[ELIAN]

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The transfer plan of Elian Gonzalez apparently hinges on a briefing today from a team of psychiatrists.
The Justice Department says it will decide how to reunite the boy with his father after the meeting.
The experts met with Elian's great uncle yesterday in Miami.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[11:30-update window]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Gregory Craig/Juan Gonzalez's Attny.;]
[SUPER=01- Joe Carollo/Mayor of Miami;]
[SUPER=01- Alex Penelas/ Mayor of Miami-Dade Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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(( Locator: Miami, FL
The saga of Elian Gonzalez is drawing closer to what many see as an inevitable conclusion...the return of the 6-year old refugee to his father.
Justice Department officials say they'll settle on just how to transfer custody after meeting today with psychological experts. But the lawyer for the child's father does not believe the relatives caring for Elian will comply with a direct order to hand over the boy.

SOT: Gregory Craig/Juan Gonzalez's Attny.

"Everything they've done to date leads you to think they won't do this voluntarily,
This morning Miami's mayors made their way to a meeting with Attny. General Janet Reno in what may be last ditch attempts to keep the boy in the US.

SOT: Mayor of Miami Proper Joe Carollo 09:21:07

"We're going to meet with Attny Gen. Janet Reno. One of the main request we are going to make is for her to intercede so the family can meet by themselves without pressure form anyone."

SOT: Mayor of Miami-Dade County Alex Penelas 09:23:01

"My hopes are that Janet Reno will use her authority to bring the families together, best solution, fact to face decide best interests without TV cameras, lawyers, politicians...that's what's been missing and I think the community will accept whatever they decide."
Nat Sound/Monday PM Rally Thousands of people in Little Havana marched to the home where Elian has lived for four months Monday night, carrying flags, singing and praying for the boy. Although the relatives still hold on to hopes they'll hang on to him, many in Miami's Cuban exile community acknowledge the chances of that are slim.))

[Hinkley]


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The man who shot President Reagan could soon be allowed to leave his mental hospital unsupervised.
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[6:14:11]
Doctors treating John Hinkley Junior believe has recovered from his mental illness and are recommending unsupervised day visits with his parents.
Hinkley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the 19-81 shooting of Reagan and three other people, including White House press secretary Jim Brady.
The U-S Attorney's office is fighting the hospital's recommendation and has asked a federal judge for a hearing.
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[Lane-Layoffs]


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Workers at Altavista's largest employer will know in the next two days if they're out of a job. Lane Furniture Company plans to start laying off about a third of its workers in June. Most of the 310 employees being let go are full-time workers. Lane blames the layoffs on declining sales of the products made by Lane's two Altavista plants. Lane has made furniture in Virginia since 1912.

[SML-Drowning]


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A Dublin construction worker who decided to go fishing drowned in Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Bedford County Sheriff's Department says 27-year-old Robert Dewayne Dawson was apparently climbing a pillar under Hales Ford Bridge at about 6-30 last night.. when he lost his balance and fell into the 50 degree water.
He could NOT swim.
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.
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((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.]
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The Sheriff's Department says Dawson was working construction in the Bedford area.
The man who jumped in after him was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
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[SOL-Tests]


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Franklin County High School was the site of a hot debate on the Standards of Learning. Dozens of parents, teachers, and students joined forces to voice their concerns.
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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.
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[SOT 15:52:00]
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((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.]
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[OUT Q=and accountability.]
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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.
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[Dan-River]


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Union workers said no to a new contract with Dan River Mills. Now the company is trying to decide what it will do next.
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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.
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[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 ]
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[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.

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Governor Gilmore ended up vetoing 16 bills passed by the General Assembly. He also returned 63 measures with recommended amendments.
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[SUPER=04-Ins. Inst. for Highway Safety;]


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


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Closing arguments are underway this afternoon in the Sam Sheppard case.
Sheppard's son is suing the state of Ohio for wrongful imprisonment, on behalf of his late father.
Sam Sheppard was convicted of killing his wife in 1954.
The verdict was later overturned.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sam Reese Sheppard/Son; :16]
[SUPER=04-February 22; :23]
[SUPER=01-Sam Sheppard/1964; :31]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:15]
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((


(LOCATOR: CLEVELAND)

FOR TWO MONTHS A CLEVELAND JURY HAS LOOKED AT HALF CENTURY OLD CRIME SCENE PICTURES AND FAMILY PHOTOS. THEY'VE LISTENED TO STORIES OF ALLEGED AFFAIRS AND HOW A PROMINENT DOCTOR'S WIFE WAS BEATEN TO DEATH.

(SOT SAM REESE SHEPPARD/SON)


it's an unsolved murder."

(FEBRUARY 22, 2000)

TAKING THE STAND DURING THE CASE, SAM REESE ARD HAS BEEN FORCED
(FILE)

TO RELIVE THE NIGHT HIS MOTHER MARILYN WAS KILLED IN THEIR HOME ON LAKE ERIE IN 1954. HIS FATHER-DR. SAM SHEPPARD-ALWAYS ACCUSED A BUSHY HAIRED MAN OF THE CRIME-BUT A JURY SAID THE DOCTOR WAS THE KILLER.

(SOT BLACK AND WHITE SOT OF JURY FOREMAN)

"Not guilty of murder in the first degree, but guilty in the second degree."
SHEPPARD SPENT 10 YEARS OF A LIFE SENTENCE IN PRISON BEFORE A JUDGE RULED HE DIDN'T GET A FAIR TRIAL AND RELEASED HIM PENDING A SECOND TRIAL.

(SOT SAM SHEPPARD/1964)

"After 10 years in prison for something I didn't do, it was about time."
SHEPPARD WAS ACQUITTED, BUT NEVER DECLARED INNOCENT. HE DIED A BROKEN MAN IN 1970. 46 YEARS AFTER THE MURDER-A SON STILL BLAMES THE STATE.
(SOT SAM REESE SHEPPARD/SON)

"My father's life was destroyed by the state of Ohio, any son who would sweep that under the rug is not worth their salt as far as I am concerned."

(TAG DREW LEVINSON/LIVE) e jury finds Sheppard innocent and the state

guilty of wrongful imprisonment, it will then be up to a court decide how much money Sam Reese Sheppard will be awarded.))

[Wolfe]


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The case of a Wytheville man charged with a deadly beating will not go to trial.
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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.
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[Police-Shooting]


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He was shot by a Roanoke police officer four months ago following an alleged police chase.
Now Wilbert Wesley Lewis has recovered from his injuries and is behind bars.
Police say Lewis failed to stop for W.G. (Boo-shay) Boucher last December .. after Boucher tried to pull him over for driving without his headlights.
A chase ended with the shooting.



[Linville]


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The actor best known for his role as Major Frank Burns on the television show Mash has died.
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[6:08:18]
Larry Linville was suffering from lung cancer and died yesterday in New York City.
Linville was part of the original cast of the CBS sitcom "MASH," which started in 1972 and ended up being one of the longest running shows on television.
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[OUT=and we all loved him.]
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Larry Linville was 60 years old.
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[Shockley]


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Funeral services will be held today for Wythe County's longest-serving sheriff.
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.



[Baskin-Robbins]


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You'll still find 31 flavors, but technically Baskin Robbins no longer has a franchise in Roanoke.
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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.
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[SOT 17:24:40]
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((THE SIZE OF A SCOOP.... ALL OF THE PROFITS IN ONE SCOOP GO TO THE NEXT THREE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Meeker/Franchisee]
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[OUT Q=next three.]
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[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.
The real estate agent who represents Towers Mall says the store is NOT closing. Millie Moore expects Baskin- Robbins to run it as a company store.

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A three month old baby in Radford is fighting the odds.
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Little Henry Moore was recently diagnosed with (COST-mans) Costmann's syndrome.
He was born without the white blood cells needed to fight infection.
It's an extremely rare disease that afflicts just one in one million people.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Unfortunately]

((DR. JAMES WESTON/OBGYN: UNFORTUNATELY, HENRY'S BEEN GIVEN AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG WHICH IS NOT WORKING AS WELL AS HIS PARENTS AND DOCTORS WOULD LIKE IT TO BUT DOES PROVIDE HIM WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF INFECTION, RATHER PROTECTION, FROM INFECTION, AND HE'S BEEN IMMUNIZED AGAINST AS MANY BACTERIA AS HE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Weston/OBGYN;]
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[OUT Q=as he can.]
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[VO-NAT]


A bone marrow transplant could save Henry's life.
His parents, Patrick and Angela Moore have both been tested but the results are pending.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
In the meantime, a bone marrow drive has been scheduled for 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.
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But the Moores are collecting donations to help cover the cost for those who want to be tested but don't have the money.
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[DC-Pandas]


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It looks like Washington's National zoo is getting some new Pandas.
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The Smithsonian Institution -- which runs the Washington zoo -- says it has signed a letter of intent with Chinese officials to rent a pair of giant pandas for ten years.
The price tag: a million dollars a year.
The zoo's last panda, Hsing-Hsing (SHING-SHING), died in November of kidney. (------------) Its mate, Ling-Ling, died in 19-92.