[plane-crash]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash 737]


There are no signs of survivors from a Philipines Air Jet that crashed this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Davao, Philippines;]

[4:04]
Authorities say all 131 on board the plane died when the Boeing 7-37 went down on an island in the southern Philippines.
Air traffic controllers say Flight 5-4-1 was unable to land on its first approach to Davao (dah-VOW') city because another plane was on the runway.
This is the country's deadliest air disaster.
(------------)



[bombing-anniversary]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


President Clinton today travels to Oklahoma City, which is marking the fifth anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;]

[4:02:35]
A memorial featuring 168 empty stone chairs -- one for each person killed -- is being dedicated on the site where the building once stood.
[SUPER=04-April 19, 1995;]


The 19-95 explosion was the worst act of terrorism to strike American soil.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Jeannie Grist/Victim's Mother "Every time before, I would come down here and it was always the devastation and it was always so painful. Today, it is so beautiful and it tells the world what we lost."))
[SUPER=01-Jeannie Grist/Victim's Mother;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=it tells the world what we lost.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Oklahoma National Memorial opens to the public tonight.
(------------)



[11County-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC28:54]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Roanoke County teenager who was injured in a car accident last week has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 12;]


Police say 15-year-old (PEE-trow) Pietro Falco died yesterday, a week after his car ran off Pitzer Road and struck a tree.
Four other young people were in the car, but their injuries were not as serious.
(------------)



[11Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC38:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Danville fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a single story duplex.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


It happened around one yesterday at the 11-hundred block of West Paxton Street.
Fire crews found flames coming out of the building.
Investigators believe it started in the basement but have not found the cause.
No one was hurt.
(------------)



[11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC48:20]
[GRAPHIC=Carvins Cove Full Pond]


For the first time in almost two years, Roanoke's main reservoir is overflowing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


April 24th, 1998 was the last time Carvins Cove was filled to capacity and water was cascading down the spillway.


It was down more than two and a half feet yesterday, but Monday's rainfall pushed the water level over the top.
City officials expect a normal spring and summer with no threat of water restrictions.
If Roanoke faces another drought in the future, they say the city will be better prepared to handle the situation.
(------------)



[11Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-03]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell is under fire again, this time from civil liberties groups who say religion and politics shouldn't mix.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They're angry over Falwell's plan to use the country's churches to get ten million new registered voters to the polls this fall.
Falwell says while he believes most people of faith would vote conservative, he's not doing this to endorse or oppose any candidate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:05:31]
[IN Q=It is non-partisan]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: IT IS NON- PARTISAN, IT IS VERY LEGAL AND NO ONE WILL BE ANGERED. WHEN YOU HAVE A CHURCH WITH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SITTING RIGHT THERE, NOBODY'S GOING TO LEAVE ANGRY BECAUSE SOMEBODY TOLD YOU FOR WHOM TO VOTE OR WHICH PARTY TO REGISTER FOR.. SIMPLY REGISTER.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=simply register.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Falwell is sending voter registration packets to 200- thousand pastors nationwide.
(------------)



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=to keep a kitchen]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Carlyn Ebert;]
[RUNS=3:13]
[OUT Q=Eating the big meal]

[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: kosher cooking passover))

[11Nelson-Search]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:58:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was two months ago that Jackie Holden got lost and died in the woods near her Nelson County home.
Now the little girls family is trying to find some triumph in their tragedy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Jackie's mother and grandfather announced the creation of the Jackie Holden Memorial Fund.
Proceeds will help create a training video to teach children how to survive in the woods.
They also want to form a search and rescue team for Nelson County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:04:41 #2]
[IN Q=This is a]

((AMY HOLDEN/MOTHER: THIS IS A CONSTRUCTIVE WAY, A PRODUCTIVE WAY OF GRIEVING. WE WANT TO BRING SOMETHING OUT OF IT, INSTEAD OF TAKING SOMETHING FROM IT, WE WANT TO BRING SOMETHING TO IT AND THIS IS OUR WAY OF DOING IT AS A WHOLE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Holden/Mother]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=as a whole family.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Holden says the community already has donated more than four thousand dollars in honor of Jackie.
Part of that money will help build a memorial garden at Jackie's elementary school.
(------------)



[11Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


The new Planned Parenthood headquarters is up and running except for a few unpacked boxes and a snag with the new phone system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The new Planned Parenthood building has many added features including heightened security.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC 23:45:02]
[IN Q=This building]

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THIS BUILDING INCORPORATES A LOT OF STATE OF THE ART SECURITY IN TERMS OF MULTIPLEX CAMERAS. BULLET PROOF GLASS ON SOME OF THE WINDOWS, BULLETPROOF DRYWALL AND A NUMBER OF OTHER SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDING TAMPER PROOF LOCKS AND WHAT NOT.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=and what not.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Besides the state of the art security enhancements, the new facility also boasts one of the largest reproductive health libraries in the country and the first drive-through pill pick up window.
(------------)



[11Radford-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:52:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than one thousand people turned out to try to help a Radford infant who is fighting the odds.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Week;]


Three month old Henry Moore was born without an immune system and could die before his first birthday without a bone marrow transplant.
His parents were tested but were NOT a match.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Yesterday a bone marrow drive was held at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.
For Henry's parents-- the turnout was overwhelming.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't]

((PATRICK MOORE/BABY'S FATHER: I DON'T THINK YOU'D SEE THIS IN A CITY, I REALLY DON'T, PEOPLE HAVE DRIVEN FROM DANVILLE, LYNCHBURG, BEDFORD, I MEAN PEOPLE CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/Baby's Father;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=feel great.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It costs 85- dollars to get the blood test.
The Moores say they're extremely grateful to those who contributed money to help cover the cost for those who couldn't' afford it.
In fact-- all of the donations they received were used including a 17- thousand dollar donation from NASCAR team owner, Rick Hendrick.
(---------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=None]


The family should know in about a month if a match was found.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, battling infection may be a little easier now that a more powerful antibiotic has just been approved.
Tricia Kean has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Kean/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=TRICIA

((on cam))
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN -35- YEARS... THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS APPROVED... A NEW -ANTI-BIOTIC-!
VT=VO

((vo))
ITS CALLED ZY-VOX....
AND... UNLIKE ITS PREDECESSORS.... IT HAS THE POWER TO KILL... CERTAIN DRUG RESISTANT -SUPER-BUGS-... LIKE THE POTENTIALLY DEADLY... -STAFF INFECTION-.
ZY-VOX WORKS DIFFERENTLY... THAN OTHER -ANTI-BIOTICS-. IT PREVENTS -BACTERIA- FROM -MULTIPLYING-... BY HALTING THE PRODUCTION OF -PROTEINS-... VITAL TO THEIR GROWTH.
THE DRUG IS AVAILABLE IN -EYE-VEE AND ORAL FORMS-... AND SHOULD ARRIVE IN HOSPITALS... WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
VT=VO

((vo))
DISTURBING NEWS TODAY.... ABOUT -ORGAN TRANSPLANT PATIENTS-!
DESPITE AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OPERATIONS AND LIVING DONORS...A NEW REPORT FROM -THE UNITED NETWORK FOR ORGAN SHARING-.... SHOWS MORE THAN -6- THOUSAND PATIENTS -DIED-... WAITING FOR AN -ORGAN- LAST YEAR.
THAT'S A -19- PERCENT -INCREASE- OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR.
DOCTORS BLAME... -THE HIGHER DEATH RATE-.... ON THE SHEER NUMBER OF PERSONS... BEING PLACED ON -THE LISTS-. THEY SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH ORGANS... TO GO AROUND.
VT=VO

((vo))
MOST PEOPLE DREAD A TRIP TO -THE DENTIST-... BUT A NEW PROCEDURE... MAY TAKE OUT SOME OF -THE BITE-!
THE NEW ORA-SCOPE PROBE...A SMALL FIBER-OPTIC TUBE... EQUIPPED WITH A -SPECIAL LENS-... WILL ALLOW DENTISTS TO SEE INSIDE -THE TOOTH-... WHEN PERFORMING A -ROOT CANAL-.
IN THE PAST... A -ROOT CANAL- WAS CONSIDERED A TOTALLY -BLIND PROCEDURE-... WITH -VARYING SUCCESS RATES-.
THE F-D-A HAS ALREADY APPROVED -THE ORA-SCOPE- FOR -CLINICAL USE-.
ONCAM=TRICIA

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


(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]


[Desk 3 Shot] [MEL/AFR & SPA]
(toss to Andrew)

[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]


This is a day for remembering in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial is being dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building.
A reflecting pool marks the spot where 168 people were killed when the building was ripped open by a truck bomb.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the Philippines this morning, the worst air tragedy in the island nation's history.
An Air Philippines jetliner crashed today as it prepared to land at the southern city of Davao (dah-VOW').
Officials say all 131 people aboard were killed.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And for the first time in almost two years Roanoke's main water supply, Carvin's Cove, is filled to capacity.
City officials expect a normal spring and summer with no threat of water restrictions.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday April 19-th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[cuban-boy]


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


Tensions are mounting outside the Miami home of Elian Gonzalez.
A man carrying a sign telling the boy to go home was accosted by protestors vowing to keep the boy in America.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3;04:00]
Meanwhile, a debate is also continuing about whether Elian is being psychologically harmed by his Miami relatives.
A pediatrician advising the government says Elian should be taken from his relatives immediately.
The comments were quickly attacked by doctors for the Miami relatives who point out that the pediatrician hasn't even examined Elian.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Dr. Jose Carro/President of the Cuban Pediatric Society in Exile - We denounce the practice of anyone making conclusive statements without having at hand all of the information to do so.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jose Carro/Cuban Pediatric Society;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the information to do so.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Elian's Miami relatives and his father are still awaiting the decision of an appeals court.
It will decide whether the government can act immediately to reunite the boy with his father... or wait until a pending appeal is settled.
(------------)



[2-bombing-anniversary]


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


Today marks the anniversary of the worst act of terrorism on U-S soil.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995;]

[4:02:35]
One-hundred 68 men, women and children were killed when the Murrah Federal building exploded in Oklahoma City five years ago this morning.
A reflecting pool and two pillars now mark the spot where the building once stood.
There are also 168 empty chairs bearing the names of the victim.
The Oklahoma National memorial will be dedicated later today.
(------------)


[11Williams]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:49:24]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


A Danville murder case is now a landmark U-S Supreme Court decision.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The high court ordered a new sentencing hearing in Danville for death row inmate Terry Williams.
The court says Danville jurors might have opted for a life sentence, if they'd known about Williams' I-Q of 69, abusive childhood, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:49:58]
[IN Q=Both judge]

((BRIAN POWERS/TERRY WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: BOTH JUDGE INGRAM FROM DANVILLE, WHO KNOW JURIES BEST IN DANVILLE, AND JUDGE CACHERIS, LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE RECORD OF THINGS THAT WERE NOT PRESENTED, WERE NOT INVESTIGATED, CONCLUDED THAT THE SENTENCING HEARING WAS FATALLY FLAWED.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Powers/Terry Williams' Attorney;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=fatally flawed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Williams' attorney says this marks the first time in history that the U-S Supreme Court has overturned a case because the trial lawyers did such a poor job it could have changed the jury's decision.
(------------)



[School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke School Board]


Three seats are open on the Roanoke City School board and council members say it's going to be a tough choice deciding who gets the job.
Last night, council members interviewed the six candidates -- three are incumbents.
Kate Weidaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-F. B. Webster Day/School Board Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/School Board Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/School Board Candidate; :37]
[SUPER=01-William Skeen/School Board Candidate; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-James Beatty/School Board Candidate; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/School Board Candidate; 1:26]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=NEws 7, Roanoke.]

((The Six candidates each spoke about their vision for giving students a better education. One of the hottest topics were the Standards of Learning.

[SOT 18:34:41]
[INQ=]

((F.B. WEBSTER DAY/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: I THINK IT HAS MADE US STOP AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING IT HAS CAUSED US TO HAVE TEACHERS COLLABORATE MORE AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS TO ANALYZE THE DATA AND SEE WHERE WE NEED TO IMPROVE.))
[OTUQ=]

[RUNS14]

[sot 19:09:18]
[INQ=]

((MARSHA ELLISON/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: MY CONCERNS WITH THE TESTING THAT THE TESTING NOT BE THE SOLE CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS05]
With a teacher shortage expected within 3 to 5 years candidates have ideas on how to attract potential teachers.

[SOT 20:16:38]
[INQ=]

((SHERMAN LEA: LET THE UNIVERSITIES KNOW THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR GOOD QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND CONTINUE OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM TO LET JUNIORS AND SENIORS COME WORK IN ROANOKE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
The one year anniversary of Columbine is only days away and that brought up the question of school safety.

[SOT 21:29:27]
[INQ=]

((WILLIAM SKEEN: I BELIEVE THE SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, RELATIVE TO EVERYTHING ELSE THAT ANYONE DOES GET IN A CAR, BUS, SCHOOLS ARE THE SAFEST PLACES OUR CHILDREN CAN POSSIBLY BE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS11]
And would school uniforms create a better learning environment?

[SOT 19:43:13]
[INQ=]

((JAMES BEATTY: HAVING A UNIFORM IN MY OPINION WOULD MAKE THE PLAYING FIELD MORE EVEN FOR EVERYBODY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS08]

[SOT 20:56:01]
[INQ=]

((GLORIA MANNS: I THINK IF WE WOULD HAVE SOME UNIFORMS IT WOULD CREATE A COMMON ATMOSPHERE CHILDREN WOULDN'T LIKE IT BUT PARENTS WOULD.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS09]
City council will appoint three of the candidates to the school board next month. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M00-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mainly we celebrate]
[SUPER=01-Rabbi Manes Kogan/Beth Israel Synagogue; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :34]
[RUNS=3:12]
[OUT Q= flat and simple]


[Steve Live]
[Desk 2-shot] [SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Passover kosher cooking))

[11XGR-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC56:41]
[GRAPHIC=Veto Session]


Virginia state lawmakers are back in Richmond for today's reconvened session.
It's the one day where they approve or override the Governor's vetoes and amendments to this year's bills.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore vetoed a bill that would take the "Department for the Rights of Disabled Virginians" out from under his control and make it an independent watchdog agency.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:35:39]
[IN Q=Somehow we've]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: SOMEHOW WE'VE LOST FAITH AND BELIEVE THAT ONLY IF YOU HAVE WATCHDOGS THAT ARE COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND YET ARE GOVERNMENT-FUNDED, THAT THAT'S THE PROPER WAY. I THINK IT'S UNDEMOCRATIC. I THINK IT'S IMPROPER, AND I CERTAINLY DO HOPE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL SUSTAIN MY VETO.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=sustain my veto.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some lawmakers expect the Governor is more likely to be overridden on his veto of another bill that would allow "worker's comp" coverage of migrant workers who are illegal aliens.
With the support of farmers and businesses trying to protect themselves from lawsuits, the bill had passed unanimously before Gilmore vetoed it.
(------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Other hot issues include health insurance for textile workers, guidance counselors for elementary schools, and money for roads.
As soon as the session winds up, lawmakers head to Wakefield for the annual Shad Planking.

[11Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC17:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says he's the only one who has the city's minority support.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Black leaders held a news conference yesterday, to endorse the mayor.
A fellow Democrat says Bower's opponents are practicing a strategy of divide and conquer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=What they've done]

((ONZLEE WARE: WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS THROW ENOUGH PEOPLE IN THE RACE, HOPING THAT THERE'LL BE ENOUGH CONFUSION, PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS, REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENT REPUBLICANS, AND BY BRINGING SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE RACE THAT THEY'LL DIVIDE OUR VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Onzlee Ware/Bowers Supporter;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=divide our vote.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ware and others say despite some mistakes Bowers has made, he's still the best candidate.
(------------)



[11Painter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:29:26]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]


A well-known Blacksburg defense attorney faces arson charges in connection with several Montgomery County fires.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


Sources close to the investigation tell News-7 that several warrants were issued for Joseph Painter's arrest on arson charges.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of minor fires set in a subdivision being constructed behind his home.
Painter has not yet been served with the warrants.
Sources say he checked into a Roanoke hospital over the weekend for personal reasons.
Painter was unavailable and his family had no comment.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Braves pick up a win with John Rocker on the roster, and softball from Roanoke College.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=day everyone]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)


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


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

Investigators are still looking for the cause of a fire that detroyed a single story duplex in Danville.
It happened around one yesterday afternoon at the 11-hundred block of West Paxton Street.
Investigators believe it started in the basement.
No one was hurt.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

The U-S Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing in Danville for death row inmate Terry Williams. Williams' attorney says this marks the first time in history that the U-S Supreme Court has overturned a case because the trial lawyers did such a poor job it could have changed the jury's decision.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Carvins Cove, Roanoke's main reservoir, is overflowing once again.
It was down more than two and a half feet yesterday, but Monday's rainfall pushed the water level over the top. City officials expect a normal spring and summer with no threat of water restrictions.

(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(Andrew mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Andrew ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=State legislators]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6]
(-------------)

[Melanie/Andrew and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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