[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Verbal fireworks continue between presidential rivals George W. Bush and John McCain as Republicans in Virginia, Washington and North Dakota vote today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Virginia Tech student dies following a weekend fight in Blacksburg.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear and chilly this morning, not as breezy as yesterday.
High pressure will keep the skies mostly sunny for this last day of February with warm highs in the 60s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-McCain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 5:19:29]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The polls are open in Virginia's Republican Presidential primary.
Things are a bit calmer today, after yesterday's barrage of verbal attacks.
[SS=McCain]


In Virginia Beach - where Pat Robertson lives - McCain took aim at the televangelist, and Lynchburg minister Jerry Falwell.
It was the latest chapter in a battle that dates back to 1995.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=McCain chose]
[SUPER=203-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :05]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia; :49]
[SUPER=201-Gov. Jim Gilmore; 1:05]
[SUPER=219-Ellen/Qualls; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=N7 Richmond.]

(( McCain chose a high school gym in the Christian Coalition's back yard to fire back.
[SOT 10:15:46]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NEITHER PARTY SHOULD BE DEFINED BY PANDERING TO THE OUTER REACHES OF AMERICAN POLITICS AND THE AGENTS OF INTOLERANCE WHETHER THEY BE LOUIS FARRAKHAN OR AL SHARPTON ON THE LEFT, OR PAT ROBERTSON OR JERRY FALWELL ON THE RIGHT.)) [RUNS :14]
McCain lumped Falwell in with Robertson, accusing both of distorting his record, particularly on abortion, motivated by power and ambition.
But he singled out Robertson's efforts in Michigan.
[SOT TAPE THREE 11:02:56]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WHERE HE MAKES PHONE CALLS WITH HIS VOICE, SAYING THAT WARREN RUDMAN, WHO SERVED IN KOREA, WHO SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, CALLING HIM A VICIOUS BIGOT. I AM SURE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA WILL REJECT THE PRACTICE OF SUCH POLITICS.)) [RUNS :19]
[SOT 11:37:35]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: MUCH AS I WANTED TO BE AN OLD NAVAL AVIATOR AND RESPECT HIM, I'M NOT SO SURE FIRING HEAT-SEEKING MISSILES UP THE TAILPIPE OF A LOT OF FOLKS IS A WAY TO DEAL WITH IT.)) [RUNS :09 ]
The so-called Warner-Gilmore machine rallied.
Governor Jim Gilmore said Pat Robertson's his friend... and a major donor.
[SOT 11:37:06]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS SERIES OF ATTACKS, I THINK IT'S DREADFUL. FOR SOMEONE TO COME IN AND TRY TO GET ONE VIRGINIAN TO TURN AGAINST ANOTHER VIRGINIAN, FOR THEIR OWN EXPLOITATION, I THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE SITUATION.)) [RUNS :14 ]
[standup]
Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition responds that it will "rise above this transparent effort to divide one American from another on the basis of religion."
It predicts a record turnout of its followers.
56 delegates are at stake in Virginia.
That's the largest single group going to any one candidate so far.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-02 57:26]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Before McCain's attack on Robertson and Falwell, U-S Senate candidate George Allen and Attorney General Mark Earley were in Roanoke -rallying for Bush.
The two said they're NOT concerned about Democrats and Independents voting in today's Republican primary.
Allen also said while he favors Bush - he thinks Bush- AND McCain - are far superior candidates than Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley..
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[E-Bedford-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:43:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The effort to rename part of Route 460 in Bedford for Martin Luther King has hit yet another roadblock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


A standing-room only crowd turned out in support of the measure at the Bedford County board of supervisors meeting last night.
Though King never set foot in Bedford, supporters say his impact was felt there and all over the country.
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[SOT 00:16:59]
[IN Q=It would be]

((REV. I.L. WARD/BEDFORD NAACP PRESIDENT: IT WOULD BE JUST AS WRONG NOT TO HONOR THOSE BRAVE MEN FROM BEDFORD, VIRGINIA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WHO DIED DURING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY ONLY IN THEIR NATIVE COUNTY OR CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. I. L. Ward/Bedford NAACP President]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=county or city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedford city council has already passed a resolution in favor of re-naming 460. It was asking supervisors to do the same.
But county officials declined to act after being told most of the road was in the city and it was the CITY's decision alone whether to re-NAME it.
State law says localities have the right to RENAME streets... bestowing an HONORARY designation must be approved by the STATE.
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[E-Blacksburg-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:23:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An autopsy will be performed today on a Virginia Tech student who died after a weekend fight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


29-year-old Thomas L. Hyman was severely beaten early Sunday morning, after he entered this student house on East Roanoke Street.
Police have not said what caused the fight or what Hyman was doing at the house.
Hyman was a resident advisor in a dormitory at Lee Hall.
He was a senior finance major from Saltville who had alternated between working and going to college since the late eighties.
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[E-Bassett-Student-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-50 2:04:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There was a final farewell for a Bassett High School student yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; ]


Close to a thousand people attended 14-year old Tiffany Craighead's funeral yesterday afternoon.
Friends, family, and classmates filled the church to pay their respects.
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[SOT 1:36:50]
[IN Q=Just knowing]

((MARIO HAIRSTON/FRIEND: JUST KNOWING HER FOR SO LONG.. NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN. LOUVENIA ROSS/COUSIN: SHE MADE AN IMPRESSION ON EVERYBODY. GOD LOVED HER BEST.))
[SUPER=01-Mario Hairston/Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Louvenia Ross/Cousin; :14]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=love her best.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tiffany died in class last week from congestive heart failure.
She had a history of heart trouble.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Denise Allen has news and highlights from high school, college, and pro hoops.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=30 minutes]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=with this exhibit]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Atkinson/Gallery Director; :13]
[RUNS=2:52]
[OUT Q=in the sculptures]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: roanoke college art))

[haider]


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


Right-wing leader Joerg Haider (yorg HY'-dur) has resigned as head of Austria's Freedom Party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vienna, Austria;]

[3:11:46]
Haider has been strongly criticized by European and Jewish leaders for his past anti-foriegner and pro Nazi stances.
His freedom party took office earlier this month.
The European Union downgraded its relations with Austria in hopes of ousting Haider from power.
The U-S is calling his resignation a step in the right direction.
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[E-Academy-Tutors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-52 43:11]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]

A Roanoke school has vowed NOT to fall to the bottom of the barrel when it comes to S-O-L scores.
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[SOT 16:31:05]
[IN Q=Estimate the sum]

((ESTIMATE THE SUM, OKAY. TWO, SIX, FIVE.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Two, six, five.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students at Roanoke's Academy of Math and Sciences performed worse than any other city school on last year's S-O-L tests in math and English. But now some of them WILLINGLY study until about five in the evening.
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[SOT 16:00:02]
[IN Q=So I can learn]

((SO I CAN LEARN, PASS THE S-O-L TEST AND GO THROUGH COLLEGE. BECAUSE WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A FIREMAN SO I CAN HELP PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Marcus Thomas/Third Grade;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=so I can help people]
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[VO-NAT]

The program costs six thousand dollars in grant money, even though the tutors are volunteers. The city of Roanoke says it will pay for an aide. But the staff here says what would help most is if parents encouraged their kids to learn.
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[E-NR-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:33:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Radford foundry says it's cleaning up its act.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Intermet New River Foundry says it's investing three-million dollars to reduce dust emissions from the plant.
The improvements are already underway.
Neighbors of the foundry have complained for years that smoke from the plant coats their homes and cars with black soot.
Radford City Council drafted a resolution last night asking the foundry to put a quick stop to the pollution.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new injection may shrink tumors.
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=1:48]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY SAY A VACCINE LIKE TREATMENT SHRANK OR DESTROYED TUMORS IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED KIDNEY CANCER. DOCTORS INJECTED PATIENTS WITH THEIR OWN TUMOR CELLS ALONG WITH SOME BLOOD CELLS.. THIS INJECTION TRIGGERED AN INTENSE IMMUNE ATTACK AGAINST THE CANCER. DETAILS IN THE JOURNAL NATURE MEDICINE.
VT=VO

ALSO- IF YOU HAVE HAVING SOME SYMPTOMS YOU JUST CANT EXPLAIN- THINK THYROID. A NEW STUDY IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS ONE IN TEN AMERICANS SUFFER FROM THYROID DISEASE- AND MOST DONT KNOW IT. THE THYROID IS BUTTERFLY SHAPED GLAND THAT SITS NEAR YOUR ADAMS APPLE. ITS JOB: THE MASTER THERMOSTAT FOR THE BODY-- AND WHEN IT DOESN'T WORKS WELL NOTHING WORKS WELL. SYMPTOMS OF THYROID DISEASE INCLUDE FATIGUE, WEIGHT GAIN, DRY SKIN, IRREGULAR PERIODS, DEPRESSION, AND STUBBORNLY HIGH CHOLESTEROL.
VT=VO

AND FINALLY TODAY- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. IF YOU HAVE IT- WHAT KIND OF PATIENT ARE YOU? A STUDY IN ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS YOU CAN CLASSIFY PEOPLE WITH HIGH BP INTO ONE OF FOUR GROUPS. GROUP A- TAKE MEDICINE REGULARLY- EAT PROPERLY AND GET SOME EXERCISE. WE LOVE THIS GROUP., GROUP B- TAKE MEDICINE REGULARLY BUT DONT WATCH DIET OR EXERCISE MUCH- TEND TO SMOKE- AND BELIEVE WE DOCTORS CAN SAVE THEM FROM THEMSELVES. GROUP C- FORGET MEDICINE FREQUENTLY- GENERALLY OVERWEIGHT- AND ARE IN SOME DENIAL. AND GROUP D- MAINLY MEN- DONT TAKE MEDICINE- CHANGE MEDICINE- MODIFY MEDICINE- SMOKE- DONT EXERCISE.- DONT CARE. ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DRDH FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[SUPER=16-(540) 375-2332/Olin Hall Galleries;]



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


George W. Bush and John McCain have taken the gloves off, each accusing the other of divisive politics.
The war of words comes as voters go to the polls today in North Dakota, Virginia and Washington State.
John McCain accused Bush of pandering to the religious right.
Bush in turn accused McCain of pitting one religious group against another.
Religion has taken center stage in the republican primaries since Bush made his controversial visit to Bob Jones University.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It was a packed Bedford County board of supervisors meeting last night, as debate continued over the name change of a portion of Route 4-60.
While some argued naming it after Martin Luther King Junior made no sense because he had never set foot in Bedford, others argued his impact was felt throughout the nation.
County officials say the decision must be made by city officials because most of the roadway is in the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The U-S is calling the resignation of far right Austrian Leader (yorg HY'-dur) Joerg Haider, a step in the right direction.
Haider has been strongly criticized by European and Jewish leaders for his past praise of some Nazi-era policies.
His freedom party took office earlier this month and has been at the center of an international political storm ever since.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, February 29.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Primary-Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:30:32]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The voting is underway in Virginia's Republican Presidential Primary.
Anyone voting today will be required to sign a pledge.
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[VO-NAT]


The orange pledge card states voters "do not intend to participate in the nomination process of any other party than the Republican party."
It's the state's way of complying with national Republican party rules.
Otherwise the G-O-P might not allow Virginia's delegates to participate in the national convention.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Hold]


FIVE candidates names will be on the ballot in Virginia today-- even though two dropped out.
Polls close at seven this evening.

[2-E-McCain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 5:19:29]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The two leading candidates and their supporters traded last minute barbs yesterday.
[SS=McCain]


In Virginia Beach - where Pat Robertson lives - McCain attacked the televangelist, and Lynchburg minister Jerry Falwell.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=McCain chose]
[SUPER=203-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :05]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia; :49]
[SUPER=201-Gov. Jim Gilmore; 1:05]
[SUPER=219-Ellen/Qualls; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=N7 Richmond.]

(( McCain chose a high school gym in the Christian Coalition's back yard to fire back.
[SOT 10:15:46]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NEITHER PARTY SHOULD BE DEFINED BY PANDERING TO THE OUTER REACHES OF AMERICAN POLITICS AND THE AGENTS OF INTOLERANCE WHETHER THEY BE LOUIS FARRAKHAN OR AL SHARPTON ON THE LEFT, OR PAT ROBERTSON OR JERRY FALWELL ON THE RIGHT.)) [RUNS :14]
McCain lumped Falwell in with Robertson, accusing both of distorting his record, particularly on abortion, motivated by power and ambition.
But he singled out Robertson's efforts in Michigan.
[SOT TAPE THREE 11:02:56]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WHERE HE MAKES PHONE CALLS WITH HIS VOICE, SAYING THAT WARREN RUDMAN, WHO SERVED IN KOREA, WHO SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, CALLING HIM A VICIOUS BIGOT. I AM SURE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA WILL REJECT THE PRACTICE OF SUCH POLITICS.)) [RUNS :19]
[SOT 11:37:35]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: MUCH AS I WANTED TO BE AN OLD NAVAL AVIATOR AND RESPECT HIM, I'M NOT SO SURE FIRING HEAT-SEEKING MISSILES UP THE TAILPIPE OF A LOT OF FOLKS IS A WAY TO DEAL WITH IT.)) [RUNS :09 ]
The so-called Warner-Gilmore machine rallied.
Governor Jim Gilmore said Pat Robertson's his friend... and a major donor.
[SOT 11:37:06]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS SERIES OF ATTACKS, I THINK IT'S DREADFUL. FOR SOMEONE TO COME IN AND TRY TO GET ONE VIRGINIAN TO TURN AGAINST ANOTHER VIRGINIAN, FOR THEIR OWN EXPLOITATION, I THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE SITUATION.)) [RUNS :14 ]
[standup]
Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition responds that it will "rise above this transparent effort to divide one American from another on the basis of religion."
It predicts a record turnout of its followers.
56 delegates are at stake in Virginia.
That's the largest single group going to any one candidate so far.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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[2-E-Supporters]


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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-02 57:26]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Before McCain's attack on Robertson and Falwell, U-S Senate candidate George Allen and Attorney General Mark Earley were in Roanoke -rallying for George W. Bush.
The two said they're NOT concerned about Democrats and Independents voting in today's Republican primary.
Allen also said while he favors Bush - he thinks George W - AND John McCain - are far superior candidates than Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley..
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[E-Vinton-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC50:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Vinton town council has taken a lot of heat over the way it handled the resignations of Police Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant Bill Brown.
Many residents say there needs to be a change on town council.
So far three challengers have put their names on the ballot.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Vinton town council]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/February 15; :00]
[SUPER=10-Lisa Foutz/Ricky Foutz's Wife/Dec. 12, 1999; :16]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Sanders/Council Candidate; :41]
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Council Candidate; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Don Davis/Town Council Member; 1:37]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 vinton.]

(([00-04 21:31] Vinton town council meetings have turned into shouting matches between Foutz supporters and council members ever since Foutz and Brown resigned. Some residents have vowed to make sure there are changes come election time -- Ricky Foutz's wife is one of them.
[99-51 00:16:03]
[SOT]
[INQ=]

((LISA FOUTZ: COME MAY THERE IS GOING TO BE A CHANGE YOU WON'T BE SITTING UP THERE AND I WILL PERSONALLY HEAD UP A CAMPAIGN AGAINST YOU.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And Wendell Sanders agrees that there needs to be a change, that's why he has decided to run for a seat on town council. [foutz vids DO NOT USE PICS OF JOY 99-45 48:16] He says one of the main reasons he's running is because he didn't like the way council dealt with Foutz.


[SOT 15:07:27]
[INQ=]

((WENDELL SANDERS/TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I'M FOR JUSTICE AND I SEE JUSTICE WAS NOT PROPERLY SERVED ON OUR TOWN SO THIS WAS MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT IN GETTING TO RUN FOR OUR TOWN COUNCIL.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


On the other hand council candidate Brad Grose feels the Foutz situation should be laid to rest. Grose says his main concerns are bringing economic development, and making the council and residents work together rather than fight each other.

[SOT 15:12:35]
[INQ=]

((BRAD GROSE/TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I LIKE OUR CITIZENS TO FEEL THAT THEY CAN COME TO TOWN COUNCIL AND FREELY AND OPENLY EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


[USE VIDEO OF DON DAVIS ON COUNCIL] Current council member Don Davis knows first hand what it feels like to deal with the controversy over Foutz. Davis is running for mayor and says he can bring change to council by having a liaison -- a person to inform council about potential problems within departments to avoid future problems.

[SOT 15:20:19]
[INQ=]

((DON DAVIS/COUNCIL MEMBER: WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AND OUR OTHER MEETINGS SO WE CAN BE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


And if other residents want change they have until March 7th to throw their hat into the ring. Kate Weidaw News 7 Vinton.))

[E-Flag-Ventura]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=None]
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's keeping the war between the states going - over a Civil War battle flag.
The Virginia Senate and Civil War re-enactors asked Minnesota to
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 7]

return the 28-th Virginia Regiment's battle flag.
The blood-soaked, bullet-pierced flag was captured by a Minnesota Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=Non]
But Ventura says the flag's staying put-- at the Minnesota Historical Society.



[Three-Steve]


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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[IN Q=the name of the show]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Atkinson/Gallery Director; :11]
[RUNS=3:02]
[OUT Q=physical and man made]


[Steve Live]

[SUPER=16-(540) 375-2332/Olin Hall Galleries;]



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



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[national-park]


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


When the crowds return to Zion National Park in Utah, they won't be riding in cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Zion National Park, UT;]

[3:18:11]
This Spring it becomes the first national park to go carless in 2-thousand.
Park officials say the park averaged 25-hundred cars a day, competing for 200 parking spots, and that turned the park into a moving parking lot.
Construction workers are now busy building bus stops.
A new visitor center and parking lot will be the last stop for cars.
Motorist will load onto free shuttle buses, with service promised every six to ten minutes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we planned ]

((SHERYL COOK:THIS TRIP NOW SO WE WOULDN'T BE SITTING IN A LOT OF TRAFFIC AND HAVING TO DEAL WITH THAT SO THAT WILL PROBABLY HELP A LOT. CHARLES COOK: I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER TO SHUTTLE RATHER THAN BRING ALL THESE CARS UP IN HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Sheryl Cook/Park Visitor; ;05]
[SUPER=01-Charles Cook/Park Visitor; :10]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=up in here.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shuttle buses start running May 26th.
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[E-Rubatex-ADL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:04:55]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


The Anti- Defamation League says it's satisfied that concerns over racial harassment of Rubatex replacement workers are being dealt with by the union.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Many black employees crossing the picket lines say they've been the subject of racial taunts and gestures from striking rubber workers.
Union president Richard Walker met with an A-D-L representative yesterday.
He says the allegations are being blown out of proportion by the company.
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((RICHARD WALKER/LOCAL 240 UNION PRESIDENT: THIS INITIALLY CAME OUT WITHIN A FEW DAYS AFTER THE COMPLAINT WAS ISSUED ON THE SURVEILLANCE ISSUE AND THEY WILL PROBABLY GRASP AT EVERY STRAW THEY CAN TO SUPPORT THEIR EVIDENCE AND TO TRY TO UNDERMINE THE LOCAL AND DIVIDE THE COMMUNITY FROM US AS WELL.))
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Rubatex workers have been on strike since September 12th.
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For most families... paying the bills is tough enough.
But imagine trying to make ends meet on unemployment.
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That's the case now for thousands of laid off textile workers in the Henry County area.
Both Mark and Robin Hairston worked at Tultex and are now trying to provide for their family.
Neither have found new jobs.
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((ROBIN HAIRSTON/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: WITHOUT GOD ON MY SIDE, I GUESS I PROBABLY WOULD'VE ALREADY HAD A BREAKDOWN BY NOW BECAUSE IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING ESPECIALLY WITH BOTH OF US OUT OF WORK.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Tonight on NEWS 7 at six... you can hear more from the Hairstons, who like the thousands of other textile workers, are trying to find new jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In sports, the Martinsville Speedway gets a facelift for this racing season.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The polls are open in Virginia's Republican Presidential Primary.
Meanwhile the candidates took some last minute shots.
Yesterday, John McCain attacked the conservative religious supporters of George W. Bush.
Bush said McCain is trying to divide the G-O-P.
Polls close at seven this evening.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Another bump in the road for the effort to rename route 460 in Bedford for Martin Luther King, Junior.
County officials declined to act after being told most of the road was in the city and it was the CITY's decision alone whether to re-NAME it.
State law says localities have the right to RENAME streets... an HONORARY designation must be approved by the state.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


An autopsy will be performed today on a Virginia Tech student who died after a weekend fight.
29-year-old Thomas L. Hyman was severely beaten early Sunday morning, after he entered this student house on East Roanoke Street.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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