[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A settlement is reportedly on the table in the switched baby case.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And President Clinton's impeachment trial is drawing to a close.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You'll want to savor today's forecast of mostly sunny skies and 60- degree temperatures--
Big changes are on the way by Friday.
More about those, coming up in weather.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Baby-Switch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


The state has reportedly offered a 2-Million dollar payoff to each of two girls who were switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
The mother of one of the girls has apparently rejected the offer.
Meanwhile, there was more fallout for the hospital yesterday over the baby switch incident.
The hospital's Medicare program is under a form of probation.
The federal government's action came after an investigation by the state health department.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape]


That report, made public today, found "siginificant deficiencies" in quality control and nursing services at the hospital.
The hospital will continue to receive Medicare funding. But it's loss of full Medicare accreditation means state officials will be monitoring the steps UVA plans to take to correct its problems.
The state will review the situation in April.
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[E-Voices-Wilderness]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76 TC1:32:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A small Chicago-based group of peace activists trying to help the children of Iraq tried to drum up support in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The co-founder of "Voices in the Wilderness" is facing 160-thousand dollars in penalties for distributing medicine and toys during visits to that country.
Kathleen Kelly says several thousand children die each month as a result of U-S economic sanctions leveled against Iraq over weapons inspections.
Kelly says that's "hypocritical".
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=00:05:07]
[IN Q=OUR ECONOMY]

((KATHLEEN KELLY/DIRECTOR; OUR ECONOMY IS PROPPED UP ON WEAPONS SALES....OUR OWN SITUATION HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Kelly/Director;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=own situation here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Kelly was in Roanoke yesterday, sharing the pictures of warfare in Iraq. She plans to return to Iraq with three delegations to march in protest of the sanctions.
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[S-Clinton-Wintergreen]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=netD]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


It was a day of looking toward the future for President Clinton and many top House Democrats who met yesterday in Central Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


The president flew by helicopter to the Wintergreen resort for a conference with his congressional allies. The meeting is private, and not open to media coverage.
It comes just as the Senate began debating impeachment verdicts.
Aides say the Virginia meeting is intended to map strategy on matters like health care and the budget.
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[impeachment]


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


The Senate will meet behind closed doors again today as lawmakers have their final say before voting on articles of impeachment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]


Yesterday, with a vote of 59 to 41, the Senate chose to take the next act of the impeachment trial behind closed doors.
Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott, had opposed opening the final debate in an effort to abbreviate the 15 minute monologue each of the 100 Senators is given.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I remind all Senators.]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=was slightly over seven minutes.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


With virtually no chance of removing the President from office, Senators are still discussing possible censure.
But once again partisan differences appear to be holding up that measure.
The trial is expected to end today or tomorrow.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the victories keep piling up for the Express.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey everybody]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=join us.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Paul Stover, Jr./Four Seasons Golf;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Golf))

[S-Elton-tickets]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:55:31]
[GRAPHIC=Scalping]


A couple of men who tried to make a quick buck with Elton John concert tickets had to pay the price in court.
William Gray Turner, the Second, and Daniel L. Thomas were fined, but they got their tickets back.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


With the help of an ad in the newspaper, they lured vice squad officers to separate locations in the city.
In Turner's case, the deal was struck at the S-and-S cafeteria at Towers Mall.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


He thought he was going to get 900 dollars for four tickets... until he was arrested.
Thomas knew there was a city ordinance against re-selling tickets for more than their face value.
So he rejected the offer to meet at Towers. But he agreed to meet at Walmart on 220, thinking that was in the County.
He was wrong, by about 400 yards.
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[School-Searches]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC07:08]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


A new search policy appears to be keeping guns and drugs out of Roanoke city school buildings, but the parking lots are a different matter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT FROM 98-28]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998;]


Police and school officials have conducted searches at five schools.
They found a broken pellet gun and some marijuana seeds in two cars at Patrick Henry High School.
Small amounts of what appeared to be marijuana and crack cocaine turned up in two cars at William Fleming.
School officials say they believe the policy is working.
(//////////////)
[SOT TC 5:22:00]
[IN Q=I'm disappointed]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT WE FOUND SOMETHING IN THE CARS ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, BUT IN FACT IT SENDS A STRONG MESSAGE THAT IF YOU BRING DRUGS ON CAMPUS WHETHER IT'S IN A CAR OR NOT, YOU'RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT AND YOU'RE GOING TO PAY THE PRICE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to pay the price.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!!]


School officials say they plan four or five more searches before the end of the school year.

[Needles]


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


Authorities in Pulaski are looking into reports of people pricking their fingers on hypodermic needles stuck in coin slots.
Police chief Herb Cooley says it happened to two people in the past week, in two different parts of town.
He says they put a finger in the coin return of a pay phone, and got pricked by a syringe.
Cooley says they sought medical treatment.
Finding a hypodermic needle in a coin return is widely considered an "urban legend."
But Cooley said last night that he doesn't think this is a hoax.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a once-promising cancer drug is loosing a big backer.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW REPORT OUT TODAY IS OPENING UP THE DOORS TO PROBLEMS IN THE BEDROOM.
VT=VO

((vo???))
ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION...
43-PERCENT OF ALL WOMEN, AND 30-PERCENT OF ALL MEN.. HAVE SOME SORT OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION.
THEY RANGE FROM DIFFICULTIES REACHING ORGASM.. TO A COMPLETE LACK OF SEXUAL DESIRE.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE PROBLEMS ARE USUALLY EMOTIONAL OR STRESS-RELATED.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A MAJOR SETBACK FOR WHAT WAS ONCE CONSIDERED A VERY-PROMISING CANCER DRUG.
GIANT DRUG MAKER, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, SAYS IT WILL NO LONGER BE INVOLVED IN THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ANGIO-STATIN.
EARLY STUDIES HAD SHOWN THE DRUG'S ABILITY TO SHRINK TUMORS IN MICE--
BUT SCIENTISTS ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME REPRODUCING THE FINDINGS.
THE RESEARCH WILL NOW BE HANDLED BY A MUCH SMALLER COMPANY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND SO FAR, THE COUNTRY'S FIRST- EVER HAND TRANSPLANT IS GETTING TWO THUMBS UP FROM DOCTORS--AND THE PATIENT HIMSELF.
MATTHEW SCOTT MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE TUESDAY, AFTER RECEIVING A DONOR HAND TO REPLACE THE ONE HE LOST IN AN ACCIDENT 13 YEARS AGO.
UP UNTIL NOW.. SCOTT'S BODY HAS NOT SHOWN ANY SIGNS OF REJECTION...
BUT HE STILL HAS NO FEELING IN HIS NEW HAND.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Paul Stover, Jr./Four Seasons Golf;]
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive:golf)) [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]


President Clinton's impeachment trial is drawing to a close.
Senators began deliberating the case behind closed doors Tuesday in what one lawmaker calls a ``very dignified climate.''
A formal vote on the two articles of impeachment is expected Thursday or Friday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Vandels kept workers at Roanoke's planned parenthood out of the clinic for nearly an hour yesterday.
Police and a locksmith were called to the scene are someone vandelized the doors of the clinic.
There's no evidence that this is an anti-abortion act, but officials at the clinic worry that whoever risked doing this could do more.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia's four-and-a-half percent tax on groceries is well on its way to only two-and-a-half cents.
But a Democratic gamble in the House yesterday came up just two votes shy of eliminating the entire four-and-a-half cent food tax, starting this year.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, February10th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-77 1:21:43]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


Workers at Planned Parenthood of Roanoke were locked out of their own clinic yesterday morning after someone vandalized the doors.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It happened sometime]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hazel Bernard/Planned Parenthood; :21]
[SUPER=@Eric2; :32]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( It happened sometime after dark... despite security lights and surveilance cameras, someone squirted glue into two locks at the clinic.
Workers were stuck outside for 45 minutes waiting for a locksmith.... and for police.
Planned Paenthood officials were worried that anyone who got close enough do this... might do something more.

[SOT 00:03:32]
[IN Q=and the police]

((HAZEL BERNARD/PLANNED PARENTHOOD; AND THE POLICE ARRIVED AND CHECKED THE PERIMITER OF THE BUILDING AND AFTER THE LOCKSMITH ARRIVED AND DRILLED THE LOCKS OUT, THE POLICE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THINGS WERE SAFE INSIDE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=safe inside]



There is no evidence that this is an anti-abortion act... but no other buildings were hit... this has happened to other planned parenthood clinics... and it happened right before the one day each week the clinic actually provides abortions.

[SOT 00:04:43]
[IN Q=this represents]

(( HAZEL BERNARD/PLANNED PARENTHOOD; THIS REPRESENTS SOMEONE ACTUALLY TRYING TO PREVENT WOMEN FROM EXERCISING THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS AND BEING ABLE TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES. IT JUST SEEMS TO ME THAT IT COULDN'T BE A COINCIDENCE. )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=a coincidence]



Bernard says they'll take another look at security... until now they've focused on protecting their people, now she says they'll have to protect the building as well.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[E-HMO-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-07 17:11]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


Tempers flared in the state Senate last night, as lawmakers neared a midnight deadline that marks the halfway point in this year's General Assembly session.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Senate passed a major package of health care reforms.
But the versions passed had Republican names on them-- while Democratic bills were sent to the legislative graveyard.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 04:52]
[IN Q=To come]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-STAFFORD CO.: TO COME HERE AT THE 11TH HOUR, AFTER WE PASSED THEM BY DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, STEAL THE IDEA...)) [07:42] ((SEN. JANE WOODS/R-FAIRFAX: THE WORD STEAL IS A BIT OVERSTATED.)) [09:18] ((SEN. EDD HOUCK: STEALING IS STEALING.)) [25:40] ((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THE COMMENTS HAVE BEEN STEALING CREDIT, AND GOD KNOWS I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.))
[12:13] ((SEN. YVONNE MILLER: THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH LOOK AT US UNDRESS OURSELVES IN PUBLIC. MR. PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, I DON'T THINK WE WANT TO BE NAKED BEFORE THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Stafford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax; :10 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :16 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk; :21]
[RUNS=35]
[OUT Q=the Commonwealth.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[graphic=None]


The reform bill would give HMO patients easier access to specialists and allow them to appeal coverage denials to an independent board.
Republicans killed a measure to let patients sue HMOs for malpractice, saying it would drive up costs for all. [License-Tag]
[anchor=Melanie]
[newscast=Morn]
[writer=equ]
[tape=none]
[graphic=State Capitol]


Also last night, the House killed for the year a bill that would create a special "Choose Life" license plate.
Money from the controversial plate would have supported adoption services in the Commonwealth.

[S-Lottery-Profits]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-6 TC10:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


House Democrats won a battle over the perennial question of how to spend Virginia Lottery profits.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor's plan to send the money back to local schools with NO strings attached was defeated, despite Republican efforts to save it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:20:03]
[IN Q=It's nice]

((DEL. KIRK COX/R-COLONIAL HEIGHTS: IT'S NICE TO HAVE AIR CONDITIONING...TREMENDOUS MISTAKE.))
[SOT 08:39]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE STARTED... SPENT ON EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Kirk Cox/(R) Colonial Heights; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Jackson; :15]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=on education.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Delegate Jackson's amendment to direct Lottery profits to school construction or renovation ONLY, passed with Republican defectors joining in.
(------------)


[E-Food-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:00:23]
[GRAPHIC=Food Tax]


Virginia's four-and-a-half percent tax on groceries is well on its way to only two-and-a-half cents.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But a Democratic gamble in the House yesterday came up just two votes shy of eliminating the entire four-and-a-half cent food tax, starting this year.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:56:00]
[IN Q=Let's don't]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: LET'S DON'T DO IT HALFWAY. LET'S TAKE IT ALL OFF.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :00]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=all off.]
(------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


But Republicans warned a full phase-out would jeopardize the CAR tax cut.
After the Democratic plan failed yesterday, all one hundred delegates voted for a partial food tax phase-out, starting in January.

[2-impeachment]


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


The Senate resumes its deliberations this morning, behind closed doors, in President Clinton's impeachment trial.


Many Republicans say rather than censure him, they'd like history to be the judge.
Maureen Maher reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Barbara Boxer/(D) California; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; :40]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

((SENATORS RETURN THIS AFTERNOON FOR A SECOND DAY OF CLOSED DOOR DELIBERATIONS IN A TRIAL THAT VIRTUALLY EVERYONE AGREES IS ALL BUT OVER ANYWAY. SEN. BARBARA BOXER/D-CA: "I'm always pleased to hear the tenor of debate in the United States Senate... I wish the American people could have been privy to this debate." YESTERDAY, WITH A VOTE OF 59 TO 41, THE SENATE CHOSE TO TAKE THE NEXT ACT OF THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL BEHIND THE STAGE CURTAIN. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, TRENT LOTT, HAD OPPOSED OPENING THE FINAL DEBATE IN AN EFFORT TO ABBREVIATE THE 15 MINUTE MONOLOGUE EACH OF THE 100 SENATORS IS GIVEN. THAT DIDN'T SEEM TO MATTER TO THE WHITE HOUSE, WHICH IS CLEARLY LOOKING WELL PAST THE FINAL VOTE ALREADY. PRESIDENT CLINTON SPENT MOST OF TUESDAY WITH HOUSE DEMOCRATS STRATEGIZING ON THE BATTLE OVER HIS PROPOSED BUDGET. IF THE SENATE DOES USE ALL 25 HOURS OF DEBATE TIME, IT'S LIKELY THE FINAL VOTE WON'T BE TAKEN UNTIL FRIDAY--WHICH MEANS THE CONTROVERSIAL CENSURE RESOLUTION WOULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE FLOOR UNTIL AFTER SENATORS RETURN FROM THEIR FEBRUARY RECESS IN ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF. AN UNAPPETIZING PROSPECT FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE WHO HAS HAD THEIR FILL OF THE SCANDAL... MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS, CAPITOL HILL.))


[olympic-scandal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Olympic Rings]


In the wake of the Olympic bribery scandal, Congress is investigating how federal money is used to promote Olympic venues in the U-S.
The General Accounting Office says it's looking into how the Salt Lake City winter games will benefit from federal aid, expected to be in the millions of dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]

[4:09:23]
This follows more accusations and implications surrounding the international Olympic Committee and Salt Lake City.


Yesterday an ethics panel tied 10 more I-O-C members to the extreme means used by Salt Lake organizers to land the 2002 winter games.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((GOV. MIKE LEAVITT/UTAH"WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WASN'T RIGHT, SO WE WANT TO SET IT RIGHT. EVERY CITY THAT HAS BID FOR OLYMPICS WOULD VALUE FROM ))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mike Leavitt/Utah;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=do the same]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


So far 24 I-O-C members have been implicated in the growing scandal.
(------------)


[Three-Steve]


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


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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:golf))

[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-10 TC10:07]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


A budget meeting brought a plea from hearing- impaired students and their parents.
They asked Roanoke school board members to improve the pay for interpreters who assist the students in the classroom.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 04:57:57 tape 1]
[IN Q=If I am in a class with an awesome teacher]

((JACKIE CARL/FIFTH GRADE STUDENT: IF I AM IN CLASS WITH AN AWESOME TEACHER, BUT I HAVE AN INTERPRETER WHO'S NOT QUALIFIED, THEN I'LL BECOME VERY FRUSTRATED.))
[SUPER=09-Jackie Carl/Fifth Grade Student/Voice of Interpreter;]
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=become very frustrated.]
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Jackie Carl is a fifth grader at Virginia Heights Elementary School.
She told the school board how important interpreters are to the 29 hearing impaired students in the city schools.


A parade of parents asked the board to improve salaries, so interpreters will stay.
(/////////////////////)
[SOT 04:45:13 tape 1]
[IN Q=As soon as they have reached]

((LESLIE ADAMS/PARENT: AS SOON AS THEY HAVE REACHED A QUALITY SCREENING OF A LEVEL THREE WHERE THEY SHOULD BE CONSIDERED PROFESSIONALS AND PAID AS SUCH, THEY'RE BOUGHT AWAY AND I'M SERIOUS WHEN I SAY THAT, IT COMES DOWN TO MONEY. THEY'RE BEING BOUGHT AWAY BY SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMS WHO SEE THEM AS PROFESSIONALS.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Adams/Parent;]
[RUNS= :21]
[OUT Q=see them as professionals]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School Superintendent Wayne Harris says he is sympathetic to the parents' concerns, and he's promising budget adjustments that he hopes will help attract and retain interpreters.


[E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-09 19:05]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg city council member Stewart Hobbs still has a job, after his colleagues voted to renew Hobbs' contract as the fixed base operator for the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hobbs' company, Virginia Aviation, has been providing aircraft fueling, rental and maintenance services to the area's private pilots for 13 years.
After hearing presentations from Virginia Aviation and Hawthorne Aviation, council essentially voted not to fix what isn't broken.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I really believe]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT VIRGINIA AVIATION KNOWS THE MARKET MORE THAN HAWTHORNE, SO THAT WAS A PLUS IN THEIR FAVOR AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO COMPLY WITH WHAT I FEEL WSA IMPORTANT WITH THE R.F.P. AND SO I WOULD SUPPORT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=would support them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hobbs was not allowed to participate in the debate or vote.
(------------)



[S-Wood-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-4 36:54]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Patrick County is being sued by the company that makes NASCAR racing cars for the Wood Brothers Racing Team.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart/1995]


The Glen Wood Company says it was assessed local personal property taxes that it never should have been charged.
Now the company wants back more than 30-thousand dollars it believes it overpaid Patrick County.
The county's attorney says the county did NOT improperly tax the company and plans to settle the lawsuit in court.
(------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the younger generation looks to carry the torch in Daytona.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=Wednesday everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The state has offered two million dollars to each of the families of the two girls switched at the U-V-A Medical Center.
The mother of one of the girls has apparently rejected the offer.
The hospital's Medicare program is also now under a form of probation.
That comes after a state review found problems with quality control and nursing services.
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Investigators are trying to figure out who vandalized the Planned Parenthood clinic in Roanoke.
Someone squirted glue into the locks of the doors so workers could not get in yesterday morning.
There's no direct evidence that it was an anti-abortion act.
But, this has happened to other planned parenthood clinics... and it happened right before the one day each week the clinic actually provides abortions.
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The food tax cut is on its way, but not as quickly as some wanted.
Yesterday, House Democrats fell just two votes short of eliminating the enitire four and a half cent tax this year.

Republicans feared that completely eliminating the tax would jeapordize the car tax cut.
Instead the House voted unanimously to begin a partial phase-out in January.
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