[Wythe-Hostages]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Two fugitives on two-day, two state crime spree are now in custody and awaiting arraignment.
They surrendered to authorities peacefully last night ... after freeing the three hostages they held for nearly nine hours in a Wythe County home.
Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Authorities drove away]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :23]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police; :05]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Stroup/Hostage's Brother-In-Law; :59]
[SUPER=03-Tennessee/Tuesday;]
[SUPER=@Marya2;]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]

(( Authorities drove away from nine tense hours with intense relief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:38 - :49]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA. STATE POLICE: ANY TIME WE HAVE A SITUATION AS SERIOUS AS THIS AND NOBODY GOT HURT ... NONE OF THEM GOT HURT AND THAT'S THE MAIN THING.))
[RUNS= :11]


21-year-old Angela Tanner and 38-year-old Dennis Lewis turned themselves and their weapons over without a fight.
They were coaxed out after several hours discussing suicide or surrender on the phone with negotiators, family and a state police chaplain.
Both had taken a large amount of Valium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 45:04 - :10]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA. STATE POLICE: DENNIS PASSED OUT AND SHE GOT THE GUNS, LAID THEM ON THE TABLE AND CAME OUT.))
[RUNS= :06]


Their three hostages were released unharmed.
Ellen Delp, kidnapped from a Wytheville motel that morning, was freed in exchange for a carton of cigarettes.
44-year-old Ricky Sexton and his wife Toni were released from their house hours later. With that, the Dennis Lewis made good on a promise he made to the Sexton family, gathered outside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:52]

((LEWIS STROUP/HOSTAGE'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: HE SAID THIS MAY BE THE END FOR ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND BUT HE PROMISED OVER AND OVER HE WOULDN'T HARM EITHER ONE OF THEM.))
[RUNS= :10]


Now, the couple face a long list of charges in Tennessee ... where their run-in with the law started violently ... and in Virginia ... where it came to a peaceful end 48 hours later.
Marya Jones, News 7.))

[cuban-boy]


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


Tensions continue to mount in Miami over the fate of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=(nats of protestors..).]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:00:49]
Hundreds of Protesters have been camped outside the home of his Miami relatives.
Some demonstrators vow to disrupt traffic around the Miami airport today. [3:02:30]
Talks broke down yesterday between immigration authorities and Elian's south Florida relatives.
They could get a letter today detailing the transfer of custody of the boy to his father.
[SUPER=03-Bethesda, MD;]


Meanwhile, Elian's father meets today with Attorney General Janet Reno.

(--------------------)[11Williamson-Ax]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC07:11]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


At least four people were sent to the hospital following two accidents in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This accident happened on Williamson Road across from Gio's Cycle Systems- at about 7:30 last night.
A motorcycle and a city truck crashed-
Two people on the motorcyle were sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital- the truck driver was also taken to the hospital.

No word on conditions at this point.
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[Talent=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


At about the same time a crash on Brandon Avenue- near the Peter's Creek Road Extension.
At least one person was injured and taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial-

[11D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-7 27:36]
[GRAPHIC=D-day memorial]


Governor Gilmore has surrendered to veterans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The board of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford helped convince the Governor to leave almost four and a half million dollars in the state budget for completing the Memorial.
The Governor even fixed a budget technicality -- making two million dollars in so-called "contingency funds" a direct appropriation instead.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:08:13]
[IN Q=Last year,]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: LAST YEAR, THERE WERE A WHOLE LIST OF CONTINGENCIES. AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT TO PULL ONE OUT AND SAY WELL WE'RE GONNA FUND THIS ONE AS OPPOSED TO THE OTHER ONES. THIS YEAR HE'S GOT ONE CONTINGENCY AND HE BELIEVES IT'S IMPORTANT ENOUGH, SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THE WHOLE PROJECT. WHICH IS A SUBSTANTIAL SUM OF MONEY.))
[SUPER=@Griffith;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=sum of money.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawmakers credit Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney with helping win the Governor's support.
The Overlord Arch is to be dedicated on Memorial Day this year.
Bedford suffered the most casualties per capita on June 6, 1944.
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[11Race-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:26:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Winston Cup Series makes a stop at the Martinsville Speedway this week. That's good news for the economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The major race is this Sunday but events are happening all week long.
150-thousand people will pour into Henry County hotels and restaurants.
They'll spend about 30 million dollars during their stay. It's a huge economic boost to the area.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:28:17]
[IN Q=]

((STEVE GRODENSKY/HOTEL OWNER: THE RESERVATIONS THEY'RE COMING IN AT ABOUT THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE RACE BUT WE HOLD ROOMS FROM RACE TO RACE FOR THE EXACT GROUPS.))
[SOT 4:31:23]

((MIKE HATCHETT/RESTAURANT OWNER: YOU HAVE TO ORDER EXTRA FOOD OF COURSE. WE START ABOUT WEDNESDAY GETTING PREPARED FOR THE STAPLES WE NEED. WE CUT STEAKS EARLIER. HIRE EXTRA HELP GET THEM TRAINED AND READY TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Grodensky/Hotel Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hatchett/Restaurant Owner;:12]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=ready to go.]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


The next Winston Cup Race is scheduled for this fall. That brings another 30 million dollars to Henry County.
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[2-Wythe-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A nine hour standoff in Wythe County came to a peaceful end last night when the two fugitives surrendered to authorities.
Both are now in custody and awaiting arraignment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


21-year-old Angela Tanner and 38-year-old Dennis Lewis turned themselves and their weapons over without a fight.
They were coaxed out after several hours discussing suicide or surrender on the phone with negotiators, family and a state police chaplain.
Both had taken a large amount of Valium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 45:04 - :10]
[IN Q=dennis]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA. STATE POLICE: DENNIS PASSED OUT AND SHE GOT THE GUNS, LAID THEM ON THE TABLE AND CAME OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=came out]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Their three hostages were released unharmed.
Tanner and Lewis now face several charges that include kidnapping, car jacking, and attempted first degree murder.
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[confederate-flag]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The fate of the confederate flag is in the hands of the South Carolina legislature, which may debate the issue next week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC;]


Hundreds of demonstrators completed a five-day march to South Carolina's capitol yesterday, demanding that the Confederate flag be removed from its dome.
Supporters say the flag honors those who died in the Civil War. Opponents say it's a reminder of slavery and racism.
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[11Tobacco-Stings]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:18:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last month's U-S Supreme Court ruling that the F-D-A can't regulate tobacco almost crushed out an effort to fight teen smoking in Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The F-D-A had been giving the state money to run undercover tobacco sting operations-- where A-B-C agents checked to see if stores would sell tobacco to kids.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:19:55]
[IN Q=With the federal]

((JENNIFER FARINHOLT/VIRGINIA ABC: WITH THE FEDERAL MONEY...HOW MANY VISITS WE'RE GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Farinholt/Virginia ABC;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=going to do.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


A-B-C does underage sting operations for alcohol sales already.
So the agents will continue to check tobacco sales.
The state will continue education efforts to end teen smoking-- just finding new money to pay for it.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, if you're feeling everyday aches and pains a new survey says you're not alone.

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=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM ACHES AND PAINS- EVERYDAY. A NEW SURVEY SHOW MOST AMERICANS KNOW THOSE FEELINGS- ALL TOO WELL.

VT=VO

IN FACT 9 OUT OF TEN OF US HAVE PAIN AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH AND HALF OF US BELIEVE IT JUST SOMETHING WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH. THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF PAIN- JOINT PAIN FOLLOWED BY BACKACHES- SORE FEET AND MUSCLE PAIN. THIS IS A PROBLEM- FROM OVER THE COUNTER PAIN RELIEVERS TO NEW PRESCRIPTION PRODUCTS- THERE ARE MORE THINGS THAN EVER BEFORE WE DOCTORS CAN USE TO HELP YOU FEEL BETTER- AND THATS TO SAY NOTHING ABOUT NEW NON- MEDICATION WAYS TO TREAT PAIN.
ON CAM SPEAKING OF ALTERNATIVES- HOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE- IN CHILDREN. THATS RIGHT. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS SAYS ACUPUNCTURE IS GREAT ALTERNATIVE FOR KIDS WHO ARE IN PAIN.. IT WORKS WELL - ONCE THE KIDS GET OVER THE IDEA OF NEEDLES BEING STUCK IN THEM. ONE PROBLEM ACUPUNCTURE WAS ESPECIALLY SUCCESSFUL FOR: MIGRAINES AND OTHER HEADACHES IN YOUNGSTERS,

VT=VO

AND FINALLY, AN IMPORTANT STUDY FOR DIABETICS WITH HEART DISEASE. A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THE BEST WAY TO OPEN UP BLOCKED ARTERIES- IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES- IS WITH A CORONARY BYPASS- NOT WITH A BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY. NOW THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO NON DIABETICS- BOTH TECHNIQUES HAVE EQUAL RATES OF SUCCESS. IN DIABETES- BYPASS WORKED 5X BETTER THAN ANGIOPLASTY,
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM 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]


A modern day Bonnie and Clyde are behind bars this morning following a nine hour hostage drama.
Angela Tanner and Dennis Lewis held three people hostage for nine hours before surrendering late last night.
The two were wanted in Tennessee for kidnapping, carjacking and attempted first degree murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Elian Gonzalez's father is scheduled to meet with Attorney General Janet Reno today to discuss efforts to return the boy to his custody.
Meanwhie, Elian's Miami relatives may receive a letter from immigration officials today, outlining how the boy will be reunited with his father. Attorneys for the relatives broke off transfer talks with the government yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a plane lands on its belly at Roanoke Regional airport, after the pilot fails to his landing gear.
Two people were aboard the single engine cessna, but none was injured.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Friday April 7-th .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-Wythe-Hostages]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


After a nine hour standoff two fugitives are now in custody and awaiting arraignment.
A crime spree that started days ago in Tennessee, ended last night in Wythe County when the two suspects peacefully surrendered to authorities.
Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Authorities drove away]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police; :05]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :24]
[SUPER=@Marya2; :43]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Stroup/Hostage's Brother-In-Law; :59]
[SUPER=03-Tennessee/Tuesday; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]

(( Authorities drove away from nine tense hours with intense relief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:38 - :49]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA. STATE POLICE: ANY TIME WE HAVE A SITUATION AS SERIOUS AS THIS AND NOBODY GOT HURT ... NONE OF THEM GOT HURT AND THAT'S THE MAIN THING.))
[RUNS= :11]


21-year-old Angela Tanner and 38-year-old Dennis Lewis turned themselves and their weapons over without a fight.
They were coaxed out after several hours discussing suicide or surrender on the phone with negotiators, family and a state police chaplain.
Both had taken a large amount of Valium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 45:04 - :10]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA. STATE POLICE: DENNIS PASSED OUT AND SHE GOT THE GUNS, LAID THEM ON THE TABLE AND CAME OUT.))
[RUNS= :06]


Their three hostages were released unharmed.
Ellen Delp, kidnapped from a Wytheville motel that morning, was freed in exchange for a carton of cigarettes.
44-year-old Ricky Sexton and his wife Toni were released from their house hours later. With that, the Dennis Lewis made good on a promise he made to the Sexton family, gathered outside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:52]

((LEWIS STROUP/HOSTAGE'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: HE SAID THIS MAY BE THE END FOR ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND BUT HE PROMISED OVER AND OVER HE WOULDN'T HARM EITHER ONE OF THEM.))
[RUNS= :10]


Now, the couple face a long list of charges in Tennessee ... where their run-in with the law started violently ... and in Virginia ... where it came to a peaceful end 48 hours later.
Marya Jones, News 7.))

[11Cressell]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:34:21]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


Attorneys representing Emmett Cressell Jr. took their bid for a new trial to a three- judge panel.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/1998]


Cressell is one of two men convicted of burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County in 1997.
He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of G- P Johnson.
Yesterday, his attorney argued the trial should have been moved, and a prospective juror disqualified.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Any time]

((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY: ANY TIME THAT A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT COMES BEFORE A COURT, IT'S THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES THAT'S ON TRIAL. AND WE FEEL THAT WE ARE REPRESENTING THE CONSTITUTION IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, AN WE'RE READY TO GO TO THE WALL FOR IT.)) ((PATRICIA JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN: I WAS NOT ON THE JURY. I APPRECIATE THE JOB THEY DID AND I HOPE THAT THE JUDGES THAT WERE ON THE CASE TODAY WILL SEE IT TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :16]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=will see it too.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Appeals Court panel heard oral arguments yesterday, but the judges will rule on the case later.

[11Harris]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:49:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A jury found Michael Harris guilty of fatally stabbing his friend in the back last year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 40-year old defendant testified Wednesday that he'd gone to spend the night with Paul Andrew Wright November 14th. Harris had just broken up with his wife.
He claimed Wright was fondling him while Harris slept... and that that sent him into a rage.
The jury rejected that story ...by their verdict yesterday afternoon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:54:30]
[IN Q=We the jury]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=foreperson.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jury set the sentence at life in prison.
The case was unusual in the way that Harris got caught.
He took the victim's car and drove to Smyth County where he robbed a convenience store.
Harris was later apprehended near Abingdon.
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[6Sharp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC35:52]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A former Martinsville television personality will not go to jail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/September;]


Yesterday a judge, gave former Cable Six talk show host Bob Sharp three years probation for a welfare fraud conviction.
Sharp will also have to pay nearly 350 dollars in court costs.
Last December, a Judge found Sharp guilty of lying on a welfare application.
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[11Chili-Peppers]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC23:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke felt the heat of the Red Hot Chili Peppers last night.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]

((Nat Sound))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUTQ=NAT Sound]
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[VO-NAT]


The Chili Peppers hit the stage of the Roanoke Civic Center .. greeting a packed crowd waiting to see how hot they really are.
The performance got off to a slow start when one of the opening groups, "The Foo Fighters", wouldn't take to the stage until fans backed away.
But once it was started, there was no stopping the steam behind the Peppers.. and the fans didn't seem to mind one bit.
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[4-Wythe-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A crime spree that started in Tennessee days ago ended peacefully in Wythe County last night. After a nine hour standoff the two fugitives surrendered to authorities. Both are now in custody and awaiting arraignment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


21-year-old Angela Tanner and 38-year-old Dennis Lewis turned themselves and their weapons over without a fight. Their three hostages were released unharmed.
Ellen Delp, kidnapped from a Wytheville motel that morning, was freed in exchange for a carton of cigarettes.
44-year-old Ricky Sexton and his wife Toni were released from their house hours later. With that, Dennis Lewis made good on a promise he made to the Sexton family, gathered outside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:52]
[IN Q=He said]

((LEWIS STROUP/HOSTAGE'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: HE SAID THIS MAY BE THE END FOR ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND BUT HE PROMISED OVER AND OVER HE WOULDN'T HARM EITHER ONE OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lewis Stroup/Hostage's Brother In Law]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=one of them]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lewis and Tanner now face several charges that include kidnapping, car jacking, and attempted first degree murder.
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[2-cuban-boy]


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


Juan Miguel Gonzalez meets with officials at the Justice Department today who appear to be on the verge of moving the Elian Gonzalez saga to a conclusion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:02;30]
In Miami yesterday, talks broke down between immigration authorities and Elian's Miami relatives who've cared for him since his rescue at sea.
The family says Elian is afraid of his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:04:47]
[IN Q=]

((This fear is based on his father's "out-of-control and abusive" anger. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michell Spero/Elian's Personal Psychologist;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=abusive manner.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meantime, hundreds of demonstrators are vow to fight any effort to remove Elian from his Miami home.
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[11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:57:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A pilot trying to land at the Roanoke Regional Airport forgot to use his landing gear.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The single-engined Cessna landed on its belly just after six last night.
Pilot James Woltz and a business associate were taking aerial photographs before the accident happened.
No one was hurt, but the plane was heavily damaged.
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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:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A nine hour standoff with authorities ended last night when 21-year-old Angela Tanner and 38-year-old Dennis Lewis turned themselves and their weapons over without a fight.
Their three hostages were released unharmed. Tanner and Lewis now face charges that include kidnapping, car jacking, and attempted first degree murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Michael Harris was convicted of first degree murder yesterday of killing Paul Andrew Wright last November . Harris was sentenced to life in prison.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The board of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford helped convince Governor Jim Gilmore to leave almost four and a half million dollars in the state budget for completing the Memorial.
Lawmakers credit Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney with helping win the Governor's support.
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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.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The tickets]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6 tonight]
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[Melanie and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Melanie and Steve]