[Pulaski-Threat]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=School safety]


Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today -- the result of a web site threat against students and staff.
Students describe it as a "Hit List" that threatens harm to at least 100 students and staff members on the anniversary of the Columbine Shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]


Rumors of the threat began circulating among Pulaski County High School students earlier this week.
But it only surfaced on the web page yesterday afternoon.
School was closed as a precaution.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:21 - :33]
[IN Q=We don't have time]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT AND BASICALLY AT THIS POINT I CAN'T GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND THAT ALWAYS COMES FIRST. :30 AND SO, FOR THAT REASON, WE'RE CANCELING HIGH SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=cancelling high school.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Investigators have removed the web page and say they're working with the school board to track down the threat's author.
They're also notifying people mentioned by name on the list.
At least eleven Pulaski County High School students have been charged so far this year with making bomb threats.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board]
Once again, only Pulaski County High school and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)


[retirement-shooting]


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


A second person has now died in connection with a shooting at an Arizona retirement center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Peoria, AZ;]

[3:05:43]
Authorities say a man who had feuded with the center's community association barged into the group's meeting yesterday and opened fire.
He was armed with a rifle and handguns.
Sixty-one-year-old Richard Glassel was tackled and subdued by people in the center and is now in police custody.
The shooting left two women dead and three others injured. plants.
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[cuban-boy]


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


Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives are celebrating a ruling by an appeals court that bars anyone from removing the boy from the United States.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:02:30]
The decision drew cheers from the crowds gathered outside Elian's Miami home.
Attorney General Janet Reno says she will respect the court's ruling but will still work to reunite the boy with his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Appeal]

(( Janet Reno/Attorney General: "The court said we need not decide where or in whose custody the plaintiff should remain while this appeal is pending............"))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=while he is in the United States.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The attorney for Juan Miguel Gonzalez says Elian should be immediately returned to his father who is staying outside Washington.
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[11XGR-Vetoes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:02:47]
[GRAPHIC=Veto Session]


The Governor says all he wanted to do was help more laid off workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But the General Assembly said NO to his budget amendment.
It would have taken seven million dollars aimed at emergency health insurance for laid off textile workers- but not just here.
That money would have been spread over several more localities-- requiring them to create their own insurance programs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:03:36]
[IN Q=This is in]

((THIS IS IN MY OPINION A FRAUDULENT ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS A REAL ECONOMIC NEED. THEY'RE LOADING THIS THING UP AND MAKING IT SO COMPLICATED THAT IT CANNOT, WILL NOT WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WORKING POOR IN VIRGINIA'S HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AREAS. I HOPE YOU WILL REJECT THESE AMENDMENTS. THEY'RE RIDICULOUS.))
[SOT 14:59:22 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M FRANKLY SURPRISED THAT THEY'VE TAKEN SUCH A HARD LINE POSITION...WHEN I WAS TRYING TO BE BROADER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=@Day; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :25 ]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=the Commonwealth.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawmakers also over-rode a Gilmore veto in their one day reconvened session.
The bill covered illegal aliens with workers comp insurance.
The Governor says he hates to give them any legal status.
But lawmakers overruled him-- to protect farmers and employers from private lawsuits.
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[11Pitts-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC19:17]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Budget]


It's looking like Pittsylvania County residents will be paying more taxes next year.
That's what some of the county's supervisors are saying.
The 95 million dollar budget includes a 28 cent tax hike.
Tax payers packed the Educational Cultural Center in Chatham. Many were there to talk about school funding.
Surae Chinn has more from last night's public hearing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of person singing]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Wright/Teacher; :12]
[SUPER=01-Timotheus Pope/Student; :30 quick!!]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Smith/Taxpayer; :48]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :55]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania County.]

(( [2:19:55 nats] [RUNS:04]
After a quick song and dance before the Pittsylvania County board of supervisors-- it was down to business. Right down to the fundamentals of school funding.
[SOTS 1:37:06]

((CAN YOU FIND EGYPT OR CHINA ON THESE MAPS I NEED MAPS FOR MY CLASSROOM)) [RUNS06]
Many teachers like,Joyce Wright, came here not only to talk about much needed supplies but also the need for more teachers and better salaries.
[SOT 1:44:22]

((JOYCE WRIGHT/TEACHER FOR 26 YEARS: THE SALARIES ARE NOT COMPETITIVE. IT'S TIME WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. NOTHINGS CHANGED.)) [RUNS:10]
Students also came in support of the school budget.
[SOT 1:57:38]

((TIMOTHEUS POPE/STUDENT: I'M GOING TO COLLEGE NEXT YEAR AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M READY.)) [RUNS:05]
But not everyone agreed how the money would be spent.
[SOT 2:05:41]

((NANCY SMITH/TAX PAYER: THE EYES OF THE CONCERNED CITIZENS ARE ON THEM. UNNECESSARY SPENDING CAN NO LONGER BE TOLERATED.)) [RUNS:07]
[SOT 2:18:52]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD SUPPORT THE SCHOOL BUDGET THEY ALSO SAY A REAL ESTATE TAX INCREASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE BUT THEY DON'T SAY HOW BIG THAT INCREASE WILL BE.))
They have many other expenses included in the 95 million dollar budget besides school funding-- Landfills, enhanced 911 system, and juvenile detention centers.
[SOT 2:06:46]

((THEY DESERVE BETTER AND I'M IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE BUDGET.)) [RUNS:07] The board will not adopt the budget for at least a week. But many teachers and students anxiously await to find out if they will get what they say is their fair share. Surae Chinn News 7 Pittsylvania county.))
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[2-Pulaski-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=school safety]


A Website threat against students and staff has closed Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin today.
Students describe it as a "Hit List" that threatens harm to at least 100 students and staff members on the anniversary of the Columbine Shootings.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]


The threat appeared on a web site yesterday.
Pulaski County High School has a history of being beseiged by threats.
At least 11 students have been charged with making bomb threats in the past four months.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:21 - :33]
[IN Q=I don't have any]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO KNOW IF THERE IS A CONNECTION. I'M JUST READY FOR IT TO ALL STOP AND SO ARE OUR STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=so are our students.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Investigators have removed the threatening web page and say they're working with the school board to track down the author.
They're also notifying people mentioned by name on the list.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board]
Once again, only Pulaski County High school and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)



[11Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:52:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A third case of meningitis has been confirmed at Radford University.
The 19-year old freshman is in stable condition at a Wise County Hospital.
The previous two meningitis patients are out of the hospital and doing well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]


No new cases have been reported in the NRV, but the health department is holding a vaccination today at Radford University for all freshman who live in dorms.
The college is also mass e-mailing students about how to prevent becoming infected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 02:14:18]
[IN Q=Don't do some]

((NORLEEN POMERANTZ/VP STUDENT AFFAIRS: ))
[SUPER=01-Norleen Pomerantz/Student Affairs Vice-President]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=not a good idea to do.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

The free vaccination is scheduled from 8:00 until 6:00 in the Main Lounge of Moffett Hall and the Third Floor Classroom of Muse Hall. No appointment is necessary.

[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, a high fiber diet may not decrease your chances of getting colon cancer.

Tricia Kean has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Kean/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=TRICIA

((on cam))
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF... A -HIGH FIBER DIET-... DOES NOT SEEM TO LOWER THE RISK OF -COLON CANCER-!
VT=VO

((vo))
THAT'S THE FINDING OF TWO STUDIES PUBLISHED... IN THIS WEEK'S -NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE-.
RESEARCHERS PUT PEOPLE ON -DIFFERENT DIETS-... AND THEN COUNTED -POTENTIALLY CANCEROUS GROWTHS- IN THEIR COLONS AND RECTUMS... FOR UP TO -4- YEARS.
THEY FOUND... NO APPARENT EFFECT FROM -THE LOW FAT, HIGH FIBER DIET-.
EXPERTS DO SAY... FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND FIBER PRODUCTS CARRY OTHER BENEFITS... LIKE PREVENTING -HEART DISEASE- AND -OBESITY-.
VT=VO

((vo))
ANOTHER STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS... THAT -WOMEN- AND -NON WHITES- TREATED AT -URBAN HOSPITALS- FOR -CHEST PAIN-.... WERE -LESS LIKELY- TO GET THE TREATMENT THEY NEEDED.
AT HIGHEST RISK.... ARE WOMEN UNDER THE AGE OF -55-.
EACH YEAR... MORE THAN A MILLION AMERICANS... SUFFER A HEART ATTACK. AND.... ABOUT HALF OF THEM... SHOW UP AT -EMERGENCY ROOMS- FOR -TREATMENT-.
ACCORDING TO THE STUDY... THAT EQUALS OUT TO... -11- THOUSAND MISSED DIAGNOSES AND OFTEN TIMES A -MALPRACTICE SUIT-...
VT=VO

((vo))
WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THE PHYSICAL EFFECTS -SMOKING- CAN HAVE ON -THE BODY-.....-LUNG CANCER-... OR -EMPHYSEMA-.
BUT WHAT ABOUT ON -THE MIND-?
WELL... A NEW STUDY IN THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY, AND PSYCHIATRY FINDS... THAT SMOKING MAY IMPAIR YOUR -MENTAL HEALTH-... LATER IN LIFE.
RESEARCHERS STUDIED MORE THAN -6- HUNDRED PEOPLE OVER -65-.
THEY ANALYZED... THEIR -SMOKING AND DRINKING HABITS-... AS WELL AS THEIR -INTELLECTUAL LEVELS-.
AT THE END OF ONE YEAR... THEY DISCOVERED THAT -SMOKERS-... WERE BETWEEN -3- AND -4- TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP -COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS-.
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)

[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]


One year ago today the nation was shocked by the school massacre in Littleton, Colorado.
Twelve students and one teacher were killed.
The two teen gunman than committed suicide.
A number of events are planned today including a statewide moment of silence.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The anniversary has triggered a cyber threat against students and teachers at Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin.
Officials say there has been internet threat to harm at least 100 people at the school so as a precaution classes are cancelled today.
Authorities are working to find the source of the Web page.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a third case of meningitis has been confirmed at Radford University.
The University if offering free vaccination shots on campus today from Eight until six .
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday April 20-th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-Pulaski-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]

Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today because of a website threat to harm at least 100 students and staff members on the anniversary of the Columbine Shootings.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]


Rumors of the threat began circulating among Pulaski County High School students earlier this week.
But it only surfaced on the web page yesterday afternoon.
School was closed as a precaution.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:21 - :33]
[IN Q=We don't have time]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT AND BASICALLY AT THIS POINT I CAN'T GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND THAT ALWAYS COMES FIRST. :30 AND SO, FOR THAT REASON, WE'RE CANCELING HIGH SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=cancelling high school.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Investigators have removed the web page and say they're working with the school board to track down the threat's author.
They're also notifying people mentioned by name on the list.
At least eleven Pulaski County High School students have been charged so far this year with making bomb threats.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board]
Once again, only Pulaski County High school and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)


[columbine]


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


As we mentioned today's bomb threats fall on the one year anniversary of the worst school shooting in U-S history.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO;]

[4:46:30]
The Colorado high school is now equipped with security cameras and the restored library where so many students were killed is sealed off.
Fifteen people, including the gunman were killed in the shooting spree.
Of the 21 students wounded, four are severely disabled.
There will be a day-long series of events today-- starting with a private ceremony for the students and staff at Columbine High School.
There will also be statewide moment of silence at 11:21 a-m -- the time the attack began.
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[11Robb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-05]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


They do NOT forget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond; ]


That word from Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus-- all Democrats -- endorsing Chuck Robb for the U-S Senate.
Black Caucus members say Robb has always practiced inclusion and has been an effective advocate for black issues.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 08:20:27]
[IN Q=We also ]

((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS: WE ALSO DO NOT FORGET THAT GEORGE ALLEN...MOTOR VOTER LAW.))
[sot 08:45:37]

((DEL. PAUL HARRIS/ALLEN CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRMAN: WE'RE VERY DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THAT CHUCK ROBB HAS DECIDED TO RUN SUCH A DIVISIVE CAMPAIGN. OUR CAMPAIGN IS FOCUSED ON INCLUDING ALL VIRGINIANS AS PART OF MAKING AMERICA A BETTER PLACE. WHICH IS THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP GEORGE ALLEN WOULD BRING TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Jerrauld Jones/Legislative Black Caucus; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-Del. Paul Harris/Allen Campaign Co-Chairman; :18]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=states Senate.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Robb says black voter turnout is key in his victory strategy.
Former governor Doug Wilder endorsed Robb in the final days of his 1994 campaign-- but has often been at odds with Robb publicly.
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[11McCadden]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Mac McCadden says he has strong support within Roanoke's African American community.
Yesterday, the Independent candidate for Mayor said he was appalled by statements from the campaign of a competitor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


During a news conference Tuesday, a group of black leaders endorsed Bowers' campaign.
And one speaker suggested Bowers' opponents are trying to divide the minority community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:42:05]
[IN Q=I feel I have very strong]

((MAC MCCADDEN/I- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: I FEEL I HAVE VERY STRONG SUPPORT NOT JUST IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, BUT ALL OF ROANOKE. AND I THINK A LOT OF THAT'S BECAUSE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND I'M NOT PLAYING PARTISAN POLITICS. I'M NOT OWNED BY ANY ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE. I'M NOT OWNED BY ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE. I AM MY OWN PERSON AND I'M RUNNING THIS CAMPAIGN AS HONESTLY AND AS CLEARLY AS I CAN AND I CERTAINLY WOULD WISH THAT MY OPPONENTS WOULD DO THE SAME.))
[SUPER=201-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Mayor]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=would do the same.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In addition to Bowers and McCadden, Republican Ralph Smith and Independent Duane Howard are running for Roanoke Mayor.

[4-Pulaski-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


Students describe it as a "Hit List". On the anniversary of the Columbine shootings a website threat to harm at least 100 students and staff members has closed Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]


The threat appeared on a web site yesterday.
Pulaski County High School has a history of being beseiged by threats.
At least 11 students have been charged with making bomb threats in the past four months.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:21 - :33]
[IN Q=I don't have any]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO KNOW IF THERE IS A CONNECTION. I'M JUST READY FOR IT TO ALL STOP AND SO ARE OUR STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=so are our students.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Investigators have removed the threatening web page and say they're working with the school board to track down the author.
They're also notifying people mentioned by name on the list.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board]
Once again, only Pulaski County High school and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today.

(XXXXXXXXXXX) [11Boty-Budget]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Even though Botetourt County is attracting new industry, supervisors say the county's revenue has sunk to an all-time low.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

They're slicing next year's budget by about eight percent -- and only giving the school board about half as much as it wants. That's still a six percent raise for schools. But board members say they need extra money to open the new Greenfield Elementary School.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:04:17]
[IN Q=The schools are overcrowded]

((THE SCHOOLS ARE OVERCROWDED. WE NEED GREENFIELD TO BE OPEN. AND WE NEED TO KEEP THESE TEACHERS WHO ENJOY DOING THEIR JOBS FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Maynard/Parent;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=for these children]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

County supervisors say they've spent money renovating Lord Botetourt High School, for example, and the new industrial park, and they don't want to raise taxes. They plan to adopt the budget next week.
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[11Waterworks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC38:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Smith Mountain Lake man must pay the state 24-thousand-dollars for overcharging his customers. But he's still trying to hit them up for more money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Robert Winney owns Waterworks -- a utility company serving four lake subdivisions.
[SUPER=04-September 1999;]

The State Corporation Commission says Winney does not fix leaks, lets the tanks run dry, and overcharges customers. He also refused to pay his electric bills, so the entire system was almost shut down.
Yesterday, the S-C-C fined Winney 24-thousand-dollars. Winney's applying to raise his rates, even though the S-C-C has already told him no several times. He hung up when called for a comment.
(------------)


[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]
(XXXXXXXXX)

[Take Full Screen]
Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin are closed today -- the result of a threat against students and staff that surfaced on the web page yesterday afternoon.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[Melanie] Students describe it as a "Hit List" that threatens harm to at least 100 students and staff members.
Investigators have removed the web page and say they're working with the school board to track down the threat's author.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A third Radford University student has been diagnosed with meningitis.
The 19-year old freshman is in stable condition at a Wise County Hospital. The health department is holding a free vaccination today at Radford University from 8:00 until 6:00 in the Main Lounge of Moffett Hall and the Third Floor Classroom of Muse Hall. It is for all freshman who live in dorms. No appointment is necessary.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Gas prices have dropped slightly in the last month. The Triple-A reports the average price of self-serve unleaded fell about a nickel in Virginia over the last month, to 1-43 a gallon.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(Kimberly 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 day starts]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6 tonight]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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