[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A third person is dead from yesterday's Pittsburgh shootings.
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[vo-nat]
While in Michigan a 19 year old faces charges in connection with a school shooting.
Can you believe it was just one year ago that Gas was lower than 70 cents a gallon-
How things have changed. We'll see how its affecting truckers.
And some Roanokers come out to try and make their neighborhood better.
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[anchor=Robin]

After yet another windy day in southwest Virginia, temperatures are slipping and a chilly evening is expected. We have the forecast through the weekend coming up. [2-shot]
[anchor=Jean]


News 7 is next.
[Open]
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
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[Arcadia-Bombs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:37:26]
[GRAPHIC=Bot. Co. Pipe Bombs]

Sheriff's deputies found two bombs at a school in Botetourt County. They say a 15-year-old made them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

One bomb was in the student's bedroom at the Arcadia Leadership Academy, a boarding school for troubled boys. Sheriff's deputies found a second bomb hidden in the woods.
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[SOT 12:43:00]
[IN Q=]

((IT WAS A SMALL CYLINDRICAL DEVICE ABOUT THREE INCHES LONG AND ONE INCH IN DIAMETER. HAD A FUSE ATTACHED TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Gene Lee/Counselor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=attached to it]
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[VO-NAT]

The 15-year-old was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. Prosecutors say if he's convicted, he could spend two years in prison.
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[Threat-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Pulaski County, six high school students face felony charges for making a bomb threat to the school.
One of the students admitted making the call from inside the school while the others encouraged him.
Deputies also arrested a student for a bomb threat against the school last month.

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The school shooting in Michigan Tuesday now focuses on a 19 year old. The teen is charged with involuntary manslaughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Flint, MI;]


Police say Jamelle Andre James left a loaded handgun in the house where a six year old found it.
James could face 15-years in prison if convicted.
The boy allegedly took the gun to school and used it to shoot a young girl to death.
Meanwhile the parents who lost their daughter in the shooting - may hire a well known attorney.
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[SOT14:54:12]
[IN Q=We've got]

((GEOFFREY FIEGER/ATTORNEY: WE'VE GOT TO INVESTIGATE INFORMATION WE RECEIVED TODAY THAT THE SCHOOL OR A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE GUN, THAT THE OTHER CHILDREN CLAIMED TO HAVE SEEN THE GUN.))
[SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Attorney for Victim's Family;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=seen the gun.]
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[VO-NAT]


Feiger is meeting with the family about a possible lawsuit-
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[PA-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A third person has died from yesterday's shooting rampage near Pittsburgh. Two others are critically hurt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilkinsburg, PA]


Suspect Ronald Taylor not only faces murder charges but also charges of ethic intimidation- a hate crime.
Witnesses say Taylor singled out white people-
The shooting spree began when Taylor was upset with work being done on his apartment door-
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[SOT 20:03:12 ]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN DEWITT/MAINTENANCE WORKER: WE DID THE DOOR. WELL I GUESS HE THOUGHT WE WERE TAKING TOO LONG OR SOMETHING HE KEPT SAYING I WAS WHITE TRASH, A RACIST PIG.))
[SUPER=01-John DeWitt/Maintenance Worker; 00 ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=racist pig.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say Taylor shot and killed one maintenance worker before setting his apartment on fire.
Authorities say Taylor then walked to a Burger King and McDonalds where he shot four other people.
(///// SOT /////)

[14:51:15] ((JAMES ECKER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WHEN HE MET ME HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING THAT BECAUSE I WAS A WHITE LAWYER HE HAD ANYTHING AGAINST ME OR MY RACE.))
[Super=01-James Ecker/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=against me or my race.]
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[VO-NAT]


The F-B-I is now opening a civil rights investigation.
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[Diallo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Civil rights charges may also be filed against those four New York City police officers who fired 41 shots killing Amadou Diallo. The officers were acquitted-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Today Diallo supporters took their case to the Justice department. They want civil rights charges brought against the officers.
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[SOT 14:58:27]
[IN Q=We call]

((WE CALL ON THEM TO TRY TO LOOK INTO IT SO WE DON'T WEE WHAT HAPPENED TO AMADOU HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Kadiatou Diallo/Amadou's Mother;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=IN THE FUTURE]
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[VO-NAT]


As Justice Department officials heard pleas- a group rallied outside.
Officers fired 41 shots killing Diallo- who was unarmed at the time.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/02/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Blacksburg-Beating]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 42:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No charges will be filed against the man who fatally beat a Virginia Tech resident advisor after he broke into his home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Monday;]


Prosecutors say 29-year-old Thomas L. Hyman had a high blood alcohol content -- of point-two-six -- when he broke down the front door last weekend.
Hyman, a diabetic, also had an abnormally high blood sugar level.
Hyman was beaten unconscious by a resident in the house who said he did NOT know him.
Those familiar with Hyman say his behavior was out of character.
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[Sayers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:51:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A guilty plea today from the man who was behind the wheel the night three people were killed in a drunk- driving accident on Hershberger Road last October.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


23- year old Timothy Wayne Sayers says he has no memory of the accident. Sayers had been drinking and using cocaine. His red Mustang was traveling 85 miles an hour.
Sayers has continued driving- -right up to today. The prosecutor says D-M-V was waiting for the outcome of this case before lifting Sayers' driving privileges.
Judge Jonathan Apgar ordered him to surrender his license on the spot.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[graphic=None]


Sayers faces up to 61 years in prison when he's sentenced.

[Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-03 45:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a bargain for more than a decade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


But Virginia lawmakers are just a few votes away from raising state inspection fees for cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
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[SOT 16:22:41]
[IN Q=A car inspection]

((DEL. LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: A CAR INSPECTION TAKES ABOUT HALF AN HOUR...15 DOLLARS FOR AN AUTO INSPECTION FEE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=inspection fee.]
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[VO-NAT]


Supporters of the bill say the going rate for auto work is 35 dollars an hour and up.
Governor Jim Gilmore says he's willing to consider the potential fee increase.
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[Fuel-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:33:53]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


Drivers have already seen gas prices skyrocket...
But truckers are paying a higher price than most of us.
And Scott Goldberg reports: some say it could cost them their livelihoods.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Baker/Trucker; :19 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Chris Miller/Independent Trucker; :39]
[SDUPER=@Scott2; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=sg, news-7.]

((
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATS: (ANYTHING QUICK AT THE PUMP).)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


It doesn't matter if you drive on four wheels or 18 ...
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[SOT 7:50:07 ]
[IN Q=i think]

((DRIVER: I THINK IT'S LOUSY. I THINK WE'RE GETTING RIPPED OFF.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=RIPPED OFF]


... to a certain extent, we're all in this together.
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[SOT 7:20]
[IN Q=i paid]

((EDDIE BAKER/TRUCKER: I PAID A DOLLAR-45.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=DOLLAR-45]


But if you're driving a tractor-trailer ... a dollar-45 is actually a bargain.
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[SOT 7:31]
[IN Q=that is]

((EDDIE BAKER/TRUCKER: THAT IS THE LOWEST PRICE I'VE SEEN FROM TUCSON ALL THE WAY HERE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=THE WAY HERE]


Pumped-up prices are hitting truckers the hardest.
Especially those who own their own trucks -- the skyrocketing cost of diesel is stealing a huge chunk of Chris Miller's profits.
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[SOT 8:53]
[IN Q=it's, uh ..]

((CHRIS MILLER/INDEPENDENT TRUCKER: IT'S, UH ... REALLY KILLING A LOT OF TRUCK DRIVERS.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=TRUCK DRIVERS]


Miller expects to take home only 10-thousand dollars this year.
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[SOT 9:30]
[IN Q=i'm living]

((CHRIS MILLER: I'M LIVING ON 50-DOLLARS A WEEK TO MAKE TRUCK PAYMENTS, INSURANCE PAYMENTS ... ALL THE OTHER PAYMENTS I HAVE TO MAKE ON HERE ...)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=ON HERE]


And he says if someone doesn't do something soon to bring down fuel prices ... his time behind the wheel may be up.
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[SOT 10:07]
[IN Q=if i have]

((MILLER: IF I HAVE TO PAY TWO DOLLARS A GALLON ... I'M GONNA PARK THE TRUCK .. I CAN'T MAKE ANY MONEY DOING THAT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=DOING THAT]


Analysts say it'll be a couple months before prices come down.
Meantime ... unleaded gas in Virginia could soon cost a dollar-70 a gallon.
And diesel ... might get awfully close to that 2-dollar price Mr. Miller says could drive him out of business.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[Holden]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-02]
[GRAPHIC=Holden]


Autopsy results have confirmed that a Nelson County girl who got lost in the woods last week died of exposure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./Last Week]


Eight- year- old Jackie Holden had been the subject of an intensive three- day search after she wandered away from her home near Shipman.
Holden was wearing just a light layer of clothing the day she disappeared, and night- time temperatures had dipped into the 20's.
The medical examiner could "not" determine WHEN she died.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Some new moms are not happy with their experience at a local hospital. We'll tell you why.
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[VO-NAT]


And - a tale of buzzards... in Bedford. One neighborhood's trying to get rid of hundreds of the vultures. The story, ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="O-K sports....]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=......in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight, The High school basketball tournaments continued tonight the Roanoke College Maroons opened play in the N-C-Double-A tournament at the Bast Center The Virginia Cavaliers lose a key conference game at home and Former Salem star Brad Bradley is the new head football coach at William Campbell.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Voter-IDs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Voter IDs]


Virginia voters are a step closer to having to show I-D at the polls. In a party-line vote today - the Senate passed a bill requiring voters to show identification before they're allowed to vote. Democrats say the bill would just be an obstacle to voters, especially minorities, the poor, or the elderly. The bill now heads back to the House.

[Thurber]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:04:06]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


She's run in every city council election since 1984 but never won.. now activist Jane Thurber is ready to try it again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Thurber announced her candidacy today for the Ward Three seat on Lynchburg city council.
She says citizens are tired of a city council that wastes money trying to attract new residents while ignoring its public employees.
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[SOT 14:01:22]
[IN Q=The best way]

((JANE THURBER/I- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: THE BEST WAY TO MARKET LYNCHBURG TO MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES IS TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, TEACHERS, SCHOOLBUS DRIVERS AND SHAPE UP.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Thurber/(I) Lynchburg Council Candidate]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=and shape up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thurber is opposed by incumbent councilman Robert Garber.
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[Bedford-Buzzards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Buzzards]


They're unsightly, they're dirty and they're even a little spooky.. and they're also regular visitors to the town of Bedford for a few months every winter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


This is what residents of the Peaksview neighborhood have been dealing with every night since October.. hundreds of buzzards circling over their homes, and roosting in nearby trees.
Police have tried for years to scare the birds away.. now they're applying for a federal permit to start killing them.
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[SOT 21:44:59]
[IN Q=This is what]

((OFFICER ROBERT MONK/BEDFORD POLICE: THIS IS WHAT THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS BASICALLY TOLD US WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO, WE'VE TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WE CAN DO AND THIS IS MORE OF A LAST RESORT TYPE THING AND THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT THIS WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Robert Monk/Bedford Police]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=correct the problem.]
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[VO-NAT]


Monk says the birds' droppings can pose a health hazard to area residents, especially children.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead - Read Across America, in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And - some new moms say they - and their new babies - were sent home from the hospital, without some important advice.
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[SOT tc 00:02:38]
[IN Q=I was assured]

((I WAS ASSURED THERE WOULD BE A LACTATION CONSULTANT THERE WHEN I DELIVERED, AND THERE WASN'T ONE.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=wasn't one.]
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[vo-nat] The story, ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-2 1 4/2 2 6 2/7 10 27 31 32]





NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-1-4

(two, one, four)


Pick 4:
2-2-6-2

(two, two, six, two)


Cash 5:
7-10-27-31-32

(seven, ten, twenty-seven, thirty-one, thirty-two)



(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


APNP-03-02-00 2303EST

[Melrose-Rugby]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-07 11:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents in the Melrose - Rugby Neighborhood say their community is on the rebound, after getting a bad rap over the years.
They are working hard to make it a better place to live and do business.
Joy Sutton has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Bethel/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Carl Cooper/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Chittum/Roanoke City Planner;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke]

(( Shirley Bethel has lived in the Melrose/Rugby Neighborhood for 20 years.
She says she wants to take an active role in improving her community - by participating in forums like this one with the Roanoke City Planning Department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:51:04]
[IN Q=I think it's great]

((SHIRLEY BETHEL:I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE TI GIVES THE NEIGHBORHOOD A CHANCE TO SPEAK-OUT FOR WHAT THEY WANT))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=they]


And residents say while their neighborhood has gotten a bad rap because of crime -- the residents do care about their community.
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[SOT 31:16:21]
[IN Q=With the help of the city]

((CARL COOPER: WITH THE HELP FROM THE CITY AND THEM ALLOWING US TO PART OF THE PROCESS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET EVEN BETTER))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=even better]


This is the third workshop where residents have come together to address changes they would like to see happen.
At this final workshop -- residents voted for the issues they felt were the most important of all the proposed changes.
Some of those improvements included: -bringing a grocery store and other businesses to the area -identifying and reporting housing maintenance violations and working with the City Rental Inspections program -reducing noise ordinance violations - and targeting youth through the schools - Changing the commercial zoning along Orange Avenue to only encompass the strip areas already designated -And implementing measures to reduce speeding in the neighborhood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:44:45]
[IN Q=If you get everybody]

((CHRIS COOPER/CITY PLANNER: IF YOU GET EVERYBODY GOING THE SAME DIRECTION KIND OF FOCUSING ON SOME OF THE SAME ISSUES THEY YOU REALLY HAVE A LOT MORE IMPACT AND SUCCESS))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=success]


In order for the changes chosen by these residents go forward -- the planning commission and city council must adopt them.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))






















[Breastfeeding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:16:16]
[GRAPHIC=Breastfeeding]

Two women say a recent breastfeeding experience at New River Valley Medical Center has soured them to Carilion hospitals. Tonya Flory has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=01-Melina Perdue/VP Carilion Women Services; :08]
[SUPER=01-Mary Potter/New Mother; :29]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; :42]
[SUPER=01-Christy Porterfield/New Mother; :47 ]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1999; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News 7.]

(( Cut backs were made to the lactation program at Carilion hospitals in November to make the hospital more efficient.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 21:39:08]
[IN Q=We stopped]

((MELINA PERDUE/VP CARILION WOMEN SERVICES: WE STOPPED OUT SEVEN DAY A WEEK 24 HOUR A DAY ON CALL COVERAGE AND WE ARE COVERING SIX DAYS A WEEK, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY USUALLY UNTIL ABOUT SEVEN AT NIGHT ON WEEKDAYS AND UNTIL NOON ON SATURDAY.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=noon on Saturday.]

That decision forced Mary Potter get help from Montgomery Regional Hospital.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:01:23]
[IN Q=The lactation]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: THE LACTATION CONSULTANTS CALLED ME AT HOME COACHED ME THROUGH THINGS, CAME OUT ON SUNDAY MORNING FOR ME TO COME OUT SO THAT THEY COULD WORK WITH ME ON A FEW THINGS AND WITHOUT THEM I WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP, I REALLY WOULD HAVE.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=really would have.]

Christy Porterfield did give up after she had trouble breastfeeding her third child.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 00:08:11]
[IN Q=If a mother]

((CHRISTY PORTERFIELD/MOTHER: IF A MOTHER GOES AWAY SAD FROM HER EXPERIENCE FROM A BIRTH AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE SERVICES THAT SHE FELT SHOULD BE PROVIDED SUCH AS BREASTFEEDING THEN WHAT WOULD MAKE ME WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD BACK WHEN HE HAD A BROKEN ARM OR A TEMPERATURE OF 104.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=of 104.]


Potter says she spoke with Melina Perdue to express her concerns.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:02:55]
[IN Q=That was]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: THAT WAS SEVERAL MONTHS AND YET NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=has been done.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:09:50]
[IN Q=Having a baby]

((CHRISTY PORTERFIELD/MOTHER: HAVING A BABY IS THE MOST WONDERFUL THING AND FOR SOMEONE TO TELL ME THAT I CAN'T FEED MY CHILD IS VERY DISHEARTENING OR NOT AT LEAST BE ABLE TO HELP ME WITH THAT.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=me with that.]

Perdue says Carilion is considering adding another lactation consultant in the New River Valley. Tonya Flory, News 7. ))


[Read-AcrossAmerica]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-01 53:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dr. Suess would have turned 96-today.
And to celebrate -- kids all across the country participated in the Read Across America Program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

News 7's Patrick Evans even showed off his Dr. Suess story-telling skills in Roanoke County tonight.
Evans, along with Tonya Flory and Melanie Moon, read to kids at Barnes and Noble.
They even dressed for the occasion -- with tall - red and white striped hats.
Read Across America promotes literacy and reading.
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Roanoke College opened the Division three playoffs tonight at the Bast Center, Virginia hosted Wake Forest at U-Hall and the High School basketball playoffs continued today.
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke/1973; 00]

Longtime football fans in the area are mourning the death of Merrill Gainer who died earlier this week at the age of 87. Gainer coached from 1968 through 1978 at Patrick Henry where he led the Patriots to the state title in 1973. That team didn't give up a single point in the playoffs. Gainer, who also won 4 state titles at Bluefield high school in the 50s and 60s, was a mentor to many including Jim Hickam and Willis White.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Roanoke began the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament opening round with a bang, beating Marymount in overtime in front of one thousand, 375 fans at the Bast Center. Steve Mason has more from Salem.
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The Virginia Cavaliers suffered a big loss last night - Wake Forest beating the Cavaliers 80 to 75.
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The U-Hall crowd was behind the Cavaliers all the way.
Travis Watson responded to the crowd here he takes it in for the jam but the Cavs trailed by four.
Wake's Josh Shoemaker goes inside for the putback and the Deacons went in at the half leading by 7.
Virginia did take the lead in the second half Adam Hall getting the tip in off the miss.
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But the Deacons Josh Howard scores and Wake holds on and beat the Cavaliers 80 to 75.
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((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))


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On the high school hardwood, the Region C semi-finals tipped off yesterday evening in Roanoke County with two tickets to the Group A tournament on the line.
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In the opening game, George Wythe looked to make it back to state for the first time since 1990. The Maroons beat the Cougars' pressure and Matt Williams makes them pay as he hits the floater on the baseline. Williams finished with a game high 25. Covington would play catchup all night long. Andrew Clark uses a nice hesitation dribble drive to score and get the Cougars within 11 points late in the third. But GW was the real deal last night. After making the steal, Williams goes behind his back to Chris Taylor for the hoop. George Wythe rolls into the final with a 85-to-59 win.
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The nightcap featured the Radford Bobcats battling the Maroon Tide of Galax coached by Verl Brown. Off the inbounds, Galax converts with six five Brad Hawks turning inside and scoring. Radford went inside as well. Jelani Hendricks - the senior hits the hoop in the paint. Then Ben Fisher leads the break and finds Shane Nichols for the jumper. Radford moves on to state with a 63 to 49 win.
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Cave Springs hopes of playing in the state tournament ended last night as G.W. Danville routs the Knights 75 to 54.
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The Eagles huddle around their head coach Chris Carter who is retiring at the end of the season.
Early in the first quarter the Knights score as Mike Hamlar hits J.J. Reddick for the slam dunk to make it 10 to 8 Cave.
But the Eagles come back Anthony Wiles hits Bryon Gunn who hits the three pointer to make it 32 to 24 G.W.
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Then later in the half Wiles breaks the press pulls up and hits the jumper for a 10 point lead and G.W. wins it 75 to 54.
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The Lady Cougars and Lady Eagles would hook up in the girls Semi Finals.
In the fourth quarter the Cougars go to Heather Burnette she drives the lane and hits the layup drawing the foul to make it 57 to 46 Cougars.
The Eagles come back in the fourth Raynisha Johnson hits the baseline jumper to make it 63 to 61 Pulaski.
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Johnson then steals it in overtime and takes it coast to coast for the score and the Eagles win the game 78 to 73 in overtime.
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((ROANOKE ADVANCES IN THE DIVISION THREE TOURNAMENT. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'))


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Brad Bradley, one of our former Friday Football Extra stars, has been named head football coach at William Campbell high school.
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Bradley served as assistant head coach at Lord Botetourt this past season. This is Bradley's second head coaching job, he ran Gilmer County high school's football program in West Virginia in 1996 and 1997.
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The 26 year old was an all state receiver at Salem where he played from 1988 to 1991 and then played college ball at Glenville State. The Generals were 2 and 8 last season and finished fifth in the six team Dogwood District.
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One of Friday Football Extra's top coaches over the past decade is quitting. Don Bateman, the only coach in the history of Magna Vista will retire at the end of this month. Bateman took over when the school was built in 1988. Before then, the former Friday Football Extra coach of the year led Drewry Mason.

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