MUCH RICHER.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=so much richer]


Father Mattingly is the newest priest in the Roanoke Valley.
He's been at it only a year, but he already leads two communities: one English, one Spanish.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:44:05]
[IN Q=NAT SOT SPANISH]
((nat sot Spanish))

[RUNS02]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:32:35]
[IN Q=If I was]

((FR. TOM MATTINGLY: IF I WAS ONLY 26 YEARS OLD I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE DOING A VERY GOOD JOB AT THIS.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=JOB AT THIS]


41-year-old Mattingly is the symbol of today's priest, a man who waits until 30 or older to commit.
Many have already had a career or served in the military.
That's a big switch from last generation, when priests entered the seminary at 18.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:29:23]
[IN Q=Amen]
((nat sot: Amen Amen Amen))

[RUNS03]
[OUT Q=Amen Amen]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:22:15]
[IN Q=They have sunk]

((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: THEY HAVE SUNK ROOTS IN DIFFERENT PLACES AND IN CAREERS AND IN CIRCLES OF FRIENDS AND IN ACQUIRING THINGS AND THEY HAVE THEIR COLLECTIONS. SO IT BECOMES A CHALLENGE TO SAY, CAN YOU LET SOME OF THAT GO IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THIS DIFFERENT PATH?)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=different path]


With fewer coming in, new recruits shoulder even more responsibility.
Mattingly says he's lucky he's in Roanoke, near five other priests who gather often to eat, talk and joke around.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((nat sot joking and laughing and eating))

[RUNS03]
And they try to show the younger generation they are happy priests -- by spending more time with boys and their families.
That way, priests come across not as mysteries, but as close friends and role models.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:38:30]
[IN Q=Three two one]
((NAT SOT: THREE TWO ONE! CHEERS))

[RUNS05]
[OUT Q=CHEERS]


But if the numbers crunch gets tighter, will we see the priesthood change radically -- to include married men or women?
A Botetourt County nun says she wants to be a priest.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:17:41]
[IN Q=If Jesus were]

((SISTER EVELINE MURRAY/CATHOLIC NUN: IF JESUS WERE HERE TODAY HE WOULD CHOOSE WOMEN.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=CHOOSE WOMEN]


But for now, the choice belongs to the Pope.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:46:13]
[IN Q=My job]

((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: MY JOB IS TO RAISE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CELIBATE MALE PRIESTS.)) [RUNS04]
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The future of a faith rests on their answer
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when God calls.


Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))[3-Sports]


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In sports, Randall Cunningham's N-F-L comeback is complete.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Unionized workers at Volvo's truck plant in Dublin approved a new contract yesterday.
They accepted Volvo's latest offer by a nearly two to one margin.
The company threatened to dump a 148-million dollar expansion plan if workers did not accept the contract which will remain in effect until 2005.
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The loss of seven Burlington plants nationwide may mean gains at others in Virginia.
Burlington's plants in Hurt and Halifax County are absorbing some of the work and may create a few dozen new jobs.


Meanwhile 160 jobs will be lost when the Burlington plant in Hillsville shuts down this summer.
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Police cannot pull you over just for not wearing your seatbelt-- but that may change.
The General Assembly is considering making it a "primary offense"
The move is scheduled for a committee vote on Tuesday.
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The winter doldrums, or perhaps a special occasion can trigger the desire to "get away from it all"...
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Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Orchard Gap sits a row of log cabins and cottages available on a nightly basis.

The Lonesome Pine Cabin Resort is steadily growing as a popular destination for couples seeking private time together.
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((TONY NELSON/CABIN RESORT OWNER: A LOT OF IT'S BY WORD OF MOUTH. WE GET A LOT OF THAT. BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'RE ON OUR INTERNET SITE NOW AND WITH THAT, IT SEEMS TO HAVE PICKED UP. WE GET A LOT OF BUSINESS FROM ALL OVER THE U.S. NOW.))
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Nelson says weekend bookings should be made at least six to eight weeks in advance.
We'll show you all the amenities of these getaway cabins, AND introduce you to some couples who chose to spend their anniversaries here.
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That's coming up in this week's "Time Off" segment, which you can check out tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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