[11M'ville-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:47:35]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Sunday night's fatal shooting in Martinsville may have been a domestic incident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday]


Police have released the name of the second victim.
She is the daughter of the suspect they're looking for.
18 year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is recovering at Wake Forest University Medical Center.
The family has requested no information be released about her condition.
28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez died in the shooting.
Officers found his body in a restaurant parking lot.
Authorities are looking for 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon whom they suspect is the trigger man.
(------------)


[11Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:42:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Radford man is found guilty of plotting to kill three people -- one of them a judge.
He'll be sentenced today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The jury convicted Derrick Chapman of three counts of conspiring to commit capital murder.
Prosecutors said Chapman was hired in September by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
They also discussed killing DeMoranville's parents ... all for two-million dollars.
In jail on other charges, DeMoranville told police about the plan.
Chapman's attorneys said that he never intended to carry out the hits ... just to take the money.

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[11Painter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC44:53]
[GRAPHIC=]


A well-known Blacksburg attorney will have to answer to charges that he set fires in Montgomery County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


Joseph Painter has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of arson and manufacturing explosives.
Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of fires that in a subdivision being constructed behind his home.


Painter checked into an area hospital more than a week ago for undisclosed reasons.
He was unavailable for comment.
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[cuban-boy]


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


Elian Gonzalez has a new playmate this morning, a cousin from Cuba.
And later today his classmates will be flying up to see him.
All this-- while his father argues he should be the only one who can speak for the 6-year old.
Lee Cowan has the latest:
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:05:34]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Queenstown, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lydia Usategui/Child Psychiatrist; :29]
[SUPER=01-Doris Meissner/INS Commissioner; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Rubin/State Department Spokesperson; 1:25 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS ST. MICHAELS MD.]

((



For Juan Miguel Gonzalez, seclusion has become a sanctuary--invaded by a news helicopter.
But his Miami relatives say that seclusion is wreaking havoc on a 6-year old boy and somebody has got to intervene.

But if Juan Miguel Gonzalez has his way-- that may never happen. Late Wednesday, his attorney filed an emergency motion with the 11-th circuit court of appeals-- arguing no one should speak for Elian except the father himself-- a legal point that could shut the Miami relatives out altogether.

SOT/Lydia Usategui, Child Psychiatrist.

Can you imagine being torn apart from your family, not allowed to talk to them on the phone or see them in person.
NARR:
They argue that if Juan Miguel will not allow the relatives to visit, at the very least a court should force him to allow an independent observer out to the site.

The government has already sent its own psychiatrist to evaluate Elians condition and after a two and a half hour visit she suggested the adults work out their differences first before any meeting with the child is allowed.

The administration cautions however, that does not mean Elian is having trouble adjusting.
In fact, INS Commissioner Doris Meissner says every indication points to the fact he is happy, and suffering no ill effects from Saturdays pre-dawn raid.

SOT/DORIS MEISSNER, INS COMMISSIONER:

She felt that he behaved very much like he was with a family he was with comfortable with, his family.
NARR:
They point to a fathers desire to make the best out of a bad situation bringing Elians 10 year old cousin and former kindergarten teacher to the US to help in the transition.
In addition, the US State Department is issuing visas for four of Elians classmates to visit as well if only for a while.

SOT/JAMIE RUBIN, STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

The visas will restrict their time to precisely two weeks.
COWAN ON CAM:
But even two weeks could be a jolt. The Aspen Institute is a far cry from Elians hometown of Cardinas--its thousand acres of lush green lawns, and colonial style buildings intimidating at best.
COWAN ON CAM: But this is the world Elian is slowly growing accustomed to and some worry, the longer he stays, the harder it will be to go back. Lee Cowan CBS News, St, Michaels, Maryland.))

[11GE-Shareholders]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=General Electric ]


General Electric shareholders rejected a proposal to change the company's retirement benefits.
The union proposal would have required shareholder approval of top executives' retirement packages.
Some retirees and workers say the company's pension plan for regular employees is meager when compared to the benefits offered to the Board of Directors.

[plane-incident]


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


Some scary moments last night for passengers aboard an Alaska Airlines flight bound from San Jose to Seattle.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA;]

[3:04:17]
Flight 2-99 made an emergency landing in Oakland, California after what's described as a smoke-like mist was discovered in the cabin.
All 104 passengers and crew members got off the plane safely...many headed to Seattle on other connecting flights.

The plane is being examined this morning to determine what caused the problem.
(------------)


[Truckers-Sleep]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-52]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Safety]

Rest periods for truck drivers could become longer under the law. A proposed federal regulation could create stricter driving shifts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville]


The new regulations would require truckers to rest between 10 and 12 hours a day.
The 60-year old regulations that are currently in place require truckers to drive no more then 10 hours with 8 hours of rest.
Independent truck drivers like Bob Robinson say the proposed regulations are not needed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:22:48]
[IN Q=it just]

((BOB ROBINSON/TRUCKER: IT JUST MAKES SENSE FOR THEM WANTING US TO RUN THEM 10 HOURS AND PARK THEM 12 YOU ADD THAT UP IN A YEARS TIME AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOOSE A LOT OF MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Robinson/Trucker]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=a lot of money.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


However truckers who work for companies say the hours the federal government are proposing wouldn't affect them because most companies already require 10 hours of rest.
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[11Parkway-Center]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC55:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There will soon be another reason to stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Local and state leaders broke ground on the Parkway's new interpretive center that'll provide an informative welcome to visitors.
Plans for the center have been in the works for the last two decades.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:50:07]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((GARY JOHNSON/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: IT'S GOING TO TAKE A BROAD LOOK AT THE REGION IN TERMS OF WHAT THERE IS TO SEE AND DO AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON INTERPRETING WHAT THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY IS, REALLY WHAT ITS MISSION IS, AS WELL AS CONSTRUCTION HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Johnson/Blue Ridge Parkway;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=construction history.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It'll cost about two- million dollars to build.
The work should be completed next spring or summer.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's good news about calcium supplements. And are you making the right choices when it comes to fruits and vegetables?
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((ON CAM IF YOU'RE TAKING A CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT- YOU PROBABLY THINK YOU'VE GOT YOUR BASES COVERED WHEN IT COMES TO STRONG BONES. THINK AGAIN. RESEARCH FROM THE UNIV. OF WASHINGTON SHOWS OUT OF 37 DIFFERENT CALCIUM PREPARATIONS- ONLY 5 WERE WELL ABSORBED BY THE BODY. IN THE RESEARCHERS OPINION- THE THREE TOP CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS ARE: TUMS CITRACAL AND OS-CAL 500.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- THE GOOD NEWS IS MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE EATING FIVE SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY. THE BAD NEWS- THE 5 WE'RE CHOOSING AREN'T NECESSARILY THE BEST CHOICES. FOR EXAMPLE: NUMBER ONE- POTATOES- UNFORTUNATELY THEY USUALLY ARE EATEN IN THE FORM OF FRENCH FRIES. TOMATO PRODUCTS RANK HIGH- MAINLY BECAUSE OF KETCHUP. AND THEN ICEBERG LETTUCE- A NEAR ZERO WHEN IT COMES TO FIBER AND NUTRIENTS- A BETTER CHOICE IS ROMAINE LETTUCE- OR SPINACH.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- IF YOU'VE HAD A BABY YOU KNOW LABOR CAN BE LIKE RUNNING A MARATHON-. WELL NEW STUDY SAYS LABOR IS PHYSICALLY LIKE RUNNING A MARATHON- AND FURTHER SAYS WE DOCTORS DO A LOUSY JOB AT HELPING YOU FINISH THE LABOR RACE. IN FACT WE MAY EVEN BE SLOWING YOUR LABOR DOWN. RUN A MARATHON- AND THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO DRINK THIS MUCH FLUID EVERY HOUR. HOWEVER- RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIV OD CALIF IRVINE FOUND WOMEN IN LABOR WHERE TYPICALLY GIVEN JUST THIS MUCH IN FLUIDS EVERY HOUR. THAT SMALL AMOUNT LEADS TO DEHYDRATION- LESS BLOOD FLOW TO THE WOMB - AND A LONGER LABOR.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for boards)
[essC#4562]
[essC#8501]


[DESK 3-shot Mel/KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[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]


Martinsville police say the suspect they're searching for in connection with Sunday's double shooting is the father of one of the victims.
18 year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is hospitalized in North Carolina.
Twenty-eight year old Jose Francisco Jimenez was killed.
Police believe the gunman is 38-year old Jose Louis Rendon.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


BLood stains and bullet holes are just two things the families of the Columbine victim's find objectionable about a videotape of the tragedy.
The three hour recording is compilation of footage - including some of the most graphic images captured by a Littleton fire department employee.
It's available to the public for twenty five dollars.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A government-hired child psychiatrist says it's likely Elian Gonzalez suffered no lasting harm from the armed raid that removed him from Miami.
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next Wednesday will focus on the legal issues surrounding the Justice Department's actions.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday April 27-th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11NAACP-Boycott]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC36:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore plans to meet with black leaders in hopes of avoiding a boycott of Virginia's 11-point-7 BILLION dollar tourist industry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


It could happen unless the N-double-A-C-P gets a promise from the Governor that he'll rescind his Confederate proclamation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:00:03]
[IN Q=Other than]

((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: OTHER THAN EITHER RESCINDING THE PROCLAMATION OR VOWING NOT TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE, I MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AT THE SAME PLACE NEXT APRIL....AND THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE FROM THIS POINT ON.))17
[SOT 11:54:51]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WILL BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH MR. KHALFANI ... IF HE WISHES TO RAISE ADDITIONAL TOPICS THAT'S OKAY WITH ME.))10
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :18 ]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=with me.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


So after mis-routing the N-double-A-C-P's letter requesting such a meeting, the Governor's office now says it will try to set one today.
(------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Governor released a letter yesterday, telling the N-double-A-C-P a boycott would hurt all Virginians.
The Governor says he's budgeted money for a slave museum and an African-American heritage trail.
His goal is to make Virginia the number one tourist destination in the South for black Americans.

[columbine-tapes]


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


A controversial videotape is now on sale in Colorado.
The 25-dollar video -- complete with a pop music soundtrack -- shows the aftermath of the Columbine High School massacre.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:01:07]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Beth Nimmo/Mother of Victim; :21]
[SUPER=01-James Rouse/Attorney for Families; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS.]

((

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAPTURED FRIGHTENING IMAGES DURING THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING... NOW, THE JEFFERSON COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS SELLING A THREE HOUR TAPE OF THOSE IMAGES and the shooting aftermath TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A COPY, 25 DOLLARS EACH.
PARENTS, LIKE THE MOTHER OF MURDER VICTIM RACHEL SCOTT CANT BELIEVE IT.

-SOT: BETH NIMMO/MOTHER OF VICTIM


ON MONDAY, THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT WAS ORDERED TO TURN OVER THE TAPE TO FAMILIES WHO ARE SUING THE DEPARTMENT, CLAIMING OFFICERS BUNGLED THE SEIGE. THE COUNTY ATTORNEY SAYS THE TAPE HAD TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC-- UNDER THE OPEN RECORDS ACT-- AND THAT THEY CHARGED FOR THE TAPE TO COVER THE COSTS. VICTIM'S FAMILIES WERE NOT CHARGED.

THE TAPE DOES NOT SHOW CHILDREN GETTING SHOT. BUT IT DOES SHOW A DISTURBING AFTERMATH, YELLOW MARKERS INDICATING BULLET CASINGS. AND BLOOD STAINS FROM THE VICTIMS. IT ALSO SHOWS STUDENTS SCATTERING AS THE GUNMEN DETONATE A BOMB AND BEGIN SHOOTING. THE TAPE, WHICH WAS MADE BY THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR TRAINING PURPOSES, ALSO CONTAINED MUSIC WHICH INCENSED FAMILIES. ONLY A FEW FAMILIES HAVE ALREADY SEEN IT.

-SOT- JAMES ROUSE, ATTY. FOR FAMILIES

Its going to be difficult for the families. How my clients were able to sit through it last week at the sheriffs department, Ill never know.
THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE RELEASE OF THE TAPE BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING LEGAL BATTLE. BUT THE DEPARTMENTS SPOKESMAN SAID RECENTLY THAT OFFICERS ARE OFFENDED AND HURT BY THE ACCUSATIONS OF THE VICTIMS FAMILIES. AND THE TAPE IS JUST THE LATEST MOVE TO ANGER THE VICTIMS.

MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))[11Missing-man-update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An elderly man is safe in Pittsylvania County after he was missing for ten days.
Police found 65 year old Joseph Custer in good condition.
They found him at an old farm house in the county.

[11Danville-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:59:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Braves will stay in Danville this year.
The agreement between the city and the Atlanta Braves has been made official. The move comes after the city sued the Danville Braves for not paying stadium rent fees.
Surae Chinn has the story and reaction from fans.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is from]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Cannon/Danville Braves Fan; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gwaltney/Danville City Manager; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Baldwin/Atlanta Braves; :59]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
(([natsot 1:26:06]
((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES #1 FAN: THIS IS FROM THE FIRST YEAR))

[RUNS:03]
His home says it loud enough...hats, baseballs and cards. Thomas Cannon, to say it lightly is a major fan of the minor league Danville Braves.
[SOT 1:19:49]
((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES #1 FAN: I PROBABLY WOULD LIKE TO SAY I'M THE NUMBER ONE IF NOT ONE OF THE TOP FIVE FAN

THAT THEY HAVE OUT THERE.)) [RUNS:05]
But the team has been in turmoil since the city sued it for not paying thousands of dollars in stadium fees last year. That didn't worry fans like Cannon too much and he doesn't have to for at least another 3 years. After weeks of negotiations the city and the Atlanta Braves signed off on a new deal.
[SOT 1:22:08]

((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER:THIS IS A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BRAVES IT IS ONE THAT IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.)) [RUNS:05]
The contract includes raising stadium rent fees to a little more than 60 thousand dollars a year. That's 20 thousand dollars more than in the past.
[SOT 1:33:43]

((BRUCE BALDWIN/ATLANTA BRAVES: YEAH IT'S A LITTLE HIGHER THAN WE WANT TO PAY AND IT'S HIGHER THAN WHAT THE AVERAGE IS IN THE LEAGUE BUT YOU KNOW THAT'S THE COST OF BUSINESS SO WE ARE FINE WITH IT.)) [RUNS:07]
That's just fine by the city and Cannon who can continue to root for the home team.
[natsot 1:26:15]

((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES FAN: I'M REALLY PROUD OF MY COLLECTION RIGHT REAL REAL PROUD OF IT.)) [RUNS:05]
Surae Chinn News 7, Danville.))
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[zoo-shooting]


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


A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting seven children at Washington's National Zoo has been charged as an adult.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:08:55]
Antoine Jones is charged with assault with intent to commit murder in the shooting of an eleven-year-old boy.
And Federal prosecutors say he will likely face more charges.
The boy allegedly opened fire at the zoo Monday following a fight between two groups of young people.
If convicted, Jones faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
(------------)


[2-11M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:47:35]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Martinsville authorities are still looking for a suspect wanted in connection with Sunday night's fatal shooting. Authorities say it may have been a domestic incident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday]


Police have released the name of the second victim.
She is the daughter of the suspect they're looking for.
18 year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is recovering at Wake Forest University Medical Center. The family has requested no information be released about her condition.
28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez of Axton died in the shooting.
Officers found his body in a restaurant parking lot.
Authorities are looking for 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon whom they suspect is the trigger man.
(------------)


[2-11NAACP-Boycott]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC36:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore has agreed to meet with Virginia N-A-A-C-P leaders who raised the prospect of a statewide tourism boycott.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


It could happen unless the N-double-A-C-P gets a promise from the Governor that he'll rescind his Confederate proclamation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:00:03]
[IN Q=Other than]

((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: OTHER THAN EITHER RESCINDING THE PROCLAMATION OR VOWING NOT TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE, I MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AT THE SAME PLACE NEXT APRIL....AND THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE FROM THIS POINT ON.))17
[SOT 11:54:51]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WILL BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH MR. KHALFANI ... IF HE WISHES TO RAISE ADDITIONAL TOPICS THAT'S OKAY WITH ME.))10
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :18 ]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=with me.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


So after mis-routing the N-double-A-C-P's letter requesting such a meeting, the Governor's office now says it will try to set one today.
(------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Governor released a letter yesterday, telling the N-double-A-C-P a boycott would hurt all Virginians.
The Governor says he's budgeted money for a slave museum and an African-American heritage trail.
His goal is to make Virginia the number one tourist destination in the South for black Americans.

[11NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern's slide continued through the first part the year.
First quarter earnings fell 88-percent-- from 112 million dollars a year ago to just 14 million this year.
The company blames higher fuel prices, wage increases and integration costs from the Conrail break-up.
[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]


Martinsville Police say Sunday's fatal shooting may have been a domestic incident. Police say the second victim is the daughter of the suspect they're looking for. 18 year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is recovering at Wake Forest University Medical Center. 28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez of Axton died in the shooting.
Authorities are looking for 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon whom they suspect is the trigger man.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Radford man was found guilty of plotting to kill three people -- one of them a judge. Derrick Chapman has been convicted of three counts of conspiring to commit capital murder.
He'll be sentenced today.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

There will be a Braves team in Danville this year.
After weeks of negotiations, the city and the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement.
The contract includes raising stadium rent fees to a little more than 60 thousand dollars a year. That's 20 thousand dollars more than in the past.

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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=just when]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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