[81-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=81-accident]



State Police say a multi vehicle accident has both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 blocked this morning north of the Troutville scales.
It happened around five south of Exit 150 in Botetourt County.
1 vehicle is overturned in the road and several injuries are reported.
Police say traffic will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time. Meantime southbound traffic should avoid this area. No other information is available at this time.

[11Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-49 36:31]
[GRAPHIC=Fulcher New Trial?]


In an emotional letter to a judge, drug agent Don Lincoln said that his testimony in court may have been wrong. The letter means the Fulcher family -- who sold drugs and laundered money in Bland Prison -- may get new trials. Tina Tenret has more on the hearing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Don Lincoln's letter]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Whaley/Defense Attorney; :27]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :33]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((Don Lincoln's letter makes Mike Fulcher seem like less of a liar. Fulcher said he ran a drug ring in Bland Prison only to bust guards and inmates for the D-E-A. Agent Don Lincoln always said that wasn't true. Now in a six-page letter Lincoln says maybe he misled Fulcher. He writes -- [take pre-pro] If I said anything in haste which led him to believe he was covered it may be the proximate cause of all this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:25:07]
[IN Q=If this evidence]

((IF THIS EVIDENCE HAD BEEN ADMISSIBLE AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE JURY I THINK THE JURY WOULD HAVE FOUND THE DEFENDANTS NOT GUILTY.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=NOT GUILTY]

But prosecutors say Lincoln is either too chummy with Fulcher, who's tattled to the D-E-A before, or Fulcher's got the agent cornered with some personal dirt. The judge said he will probably give Fulcher, his wife and mother new trials but he hasn't decided yet. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))




[club-shooting]


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


Rap artist Sean "Puffy" Combs is free on bail this morning after being arraigned on charges of weapons possession

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Combs and pop star Jennifer Lopez were picked up Sunday night when police allegedly found a stolen gun in combs' car.
The entertainers had just left a Manhattan night club where three people were shot and wounded.
Lopez was arrested, but charges were later dropped.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( SEAN COMBS:"I do not own a gun, I do not carry a gun, the charges and allegations against me are 100% false. And I feel confident in the next couple of days I will be vindicated and everything will be all right. Thank you very much."))
[SUPER=01-Sean "Puffy" Combs/Rap Artist;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=very much]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:17;03]
A 19 year old rapper known as "Shine" has been charged with the shooting.
In April, Combs was arrested for allegedly beating A record executive.
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[tn-accident]


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


Five people are dead and another four in the hospital following an auto accident in Tennessee.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, TN/Yesterday;]

[3:05:40]
It happened yesterday afternoon. Police say a tractor trailer moved into another lane to avoid a slow car... causing a massive chain reaction.
A woman and four young children all traveling in one car died.
The truck driver and his 9-year old daughter are both hospitalized in critical condition.
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[11Henry-Loans]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-52 24:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County officials are hoping for a bigger turnout today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Yesterday was the first day laid-off textile workers could apply for interest-free loans ... and register for free legal advice.
The county expected a thousand people to show up.
Only 53 did.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:37:03]
[IN Q=I'm shocked]

((TIM HALL/HENRY COUNTY SPOKESMAN: I'M SHOCKED THE TURNOUT HAS NOT BEEN AS HIGH AS WE EXPECTED. I HOPE IT'S AN INDICATION THAT PEOPLE DON'T NEED FINANCIAL HELP. I HOPE IT'S NOT AN INDICATION PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO TAKE PART IN THIS PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesman]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=IN THIS PROGRAM]
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[VO-NAT]

[video of man getting in car and driving away]
Of the 53 who turned out ... about 20 were turned away.
To qualify ... workers have to live in Henry County.
They have to have been laid off from either Tultex ... Pluma ... Ashmore or Visy after September of this year.
Henry County will hold another sign-up session this morning at eight-30.
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[11Y2k-Cults]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-50 53:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No one knows what will happen once the New Year arrives.
But a professor at U-V-A whose religious web site has logged more than a million hits isn't predicting any millennial outbursts.... at least from any cult-like groups.
Professor Jeffrey Hadden says hype over religious movements committing mass suicides is overblown.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hadden created his Web site from his and his students' research-- research that details more than two hundred religious movements, ranging from Mormons, to U-F-O cults, to Zen Buddhists. [++++++++++] [TAKE WEB ADDRESS FULL SCREEN]
The Web site can be found at w-w-w dot religious movements dot org. [++++++++++]

[11Millennium-Stamp]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-42 1:58:44]
[GRAPHIC=US Postal Service]


The Postal Service is ringing in the New Year with a special stamp.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 33 cent self-sticking stamp is a picture of a baby blowing a horn and wearing a top hat. A bar across the bottom reads 2000.
Postmaster General William Henderson says the stamp will serve as ''a historical record of a unique period of time in the country.''
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[281-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=81-accident]


State police say traffic is moving again on Interstate 81. Earlier this morning, a multi vehicle accident blocked both southbound lanes north of the Troutville scales.
The accident happened around five south of Exit 150 in Botetourt County. Several injuries were reported.
We will pass along more information as soon as it becomes available.

[11Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another P-C-B warning from the state health department. This one for a section of the Dan River in Halifax County.

Recent testing showed eight species of fish had been contaminated with the cancer- causing chemical.
Residents are advised to limit their consumption of flathead and channel catfish caught between Staunton River State Park to where the Dan River crosses into North Carolina.
Similar warnings have been in effect for the Staunton River near Altavista for two years.


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Doctors say it may be harder to develop a H-I-V vaccine for women. Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]



((Information: ONCAM-MIKA
FUTURE TREATMENT OF THE HIV INFECTION COULD DIFFER BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN.
VT-VO
IN A NEW STUDY...AIDS RESEARCHERS FOUND MANY WOMEN INFECTED WITH MULTIPLE VARIANTS OF HIV.. WHILE ALL OF THE MEN TESTED WERE INITIALLY INFECTED WITH ONLY ONE VARIANT OF THE VIRUS. DOCTORS SAY THAT DIFFERENCE SUGGESTS IT COULD BE HARDER TO DEVELOP A VACCINE THAT WOULD WORK WELL ON WOMEN.
VT-VO
THERE'S NEW HOPE FOR YOUNG MALE CANCER PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO TREATMENTS THAT DAMAGE THEIR REPRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HAVE SUCCESSFULLY TRANSPLANTED CELLS THAT EVENTUALLY DEVELOP INTO SPERM.
SO FAR, THE EXPERIMENTS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED ON MICE ONLY, BUT RESEARCHERS ARE OPTIMISTIC IT COULD SOME DAY HELP HUMAN CANCER PATIENTS.
ONCAM-MIKA
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)


[Millennium-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=New Years]


Hundreds of millions of people around the world are getting ready to celebrate the new year. Thousands of visitors are expected to pack into Jerusalem at the heart of the Holy Land to be close to where it all began two thousand years ago. But some may be disappointed because parties there look set to be decidedly downbeat. Keith Graves has more.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:10:14]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Graves/Reporting; :35]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=Jerusalem]



[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]


Despite the presence of Indian negotiators...there appears to be no end in sight for 160 hostages aboard an Indian air plane in southern Afghanistan.
Terrorists have held the plane since Friday...threatening to kill passengers if several militants are not released from Indian prisons.
At least one hostage has already been killed and conditions on the plane are said to be horrible.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The death of a 13-month-old California girl has prompted Burger King to recall millions of plastic balls that hold popular Pokemon toys given away in kids' meals.
The infant suffocated when half of a ball covered her mouth and nose.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Rapper Sean ``Puffy'' Combs is free on ten-thousand dollars bail following his arrest on a weapons charge in New York City.
Charges against his companion, actress-singer Jennifer Lopez, have been dropped.
Police say they found a stolen gun in the couple's vehicle following a shooting at a nightclub.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday December 28th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[281-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=81-accident]


State police say traffic is moving again on Interstate 81. Earlier this morning, a multi vehicle accident blocked both southbound lanes north of the Troutville scales.
The accident happened around five south of Exit 150 in Botetourt County. Several injuries were reported.
We will pass along more information as soon as it becomes available.

[HIJACKING]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=melanie]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hijacking]


Indian negotiators see no quick end in sight for the skyjacking in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifth day.
The hijackers want the release of a Pakistani religious leader plus other prisoners held by India.
Tom Rivers has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:06:21]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan; :00]
[SUPER=03-Delhi, India; :18]
[SUPER=01-Tom Rivers/Reporting; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News, London]

((
Locator; Kandahar, Afghanistan
As the hijackers threatened to begin killing the 155 passengers and crew and conditions worsened inside the hijacked Indian Air Jetliner parked on the tarmac in Afghanistan, the Indian Government reneged on its refusal to negotiate, sending a delegation to end the standoff.
Locator: Delhi, India

Nat sot of storming of Aviation Ministry


India's move came in response to the pressure of the hostage relatives who stormed the Civil Aviation Ministry, protesting the government's inaction throughout the four day standoff.

SOT:

The government is playing politics, the opposition is playing politics. It is a matter of playing politics when people's lives are in order.
Fueling the desperation of the hostage families, the funeral Sunday of one of the pasengers killed by the hijackers on the first day. The man was returning from his honeymoon, his widow is still aboard the plane.
The hijackers are armed Islamic extremists who are battling India's rule of in Kashmir, a disputed territory in the Himalayas. They are demanding freedom for their leader, held in an Indian jail.
Delivering food and water to the passengers, Afghanistan's Taliban militia reported that conditions inside the rancid smelling aircraft are becoming increasingly tense. Taliban commando troops who stand posted around the plane are said to be prepared to storm the plane if the hijackers carry out their threat to begin killing more passengers.
Tom Rivers, CBS News, New York
Restrictions:

APTN RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS))[11VA-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:43:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A national commission on terrorism headed by Governor Gilmore warns that the U-S may be too focused on nerve gas and biological weapons... and NOT focused enough on conventional terrorist devices like bombs.
But as the New Year approaches, officials in Virginia say there's NO specific threat of terrorism this week.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:40:59]
[IN Q=There is]

((GARY ARONHOLT/VIRGINIA PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: THERE IS NO INTELLIGENCE OF WHICH I'VE BEEN APPRISED OF WHICH INDICATES VIRGINIA IS A TARGET. SO THE ANSWER IS NO. HAS IT ELEVATED MY CONCERN? I DON'T THINK MY CONCERN COULD HAVE BEEN ELEVATED ANY MORE THAN IT ALREADY WAS.))
[SOT 11:16:11]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AS YOU KNOW, I CHAIR A NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORISM, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND DOMESTIC RESPONSE. AND I THINK WE'RE READY IN VIRGINIA FOR Y2K. WE THINK THE COMPUTER SITUATION IS ALRIGHT. OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE ARE PREPARED. AND WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE'S A SPECIFIC THREAT AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Aronholt; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :19 ]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=of Virginia.]



[11L'burg-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:53:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Y-2-K chaos is "not" expected to be a problem in Lynchburg come the New Year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders announced they are well prepared for whatever the so- called millennium bug might bring this weekend.

American Electric Power says it's more likely that ice, snow or squirrels will cause a power outage.. but they're ready for anything.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:53:20]
[IN Q=We are compliant]

((LARRY JACKSON/AEP SPOKESMAN: WE ARE COMPLIANT BUT, OF COURSE, IT'S THE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT, THINGS THAT ARE HIDDEN THAT MAY BE OVERLOOKED. WE'VE TESTED ALL OF OUR POWER PLANTS, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL OF THEM RUNNING ON A YEAR 2000 CLOCK ALREADY FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS JUST TO MAKE SURE.. TO MAKE A 100 PERCENT GUARANTEE, DON'T THINK WE COULD DO THAT, BUT WE THINK WE'RE READY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Jackson/AEP Spokesman]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=think we're ready.]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents are also reminded not to flood 9-1-1 lines with non- emergency calls on New Year's Eve.
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[11Homestead]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-51 18:39]
[GRAPHIC=New Year's]


Y2K worries may be keeping some people away from New Year's Eve celebrations, but not at the Homestead.
The Bath County resort was close to capacity at Christmas and it's sold out for New Year's Eve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs]


Guests are still enjoying the Christmas decorations, and at least three separate celebrations will ring in the New Year.
The resort has become Home for the Holidays for a surprising number of families who return year after year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:01:21]
[IN Q=Many grandparents]

((ALBERT SCHNARWYLER/EXECUTIVE CHEF: MANY GRANDPARENTS SAY WE CAME HERE AS LITTLE BOYS OR GIRLS AND NOW THEIR PARENTS ARE TELLING US THE SAME THING. AND I'M SURE THEIR CHILDREN WILL DO THE SAME THING. IT'S A FABULOUS TRADITION. AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT, THE TRADITION.))
[SUPER=01-Albert Schnarwyler/Executive Chef;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=what makes it different, the tradition.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


After checking computers and essential systems, Homestead officials believe they're ready for Y2K... but they'll have emergency generators and contingency plans ready just in case.
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[PUFFY-ARREST]


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


Rap artist and record producer Sean ``Puffy'' Combs is free on bail this morning but faces a weapons possession charge following a shooting at a trendy nightclub in New York City.
Charges against his companion, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, were dropped.
Bobbi Harley reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:00:48]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Ruggiero/Lopez Attorney; :22]
[SUPER=01-Howard Safir/N. Y. Police Commissioner; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Sean "Puffy" Combs/Rapper-Producer; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:55]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS NY.]

((

JENNIFER LOPEZ HAD NO INTEREST IN THE MEDIA AS SHE ALMOST DOVE INTO A WAITING LIMOUSINE OUTSIDE THE POLICE STATION IN MANHATTAN. PROSECUTORS DROPPED THE CASE AGAINST HER AFTER REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE -- HER LAWYER SAYS WITH GOOD REASON.

SOT - LAWRENCE RUGGIERO/LOPEZ ATTORNEY


MEANWHILE, NO ONE WAS TALKING AT CLUB NEW YORK

SOT Security Guard No Comment



AFTER A LATE NIGHT SHOOTING LEFT THREE PEOPLE INJURED AND TWO SUPER STARS UNDER ARREST.
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SEAN PUFFY COMBS FACED HOURS OF QUESTIONING.
POLICE PICKED LOPEZ AND COMBS UP AFTER PULLING OVER THIS SILVER LINCOLN NAVIGATOR TEN MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING AT THE CLUB IN TIMES SQUARE.
THE CAR HAD RUN THROUGH AT LEAST ONE RED LIGHT AND AUTHORITIES SAY THEY SAW A 9-MILLIMETER GUN REPORTED STOLEN INSIDE.

SOT, HOWARD SAFIR, NY POLICE COMMISSIONER, There was a pistol on the

right front..none of the occupants claimed ownership so all were charged with possession of weapon and stolen property.

SOT, SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS/PRODUCER



A DARK CAR WHISKED THE TWO AWAY, UNDER COVER, NOT HOW THEY ARE USUALLY SEEN.
NAT SOUND LOPEZ VIDEO

JENNIFER LOPEZ STAR HAS RISEN IN MUSIC AND MOVIES... PUFF DADDY AS A RECORD PRODUCER-SLASH-RAPPER.
HE'S BEEN ARRESTED BEFORE FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING A RECORD EXECUTIVE.
STANDUP Bobbi Harley/CBS News, New York))

[281-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=81-accident]


State police say traffic is moving again on Interstate 81. Earlier this morning, a multi vehicle accident blocked both southbound lanes north of the Troutville scales.
The accident happened around five south of Exit 150 in Botetourt County. Several injuries were reported.
We will pass along more information as soon as it becomes available.

[Pokemon-recall]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Product recall]


Burger King is recalling millions of plastic balls that hold Pokemon toys given away in kids' meals.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 3:13:52]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

A spokesman for Burger King says more than 25 million of the "Poke" balls are part of the recall because they may pose a suffocation hazard for children under three years of age. The recall comes after a 13-month-old Sonora California girl reportedly suffocated when one covered her mouth and nose.
(------------)
[Anchor=melanie]
[ss=none]

The company said in a statement that consumers should immediately take the balls away from children under the age of three, discard them or return both halves of the ball to a Burger King restaurant for a free order of small French fries.

[11Lincoln-Terrace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:40:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Public Housing is never going to be the same.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Walls are coming down in Lincoln Terrace housing project -- 32 more houses will go by the end of the city's renovation. The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is using 41 million dollars for a project they call Lincoln 2-thousand. They plan to build new houses and renovate some of the old ones to create a neighborhood atmosphere.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:09]
[IN Q=This]

((ANGELA PENN/ HOUSING AUTHORITY: THIS PROGRAM -- IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BRICKS AND MORTAR, BUT IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING A NEW WAY OF LIVING -- IMPROVING THEIR LIVES, BECOMING SELF-SUFFICIENT.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Penn/Housing Authority]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=sufficient]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The new housing plan will have various kinds of buildings to serve people with different needs and will be a stepping stone to eventual ownership. The Housing Authority is trying to change the function of public housing and help people get on their feet.
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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:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Yesterday was the first day laid-off textile workers in Henry County could apply for interest-free loans ... and register for free legal advice.
To qualify ... workers have to live in Henry County.
They have to have been laid off from either Tultex ... Pluma ... Ashmore or Visy after September of this year.
Henry County will hold another sign-up session this morning at eight-30.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


City leaders in Lynchburg announced they are well prepared for whatever the so- called millennium bug might bring this weekend.
Residents are reminded not to flood 9-1-1 lines with non- emergency calls on New Year's Eve.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is using 41 million dollars for a project they call Lincoln 2-thousand.
They plan to build new houses and renovate some of the old ones to create a neighborhood atmosphere in Lincoln Terrace housing project . The new housing plan will have various kinds of buildings to serve people with different needs and will be a stepping stone to eventual ownership.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(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]