[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In Radford an explosion at an auto parts plant leaves one person dead, two missing and several others injured.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And only minor injuries are reported after a 7-37 jetliner crash lands in Burbank, California.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Mild weather yesterday...event milder today with the promise of highs in the 70s.
As you head off to work this morning, look for mostly clear skies with temperatures already in the 40s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Video-Open]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF OPEN]

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[VO-NAT]


Two women are still missing after an explosion ripped through part of the the New River Castings plant in Radford.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=News 7 Mornin]


Good morning I'm Melanie Moon.

[Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-09]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Crews have been serching through the night.
They recovered one body earlier this morning.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Starlink]


Marya Jones is on the scene and has the latest.
[Live=MArya Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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[plane-landing]


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


Six people on a Southwest Airlines 7-37 suffered minor injuries when the plane skidded off a runway last night as it landed at in southern California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA;]

[3:00:17]
The plane ended up on a nearby street, hitting at least one car.
The driver and her son were NOT seriously hurt.
The plane just missed slamming into a gas station.
While there were no flames, officials doused the plane as a precaution.
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[SOT]

[3:29]
[IN Q=Plane came dowb]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=definately gonna crash.]
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[VO-NAT]


There were 137 on board, several were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
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[S-General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=netG]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


It's the final week for the 2000 General Assembly session and there are still several issues to cover.
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[VO-NAT 00-10 00:28:03]


Lawmakers must reach a compromise on a two year, 48-billion dollar state budget.
They also have to resolve such issues as raises for public employees and how much extra money to provide mental health programs.
The assembly must also select at least one judge for both the Virginia Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals.
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[super-tuesday]


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


Tomorrow could be a major turning point for the four major presidential candidates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cranston, RI;]


It's super Tuesday and more than half the delegates needed to lock up the nominations are up for grabs.
Candidates spent the weekend getting out the vote.
In Rhode Island, Vice president Al Gore appeared confident as polls show him way in front of rival Bill Bradley.
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY;]


On the Republican side, John McCain again lashed out at campaign ads that he says George W. Bush is using to distort his record in the Senate.
Bush denies any involvement in running the ads.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; THIS ALLEGATION THAT I AM SOMEHOW INVOLVED IN THIS IS JUST TOTALLY RIDICULOUS. IT IS UNCALLED FOR.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=it is uncalled for.]
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[VO-NAT]


But he also declined to ask that the ads be pulled -- some of which are running in the most crucial state of all : California, where Bush hopes to grab a whopping 162 delegates ... in a winner-take-all contest.
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[E-FALWELL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=netD]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Jerry Falwell has responded to John McCain's attacks on conservative religious leaders.
But Falwell did NOT take aim at the Senator.
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[SOT 15:05:49]
[IN Q=I never]

((JERRY FALWELL: I NEVER MET SENATOR MCCAIN BUT I RESPECT HIM AS A HERO AND HE HAS NOTHING BUT MY ADMIRATION I THINK THIS IS ALL POLITICAL AND I DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY.))
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[OUT Q=it personally.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


Falwell went on to add that McCain is right... the Republican party doesn't belong to one single person.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, it's high school basketball championship week and college teams prepare for the field of 64.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll Intro)
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[SUPER=01-Joy Pasquariello/Bureau of Land Management; :33]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/1999; :49]
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[OUT Q=And just enjoy that]


[Steve Live]
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[SUPER=16-(888) 274-2133/Bureau of Land Management;]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: horses))

[Radford-Blast]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-09]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Dogs are searching through the rubble of the New River Castings Plant in Radford.
Two employees are still missing after an explosion ripped through the plant last night.
The body of another employee was recovered earlier this morning.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Starlink]


Marya Jones has been covering the story all night and has an update.
[Live=MArya Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=06-Radford;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Starlink]



[S-Car-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-07 13:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This year's Muscular Dystrophy Association Car Show raised some 30-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This is the second largest fundraising effort for the local M-D-A.
About 80 vehicles were out for show -- including some motorcycles.
M-D-A officials say this event helps it meet its budget every year.
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[SOT18:05:30]
[IN Q=What they're using]

((DAVID WOOD/PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN: WHAT THEY'RE USING THIS FOR IS THEY SEND KIDS TO SUMMER CAMP TO MAKE THEM FEEL THAT THEY'RE NORMAL KIDS, THEY GET TO GO SWIMMING AND THINGS LIKE THIS. THEY HAVE A PERSON WHO HELPS THEM. IT'S EXPENSIVE AND WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=01-David Wood/Publicity Chairman]
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[OUT Q=for that]
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[VO-NAT]


The funds will also go to pay for items like wheelchairs and braces.
Over the past 20 years the event has raised more than 400-thousand dollars for the association.
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[Health-Check]


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


Some advice for folks who say they're always tired.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ITS THE MOST COMMON GENERAL COMPLAINT WE HEAR IN THE OFFICE: I'M SO TIRED. WELL ITS GOOD PEOPLE COME TO THE OFFICE TO GET IT CHECKED OUT BUT MOST OF THE TIME ITS NOT A MEDICAL PROBLEM WHICH MEANS MOST OF THE TIME ITS LIFESTYLE... FIXABLE. SO HOW DO YOU PINPOINT THE CAUSE? HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST LIFESTYLE CAUSES OF YOUR BODY FEELING LIKE A LEAD WEIGHT- SEE WHICH FIT YOU. GRFX THE FIRST HAS TO DO WITH REST. MOST AMERICANS ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED- AVERAGING MORE THAN ONE HOUR LESS A NIGHT THAN NEEDED. AND THESE HOURS ADD UP... ITS ESTIMATED MOST PEOPLE WOULD NEED TO SLEEP 3 WEEKS STRAIGHT TO CATCH UP. NEXT: RELAXATION- ARE YOU KICKING BACK? GETTING SOME RECREATIONAL TIME- AND I DONT MEAN WATCHING TV AT NIGHT. YOUR BODY- AND MIND NEED DOWN TIME- ESPECIALLY FROM AN IMMUNE SYSTEM STANDPOINT. THIRD: DIET- HERE ARE THE DIET THINGS THAT CAN MAKE YOU TIRED- NOT EATING REGULARLY- DIETING- EATING TOO MUCH FAT- DRINKING TOO MUCH COFFEE. ON CAM AND FOURTH- HABITS- DO YOU SMOKE- THE NUMBER ONE ROBBER OF OXYGEN. DO YOU GET SOME EXERCISE? OR ARE YOU LETTING YOUR BODY REST? NOW OBVIOUSLY- THERE ARE MANY OTHER REASONS FOR BEING TIRED. INCLUDING MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MEDICATIONS. IF YOU ARE DRAGGING BIG TIME- GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND LOOK FOR A SERIOUS CAUSE FIRST- THEN DONT GET MAD IF HE OR SHE SAYS THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for vid)



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[VO NAT]
[RUNS=1:15]
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[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(888) 274-2133/Bureau of Land Management;]
(I'll call for web watch)
[essC#4562]




[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)

((Archive: horses))[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]


Dogs are sniffing through the rubble at an auto parts plant in Radford searching for two missing workers.
Authorities say one person is confirmed dead.
Seven other people were hospital, some with life threatening injuries.
Officials suspect a gas leak sparked the explosion.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


No word yet on what caused a
Southwest Airlines jet to ski off the runway at Burbank, California's airport Sunday evening.
The Boeing 737 ended up on a busy street, after narrowly missing a gas station.
The pilot and five other people were hurt, none seriously.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And The presidential hopefuls are not letting up on the eve of the big ``Super Tuesday'' primaries.
Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley are stumping for votes in New York.
Republicans John McCain and George W. Bush are criss-crossing California.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, March 6th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF OPEN]

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[VO-NAT]


Crews are using dogs to search for two women still missing in the rubble of a Radford auto parts plant.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=News 7 Mornin]


Good morning I'm Melanie Moon.

[2-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-09]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Earlier this morning, rescue crews recovered the body of a male employee.
It's believed a natural gas leak caused the explosion that ripped through the New River Castings plant about 9-40 last night.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Starlink]


News 7 has been covering the story since last night and Marya Jones joins us with the latest.
[Live=MArya Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=06-Radford;]
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[2-plane-landing]


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


In southern California, a Southwest Jetliner skids off the runway and lands on a nearby highway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA;]

[3:00:17]
The 7-37 hit one car and just missed slamming into a gas station.
Two people in the car were injured.
As were several aboard the plane.
But none of the injuries was serious.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People were yelling ]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=things were falling]
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[VO-NAT]


Emergency vehicles were on the scene at Burbank International Airport.
There were no reports of flames however officials were dousing the plane as a precaution.
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[E-Church-Ties]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-10 6:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A difference of opinion has lead a local parish to break away from the U-S Episcopal Church.
But as Joy Sutton reports the church does NOT plan to leave the Episcopalian faith.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott McLucas/Associate Pastor; :13]
[SUPER=@Joy1; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=js news 7]

(( Associate pastor Scott McLucas told the congregation of the Church of the Holy Spirit that the last few weeks have been trying, because of the conflict with the U-S Episcopal Church -- and the difficult decision on whether to leave the church.
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[SOT 1:01:40]
[IN Q=To have that ]

((SCOTT MCLUCAS/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: TO HAVE THAT DIVISIVENESS GOING ON DURING THAT TIME WAS PRETTY TOUGH. WE DIDN'T WANT IT TO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD SEPARATE OUR BODY HERE))
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[OUT Q=here]
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[IN Q=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND OF SINGING/WORSHIP))
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But just a few days after the decision was made to join the Episcopal Church of Rwanda -- service was packed as usual -- with dozens coming to worship.
The vestry, the church's governing body made the final decision -- after consulting with the congregation which supported the decision unanimously.
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[SOT 1:03:30]
[IN Q=The bishop made it clear]

((SCOTT MCLUCAS: THE BISHOP MADE IT CLEAR THAT THERE WERE THINGS WE NEEDED TO DO TO BE PART OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND PART OF THE DIOCESE OF SOUTH WEST VIRGINIA AND IF WE WEREN'T ABLE TO DO THOSE THINGS THEN WE WOULD NEED TO SEPARATE))


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[OUT Q=to separate]


McLucas says one of the factors was the congregation had a hard time financially supporting some the ministries that the diocese supported.
McLucas says the other factor dealt with differences over theological issues.
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[SOT 1:04:33]
[IN Q=I think people like to ]

((SCOTT MCLUCAS; I THINK PEOPLE LIKE TO USE THE ABORTION ISSUE OR THE HOMOSEXUALITY ISSUE AND THAT'S NOT IT AT ALL. THAT'S ALL SYMPTOMATIC OF A GREATER ISSUE AND THAT'S THE AUTHORITY OF THE SCRIPTURES. AND WHETHER THE BIBLE IS TRUTH OR NOT SO THAT'S REALLY WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO))
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He also believes other churches will follow their lead.
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[IN Q=We want to continue]

((WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO BE EPISCOPALIAN. WE WANT TO HOLD THE TRADITION OF THE FAITH AND WE BELIEVE WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THAT. WE DON'T VIEW THIS AS US LEAVING THE CHURCH, BUT LEADING THE CHURCH))
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[OUT Q=leading the church]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=McLucas says he]

(( MCLUCAS SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT THIS TO BECOME A DIVISIVE ISSUE -- SAYING THE BISHOP HAS BEEN EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE AND EVEN OFFERED HIS BLESSING REGARDLESS OF THE DECISION.))
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[OUT Q=j7 news 7]))



[2-S-General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=netG]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Time is running out on the 2000 General Assembly session.
With just a week to go, there are still a number of issues to cover.
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[VO-NAT 00-10 00:28:03]


Lawmakers must reach a compromise on a two year, 48-billion dollar state budget.
They also have to resolve such issues as raises for public employees and how much extra money to provide mental health programs.
The assembly must also select at least one judge for both the Virginia Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I love horses]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Sasser/Wild Horse Owner; :34]
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[OUT Q=its a big part of it]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(888) 274-2133/Bureau of Land Management;]
(I'll call for web watch)
[essC#4562]



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



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

((Archive: horses))

[2-Radford-Blast]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-09]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


The search for missing workers at Radford's New River Castings plant continues this morning.
Earlier this morning, the body of a male employee was pulled from the rubble.
Crews are still looking for two women missing since the building exploded last night.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Starlink]


Marya Jones is in Radford and has an update.
[Live=MArya Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=06-Radford;]
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[***MARYA'S MIKE HOT***]
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[Webwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=webwatch]
[GRAPHIC=webwatch]


It's spent a century under water and a deacade in court-- but the cargo of the SS Central America has finally come to market.
News 7 was there in 1989 when tons of gold bars and coins arrived at a Norfolk pier... and now we have update to the story, in this edition of Webwatch.
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[IN Q=It was October of 1989]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/October 9, 1989; :00]
[SUPER=04-April 3, 1990; :24]
[SUPER=01-Dwight Manley/California Gold Group; :44]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :54]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((It was october of 1989... more than 130 years after the SS Central America went down in a hurricane off the Carolina Coast.... that the ship's precious cargo finally arrived in port.
A marriage of high tech equipment and historic research helped a group of treasure hunters from Ohio locate the largest sunken treasure in American history.
But that may have been the easy part.
[SOT 19:40 90-22]
[IN Q=So your case]

((SO YOUR CASE IS THE INSURANCE COMPANIES NEVER GAVE IT UP... NEVER ABANDONED IT.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=never abandoned it.]


The legal fight stretched on for 11 years, making it the longest running case in Norfolk federal court. Only now are the coins and gold bricks resurfacing...
On display and up for sale, the 1857 S Double Eagles are dazzling collectors...
[SOT 12:09:57]
[IN Q=A 20 dollar gold piece]

((A 20 DOLLAR GOLD PIECE THAT IS SO LUSTROUS AND SO BRIGHT AND SO SHARP YOU CAN FEEL THE EDGES OF THE COINS JUST LIKE IT WAS MADE AT THE MINT YESTERDAY.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=was made at the mint yesterday.]


Three dealers are now selling the coins and their websites offer more on the history of an ill-fated voyage, and an eye-opening discovery.
But this piece of history doesn't come cheap. The 20 dollar gold pieces are now selling for three thousand to thirty thousand dollars each.
To find out more about the SS Central America, and it's amazing cargo... visit our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com, and click on the Webwatch icon. Joe Dashiell News 7))

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Roy Stanley has highlights from the Las Vegas Speedway and the P-G-A tour.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:26]
[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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Searchers have recovered the body of a male employee at New River Castings in Radford.
Two female employees are still missing.
An explosion ripped through the plant just before ten last night.
Seven other employees were taken to the hospital, some with potentially life-threatening injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The General Assembly is working through the final week of the 2000 session.
Among the issues still unresolved-- a two year 48-billion dollar state budget, raises for public employees and extra money for mental health programs.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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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=Abuse in]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at Six.]
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(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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