[11McCoy-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A 19-year old Virginia Tech student fell twenty to thirty feet while rock climbing with friends at McCoy Falls.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Rescue squad volunteers had to use ropes to bring Kate Kroll [Krawl] down the hillside.
She was transported to Montgomery Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.
The accident happened around four thirty.
(------------)





[11Allegheny-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


An accident killed a man in Allegheny County.
31 year old Anthony Miles McCallister of Covington was traveling on route 6-61 around 4-30 yesterday afternoon... when his Harley motorcycle ran off the road and struck several objects.
McCallister was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died an hour later.
No one else was injured.



[Diallo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The protests over Friday's acquittal of four New York Police officers in the shooting death of Amadou Diallo are continuing throughout the weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


A small impromptu protest last night turned into a march on City Hall by a crowd of 2000.
Police dispersed the crowd without much incident.
Hours earlier 350 people crammed into the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network Headquarters for an emotional rally in support of the Diallo family.
He hopes Diallo's death will lead to improvement in the way police forces deal with black and Hispanic people.
(------------)



[11Protest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:29;04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some local citizens are voicing their concerns about the Roanoke Police Department. They say they are tired of being singled out.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens gathered at Washington Park to march but because of a low-turnout they decided to hold off until next Saturday.
But they did discuss the problems they say they've had with the Roanoke City Police Department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:21:13]
[IN Q=I'm trying to run a ]

((KHALID JONES: I'M TRYING TO RUN A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS, BUT I AM HARASSED BY THE POLICE OFFICERS SITTING ACROSS THE STREET DISCOURAGING PEOPLE FROM COMING TO MY BUSINESS))
[SUPER=07-Khalid Jones]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=my business]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Jones told the crowd that many of his friends were scared to come out because they fear further harassment.
Martin Jeffrey -- the President of the N-DoubleA-C-P -- was one of the organizers of the protest.
He told the crowd if they want change they have to be diligent -- and change can also happen if they elect people to city council that care about their concerns.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:20]
[IN Q=I'm here just to]

((MAC MCCADDEN/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: I'M HERE TO JUST LISTEN TO WHAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR LIVES IN THIS COMMUNITY. BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOONER OF LATER. IF WE DON'T HELP THESE PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY OR UNDERSTAND THEM THEN I THINK WE'RE DOING SOMETHING WRONG))
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/Mayoral Candidate]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=something wrong]
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[VO-NAT]


Jeffrey hopes at least 100 people will take part in next weekend's march.
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[11Museum]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-52 1;42:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A crowd of people gathered at the Virginia Museum of Transportation to hear living history.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They heard 92- year old Oliver Hill speak about growing up in Roanoke.
Hill told stories about his childhood and what it was like living next to the Norfolk and Western railroad, as well as working on it.
He later grew up to be a noted Civil Rights attorney and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 19-99.

More than one- hundred people attended the event.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Earlier we reported that George W. Bush was released from a Texas Hospital that was incorrect it was his father,
Former President George Bush who is home this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


George Bush was released from a Houston, Texas, hospital yesterday.
He began feeling ill during an appearance in Naples, Florida, on Thursday.
While in the hospital doctors did tests on his irregular heartbeat.
They say Bush is in excellent health overall.
Bush is scheduled to leave Tuesday on an overseas trip to Asia.
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[11Primary]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-05 5:52]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

With only 2 days to go until Virginia's Republican Primary thousands of volunteers are spending the weekend on the campaign trail. Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=there we go]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;00]
[SUPER=201-James Garris/McCain Volunteer; :38]
[SUPER=201-Mike Sommers/Bush Volunteer; :57]
[SUPER=201-Diane St. John/Roanoke Co. Registrar;1:06]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=News 7]

((
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 15:05:24]
[IN Q=There we go]
((NAT SOT: THERE WE GO. IS THIS GOING TO BE ENOUGH. DON'T WANT YOU RUNNING OUT))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUT Q=running out]


Armed with hundreds of flyers -- volunteers for George W. Bush -- we're ready to hit the campaign trail -- and reach as many voters as possible.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT15:12:15]
[IN Q=My name is Mike]
((NAT SOT: MY NAME IS MIKE. I'M A VOLUNTEER FOR GEORGE BUSH AND I WANTED TO REMIND YOU TO VOTE ON TUESDAY. I SURE WILL)

)
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=sure will]


While Bush supporters choose to target the area neighborhoods.
McCain supporters focused their efforts at Tanglewood mall.
They were also equipped with hundreds of flyers and bumper stickers reminding Virginians to vote for McCain.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:18:32]
[IN Q=Right I would say]

((JAMES GARRIS/MCCAIN VOLUNTEER: RIGHT NOW I WOULD SAY ON THE GRASS ROOTS LEVEL WE ARE LOOKING AT GEORGE BUSH WITH A SLIGHT EDGE BUT I WOULD NOT COUNT SENATOR MC CAIN OUT. WE HAVE FOUND THAT IN OTHER PRIMARIES HE COME OUT AND BEAT THE PUNDITS POLE AND THEIR PREDICTIONS FAIRLY WELL))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=farelly well]


Bush volunteers say they need to make sure Republicans get out and vote -- because Virginia's primary is very important.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:09:20]
[IN Q=It's going to be critical]

((MIKE SOMMERS/BUSH VOLUNTEER: IT'S GOING TO BE CRITICAL BECAUSE WHO EVER WINS VIRGINIA OR WINS WASHINGTON, WHICH IS THE SAME DAY. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THE BIG MOMENTUM GOING INTO THE SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARY))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=Tuesday primary]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:13:35]
[IN Q=I'm going to predict]

((DIANE ST. JOHN/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR: I'M GOING TO PREDICT WE WILL HAVE 10-12 PERCENT TURNOUT BY THE WAY THE ABSENTEE'S ARE RUNNING))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=running]


So far the Roanoke County Registrar's office has received less than a hundred absentee ballots.
Those who do vote will have to sign a pledge, promising not to participate in another party's nominating process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:14:38]
[IN Q=They think]

((DIANE ST. JOHN: THEY THINK THAT THEY HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THIS PRIMARY WHICH YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BECAUSE YOU DO NOT REGISTER BY PARTY IN VA. BUT THEY DO HAVE TO SIGN THIS PLEDGE))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=pledge]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Voter turn-out]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: VOTER TURN-OUT STATEWIDE IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT 25 PERCENT. NOW VIRGINIA HAS 56 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS. IN THIS PRIMARY, THE WINNER TAKES ALL))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=take all]))







[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Reel Open]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Tuesday's primary is only the second presidential primary in Virginia history.
The first was held in 1988. As Keith Humphry reports in this week's Virginia Newsreel it was a quiet day at the polls. Only 20 percent of the voters turned out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Primary-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke/1988; :00]
[SUPER=21-John Edwards/1988; 1:10]
[SUPER=21-Keith Humphry/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=I'm Keith Humphry]



(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:41]
[IN Q=and which]

((AND WHICH PRIMARY DO YOU WISH TO VOTE IN REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATIC? REPUBLICAN)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=REPUBLICAN]


There was some activity at the polls for Virginia's dual primary in 1988, but it was extremely light.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:26:08]
[IN Q=THEY'RE JUST NOT]

((THEY'RE JUST NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT. SOME PEOPLE DO NOT REGARD IT AS IMPORTANT AND THEY LOOK AT YOU REAL CRAZY WHEN YOU SAY WHAT PARTY...YOU HAVE TO ASK THEM THEY'RE PREFERENCE)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=PREFERENCE]


Voters had to state which party's ballot they wanted, blue for Democrats and white for Republicans. One woman said that's why the turnout was so low.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:21]
[IN Q=I still]

((I STILL GO BACK TO THE HAVING TO TELL US WHICH PARTY THEY WANT TO VOTE IN WHICH PARTY PRIMARY I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS. WE HAVE HAD A FEW PEOPLE CALL ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=THIS MORNING]


Turnout in Lynchburg and the New River Valley was just as quiet as the polls in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Primary Tape 15:26:37 ]
[IN Q=IT'S PICKED]

((IT'S PICKED UP A LITTLE BIT. WE PREDICT ABOUT 18 TO 19 PERCENT FOR THE ENTIRE DAY WHICH IS NOT REALLY GOOD. IT'S A LIGHT TURNOUT)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=LIGHT TURNOUT]


African American voters made a difference in Roanoke. Black precincts went for Jesse Jackson. Tennessee Senator Al Gore took more precincts, but Jackson still took the city by a little more than 100 votes.
Though Gore lost Roanoke, his supporters said he did better than they expected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:27:37]
[IN Q=i think]

((I THINK AL GORE DID EXTREMELY WELL IN ROANOKE CITY HE ALMOST BEAT JESSE JACKSON. IT WAS REAL CLOSE. WE ANTICIPATED JESSE JACKSON DOING WELL IN THE CITY. AL GORE DID TWICE AS WELL AS DUKAKIS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=DUKAKIS]


In the Commonwealth most of the Republican votes belonged to George Bush.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:51]
[IN Q=WHY HAS GEORGE BUSH]

((WHY HAS GEORGE BUSH DONE WELL IN VIRGINIA AND ACROSS THE SOUTH? I BELIEVE HE REPRESENTS FOR MOST PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT A STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE AND PROSPERITY FOR THE COUNTRY)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=FOR THE COUNTRY]


Gore and Bush's campaigners said even if voter turnout had been heavier, it wouldn't have affected the outcome. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))




[Murder-suicide]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder-suicide]


Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Nelson County. Police say the shootings happened two or three days ago. They found the bodies of a 40-year-old white male and 37-year-old white female yesterday morning in the Beechgrove Area near Wintergreen. Both victims died of gun shot wounds after one shot the other and then turned the gun on his or herself.
Police are still investigating.


[11Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:46:20]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Danville man was flown to Duke University Medical Center after he was shot in the head.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


It happened around ten o'clock yesterday morning at Purdum Woods apartments.
When investigators arrived they say they heard someone moaning inside.
That's when officers forced their way in and found a black male on the floor, face down, with a gun shot wound to the head.
26-year-old Vashun Matez Strader was airlifted to Duke Medical Center... where doctors say he's expected to recover.

Police have charged 30 year old Willie Michelle Walton with aggravated malicious wounding.
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[Diplomat-Deported]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Cuban Diplomat accused of spying on the United States has been ushered out of the country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The state department told Jose Imperatori to leave after accusing him of being the contact for a US Immigration official accused of spying.
He did not follow the order and U-S authorities took him into custody and drove him to Reagan National Airport.
A U-S government plane then took Imperatori to Canada, from there he leaves for Havana today.
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[11US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]


U-S Airways is cutting back on its flights out of Roanoke.
Beginning March 5th... the airline will be cutting two daily flights to Charlotte because of high jet fuel prices.

U-S Airways will still offer three flights to Charlotte and Pittsburgh daily.


[11Greenways]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC 40:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


With the recent warm weather more people are probably inspired to spend time outdoors.
One option are the greenways that are now opening up across the Roanoke Valley.
Joe Dashiell takes a closer look at a few of the projects that are nearing completion, and one that's still in search of support.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail]
[SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Greenways Coordinator; :27]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :38]
[SUPER=01-Howard Packett/Salem City Council; :53]
[SUPER=01-Robert Copenhaver/Greenways Advocate; 1:22]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=Joe D News 7 Salem]


((The Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail already welcomes walkers. The pedestrian bridge over Interstate 581 awaits construction of the Lick Run Greenway this year... and the Wolf Creek Greenway is now receiving a carpet of crushed stone.
[NAT SOT OF DUMP TRUCK OR BOBCAT]


Those are just a few of the greenway projects now taking shape in the Roanoke Valley. In the year 2000 much of the effort will be focused along the Roanoke River.
[SOT BELCHER 49:33]
[IN Q=And we are fortunate]

((LIZ BELCHER/GREENWAYS COORDINATOR: AND WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A RIVER RIGHT HERE IN THE VALLEY AND YET MANY OF US DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE RIVER. AND WE HAVEN'T KNOWN THE RIVER WELL, BECAUSE WE JUST DRIVE OVER THE TOP OF IT.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=over the top of it.]


One of the next greenway segments will stretch along the River in Salem... from Colorado Street to the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy. On Monday night, Salem City Council is expected to approve funds to engineer the project.
[SOT HOWARD PACKETT 53:35]
[IN Q=It's not only]

((HOWARD PACKETT/SALEM CITY COUNCIL: IT'S NOT ONLY A TOURIST ATTRACTION, BUT IT'S JUST WONDERFUL FOR THE PEOPLE OF SALEM TO HAVE SOMEWHERE LIKE THIS TO GO, BECAUSE WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A LOT OF THIS RIGHT NOW. AND EVENTUALLY WE WANT THIS TO HOOK INTO THE HANGING ROCK TRAIL AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE ELIZABETH CAMPUS TRAIL.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=the Elizabeth Campus Trail.]


Land Acquisition and construction costs are often the greatest challenges for greenway supporters... and though the city of Salem owns the right of way for the first segment of the Roanoke River project, funding remains an issue.


The Bierne Carter Foundation has committed 100-thousand dollars, but supporters must raise matching funds.
[SOT ROBERT COPENHAVER 56:12]
[IN Q=We're facing a deadline]

((WE'RE FACING A DEADLINE ON THAT GRANT AND SO WE DO NEED TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH RAISING THE 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. I THINK WE'RE NOW AT 57 AND RISING.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=at 57 and rising.]


Greenway advocates are hopeful the David Smith Memorial Roanoke River Trail will be one more link in a network of greenways that will eventually tie together the entire Roanoke Valley.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))




[11Tax-Help]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-50 2;01:29]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Some local college students are offering help with taxes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Students at Roanoke College are offering free assistance at the main library in downtown Roanoke for anyone needing help filling out tax forms.
The students have been trained not only to handle the simple forms like a 10-40-E-Z .... but also the more complicated ones, like the 10-99 used by independent contractors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:29:31]
[IN Q=It's just sort]

((RICK CROWE/STUDENT:IT'S JUST SORT OF GIVING ME EXPERIENCE SO I CAN BE WELL VERSED WHEN I GO INTO A COMPANY TO DO WHATEVER THEY THROW AT ME))
[SUPER=01-Rick Crowe/Roanoke College Student]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=throw at me]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A Roanoke College Professor does review all of the forms when the students are finished.
The students are also there to remind people about the 500 dollar tax credit -- that is given for each child under the age of 17.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:31:06]
[IN Q=The big thing]

((CAROLE CISSEL/PROFESSOR: THE BIG WE'RE NOTICING THIS YEAR IS EDUCATION CREDITS FOR TUITION THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THEY CAN GET CREDIT FOR. AND THERE IS ALSO A DEDICATION FOR INTEREST PAID ON A STUDENT LOAN. THEY DON'T HAVE TO ITEMIZE IT. IT'S DEDUCTIBLE RIGHT ON THE FRONT OF THE RETURN))
[SUPER=01-Carole Cissel/Roanoke College Professor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the return]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The students will offer their service again at the same location on March 18th, April 8th and again on April 15th.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Daytona]


It took almost nine months of campaigning, but last November Butch Church was elected to represent the Catawba District on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
The newest member of the board is getting to know the job... and so we thought we'd get to know HIM a little better.
Joe Dashiell spoke with Church for this week's Virginia Profile.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Church-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Va-Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Long before he took his seat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Catawba Supervisor; :51]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke Co.]


((Long before he took his seat on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, Butch Church was making difficult decisions under pressure.
As a Division I College Basketball referee for more than 20 years, Church says he learned many lessons that are serving him well as an elected official.
[SOT 10:13]
[IN Q=You know you can't]

((YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY. YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE HALF OF THEM MAD ALMOST EVERY DECISION. AND IT'S A SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN JUST BE AS FAIR AS YOU CAN. AND I HOPE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT ME AND ALL OF MY LIFE IN ROANOKE THAT I'M FAIR. I'M HONEST AND I'M FAIR, AND I'M GOING TO GIVE THEM A GOOD SHAKE.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=give them a good shake.]


Church grew up in southeast Roanoke, attended Jefferson High School and National Business College and built a successful insurance agency.
He gives credit to his wife Roni, and to his 85- year- old mother Ruby, who raised Church and his four siblings by herself.
[SOT 00:23:43]
[IN Q=Mom has just been]

((MOM HAS JUST BEEN SUCH AN INSPIRATION. A GOOD CHRISTIAN LADY. SHE'S BEEN EVERYTHING TO ME... WITHOUT HER, I DON'T KNOW WHERE I'D BE, BECAUSE SHE'S BEEN EVERYTHING GOOD TO ME.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=everything good to me.]


During the campaign, Church knocked on more than a thousand doors and heard residents' frustration on issues such as school construction and regional cooperation.
Though his election gave Republicans the majority that Democrats had held, Church says he is developing a strong relationship with all of the Supervisors.
[SOT 00:22:23]
[IN Q=I'm high energy level]

((I'M HIGH ENERGY LEVEL. THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS, I THINK I MAY FRET THEM A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE I'M FULL OF ENERGY. I WANT TO DO, DO, DO. AND I'M GLAD I FEEL THAT WAY. GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH GOOD HEALTH. AND I THINK I CAN HELP PULL THIS GROUP TOGETHER. I SURE AM GOING TO TRY TO.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=I sure am going to try to.]


As a basketball ref, Church has been tested and he excelled, making it to the Final Eight of the NCAA Women's Championship.
In his new arena, the Catawba Supervisor is equally confident of the contributions he can make.
[SOT 21:20]
[IN Q=And I just hope]

((AND I JUST HOPE THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE, KEEP THE FAITH, AND TRUST THEY'VE HAD IN ME, AND I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT I'LL DO A GREAT JOB. I'M REALLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=really optimistic about it.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))


[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


In sports, Calgary picked up a much needed win in NHL action last night.
The Flames have only won three in their last 15 games.
The win moves them within two points of idle Colorado for the last Western Conference playoff berth.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Calgary/NHL-CBC;]


The Flames dominated Atlanta, Jason Wiemer puts Calgary on the board in the first period.
Then Valeri Bure scored for the third time in two games and the Flames beat the Thrashers five to two.
[super=03-San Jose, CA/NHL-Fox Bay;]


In San Jose, the Sharks attack Los Angeles Todd Harvey comes away with the score.
San Jose's Owen Nolen puts himself into this score. Nolen had two on the night for his NHL-best 10th multi-goal game and the Sharks beat the Kings six to three.
And what do I have in common with linesman Don Henderson.... (------------)