[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=HiHo Silver]

((HIHO SILVER. AWAY!))
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[OUT Q=AWAY!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


A t-v hero passes away.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Virginia officials say the commonwealth is ready for Y-2-K.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You might have heard the windows rattle last night, with winds gusting up to near 30 and 40 miles an hour.
Still rather breezy out there now.... with temperatures again in the 20s and 30s...but warmer by afternoon with highs in the 40s. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]



[E-State-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:58:00]
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Virginia is "100 percent ready" for Y2K.
And state disaster officials want us to "act reasonably" on New Year's Eve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But that doesn't mean they're NOT planning for the worst.
It's the first time the state's planned to use ham radio operators to coordinate a statewide emergency response if telephones fail.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 10:34:04]
[IN Q=All 138]

((MICHAEL CLINE/VIRGINIA EMERGENCY SERVICES: ALL 138 OR SO OF THE COUNTIES AND CITIES WILL HAVE A RADIO OPERATOR AVAILABLE TO THEM, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AT LEAST RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM BETWEEN THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Cline/Virginia Emergency Services; ]
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[OUT Q=local government.]
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[VO-NAT]


They showed off the temporary Y2K command center for this weekend.
Then they warned citizens against overreaction.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 10:39:39 ]
[IN Q=We want]

((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K OFFICE: WE WANT TO DISCOURAGE THAT BECAUSE WE THINK THAT IN ITSELF IS A SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY. AND WE COULD IN FACT CREATE SITUATIONS IF WE HAVE AN OVERREACTION TO THE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Bette Dillehay/Virginia Y2K Office;]
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[OUT Q=the situation.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Virginia State Police say more law enforcement officers will be on duty this weekend than any other time in state history.

[Hotline]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
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There's a toll free Y2K Citizen Information Line available to Virginia residents.
That number is 1-888-200-0258.
You can find it and a link to the state's Century Date Change Initiative Project office in the Web Watch section of our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-COM.
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[cancelled-celebration]


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


The threat of year-end terrorism has two major U-S cities heading in opposite directions.
Seattle cancelled it's New Year's Eve party yesterday...just two weeks after an Algerian man was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle explosives into Washington state.
In New York city...a defiant mayor Rudy Guiliani... vowed not to give in to the threat of terrorism.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Schell/Seattle Mayor; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :31]
[SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/New York City Mayor; :40]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :49]
[SUPER=01-Terry Rutkoske/New York Resident; :55]
[SUPER=01-Kim Sortino/New York Resident; 1:14 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS NY.]

((SIX HOURS BEFORE THE NEW MILLENNIUM REACHES SEATTLE THE USUAL NEW YEARS CELEBRATION WILL BE CUT SHORT. FEARS OF TERRORISM AND Y2K TROUBLES LED THIS CITY'S LEADERS TO CANCEL HOLIDAY PLANS.
SOT MAYOR PAUL SCHELL/SEATTLE We listened to our police and the fire department, our experts, applied our own common

sense judgment in terms of the level of risk, and made a decision. THAT MEANS NO CROWDS OF REVELERS ONLY AN EMPTY SEATTLE CENTER WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES ON THE WEST COAST. STANDUP BOBBI HARLEY/NEW YORK Here in New York's Times Square you can see plenty of preparations underway for what will most likely be the biggest millennium party on earth, and authorities here say this show will go on.
SOT MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK CITY - We've done everything we can do to make it as safe as anything else in life

is safe, which means its not perfectly safe, that there are problems attached to it. AND THATS ENOUGH TO GET SOME PEOPLE JITTERY ABOUT BEING A PART OF TRADITION THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE FOR NEARLY A HUNDRED YEARS.
SOT TERRY RUTKOSKE Last year we were right here in Times Square this year we opt to stay home.

BUT FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WHO WILL VENTURE OUT NEW YORK LIKE MOST CITIES WITH ANY KIND OF PUBLIC NEW YEARS EVE FESTIVITIES HAS BEEFED UP SECURITY AND HAS ALREADY STARTED TO CLOSE DOWN SOME STREETS - FOR SOME ITS ALL A LOT OF HYPE.
SOT KIM SORTINO I just think people are making too much out of nothing.

COME THE DAY AFTER NEW YEARS EVE AUTHORITIES HOPE THEY'LL BE SAYING THE SAME THING. BH, CBS NEWS, NY))

[Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A man was killed and a woman injured in a head-on collision in Henry County yesterday afternoon.
Robert Toney Wimbish the third of Patrick Springs was driving west on route 57-A around four-30.
The 22-year-old veered into the east-bound lane and hit a truck head on.
The driver of the truck... 42 year old Anna Watts.... was taken to the hospital.
State police believe Wimbish fell asleep at the wheel. He was on his way home from work.

[Clayton-Moore]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The actor who played one of T-V's earliest heros has died at the age of 85.
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[VO-NAT]

[3;07:52]
Clayton Moore played the Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1957.
He died yesterday at his California home of a heart attack.
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA/June 5, 1987;]


The ``masked man'' received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CLAYTON MOORE, "THE LONE RANGER", "THIS STAR THAT I'M GOING TO RECEIVE TODAY BELONGS TO YOU FANS ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE BACKED ME ALL MY LIFE. THANK YOU. CHEERS."))
[SUPER=01-Clayton Moore/"The Lone Ranger";]
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[OUT Q=all my life, thank you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Moore starred in 169 T-V episodes and two movies, always accompanied by his faithful companion, Tonto.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Denise Allen has college and high school basketball highlights, including Virginia Tech's loss to West Virginia.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:25]
[OUT Q=upcoming bowls]



[Last-Millenium]


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


In England, some people are thinking NOT about Y-2-K but about Y-1-K.
Mark Phillips explains.
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[SOT]

[10:11:24 Tuesday]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kent, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jasper Osborne/Anglo Saxon Recreationist; :08]
[SUPER=01-Nigel Amos/Anglo Saxon Recreationist; :30]
[SUPER=01-Danny Danziger/"The Year 1000" Co-Author; :57]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=cbs news, London]

((As we contemplate the next millennium, spare a thought for those who saw in the last one. These people do. Jasper Osborne, Anglo Saxon Recreationist Blond guy (no ID) 'I'm wearing a linen under-tunic - I'll show it if you want. '

(Being Saxon some more/fighting)

Dressed in the style of the era, or clad in primitive armor, they gather in the woods in southern England and pretend they're living a thousand years ago. And if you think we have our millennium anxieties now...
(SOT/Nigel Amos, Anglo Saxon Recreationist)

At the last millennium 999 people were worried you know that the end of the world was coming and worried about what's happening next century// edit //they were being invaded by the vikings all the time // edit// and they must have thought, 'well this is pretty much it. The devil himself has broken loose and he's alive and kicking in the South of England. Yet, however hard life was back then, very few would have been aware the millennium was actually turning.
(Set up Danny Danziger)

Danny Danziger co-wrote the book on the last millennium.
(SOT Danny Danziger/"The Year 1000" Co-Author)

'Only the very elite were educated . very few people could read or write and very few people wanted to... and there weren't any books to read.///i don't think they were prostrating themselves and worrying about what was going to happen the next day'
(mock fighting)

The Vikings sweeping across Europe were just one of their problems. Back then there were different millennium bugs to worry about.
(SOT Danny Danziger)

'There would be parasites thoughout people's bodies and you would be talking to someone and you would see a tapeworm come through an orifice, or an eye or ear and people would quite often be in pain. (Mark) The Y1K bug? (DD) Probably.'
(fighting)

Much as they might try to re-create the atmosphere of a thousand years ago, there is one essential difference... when this battle's over, these modern Saxons can go home.
(Act: battle)

'OK Take five.' MP CBS News, London.))
[STOCKS]


[combs-shooting]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Sean ''Puffy'' Combs says he had nothing to do with a shooting at a New York club-- and is tired of news reports that indicate he did.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:11:33]
The rap artist and his attorney held a news conference yesterday to insist Combs did NOT own a gun-- or use one at the Club New York.
A shooting early Monday left three people slightly injured.
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[SOT]

[3:12]
[IN Q=I HAD NOTHING]

((I HADNOTHING TO DO WITH A SHOOTING IN THIS CLUB AND I FEEL TERRIBLE THAT PEOPLE WERE HURT THAT NIGHT. IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS DUE TO THE INVESTIGATION, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH."))
[SUPER=01-Sean "Puffy" Combs/Rapper-Producer;]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=Thank You very much.]
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[VO-NAT]


Combs attorney blamed the media for quoting sources who said Combs fired a gun at the club.
Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez who was with Combs at the time of the incident was released earlier in the day.
No charges were filed against her.
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[E-Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:17:14]
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The new year will bring a new city manager to Roanoke.
Yesterday, Darlene Burcham took the oath of office.
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Burcham was sworn in by circuit court judge Diane Strickland yesterday afternoon, as family members and city officials looked on.
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[IN Q=I think Roanoke has had]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK ROANOKE HAS HAD A WONDERFUL HISTORY. I THINK IT HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, AND I HOPE THAT I WILL BE ABLE WITH THE HELP OF THE COUNCIL AND THE HELP OF THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE THAT FUTURE EVEN BETTER AND BRIGHTER.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=better and brighter.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Burcham will officially take office at 12:01 A-M on New Year's Day, and she plans to be on the job with other city employees monitoring potential Y2K problems.

[E-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-46 53:44]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The year 2000 will also bring a change of leadership for the Roanoke County school system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Deanna Gordon is retiring after almost 40 years with the school system... and the last five and half as superintendent.
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[SOT 01:54:11]
[IN Q=Things do change very rapidly]

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THINGS DO CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY AND CERTAINLY NONE OF US CAN ANTICIPATE WHAT CHALLENGES THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND PUBLIC EDUCATION AS WHOLE WILL FACE, BUT I KNOW IT'S IN GOOD HANDS. IT'S GOT A WONDERFUL STAFF AND DR. WEBER IS GOING TO BE A GREAT NEW LEADER.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=great new leader.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Gordon began her career as a seventh grade teacher.
Retirement will allow her to return to the classroom on occasion, and she says she's looking forward to working with local organizations such as the United Way.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some types of calcium supplements may be more helpful than others.
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=:52]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((WEIGHT GAIN DOES NOT HAVE TO BE AN AUTOMATIC SIDE-EFFECT OF KICKING THE SMOKING HABIT.
---VO---
VT=VO

THERE'S NEW SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SUGGESTING THAT THE BODY USES MORE ENERGY DURING LIGHT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IF A PERSON IS ALSO SMOKING. TO AVOID GAINING WEIGHT WHEN NOT SMOKING...DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE.. RECOMMEND INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS TO COMPENSATE FOR CALORIES ONCE BURNED DURING SMOKING.
--VO---
VT=VO

NEW INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WHOM TAKE CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS. THE AMOUNT OF CALCIUM ABSORBED FROM CALCIUM CITRATE SUPPLEMENTS IS CONSISTENTLY HIGHER THAN THE AMOUNT ABSORBED FROM CALCIUM CARBONATE SUPPLEMENTS. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER SAY THE DIFFERENCE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WOMEN WHO TAKE CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS THAT ARE POORLY ABSORBED... ARE NOT AS WELL PROTECTED AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS.
(MIKA)
ONCAM=MIKA

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Clinton-Yearender]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Without a doubt, the failed attempt to impeach President Clinton was one of the biggest stories of 1999.
Lee Cowan looks back on a troubled year for the President and the things he tried to get done.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :22]
[SUPER=10-Sen. Jesse Helms/(R) North Carolina/October 14; :47]
[SUPER=04-March 19; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Capitol Hill]

(( Just six weeks into 1999 the nations long national nightmare ended. Impeachment proceedings were gaveled to a close. The President had been acquitted.
NAT/SOT END VOTE

COWAN ON CAM: But in the weeks and months that followed, the ordeal kept coming back like a bad penny no one wanted, yet some seemed willing to spend.
The White House was suspicious of the Hills every move, knowing full well the Presidents impeachment had become valuable political capital. NARR:
Take the Nuclear Test Ban vote for example the centerpiece of the Mr. Clintons foreign policy agenda. As the debate closed, Republican Jesse Helms infuriated Democrats when he mocked a phone call the President made to British Prime Minister Tony Blair DATE: OCTOBER 14, 1999
SOT/SEN. JESS HELMS, R-NC

And I know Tony said, oh, yes, Ill do that. Ill do that. And give Monica my regards. NARR:
Again the specter of impeachment haunted the Senate floor even 8 months after the historic trial had ended.
NAT/SOT PRESSER

NARR:
At his first Press conference of the year, the President vowed to move beyond the bitterness, and stop thinking about his political enemies. DATE: MARCH 19, 1999
CLINTON SOT

Anything I say or do, or any time I spend working on that, will detract from my ability to be an effective President. And I owe that to the American people, and so thats what Im going to focus on. NARR:
And there was good reason to believe him. The President still had a legacy to chase, and Republicans were anxious to rack up some accomplishments to use in the 2000 campaign.
NAT/SOT

NARR:
But the list of failures on both sides soon outweighed their successes. Fixing Social Security and Medicare was put on hold. A Patients Bill of Rights was talked about but never achieved. Gun Control legislation fizzled out, as did campaign finance reform, and the biggest tax cut in years was vetoed by the White House.
It was only under the pressure of the calendar that both sides even managed to agree on a budget.
NAT/SOT

NARR:
The mood has gotten so rancorous that some members of Congress have even held special retreats on how to be civil to one another.
But with the election season heating up, there are few here who think Washington is going to become more polite anytime soon.
Not a bad New Years resolution, some say, just not very realistic. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill.))

(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]


The threat of year-end terrorism has two major U-S cities reacting quite differently.
Seattle cancelled it's New Year's Eve party yesterday.
But In New York city...a defiant mayor Rudy Guiliani... vowed not to give in to the threat of terrorism.
With eight thousand police set to patrol times square on New Year's Eve..Guiliani says the Big apple has done everything humanly possible to prepare
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Police say the gun found in Puff Daddy's car was not used in a shooting at a New York City nightclub.
The rapper and music producer says he's innocent and calls the weapons charges against him ``100 percent false.''

Sean Combs and his lawyer held a press conference yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the man who was a T-V hero for children in 1950s as ``The Lone Ranger'' has died.
Actor Clayton Moore had a heart attack yesterday in the Los Angeles area.
Moore won a court battle in 1984 to continue wearing the Lone Ranger's mask at personal appearances.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday December 29.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-State-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:58:00]
[GRAPHIC=Y2K]


Virginia officials say they don't expect much of a bite from the Y-2-K bug.
The state Y-2-K coordinator says ``no'' disruptions in state services are expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But that doesn't mean they're NOT planning for the worst.
It's the first time the state's planned to use ham radio operators to coordinate a statewide emergency response if telephones fail.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 10:34:04]
[IN Q=All 138]

((MICHAEL CLINE/VIRGINIA EMERGENCY SERVICES: ALL 138 OR SO OF THE COUNTIES AND CITIES WILL HAVE A RADIO OPERATOR AVAILABLE TO THEM, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AT LEAST RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM BETWEEN THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Cline/Virginia Emergency Services; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=local government.]
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[VO-NAT]


They showed off the temporary Y2K command center for this weekend.
Then they warned citizens against overreaction.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 10:39:39 ]
[IN Q=We want]

((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K OFFICE: WE WANT TO DISCOURAGE THAT BECAUSE WE THINK THAT IN ITSELF IS A SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY. AND WE COULD IN FACT CREATE SITUATIONS IF WE HAVE AN OVERREACTION TO THE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Bette Dillehay/Virginia Y2K Office;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=the situation.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Virginia State Police say more law enforcement officers will be on duty this weekend than any other time in state history.


[seattle-new]


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


Fifty-thousand people expected to attend Seattle's New Year's Eve celebration will have to make other plans.
Citing worries about the possibility of terrorism, city officials canceled the event at the famous Space Needle.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SOT]

[3:12;56]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Schell/Seattle Mayor; :26]
[SUPER=01-Sue Donaldson/City Council President; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=cbs News, Seattle.]

((The fireworks will fly on New Year's Eve in Seattle but that will be about it for the city's big party to welcome in the new Millennium.
(NATS)

On the heals of the recent chaos at the World Trade Organization meeting, and the arrest of a suspected terrorist on the US-Canadian border city officials have decided to cancel the big New Year's Eve celebration downtown. The fear: media coverage made the event a possible terrorist target.
(SOT: Paul Schell, Seattle Mayor)

"It's safer to be prudent. This is already an unprecedented, unpredictable New Year's and we did not want to take any chance with public safety." Fifty thousand people had been expected to crowd the Seattle Center in the shadow of the Space Needle to welcome in the year 2000. But instead city officials will lock the gates to the park at 6 PM. All that will be allowed are an afternoon concert, a circus performance and a private party high atop the World's Fair landmark. Fireworks will still stream from the 605-foot tower at midnight, but residents will have to watch the show from afar.

(SOT: Sue Donaldson, City Council President)

NEW STAND-UP FOR 3A-ET FEED Manuel Gallegus CBS News Seattle.))

[New-Years]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC02:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're still looking for somewhere to spend New Year's Eve closer to home-- there are plenty of options.
Kate Weidaw has some suggestions on where you can ring in the year 2000.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Hotel Roanoke]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Duckworth/Organzier; :17]
[SUPER=01-Kathy George/Wyndham General Manager; :54]
[SUPER=01-Rob Callahan/First Street Owner; 1:17]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.]

((The Hotel Roanoke may be offering one of the more expensive New Year's Eve parties but organizers promise it will be the best one in town. For 275 dollars per couple you get a night full of entertainment by four bands.
[SOT 4:24;13]
[INQ=]

((LAURA DUCKWORTH/ORGANIZER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOOD EVERYWHERE THE ENTIRE HOTEL IS OURS WE ARE GIVING A COMMEMORATIVE GIFT CHAMPAGNE TOAST, FAVORS, SIX DRINKS TICKETS PER PERSON, WE JUST FEEL LIKE THIS IS GOING TO BE IT.))
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And with 13-hundred people already expected and only 100 tickets left it promises to be a gala of great proportions. Across town at the Wyndham Marriot the party may not be as large but they promise it will be just as grand. With six different party packages, including a swing band, organizers say it's affordable for anyone.

[SOT 3:56:54]
[INQ=]

((KATHY GEORGE/GENERAL MANAGER: THERE IS A VARIETY OF OPTIONS FROM $18.95 FOR DINNER ALL THE WAY UP TO $550 DOLLARS FOR THE GRAND PACKAGE THAT HAS DON PERIGNON IN THE GUEST ROOMS.))
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If it's an intimate dinner instead of a party you're looking for - try First Street in the Market. The restaurant will only seat 30 people at a cost of 75 dollars per person.
[SOT 4:44;47]
[INQ=]

((ROB CALLAHAN/FIRST STREET OWNER: WE'RE GOING TO DO A SIX COURSE DINNER WITH WINES PAIRED WITH EACH COURSE WITH A TRIO BLUES, JAZZ PLAYING MUSIC OF COURSE ALL THE PARTY FAVORS.))
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[RUNS= 10]

And to top off the night a 6 liter bottle of champaign will be shared by all.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IF YOU'RE WNATING TO INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN IN THE NEW YEARS EVE FESTIVITIES LOOK NO FURTHER THEN FIRST NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE IT'S INEXPENSIVE AND PROMISES TO BE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[2-Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A man was killed and a woman injured in a head-on collision in Henry County yesterday afternoon.
Robert Toney Wimbish the third of Patrick Springs was driving west on route 57-A around four-30.
The 22-year-old veered into the east-bound lane and hit a truck head on.
The driver of the truck... 42 year old Anna Watts.... was taken to the hospital.
State police believe Wimbish fell asleep at the wheel. He was on his way home from work.

[Lone-ranger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The man who played one of the most beloved figures of early television has died at the age of 85.
Clayton Moore spent most of his career as an actor playing just one man, wearing a white hat and a black mask.
Bobbi Harley has the story.
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[3;07:52]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/1979; :14]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA/June 5, 1987; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Clayton Moore/"The Lone Ranger"; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:34]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, NY]
(((SOT, CLIP FROM OPENING OF LONE RANGER, tape 1, 17:49:30, "a firey horse with the speed of light,a cloud of dust and

a hearty hiyo silver. Hiyo Silver, Away!") FROM HIS DEBUT AS THE LONE RANGER IN 1949...
(NATSOT, 1979, LOUISVILLE, KY, tape 2, 9:21:00, "HELLO THERE,

LOUISVILLE. HOW ARE YOU, NICE TO BE HERE.") ...TO HIS PERSONAL APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA DECADES LATER, CLAYTON MOORE NEVER WANTED TO PLAY ANY OTHER CHARACTER. HE ONCE TOLD THE LOS ANGELES TIMES HE LIKED PLAYING THE GOOD GUY.
(SOT, BLACK AND WHITE, tape 2, 9:21:57, "He was a fabulous individual.")

MOORE PLAYED THE LONE RANGER ON TELEVISION FOR EIGHT YEARS AND APPEARED IN TWO MOVIES, ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS FAITHFUL COMPANION, TONTO.
(SOT, BLACK AND WHITE, tape 2, 9:22:09, "We'll ride together. Me glad kemo-sabe. Me fight good for you. SHOT. Take cov

er, Tonto!) ON FILM, THE LONE RANGER NEVER TOOK OFF HIS MASK. BUT IN REAL LIFE, IT TOOK A COURT ORDER TO UNMASK MOORE, AFTER A MOVIE COMPANY BOUGHT THE RIGHTS TO THE LONE RANGER AND CLAIMED MOORE WAS INFRINGING ON THOSE RIGHTS BY WEARING THE MASK IN PUBLIC. HE TRIED TO FIGHT IT.
(SOT, AUG. 21, 1979, CLAYTON MOORE, TAPE 3, 16:56:42, "I believe that it is necessary to fight for that which is right.

OK?") BUT HE LOST, AND WAS REDUCED TO MAKING PERSONAL APPEARANCES WEARING DARK, WRAP-AROUND GLASSES. THE COURT ORDER WAS LIFTED IN 1984.
(SOT, JUNE 5, 1987, HOLLYWOOD, TAPE 2, 9:22:16"...FOR THE LONE RANGER. YEA! cheers under")

WHEN MOORE GOT HIS STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME, HE REMEMBERED THE PEOPLE WHO GOT HIM THERE.
(SOT, CLAYTON MOORE, "THE LONE RANGER", tape 2, 9:22:31, "This star that I'm going to receive today belongs to you fans

all of you that have backed me all my life. thank you. cheers.") CLAYTON MOORE SAID THAT PLAYING THE LONE RANGER HAD MADE HIM A BETTER PERSON. SOME MIGHT ARGUE, IT MADE MANY WHO GREW UP WITH HIM BETTER PEOPLE, TOO. BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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It's the final resting place for some of Lynchburg's most prominent black residents, but for years the White Rock Cemetery has fallen into disrepair.
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Now a local group hopes to change all that.
Laura Munson has spent the past year clearing brush and restoring broken headstones in the seven- acre cemetery.
She says her work is part landscaping and part archaeology.
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[IN Q=Just the most]

((LAURA MUNSON/CEMETERY RESTORATION DIRECTOR: JUST THE MOST SPIRITUAL FEELING BEING OUT HERE AND KNOWING THAT THESE PEOPLE HAD WONDERFUL LIVES AND CONTRIBUTED A LOT TO THE CITY AND WE JUST WANT THEM TO BE KNOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Munson/Cemetery Restoration Director]
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[OUT Q=to be known.]
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Efforts are underway to identify and collect information on those buried at White Rock.
Those profiles would be linked with Lynchburg's black history museum which is scheduled to open next year.
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Roanoke's new City Manager has been sworn in.
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Burcham was sworn in by circuit court judge Diane Strickland yesterday afternoon, as family members and city officials looked on.
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[IN Q=I think Roanoke has had]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK ROANOKE HAS HAD A WONDERFUL HISTORY. I THINK IT HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, AND I HOPE THAT I WILL BE ABLE WITH THE HELP OF THE COUNCIL AND THE HELP OF THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE THAT FUTURE EVEN BETTER AND BRIGHTER.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=better and brighter.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Burcham will officially take office at 12:01 A-M on New Year's Day, and she plans to be on the job with other city employees monitoring potential Y2K problems.

[2-E-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-46 53:44]
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The year 2000 will also bring a change of leadership for the Roanoke County school system.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Deanna Gordon is retiring after almost 40 years with the school system... and the last five and half as superintendent.
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[IN Q=Things do change very rapidly]

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THINGS DO CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY AND CERTAINLY NONE OF US CAN ANTICIPATE WHAT CHALLENGES THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND PUBLIC EDUCATION AS WHOLE WILL FACE, BUT I KNOW IT'S IN GOOD HANDS. IT'S GOT A WONDERFUL STAFF AND DR. WEBER IS GOING TO BE A GREAT NEW LEADER.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=great new leader.]
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Gordon began her career as a seventh grade teacher.
Retirement will allow her to return to the classroom on occasion, and she says she's looking forward to working with local organizations such as the United Way.

[3-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, highlights from last night's Alamo Bowl and notes from the upcoming Sugar Bowl and the Micron-p-c-dot-com Bowl.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[OUT Q=see you then]


[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Virginia is ready for Y2K.
State officials say vital computer systems have been checked out.
A special Y-2-K command center will be in operation in Richmond.
State Police say more law enforcement officers will be on duty this weekend than any other time in Virginia history.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke's new city manager will officially be on the job January first.
Darlene Burcham took the oath of office yesterday.
She plans to spend her first day on the job with other city employees monitoring potential Y2K problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Lynchburg group is trying to breath new life into the final resting place for some of the city's most prominent black residents.
Laura Munson has spent the past year clearing brush and restoring broken headstones in the seven- acre cemetery.


Efforts are underway to identify and collect information on those buried at White Rock.
Those profiles would be linked with Lynchburg's black history museum which is scheduled to open next year.
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