[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A missing eight year old is found dead in Nelson County.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And victory is sweet two times over for John McCain.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The mild air lingers for yet another day.... temperatures aren't bad at all for this early hour with some locations reporting temperatures in the 40s.
We'll keep cloudy skies arond today, with rain likely by tomorrow.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC35:15]
[GRAPHIC=Holden search]


The search for a missing Nelson County girl ended sadly yesterday evening when rescuers found her body.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gary Brantley/Nelson Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ray Uttaro/Nelson Co. EMS Coordinator; :42]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :48]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=News 7, Nelson County.]



[PRIMARIES]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George W. Bush isn't letting yesterday's losses in Michigan and Arizona slow him down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA;]


He's already in California, one of the jewels in the March seventh Super Tuesday primaries.
[SUPER=03-Southfield, MI;]


Bush got 44 percent of the vote in Michigan to McCain's 50 percent.
But McCain got his with the help of independents and democrats who could vote in the open primary.
Exit polls show two-thirds of his votes came from Non-Republicans.
And Republicans made up only 49 percent of the electorate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[2 sot 3:02:52-3:03:27 and 3:09;47]
[IN Q=This is a long processs....]

((BUSH:THIS IS A LONG PROCESS, SOMETIMES YOU WIN, SOMETIMES YOU DON'T. MCCAIN:MICHIGAN SENT A POWERFUL MESSAGE...FROM THE REAL REFORMER.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=from the real reformer...]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The next primaries are in Virginia, North Dakota and Washington State.
(------------)



[Bush]


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


Former President George Bush will speak in Salem this morning.
He's campaigning on behalf of his son.
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode will appear with Bush.
Goode endorsed George W. Bush earlier this week.
Virginia's Republican presidential primary is next Tuesday.

[E-Cafeteria-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-04 24:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The women and men who make food and serve it to Roanoke City school children say they haven't received a full paycheck, since December.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Several cafeteria workers say they're paid by the hour - so they're left out in the cold on snow days and holidays.
Last night - they asked Roanoke's school board to improve their pay and benefits - and give them contracts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[15:21:52 - 15:21:05]
[IN Q=There's a lot]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Hagy/Food Services Worker]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=our fair share.]
(-------------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


Superintendent Wayne Harris says officials are considering the possibility of restructuring how these employees are paid, and says he's confident the school system WILL address their concerns.

[Marijuana-Growing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Marijuana Bust]


Electric bills and thermal imaging led police to a Roanoke marijuana- growing conspiracy.
Five people pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday.
Authorities said the scheme involved the use of high-powered lights inside innocent-looking suburban homes where the plants were cultivated.
The five will be sentenced in May.

[Strawberry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Darryl Strawberry could be looking at his third drug-related suspension.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB]


A decision on possible punishment will be made by tomorrow at the latest.
Records on file at the Florida Department of Corrections show Strawberry recently tested positive for cocaine.
Records also show the Yankees outfielder admitted to buying an illegal drug or controlled substance.
He was already on probation for possession of cocaine and soliciting a prostitute.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In other sports news, the Roanoke Express prepares to take on Toledo tonight.
Mike Stevens has a preview.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=Wednesday everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=All the objects]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Larson/Art Museum Director; :09]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=quite a powerful piece]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[holden]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Holden]


The search for eight year old Jackie Holden is over.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Her body was found early yesterday evening near Beaver Creek, off Piney Mountain Place.
Three family dogs were still watching over her.
Searchers say they didn't want it to end like this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we stayed]
[SUPER=01-Ray Uttaro/Nelson Co. EMS Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=find her alive]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Nelson County Sheriff Gary Brantley said no foul play is suspected.
A medical examiner will determine the cause and time of death.
(------------)



[DIALLO-TRIAL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Attorneys for four New York City police officers charged with murdering an unarmed man are hoping a jury will believe they acted in self-defense.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albany, NY]


Closing arguments were held yesterday in the officers' trial.
They're charged with the fatal shooting of Amadou Diallo (AH'-meh-doo dee-AH'-loh), a West African immigrant.
Defense attorney John Patten told the jury the officers had no choice but to fire because they believed a wallet Diallo was holding was a gun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:15:31]
[IN Q=They're human beings...]
[SUPER=01-John Patten/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=doing a difficult job.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But the prosecution portrayed the defendants as trigger-happy patrolmen who made a snap judgment.
The jury will get the case today.
If convicted -- the officers could face 25 years to life in prison.
(------------)



[E-Disaster-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-58 56:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A volunteer group based in Danville is collecting disaster relief items for tornado victims in Camilla, Georgia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Theyre known as "God's Pit Crew," and they're asking people to donate water, canned food and other basic needs.
The group will travel to Georgia with the supplies this Friday.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:27:40]
[IN Q=This organization]

((RANDY JOHNSON/VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION PRES.: THIS ORGANIZATION IS ONLY 20 PEOPLE BUT IT WILL GROW AND WHEN WE GO IT'S THE WHOLE COMMUNITY SO WE SHOULD BE PROUD.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Johnson/Volunteer Organization Pres.]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=should be proud.]
(++++++)

[Take Pinnacle Page]
If you would like to donate, you can call: 804 822-0053 or stop by the River Oak Church of God in Danville.
(--------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a positive outlook on life could be good for your heart.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((SMOKING, OBESITY, TOO MUCH SALT: ALL CAN CAUSE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. BUT THE LATEST CHAPTER IN AN ONGOING STUDY ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF EMOTIONS ON THE HEART- SHOW MEN WHO FEEL DEPRESSED- HOPELESS ABOUT THE FUTURE- HAVE A 5X GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THAN OTHER MEN.
VT=VO

THE STUDY IS IN THE JOURNAL HYPERTENSION- AND IN IT RESEARCHERS ASKED TWO QUESTIONS: 1. DOES THE FUTURE HOLD LITTLE CHANCE FOR CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. 2. DO YOU THINK YOUR GOALS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH IN THE COMING YEARS. THOSE WHO ANSWERED OR LEANED STRONGLY TOWARDS YES ANSWERS HAD A HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE 4 YEARS AFTER THE SURVEY WAS DONE.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- SOME GOOD NEWS IN THE JAMA ABOUT THE NEW ANTIFLU DRUGS. THEY NOT ONLY SHORTEN THE SEVERITY AND LENGTH OF THE FLU- BUT ALSO CUT - IN HALF- THE NUMBER OF COMPLICATIONS- LIKE BRONCHITIS AND SINUS INFECTIONS- THE COMPLICATIONS THAT CAN KEEP YOU SICK FOR WEEKS. ON CAM AND FINALLY- AN EXPERT PANEL FROM THE ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION SAY ITS TIME TO START TESTING OBESE CHILDREN - ROUTINELY- FOR DIABETES. TEN YEARS AGO - YOU NEVER HEARD OF A YOUNGSTER GETTING WHAT'S CALLED TYPE 2- OR NON INSULIN DIABETES. BUT TODAY ITS BELIEVED THERE ARE MORE THAN 300,OOO CHILDREN - IN THE U.S WITH THIS TYPE OF DIABETES- A TYPE WE USED TO ONLY SEE IN PEOPLE OVER AGE 40. ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DRDH FOR CBS NEWS))

(ad lib to weather)


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


Searchers have found the body of Jackie Holden.
The 8 year old had been missing since Sunday after she reportedly wandered away from her home in Nelson county.
A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Witnesses watched in horror yesterday as a car dragged a six-year-old boy to his death for miles along a Missouri interstate.
A carjacker had pushed the boy from his mother's car, but the child got tangled in the seat belt.
A suspect is in custody.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


George W. Bush -- now campaigning in California-- says he's in the G-O-P race until the end.
He lost the Michigan primary to rival John McCain, who gained large support among swing Democrats and independents.
Bush says the good news is he got 68-percent of the Republican vote.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday February 23.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC35:15]
[GRAPHIC=Holden search]


A medical examiner will determine how Jackie Holden died.
The eight year old's body was found yesterday evening in Nelson County.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gary Brantley/Nelson Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ray Uttaro/Nelson Co. EMS Coordinator; :42]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :48]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=News 7, Nelson County.]



[wrap-primaries]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George W. Bush isn't letting yesterday's losses in Michigan and Arizona slow him down.
He's already in California, one of the jewels in the March Seventh Super Tuesday primaries.
Drew Levinson reports from Michigan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :36]
[SUPER=01-Gov. John Engler/(R) Michigan; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Southfield, MI.]

(( DESPITE A GUARANTEE FROM MICHIGAN'S GOVERNOR TO DELIVER GEORGE W. BUSH A VICTORY JOHN MCCAIN STOOD UP TO THE REPUBLICAN POLITICAL MACHINE AND WON THE STATES PRIMARY. John McCain/GOP Presidential Candidate
(SOT MCCAIN WHEN IT COMES)


AFTER BUSH EASILY DEFEATED MCCAIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WAS A MUST WIN FOR THE ARIZONA SENATOR..
AND HE GOT IT WITH THE HELP OF INDEPENDENTS AND DEMOCRATS WHO COULD VOTE IN THE OPEN PRIMARY.
EXIT POLLS SHOW TWO-THIRDS OF MCCAIN'S VOTES CAME FROM NON-REPUBLICANS.
AND REPUBLICANS MADE UP ONLY 49 PERCENT OF THE ELECTORATE.
(SOT GEORGE W. BUSH/GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

I'm pleased with Republican. vote, long process, marathon, In it till end, some primaries you win and sometimes you dont. AS EXPECTED MCCAIN WON BIG IN HIS HOME STATE OF ARIZONA. BUT IN MICHIGAN BUSH SUPPORTERS ARE BITTERLY DISMISSING MCCAIN'S VICTORY. BY WINNING WITH MOSTLY DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS, GOVERNOR ENGLER SAID MCCAIN QUOTE ISN'T PARTY BUILDING, HE'S PARTY BORROWING. MEANING THOSE SAME VOTERS WILL VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN NOVEMBER
SOT Gov. John Engler (R) Michigan
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)


Had Bush won, this nomination may well have been wrapped up. Now John McCain lives to fight for another day.

Bush is favored to win in Virginia and North Dakota next week. McCain hasn't campaigned those states. He's now looking ahead to super Tuesday, March 7th that's when 12 states including New York and California hold their primaries.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Southfield, Michigan.))

[2-Bush]


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


Former President George Bush will speak in Salem this morning.
He's campaigning on behalf of his son.
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode will appear with Bush.
Goode endorsed George W. Bush earlier this week.
Virginia's Republican presidential primary is next Tuesday.

[E-Gilmore-Textiles]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:55:36]
[GRAPHIC=Textile Relief]


Governor Jim Gilmore has finally detailed a relief plan for laid off workers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to]
[sot 14:38:09]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WANT TO RESTORE IN THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA FAITH THAT TOMORROW IS GONNA BRING THE DAWN OF A BETTER DAY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=better day.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Gilmore's plan is similar to previous Southside relief bills he opposed in Richmond-- but this plan would increase jobless benefits for workers statewide.
But a laid off Tultex worker says she's disappointed it has NO health insurance coverage.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The bus trips]
[sot 15:14:31]

((ROBIN HAIRSTON/LAID OFF WORKER: THE BUS TRIPS UP HERE, THEY WERE REALLY FOCUSING ON THE INSURANCE, AND IT'S KIND OF SLAP IN THE FACE WHEN NOTHING IS REALLY MENTIONED ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Hairston/Laid Off Worker;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=about that.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Hold]


The Governor's bill would provide emergency relief, retroactive to November 28th.
It now competes with other legislative plans in Richmond.

[S-Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:22:52]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


The Governor also made the formal announcement of the new jobs for Henry County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Nautica -- a high end clothing company -- will hire 375 workers at a distribution center in Henry County.
And it came out that it was a Nautica vice-president seeing an article about the Tultex bankruptcy that gave the company the idea.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In spite of]
[sot 15:09:03]

((SID CLOWER: IN SPITE OF ALL THE ADVERTISING AND EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN DONE, I MEAN, OUR SITUATION'S GOTTEN PUBLICITY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY THAT ARTICLE THAT MR. FINK SAW.))
[SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=Mr. Fink saw.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Hold]


Nautica says it will be hiring its first wave of workers in the next two to four weeks.
It should be shipping its first blue jeans through Henry County by April.

[E-Craig-Creek]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:42:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Campers are no longer allowed to spend the night at a popular spot in Botetourt County --
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

even though the landowner welcomes them.
Bill Bayne lives in Alexandria but bought this property so people could enjoy Craig Creek.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:07:37]
[IN Q=his only interest]

((HIS ONLY INTEREST IN THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS SO OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR 30 YEARS CAN CONTINUE TO COME HERE AND ENJOY IT. THE FACT THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY FROM HIM IS AT BEST DESPICABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Shutes/Camper;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=at best dispicable]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But neighbors complained to the sheriff about nighttime noise, drinking and drug use.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:03:41]
[IN Q=We're not]

((WE'RE NOT TRYING TO TELL A MAN WHAT HE CAN AND CAN'T DO WITH HIS PROPERTY. WE'RE JUST SOME NEIGHBORS ASKING HIM IF HE WOULD HELP US OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff King/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=help us out]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The county planner says the landowner can apply for a special permit -- but Bill Bayne says he'll take the county to court instead.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=These are all]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Larson/Art Museum Director; :22]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=make you obey]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: art museum))

[CARJACKING]


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


A terrifying scene along a Missouri interstate.
A six year old boy was dragged to his death for five or six miles while motorists watched in horror.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence, MO;]


The boy was in the car when it was stolen-- the carjacker reportedly tried to push the boy out of the car, but the he was tangled in a seatbelt.
The boy was dragged at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.
Several motorists eventually surrounded the car at a stoplight after it left the interstate.
One man got a rope from his car and tied the suspect's legs when he tried to run.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:17:27]
[IN Q=we were sitting in our truck...]
[SUPER=01-Brain Zevecke/Witness]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=were kind of dumbfounded.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The car was stolen when the boy's mother left it running while she ran into a store to get a sandwich.
The suspect is in custody this morning in a jail near Kansas City.
(------------)



[S-Winning-Team]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-59 32:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State Police are investigating an alleged pyramid scheme-- and some say Danville police officers are involved in it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week; :00]


Chief Neal Morris says because of those allegations he requested State Police help in the investigation.
He tells News 7 he made that decision to protect the integrity of the investigation and dispel any rumors.
So State Police will investigate police officers and their family members.
Authorities say the Winning Team program is illegal because participants are asked to give two-thousand dollars - and expect 16-thousand dollars in return.
The program has captivated much of Danville and Pittsylvania County for weeks.
(------------)



[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:30:03]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal]


Roanoke officials hope a new environmental policy will help the city clean up its act.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998;]


Following the discovery of hazardous waste buried at the Public Works Service Center, the city has agreed to fines, community service and a clean-up that will cost at least two million dollars.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says every city employee will be trained and monitored, and required to adhere to the new policy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:15:07]
[IN Q=I come from a background]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I COME FROM A BACKGROUND WHERE THERE IS A VERY STRONG ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, WHERE CITIZENS REALLY WANT TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT. AND I BELIEVE THAT'S A PART OF THE RICHNESS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=protect the environment.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, city council also approved funding for new wells to supplement the city's supply of drinking water.
Yesterday morning Carvins Cove was at 10 feet below the spillway. The city's main reservoir hasn't been that high since September of 1998.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Mike Stevens has highlights from area high school basketball tournament's including an exciting Blue Ridge district matchup.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well folks]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=nice Wednesday]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)


[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]


Authorities are waiting for a medical examiner to determine the cause and time of Jackie Holden's death.
The eight year old's body was found yesterday evening in Nelson County.
Authorities say they don't suspect foul play.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke officials hope a new environmental policy will help the city clean up its act.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says every city employee will be trained and monitored, and required to adhere to the new policy.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The women and men who make food and serve it to Roanoke City school children say they haven't received a full paycheck, since December.
Several cafeteria workers say they're paid by the hour - so they're left out in the cold on snow days and holidays.
Last night - they asked Roanoke's school board to improve their pay and benefits - and give them contracts.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With Michigan]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=at six tonight.]
(-------------)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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