[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Genetics researchers in Blacksburg are SQUEALING over their latest success... five cloned pigs that'll be used for organ transplants in humans.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Southern Tuesday confirms what we already knew....Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W- Bush formally sew up their parties' presidential nominations.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' is straight ahead.

[Southern-Tuesday]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


With only two candidates still in the ring, it was pretty evident that Al Gore and George W- Bush would clinch their parties' nominations.
They did just that on Southern Tuesday, sweeping all six primaries yesterday.
Terisa Estacio has a wrap- up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]

[SUPER-01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Austin.]

((THE OUTCOME WAS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION...BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE FROM CELEBRATING ANYWAY.
SOT: GORE

IT WAS MUCH THE SAME IN AUSTIN..WHERE TEXAS GOVERNOR GEORGE W. BUSH HELD A RALLY. AFTER SIX SOUTHERN PRIMARIES.. GORE AND BUSH HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY SECURED ENOUGH DELEGATES TO CLINCH THEIR PARTIES' NOMINATIONS.
SOT: BUSH

EARLIER, THE MOOD WAS MUCH DIFFERENT... WITH BOTH CANDIDATES ON THE CAMPAIGN TRIAL OFFENSIVE. GORE EVEN SENT AN E-MAIL TO HIS OPPONENT.
GORE SOT:

"DOES GOVERNOR BUSH HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO BE PRESIDENT." FOR HIS PART, MISTER BUSH FOCUSED ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM..ACCUSING THE VICE PRESIDENT OF HYPOCRISY FOR EMBRACING THE ISSUE.
BUSH SOT:

"IT WASN'T ALL THAT LONG AGO HE WENT TO A BUDDHIST TEMPLE TO RAISE MONEY, ONE OF HIS CLOSE FRIENDS WAS INDICTED AND CONVICTED OF FUND RAISING EXCESSES."
(STANDUP)

WITH EIGHT MONTHS UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTION, THERE'S STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD FOR THE CANDIDATES. THEY MUST CONTINUE TO RAISE HUGE SUMS OF MONEY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY FIND WAYS TO CONVINCE UNDECIDED VOTERS THAT THEIR VISION IS BEST FOR THIS NATION. T.E., CBS NEWS, AUSTIN.))

[E-Pig-Clone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:55:48]
[GRAPHIC=Pigs Cloned]


First a sheep, then a cow, now a sow.
Researchers in Blacksburg have successfully cloned a pig.
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[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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[S-UNOS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=]
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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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[E-L'burg-Council]


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


Lynchburg College is experiencing some growing pains, and it's looking to expand even more 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.
Lynchburg police support the move, because it will mean fewer students renting houses from absentee landlords.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=24]
[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 has worked hard to eliminate those problems.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Virginia Tech women get ready for their first round N-I-T matchup with Georgia State.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=this morning]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Babs Newman/Professional Crafter;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: crafts)) [E-Lemon-Car]
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[Newscast=am]
[Tape#=00-01 TC1:03:15]
[Graphic=None]


If you have a "lemon of a car" that gets you down every time you get in it -- then you need to meet a Roanoke woman who is making a statement with her troubled car.
She turned it into a true lemon.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you pass]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Karen Robertson; :13]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:40]
[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.

[SOT 56:37]
[INQ=]

((KAREN ROBERTSON: MY CAR WAS PURCHASED BRAND NEW IN 1997 AND I'VE HAD PROBLEMS EVER SINCE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]



[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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 15]


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.))
[OUTQ=]
[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.



[SOT 1:02:16]
[INQ=]

((BRAKES AND ROTORS, BRAKES, AND ROTORS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


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.))
[OUTQ=]
[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.))


[Rescue-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


A proposal to charge Roanoke County residents for ambulance service got a chilly reception last night 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.
Their objections include the fear that fees will make it more difficult to raise money in the community.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a big difference between men and women and when they get medical care.
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=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THERE'S AN OLD CLICHE- MEN KNOW MORE ABOUT- AND TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEIR CARS THAN THEY DO THEIR BODIES. ITS A CLICHE THAT MAY BE TRUE.
VT=VO

A SURVEY BY THE COMMONWEALTH FUND FINDS MEN AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OFTEN DONT MEET- UNTIL SOMETHING GOES VERY WRONG, AT LEAST COMPARED TO WOMEN. WOMEN ARE ALMOST TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE A PERSONAL PHYSICIAN AS MEN AND THREE TIMES AS LIKELY TO HAVE SEEN A DOCTOR WITHIN THE PAST YEAR FOR ROUTINE CARE. SO MEN HERE'S AN EASY WAY TO REMEMBER HOW OFTEN YOU NEED TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR- FOR ROUTINE STUFF. IN YOUR 20'S- 2 CHECKUPS. 30'S- 3 CHECKUPS 40'S- 4 50'S- 5 60'S-EVERY YEAR.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- IF YOU'VE GOT SOME BAD JOINTS- THE ANSWER MAY BE THE SUPPLEMENTS GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN. THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ANALYZED MORE THAN A DOZEN SMALL STUDIES ON THE SUPPLEMENTS AND FOUND - FOR SOME PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS- THE SUPPLEMENTS DO HELP. ON CAM AND FINALLY- FOOD SAFETY. YOU MAY THINK MOST CASES OF FOOD POISONING COMES FROM IMPROPER COOKING- BUT A STUDY FROM PURDUE SAYS IMPROPER COOLING SHOULD GET MORE BLAME. BASICALLY , YOU HAVE 2-4 HOURS TO GET COOL FOOD DOWN TO 40 DEGREES- THE TEMP OF THE FRIDGE. BUT ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY COOLING CAN TAKE UP TO 24 HOURS. RESEARCHERS SAY: TO SPEED THINGS UP: USE SMALL SHALLOW DISHES TO STORE FOOD. DIVIDE FOOD INTO SMALLER PORTIONS AND USE METAL OR GLASS STORAGE CONTAINERS. ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(adlib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/Spa]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


These five little pigs born in Blacksburg are leading the way in the field of human organ transplants.
Cloned sisters, Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrel and Dot-com are genetically- altered pigs.
Scottish scientists say putting pig organs in humans could happen in as few as four years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The race for President is now OFFICIALLY down to two contenders.... Democrat Al Gore and Republican challenger George W- Bush both swept all six of yesterday's Southern Tuesday primaries.
Before the victory parties, each candidate said the other was too soft on the issue of "soft money".
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


After a year of intense highway scrutiny, State Police say their crackdown on Interstate 81 is saving lives.
I- 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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March 15th .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Pigs-Package]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Cloned Pigs]


Five cloned pigs that were born in Blacksburg represent new hope for humans in need of organ transplants.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Ayares/PPL Therapeutics; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ron James/PPL Chairman; :42]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patrick Dixon/Geneticist; :56]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=Dozier, CBS News, London.]

((These five little pigs are the leading edge of the human organ transplant market. Meet cloned sisters, Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrel and Dotcom.
SOT Dave Ayares, PPL Therapeutics

Dolly was the FIRST step...but PIGS are genetically CLOSER to humans than sheep. They DO have ONE gene humans REJECT...but the researchers have successfully KNOCKED that OUT, at least in test tubes. Now they have to produce the slightly mutated, but human-organ-friendly pig. They insist there's little difference in raising an animal to USE its organs, instead of EATING them.
SOT Dr. Ron James, chairman, PPL Therapeutics

'If people are happy to eat a ham sandwich, I don't know why...save people's lives.' But others say there are DANGERS in crossing the animal kingdom's genetic rubicon.
SOT Dr. Patrick Dixon, geneticist

'There's always a risk...catastrophic.' The Edinburgh scientists say the TEST of that theory, actually putting pigs' organs in humans, may be as little as FOUR YEARS away. KD, CBS News, London. ))

[Execution-Key]


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


A condemned killer was finally put to death in Huntsville, Texas last night-- but not without a fight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


28- year- old Ponchai Wilkerson was on death row for the 19-90 shooting death and robbery of a Houston jeweler.
Wilkerson attempted to break out of prison at least twice over the years.
Fighting execution until the very end, Wilkerson needed extra restraints in the death chamber.
And as the lethal drugs were taking effect, Wilkerson spit out what was described as a universal handcuff key.
It's not known how he got hold of it.
(------------)



[E-81-Crackdown]


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


At the one year mark, the State Police crackdown on Interstate 81 is saving lives.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


So say State Police, who continue 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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[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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[2-E-L'burg-Council]


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


Lynchburg College wants to expand into the surrounding neighborhood and the plan has some big supporters.
(------------)
[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.
Lynchburg police support the move, because it will mean fewer students renting houses from absentee landlords.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=eliminate any problems.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last fall, police raided several student parties on Vernon Street where alcohol was being sold to minors.
Officials say the college has worked hard to eliminate those problems.
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[S-Brush-Fire]


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


A brush fire in the Bassett area of Henry County is under control and forestry officials are on the scene.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The fire started around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
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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[S-Radford-Explosion]


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


A collection is underway for the victims of the New River Castings explosion.
The steelworkers union and Intermet are orchestrating it.
(------------)
[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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[Three-Steve]


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


[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Babs Newman/Professional Crafter;]



[double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(toss to Kimberly)



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: crafts))

[Primaries]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]
They've gone to their corners and come out swinging---


Both Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W- Bush clinched their parties' presidential nominations in the Southern Tuesday primaries.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;]


The outcome was predictable...but Vice President Gore relished the win anyway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:50]
[IN Q=TONIGHT, THE SOUTH]

((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: TONIGHT THE SOUTH PUT US OVER THE TOP. AND THIS SON OF THE SOUTH IS NEVER GOING TO FORGET IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=to forget it]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]


Likewise, Bush enjoyed a Texan victory bash after sweeping all six primaries.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:10]
[IN Q=Tonight we are]

((GEORGE W. BUSH/(R)- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: TONIGHT WE ARE HALFWAY, BUT ONLY HALFWAY TO ENDING THE CLINTON- GORE ERA IN WASHINGTON, DCTERMS.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in Washington, DC]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, before the victory parties, each candidate criticized the other as not being serious about campaign finance reform.
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[E-D-Day-Memorial]


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


The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford has passed another another milestone.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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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[2-Rescue-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


Roanoke County residents won't have to pay for ambulance service, at least for now.
Twenty Virginia localities, including the city of Roanoke, now impose fees for ambulance transports, but last night, a majority of the board of supervisors 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.
Their objections include the fear that fees will make it more difficult to raise money in the community.

[E-Ferrum]


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


Student anger at Ferrum College has reached such a critical point that even the school's president admits there may be a problem.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Ferrum Board of Trustees meets this weekend.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, a heroic comeback in the N-B-A and Virginia prepares for tonight's Georgetown game.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A world-wide first in Blacksburg-- last week, Destiny gave birth to five cloned pigs.
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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Lynchburg College is experiencing some growing pains, and it's looking to expand even more into the surrounding neighborhood.
College officials asked city council last night for permission to build 32 new townhomes on campus and convert several outside residences into student housing.
Lynchburg police support the move, because it will mean fewer students renting houses from absentee landlords.
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At the one year mark, the State Police crackdown on Interstate 81 is saving lives.
So say State Police, who continue to deploy 40 to 60 troopers, twice a week, along the length of the road.
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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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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