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[7-E-Pig-Clone]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=99-51 1:55:48]
[GRAPHIC=Pigs Cloned]


Here a pig, there a pig, all successfully cloned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ]


Destiny gave birth to five piglets last week named Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrel and the unexpected fifth - Dotcom.
The genetically altered pigs will be used for organ transplants in humans.
The group that created the five sisters, P-P-L Therapeutics, says this has the potential for an unlimited supply of organs.
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[SOT TC 15:19:44]
[IN Q=You can]

((DAVID AYARES/VP RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SCHEDULE YOUR HEART TRANSPLANT OR YOUR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FOR 7:00 TOMORROW MORNING, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE AN ORGAN THERE.))
[SUPER=01-David Ayares/VP Research & Development; ]
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[OUT Q=an organ there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clinical trials are expected to start within four years and analysts believe the market could be worth six billion dollars for a solid organ alone.
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[7-S-UNOS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-59]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donations]


U-S organ donations are coordinated from Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-UNOS]


The United Network for Organ Sharing -- or UNOS (YOO-noce) -- is closely watching the field of animal cloning for new developments.
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[SOT 15:38:30]
[IN Q=If you can]

((JOEL NEWMAN/UNITED NETWORK FOR ORGAN SHARING: IF YOU CAN BREED ANIMALS WITH HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM GENES, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FOOL THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM INTO RECOGNIZING A TRANSPLANTED ORGAN FROM AN ANIMAL AS A HUMAN ORGAN. AND THAT MAKES ORGAN ACCEPTANCE A LOT EASIER. IT LEADS TO LONG TERM SURVIVAL FOR THE PATIENT. WE'RE STILL A NUMBER OF YEARS OFF FROM THAT. THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Newman/UNOS;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=to be done.]
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[VO-NAT]


68-thousand Americans are currently waiting for organ transplants.
A few have received experimental animal organ transplants -- but their bodies have rejected the organs within a matter of weeks or months.
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[7-E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-06 21:06]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg College is growing, and now the school wants to expand into the surrounding neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


College officials asked city council last night for permission to build 32 new townhomes on campus and convert several outside residences into student housing.
Police support the move, because it means fewer students renting from absentee landlords.
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[SOT 00:48:34//00:45:05]
[IN Q=Where the properties]

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHERE THE PROPERTIES SOMETIMES ARE NOT KEPT UP AS GOOD AND THERE'S LITTLE SUPERVISION TO THAT, ABSENTEE LANDLORDS TYPICALLY AND IT'S A FORMULA THAT ENABLES PROBLEMS TO OCCUR.)) ((JOHN LEWIS/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE: IF WE CAN OWN MORE OF THE PROPERTIES WHERE OUR STUDENTS LIVE, WE FEEL WE CAN MAINTAIN THEM PROPERLY, PROVIDE THE RIGHT SUPERVISION FOR OUT STUDENTS AND THEREFORE ELIMINATE ANY PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Department; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Lewis/Lynchburg College; :13]
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[OUT Q=eliminate any problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last fall, police raided several student parties on Vernon Street where alcohol was being sold to minors.
Officials say the college is trying to eliminate those problems.
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[7-Rescue-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


A proposal to charge Roanoke County residents for ambulance service got a chilly reception from the Board of Supervisors.
Twenty Virginia localities, including the city of Roanoke, now impose fees for ambulance transports, but a majority of the board members said they would not support the proposal until county volunteers endorse the idea.
Officials have proposed the fees to raise more money for staffing and equipment...
But volunteer squads oppose the plan.


[7Weather]


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Taking a look now at your mid week forecast.
Sunny and breezy today with warm temperatures in the upper 60s to 70.
Tonight, increasing clouds, lows 45 to 50.
The extended forecast...

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[45-E-81-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:29:07]
[GRAPHIC=I-81]


State police are still closely monitoring speeders and it's cutting down on the number of traffic fatalities on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]


State Police are continuing to deploy 40 to 60 troopers, twice a week, along the length of the road.
Interstate 81 has seen about 40 traffic fatalities a year in recent years.
But police say the crackdown's made a dent.
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[SOT 15:15:20]
[IN Q=Looking at]

((LT. COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: LOOKING AT THE SATURATED PATROL EFFORTS FROM FEBRUARY THROUGH OCTOBER OF '99, WE HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FATALITY ON I-81 WHILE ONE OF THESE PATROL EFFORTS WAS BEING RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police; ]
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[OUT Q=being run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say motorists slow down when they see the patrols-- but speed back up when they don't.
Troopers have written almost 33-thousand tickets on I-81 since last February.
The profits go into the state Literary Fund.
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[45-E-Lemon-Car]
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[Newscast=AM Cutins]
[Tape#=00-01]
[Graphic=None]


You're probably embarassed if you spent good money on a car that turned out to be a lemon.
But a Roanoke woman has turned her "lemon" into very public crusade.
Kate Weidaw explains.
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[IN Q=If you pass]
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[SUPER=07-Karen Robertson; :13]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke - QUICK OUT!]

((If you pass Karen Robertson on the road you may think she has a liking for lemons -but look closer -- the signs in the windows say it all.

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((KAREN ROBERTSON: MY CAR WAS PURCHASED BRAND NEW IN 1997 AND I'VE HAD PROBLEMS EVER SINCE.))
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[SOT 56:55]
[INQ=]

((KAREN ROBERTSON: I'VE HAD THE BEARINGS GO OUT ON THE FRONT AXLE, THE HORN HAD TO BE REPLACED, AIRBAGS HAD TO BE REPLACED I'VE HAD HOT WATER DUMPED ON THE FLOOR BOARD ON THE PASSENGER SIDE.))
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And add to that list her brakes going out, not once but 5 times. So you might think-- why not ask the manufacturer to declare her Kia Sephia a lemon under the lemon law?

[SOT 57:25]
[INQ=]

((KAREN ROBERTSON: THEY SAY IT'S NOT A LEMON AND THEY'LL KEEP REPAIRING ANY PROBLEMS THAT HAPPEN.))
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[RUNS= 4]


The sales manager at the Kia dealership in Salem where Robertson bought the car didn't want to go on camera, but says he stands behind the cars and assures his customers they're safe.
But Robertson says she has 59 pages of reported defects from other unhappy customers that proves the dealership wrong.



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((BRAKES AND ROTORS, BRAKES, AND ROTORS.))
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But don't think Robertson's lemon of a car is getting her down -- in fact it's gotten her a lot of attention.

[SOT 59:15]
[INQ=]

((KAREN ROBERTSON: I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE WAVE AT ME GIVE ME THUMBS UP AND TALKING TO ME IN PARKING LOTS.))
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[RUNS= 7]


So if your car has left you with a sour taste in your mouth, Robertson says don't let it get you down - join her crusade of showing others you don't have to be ashamed to drive a lemon. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
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Taking a moment now to check the mid- week forecast..
Sunny and breezy with warmer highs near 70.
Increasing clouds tonight with lows in the upper 40s.
Enjoy today-- The five day forecast turns much cooler.
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[8-Rescue-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


Roanoke County residents will not have to pay for ambulance service.
The proposal got a chilly reception from the Board of Supervisors.
Twenty Virginia localities, including the city of Roanoke, now impose fees for ambulance transports.
A majority of the board members said they would not support the proposal until county volunteers endorse the idea.
Officials have proposed the fees to raise more money for staffing and equipment...but volunteer squads oppose the plan.


[8-S-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:16:01]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Forestry officials are on the scene of a brush fire in the Bassett area of Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The fire that started around 3:30 yesterday afternoon is under control.
About eight departments sent crews and equipment to fight it.
Still no word yet on what might have started it.
Smaller brush fires also broke out in Franklin and Bedford counties yesterday.
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[8-S-Radford-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:28:07]
[GRAPHIC=NR Castings]


The steelworkers union and Intermet have begun collecting money for the victims of the New River Castings explosion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Week]


Yesterday the company donated 50-thousand dollars to the relief fund.
The money will go to the families of the three workers who were killed, and to those who were hurt in the accident.
Contributions should be sent to the Blue Ridge Bank in Radford.
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[8-E-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:53:38]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The National D-Day Memorial is taking shape in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Yesterday, construction crews hoisted an 18- ton slab of granite to the top of the arch that makes up the centerpiece of the memorial.
The scaffolding will come down and the arch should be finished next week.
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[SOT 00:28:28]
[IN Q=The granite]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: THE GRANITE THAT WE SENT OUT FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AN
D A HALF TO QUARRY OUT OF COLD SPRINGS, MINNESOTA AND THEN BE DELIVERED HERE TO THE SITE AND SEE THE TOP CENTERPIECE TH

AT WEIGHTS ABOUT 37- THOUSAND POUNDS TO BE SET ON TOP OF THE ARCH, IT'S REALLY FULFILLING TO SEE IT COME TO LIFE IN JUST THAT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Foundation Director]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=just that way.]
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[VO-NAT]


The memorial is scheduled to open on June 6th, 2001.
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[8-E-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:54:31]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]


Ferrum College students say their president doesn't pay attention to them-- but it looks like he's taking notice as their anger escalates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./March 1;]


Students protested two weeks ago when college officials cut the riding and field hockey teams without asking them first.
They say their president never listens to their opinions.
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[SOT 12:33:44]
[IN Q=One student]

((ONE STUDENT ... MAN ON THE MOON.))
[SUPER=01-Addison Dalton/Student;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=man on the moon]
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[VO-NAT]


President Jerry Boone says students serve on decision-making committees, but that there may be a communication problem.
He says he's boosting the business, environmental science and social services departments.
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[SOT 14:03:24]
[IN Q=Because of that]

((BECAUSE OF THAT, THERE'LL BE OTHER CHANGES, PROBABLY SOME UNPOPULAR ONES THAT NEED TO BE MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Boone/Ferrum President;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NEED TO BE MADE]
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[VO-NAT]


The Ferrum Board of Trustees meets this weekend.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
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Turning to your sunny Wednesday forecast...
Warmer today with highs nearing 70.
But clouds will be increasing overnight, as lows fall into the upper 40s.
Enjoy today-- The five day forecast turns much cooler.
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