[Heads]

Hundreds of area residents feel the hit as Norfolk Southern decreases its employee numbers... again.

(------------)
[vo-nat]
And one Wythe County Hostage taker remains in the hospital - the other is now in jail.
(-------------)


[2-shot toss to Hello]


[NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-05 36:32]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


Norfolk Southern laid off more than 4-hundred workers company wide yesterday --including several from Roanoke.
Railroad officials say this is another attempt to save money.
The company laid of 550 union workers back in January -- and recently offered an early retirement program to 12-hundred non-union employees.
Joy Sutton has more details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The recent]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[super=@Joy1; :35]
[RUNS=49]
[OUT Q=js n7]

(( The recent layoffs include 471 employees company wide, 43 of them from the Roanoke locomotive shop.
Most of the employees worked in the mechanical department.
Railroad officials say a 61-percent increase in diesel fuel costs, a considerable decrease in export coal traffic, and competition with trucks and other carriers resulted in a loss of revenue.
Susan Terpay a Norfolk Southern Spokesperson told News 7, "It's a cost reduction move that we're making to match the size of the work force with the level of business we're doing right now."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((TERPAY DOES NOT KNOW IF THIS IS A PERMANENT MOVE.
THE LAID -OFF WORKER WERE GIVEN 5 DAY OF PAID LEAVE -- AND APRIL 14TH IS THEIR OFFICIAL LAST DAY.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN HAS BEEN LOSING MONEY SINCE IT AND C-S-X SPLIT-UP CONRAIL BACK IN JUNE. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7.))
[OUT Q=News 7]))




[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


The Miami relatives of six year old Elian Gonzalez will meet with psychiatrists on Monday to determine how the boy should be reunited with his father.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Janet Reno met with Elian's father yesterday.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez is satisfied that U.S. officials will make sure he is reunited with his son.
Officials in Miami, are calling for calm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Individuals must]

((INDIVIDUALS MUST NOT EXPRESS THOSE EMOTIONS WITH VIOLENCE. THEY MUST NOT EXPRESS THEM WITH CIVIL DISORDER OR IN ANY FASHION THAT INFRINGES ON THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade Co. Mayor;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=of others]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


If the relatives don't agree to a voluntary transfer, the father will be free to take Elian to Cuba immediately.
If the relatives cooperate, Reno says she'll try to persuade the father to stay in the U-S until the end of the appeals process.
(------------)




[11Wythe-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC12:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of the fugitives who led authorities on a three- day crime spree starting in Tennessee is out of the hospital and in jail.
Angela Tanner is in custody at the New River Valley Regional Jail.
Dennis Lewis remains hospitalized.
Both reportedly took large amounts of (VAL-ium) Valium during this week's nine-hour stand-off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


Life is returning to normal for Toni and Rickey Sexton, the Wythe County couple held hostage in their own home.


Though they were frightened at first, they ultimately prayed with Tanner and Lewis, and encouraged them to surrender.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 37:56 tape 2]
[IN Q=We were just trying to show them]

((TONI SEXTON: WE WERE JUST TRYING TO SHOW THEM THAT WE REALLY DIDN'T WANT THEM TO HURT THEMSELVES. AND THE LORD WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEM AND JUST TO HAVE FAITH, GIVE THEMSELVES UP AND GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED.))
[SUPER=07-Toni Sexton; :08 into bite]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=get the help they needed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Before the Sextons left the home, Tanner and Lewis gave them 135 dollars and a note thanking them for their hospitality.
Toni Sexton says she hopes to use the money to help them in some way.
(------------)



[11Chaplain]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC32:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A state police chaplain was instrumental in getting Lewis and Tanner to surrender.
They had threatened to kill themselves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]


Sergeant Mike Honaker (HAWN-ick-er) talked with Tanner on the phone for an hour and a half before she surrendered.

He says the couple had taken at least 60 (VAL-ium) Valium and muscle relaxers... trying to get up the nerve to end their lives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:55:50 - 2:56:00]
[IN Q=I don't believe]

((SGT. MIKE HONAKER: I DON'T BELIEVE THEY MEANT TO DO IT...UNTIL MAYBE A DIFFERENT PICTURE WAS PAINTED FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Honaker/State Police Chaplain;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=painted for them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Honaker says talking to the couple about their families helped convince them not to kill themselves.
But he credits sheriff's department negotiators and the Sextons themselves for the fugitives' surrender.
(---------)



[Apple-Orchard-Falls]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM **To air Sat. April 8***]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3, 3:07]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Now that it's starting to feel more like springtime, hiking enthusiasts are probably getting itchy feet.
Kimberly McBroom will scratch that itch n this week's "Time Off as she leads us along the winding path of the Apple Orchard Falls trail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This trail]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Pat Egan/District Ranger; :48]
[SUPER=01-Michael Donahue/Biological Technician; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Botetourt County.]
(///// SOT /////)
(([SOT 11:17:24]

((PAT EGAN/DISTRICT RANGER: THIS TRAIL CAN REALLY BE A HIKE FOR ANYONE TO TAKE BECAUSE YOU CAN COME IN AT THE TRAIL HEAD WHERE WE CAME IN, WHICH IS CALLED THE APPLE TREE ROAD. AND IT'S THREE- QUARTER MILES UP TO THE FALLS AND BACK AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT STEEP, BUT IF YOU TAKE YOUR TIME, JUST ABOUT ANYBODY CAN DO THAT.))
[RUNS= :14]


The three-quarter- mile hike is uphill and rocky....but there's a big reward at the finish line.
The Apple Orchard Falls are breathtaking, providing the perfect spot for an early spring picnic.
It's usually about 10 degrees cooler than in the city, which also makes it a refreshing destination during the heat of summer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT standup here 12:16:05 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ALL OF THE RECENT RAINS HAVE MADE THE FALLS MUCH MORE MAJESTIC THAN THEY WERE LAST YEAR, WHEN SEVERE DROUGHT REDUCED THE CASCADING WATER TO ALMOST A TRICKLE.))
[RUNS= :09]


Weather can make or break the scenery along the trail, too.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:13:42]

((PAT EGAN/DISTRICT RANGER: TWO YEARS AGO, WE HAD A REALLY SEVERE ICE STORM UP IN THIS AREA AND ONE OF THE CASUALTIES WAS THIS BRIDGE WE'RE STANDING ON HERE. THAT BIG OLD WHITE OAK OVER THERE CAME DOWN AND FELL RIGHT ON TOP OF THIS BRIDGE AND CRUSHED IT RIGHT IN HALF, AND WE HAD TO RE- BUILD IT.))
[RUNS= :15]


But nature has a way of restoring itself.
The remoteness of the area offers a place for wildflowers to grow freely along the trail.
And it's a regular hang-out for bird watchers, who come up here to observe a variety of migratory songbirds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:56:25]

((MICHAEL DONAHUE/BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN: THERE ARE TIMES YOU CAN COME UP IN THE EARLY SPRING OR FIRST OF MAY AND YOU CAN GET AS MANY AS OVER 25 SPECIES OF WARBIRDS, NOT TO MENTION THE OTHER VIREOS, THRUSHES, NIGHT JARS, AND OTHER SPECIES.))
[RUNS= :13]


Camping is allowed along the trail, as long as you clean up your mess when you leave.
Even if you're just visiting for the day, forestry officials say it's best to bring along a backpack.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:52:48 ]

((PAT EGAN/DISTRICT RANGER: ALWAYS YOU SHOULD CARRY WATER WITH YOU, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S HOT AND A FIRST- AID KIT IS A GOOD IDEA AND JUST A FEW LITTLE EXTRA SUPPLIES IN CASE YOU TRIP ON THE ROCKS OR SOMETHING.))
[RUNS= :09]


It's easy to forget to watch your step, when the view is so spectacular.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Botetourt County.))
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The Apple Orchard Falls trail can be reached from any of three trailheads.
(++++++++)

[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FULL SCREEN] To find out the way WE went up there, just check our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
(++++++++)










[6Arson-Plea]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:32:50]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]


There was a no contest plea yesterday from the man set to stand trial for arson next week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 5, 1999]


Michael Harbor of Roanoke was convicted of setting fire to an apartment house on Patterson Avenue last winter.
Two of the charges against him were dropped. He'll serve two years in prison, and reimburse the owner for his loss.
Harbor was evicted the day of the fire. At the time, he blamed it on a faulty furnace.
(------------)



[11Sheikh-Hasina]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC40:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She's won the Gandhi Award for Peace and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.. now the Prime Minister of Bangladesh has a LOCAL honor to add to her resume.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Sheikh Hasina (shake ha-SEE-nuh) is in Lynchburg this weekend to receive the Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.
The daughter of the former president of Bangladesh, she's credited with restoring democracy and human rights to her homeland.
Hasina met with Randolph Macon students yesterday and will be honored during ceremonies today.
(------------)



[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


26 years ago today a 40 year old Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record for career home runs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-April 8, 1974;]


The record breaker came off a pitch from Los Angeles Dodger Al Downing and sailed over the left field fence of Atlanta Stadium.
The home run was Aaron's 715th
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Just as a point of reference Mark McGwire has 522 career homers in his nearly 14 seasons and Sammy Sosa has 337 in almost 12 seasons.

[CHA-school]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
(Andrew ad libs hello to Christian Heritage Academy in Rocky Mount)
(------------)
[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #9009]

Congratulations to Ryan Mink, Stephanie Doss, Emily Smith and Brookes Doss
(------------)



[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calender.
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]
[andrew adlibs into the break]

[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]

You may remember Patrick Evans' reports from New Orleans as Virginia Tech played in the Sugar Bowl. While he was working, he was picking up some of the local flavor. Patrick brought some of that local flavor back home. Here's his recipe for authentic New Orleans Jumbalaya
(////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #4 TC 1:55:20]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Time number two]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=this week's Weekend Diner.]


[AD LIB ADDRESS BOARD]
[COMMERCIAL BREAK]


[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=cst]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up......
For many teens, it was the must-see event of their... well... lifetimes.
We'll have highlights from last night's sold-out Britney Spears concert.
(------------)

[vo-nat]
Also making headlines today-- a Danville pastor is charged with sexually assaulting a child.
(-------------)

[2-shot hello]

[11britney-Spears]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC07:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a big night for thousands of young people across the region.
Britney Spears fans had already broken a record by making the concert a sold-out show - in just 43 minutes.
Last night - they cashed in and caught the performance they'd been waiting for.
Melanie Moon takes us front and center to show us what all the hysteria is about.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Frischetti/LFO; :33]
[SUPER=@Melanie2; :40]
[SUPER=01-Rich Cronin/LFO; :58]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=Melanie moon, News7]
((----NATS OF BRITNEY----


This is what the fans came to see, the peppy former musketeer turned teen music diva... and her high energy performance didn't disappoint.
-----more nats of Britney---



Before the show a little mountain top drama for opening group LFO.
A bus break down on infamous Fancy Gap nearly forced them to miss the show.
The trio arrived just 30 minutes before hitting the stage.
16:14:28 RICH CRONIN:I DIDN'T THINK WE WE'RE GOING TO GET HERE.
BRAD FISCHETTI:HE WAS VERY WORRIED THAT WE WEREN'T GOING TO GET THERE, THIS IS CRAZY, LAST SHOW, LUCKILY WE MADE IT.


---brief NATS OF LFO---


And very lucky for the fans.
LFO has risen from pop obscurity in just a matter of months.
They credit their success to hard work and never giving up on their dreams. RICH: 19:48:11-(:13) YOU HAVE GOALS AND YOU SHOOT FOR THEM AND DON'T QUIT...EVENTUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO REACH IT.
And for parents waiting patiently in the civic center basement, a little excitement of their own.
Won't their teens be jealous when they found out that meet the band.
In Roanoke, Melanie Moon News 7.))


[11Danville-Pastor]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC 00:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville pastor is accused of sexually assaulting a child.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


48-year old James Preston Tyndall (TIN-dall) has been the pastor of Stokesland Baptist Church in Danville for a few months.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


But the deacon chairman says that's expected to end, now that he's charged with six offenses including three sexual charges involving a child.
Investigators say the incidents happened in Burlington, North Carolina between 1994 and 1995 with a girl eight to 10 years old.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 54:06]
[IN Q=Probably when]

((BRUCE HUTCHESON/DEACON CHAIRMAN: PROBABLY WHEN WE TALK TO HIM WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE HIS RESIGNATION. I SUSPECT HE WILL PROBABLY DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Hutcheson/Deacon Chairman;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=probably do that]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Investigators say it is not uncommon that charges are brought up years later when children are involved.
(-------------)



[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A Miami, Florida jury awarded more than 12 million dollars to three sick smokers.
Jim Bergamo tells us what the verdict in this landmark tobacco trial means to the industry.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Guillermo Saa/Plaintiff; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bergamo/Reporting; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=standard]




[11Escaped-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC47:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One hostage's daring escape helped authorities catch Dennis Lewis and Angela Tanner this week.
The two reportedly led authorities on a 3-day crime spree before they finally surrendered in Wytheville late Thursday night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Jeff Anderson says he and his girlfriend, Ellen Delp, were held for two hours inside their motel room Thursday.
He says the fugitives took showers in his room and drank all his beer.
When he saw a chance to run, he took it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:05 - :11]
[IN Q=I walked out]

((JEFF ANDERSON: I WALKED OUT AND... THAT'S MY CHANCE THAT I TOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Anderson/Escaped Hostage;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=I took it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Anderson phoned authorities.
Lewis and Tanner fled, taking Ellen Delp and her car with them.
She was the first hostage released Thursday night.
(----------)



[6Carjacking]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:19:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The woman who says the fugitives abducted her in Tennessee says it was a life-changing experience.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Erwin, TN]


Carol Bennett was afraid she and her nine-month-old son were going to be killed, when they were forced to take Lewis and Tanner to Rural Retreat on Wednesday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe it shook]

((CAROL BENNETT: I BELIEVE IT SHOOK ME UP, AND WOKE ME UP. I GET BUSY WITH THE HOUSEWORK AND I JUST NEED TO STOP SOMETIMES AND SIT DOWN WITH MY CHILDREN AND PLAY WITH THEM, AND REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING ELSE IS NOT IMPORTANT, AND THAT THEY ARE.))
[SUPER=07-Carol Bennett]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=that they are.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bennett says Lewis and Tanner's decision to let her and her baby go showed that there was some good in their hearts.
(------------)




[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]

[both mics HOT]
Coming up... George Allen unveils education proposals worth 345 billion dollars.
[anchor=Andrew]


And...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[from MOVIE CLIPS 46:31-46:42]
[IN Q=Innocent people]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=live by those rules.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[Anchor=Andrew]


Do the rules of engagement make for an engaging film? Anna Wentworth zeros in with a live movie review, still ahead.
(-------------)

[go straight to bump]


[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:36:17]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


When George Allen was Governor, he made it a point to fighting federal control... and criticize those who wanted to "throw money" at problems.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Yesterday, as a candidate for the U-S Senate, Allen read to Richmond schoolchildren, and then unveiled a ten-year, 345- BILLION dollar set of education proposals.
He was asked about initially turning down about eight million dollars in federal Goals 2000 money as governor.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:29:52]
[IN Q=The national]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THE NATIONAL HISTORY STANDARDS THAT THEY CAME UP WITH DIDN'T MENTION THE WRIGHT BROTHERS. THEY DIDN'T HAVE THOMAS EDISON. THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ALBERT EINSTEIN. BUT IN THEIR STANDARDS THEY HAD MADONNA, AND THE SIMPSONS. WE THOUGHT STUDENTS OUGHT TO BE LEARNING MORE IMPORTANT SOCIAL STUDIES THAN THAT.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=than that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Among Allen's plans: 160-thousand new teachers, a thousand dollar per child tax credit for school expenses, an early reading initiative, and a loan program for school construction.
(------------)
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Robb]


Thursday, Senate incumbent Chuck Robb unveiled a five year, six BILLION dollar school building modernization plan.


He was also endorsed by the state's largest teachers' union.


[6-L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:58:52]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


While the booming economy may be helping to overflow state and federal coffers, cities like Lynchburg say they're still operating on a shoestring.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg unveiled its 106- million dollar budget for the next fiscal year.
The only tax hikes include a halfpenny rise in the meals tax and a dollar increase in the hotel tax.
Even with that extra revenue, officials say this is a no- frills budget.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:25:49]
[IN Q=I do commend]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I DO COMMEND THE STAFF FOR WORKING HARD TO TRY TO BRING US A BALANCED BUDGET, THAT'S ALWAYS A GOOD STARTING POINT. AND WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR PART AS A CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BUDGET IS ONE THAT WE CAN DO THE BEST WITH WHAT WE HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=what we have.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The budget calls for a four percent raise for all city employees, including school teachers.
The school board is asking for a THIRTEEN percent pay hike.
(------------)



[11Ferrum-Students]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:52:10]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]

Ferrum College students devoted their Friday - to volunteering.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats construction]
((nat sot construction))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=Nats construction]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

More than a hundred Ferrum students turned out for the college's annual volunteer event called Into the Streets. These guys built a hiking trail at the Y-M-C-A.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:16:26]
[IN Q=We're just glad]

((WE'RE JUST GLAD TO HELP. IF THEY EVER NEED US AGAIN, WE'RE WILLING TO HELP.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=WILLING TO HELP]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Others students tutored children and told them about life in college. They say volunteering sweetens their relationship with the community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:27:06]
[IN Q=They love it]

((THEY LOVE IT. THE MOST REACTION WE GET FROM THEM IS SEEING A SMILE. THAT'S ALL WE NEED. WE DON'T NEED A PRIZE IN ANYTHING, JUST A THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL WE NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Wendy Adkins/Project Leader;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=all we need]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Other Ferrum students say this is their way of thanking the community for letting them live and study there.
(------------)



[Milwaukee]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Snow]


In Wisconsin, April showers aren't the only things that bring May flowers. Sometimes it's April snowstorms.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI;]


Yesterday, a storm hit parts of Wisconsin with wind-whipped snow. Schools closed early, rush hour traffic slowed, and the airline schedule was a mess.
The worst of it was on the Wisconsin-Illinois border.
Almost 5 inches fell in Milwaukee by night fall.
The snow comes just one day after temperatures reached the 60 degree mark. (------------)