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Today on News 7 Mornin, will the Pope apologize for the Catholic Church's silence during the Holocaust?
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a new agreement in the custody dispute over two girls switched at birth.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


High pressure is strengthening over our area, that means more prevalent sunshine today and milder temperatures.
Our forecast stays dry until the latter half of the weekend, when we'll likely see some showers from a big storm in the southwest.
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[Switched-Babies]


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The case of two little girls switched at birth is a little closer to resolution this morning.
The families raising the four-year olds have agreed to make NO change in their custody, but will allow regular visitation by each side.
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[VO-NAT]


Callie Conley and Rebecca Chittum were born in 1995 but it wasn't discovered until three years later that they had been sent home from the hospital with the wrong parents.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


Paula Johnson, the woman who's been raising Callie, had sought custody of both girls.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


The visitation arrangement was disclosed by lawyers for the families and will be submitted to a judge at the end of the month.

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[TAPE#=None]
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A Bedford County woman's been charged with abusing a seven-week old baby she was caring for in her home.
42-year-old Campbell Skuvalik (SKOO-vuh-lick) was arrested after doctors treated the baby for head injuries last week.
Police say (Skoo-va-lick) Skuvalik was looking after the baby and several other children in her home.
She does "not" have a daycare license.

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[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]


Pope John Paul the second is scheduled to visit the famed Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


Many Israelis are hoping he'll apologize for the Catholic Church's public silence during the Holocaust.
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[SUPER=01-Carol Bartlett/Visitor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT=all are at fault.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, the Pope is visiting only one CHRISTIAN site today, the Cenacle (CHIN-A-COAL), the site of the last supper.
While there he held a private mass.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You are Savior...]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=of the world.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pope is also meeting with Israel's president and some chief rabbis.
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[E-Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-03 1:11:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's no done deal, but there is new reason for Christiansburg to believe it's sitting pretty, in the effort to bring in 12-hundred new jobs.
The main competitor for EchoStar's new customer service center says it's not actively pursuing the project.
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[VO-NAT]


Economic development officials in McAllen, Texas, say Echostar is not what they're looking for.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 9]


It IS what more than two thousand people in the New River Valley were looking for at this jobs expo last month.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A source tells us Echostar has narrowed down potential locations to two sites in Christiansburg.
Officials are hoping to announce a big new employer within a week, but again, nothing is certain yet.

[E-RV-Trash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-53 2:03:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The trash is flowing into the Smith Gap landfill... and the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority remains on firm financial ground.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The amount of waste delivered to the transfer station is running about 12- thousand tons ahead of estimates for the current budget year.
Though the authority had to cut expenses a few years ago when some commercial haulers diverted trash to other landfills, revenues are now on the rise once again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think our board's real pleased]

((JOHN HUBBARD/ROANOKE VALLEY RESOURCE AUTHORITY: I THINK OUR BOARD IS REAL PLEASED WITH OUR BUDGET. I THINK THE CITY, COUNTY AND TOWN WILL BE PLEASED WITH OUR BUDGET, ESPECIALLY WITH NO INCREASE, SO I THINK THAT'S GOOD FOR EVERYONE.))
[SUPER=01-John Hubbard/Roanoke Valley Resource Auth.]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=good for everyone.]
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[VO-NAT]


Landfill tipping fees will remain at 55 dollars a ton for private haulers, and officials say they hope to avoid any increases for the next few years.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the third round of the N-C-A-A tournament kicks off tonight.
Mike Stevens has that and Roanoke College lacrosse highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=A very pleasant]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=this morning]



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[S-Bloomberg]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-59 1:04:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may have noticed News 7's stock report is presenting a new index. We've been doing it for the last week and a half.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Bloomberg W-D-B-J- -7 Stock Index tracks the performance of 41 companies that have a major presence in this region.
It monitors the progress of such companies as Norfolk Southern, General Electric, and Kroger.
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[SOT 11:56:44]
[IN Q=The stocks that]

((JAY IRONS/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THE STOCKS THAT ARE IN THE INDEX THAT YA'LL ARE USING ARE COMPANIES THAT I WOULD CALL 'OLDER' ECONOMY COMPANIES. YOU DON'T HAVE AS MANY HIGH- TECH FIRMS, AS YOU DON'T HAVE IN THIS AREA. SO, IT'S A PRETTY GOOD PREDICTOR OF THE BUSINESS ACTIVITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Irons/Catawba Capital Management;]
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[OUT Q=business activity]
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[VO-NAT]


Irons says the index helps market watchers track down financial data that meets their specific needs-- whether it's in the Roanoke Valley or most anywhere else in the world.
You can catch it every day on News 7 at Six and News 7 Mornin.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FS GFX]
You can also find it on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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[STOCKS] [COMM]

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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net ]
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Police in Maryland are urging people to ``avoid passing judgment'' on the couple who fled a hostage-taker Tuesday night, leaving their 12-year-old son behind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dundalk, MD;]

[3:06:43]
Lynn Whitehead and Andy McCord jumped out the window of their Baltimore area apartment after slipping medication into Joseph Palczynski's iced tea, causing him to go to sleep.
Police then stormed the apartment, killing Palczynski and taking the 12-year-old to safety.
McCord said he feared if he had awakened the boy, Palczynski would have shot the child.
The couple and child spent four days in captivity with a man who had already killed four people.
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[SOT]

((LYNN WHITEHEAD, HOSTAGE: HE ACTUALLY HAD US CONVINCED HE WAS GOING TO GIVE HIMSELF UP, BUT THEN HE SAID, I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE MYSELF UP TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Whitehead/Former Hostage;]
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[OUT Q=not going no where today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police described Palczynski as a man obsessed with his former girlfriend.
Negotiators were convinced that his obsession would have led him to kill all the hostages, and that he was bent on what they called suicide by cop.
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[E-Standoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:26:49]
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Standoffs are hardly limited to big cities.
Monday's standoff in Henry County is a reminder of the dangers officers and sheriff's deputies can face anywhere.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Monday; ]


The nine hour standoff ended peacefully. Not before shots rang out, coming close to hitting sheriff's deputies. This incident isn't the only one in the past year.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./September 1999; ]


7 months ago, a Southside man barricaded himself for 7 hours in a South Boston motel.
The officers involved in that September standoff say they can relate to those fired upon in the line of duty in Monday's incident.
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[SOT 1:01:57]
[IN Q=You see these]

((LARRY BISHOP/STATE POLICE: YOU SEE THESE THINGS PRACTICALLY EVERYDAY IN SOME FORM OR FASHION SOME WHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY THERE ARE BARRICADES AND HOSTAGE SITUATIONS AND IT'S KIND OF ROUTINE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Bishop/State Police;]
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[OUT Q=kind of routine.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many officers say training helps them prepare for the unexpected violence.
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[E-Childrens-Health]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-04 46:38]
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There's a woman at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital paid to comfort young patients and their parents.
Doctors say she's the only one of her kind in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Janice Zack eases children into medical procedures by bringing them pictures and props.
Doctors say when a child is well-prepared, they need fewer drugs.
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[SOT 11:41:37]
[IN Q=Because they made]

((BECAUSE THEY MADE ME FEEL BETTER AND I SAW ALL THE THINGS THEY WERE GOING TO DO TO ME AND IT MADE ME BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Lauren Dalton/Patient]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=MADE ME BETTER]
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[VO-NAT]


But Zack also provides parents with a full library, refrigerator and social calendar.
She says they should ask questions too.
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[SOT 13:10:08]
[IN Q=If they feel]

((IF THEY FEEL THEIR CHILD IS NOT GETTING THE CARE OR THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT EXPLAINING IT IN THE WAY THEY UNDERSTAND, TO SPEAK UP AND SAY I CAN TELL MY CHILD IS STILL FEARFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Janice Zack/Child Life Specialist;]
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[OUT Q=still fearful]
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[VO-NAT]


After the surgery Zack checks with the child again to make sure there were no surprises.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, asthma sufferers may want special care.
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.]

((A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST THATS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES MAY BE MORE ACCURATE AT PREDICTING A PERSON'S RISK OF HEART ATTACK THAN A CHOLESTEROL TEST.
VT=VO

ITS A CHEMICAL IN THE BLOOD CALLED C- REACTIVE PROTEIN- A PROTEIN THATS HIGH WHEN THERE'S INFLAMMATION IN THE BODY-- AND WE NOW KNOW INFLAMMATION IN THE HEART ARTERIES CAUSE BLOOD CLOTS TO FORM- AND BLOCK THOSE ARTERIES. A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS WHEN A PERSON HAS A HIGH C REACTIVE PROTEIN- THEY ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF A HEART ATTACK. LOOK FOR C REACTIVE PROTEIN TO BECOME A ROUTINE PART OF YOUR ANNUAL CHECKUPS- SO WE CAN TAKE STEPS TO LESSEN YOUR RISK. ALSO IN THE JOURNAL-


VT=VO

SOME NOT SO GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WITH HERPES. NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS PEOPLE WITH HERPES CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS TO OTHERS EVEN WHEN THEY THEMSELVES HAVEN'T HAD A FLAREUP IN YEARS- OR FOR THAT MATTER- NEVER HAD A FLAREUP. THAT MEANS PEOPLE CAN BE CONTAGIOUS WITH HERPES AND NOT KNOW IT.
VT=VO

FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE ASTHMA- YOU MAY BE SMART TO BE GOING TO A SPECIAL CLINIC THAT STRICTLY DEALS WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES. A REPORT IN THE ANNALS OF ASTHMA AND ALLERGY SHOWS PEOPLE WHO GET CARE BY EXPERTS HAVE FEWER ASTHMA FLAREUPS- AND FEWER VISITS TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THE NEXT TRICK IS TO GET INSURANCE COMPANIES TO LET YOU SEE A SPECIALIST. ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAYS HEALTH NEWS. I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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((Archive:)) [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]


The families caring for two girls who were switched at birth have reached what a lawyer in the case described as a status quo agreement.
It will keep the girls with the families now raising them and give both sides regular visitation.
The agreement still requires court approval.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Two people are in critical condition and a gunman is dead after a church shooting in Pasadena, Texas.
Police say a man who had been rejected by a young woman opened fire -- hitting her, her mother, the pastor and another man.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Pope John Paul is scheduled to visit the famed Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem today.
Many Israelis are hoping he'll apologize for the Catholic Church's public silence during the Holocaust.
The pope today also celebrated Mass at the traditional site of the Last Supper just outside Jerusalem's Old City on Mount Zion.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, March 23.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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[WRITER=dse]
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An agreement in the case of two little girls switched at birth may stop a brewing custody battle.
The families raising the four-year olds have agreed to make NO change in their custody, but will allow regular visitation by each side.
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[VO-NAT]


Callie Conley and Rebecca Chittum were born in 1995 but it wasn't discovered until three years later that they had been sent home from the hospital with the wrong parents.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


Paula Johnson, the woman who's been raising Callie, had sought custody of both girls.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


The visitation arrangement was disclosed by lawyers for the families and will be submitted to a judge at the end of the month.

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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]


Pope John Paul is set to visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem (yas va-SHEM') in Jerusalem.
Many Israelis are hoping the pontiff will use the visit to make a public apology for the Catholic Church's public silence during the Nazi extermination of Jews.
Lisa Hughes has the latest from Jerusalem.
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[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Bartlett/Visitor; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Jerusalem.]

((The Pope is visiting only one Christian site today-the Cenaclethe site of the last supper where he held a private mass.
SOT: 21:38 YOU ARE THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.

He is taking regular opportunities to pray privately on this trip while keeping a grueling schedule despite his health.
The emotional highpoint of the Popes visit to the Holy Land may come later today when he visits Jerusalems Holocaust
Memorial, Yad Vashem---meeting with survivors from his Polish home town and laying a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance.


Super: Carol Bartlett/Visitor Tape 3/1:13;48 I HOPE WELL HEAR SOME MORE ABOUT FORGIVENESS OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
That the Pope apologized at all for Christian silence during the Holocaust is another significant sign of a changing attitude toward Jews on the part of the Catholic church. He is meeting with Israelis chief rabbis and Israeli President, Ezer Weizman. Prime Minister Ehud Barak believes the Pope carries a message of reconciliation. Super: Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister HE PROMOTES AN AMBIENCE OF TOLERANCE AMONG PEOPLE AND MAYBE EVEN SOMEHOW INDIRECTLY CONTRIBUTING TO THE PEACE PROCESS.))

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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A Texas man, apparently upset that an 18 year old girl had rejected his advances, opened fire last night inside a Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, TX;]

[3:08]
The woman and her mother were among four people wounded.
The gunman then fatally shot himself.
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[3:09:08]
[IN Q=The suspect in this case.....]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. J. M. Baird/Police Information Officer;]
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[OUT Q=DIDN'T LOVE HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]


The man then left the church but came back with a gun and opened fire.
The minister and the young woman's mother are hospitalized in critical condition.
The young woman is in fair condition with a bullet wound in the neck.
Police say another man was grazed by a bullet.
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[E-Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:38:16]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party]


If it were a wrestling match, it would be billed "Perot versus Ventura".
Supporters of both men will square off again today in Lynchburg federal court to see who's in charge of the Reform Party of America.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Last Month; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Choate/Current Reform Party Chairman; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jack Gargan/Ousted Reform Party Chairman; :37]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :54]
[SUPER=01-Ray Chote/Reform Party Member; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
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The feud between the Perot and Ventura supporters culminated in this meeting in Nashville last month.. both sides trying to shout each other down as party chairman and Ventura ally Jack Gargan was voted out after less than two months as party chairman.
Gargan has refused to turn over the reins, however.. he says the meeting was illegal and therefore the vote to remove him doesn't count.
Pat Choate and other Perot supporters disagree.. they're asking a federal judge to settle it.
[SOT 2:59:33]

((PAT CHOATE/CURRENT REFORM PARTY CHAIRMAN: THE JUDGE HAS THE FINAL SAY IN THIS AND OF COURSE I'M PREPARED TO ACCEPT WHICHEVER DECISION THE JUDGE MAKES.))
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[OUT Q=the judge makes.]
[SOT 2:58:14]

((JACK GARGAN/OUSTED REFORM PARTY CHAIRMAN: AND I THINK WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER YOU WILL SEE OUR SIDE JUMP UP WITH THE THUMBS UP, BECAUSE IT'S LOOKING GOOD ALREADY, AND WE'VE HARDLY GOTTEN STARTED. THE RIGHT ANSWERS, I DON'T THINK ARE COMING OUT FROM THEIR SIDE.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=from their side.]


No matter who wins, most agree the Reform Party has been damaged by this ongoing feud.
Two and a half million dollars in federal money for the party's convention is being held by the court while this power struggle plays out.
[SOT 3:04:26]

((RAY CHOTE/REFORM PARTY MEMBER: I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF IS IT A GRASSROOTS PARTY OR IS IT A PARTY THAT'S GOING TO BE CONTROLLED UP AT THE TOP? AND JACK AND ALL OF HIS PEOPLE, I THINK, ARE OF THE IDEA THAT IT'S A GRASSROOTS AND IT WON'T GROWN AND BECOME SOMETHING MAJOR IF THAT DOESN'T CONTINUE TO BE THE CASE.))
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[OUT Q=be the case.]


The case is scheduled to run through Friday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[2-E-Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-03 1:11:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's no done deal, but there is new reason for Christiansburg to believe it's sitting pretty, in the effort to bring in 12-hundred new jobs.
The main competitor for EchoStar's new customer service center says it's not actively pursuing the project.
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[VO-NAT]


Economic development officials in McAllen, Texas, say Echostar is not what they're looking for.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 9]


It IS what more than two thousand people in the New River Valley were looking for at this jobs expo last month.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A source tells us Echostar has narrowed down potential locations to two sites in Christiansburg.
Officials are hoping to announce a big new employer within a week, but nothing is certain yet.

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((Archive:))

[E-Census]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-01 1:15:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you haven't filled out your census form you have eight days to complete it by the deadline.
Kate Weidaw explains why it's important to send it back in on time.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Christine Kegley/Filled Out Census; :14]
[SUPER=01-Linda Edwards White/Census Partnership Specialist; :28]
[SUPER=01-Roy McFarlend/Filled Out Census; :40]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=Kate Weidaw, News 7, Roanoke.]

((If you've checked your mail box recently you've probably seen the large white envelope with your census form inside.

On the short form you will find simple questions like your age, name, and race.

[SOT 38:37]
[INQ=]

((CHRISTINE KEGLEY/ALREADY FILLED OUT CENSUS: IT WAS QUITE SIMPLE TO FILL OUT IT WASN'T REALLY TIME CONSUMING IT TOOK ME ALL OF ABOUT 10 MINUTES AT THE MOST.))
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The longer form takes some additional time. But officials from the Census Bureau hope folks don't hesitate to fill out the form because it will help decision makers decide on the future of...

[SOT 25:04]
[INQ=]

((LINDA EDWARDS WHITE/CENSUS PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST: WHERE SCHOOLS WILL BE LOCATED, WHERE HOSPITALS WILL BE LOCATED, WHERE BUSINESSES WILL BE LOCATED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


Some say the television advertisements made them realize why the census form was so important.

[SOT 39:43]
[INQ=]

((ROY MCFARLEND/FILLED OUT CENSUS: THERE WAS ONE ABOUT A FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT CAUGHT MY EYE THEY DIDN'T HAVE EQUIPMENT TO DO WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO.))
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((LINDA EDWARDS WHITE/CENSUS PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST: IT'S A KIND OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY IT'S A WAY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY CAN COME TOGETHER TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE ENTIRE NATION.))
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[RUNS= 7]


If you want to see where in the nation people are mailing in their forms you can log onto their web site at census dot gov. You can compare your town's response rate to other towns. And with the days counting down to the deadline the Census hopes their slogen sticks in your mind, it's your future and don't want to leave it blank. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[Bomb-Threats]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat Charges]


A phone call has two Pulaski County High School students in trouble with law ... they're charged with making a bomb threat.
Investigators say the two boys phoned in the threat to the school on March 16th.
The high school has been plagued by recent bomb threats.
Investigators say the students could face up to 10 years in prison.

[E-Japan-Students]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:24:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Easter eggs caught Japanese exchange students off guard yesterday on the Roanoke city market.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


These high school students are visiting from Sapporo, Japan.
They are staying with kids from Botetourt County, who had to explain the meaning of Easter eggs.
They also chatted with Roanoke's mayor.
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((HI THERE. WHAT'S YOUR NAME? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE THE MAYOR? SO WOULD A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE I BELIEVE. THERE'S AN ELECTION COMING UP.))
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The students say the highlights of their trip include Burger King and laser tag.
A Japanese company in Botetourt County is sponsoring their trip.
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In sports, news and highlights from the N-B-A, and notes from the N-C-A-A tournament.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The case of two little girls switched at birth is a little closer to resolution this morning.
The families raising the four-year olds have agreed to make NO change in their custody, but will allow regular visitation by each side.
Callie Conley and Rebecca Chittum were born in 1995 but it wasn't discovered until three years later that they had been sent home from the hospital with the wrong parents.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


More than two thousand people looking for a job in the New River Valley have reason for hope.
The main competitor for EchoStar's new customer service center says it's not actively pursuing the project.
A source tells News 7 Echostar has narrowed down potential locations to two sites in Christiansburg.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A federal judge in Lynchburg will hear more testimony today in the dispute over who's in charge of the Reform Party.
Jack Gargan, an ally of Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, became chairman of the party January first.


But he was voted out at a raucous party meeting in Nashville last month and replaced by Pat Choate, an ally of party founder Ross Perot.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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