[MICROSOFT]

[ANCHOR=MELANIE]

[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]

Both sides in the Microsoft antitrust case are predicting ultimate victory.
The Justice Department is pointing to yesterday's ruling as a vindication of the government's position.
Yet, Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates remains confident his company has a strong legal case and will win on appeal.


Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]

[3:00:50]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Gates/Microsoft Chairman; :15]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/ Attorney General; :42]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/CBS Legal Analyst; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]

((
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The ruling is the latest step in a historic anti-trust battle that could ultimately force the breakup of one of the most recognizable companies in the world.

But Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is ready to fight. His legal team had already been preparing for the worst.

SOT/BILL GATES, MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN

We continue to believe that we have a strong case, and that the judicial system will ultimately rule in our favor.
NARR:
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft had repeated violated federal anti trust laws in conducting its business by, quote, "engaging in a series of exclusionary, anti competitive and predatory acts to maintain its monopoly power."

But a ruling on exactly what PENALTY the software giant might pay, may still be weeks away.

(Sot, Janet Reno, Attorney General)



NAT/SOT STOCK MARKET


NARR:
News of the ruling sent technology shares for a loop Microsoft's stock plummeted. By lunchtime it had lost more than 14 percent of its value meaning CEO Bill Gates was 11 billion dollars poorer.

NAT/SOT ASSEMBLY LINE


NARR:
The worry is Microsoft will become increasingly more vulnerable to competition the longer the case drags on a gamble the company took when it walked away from settlement negotiations over the weekend unable to find a compromise.

SOT/ANDREW COHEN, CBS LEGAL ANALYST

Clearly they feel they have a chance, that Judge Jackson's rulings are going to be overruled on appeal. They're going to roll the dice and hope that happens.
COWAN ON CAM: Even if the company isn't forced to break up, at the very least Microsoft will be forced to change the way it does business the question is will that change be so dramatic that Microsoft will no longer be a dominant force in an industry it helped create. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))


[11VA-Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC19:02]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


Virginia's NOT part of a multi-state legal attack on Microsoft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Attorney General Mark Earley says his office received NO consumer or anti-trust complaints about Microsoft.
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[SOT 10:41:23]
[IN Q=Secondly, Virginia]

((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: SECONDLY, VIRGINIA HAS ASSUMED, FOR A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT REASONS, A LEADERSHIP POSITION IN THE NATION FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, THE INTERNET, THE WHOLE EXPLOSION OF THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY, NEW ECONOMY AGE. AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN WHAT WE THOUGHT COULD BE AN EFFORT THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY LEAD TO THE KIND OF CLIMATE THAT WOULD KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG.))
[SUPER=@Earley]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=golden egg.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Microsoft]


Earley says attorneys general in other states were just looking for another national platform after the tobacco settlement-- and Microsoft proved a good target to get them on shows like "Larry King Live."

[11Barnes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Almost 17 years after a fatal stabbing, Henry County authorities charge a man with murder.
In June of 1983, Randy Lee Beaver was stabbed at his sister's home in Ridgeway.
Yesterday, a 57-year-old prison inmate John Monroe Barnes was indicted for murder.

[11Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC34:40]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


First a 16-year-old stepped forward.
Now another teenager is charged in connection with the weekend murder in Amherst County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Authorities say 17- year- old Jeremy Brandon Wright of Lynchburg gunned down 24- year- old James Franklin Junior in Madison Heights early Saturday.
Police say a 16- year- old male who originally confessed to the crime recanted his story after learning the victim had died.
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[11Shaskan]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:25:56]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The Lynchburg City Council race is beginning to heat up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Paul Shaskan is trying to unseat Robert Garber in Lynchburg's Ward Three.
Shaskan kicked off his campaign yesterday by blasting Garber for not understanding the issues families face.
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[SOT 00:04:15]
[IN Q=It's not his]

((PAUL SHASKAN/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: IT'S NOT HIS FAULT. HE CANNOT FATHOM THE AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY OF WORKING AND PARENTING IN TODAY'S WORLD, BECAUSE HE DOESN'T.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Shaskan/(I) Lynchburg Council Candidate]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=because he doesn't.]
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[VO-NAT]


Garber.. who is not married.. says economic issues affect EVERYONE.. married and unmarried.
Shaskan is a Bedford County school teacher who describes himself as "a true moderate".
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[cuban-boy]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


The long awaited reunion between Elian Gonzalez and his father could come as early as today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]

[3:20:47]
This after the State Department issued visas to Juan Miguel Gonzalez, his second wife and several others.
Still to be decided.... the terms of any reunion.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Immigration officals and Elian's miami relatives will meet again today to resolve the oustanding issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((Lazaro Gonzalez/Elian's Uncle "We have faith in the law and in the government and we hope to resolve this and it will be to the benefit of Elian Gonzalez.))
[SUPER=01-Lazaro Gonzalez/Elian's Uncle;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=TO THE BENEFIT OF ELIAN GONZALEZ.]
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[VO-NAT]


A government offical says Juan Gonzalez may travel from Washinton to Florida to see his son. However, he may choose not to go to the Miami relative's home.
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[11Hit-Run]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC05:46]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Some Roanoke police officers witnessed a hit and run accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police were working an accident at 11th Street and Orange Avenue at about 7-30 last night when they saw a Grand-Am run a stop light and hit a car.
Police chased the car until the driver abandoned it on Gilmer Avenue.
He has been identified as Timothy Bowman of Roanoke.
Police arrested him about a block away.
He's charged with D-U-I, and felony hit and run.
No one was injured.
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[11Steak&Ale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:52:12]
[GRAPHIC=Steak and Ale]


Roanoke's Steak and Ale has re-opened.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


There were just a few cars in the parking lot last night, but Steak and Ale management was pleased.
The Health Department okayed the restaurant's opening after the entire restaurant staff was trained in food safety over the weekend.
The health department should know tomorrow what caused the outbreak of food poisoning at the restaurant last month.
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[11Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC25:33]
[GRAPHIC=Departing Docs]


Some doctors at odds with Lewis Gale Clinic have found a way to continue working in their communities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; quick!]


Eleven doctors resigned from the clinic in January.
The family care physicians announced yesterday they've reached an agreement with the clinic that will allow them to establish their own group practice.
The deal also allows the doctors to keep their patients' medical records and to continue working at both Salem offices as well as in Floyd and Fincastle, for one year.
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[SOT 03:35:15]
[IN Q=The thought]

((DR. EDWIN POLVERINO/FAMILY PHYSICIAN: THE THOUGHT OF GOING TO A NEW COMMUNITY AND STARTING OVER WITH PATIENTS I DIDN'T KNOW AFTER I'D BEEN HERE SO LONG WAS JUST NOT DOING, I COULDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edwin Polverino/Family Physician; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=couldn't do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The doctors say one of their main objectives is to recruit more family physicians to fill the void left by the other doctors who've left the area.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a glass of grape juice is just as good as red wine when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease.
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=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON CAM Say, have you ever heard the word judicious? As in the judicious use of antibiotics?

VT=VO

A study in the journal Pediatrics says when we doctors are judicious with antibiotics, meaning stingy, kids still get better. Researchers looked at almost four hundred sick kids who went to the doctor, 3 in 4 did not receive antibiotics for routine upper respiratory infections, the kids got better anyway.
In fact, in this study, the ones most likely to go back for repeat visits to the doctor were the ones who did get antibiotics the first time around. The moral, don't be mad at us when we try to be judicious.
ON CAM Also from the Journal Pediatrics, the nation's pediatricians say until there is a ban on firearms, parents need to be extra cautious at keeping guns out of reach of children. Especially since almost 90% of homicides and more than 60 percent of suicides involve firearms. The pediatricians say parents tend to do a better job keeping medicines out of the reach of children than they do guns.

VT=VO

And finally, would you like to lower your risk of heart disease, but you're not a red wine drinker. Well belly up to the counter and have some grape juice. Researchers from Georgetown University shows purple grape juice is just as good as red wine when it comes to protecting the blood vessels of the heart. In fact, the juice may even be better, it stays in the bloodstream and the body longer than wine. And it takes just one small glass a day for protection.
ON CAM And that's a look at the day's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)

[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]


Cuban diplomats in Washington are preparing for the arrival of Elian Gonzalez's father.
The State Department issued Juan Miguel Gonzalez a visa yesterday.
But protesters in Miami are vowing to stop at nothing to prevent the boy from being returned to Cuba.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=melanie]


A judge's verdict that Microsoft violated federal antitrust laws is almost certain to unleash a costly wave of consumer lawsuits against the software giant.
Legal experts say that threat could deal the company a lasting legal blow, even if Microsoft wins a promised appeal.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And while rap artists were performing on stage at a Boston Concert last night a fight was going on backstage.
Police say several people were stabbed backstage at Boston's Fleet Center.
At least two are in critical condition.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday April 4-th.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[concert]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nine people were stabbed last night at a rap concert in Boston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

[3:19:33]
It happened when a fight broke out backstage at Boston's Fleet Center.
Police say two of the injured are hospitalized in critical condition.
After the fight broke out, Promoters canceled the remainder of the concert.
Police say none of the 5-thousand concert goers was aware of the fight.
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[2-microsoft]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


Software giant Microsoft says it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that it used its monopoly power to keep an oppresive thumb on its competitors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:00:50]
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found Microsoft guilty of violating U-S antiturst laws.
That opens the door for drastic penalties, including the breakup of one of the world's major corporations.
Yet, Microsoft's chairman remains confident.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We move]

(( BILL GATES, MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN We continue to believe that we have a strong case, and that the judicial system will ultimately rule in our favor.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Gates/Microsoft Chairman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=and now we've behaved]
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[VO-NAT]


Analysts expect it will be years before the case is resolved.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


News of the ruling sent microsoft's stock tumbing.
It lost about 15 percent of its value yesterday, meaning Bill Gates is about 12 Billion dollars poorer on paper.
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[11Budget-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Budget]


Is the Bedford County school system receiving enough funding from next year's budget?
That was the question asked last night during a public hearing before the county supervisors.
Kate Weidaw tells us the issue has the community upset.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marvin Hicks/Concerned Resident;:00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;:15]
[SUPER=01-Jess Tucker/Teacher;:34]
[SUPER=01-Adam Hunter/Jefferson Forest Senior;:55]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:10]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=News 7, Bedford County.]
(([SOT 15:15:10]
[INQ=]

((MARVIN HICKS/CONCERNED RESIDENT: IF WE CAN NOT PAY FOR TECHNOLOGY, BOOKS OR GIVE TEACHERS A DECENT LIVING WAGE MAYBE NO ONE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE RAISES THEY GOT THIS YEAR.)) [OUTQ] [RUNS10]
Dozens of teachers cheered on folks who support a larger school budget. The county supervisors have proposed a budget of 64 point 1 million dollars -- that's 14 percent more than last year. However teachers say that's not enough -- they're receiving a 3 percent raise and salaries that rank below surrounding areas like Roanoke, Salem, and Lynchburg.

[SOT 15:23:44]
[INQ=]

((JESS TUCKER/TEACHER: OUR AVERAGE SALARY IS ALMOST FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS THEN THOSE SURROUNDING COUNTIES AROUND US.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS06]
Some blame the lack of funding on poor budget planning for the two new elementary schools that are under construction as well as proposed renovations at Liberty and Jefferson Forest High Schools.
Students say they're fed up.

[SOT 15:26:48]
[INQ=]

((ADAM HUNTER/JEFFERSON FOREST SENIOR: AS A STUDENT I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE AN UP TO DATE LAB THEN SKY LIGHTS IN THE LGI ROOM, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A TECHNOLOGY PLAN IMPLEMENTED THEN A PLAN THAT'S ALWAYS BEING WORKED ON.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS12]
School advocates say Bedford County has the lowest spending per student in the state. And with a budget and tax rate that continue to climb it's time for a change. Supervisors say they will use the communities concerns as they work on the budget. Kate Weidaw News 7 Bedford County.))

[11Pitts-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Property Taxes could be going up in Pittsylvania county.
The County Board of Supervisors has proposed a property tax increase of more than 50 percent.
The board says the 28-cent increase is necessary to cover all departmental requests.
Most of the money will go to schools.
A public hearing is scheduled for April 19-- the budget must be approved by May first.

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC3:10:04]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Logo]


Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham outlined a reorganization of city government she hopes will make it more responsive to citizens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Burcham described her plan to members of city council, who must approve some of the changes.
The plan will consolidate some departments, and reorganize them under three assistant city managers.
No one will be laid off, but the plan will eventually reduce the total number of city employees.
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[SOT 14:59:41]
[IN Q=This particular reorganization]

((THIS PARTICULAR REORGANIZATION IS NOT INTENDED TO MEAN THAT WHAT HAS BEEN HERE IN THE PAST HAS BEEN UNSATISFACTORY AT ALL, BUT WHAT IT DOES SAY IS YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED TO CHANGE WITH CHANGE AND THAT'S WHAT THE REORGANIZATION IS ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=is all about.]
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[VO-NAT]


Also, City Council announced that Roanoke's call for voluntary water conservation will be lifted tomorrow, one year after the restrictions were imposed.
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[11Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-08 TC31:27]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River]


The Dan River Mills C-E-O hopes his letter will set the record straight concerning the company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Joseph Lanier (La-near) wrote a letter to union employees.
The letter states "We do not have any plans to move Home Fashions jobs to Mexico."
And no additional jobs will be sent abroad besides the 488 jobs announced several months ago. Concerning rumors of 12 hour shifts, the chairman writes: " ...We do not have plans to convert ALL Danville plants to 12 hour shifts."
A spokesperson for the company explained why the chairman wrote the letter.
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[SOT 1:06:38]
[IN Q= The process]

((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INC.: THE PROCESS OF SITTING DOWN AT THE TABLE WITH UNION NEGOTIATIONS IS IMPORTANT TO THE EMPLOYEES, COMMUNITY TO THE COMPANY. THE MISINFORMATION COULD HURT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Bouknight/Dan River Inc.]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=entire process]
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[VO-NAT]


Negotiations begin tomorrow in Danville.
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[2-concert]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A rap concert turns violent in Boston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

[3:19:33]
Police say nine people were stabbed when a fight broke out backstage at Boston's Fleet Center.
Police say two of the injured are hospitalized in critical condition.
Police say none of the 5-thousand concert goers was aware of the fight.
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[2-cuban-boy]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


The long awaited reunion between Elian Gonzalez and his father could come as early as today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]

[3:20:47]
The State Department has approved six VISAS to allow Juan Miguel Gonzalez and other family members and friends to travel to the U-S.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[4:30-CATHY MOSS PKG]
That means it may be a matter of time before Elian returns to Cuba.
The boy's Miami relatives, however, want the boy examined by independent child psychologists to see if returning to Cuba is in his best interests.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin `You're not playing with a toy. He's a human being, not a toy. His mom died for him to live in freedom. Now his mom's dead and we're going to try to kill Elian too?.))
[SUPER=01-Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=TO KILL Elian too?]
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[VO-NAT]


Still to be decided, the terms of any reunion.
Today immigration officials and the Miami relatives will again try and work out a deal that finally resolves his future.
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[11Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A fatal fire in Floyd County Sunday night must have smoldered for at least a couple of hours before it broke through the roof.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


The house where Christopher and Kimberly Johnson lived was fully involved by the time neighbors noticed it.
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[SOT 52:45]
[IN Q=About 9:30]

((ABOUT 9:30, WE WERE GETTING READY TO GO TO BED. MY DAUGHTER WENT INTO HER BEDROOM AND SAW ORANGE FLASHES ON THE WINDOWS.))
[SUPER=01-Freddie DeWeese/Neighbor]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=on the windows.]
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[VO-NAT]


DeWeese says the lights flickered and dimmed around seven o'clock, but he didn't think much of it at the time.
Investigators believe that may have been the first indication of trouble. Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Dalton thinks a "major electrical short" was what started the fire. They still haven't confirmed the name of the young man who died in the blaze.
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[11Foxridge-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:02:42]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Firefighters and insurance investigators are at odds over what started a fire at a Blacksburg apartment complex.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/February 21;]


The February blaze gutted the 29-hundred building of Foxridge Apartments and left 28 people homeless.
Firefighters say the cause of the fire was an overloaded electrical outlet.
But a recent insurance company report says it was a resident's cigarette.
Both causes are accidental, but firefighters' finding would allow residents to sue for damages.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Authorities say 17- year- old Jeremy Brandon Wright of Lynchburg gunned down 24- year- old James Franklin Junior in Madison Heights early Saturday.
He's the second teen charged with the murder.
Police say a 16- year- old male who originally confessed to the crime recanted his story after learning the victim had died.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Eleven family care physicians announced they've reached an agreement with Lewis Gale Clinic that will allow them to establish their own group practice.
The deal also allows the doctors to keep their patients' medical records and to continue working at both Salem offices as well as in Floyd and Fincastle, for one year.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Roanoke's Steak and Ale has re-opened. The Health Department okayed the restaurant's opening after the entire restaurant staff was trained in food safety over the weekend.
The health department won't know for sure what caused the food poisoning outbreak until Wednesday.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This time]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6]
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(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Melanie and Steve]