[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


As friends and family remember a victim of the New River Castings explosion, investigators get closer to determining its cause.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And former Governor George Allen arrives in Roanoke later this morning to kick off his U-S Senate campaign.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' is coming up next.

[S-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-05 11:38]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen Campaign 2000]


Former Governor George Allen brings his Senate Campaign kick-off tour to Roanoke this morning.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 28]


Just last month Allen made a stop in Roanoke on behalf of the Bush Presidential campaign.
Yesterday Allen started his campaign in Abingdon.
He has four stops scheduled today, including the morning rally in Roanoke.
It is scheduled for 8-30 at the airport's Piedmont-Hawthorne Terminal.
Allen is a Republican, challenging Democrat Chuck Robb.
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[S-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-04 39:32]
[GRAPHIC=New River Castings Plant]


Investigators are making progress in tracking down the cause of the explosion at New River Castings in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/March 5]


They say they've now pinned down which gas most likely caused the blast and plan to release that information sometime this week.
Officials are still working to determine if the company committed any federal regulatory violations.
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[E-Grooms-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:51:11]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


One of the workers killed in the explosion was remembered yesterday.
Joy Sutton has more on that story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Leaning]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville; :00 Quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-John Buchanan/Victim's Friend; :09]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Grooms/Victim's Wife; :24]
[SUPER=01-John Brumberg/Victim's Friend; :48]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Valiant/Camp Owner; 1:10 Quick!!!]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=n7 shawsville]

(( Leaning on each other for comfort -- dozens gathered to remember Curtis Grooms -- the man they called Jack Spade inside the wrestling ring.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT59:29]
[IN Q=Jack Spade was one]

((JOHN BUCHANAN/FRIEND: JACK SPADE WAS ONE OF THE BEST AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM GREATLY))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=him greatly]


Grooms wife Michelle say Boogies Wrestling Camp in Shawsville was one of her husband's favorite places to go.
She says he loved to wrestle -- and that's why he was here last Sunday training.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:09:31]
[IN Q=]

((MICHELLE GROOMS: HE COULD COME OUT AND THE CROWD WOULD BE DEAD AND HE WOULD LIVEN IT RIGHT UP. EVERYBODY WANTED TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH HIS HAND))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=his hand]
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT1:17:22]
[IN Q=On this day]
((NAT SOT: ON THIS DAY WE REMEMBER A FELLOW WRESTLER AND CLASSMATE WHO PASSED THROUGH HEAVEN'S GATE))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=heaven's gate]


Grooms graduated from the camp in 19-98 -- and to these wrestlers he was family -- and a man they admired.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:02:40]
[IN Q=He made me feel]

((JOHN BRUMBERG/VICTIM'S FRIEND:HE MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS A PART. I FELT LIKE REALLY NERVOUS MY FIRST DAY. HE KIND OF BROUGHT ME IN AND SAID DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT JUST BE CALM COOL AND COLLECTIVE))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=collective]


This Sunday, while the wrestlers gathered inside the ring -- they give Curtis -- Jack Spade his final bell.
They say although Curtis is gone -- his memory and legacy inside the ring live on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:21:29]
[IN Q=This was Curtis dream ]

((JIMMY VALIANT: THIS WAS CURTIS' DREAM, TO BECOME A PROCESSIONAL WRESTLER AND HE WAS LIVING OUT THAT DREAM))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=living out that dream.]

Joy Sutton, News 7, Shawsville))
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[Columbine-Report]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nearly a year after the Columbine shootings in Littleton, Colorado, authorities have concluded that gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were the ONLY ones responsible.
Lee Cowan has more on the report that was made public yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :41]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rohrbough/Victim's Father; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.]

((It was the school shooting that capped off a terrible season of violence in school yards all across the country. Two teenage gunmen had enough time and enough ammunition to kill 12 of their classmates and one teacher, before finally ending it all with a bullet for themselves. Now, after a year-long investigation into the Columbine massacre, Colorado detectives say they've ruled out one outstanding myth: that the two teens -- Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold -- had an accomplice. A report published Sunday in the Denver Post quotes sources that confirm Police accounted for every bullet fired, every victim shot, and by whom. The conclusion: the two killers were the only ones responsible.
((sot: Steve Davis/Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept.))

The report is based on thousands of interviews and pieces of evidence gathered since the attack last April. But some of the victim's families are outraged it was leaked to the media before they had a chance to review it in private.
((sot: Brian Rohrbough/father of Columbine victim))

COWAN ON CAM: "For those same families, the report serves as little comfort -- but at least it is ONE answer to a crime, they say, that still leaves so many questions. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[S-Infant-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 2:03:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There are still few answers surrounding the death of a newborn found in a dumpster in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


The baby boy was discovered Saturday morning wrapped in several plastic shopping bags.
Police discovered the newborn after tending to a woman at the same apartment complex who appeared to have given birth.
The baby's mother has NOT been charged.
An autopsy was inconclusive as to how the baby died or if he was born alive.
Right now, police are awaiting the results of lab tests to answer that question.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Roy Stanley has news and highlights from the college basketball post season.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=later on mornin]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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

[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tim McVeigh]


During an interview for "60 Minute", convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh did not admit nor reject responsibility for the 19-95 explosion that killed 168 people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:41]
[IN Q=I think like]

((TIMOTHY MCVEIGH: I THINK, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE-- I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A TRAGIC EVENT. AND THAT'S ALL I REALLY WANT TO SAY.))
[SUPER=07-Timothy McVeigh;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=want to say]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS News - "60 Minutes";]


Speaking from federal prison in Colorado, McVeigh said he thought it was "terrible" that children were inside the federal building when it exploded.
But he said he was disillusioned and angry after fighting in the Gulf War
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:05:18]
[IN Q=If we think]
((TIMOTHY MCVEIGH: IF WE THINK YOU'RE GUILTY, IMAGINE THE PARADOX--- IN THE GULF WAR, YOU WERE GIVEN MEDALS FOR KILLING

PEOPLE. SO, I FACED THAT ISSUE QUITE A FEW TIMES WITH PEOPLE THAT BRING IT UP TO ME.))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=up to me]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Last week, McVeigh's attorneys filed an appeal of his conviction and death sentence, citing pre- trial publicity and media leaks.
McVeigh says if his latest appeal fails, he is prepared to die.

[Us-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways]


U-S Airways flight attendants are threatening to strike 49 routes if they don't get a new contract by March 25.
The routes include several flights in and out of New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta and Baltimore.
No flights in or out of Roanoke, Lynchburg or Charlotte were on the list.
U-S Airways says it would shut down all its routes if no accord is reached by the 25-th.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some facts about organic foods.
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=1:37]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((WHEN I LOOK AT MY DIET, ONE QUESTION I ASK IS, SHOULD I BE GOING ORGANIC? I MEAN, WOULD I GET MORE BANG FOR MY BUCK BY EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ORGANICALLY PRODUCED. WELL, AFTER SOME RESEARCH, I'M NOT SO SURE. IN FACT, I FOUND THREE COMMON MYTHS WHEN IT COMES TO ORGANIC FOODS. GRFX SUCH AS ORGANIC FOODS ARE SAFER AND PURER. NOT NECESSARILY. SOME ORGANIC FARMERS USE MANURE AS FERTILIZER. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES WHERE CONTAMINATION CAN OCCUR. MYTH NUMBER TWO. ORGANIC FOODS ARE MORE NUTRITIOUS. THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT IS THE CASE. THE NUTRITION CONTENT DEPENDS ON WHEN YOU PICK THE FRUIT OR VEGETABLE. MYTH THREE. SINCE NO PESTICIDES ARE USED, ORGANIC FARMING IS MORE FRIENDLY TO THE ENVIRONMENT. NOT ALWAYS. IN FACT, SOME CLAIM ORGANIC FARMERS WASTE VALUABLE LANDS. AND THEN BE PREPARED FOR STICKER SHOCK. YOU WILL PAY MORE. THAT MAKES THE BOTTOM LINE PERSONAL PREFERENCE. IF YOU LIKE THE TASTE AND DON'T MIND PAYING MORE, THEN THEY'RE FOR YOU. BUT THEN AGAIN, MAYBE THEY'RE NOT. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS. WHEN I LOOK AT MY DIET, ONE QUESTION I ASK IS, SHOULD I BE GOING ORGANIC? I MEAN, WOULD I GET MORE BANG FOR MY BUCK BY EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ORGANICALLY PRODUCED. WELL, AFTER SOME RESEARCH, I'M NOT SO SURE. IN FACT, I FOUND THREE COMMON MYTHS WHEN IT COMES TO ORGANIC FOODS. GRFX SUCH AS ORGANIC FOODS ARE SAFER AND PURER. NOT NECESSARILY. SOME ORGANIC FARMERS USE MANURE AS FERTILIZER. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES WHERE CONTAMINATION CAN OCCUR. MYTH NUMBER TWO. ORGANIC FOODS ARE MORE NUTRITIOUS. THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT IS THE CASE. THE NUTRITION CONTENT DEPENDS ON WHEN YOU PICK THE FRUIT OR VEGETABLE. MYTH THREE. SINCE NO PESTICIDES ARE USED, ORGANIC FARMING IS MORE FRIENDLY TO THE ENVIRONMENT. NOT ALWAYS. IN FACT, SOME CLAIM ORGANIC FARMERS WASTE VALUABLE LANDS. AND THEN BE PREPARED FOR STICKER SHOCK. YOU WILL PAY MORE. THAT MAKES THE BOTTOM LINE PERSONAL PREFERENCE. IF YOU LIKE THE TASTE AND DON'T MIND PAYING MORE, THEN THEY'RE FOR YOU. BUT THEN AGAIN, MAYBE THEY'RE NOT. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
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((Archive: hair)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


No charges yet and few answers surrounding the death of a baby boy found in a dumpster in Blacksburg over the weekend..
Police discovered the newborn after tending to a woman at the same apartment complex who appeared to have given birth.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Dozens gathered at Boogies Wrestling Camp in Shawsville to remember Curtis Grooms yesterday...one of the victim's in the explosion at Radford's New River Castings Plant.
Grooms was known as "Jack Spade" in the ring.
Meanwhile, investigators say they're closing in on a cause of the plant explosion.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And a new report published in yesterday's "Denver Post" says teen gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were solely responsible for the Columbine High School shootings-- ending a year- long myth that there was an accomplice.
The two had enough time and enough ammunition to kill 12 of their classmates and one teacher, before finally ending it all with a bullet for themselves.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, March 13th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-S-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-05 11:38]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen Campaign 2000]


George Allen is in the middle of a statewide tour promoting his U-S Senate campaign.
This morning, the former governor will make a stop in Roanoke.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 28]


Just last month Allen made a stop in Roanoke on behalf of the Bush Presidential campaign.
Yesterday Allen started his campaign in Abingdon.
He has four stops scheduled today, including the morning rally in Roanoke.
It is scheduled for 8-30 at the airport's Piedmont-Hawthorne Terminal.
Allen is a Republican, challenging another former governor-- Democratic Senator Chuck Robb.
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[2-E-Grooms-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:51:11]
[GRAPHIC=New River Castings]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
It's been a week since an explosion took the lives of three workers at New River Castings.
One of them was remembered yesterday.
Joy Sutton was there.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Leaning]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville; :00 Quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-John Buchanan/Victim's Friend; :09]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Grooms/Victim's Wife; :24]
[SUPER=01-John Brumberg/Victim's Friend; :48]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Valiant/Camp Owner; 1:10 Quick!!!]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=n7 shawsville]

(( Leaning on each other for comfort -- dozens gathered to remember Curtis Grooms -- the man they called Jack Spade inside the wrestling ring.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT59:29]
[IN Q=Jack Spade was one]

((JOHN BUCHANAN/FRIEND: JACK SPADE WAS ONE OF THE BEST AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM GREATLY))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=him greatly]


Grooms wife Michelle say Boogies Wrestling Camp in Shawsville was one of her husband's favorite places to go.
She says he loved to wrestle -- and that's why he was here last Sunday training.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:09:31]
[IN Q=]

((MICHELLE GROOMS: HE COULD COME OUT AND THE CROWD WOULD BE DEAD AND HE WOULD LIVEN IT RIGHT UP. EVERYBODY WANTED TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH HIS HAND))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=his hand]
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT1:17:22]
[IN Q=On this day]
((NAT SOT: ON THIS DAY WE REMEMBER A FELLOW WRESTLER AND CLASSMATE WHO PASSED THROUGH HEAVEN'S GATE))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=heaven's gate]


Grooms graduated from the camp in 19-98 -- and to these wrestlers he was family -- and a man they admired.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:02:40]
[IN Q=He made me feel]

((JOHN BRUMBERG/VICTIM'S FRIEND:HE MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS A PART. I FELT LIKE REALLY NERVOUS MY FIRST DAY. HE KIND OF BROUGHT ME IN AND SAID DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT JUST BE CALM COOL AND COLLECTIVE))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=collective]


This Sunday, while the wrestlers gathered inside the ring -- they give Curtis -- Jack Spade his final bell.
They say although Curtis is gone -- his memory and legacy inside the ring live on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:21:29]
[IN Q=This was Curtis dream ]

((JIMMY VALIANT: THIS WAS CURTIS' DREAM, TO BECOME A PROCESSIONAL WRESTLER AND HE WAS LIVING OUT THAT DREAM))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=living out that dream.]

Joy Sutton, News 7, Shawsville))
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Meanwhile, investigators are making progress.
They say the've pinned down the type of gas that led to the explosion -- and plan to release that information this week.

[2-S-Infant-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 2:03:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There are still few answers surrounding the death of a newborn found in a dumpster in Blacksburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


The baby boy was discovered Saturday morning wrapped in several plastic shopping bags.
Police discovered the newborn after tending to a woman at the same apartment complex who appeared to have given birth.
The baby's mother has NOT been charged.
An autopsy was inconclusive as to how the baby died or if he was born alive.
Right now, police are awaiting the results of lab tests to answer that question.
(------------)



[2-Columbine-Report]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A report published in yesterday's "Denver Post" concludes the two teen killers were solely responsible for last April's massacre at Columbine High School.
Lee Cowan has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :41]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rohrbough/Victim's Father; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.]

((It was the school shooting that capped off a terrible season of violence in school yards all across the country. Two teenage gunmen had enough time and enough ammunition to kill 12 of their classmates and one teacher, before finally ending it all with a bullet for themselves. Now, after a year-long investigation into the Columbine massacre, Colorado detectives say they've ruled out one outstanding myth: that the two teens -- Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold -- had an accomplice. A report published Sunday in the Denver Post quotes sources that confirm Police accounted for every bullet fired, every victim shot, and by whom. The conclusion: the two killers were the only ones responsible.
((sot: Steve Davis/Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept.))

The report is based on thousands of interviews and pieces of evidence gathered since the attack last April. But some of the victim's families are outraged it was leaked to the media before they had a chance to review it in private.
((sot: Brian Rohrbough/father of Columbine victim))

COWAN ON CAM: "For those same families, the report serves as little comfort -- but at least it is ONE answer to a crime, they say, that still leaves so many questions. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[S-Weeks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-01 1:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=Lonnie Weeks]


Lonnie Weeks is scheduled for execution later this week and it appears the only person who can spare his life is Governor Gilmore.
(---------)
[VO-NAT]


Weeks is a 27 year old North Carolina man, convicted for the shooting death of a police officer 7 years ago.
[Super=03-Dale City/1993;]


It was in 19-93 that Weeks was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Dale City.
A jury found him guilty of fatally shooting a Virginia State Trooper six times.
The Supreme Court stayed his execution last September .. but has since ruled it can go forward.
Only clemency from Governor Gilmore can stop the execution this time.
(------------)



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[COMM #6]

((Archive: hair))

[Pope-Apology]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many American faithful say Pope John Paul the Second's weekend apology for sins committed by Roman Catholics was "long overdue."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome, Italy;]


The Pope called the unprecedented event the "Day of Pardon."
Repentance of past errors, the Pope said, was essential for the Church to cross into the new Millennium.
As the cardinals read out the acts of contrition, they mentioned treatment of heretics during the Crusades, the Inquisition and the forced conversion of native people.
But the Vatican's failure to directly address the Holocaust left many Jews less than satisfied.
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[SOT 3:10:10]
[IN Q=I think that]

((GIACOBO SABAN/ITALIAN NAT. JEWISH UNION: I THINK THAT A REFERENCE, FOR INSTANCE, TO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JEWS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AMISS.))
[SUPER=01-Giacobo Saban/Italian National Jewish Union;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=not have been amiss]
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[VO-NAT]


Toward the end of the service, Pope John Paul prayed that "nevermore" would such sins be committed in the name of the Church.
(------------)



[E-Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


The debate over rising gas prices is now a campaign issue.
Republican George W. Bush blames the Clinton administration and a federal gas tax hike -- which he says he would suspend.
Democrat Al Gore says the solution to high gas prices is "tough negotiating'' with OPEC.
In the past two weeks prices have soared a record 12 cents per gallon -- that's according to a national survey.

(------------)
[VO-NAT 99-51 1:33:53]
[SUPER=03-Troutville/March 2]


The average cost at the pump is around a dollar- 59 per gallon.
Prices are higher in the west because there's been a smaller supply of gasoline thanks to refinery problems last year.
Officials say don't look for a dip in prices anytime soon -- warmer weather is on the way and that means there will be a higher demand for gas.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


The high prices are also affecting the airlines.
Led by Continental, many airlines have been raising fares in recent days by as much as 40 dollars a flight.

[Webwatch]


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


If you ever wondered what it would take to become a police officer... all you have to do is log onto your computer to find out.
In this week's Webwatch Joe Dashiell shows us how the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy's website allows you to follow a class of recuits from orientation to graduation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS WITH WEBWATCH ANIMATION]
[SUPER=03-Salem/1996; :07]
[SUPER=04-1994; :12]
[RUNS=:52]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((The Cardinal Academy is one of ten regional criminal justice training programs in Virginia. The center in Salem serves 1200 police officers and deputies in 36 law enforcement agencies.
The Academy has a comprehensive website with information on its courses, and links to other interesting law enforcement sites, but the spotlight is focused directly on the officers in training.
Director Richard Schumaker says the Academy wanted to give friends and family members who live outside the Roanoke Valley a way to follow the progress of each class... but he's heard from others who've made those updates one of the most popular features on the website.
You can find a link to the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy, on our home page. Go to WDBJ7 dot com and click on the Webwatch Icon.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, highlights from the Cracker Barrell 500.
Roy Stanley takes us to Atlanta.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Spa]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Police are hoping lab results help them figure out what happened in a newborn baby found in a Blacksburg dumpster.
The baby boy was discovered Saturday morning wrapped in several plastic shopping bags.
The boy's mother has not been charged.
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One of the victim's of the explosion at New River Castings was remembered at a memorial service yesterday.
Curtis Grooms was one of three people killed.
Investigators say they've pinned down the type of gas that led to the explosion -- and plan to release that information this week.
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Lonnie Weeks is scheduled to be executed later this week and it appears the only person who can spare his life is Governor Gilmore.
Weeks shot and killed a state trooper seven years ago.
The Supreme Court stayed his execution last September .. but has since ruled it can go forward.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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