[E-County-Schools]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


What will stay and what will go in the plans for a new Roanoke County High School?
Last week Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors allocated 30 million dollars for the new high school that will be built at the Woods End site.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The problem: that's 4 million dollars less than what was the school board was asking.
So last night board members made final decisions on what to cut from the plans to meet the budget... That after meeting with the architect team on Tuesday.
Roanoke County's superintendent says eliminating items from the school wasn't an easy task.
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[SOT 17:38:28]
[INQ=]

((DR. DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERINTENDENT: THE THINGS THAT MOST BOTHER THE SCHOOL BOARD ARE THINGS THAT HAVE SHORT TERM VALUE BUT LONG TERM COST.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent]
[OUTQ=long-term cost.]
[RUNS=:09]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Some of the changes include a decrease in the size of the auditorium from 800 to 600 seats... and a reduction in both gym costs and the furniture budget.
The common area will be made smaller and the auxiliary gym will be built only if extra funds are available.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The next step is to have the architects go back to the blue prints to make the necessary adjustments.


[Earthquake]


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


Rescue workers from Virginia and Florida are working this morning to free a woman from a building that destroyed in Monday's earthquake in Taiwan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]

[4:00:]
The woman was found alive in the twisted steel and concrete.
Thousands more are still believed trapped in the rubble.
The death toll now tops 2-thousand and is expected to grow higher.
The American rescue teams arrived in Taiwan yesterday.
They are using telescopic cameras, sonar listening devices, and specially trained German shepherds.
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[Timor]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The commander of the international peacekeeping force in East Timor wants to speed up deployment of troops.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dili, East Timor;]

[4:38:36]
General Peter Cosgrove says he doesn't have enough troops to cover all the residential areas in the capital of Dili, and his troops have already come under sniper fire.
Cosgrove also is linking the death of a Dutch journalist to resistance by the militias to the deployment of his force.
About three-thousand soldiers in the multi-national force are on the ground, with another 45-hundred yet to come.


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[E-Earley-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:23:53]
[GRAPHIC=Battling the Bug]


Scam artists are using the fear of Y2K to steal money from unsuspecting senior citizens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Attorney General Mark Earley is teaming up with the Better Business Bureau to warn seniors about crooks who use Y2K scare tactics to spice up old scams.
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[SOT 01:56:20]
[IN Q=You know they'll call]

((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL; YOU KNOW THEY'LL CALL A SENIOR CITIZEN AND SAY, YOUR CREDIT CARD WON'T WORK IN Y2K, SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH THE MAGNETIC STRIP, WE NEED YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER, OR THEY'LL SAY, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, THE BANK'S HAVING A PROBLEM GETTING Y2K-READY, WE NEED YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER, WE NEED YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER))
[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Attorney General]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=social security number]
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[VO-NAT]


The seminar at the Hotel Roanoke was attended by caregivers and police officers, who plan to use the information to help protect elderly residents in the area.
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[Jones]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The Republican challenger to state Senator Madison Marye in Montgomery County has acknowledged a 1993 conviction of misdemeanor assault and battery. An employee of Jim Jones' ambulance service accused Jones of making an unwanted sexual advance. Yesterday, Jones denied that any assault took place. He said he was shocked when he was convicted and called the woman's accusation an extortion attempt. Local party leaders knew about the case before Jones was nominated but concluded it sounded like a case of a disgruntled employee.

[E-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:10:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville's NEW courthouse is open and has an OLD look.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The courthouse opened to the public yesterday.
It's modeled after a courthouse that stood in Danville in 1872.
The new courts building took six years and nearly six-million dollars to build.
It solves a space problem for the city... which outgrew its 27-year-old court building as caseloads tripled.
The new court boasts five courtrooms, over 16-thousand square feet and southern-style architectural charm.
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[CMA-Awards]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was the expected and unexpected at this year's Country's Music Association Awards in Nashville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]

[4;05:44]
The Dixie Chicks kicked off the 33rd annual C-M-A awards with an amazing performance.
Right off the top-- they took home best music video and vocal group of the year.
Some of the night's other early winners included Tim Mcgraw.
He won for best Male vocalist of the year.. as well album of the year.
And Martina McBride was awarded Female Vocalist of the year.
But the big prize went to Shania Twain who was named Entertainer of the Year.
A female artist has not captured that honor in 13 years.
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[E-Diana-Ross]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-E]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Singer Diana Ross is stateside this morning after her arrest yesterday in London.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]


Police arrested Ross at the Heathrow airport after she allegedly assaulted a female security officer.
The officer had apparently attempted a body search.
Ross spoke to reporters when she arrived in New York.
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[SOT]

[21:07:55]
[IN Q=This woman]

((DIANA ROSS: THIS WOMAN WENT ALL AROUND MY BODY AND UP AND DOWN MY LEGS WITH HER HANDS AND I FELT UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT IT AND I WANTED TO COMPLAIN, BUT NOBODY LISTENED TO ME.))
[SUPER=07-Diana Ross]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to me]
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[vo-nat]
Police released the singer from custody with no charges- just a warning.
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[E-Maria-Muldaur]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:07:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She's best-known for her 70's pop hit "Midnight at the Oasis."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But Maria (Mul-Dower) Muldaur brought a different kind of sound to Roanoke last night.
It's something she calls "Blues-iana" (blues-ee-anna).
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's bluesy]
[SUPER=07-Maria Muldaur]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=and funky.]
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[vo-nat]
Muldaur has been doing "Blues-iana" for 15 years now.
The audience at The Club, Jazz and Blues Theater got a taste of the sound.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats singing]

((Nats singing))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=nats singing]
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[vo-nat]
Music connoisseurs say Muldaur is one of the most diverse singers around... with influences ranging from bluegrass to R-and-B to gospel.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new report suggests that pregnant women who smoke are more likely to deliver prematurely.

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=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam))
THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE ON THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS SMOKING CAN HAVE ON PREGNANT WOMEN.

VT=VO

((vo)) A REPORT IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SUGGESTS THAT WOMEN WHO LIGHT UP ARE MORE LIKELY TO DELIVER PREMATURELY.
THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT A WOMAN WHO GIVES BIRTH PREMATURELY THE FIRST TIME AROUND IS 12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DELIVER EARLY DURING HER SECOND PREGNANCY.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) NOW SOME NEWS ABOUT THE POSITIVE EFFECTS BREAST FEEDING CAN HAVE ON AN INFANT.
A REPORT IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION SUGGESTS THAT BABIES WHO DRINK THEIR MOM'S BREAST MILK HAVE HIGHER I-Q'S THAN BABIES WHO DON'T.

VT=SOT
((sot))
OUTCUE=than bottle fed infants

outcue-than bottle fed infants super: Dr. James Anderson/UK Medical Center

VT=VO

((vo)) AND HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS MAY COME FROM THE MOST UNLIKELY OF SOURCES.
RESEARCHERS IN SWITZERLAND SAY ONIONS COULD HELP REDUCE THE BRITTLE BONE DISEASE.
SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED THAT RATS GIVEN LARGE AMOUNTS OF DRIED ONIONS HAD AN INCREASE IN BONE DENSITY.
DOCTORS ARE QUICK TO WARN THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT COMPOUND IN THE VEGETABLE CAUSES THE IMPROVEMENT AND AREN'T SURE IF HUMANS WILL GET THE SAME BENEFITS.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THATS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)

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


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


It's a race against the clock in Taiwan as rescuers dig through the debris looking for survivors from this week's deadly quake.
More than 2-thousand are dead and thousands more are still believed trapped in the rubble.
An American team from Fairfax, is now on the ground helping local officials in their search.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Back here in the United States, they're still cleaning up after the floods brought on by Hurricane Floyd.
Thousands of residents there are still homeless in North Carolina, and officials say the floodwaters from Floyd have created the worst environmental disaster in the state's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And for the first time in 13 years a female artist has captured the top prize a the Country Music Association Awards.
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year.
Reba McEntire, who won the award in 1986, had tears in her eyes as she presented Twain with this year's trophy last night in Nashville.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday September 23-rd .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Bowers-Response]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 52:36]
[GRAPHIC=City Mgr. Search]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says he was "blindsided" by a council meeting over the weekend that narrowed the search for a new city manager.
And yesterday he challenged other members of council to explain why they removed Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie from their list of top candidates.
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[VO-NAT]


Bowers was recovering from emergency eye surgery and missed the meeting on Saturday.
In a statement yesterday, Bowers said those who are trying to eliminate Ritchie from the process are obligated to explain to the public "what it is" in Jim Ritchie's performance that was not commendable to the citizens of Roanoke.

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[ANCHOR=melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bowers says Ritchie has distinguished himself on a number of important issues, including the water sharing agreement with Roanoke County, and the Henry Street controversy.

[6-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-36 36:41]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]



The U-S government is suing the tobacco companies in a civil racketeering claim.
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[SOT 13:42:55]
[IN Q=It's about a 45]

((IT'S ABOUT A 45-YEAR COURSE OF CONDUCT DURING WHICH THE INDUSTRY WITHHELD, SUPPRESSED AND OTHERWISE KEPT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE INFORMATION THAT THEY KNEW ABOUT ADDICTIVENESS, ABOUT SMOKING AND HEALTH AND IS FUNDAMENTALLY ABOUT THOSE FRAUDS.))
[SUPER=01-David Ogden/Assistant Attorney General]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=those frauds.]
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[VO-NAT]


The government hopes to recover some of the 20 billion dollars a year it spends in health care associated with smoking.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia politicians in both parties are lining up against the litigation.
DEMOCRATIC U-S Senator Chuck Robb says the Clinton Administration is trying to "settle an old score," having failed to regulate tobacco use.
Governor Gilmore fears it would jeopardize the master settlement the tobacco companies have already made with the

states. Both men have accepted generous contributions from tobacco.[FLOYD]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=floyd aftermath]


Its still a long road to recovery, but conditions are gradually improving for the thousands of people displaced in North Carolina by Hurricane Floyd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount, NC;]

[4:23:40]
About 31-hundred people remain in shelters, but a number of families have moved into state-owned camping trailers that will be their homes for the foreseeable future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((SOT, MATTIE JONES, FLOOD VICTIM, THANKFUL, THINGS STARTING TO LOOK UP))
[SUPER=01-Mattie Jones/Flood Victim;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=things are starting to look up.]
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[VO-NAT]


The death toll now stands at over forty and officials say floyd's floodwaters created the worst environmental disaster in the state's history.
Damage estimates are expected to top the billion dollar mark.
North Carolina governor Jim Hunt will be in Wasington today to lobby the state's congressional delegation for more federal dollars.
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[Anchor=melanie]


Residents in eastern Virginia are still feeling Floyd's aftermath. Many roads are still closed due to damage and floodwaters. VDOT estimates that repairs could end up costing 30 to 40 million dollars.

[E-Helping-Hand]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:05:17]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


Residents, churches and businesses in Danville are mobilizing to bring relief to flood victims in Virginia and North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Operation Helping Hand was organized by Danville minister Larry Hill after he spoke with North Carolina church members who lost everything in the floods.
The flood relief drive started this week, but Hill says that supplies are already pouring in to drop-off sites in the area.
Anyone wishing to make a donation before next Saturday can contact Christians United Baptist Church in Danville.


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[wipe wipe wipe]


[E-Lowe's-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-25 2:03:38]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Local businesses are also joining the Floyd-relief effort.
Lowe's says it will donate nearly 600-thousand dollars in cash and supplies.
Customers at Lowe's stores in our area can contribute money at the check-out counter.
Hardee's restaurants are taking collections, too.
People can bring canned food ... clothes ... insect repellent ... or cash to any location.
Both Hardee's and Lowe's have headquarters in North Carolina and say their employees are among the flood victims.
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[E-Tanker-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:29:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A West Virginia truck driver was killed when a gasoline tanker wrecked and burst into flames.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS Map]
The accident happened yesterday morning on a mountainous stretch of Interstate 64, west of Covington... Joe Dashiell has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the trucks collided]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00]
[SUPER=04-Home Video; :09]
[SUPER=01-Isabelle Bledsoe/Witness; :18]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :21]
[SUPER=01-Trooper Ray Tolley/Virginia State Police; :31]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((The trucks collided in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64...
As one tractor trailer slowly climbed a hill, the gasoline tanker hit it from behind.
Isabelle and Robert Bledsoe drove up on the accident soon after it happened, and recorded these pictures with their home video camera.
[SOT 01:57:38]
[IN Q=My only thought now]

((ISABELLE BLEDSOE/WITNESS: MY ONLY THOUGHT NOW IS THE POOR DRIVER AND HIS FAMILY.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=and his family.]


[STAND-UP BRIDGE]
The flames were intense. They scorched 100 yards along the shoulder and trees near the road.
Emergency crews responding to the accident say they could see the flames from several miles away.
[SOT 01:52:40]
[IN Q=The tanker was fully engulfed]

((TROOPER RAY TOLLEY: THE TANKER WAS FULLY ENGULFED AND WE COULD SEE THE BLACK SMOKE ABOUT SEVEN MILES OUT.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=about seven miles out.]


Traffic was re- routed while firefighters worked to control the flames. Some trucks were stranded for several hours. But by nightfall, traffic was moving again in both directions.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Alleghany County.))


[E-B&W-Retirees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:15:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some central Virginia retirees are wondering how they're going to make ends meet now that their insurance premiums have gone up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


They're all former employees of B-W-X Technologies in Campbell County, which recently changed its insurance carrier for people who took early retirement.
Because they don't yet qualify for Medicare, health insurance premiums now eat up most of the retirees' monthly pension.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:16:08]
[IN Q=I was there]

((WILLIAM WILLS/B&W RETIREE: I WAS THERE 32 YEARS AND I FEEL LIKE I GAVE THE COMPANY THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE, AND THERE ARE OTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE CLOSE TO FORTY YEARS AND WE FEEL THAT IT'S VERY UNFAIR.))
[SUPER=01-William Wills/B&W Retiree; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=it's very unfair.]
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[VO-NAT]


B-W-X says it searched to find the best deal for its workers.
The retirees are now consulting with an attorney to decide their next move.
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[E-Wrestler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-37 48:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's new competition in the burger business.The owner of a new restaurant at Radford University is one mean businessman.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


We're referring to the legendary "Mean" Gene Okerlund.
The W-C-W announcer was on campus yesterday to celebrate the opening of his latest restaurant, "Mean Gene's Burgers".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is ]

((MEAN GENE OKERLUND/WCW ANNOUNCER: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY APPEALS TO GUYS, IT'S A GUYS THING, 18 TO 34, NOT TO SAY THAT WE DON'T' HAVE A LOT OF WOMEN, DOWN AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, COLIN POWELL'S DAUGHTER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BODY AND SHE LOVED MEAN GENE'S BURGERS.))
[SUPER=01-"Mean" Gene Okerlund/WCW Announcer;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=mean gene's burgers.]
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[VO-NAT]


"Mean" Gene also took time out to speak with students enrolled in a management class.
But the hot topic wasn't business - rather the "ins and outs" of wrestling.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


In an attempt to meet its budget, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has made final decisions on what to cut from the plans of the new Roanoke County High school.
Some of the changes include a decrease in the size of the auditorium from 800 to 600 seats... and a reduction in both gym costs and the furniture budget.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers has challenged members of city council to explain why they removed Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie from their list of new city manager candidates.
Bowers says Ritchie has distinguished himself on a number of important issues, including the water sharing agreement with Roanoke County, and the Henry Street controversy.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Attorney General Mark Early is teaming up with the Better Business Bureau to warn seniors about crooks who use Y2K scare tactics to spice up old scams.
Yesterday's seminar at the Hotel Roanoke was attended by caregivers and police officers, who plan to use the information to help protect elderly residents in the area.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]