[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News-7 Mornin, an anti-abortion acitivist is released from the Lynchburg jail.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the national guard moves into Seattle as violent protests continue.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You'll want to warm up the car before leaving home this morning...with clear skies and temperatures in the 20s, frost is likely on your windshield.
By this afternoon, we'll see a slight warm-up from yesterday, as highs reach the lower 40s....
Something to look forward to.... We'll be in the 50s and low 60s later this week.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Brzonkala]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala]


Christy Brzonkala and Virginia Tech officials have met to discuss a possible settlement of her sexual discrimination lawsuit against the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Brzonkala says she was raped in her dorm by two Hokie football players.
Brzonkala filed the lawsuit in 19-95, claiming Tech created a hostile environment when she accused the players.


A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in 19-96, but an appeals court recently told him to review the case.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


A federal magistrate issued a gag order yesterday barring those who attended the meeting from discussing the talks.


A Tech spokesman says the meeting was sought by Brzonkala's attorney. [Reyes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 TC08:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Jailed anti-abortion activist John Reyes (RAY-iss) is free today, after serving half his six- month sentence for trespassing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Reyes walked out of the Lynchburg city jail around 5 this morning.. he was met by a small group of supporters including Reverend Flip Benham and Reverend Richard Knodel (kuh-NO-del).
The former Liberty University student had been convicted for his role in staging an anti- abortion rally at E. C. Glass High School in 1997.
Operation Rescue Director Flip Benham ALSO served a six- month jail term.
Benham and Reyes will hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss their cases.
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[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Boty School Redsitricting]


A lot of parents are not happy with the Botetourt County school board's redistricting plans for students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Last night, parents and their children had a chance to look at the maps.
Overcrowding at Cloverdale Elementary school was one reason for the change -- but parents like Linda McFarland say what the board is proposing doesn't make sense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we don't understand]

((LINDA MCFARLAND/PARENT: WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU'RE TAKING A CHILD AWAY WHO IS A MILE AWAY FROM THEIR SCHOOL AND WANTING TO SHIP THEM TO ANOTHER SCHOOL IN ANOTHER DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda McFarland/Parent]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in another district]
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[VO-NAT]


School board members say their hands are tied.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=so they're not]

((MIKE BEAHM/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: MOST OF THEM HAVE LIVED HERE THEIR ENTIRE LIVES AND THEY'RE THE ONES BEING IMPOSED UPON AT THIS POINT OPPOSED TO OTHERS THAT LIVE IN SUBDIVISIONS AND ARE RELATIVELY NEW TO THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Beahm/Botetourt Co. School Board;]
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[OUT Q=to the county]
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[VO-NAT]


The board says the quality of the children's education is what they're keeping in mind.
A recommendation on the plans is expected to go to the school board later this week.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-49 TC21:27]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Roanoke home burned just after midnight last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters responded to the call on Patterson Avenue to find flames shooting out of a window.
Everyone got out safely.
Fire investigators are not sure how the blaze started.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Trailer-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-48 TC24:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


About an hour earlier, a mobile home in Botetourt County went up in flames.
No one was injured in the fire at the Hollins Mobile Home Park.
Firefighters had the flames out in minutes.
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[drug-graves]


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


Authorities have unearthed two bodies at a Mexican ranch as they continue searching for up to 100 U-S and Mexican citizens who may have been victims of a powerful drug cartel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Juarez, Mexico;]

[3:08:43]
F-B-I forensic experts have been working side-by-side with Mexican soldiers and police at two ranches across the border from El Paso.
They've uncovered bones, clothing and shoes at one of the ranches.
Authorities expect as many as a dozen Americans may be among the dead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( PRESIDENT CLINTON; IT'S A HORRIBLE EXAMPLE, APPARENTLY, OF EXCESSES OF THE DRUG DEALING CARTELS IN MEXICO, AND I THINK IT REINFORCES THE IMPERATIVE OF OUR NOT ONLY TRYING TO PROTECT OUR BORDER BUT TO WORK WITH THE MEXICAN AUTHORITIES TO COMBAT THIS.))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=AUTHORITIES TO COMBAT THIS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The remains recovered are being taken to El Paso for identification.
At this time officials do not believe that the victims include agents of the U-S Drug Enforcement Administration or F-B-I.
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[wto-protest]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


National guard troops are expected on the streets of Seattle.... to keep the peace.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


After a day of sometimes very violent protests aimed at the World Trade Organization the governor is taking no chances.
President Clinton is also due to arrive to address the W-T-O meeting.
An estimated 35-thousand protesters paraded through the city-- calling for protection of U-S jobs, better working conditions overseas and much more.
The WTO, they say, bends too easily to corporate greed at the expense of human rights.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( TOM BUCHANAN/BOEING EMPLOYEE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME...LOWERING STANDARDS TO THE BASEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Buchanan/Boeing Employee;]
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[OUT Q=standards to the basement.]
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[VO-NAT]


The mayor imposed a curfew last night.
Still, angry protesters stormed a this starbucks coffee shop, breaking windows and setting a fire outside.
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[ANCHOR=]


There were also violent protests in London against the W-T-O.
Forty people were arrested this morning--
And a busy London train station closed after hundreds of demonstrators attacked police officers with bottles, cans and sticks, and set fire to a police van.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Florida State's head coach comments on a Sugar Bowl matchup with Virginia Tech.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=this morning]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Private investigator]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Boyd Vanhorn/Private Investigator; :18]
[SUPER=04-Vanhorn & Vanhorn Inc.; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=I have an inquiring mind]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[BRICK-ATTACK]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


New York police have arrested a homeless man in an attack on a woman who was struck in the head with a brick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:31:40]
The arrest of 34-year-old Paris Drake comes two weeks after Nicole Barrett was smashed in the skull with a six-pound paving brick as she walked through midtown Manhattan.
The 27-year-old underwent brain surgery after the attack.
She is in stable condition.
Drake reportedly threw the brick because he was upset over how little money he had received while panhandling.
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[5-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-12 1:52:44]
[GRAPHIC=Mental Health]


It is North America's oldest mental hospital.
And it's time for a change-- a change that could mean the eventual closure of several Virginia mental hospitals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


The Governor's Mental Health Commission has recommended selling off much of Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg -- and using that as a model for "restructuring" other state hospitals.
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[SOT 13:32:08]
[IN Q=I think]

((HENRY ALTICE/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION: I THINK THE POLITICAL PROCESS FOR YEARS HAS CAUSED THIS NOT TO HAPPEN. AND I SEE A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH TODAY AS WE START LOOKING AT MORE CREATIVE WAYS.))
[sot 13:06:28]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: YOU KNOW VIRGINIA STILL HAS TOO MANY HOSPITALS. WE HAVE NINE HOSPITALS... CLOSING... SOME IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Altice/Governor's Commission; :00]
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill; :09]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=of the state.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The profits from the sale of hospitals would be put into a trust fund to pay for community-based care.
The Governor's plan needs General Assembly approval.
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[E-OSHA-Proposal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC01:38]
[GRAPHIC=Workplace Injuries]


A new ergonomics proposal means more protection for employees, but less control for industry.
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[VO-NAT]


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposal covers any job that includes repetitive motion, from nurses and secretaries to anyone who uses a computer.
A Roanoke Occupational Medicine Physician says that puts pressure on the company to prove the employee ISN'T suffering from a work-related injury.
And takes away incentive for employees to return to work.
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[SOT tc 01:53:02]
[IN Q=You can have]

((DR. HETZAL HARTLEY/MEDICAL DIRECTOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH: YOU CAN HAVE AN EMPLOYEE THAT SAYS THEY'RE STILL SUFFERING FROM PAIN BUT YOU CAN'T PROVE IT, THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY CAN RETURN TO WORK YET AND SO YOU'RE PAYING SOMEONE TO BE OFF WORK YET YOU CAN'T REALLY DOCUMENT THAT THEY NEED TO BE OFF WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Hertzel Hartley/Occupational Therapist; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=off work.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia businesses may implement the OSHA proposal within a few months.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, three decisions can add years to your life.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((If you'd like to add 6 to 9 years to your life, 6 to 9 quality years, take a look at your health habits.
VT=VO

Researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed more than four hundred thousand people over a twenty year period and found that those people who did at least three things had the best chance of adding those years. And that's no matter what your family history brings you. Those three things are number one, not smoking. Two controlling blood pressure and keeping 120/80. And number 3 keeping cholesterol levels under 200 hundred. What makes this study so important is that these factors are within reach of almost everyone. You can make the choice not to smoke and both high blood pressure and high cholesterol are controllable with diet and medication.
VT=VO

Now when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, some people are dropping the ball. A study from the medical college in Virginia shows more than one in three people with high blood pressure, don't know if they have it. And out of those who do no, about one in four stop their medication because they either believe they don't need the drugs any longer or they are having uncomfortable side effects from the drugs. It's important to know there are more than one hundred different medications available, so finding one without side effects should be a problem. And for those who haven't had a blood pressure check in at least a year, its time to get one done to see where things stand. ON CAM And that's a look at the day's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Despite violence, trade officials in Seattle say they'll push ahead with talks aimed at breaking down barriers to global commerce.
The World Trade Organization had to scrap opening ceremonies yesterday because of the protests. President Clinton will address the W-T-0 today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A former Liberty University student is free this morning, after serving half of a six month sentence for trespassing.
John Reyes was arrested at a 19-97 anti-abortion rally at E-C Glass high school.
A small group of supporters met up as he left the city jail this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a settlement may be in the works between Christy Brzonkala and Virginia Tech.
Brzonkala sued the University in 19-96, for creating what she called a hostile environment after she accused two Hokie football players of rape.
Tech says the meeting was initiated by Brzonkala's attorney.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday December first.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Reyes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 TC08:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After serving half his six- month sentence for trespassing, anti-abortion activist John Reyes (RAY-iss) is out of jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Reyes walked out of the Lynchburg city jail around 5 this morning.. he was met by a small group of supporters including Reverend Flip Benham and Reverend Richard Knodel (kuh-NO-del).
The former Liberty University student had been convicted for his role in staging an anti- abortion rally at E. C. Glass High School in 1997.
Operation Rescue Director Flip Benham also served a six- month jail term.
Benham and Reyes will hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss their cases.
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[2-Brzonkala]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala]


There's been a meeting to discuss a possible settlement of Christy Brzonkala's sexual discrimination lawsuit against Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Brzonkala says she was raped in her dorm by two Hokie football players.
She filed the lawsuit in 19-95, claiming Tech created a hostile environment when she accused the players.
A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in 19-96, but an appeals court recently told him to review the case.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


A federal magistrate issued a gag order yesterday barring those who attended the meeting from discussing the talks.

A Tech spokesman says the meeting was sought by Brzonkala's attorney. [E-Boty-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:15:11]
[GRAPHIC=Boty Co School Redistricting]


Some families live only one mile from their children's school - but starting next year their kids will have to go to school seven miles away.
It's just one scenario in Botetourt County as the school board begins redistricting students.
Last night parents and their children had a chance to see the maps.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :03]
[SUPER=01-Linda McFarland/Parent; :19]
[SUPER=01-Katie McFarland/Student; :37]
[SUPER=01-Jim McDowell/Parent; :51]
[SUPER=01-Mike Beahm/Botetourt Co. School Board; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=kwe news 7]

(([NAT SOUND 44:47]
[RUNS= 5]

Parents are not happy with the Botetourt County school board's redistricting plans for students. Overcrowding at Cloverdale Elementary school was one reason for the change -- but parents like Linda McFarland say what the board is proposing doesn't make sense.
[SOT 47:32]
[INQ=]

((LINDA MCFARLAND/PARENT: WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU'RE TAKING A CHILD AWAY WHO IS A MILE AWAY FROM THEIR SCHOOL AND WANTING TO SHIP THEM TO ANOTHER SCHOOL IN ANOTHER DISTRICT.))
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For Linda's daughter Katie, going to Greenfield next year would mean a seven mile ride. But Katie says she doesn't want to leave her friends and will miss Cloverdale.
[SOT 50:24]
[INQ=]

((KATIE MCFARLAND/STUDENT: I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE TEACHERS BECAUSE I HAVE ALL THE TEACHERS MY BROTHER HAD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]

As parents and their children looked at the lines on the map outlining the new districts some were keeping an open mind about the plan.
[SOT 41:51]
[INQ=]

((JIM MCDOWELL/PARENT: I'M NOT TO KEEN ON THE IDEA I DON'T KNOW ALL THE REASONS WHY BUT I'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

School board members say their hands are tied.
[SOT 59:20]
[INQ=]
((MIKE BEAHM/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'RE ABSOLUTELY NOT GONG TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. [SOT 58:59]

MOST OF THEM HAVE LIVED HERE THEIR ENTIRE LIVES AND THEY'RE THE ONES BEING IMPOSED UPON AT THIS POINT OPPOSED TO OTHERS THAT LIVE IN SUBDIVISIONS AND ARE RELATIVELY NEW TO THE COUNTY.))
[OUTQ=]
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The board says the quality of the children's education is what they're keeping in mind. A recommendation on the plans is expected to go to the school board later this week. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))

[Nelson-Sheriff]


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


Nelson County has lost its sheriff.
Ronald R. Wood suffered from a stroke Thanksgiving, he was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he died yesterday evening.
Wood served as sheriff for the last 8 years and was recently elected to another term, he was with the department for 26 years.
Funeral arraignments have not been made yet.
Wood was 62 years old.

[E-Missing-Student]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-54 26:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Florida police are looking for a Virginia Tech student who dissapeared while on a cruise stop in Key West.
20 year old Rebecca Myers of Manassas got off the ship-- and apparently never got back on.
Ted Scouten has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=what began]
[SUPER=03-Key West, FL;:00]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Myers/Rebecca's Mother;:12]
[SUPER=01-Al Citelli/Key West Police Department;:44]
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[OUT Q=left key west.]



[2-wto-protest]


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


Seattle is a city under siege this morning.
Washington state's governor has declared a state of emergency and city's mayor has imposed
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]

a curfew in response to violent attacks aimed at the World Trade Organization.
President Clinton arrives in the city today amid the tight security.
Yesterday an estimated 35-thousand protesters paraded through the city-- calling for protection of us jobs, better working conditions overseas and much more.
The W-T-O, they say, bends too easily to corporate greed at the expense of human rights.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( TOM BUCHANAN/BOEING EMPLOYEE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME...LOWERING STANDARDS TO THE BASEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Buchanan/Boeing Employee;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=standards to the basement.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the city curfew, angry protesters stormed a this Starbucks coffee shop last night, breaking windows and setting a fire outside.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


There were also violent protests in London against the W-T-O.
Forty people were arrested this morning and a busy London train station closed after hundreds of demonstrators attacked police officers with bottles, cans and sticks, and set fire to a police van.

[E-Trade-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:33:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Union workers in Martinsville staged their own peaceful W-T-O protest yesterday.
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[SOT]
[InQ=So we tell them]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]
[OUTQ=we are the Union. -- DOUBLE OUT!!!]
[runs=:03]
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[vo-nat]
They rallied against China's potential entry into the World Trade Organization...
Saying it would give U-S companies one more country where they could send American jobs.
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[SOT 7:08:09]
[IN Q=I'VE GOT 22]

((LUCY HAIRSTON/UNITE! UNION: I'VE GOT 22 YEARS INVESTED. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WITH 40-50 YEARS INVESTED IN THIS COMPANY. WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD FOR NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER BECAUSE CHINA WORKS FOR LESS.))
[SUPER=01-Lucy Hairston/UNITE! Union]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=china works for less]
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[VO-NAT]


The UNITE union rallied in front of Tultex.
It's one apparel company that has sent hundreds of jobs to other countries where the labor is cheaper.
The union blames free-trade deals ... like NAFTA ... a deal that removed trade barriers between the U-S, Canada and Mexico.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On a daily basis]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Boyd Vanhorn/Private Investigator; :12]
[SUPER=04-Vanhorn & Vanhorn Inc.; :23]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=replace people skills]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: private investigators))

[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


We have some breaking news to tell you about.
Rescue crews are trying to free the driver of an overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 81.
The rig overturned in the northbound lanes just before six.
The accident is near mile marker 162 in Botetourt County-- that's the first Buchanan exit.
Traffic will be detoured off the interstate at exit 156 and back onto the highway at exit 162.

[SOL-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mron]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-46 22:57]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


The Standards of Accreditation for Virginia schools are about to get a facelift.
But first, the Board of Education is taking its proposal to the community in five hearings throughout the state tonight.
And as Marya Jones reports, it wasn't the proposed revisions to the Standards of Accreditation that took center stage in Danville last night... it was criticism for the SOLs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Board of Education]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[SUPER=01-Nora Wilkins/Retired Teacher; :17]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Craft/Blairs Middle School 7th Grader; :29]
[SUPER=01-Becky Crane/Blairs Middle School 7th Grader;:37]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Halifax Co. Superintendent;1:04]
[SUPER=@marya1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7 Danville.]


((The Board of Education came to Trent Bonner Middle School seeking feedback on a set of changes that would heighten rewards and penalties for schools based on student S-O-L scores.
But what it got was about 300 educators, parents and students ... all sounding off against a test they say that too much is riding on.
[SOT 1:11:19 - :25]

((NORA WILKINS/RETIRED TEACHER: FROM THE BEGINNING, THE SOLS HAVE BEEN CHILD ABUSE, THE WAY I SEE IT. (LAUGHTER).)) [RUNS:06]
Teachers say they can't teach the materials fast enough.
Students say it's too much material too quickly.
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((AMANDA CRAFT: THE TEACHERS FEEL PRESSURED TRYING TO HURRY UP AN MAKE US LEARN IT AND I DON'T LIKE IT. )) [RUNS :07]
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((BECKY CRANE/BLAIRS MIDDLE SCHOOL 7TH GRADER: IT'S JUST TOO MUCH WORK, TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS.)) [RUNS:04]
The Board of Education says it wants to relieve some of that pressure by targeting schools with low scores for extra help.
It's also recommending a program that sets benchmarks by rewarding schools and students that perform well on the S-O-Ls.
But none of the Board's proposals back down from the S-O-L as a measure of students' and schools' success.
That's something that even some school superintendents say they want to see changed.
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((DENNIS WITT/HALIFAX CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE NEED TO HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY, BUT LET'S MAKE SURE WE'VE GIVEN EVERYONE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED BEFORE WE PLACE AN IRREVOCABLE, DAMAGING LABEL ON STUDENTS, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. ))

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After more than fifty years at its current location, the State Fair of Virginia plans to pick up and move to a new home.
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Atlantic Rural Exposition announced yesterday it plans to purchase a 300-acre site near Interstates 295 and 64 in Henrico County.
The new site has a 9- acre lake and will offer a more park- like setting for the annual event.
Ground should be broken next spring, and the 2001 State Fair will be held at the new location.
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In sports, Mike Stevens has college hoops highlights and a preview of this week's Sports Illustrated with Virginia Tech on the cover.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Rescue crews are trying to free the driver of an overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 81.
The rig overturned in the northbound lanes just before six.
The accident is near mile marker 162 in Botetourt County-- that's the first Buchanan exit.
Northbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at exit 156 and back onto the highway at exit 162.
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Jailed activist John Reyes (RAY-iss) is free today, after serving half his six- month sentence for trespassing.
Reyes walked out of the Lynchburg city jail around 5 this morning.
The former Liberty University student had been convicted for his role in staging an anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School in 1997.
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Fires destroyed two homes last night.
The first hit a Botetourt County mobile home around eleven o-clock.
Just after midnight, fire broke out at a home on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke.
No one was hurt in either blaze.
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