[11SML-Drowning]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:53:24]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


A fisherman dies in Smith Mountain Lake.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The 27 year old man was apparently climbing a pillar under Hales Ford Bridge around 6-30 last night.. when he lost his balance and fell into the 50 degree water.
His friend jumped in after him but was unable to save him and called for help.
Rescuers needed more than an hour to locate the man's body.
(////////sot////////////)
[sot 16:07:25]
[inq=]

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE FIRE BOATS THAT WORK THE LAKE ACTUALLY RECOVERED HIM THEY WERE WORKING WITH DRAG DEVICES IN THE MEANTIME WE HAD THE SCRUBS DIVE TEAM RESPONDING TO THE SCENE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[runs=12]
[outq=]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials are not yet releasing the man's name .. but say he is from out of town and was working construction jobs in the area.
The man who jumped in after him was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
(----------------)





[11Hardy-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:48:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Traffic is moving on Hardy Road this morning after a propane truck overturned there last night and closed part of the road.
The propane worried officials, but State Police say there was NO leak.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Hardy Road was closed near the Bay Rock Marina, at the Bedford-Franklin County line.
Fire officials would not permit us to get any closer to the scene than this, where all traffic on Hardy Road was turned around.
State police said several nearby homes were also evacuated.
The accident was cleared up at 11:30.
(------------)



[2-cuban-boy]


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


Later today we could know the terms of Elian Gonzalez's transfer to his father.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:02:35]
Several options are under consideration.
One would have Elian brought to a neutral site in Florida where he would be turned over to a third party or directly to his father. [3;00:49]
Another plan would have Elian's Miami relatives bring him directly to his father in Maryland.
Meanwhile protestors in Miami's little Havana continue their crusade to keep Elian from going back to Cuba with his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Ceila Cruz/Protester We only have prayers left because obviously the legal system has not worked for us.))

[SUPER=01-Ceila Cruz/Protester;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=worked for us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday afternoon, Elian's great uncle met with government appointed psychiatrists to discuss Elian's transfer back to his father.
Those psychiatrists are expected to brief federal officials on the session sometime today.
(------------)



[11Wolfe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 1:29:10]
[GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES]

There will be no trial for a Wytheville man charged with a deadly beating.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


The jury trial of 23-year-old Jason Wolfe was called off yesterday in anticipation of a guilty plea today.
Police arrested Wolfe last summer.
He's charged with beating 24-year-old Michael Alderman to death after finding him in bed with his wife.
(------------)



[11Shockley]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo/ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wythe County's longest-serving sheriff will be buried today.
Buford Eugene Shockley spent 24 years as sheriff, retiring in 1979. He died Friday at Wythe County Community Hospital.
The funeral service will be held at the Grubb Funeral Home chapel.
Buford Shockley was 83.



[11Baskin-Robbins]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-02 1:36:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Baskin Robbins no longer has a store in Roanoke.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The one that's been in Towers Mall for the last seven years is a renegade. It's still selling Baskin Robbins brand ice cream ...even though the company terminated Paul Meeker's franchise agreement two weeks ago.
He's 50-thousand dollars behind in his royalty payments.
Meeker contends the franchise is basically worthless.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:24:40]
[IN Q=We're just]

((THE SIZE OF A SCOOP.... ALL OF THE PROFITS IN ONE SCOOP GO TO THE NEXT THREE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Meeker/Franchisee]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=next three.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Meeker believes in the product, but he says it's overpriced.
Baskin Robbins is still selling him ice cream. He has to pay cash up front for product shipments.
He faults the company for poor communication with FRANCHISEES. He says he's answered to 22 different district managers in nine years and doesn't know WHO's in charge now.
(------------)



[11Gilmore-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:48:40]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore's done with the work of the 2000 General Assembly after making 16 vetoes and 63 amendments.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Ins. Inst. for Highway Safety;]


He signed a bill banning children age 16 and under in the beds of pickup trucks.
It's an area where he didn't want to interfere... but--
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:15:01 ]
[IN Q=On the other]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ON THE OTHER HAND, THE PICKUP TRUCK ISSUE'S A SAFETY ISSUE. AND THAT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AGAIN FOR MANY YEARS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. AND AFTER MUCH DEBATE AND DISCUSSION, OPPOSITION OUT OF THE THIRD FLOOR, THEY PASSED IT AGAIN. SO AS A SAFETY ISSUE, I DECIDED THIS TIME TO ACCEDE TO THE WISHES OF THE MAJORITY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THEIR FIFTH OR SIXTH OCCASION.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=sixth occasion.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Governor vetoed:
-- higher motor vehicle inspection fees,
-- and expanded use of cameras on top of traffic signals to catch red light violators.
In the budget, he increased tax breaks for tobacco farmers... but decreased the amount of money available to Martinsville and Henry County for health insurance for laid off textile workers.
(------------)



[11SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]

Dozens of parents, teachers, and students packed into Franklin County High School last night to voice their concerns about the Standards of Learning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


State Board of Education President Kirk Schroder answered questions about SOL's and why they're important for the school systems.
Schroder says many people have mixed feelings about the SOL's, but are generally happy with the tests.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:52:00]
[IN Q=i think]

((KIRK SCHRODER: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO EDUCATORS AND PARENTS TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS AND IMPLEMENTATION. I FIND PEOPLE SUPPORT ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroder/State Board of Ed. Pres.]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=and accountability.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some of the people who attended say testing is not an accurate way to measure how much a students knows.
Schroder is traveling across the state addressing concerns about the SOL's.
(------------)





[11Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-56 2:02:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Radford couple is appealing to the public to help save their infant son ... and thousands of others in need of a bone marrow transplant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Patrick and Angela Moore recently learned their three month old son has (COST-mans) Costmann's Syndrome.
Henry's body does not produce the white blood cells needed to fight infection.
It's a disease that could kill him by his first birthday.
Next week-- a bone marrow drive will be held in hopes of finding a match.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:35:34/03:39:43]
[IN Q=It's a matter]

((STEVE LOVELACE/AMERICAN RED CROSS: IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH AND IT'S CHILDREN LIKE HENRY THAT BRING IT INTO THE COMMUNITY THAT MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING ON EVERYDAY. ANGELA MOORE/MOTHER: WE TRY TO TREAT HIM LIKE A NORMAL BABY, TRY TO KEEP DYNAMICS IN OUR HOUSE NORMAL BUT IT IS QUITE SAD IN THE BACKS OF OUR MINDS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Lovelace/American Red Cross; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angela Moore/Mother; :12]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=of our minds.]
(+++++++)

[TAKE PINNACLE]
The bone marrow drive will be held next Tuesday, April 18th, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center from seven A-M to seven P-M.
The cost is 85- dollars per person.
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


But the Moores are collecting donations to help cover the cost for those who want to be tested but don't have the money.
(--------------)





[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, eating more vitamin C could help prevent certain diseases.
Tricia Kean has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Kean/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=TRICIA

((on cam)) RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED... ANOTHER BENEFIT OF EATING A DIET... -RICH- IN VITAMIN -C-.
VT=VO

((vo)) SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN FRANCISCO SAY... WOMEN WITH -HIGH LEVELS- OF VITAMIN -C- IN THEIR BLOOD... WERE LESS LIKELY TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT GAuL BLADDER DISEASE. TO GET THE BENEFITS... DOCTORS RECOMMEND... EATING -5- SERVINGS A DAY.
PAST STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT -VITAMIN C-... CAN HELP PREVENT -HEART DISEASE- AND -CANCER-.
VT=VO

((vo))
MOVE OVER VIAGRA.. THERE'S SOON TO BE A -NEW DRUG- ON -THE NIGHT STAND-. IT'S CALLED U-PRIMA. AND.. LIKE VIAGRA... IT HELPS ALLEVIATE -MALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION-.
BUT UNLIKE VIAGRA.. WHICH STIMULATES -BLOOD FLOW-.. -U-PRIMA STIMULATES -THE BRAIN-.
IT DOES HAVE SOME -SIDE EFFECTS-.
IT MADE SOME PATIENTS -DIZZY-.. OR -SICK- TO THEIR STOMACH'S.
VT=VO

((vo))
OPEN UP AND SAY AHH.
NEW RESEARCH FINDS... THE NEXT TIME YOUR DENTIST TELLS YOU TO DO THAT... HE OR SHE IS MORE LIKELY TO FIND A -CAVITY-.
TOOTH DECAY IS ON THE RISE AMONG THE YOUNG AND OLD.... ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY... by THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.
A DECADE AGO... THE AVERAGE TEN YEAR OLD HAD -2- CAVITIES... THEY NOW HAVE -3-.
AND DENTISTS HAVE FOUND SENIOR CITIZENS GETTING -MORE CAVITIES- AND -GUM DISEASE-... IN THE PAST FIFTEEN TO TWENTY YEARS.
ONCAM=TRICIA

((tricia))
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M TRICIA KEAN CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(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]


The psychiatrists who met yesterday with one of Elian Gonzalez's great uncles are expected to brief federal officials on their session today.
The government is hoping the mental health experts will be able to ease the transfer of Elian from his Miami relatives to his father.
Meanwhile, about 15-thousand people demonstrated last night in Miami against Elian being returned to Cuba.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An incident at Smith Mountain lake leaves one person dead and sends another to the hospital.
Bedford County authorities say a 27 year old man was fishing at the lake when he fell in.
His friend jumped in after him but was unable to save him.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The suspects involved in last week's standoff in Wythe County were formally charged yesterday with 13 felonies including kidnapping, carjacking and assault.
Angel Tanner and Dennis Lews surrendered last Thursday at a home where they had taken hostages.
The had been on the run from Tennesse authorities for two-days.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this April 11-th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[cuban-boy]


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


Like it or not-- the Miami family of Elian Gonzalez has taken the first step toward reuniting the boy with his father.
But while the family met Monday with government appointed psychiatrists, their supporters only solidified their resolve to fight-- to keep Elian in the U-S.
Bobbi Harley has the latest from Miami.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cecilia Cruz/Protester; :26]
[SUPER=01-Sonya Garcia/Protester; 1:12 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=cbs news, miami.]

((


---------------------------------------

LOCATOR: MIAMI
IF A SEA OF SENTIMENT COULD DECIDE A LITTLE BOYS FATE -- THIS MIAMI COMMUNITY WOULD WRAP ITS ARMS AROUND AND KEEP ELIAN GONZALEZ.

NAT SOT: PRAYER VIGIL


HUNDREDS FILLED THE STREETS TWO BLOCKS FROM THE HOUSE WHERE THE SIX-YEAR-OLD HAS LIVED SINCE HE WAS SAVED FROM THE OCEAN-- A LAST DITCH PRAYER VIGIL FOR THE BOY WHO'S MOST CERTAINLY HEADING BACK TO HIS FATHER AND BACK TO CUBA.

SOT: Ceila Cruz/Protester

We only have prayers left because obviously the legal system has not worked for us.
AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES, EVEN A FEDERAL COURT FOUND THE FATHER IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN LEGALLY SPEAK FOR ELIAN.
PSYCHIATRISTS TRYING TO EASE THE TRANSFER OF CUSTODY MET WITH JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ IN WASHINGTON, DC, AND THE RELATIVES CARING FOR THE BOY IN MIAMI-- BUT NO ONES EASING THE GRASP OF CUBAN-AMERICAN EXILES.

NAT SOT:


FOR MANY THIS LITTLE BOY IS SOMETHING OF A MIRACLE

NAT SOT:


...AS ONE WHO SURVIVED AN ESCAPE FROM FIDEL CASTROS CUBA.

SOT:Sonya Garcia/Protester - I think God had something to do with it. I

think if God started it, God is going to finish it.
BUT FOR OTHERS-- INCLUDING HIS FATHER-- ELIANS JUST A CHILD. A CHILD HE WANTS BACK.

STANDUP CLOSE, CBS NEWS MIAMI.))[2-11SML-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]

A man trying to fish at Smith Mountain Lake yesterday evening drowned.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday]


The 27 year old man was apparently climbing a pillar under Hales Ford Bridge around 6-30.. when he lost his balance and fell into the 50 degree water.
His friend jumped in after him but was unable to save him and called for help.
Rescuers needed more than an hour to locate the man's body.
(////////sot////////////)
[sot 16:07:25]
[inq=]

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE FIRE BOATS THAT WORK THE LAKE ACTUALLY RECOVERED HIM THEY WERE WORKING WITH DRAG DEVICES IN THE MEANTIME WE HAD THE SCRUBS DIVE TEAM RESPONDING TO THE SCENE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[runs=12]
[outq=to the scene]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials are not yet releasing the man's name .. but say he is from out of town and was working construction jobs in the area.
The man who jumped in after him was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
(----------------)





[11Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 14:22]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River]


Dan River Mills must now decide what to do next .. after union workers say "no" to a new contract.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The Danville textile company learned Sunday night the union voted against its proposals.
The company says the offer was a fair agreement.
It included the option of extending 8 hours to 12 and cutting down on overtime pay. But it also added a three percent raise every 14 months and an increase in pension benefits. The company had plans to expand in Danville.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:25:18]
[IN Q=If the company]

((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INC. : IF THE COMPANY IS GOING TO INVEST MONEY IN NEW EQUIPMENT IT HAS TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK WITH SHIFT SCHEDULES THAT WORK BEST FOR THAT INVESTMENT . WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY IN ALL OUR OTHER LOCATIONS WE DON'T HAVE IT HERE.))
[SOT 15:29:58]

((CHRISTOPHER VANNORDEN/UNION EMPLOYEE: THEY WANTED THE UNION TO PUT THE LOGO AND LET DAN RIVER MILLS DO WHAT THEY WANT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Bouknight/Dan River Inc. Spokesperson; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christopher VanNorden/Union Worker; :16 ]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=they want.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The company now has to decide if it will expand in Danville or in five other plants in the Southeast. The company is concerned that only about 15 percent of the union workforce voted Sunday night.

(----------------)[11Wythe-Fugitives]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-16 02:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The two suspects involved in last week's standoff in Wythe County were in court yesterday to face a string of charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


37-year old Dennis Lewis was formally charged with 13 felonies, including kidnapping, carjacking and assault.
His girlfriend, 20-year old Angel Tanner, is charged with the same crimes. She and Lewis are being held without bail in the New River Valley Regional Jail.
The couple surrendered Thursday night at the home of their hostages ... ending a two-day manhunt that started in Tennessee.
Both suspects still have to answer to criminal charges from the federal government and the state of Tennessee.
They're scheduled to be back in court May 17th.
(------------)



[11Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe/nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man shot by Roanoke police officer W.G. Boucher (Boo-shay) four months ago is now behind bars, after a long recovery.
Police say Wilbert Wesly Lewis failed to stop for Boucher last December .. after Boucher tried to pull him over for driving without his headlights. A chase ended with the shooting.
Lewis's injuries kept him from being arrested until now.



[airline-service]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


Service is taking a nosedive on the nation's airlines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[3:11:53]
An annual study of airline quality finds carriers are not living up to their promise of improved service.
Aside from a slight improvement in baggage handling passengers are continuing to complain in record numbers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Lindsay McClelland/Traveler I THINK THEY OUGHT TO TREAT US MORE LIKE ADULTS. ITS A LITTLE LIKE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE ON MOST OF THE AIRLINES. SOUTHWEST IS A BIG EXCEPTION. ON THE OTHERS, ITS VERY REGIMENTED.))
[SUPER=01-Lindsay McClelland/Traveler;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=most of the airlines]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In December, the industry developed a passenger bill of rights, prompted in part by those complaints and efforts in Congress to require improvement.
Consumer complaints last year alone were up 130 percent.
(------------)



[school-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


Police in Tuscon, Arizona are looking for a man who shot a teacher at a middle school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tucson, Arizona;]

[3:10:36]
Authorities say man in his late teens shot a 6th grade teacher early yesterday morning in her classroom, before students had arrived.
Kathy Morris is hospitalized this morning in guarded condition.
Authorities say Morris had been receiving threatening notes for several weeks.
(------------)


[Linville-obit]


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


The actor best known for his role as Major Frank Burns on the television show Mash has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:08:36]
Larry Linville was suffering from lung cancer and died yesterday at the Sloane-Kettering cancer center in New York City.
Linville was part of the oringinal cast of the CBS sitcom "MASH," which started in 1972 and ended up being one of the longest-running shows on television.
Larry Linville was 60 years old.
(------------)


[11M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


No arrests yet for a weekend murder in Martinsville.
Officers found 29 year old Patrick Allen White on the ground outside the Rivermont apartments Saturday morning.
He died later at Martinsville Memorial Hospital from gunshot wounds.

[2-11Hardy-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:48:16]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


An overturned propane truck closed part of Hardy Road last night.
The propane worried officials, but State Police say there was NO leak.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Hardy Road was closed near the Bay Rock Marina, at the Bedford-Franklin County line.
Fire officials would not permit us to get any closer to the scene than this, where all traffic on Hardy Road was turned around.
State police said several nearby homes were also evacuated.
The accident was cleared up at 11:30.
(------------)



[2-11SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-03 1:37:24]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


Concerns over Standards of Learning tests brought dozens of parents, teachers, and students to Franklin County High School for a town meeting.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night]


State Board of Education President Kirk Schroder answered questions about SOL's and why they're important for the school systems.
Schroder says many people have mixed feelings about the SOL's, but are generally happy with the tests.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:52:00]
[IN Q=i think]

((KIRK SCHRODER: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO EDUCATORS AND PARENTS TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS AND IMPLEMENTATION. I FIND PEOPLE SUPPORT ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroder/State Board of Ed. Pres.]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=and accountability.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some of the people who attended say testing is not an accurate way to measure how much a students knows.
Schroder is traveling across the state addressing concerns about the SOL's.
(------------)




[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A 27 year old fisherman drowned in Smith Mountain Lake.
The man was apparently climbing a pillar under Hales Ford Bridge around 6-30 last night.. when he lost his balance and fell into the water.
Rescuers needed more than an hour to locate the man's body. Officials are not yet releasing the man's name.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The two fugitives captured in last week's standoff in Wythe County have appeared in court. 37-year old Dennis Lewis was formally charged with 13 felonies, including kidnapping, carjacking and assault.
His girlfriend, 20-year old Angel Tanner, is charged with the same crimes. She and Lewis are being held without bail in the New River Valley Regional Jail.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hardy Road was closed last night near the Bay Rock Marina, at the Bedford-Franklin County line after a propane truck overturned.
The propane worried officials, but State Police say there was NO leak.
The accident was cleared up at 11:30 and Hardy Road is re-open this morning.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As a little]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6]
(-------------)


[desk 3-shot] [Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]