[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


It's a clean sweep for George W. Bush in the Virginia and Washington primaries and a South Dakota caucus.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And charges are unlikely in yesterday's fatal classroom shooting of one first-grader by another.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Some clouds and a light breeze ahead of an approaching cold front...but the weather story for today will be the return of very mild temperatures.
March comes in like a lamb...with highs in the 70s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Night-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-59 4:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George W. Bush has a tighter grip on the Republican presidential nomination after wins here in Virginia, Washington state and North Dakota.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Leader Full]
The Texas governor took 53 percent of the vote while John McCain won 44 percent.
That means all of Virginia's 56 delegates go to Bush-- and it means some much needed momentum as Super Tuesday approaches.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Ed Lynch/Roanoke Co. Bush Chair; :00]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.; :11]
[SUPER=201-Jim Maye/Roanoke Co. McCain Chair; :39]
[SUPER=219-Kate/Weidaw; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

((
[SOT 6:39:52]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH/ROANOKE CO. BUSH CHAIR: WE ARE JUST THRILLED WITH THE POSITIVE OUTCOME VIRGINIANS HEARD GOVERNOR BUSH'S POSITIVE MESSAGE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


It wasn't the landslide victory Bush supporters were hoping for but it's a victory none the less. Bush supporters say the win was due partly to the fact volunteers were at most of the poll stations, handing out flyers and talking with voters -- whereas McCain volunteers didn't have as big of presence. GOP leaders say one factor that might have hurt McCain was his reference to the Reverend Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as agents of intolerance for distorting his record on abortion. But Bush and McCain supporters view the situation differently.

[SOT 6:06:20]
[INQ=]

((JIM MAYE/LOCAL MCCAIN CHAIRMAN: JOHN MCCAIN SPEAKS HIS MIND WE LEARNED THAT A LONG TIME AGO AND HE HAS VERY STRONG FEELINGS HE SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF HE ALWAYS HAS AND HE ALWAYS WILL.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]



[SOT 6:41:34]
[INQ=]

((ED LYNCH: BUSH HAS BEEN HERE A LOT MCCAIN MAKES ONE STOP INTO THE STATE TO CRITICIZE TWO OF OUR MOST PROMINENT CITIZENS AND THEN LEAVES AND I THINK THAT DEFINITELY HAD AN IMPACT ON VOTING TODAY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Despite McCain's loss, supporters say it's not over yet.

[SOT 6:37]
[INQ=]

((SUPER TUESDAY'S COMING WE AREN'T GIVING UP WE'RE STAYING WITH THE FIGHT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: VOTER TURNOUT WAS EXPECTED TO BE LOW BUT SURPRISINGLY VIRGINIA HAS THE LARGEST GOP TURNOUT OF ANY PRIMARY. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]))



[E-L'burg-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 TC1:45:46]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


G-O-P leaders say it's hard to tell whether John McCain's harsh words for the Reverend Jerry Falwell had any impact on McCain's showing in Falwell's hometown of Lynchburg yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


McCain referred to Reverend Falwell and Pat Robertson as "agents of intolerance" for distorting his record on abortion.
Many Hill City voters who turned out to the polls say the comments bothered them, but did "not" affect their vote.

Some were going to vote for George W. Bush anyway.. others simply chalked it up to the game of politics.
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[democrats]


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


The other big winner of the night is vice president Al Gore who claimed a huge victory over Bill Bradley in the Washington state primary.
Speaking from Los Angeles last night, Gore said he's the only candidate focusing on the issues that are important to the American people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[5:28:29]
[IN Q=Both of the Republican candidates.......]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=and a lot of other issues.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[Graphic=None]


Bradley seems determined to stay on the campaign trail despite yesterday's loss.
He's preparing a five-minute commercial to be broadcast coast-to-coast tomorrow on C-B-S.
And tonight Bradley and Gore debate in Los Angeles.

[school-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


Classes are canceled today at an elementary School near Flint, Michigan, where authorities say a six-year-old boy fatally shot another six year old.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. Morris Township, MI;]

[3:12:21]
But the school will be open for anyone who needs counseling after the death of Kayla Rolland.
Flowers and stuffed animals have been left at the school's front door as the community tries to come to grips with what happened.
A county prosecutor says a playground fight may have prompted yesterday's shooting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ARTHUR BUSCH/GENESEE COUNTY PROSECUTOR; IT WOULD APPEAR FROM THE INVESTIGATIONS SO FAR THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME SORT OF SCUFFLE OR QUARREL ON THE PLAYGROUND THE DAY BEFORE THE SHOOTING BETWEEN THIS LITTLE BOY AND THIS LITTLE GIRL.))
[SUPER=01-Arthur Busch/Genessee Co. Prosecutor; :02]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=AND THIS LITTLE GIRL.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the boy has been placed in the custody of the state child welfare agency.
(///////SOT//////)
[in=]

((INGRID JAVOR/KAYLA'S GRANDMOTHER; THEY'VE TAKEN A YOUNG SIX YEAR OLD AWAY FROM US AND THERE WILL BE NO REPLACEMENT. THERE IS NOTHING THAT ANYBODY CAN DO TO PUT HER BACK IN OUR LIVES. WE HAVE TO PUT HER IN A PLACE WE CAN VISIT BUT WE WILL NOT SEE HER ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Ingrid Javor/Kayla's Grandmother;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT=see her anymore.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say it's unlikely criminal charges will be filed against a child so young.
But someone could face charges for enabling the boy to get the 32-caliber handgun used in the shooting.
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[RR-Crossings]


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


Families who have lost loved ones at railroad crossings take their case to the U-S Supreme court today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 1999]


The court will hear arguments about whether railroads can be held responsible for safety equipment at rail crossings.
The case was started by the widow of a man killed at a crossing in Tennessee.
The woman sued Norfolk Southern, arguing that the railroad failed to install adequate warning devices.
But N-S said a reflector sign at the crossing was sufficient under federal regulations.
(------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Mike Stevens has highlights from the high school basketball regional tournaments.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=this morning]



[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=It covers]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maeve Crowgey/Science Museum; :44]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=How they can see]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[Ferrum-Athletics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:00:14]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]

Ferrum College students marched straight to the president's doorway --
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:51:27]
[IN Q=Save our sports]

((SAVE OUR SPORTS))
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUTQ=Save our Sports (TRIPLE OUT!!!)]
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[VO-NAT]

rallying against the decision to dump the field hockey and equestrian teams.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:59:41]
[IN Q=The equestrian team]

((THE EQUESTRIAN TEAM HAS HISTORICALLY ATTRIBUTED THE HIGHER CALIBER STUDENTS TO THE PROGRAM. WE HAVE THE SECOND HIGHEST G-P-A OF ANY SPORTS TEAM ON CAMPUS. WE HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST STUDENT ATHLETE RETENTION RATES ON CAMPUS AND WE SEND PEOPLE TO COMPETE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Addison Dalton/Equestrian Team;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=NATIONAL LEVEL]
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[VO-NAT]


People from the community also learn to ride at Ferrum.
But the money now spent on horses and hockey will boost the basketball, baseball, football and softball teams.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:11]
[IN Q=what we have to do]

((WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS WHAT EVERY INSTITUTION HAS TO DO, LOOK AT THE WAYS WE CAN MAXIMIZE OUR RESOURCES TO BENEFIT THE GREATEST NUMBER OF STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Bowling/Ferrum College;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=number of students]
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[VO-NAT]


Some students plan to leave Ferrum College.
Others say they'll take their case to the Board of Visitors later this month.
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[E-Custody-Case]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:05:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke judge says a woman is NOT guilty of child abduction -- even though she kept her two kids away from their father.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The F-B-I arrested Vivian McMahon for taking her kids to Louisiana and refusing to return them to their father, who had custody.
But a judge dismissed child abduction charges on a technicality.
McMahon WAS convicted on two charges for not showing up at custody hearings.
But she's out of jail and can visit her children with another adult standing by.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, good news for folks with diabetes.
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=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HAVE TAKEN A MAJOR STEP TOWARDS CURING DIABETES. THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO GROW CELLS IN A LAB TO PRODUCE INSULIN- AND THEN TRANSPLANT THOSE CELLS INTO MICE. THE CELLS THEN WORKED PROPERLY AT KEEPING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS UNDER CONTROL.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- IF YOU BECAME SICK WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS, WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DOCTOR TO GIVE IT TO YOU STRAIGHT- OR SUGAR COAT THE NEWS- SAYING YOUR CASE IS MILD OR WAS CAUGHT EARLY. A STUDY IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL SAYS IN MOST CASES ITS BEST TO BE STRAIGHT- FORWARD. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN PATIENTS ARE TOLD THINGS AREN'T SO BAD- BUT THEN SUFFER EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE SUCH AS SEVERE PAIN- MANY PATIENTS THEN LOSE FAITH IN THEIR DOCTORS.
VT=VO

YOU LIKE TO WORK OUT- A LOT- DONT BE SHY ABOUT MAKING SURE YOU EAT A LITTLE FAT. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NUTRITION SHOWS HEAVY EXERCISERS OFTEN HAVE DIETS TOO LOW IN FAT- AND SOME NUTRIENTS. WHEN THE EXERCISERS ATE MORE FAT- THEY WERE ABLE TO WORK OUT HARDER AND LONGER.
VT=VO

AND FINALLY TODAY- IF YOU ARE AN OLDER COUPLE THINKING ABOUT HAVING A BABY- ALL BETS ARE OFF WHEN IT COMES TO THINKING YOU'VE GOT AN EVEN CHANCE OF HAVING A BOY OR A GIRL. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL FERTILITY AND STERILITY FINDS THE OLDER A COUPLE IS ESPECIALLY THE AGE OF THE FATHER- THE HIGHER THE CHANCE THE STORK WILL BRING A GIRL. WE DONT KNOW WHY. ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR. DH FOR CBSNEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[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]


The tally is Bush three McCain zip after voters went to the polls in three states yesterday.
The Texas governor trounced McCain in Virginia capturing all 56 delegates.
He also came out on top in North Dakota's caucuses and in washington state's primary.
The other big winner of the night is Vice President Al Gore who won Washington Democratic primary.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


There will be no classes at an elementary school outside Flint, Michigan today.
This after a six year old shot and killed a fellow first grader.
Witnesses say the unidentified boy pulled a gun from his pants and fired a bullet into Kayla Rolland's neck.
There are reports the children had a playground scuffle on Monday.
Because of his age he will probably not be charged with any crime.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the Supreme Court hears arguments today about whether railroads can be held responsible for safety equipment at rail crossings.
The case involves a Tennessee crossing where a man was killed.
His wife sued Norfolk Southern saying the railroad failed to install adequate warning devices.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[GOP-Primary]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-53 TC1:26:58]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A big victory for Texas Governor George W. Bush in Virginia.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE Leader Full]
Bush won all 56 of the state's G-O-P delegates by beating Arizona Senator John McCain in the presidential primary.
The Texas governor won 53 percent of the vote, while McCain took 44 percent.
Ellen Qualls has reaction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=207-Gov. Jim Gilmore; 04]
[SUPER=203-Bakersfield, CA; :11]
[SUPER=201-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :17]
[SUPER=201-Marvin Bush/Bush's Brother; 1:15]
[SUPER=201-Dennis Peterson/McCain Virginia Spokesman; 1:25]
[SUPER=219-Ellen/Qualls; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=news 7, richmond]



[E-Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-49 59:55]
[GRAPHIC=VA Primary]


The talk at polling places wasn't just about candidates and their stances.
The issue in Virginia yesterday was "the pledge."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


It's the orange piece of paper all voters in the open primary had to sign.
It's a pledge of loyalty to the Republican party -- a promise not to participate in any other party's nominating process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:34:35/////4:42:33 ]
[IN Q=do you think////we've had]
[*****BUMP SOTS*****]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: DO YOU THINK IT WOULD DISCOURAGE DEMOCRATS OR INDEPENDENTS FROM VOTING? REGINA VASSAR/VOTER: I THINK IT WOULD DISCOURAGE A LOT OF PEOPLE ... THEY QUESTION THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT AND THIS IS DIFFERENT.///////JEAN STUMP/ELECTION OFFICER: WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF LAUGH ABOUT IT ... A COUPLE FUSS ... BUT EVERYBODY HAS AGREED TO SIGN IT.))
[SUPER=201-Regina Vassar/Voter;]
[SUPER=201-Jean Stump/Election Officer;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to sign it]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The pledge wasn't as unpopular in Republican-majority precincts.
It is not legally binding and does not mean you have to support a Republican in the general election.
(------------)



[2-democrats]


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


On the Democratic side, Al Gore savors his primary win in Washington state, while the Bill Bradley camp says it's not giving up.
Bradley's loss is considered a big blow because he campaigned heavily in Washington, hoping to jump-start his campaign.
Meantime, Gore says he's looking forward to more wins next week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[5:28:14]
[IN Q=I'm excited about going on...]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to the big votes March 7th here in California, New York.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[Graphic=None]


Bradley is preparing a five-minute commercial to be broadcast coast-to-coast tomorrow on C-B-S.
And tonight Bradley and Gore debate in Los Angeles.

[2-RR-Crossings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


Families who have lost loved ones at railroad crossings are calling on the Supreme Court to rule in their favor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 1999]


The court will hear arguments today about whether railroads can be held responsible for safety equipment at rail crossings.
The case was started by the widow of a man killed at a crossing in Tennessee.
The woman sued Norfolk Southern, arguing that the railroad failed to install adequate warning devices.
But N-S said a reflector sign at the crossing was sufficient under federal regulations.
(------------)


[E-DeSai-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:12:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Friends and family of a slain Roanoke motel owner gathered in her memory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats drumming]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=Nats drumming]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Betty (duh-sigh) DeSai was found dead inside the Park Inn International Motel last month.
Last night - DeSai's friend, Susan Robbins, orchestrated a memorial service so the community could have a chance to respond to the violent murder.
Robbins said she also wanted to bring the races together.
(------------)



[Textile-Promo2]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-54 TC1:36:31]
[GRAPHIC=Life After Layoffs]


Unemployment is so high on the Southside that many laid off textile workers are having to travel for work.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Joe Compton and his daughter, Brenda, both worked at Tultex.
Compton just recently got a job in Reidsville, North Carolina which is an hour from his home in Henry County.
But says it's not what he'd hoped for.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not]

(( JOE COMPTON/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: I'M NOT MAKING AS MUCH AS I DID AT TULTEX, AND IT'S COSTING ME RIGHT MUCH TO DRIVE BACK AND FORTH. ))
[SUPER=01-Joe Compton/Former Tultex Worker; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=back and forth.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Compton believes finding a job is especially hard on older workers.
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=tonight at Six]


You can hear more from Compton and his daughter in part two of our series "Life After Layoffs."
That's tonight on NEWS 7 at six.

[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=It covers]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maeve Crowgey/Science Museum; :44]
[SUPER=01-Carol Thomson/Raleigh Court Elementary; 2:19]
[RUNS=2:45]
[OUT Q=they know every day]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: science museum))

[2-E-Conference-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC52:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A judge says the Roanoke Conference Center can move forward with preliminary repairs, but pending lawsuits could have an impact on major renovations planned there early next year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The conference center at the Hotel Roanoke is now the subject of several lawsuits, filed because of alleged deficiencies in the building.
Yesterday in court, an expert said shifting concrete panels have allowed water to enter the structure, causing steel studs to rust.
Judge Richard Pattisal says he will allow the conference center to re- caulk the joints between those concrete panels, but lawyers representing some of the defendants said they will object to "the big fix"early next year, if the lawsuits haven't been settled by then.
They argue that construction could destroy important evidence.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The court also set aside five weeks for the trial, now set to begin in mid- September of 2001.

[Sweepstakes-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Virginia is suing Publishers Clearing House, alleging the company dupes people out of millions of dollars with deceptive sweepstakes offers.
Close to 30 other states have already filed similar suits.
Company officials are not yet commenting on the suit.

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the high school basketball hoops madness continues.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:15]
[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]


George W. Bush is savoring a nine point victory in Virginia's Republican primary.
Bush received strong support from religious conservatives after John McCain criticized Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell on Monday.
McCain got a high percentage of votes from Democrats and Independents, but those voters turned out in relatively small numbers.
The Republican turnout in Virginia was the highest of any state so far.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Friends and family of a slain Roanoke motel owner gathered in her memory.
Betty (duh-sigh) DeSai was found dead inside the Park Inn International Motel last month.
Last night - DeSai's friend, Susan Robbins, orchestrated a memorial service so the community could respond to the violent murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Ferrum College students marched straight to the president's doorway, rallying against the decision to dump the field hockey and equestrian teams.
The money now spent on horses and hockey will boost the basketball, baseball, football and softball teams.
Some students plan to leave Ferrum College, others say they'll take their case to the Board of Visitors later this month.
(-------------)
[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=]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at Six.]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]