[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Three more states get ready to hold Republican Presidential primaries.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a fight over the weekend in Blacksburg leaves one man clinging to life.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The showers have pulled off to our east, leaving behind some cloud cover this morning.
Otherwise, look for a breezy and cooler start to your work week.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]



[primary]


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


Texas Governor George W. Bush is making amends before tomorrow's primaries in Virginia, Washington state and North Dakota.
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[VO-NAT]

[3;29:22]
He offended Catholics and African Americans when he appeared at Bob Jones University in South CAROLINA and failed to speak out against the school's policies.
The institution bans interracial dating and it's founder once labeled the catholic church a "satanic cult."
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[SOT]

[3;06:08]
[IN Q=]

((GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: "THIS WAS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY AND I REGRET IT."))
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=and I regret it.]
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[VO-NAT]


In a letter to New York's cardinal John O'Connor, Bush wrote "I should have been more clear in disassociating myself from anti-Catholic sentiments and racial prejudice."
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[E-Keyes-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:10:44]
[GRAPHIC=McCain]


John McCain is expected to jump into the religious fray today at a rally in Virginia Beach.
McCain will likely attack Pat Robertson and other religious conservatives who support George Bush, suggesting they are no better than union bosses trying to perpetuate their power.
[SS=Campaign 2000]


And while Bush and McCain have captured most of the media's attention, supporters of Alan Keyes say voters should NOT forget there is a third man vying for their vote on Tuesday.
Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hank Ingram]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=201-Hank Ingram/Keyes Volunteer; :11]
[SUPER=219-Joy/Sutton; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=js news 7 blacksburg]

(( Hank Ingram says Alan Keyes is the only Presidential candidate who represents his ideals -- and that's why he has chosen to go against the tide -- and support a man he believes is best for this country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:28:10]
[IN Q=It's an opportunity for people]

((HANK INGRAM/KEYES VOLUNTEER: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO SAY. I DON'T LIKE WHAT'S GOING ON IN WASHINGTON OR I DON'T LIKE WHAT'S GOING ON IN GOVERNMENT. SO I'M GOING TO VOTE FOR SOMEBODY WHO WILL GO IN AND NOT BE A GOVERNMENT PERSON))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=government person]


Ingram started the Virginia for Keyes web site -- which features Keyes holding Ingram's daughter when he came to Blacksburg.
Ingram says he and other volunteers are working hard to get Keyes' message out to Virginia voters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:27:17]
[IN Q=we've been handing out]

((HANK INGRAM: WE'VE BEEN HANDING OUT BROCHURES, WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, NETWORKING A LOT ON THE INTERNET. I HAVE 175 PEOPLE THAT ARE ON A VIRGINIA FOR KEYES MAILING LIST))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=mailing list]


Ingram feels that Keyes is not getting the national media attention he needs to reach out to voters in Virginia.
And in fact, Ingram says the media has basically chosen to disregard Keyes -- focusing only on the other two Republican candidates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:23:27]
[IN Q=I think he has been ignored]

((HANK INGRAM: I THINK HE HAS BEEN IGNORED BY THE MEDIA AND I THINK THE REASON IS HE DOESN'T FIT THE MOLD THEY'VE ESTABLISHED FOR A CANDIDATE.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=commitee establishment]


Keyes is running on an ultra-conservation platform.
He is pro life, and wants to be abolish the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.
Keyes also thinks the government should withdraw from the World Trade Organization.))

[Blacksburg-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A fight at a house in Blacksburg has left a local man in critical condition.
Police say 29- year old Thomas Hyman suffered multiple injuries to his face, neck and head and is on life-support.
The fight happened at a house on East Roanoke street in Blacksburg.
Police say Hyman entered the home and that the altercation apparently occurred in the doorway.
Police have not said what led to the fight or if charges will be filed.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Roanoke College men's and women's basketball team earn N-C-A-A Division three tournament bids.
Roy Stanley has that and more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Jill Wright/Dog Trainer;]



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

[governor's-conference]


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


The Nation's governors are in Washington this week to meet with President Clinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:03:20]
Last night he honored them with a dinner at the White House.
Entertainment for the night included a performance by saxophonist Kenny G.
The President plans to meet with the governors three times this week to talk about ways to continue the nation's prosperity.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((IN A YEAR I WILL BE A PRIVATE CITIZEN. MOST OF YOU WILL STILL BE SERVING. REMEMBER THAT. WE HAVE THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME AND I FOR ONE WAITED 35 YEARS FOR MY COUNTRY TO HAVE THAT CHANCE. IT'S A GREAT HONOR FOR ALL OF US TO SERVE. ))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=for all of us to serve.]
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[VO-NAT]


This morning the governors will return to the White House for a discussion session with the president.
Mr. Clinton will likely focus on the successful economy in his annual speech to the group, however he will also address the problem of rising oil prices.
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[S-Bryant-Conflict]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:05:30]
[GRAPHIC=Preston Bryant]


A Lynchburg Republican is gaining support from environmentalists for a bill that would protect the Commonwealth's non-tidal wetlands.
But Preston Bryant's also a principal in an environmental engineering firm that advises developers and landowners on wetlands regulations.
Ellen Qualls has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Preston Bryant]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Bryant; :11]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Marty Williams/(R) Newport News; :27]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :40 ]
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :50 ]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( Preston Bryant says, if anything, his bill would make it harder for developers... his main clients... to make money.
[sot 13:55:28]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: WE ARE IN THAT LINE OF BUSINESS BUT SO ARE HUNDREDS OF OTHER FIRMS IN VIRGINIA. AND IF ANYTHING, THIS IS MUCH MORE RESTRICTIVE. IT MAKES OUR JOBS TOUGHER.))
[runs= 11]


But fellow Republican and fellow environmental engineering firm professional Marty Williams eventually decided to abstain from voting on the wetlands bill.
[sot 13:50:18]

((SEN. MARTY WILLIAMS/R-NEWPORT NEWS: IF THERE'S ANYTHING ADDITIONAL TO THE REGULATORY PROCESS, WHETHER IT BE A CHANGE IN THE FEDERAL REGS OR ANY OF THAT, THERE'S GONNA CREATE MORE AND MORE WORK FOR A FIRM LIKE MINE ANYWAY. I WOULD ASSUME IF HE DOES WETLANDS WORK IT WOULD DO THE SAME FOR HIS.))
[runs= :14 ]


A partner in Williams' firm actually testified for a competing wetlands bill-- but was NOT compensated for his time.

Roanoke Democrat Chip Woodrum was the only one to abstain from the final vote in the House.
[SOT 12:01:46 ]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY HAVE AN INTEREST IN SOME LAND THAT IS SWAMPY, AND THEY MIGHT WISH TO DO SOME TYPE OF DRAINING.))
[RUNS= :09]



[sot 13:57:23]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: JUST LIKE WE HAVE BANKERS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO WORK ON BANKING LEGISLATION AND LAWYERS WORK ON LEGAL ISSUES. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT WHATSOEVER.))
[runs= :08]


It is NOT a legal conflict in General Assembly terms-- where Bryant's actual firm would need to be named in the legislation.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, sometimes it's a good idea to challenge your doctor's diagnosis.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((WHEN IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO GET A SECOND OPINION? HERE'S AN EXAMPLE- I RECENTLY SAW A PATIENT FOR A SHOULDER INJURY. IM CHECKING HIM OUT WHEN I FEEL THIS LUMP UNDER HIS ARMPIT- HE SAYS- HIS DOCTOR SAID DONT WORRY ABOUT IT- IT'LL GO DOWN IN A MONTH OR SO. IT'S THREE MONTHS NOW AND I DONT LIKE THE FEEL OF THIS THING- I SEND HIM TO A SURGEON- IT'S CANCER. I DONT KNOW YET HOW THIS IS GOING TO TURN OUT BUT IT DOES BRING UP THE ISSUE OF SECOND OPINIONS- THIS GENTLEMAN DID NOT WANT TO CHALLENGE HIS DOCTOR'S ADVICE. SO HERE ARE SOME DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN IT COMES TO SECOND OPINIONS. - GRFX DO GET A SECOND OPINION IF YOU AREN'T COMFORTABLE WITH A DIAGNOSIS- A TREATMENT - OR A MAJOR TEST. DO GET A SECOND OPINION IF YOU HAVE A CONDITION THAT JUST ISN'T GETTING BETTER GET A SECOND OPINION ALWAYS FOR CANCER TREATMENT.. PROBABLY FOR SURGERIES TOO. GRFX SOME DON'TS; DON'T BE AFRAID OF OFFENDING YOUR DOCTOR.. IF HE OR SHE CANT TAKE IT THEY SHOULDN'T BE PRACTICING DONT FORGET TO BRING ALL ORIGINAL COPIES OF XRAYS, BLOOD WORK, AND BIOPSIES... NOT THE REPORTS- THE ORIGINALS. DONT GO OVERBOARD- A SECOND OPINION YES- A THIRD MAYBE- A FOURTH- YOU'RE PUSHING IT. ON CAM IN SUMMARY- A SECOND OPINION IS GOOD IDEA TO PROTECT FROM OVER-TREATMENT OR UNDER-TREATMENT- AND SINCE ITS HEALTH- DONT BE SHY. I'M DRDH FOR CBSNEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[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]


Virginia as well as Washington state and North Dakota hold Republican primaries tomorrow.
George W. Bush tries to make amends with Catholics and African Americans and others offended by his appearance at Bob Jones University.
At a campaign rally today in Virginia Beach John McCain will try to attack religious supporters of Bush, especially Pat Robertson.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


In Washington, President Clinton is meeting this week with country's governors.
He hosted a White House dinner last night in their honor.
The President plans to meet with them 3 more times this week to discuss ways to keep the economy strong he may also hear a few complaints.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And protests continue after the acquittals of 4 New York City police officers.
Decrying what they call racist police policy in New York City, hundreds of people turned out to remember Amadou Diallo and condemn the officers officers in his death.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, February 28.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-primary]


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


More Republican Presidential primaries will be decided tomorrow in Virginia, Washington state and North Dakota.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Over the weekend George W. Bush tried to make amends with those he offended by making a campaign appearance at Bob Jones University.
The institution bans interracial dating and it's founder once labeled the catholic church a "satanic cult."
The appearance has dogged Bush, especially after his Republican rival, John McCain used it in a telephone calling campaign in Michigan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3;06:08]
[IN Q=]

((GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:THIS IS A MAN WHO SAYS HE TALKS THE STRAIGHT TALK. THIS IS A MAN WHO TALKS THE PARSE TALK. I RESENT THIS KIND OF CAMPAIGNING! THE CAMPAIGNING OF PITTING ONE RELIGION AGAINST THE OTHER HAS GOT TO END IN AMERICA."))
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=OTHER HAS GOT TO END IN AMERICA.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCain said the calls didn't accuse Bush of bigotry...only the people Bush was turning to for support.
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[2-E-Keyes-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:10:44]
[GRAPHIC=McCain]


With just a day until Virginia's Republican primary, John McCain will attack religious supporters of Bush-- especially Pat Robertson.
At a rally in Virginia Beach today, McCain will likely suggest Robertson and other religious conservatives who support George Bush are no better than union bosses trying to perpetuate their power.
[SS=Campaign 2000]


And while Bush and McCain have captured most of the media's attention, supporters of Alan Keyes say voters should NOT forget there is a third man vying for their vote on Tuesday.
Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hank Ingram]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=201-Hank Ingram/Keyes Volunteer; :11]
[SUPER=219-Joy/Sutton; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=js news 7 blacksburg]

(( Hank Ingram says Alan Keyes is the only Presidential candidate who represents his ideals -- and that's why he has chosen to go against the tide -- and support a man he believes is best for this country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:28:10]
[IN Q=It's an opportunity for people]

((HANK INGRAM/KEYES VOLUNTEER: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO SAY. I DON'T LIKE WHAT'S GOING ON IN WASHINGTON OR I DON'T LIKE WHAT'S GOING ON IN GOVERNMENT. SO I'M GOING TO VOTE FOR SOMEBODY WHO WILL GO IN AND NOT BE A GOVERNMENT PERSON))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=government person]


Ingram started the Virginia for Keyes web site -- which features Keyes holding Ingram's daughter when he came to Blacksburg.
Ingram says he and other volunteers are working hard to get Keyes' message out to Virginia voters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:27:17]
[IN Q=we've been handing out]

((HANK INGRAM: WE'VE BEEN HANDING OUT BROCHURES, WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, NETWORKING A LOT ON THE INTERNET. I HAVE 175 PEOPLE THAT ARE ON A VIRGINIA FOR KEYES MAILING LIST))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=mailing list]


Ingram feels that Keyes is not getting the national media attention he needs to reach out to voters in Virginia.
And in fact, Ingram says the media has basically chosen to disregard Keyes -- focusing only on the other two Republican candidates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:23:27]
[IN Q=I think he has been ignored]

((HANK INGRAM: I THINK HE HAS BEEN IGNORED BY THE MEDIA AND I THINK THE REASON IS HE DOESN'T FIT THE MOLD THEY'VE ESTABLISHED FOR A CANDIDATE.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=commitee establishment]


Keyes is running on an ultra-conservation platform.
He is pro life, and wants to be abolish the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.
Keyes also thinks the government should withdraw from the World Trade Organization.))

[S-McCoy-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-57 1;03:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A 19-year old Virginia Tech student who fell twenty to thirty feet Saturday while rock climbing at McCoy Falls is out of the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday]


Rescue squad volunteers had to use ropes to bring Kate (krawl) Kroll down the hillside.
She was transported to Montgomery Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.
(------------)



[2-Blacksburg-Fight]


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


A man is in critical condition after a fight at a Blacksburg house.
Police say 29- year old Thomas Hyman suffered multiple injuries to his face, neck and head and is on life-support.


The fight happened at a house on East Roanoke street in Blacksburg.
Police say Hyman entered the home and that the altercation apparently occurred in the doorway.
Police have not said what led to the fight or if charges will be filed.


[diallo-Trial]


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


More protests are planned this week in wake of the Amadou Diallo verdict.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:01:28]
On Friday, four white New york city police officers were acquitted in the shooting death of the unarmed West African immigrant.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Yesterday hundreds gathered outside the United Nations decrying the jury's decision and what they call the police force's racist policy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CARLA BERKLEY/PROTESTER SHOTS AT AN UNARMED INDIVIDUAL HAS TO BE PROTESTED SO THAT POLICE WHO ARE BRUTAL DON'T THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Carla Berkley/Protester;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=away with this again.]
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[VO-NAT]


New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the verdict should be respected and called the protests politcally motivated.

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[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Jill Wright/Dog Trainer;]



[SUPER=04-Mondays through April 24;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[2-S-Bryant-Conflict]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:05:30]
[GRAPHIC=Preston Bryant]


Lynchburg Senator Preston Bryant is getting praise and criticism for his work on wetlands.
While his bill would protect the Commonwealth's non-tidal wetlands, he's also a principal in an environmental engineering firm that advises developers and landowners on wetlands regulations.
Ellen Qualls has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Preston Bryant]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Bryant; :11]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Marty Williams/(R) Newport News; :27]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :40 ]
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :50 ]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( Preston Bryant says, if anything, his bill would make it harder for developers... his main clients... to make money.
[sot 13:55:28]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: WE ARE IN THAT LINE OF BUSINESS BUT SO ARE HUNDREDS OF OTHER FIRMS IN VIRGINIA. AND IF ANYTHING, THIS IS MUCH MORE RESTRICTIVE. IT MAKES OUR JOBS TOUGHER.))
[runs= 11]


But fellow Republican and fellow environmental engineering firm professional Marty Williams eventually decided to abstain from voting on the wetlands bill.
[sot 13:50:18]

((SEN. MARTY WILLIAMS/R-NEWPORT NEWS: IF THERE'S ANYTHING ADDITIONAL TO THE REGULATORY PROCESS, WHETHER IT BE A CHANGE IN THE FEDERAL REGS OR ANY OF THAT, THERE'S GONNA CREATE MORE AND MORE WORK FOR A FIRM LIKE MINE ANYWAY. I WOULD ASSUME IF HE DOES WETLANDS WORK IT WOULD DO THE SAME FOR HIS.))
[runs= :14 ]


A partner in Williams' firm actually testified for a competing wetlands bill-- but was NOT compensated for his time.

Roanoke Democrat Chip Woodrum was the only one to abstain from the final vote in the House.
[SOT 12:01:46 ]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY HAVE AN INTEREST IN SOME LAND THAT IS SWAMPY, AND THEY MIGHT WISH TO DO SOME TYPE OF DRAINING.))
[RUNS= :09]



[sot 13:57:23]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: JUST LIKE WE HAVE BANKERS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO WORK ON BANKING LEGISLATION AND LAWYERS WORK ON LEGAL ISSUES. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT WHATSOEVER.))
[runs= :08]


It is NOT a legal conflict in General Assembly terms-- where Bryant's actual firm would need to be named in the legislation.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[S-Wine-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC58:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Folks in Roanoke got to sample some of the best wines around at the International Wine Tasting Tour.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They also received a lesson in culture, yesterday afternoon.
21 wines from 18 different countries were available for sampling ... and organizers say the event also taught people what foods mix well with wines when it comes to international taste.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:43:06]
[IN Q=WE ARE FOLLOWING]

((WENDI SCHULTZ: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: WE ARE FOLLOWING NOT BY COUNTRY THIS YEAR, BUT FROM "SOUP TO NUTS", SO THAT FOLKS CAN LEARN ALL OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINE THAT YOU DRINK WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD... ALTHOUGH ALL OF THE WINE IS INTERNATIONAL, NONE FROM VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival in the Park]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=NONE FROM VIRGINIA]
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[VO-NAT]


All of yesterday's proceeds go to benefit Roanoke's Festival in the Park Arts Scholarship program.
To date, 55-thousand-dollars have been given to students studying the arts.
(------------)



[mardi-gras-dog]


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


In Louisiana, New Orleans has Mardi Gras and now Baton Rouge celebrates Mardi Paws.
(///////SOT////)
[in=]

[3:38:47]
[SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;]
[RUNS=04]
[out=more to go!]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 500 canines and their owners dressed up for the Mardi Paws parade.
Money generated by entry fees will benefit the local animal shelter.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech loses on the road, and highlights from the North Carolina speedway.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[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]


With just one day to Virginia's Republican primary, John McCain is making a last minute effort to close the gap with George W. Bush.
McCain will hold a rally in Virginia Beach today where he's expected to attack Pat Robertson and other religious conservatives.
Meanwhile, supporters of Allen Keyes are trying to remind voters that there's a third candidate on the ballot.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Lynchburg Republican is gaining support from environmentalists for a bill that would protect the Commonwealth's non-tidal wetlands.
But Preston Bryant's also a principal in an environmental engineering firm that advises developers and landowners on wetlands regulations.
Bryant says, if anything, his bill would make it harder for developers... his main clients... to make money.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A 19-year old Virginia Tech student who fell twenty to thirty feet yesterday while rock climbing at McCoy Falls is out of the hospital.
Rescue squad volunteers had to use ropes to bring Kate (krawl) Kroll down the hillside.
She was transported to Montgomery Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=what can]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at Six.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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