[CUBAN-BOY]

[ANCHOR=MELANIE]

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


The American attorney for Elian Gonzalez's father is in Havana today, for a face to face meeting with his client.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]

[3:25;02]
Juan Miguel Gonzalez says he will travel to the U-S alone, if he can immediately bring Elian home. If not, he wants to bring more than two dozen people with him to wait out the appeals process.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:00:45]
Meanwhile in Miami, terms of the turnover have yet to be decided.
Elian's Miami relatives and immigration officials will meet again tomorrow and try to reach an arrangement.
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[11Harris]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:48:02]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Trial of a Roanoke man accused of stabbing his friend to death and then using the knife to continue his crime spree continues today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mike Harris admits he killed 36- year old Paul Wright in November.
[SUPER=04-November 14]


Harris' attorney says his client snapped after the victim allegedly fondled Harris while he was sleeping.
Prosecutors say Harris then stole the victim's car and robbed a convenience store in Smyth County using the same knife as a weapon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:21:54]
[IN Q=When he]

((SHEILA HILL/PROSECUTION WITNESS: WHEN HE STOOD UP BEHIND ME, WHEN HE CAME BEHIND THE COUNTER AND HE HAD THE KNIFE AT MY BACK AND HE SAID DON'T MAKE ME HURT YOU BECAUSE I'VE ALREADY KILLED SOMEONE.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila Hill/Prosecution Witness; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=killed someone.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Harris was arrested a short time later in Washington County.
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[11Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-07]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Roanoke prosecutors have secured their first conviction in the murder of Prentice Jordan.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August; quick!]


The 19- year old was shot and killed last year at Easley's night club in Roanoke.
16- year old Tremaine Richardson pled guilty to second degree murder yesterday as part of a plea agreement.
Prosecutors believe Timothy "Nippy" Buford was actually the ring leader behind the killing.
(---------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


In exchange for a lighter sentence-- Richardson will testify against Buford.

[11Confederate-Month]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC36:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore today will proclaim April Confederate History month.
It comes one day after Gilmore signed a bill into law that makes
the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior's
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

birthday a separate holiday in the commonwealth.
But even as Gilmore signed the measure yesterday, black leaders were denouncing today's scheduled action.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10;20:06]
[IN Q=He's been asked]

((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: HE'S BEEN ASKED NOT TO DO THIS....RISEN FROM THE DEAD AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=dead again.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Governor says his proclamation will condemn slavery, but honor the "noble spirit and inspiring leadership" of Confederate leaders-- a solution he thinks most Virginians want.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:52:13]
[IN Q=I believe]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US ALL TO COME TOGETHER ... MIDDLE GROUND.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=middle ground.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The proclamation is annually requested by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Governor issued the same proclamation last year.

[11African-Drum]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of the oldest art forms is African dance and it came alive last night in Roanoke.
Reginald Yates and his orchestra use drums and movement to teach the art to people of all ages.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=01-Reginald Yates/African Dancer;:27]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:33]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=kwe News 7, Roanoke.]

(([nat sound]
[runs= 3]



[SOT 20:39:57]
[INQ=]

((REGINALD YATES: WHEN YOU START TO MOVE IN AFRICA AND SING THE SONGS OF EMPOWERMENT IT TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY INSIDE YOURSELF TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO LIFT YOU TO A HIGHER SELF TO HELP YOU UNDER STAND WE'RE ALL CONNECTED BY BREATH AND BLOOD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 16]


Reginald Yates and his orchestra travel across the country teaching the roots of African music and culture.

[SOT 20:38:44]
[INQ=]

((YOU SEE AFRICA IN EVERYTHING. ONE OF THE GREETINGS OF SUMBLA BUJA IS SLAPPING YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND IN EXCHANGE FOR A GREETING AND MANY TIMES PEOPLE WILL SEE ATHLETES DOING THIS ALL THE TIME AND WE HAVE TRACED THIS BACK TO BANDIA PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 16]


[NAT SOUND of WOW Wow]
[RUNS= 5]



[SOT 20:36:01]
[INQ=]

((WE ALWAYS BEGIN THE CLASS WITH GREETINGS THAT ARE ALSO VERY POWERFUL TO ENCOURAGE THEM AND TAKE THEM TO THEIR GREATER SELVES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]



[SOT 20:37:52]
[INQ=]

((THE MOVEMENT SPEAKS TO THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE AND THE THINGS THAT WE DON'T HAVE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


[NAT SOUND DRUMS]
[RUNS= 5]



[SOT 20:50:34]
[INQ=]

((THUS A CONNECTION BETWEEN INSTRUMENT AND THE HUMAN BEING THERE IS NO SEPARATION AND WE LEARN OUR MANNERS IN THE DANCE AND HOW TO TREAT OTHERS IN THE DANCE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And to close the performance the audience leaves with a peaceful thought.

[SOT 20:41:25]
[INQ=]

((THERE'S ALWAYS ONE POEM WE END WITH HOLD FAST THE DREAMS BECAUSE DREAMS DIE LIFE IS LIKE A BROKEN WING BIRD THAT CAN NOT FLY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[11EchoStar]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=Echostar job Fair]


EchoStar Communications has hired its first employees.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


More than 14-hundred hopefuls put in applications yesterday for EchoStar Communications, a direct broadcast satellite company.
The company promises 600 new jobs immediately ... and 14-hundred within the year.
Applicants came from all over southwestern Virginia ... many the targets of recent layoffs.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTs]
[IN Q=I'll tell you what]
[sot 1:27:11 - :18]

((JOHN EATON/FORMER NR CASTINGS WORKER: I TELL YOU WHAT, IT'LL BE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY, TOO. 1,400 JOBS... THAT'S A LOT OF WORK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK, TOO.))
[sot 1:21:08 - :17]

((JERRY FRYE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: I THINK TODAY SIGNIFIES A BIG STEP FORWARD TOWARD RECTIFYING OUR UNEMPLOYMENT...GETTING US ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.))
[SUPER=01-John Eaton/Fmr. New River Castings Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Frye/Virginia Employment Commission; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=road to recovery.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jobs range from customer service to maintenance.
Base pay for most is eight-fifty an hour. A second job fair will be held tomorrow.
(------------)



[11Meszaros]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:40:11]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The next president of the University of Florida could come from Virginia Tech.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1995]


Tech vice president and provost Peggy (meh-ZAR-russ) Meszaros is one of six finalists for the job.
Meszaros is the highest ranking female administrator in Virginia Tech history.
She's been there about seven years.
(------------)



[11Mosquito-Virus]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia's gearing up for West Nile encephalitis.
It killed seven people in New York last summer -- in what's believed to be its first appearance in the western hemisphere.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The virus is carried by infected mosquitoes-- working their way down the eastern seaboard -- as far as Baltimore last year.
So health officials say get rid of standing water to minimize the number of mosquito larvae hatching in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:29:54]
[IN Q=There were]

((DR. ANNE PETERSON/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF HEALTH: THERE WERE MANY MORE PEOPLE INFECTED THAN EVER GOT SICK IN NEW YORK.... NOT NEARLY AS SEVERE A DISEASE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Anne Peterson/Virginia Department of Health;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=a disease.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The state health department will use a 142-thousand dollar grant to test birds, horses, and mosquitoes to see if the virus has made it to Virginia yet.
The virus has been very active and deadly to the east coast bird population.
But only mosquitoes can transmit the disease.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study suggests age plays a part in breast cancer deaths.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON CAM A new study from the national cancer institute suggest the older you are, the less likely you will die of breast cancer.

VT=VO

Sounds straightforward- but there's more to it than meets the eye. The study actually suggests the younger you are- the likely your breast cancer will be more aggressive and faster growing. Breast cancer causes 73% of deaths in women under age 55. Ages 55 to 70 its 30%. Over age 70 the death rate is 12%. It all means if anything, you should be having more, not fewer mammograms the younger you are.

VT=VO

Also today, does estrogen increase your risk of breast cancer. A study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests it does, but only slightly. In this study, women who took estrogen were more likely to develop breast cancer after menopause than women who did not take estrogen. But once again, the increased risk was small. And when those women who did take estrogen got breast cancer, their tumors were smaller and easier to treat.
ON CAM Now, let's confuse you even more. For years, we've said that estrogen can protect your heart. A study last month, said it does not. And today comes a study that shows women who take estrogen are at a slightly higher risk of blood clots strokes and heart attacks. But only for the first two years that the take it, then the risk drops back down to normal. It all means, there is no one blanket recommendation for all women when it comes to estrogen, the decision needs to be made on a personal basis. And that's a look at today'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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Traders and investors will be watching the markets closely after yesterday's volatile trading on Wall Street. Weakening technology shares sent the Nasdaq and Dow Jones industrials averages plummeting more than 500 points, but they closed with only moderate losses.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Talks between Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives and I-N-S officials have been suspended until tomorrow.
Their lawyers say the family is exhausted and overwhelmed.
Meanwhile, the U-S attorney representing the boy's father plans to meet with Juan Miguel Gonzalez in Cuba today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And Japan has a new prime minister.
The country's Parliament elected former Trade Minister Yoshiro Mori (yoh-shihr-oh mohr-ee) to succeed Keizo Obuchi
(kay-zoh oh-boo-chee) who is in a coma.


Mori promises to continue his predecessor's reforms.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A man who was thrown from his car during an accident on Interstate 81 died this morning.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
The accident happened last night in the northbound lanes near exit 156-- that's the Troutville exit in Botetourt County.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


State Police say the driver, Jerry Lee Connor of Delaware was traveling at a high rate of speed.
He lost control of the vehicle, ran off the left side of the road and struck the embankment several times.
Connor was thrown from the vehicle.
He died shortly after midnight at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[Wall-street]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Investors are still catching their breath, after yesterday's wild ride on Wall Street.
At one point, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite dropped more than five hundred points, making for the most volatile day ever.
But by day's end, most stocks recorded only moderate losses after buyers went bargain shopping.
Anthony Mason reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:09:05]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ted Weisberg/Seaport Securities LTD; :28]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Cashin/Paine Webber; :47]
[SUPER=01-Scott Bleier/Prime Charter; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/Reporting; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, NY.]



[JAPAN-pm]


[ANCHOR=MELA IE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Japan's has a new leader today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


Yoshiro Mori (yoh-shihr-oh mohr-ee) was elected Prime Minister by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
He was swept into power after former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi suffered a stroke over the weekend.
He remains in coma and on life support.
Aides say there's been little improvement in his condition.
(------------)


[11Pitts-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:04:12]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Budget]


Pittsylvania County property owners may be paying a lot more to live in the county.
Supervisors have proposed a nearly 95 million dollar budget that includes a tax hike.
Surae Chinn tells us where the money might go.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pittsylvania County]
[SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Pittsylvania Co. Administrator; :25]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Donald Johnson/Pittsylvania County Schools; :49]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Pittsylvania County.]

(( Pittsylvania County needs money for its enhanced 911 system, public schools and juvenile detention centers.
The county board of supervisors did not cut down any department requests.
So the board proposed a 28 cent property tax increase. That would raise the yearly property tax on a 50 thousand dollar home by 140 dollars.
[SOT 58:00]

((DAN SLEEPER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. ADMINISTRATOR: MAJORITY OF ALL YOUR FUNDING GOES TO THE SCHOOL BOARD TO MATCH YOUR REQUIRED STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS. IT MAKES UP 75 TO 80 PERCENT OF YOUR BUDGET.)) [RUNS:09]
Like many county schools, Chatham high School could use the money.
[SOT 1:10:03]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: IT'S BECOME A DESPERATE TIME IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SCHOOLS. A 13.8 MILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL BUDGET IS NEEDED TO PAY FOR MORE TEACHERS AND AN AVERAGE 6 PERCENT PAY RAISE.)) [RUNS:10]
[SOT 50:13]

((DONALD JOHNSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO SCHOOLS.: IF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY DOES NOT DO SOMETHING TO IMPROVE ITS COMPETITIVE POSITION RELATIVE TO OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEMS WE ARE GOING TO LOSE OUR BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST.)) [RUNS:11]
County officials say the tax increase is just a proposal and the final figure probably won't be that high. But if the board chooses a lower figure, some school officials wonder if they'll get the money they need. Surae Chinn, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
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[11Halifax-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Halifax County property owners could also see a tax hike.
County supervisors are evaluating several options-- including a three to 10 cent tax increase.
The board is also considering fee-hikes on building and land use permits.

[2-cuban-boy]


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


The American attorney for Elian Gonzalez's father will consult with his client in Cuba today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]

[4:00:29]
Gregory Craig arrived in Havana last night.
Meantime, Diplomats have delivered visas for Elian's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez to travel to the U-S.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[4:30-CATHY MOSS PKG]
In Miami, Cuban exiles have formed a chain around the home where Elian has lived since being saved more than four months ago.
(////////SOT//////)
[IN=]

(( Ramon Sanchez/Democracia Movement "We're merely making sure that Elian is not removed without allowing him the rest of the process or without the family's consent.))
[SUPER=01-Ramon Sanchez/Democracia Movement;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT=without the family's consent.]
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]


U-S immigration officials will meet again tomorrow with Elian's Miami relatives.
(------------)



[2-1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


An accident on Interstate 81 claimed the life of a Delaware man.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
The accident happened last night in the northbound lanes near exit 156-- that's the Troutville exit in Botetourt County.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


State Police say the driver, Jerry Lee Connor of Delaware was traveling at a high rate of speed.
He lost control of the vehicle, ran off the left side of the road and struck the embankment several times.
Connor was thrown from the vehicle.
He died shortly after midnight at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[11Athey]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC35:12]

[GRAPHICNone]
The driver in a hit and run accident faces charges.
After crashing into a utility Blake Warren Athey (A-THEE) reportedly walked away from the vehicle when it burst into flames.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./November 18;]


His passenger, 21-year old John W. Tunnell, was stuck in the burning car for nearly an hour and lost both his legs.
Athey (A-thee) old is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
A trial date has not been set.
(------------)



[2-11EchoStar]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=Echostar job Fair]


EchoStar Communications will hold a second job fair tommorow. However the company got off to a strong start making its first hires yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


More than 14-hundred hopefuls put in applications for EchoStar Communications, a direct broadcast satellite company.
The company promises 600 new jobs immediately ... and 14-hundred within the year.
Applicants came from all over southwestern Virginia ... many the targets of recent layoffs.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTs]
[IN Q=I'll tell you what]
[sot 1:27:11 - :18]

((JOHN EATON/FORMER NR CASTINGS WORKER: I TELL YOU WHAT, IT'LL BE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY, TOO. 1,400 JOBS... THAT'S A LOT OF WORK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK, TOO.))
[sot 1:21:08 - :17]

((JERRY FRYE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: I THINK TODAY SIGNIFIES A BIG STEP FORWARD TOWARD RECTIFYING OUR UNEMPLOYMENT...GETTING US ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.))
[SUPER=01-John Eaton/Fmr. New River Castings Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Frye/Virginia Employment Commission; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=road to recovery.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jobs range from customer service to maintenance.
Base pay for most is eight-fifty an hour.
(------------)



[11Nylstar]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Some good employment news is expected in Henry County tomorrow.
Nylstar (NILE-star) -- a high-tech textile company -- will expand its current plant there.
Sources tell NEWS 7 Nylstar will add 50 workers.
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


16- year old Tremaine Richardson pled guilty to second degree murder yesterday for the murder of 19 year old Prentice Jordan. In exchange for a lighter sentence-- Richardson will testify against Timothy "Nippy" Buford who prosecutors believe was actually the ring leader behind the killing.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

EchoStar Communications hired its first employees yesterday. More than 14-hundred hopefuls put in applications.
The company promises 600 new jobs immediately and 14-hundred within the year. The jobs range from customer service to maintenance. A second job fair will be held tomorrow.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia Tech vice president and provost Peggy (meh-ZAR-russ) Meszaros could be the next president of the University of Florida. She is one of six finalists for the job.
Meszaros is the highest ranking female administrator in Virginia Tech history.
She's been there about seven years.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
(///////////////)
(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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It used]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6]
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[Melanie and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Melanie and Steve]