[11Amherst-Murders]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC28:33]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


An argument over a cell phone apparently led to the shooting deaths of two people in Amherst County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Police were called to the corner of Wright Shop Road and Penn Lane shortly after three yesterday.
17-year old Bryan Thomas and his 21-year old sister Stephanie had been shot to death on the front lawn of their home.
Witnesses immediately identified 26-year old Carlos Tabb as the gunman.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:20:45]
[IN Q=They got in]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THEY GOT IN HERE AND OF COURSE THE SUSPECT WAS GONE BUT THE WITNESSES ON THE SCENE GAVE THE INFORMATION AS TO WHAT TYPE VEHICLE HE WAS IN AND IDENTIFIED HIM. AND THEY IMMEDIATELY GAVE THAT OUT TO THE OTHER UNITS RESPONDING THIS WAY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=direction of travel.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tabb was arrested a short while later on Route 460 in Campbell County.
Murder charges against him are pending.
Police say it's possible one or both of the victims was armed with a weapon as well.
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[11Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC21:40]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest]


Henry County authorities are trying to figure out why a North Carolina woman allegedly came to Henry County to kill her step father.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


44 year old Vicki Emter Gammon is charged with the murder of 72 year old Aaron Quinn.
Authorities questioned Gammon Sunday night after she allegedly hit about six cars and a pedestrian.
They were then led to Ferndale Court in Henry County to find the suspect's step-father on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds.
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[SOT 15:21:07]
[IN Q=The family is]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. ; THE FAMILY IS RATHER DISTRAUGHT AND THE COMMUNITY OVER WHAT HAPPENED THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THE PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN HENRY COUNTY --MARTINSVILLE. SO THE COMMUNITY IS SOMEWHAT OF A SHOCK THAT THIS EPISODE OCCURRED YESTERDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=episode occured yesterday.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are checking into Gammon's mental condition.
It's been reported she has a history of mental illness.
Meanwhile, injuries in the ACCIDENTS were non-life threatening.
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[POLLS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election]


This is municipal election day in Virginia.
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[take live picture]
[SUPER=705-Roanoke]


Voters in cities around the state will cast ballots for mayor and to fill city council seats. The polls opened at 6 this morning.
Steve Pardon is in Roanoke and will bring us several live reports on voter turnout throughout this newscast.
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[11Nicely]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC05:24]
[GRAPHIC=Election]


A write in candidate for Vinton Mayor has won the right to vote in today's municipal election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Salem]


Andy Nicely was told last month that his voter registration was being transferred from Vinton to Roanoke, after someone had challenged Nicely's right to vote in Vinton.
He owns property in Vinton, but his HOUSE is in Roanoke, according to the County registrar.
A Circuit Judge has ruled that the registrar didn't give Nicely "timely notice" of the transfer.
If Nicely defeats Councilman Don Davis-- who's name IS on the ballot-- someone is sure to challenge the outcome.

Registrar Diane St. John says she plans to pursue it no matter who wins.
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[11New-River-Castings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC12:48]
[GRAPHIC=NEw River Castings]


Intermet's Chief Executive Officer is expected to make an announcement today regarding the future of New River Castings. Intermet officials will NOT say what it is. However, Radford officials are optimistic the plant MAY be on the road to rebuilding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/March;]


The plant was destroyed in a March 5th gas explosion that killed three workers.
About 500 people lost their jobs.
Next week, Intermet will resume operations in one section of the plant.
The company's already applied for state permits that would pave the way to re-opening.
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[11Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC08:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore is asking civil rights leaders to meet him halfway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


In comments to his annual conference of Virginia tourism leaders, Gilmore talked about the potential tourism boycott by the N-double-A-C-P over Confederate History Month.
Without naming any one group, the Governor warned of "anger and rage" building a wall of division between Virginians.
He also reminded black leaders of this year's budget.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:22:49]
[IN Q=We have]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE SET ASIDE ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A NATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM AT JAMESTOWN. THE LEGISLATION ALSO APPROVED MY REQUEST FOR 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUILD AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL AND ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO ENHANCE THE COOPERATIVE MARKETING PROGRAM TO ATTRACT MORE AFRICAN AMERICAN TOURISTS TO THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=the Commonwealth.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, across town, the N-double-A-C-P's national chairman commented on the potential for a Virginia boycott.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:37:07]
[IN Q=I can't]

((JULIAN BOND/NAACP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN: I CAN'T PREDICT WHAT THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL DO SO IT ALWAYS REMAINS A POSSIBILITY. BUT WE HOPE IT CAN BE SETTLED BY VIRGINIANS, IN THE WAY THAT VIRGINIANS THINK BEST.))
[SUPER=01-Julian Bond/NAACP National Chairman; ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=think best.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The N-double-A-C-P is boycotting South Carolina until the Confederate flag comes down from that state's capitol.

[tower-air]


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


There's been a flight glitch for some Israel-bound travelers in New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:00:51]
Tower Air, which filed for bankruptcy in February, suddenly discontinued its scheduled passenger flights out of Kennedy airport last night.
The move left about 300 passengers on an overnight New York-to-Tel Aviv flight grounded.
The Port Authority, which runs Kennedy, brought in extra staff to help the stranded passengers.
Tower is continuing its overnight flights into the airport, with most of them arriving early this morning.
The airline says it plans to continue its military and charter flight services.
(------------)


[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21]
[GRAPHIC=81-accident]


A portion of interstate 81 in Roanoke County was down to one lane in both directions for several hours last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The accident happened around 10 o'clock near the Salem exit. Apparently a car traveling south crossed into the path of a tractor trailer. When the rig tried to avoid the car it swerved into the median -- the bed of the truck swung into the north bound lane. A truck traveling north collided head on with the bed. The drivers of both rigs were taken by EMS to Roanoke Memorial with only minor injuries.
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[11West]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC04:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Tennessee truck driver will spend a year in jail for reckless driving.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/September]


A Montgomery County judge convicted Richard Wayne West of reckless driving on Interstate 81.
Last May, West told police he was looking around his truck cab for a drink when it crossed the median and killed an elderly Syracuse, New York couple.
He also has to pay a 25-hundred dollar fine.
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[11Painter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC52:27]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


A well-known Blacksburg attorney has turned himself in to authorities to face arson charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Joseph Painter was released after posting 25-thousand dollars bail.
He also agreed to take anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medications and meet weekly with a mental health expert.

He's charged with lighting several fires to stop a subdivision from being built behind his house.
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[11Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Meningitis]


Another case of meningococcal bacteria has been confirmed in The New River Health District A 20-year old Virginia Tech student got sick April 22nd and was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he was released Sunday. Three Radford University students contracted meningitis last month. The New River Health District Director says four cases this time of year is NOT unusual.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, alternating your child's fever medication may not be the best solution.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ON CAM The best way to treat a child's fever, may not be the best way. In fact, if you've been told to alternate Tylenol and Ibuprofen to bring down a fever, you may cause more harm than good.

VT=VO

The new report, in the journal Pediatrics says the common practice of alternating Tylenol and Ibuprofen does not work any better than just choosing one or the other. And, in fact, may increase the risk of over dosage or bad side effects.

VT=VO

Also today, anger is bad for your heart, very bad, and that's even if you have no other risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Researchers at Duke University say no matter how unhealthy you are, having an unhealthy attitude can kill you. Your risk of a heart attack, is three times higher.

VT=VO

And finally, men, which cologne or after-shave is best at attracting the opposite sex? Its called sweat, as in perspiration.
Researchers in England tested a variety of fragrances on unsuspecting women, all while women were looking at pictures at men.
They all chose the good looking men, until they were shown pictures of average everyday looking guys, and particles of sweat hormones had been placed in the room. All of a sudden the average Joe's were the ones, women preferred, even over the good looking hunks. These hormones in sweat are called pheromones and are odorless.
ON CAM And that's a look at today's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))


(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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[Take Picture Live Microwave]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Voters head to the polls for some muncipal elections.
Voters in cities around Virginia will cast ballots for mayor and city council.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Amherst County authorities investigate a shooting that left two people dead.
A teenager and his 21 year old sister were found shot to death on their front yard.
Police have arrested 26 year old Carolos Tabb in connection with the shooting.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


With U-S Navy warships in the area, a group of protesters trying to keep a disputed bombing range in Puerto Rico shut down say they won't resist arrest. Still, the demonstrators have been preparing homemade remedies to protect themselves against pepper spray and tear gas.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday May 2-nd.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[VIEQUES]


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


Protestors at the U-S navy bombing range on tiny island of the Coast of Puerto Rico for a possible -showdown- with the U-S military.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vieques, Puerto Rico]

[3:03:53]
Three warships are moving closer to the island of (vee-AY'-kes) Vieques and federal agents are expected to begin arresting the protestors as early as today.
They're demonstrating against the use of the island as a military training ground.
The Navy began using (vee-AY'-kes) Vieques in the 1940s.
Last year, they stopped using live bombs after one went astray and killed a civilian.
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[pan-am-trial]


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


Final preparatins are underway today at a former U-S airbase in the Netherlands for the Lockerbie bombing trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Zeist, Netherlands;]

[3:17:27]
Two Libyans are accused of planting a bomb on Pan-Am Flight 103.
270 in the plane and on the ground in Scotland were killed by the blast.
After interviewing 15-thousand witnesses and collecting 180-thousand pieces of evidence the trial begins tomorrow.


Authorities say it is the biggest murder investigation in history.
The trial could last a year.
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[2-11Amherst-Murders]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC28:33]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


An argument over a cell phone turned deadly in Amherst County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Police were called to the corner of Wright Shop Road and Penn Lane shortly after three yesterday.
17-year old Bryan Thomas and his 21-year old sister Stephanie had been shot to death on the front lawn of their home.
Witnesses immediately identified 26-year old Carlos Tabb as the gunman.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:20:45]
[IN Q=They got in]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THEY GOT IN HERE AND OF COURSE THE SUSPECT WAS GONE BUT THE WITNESSES ON THE SCENE GAVE THE INFORMATION AS TO WHAT TYPE VEHICLE HE WAS IN AND IDENTIFIED HIM. AND THEY IMMEDIATELY GAVE THAT OUT TO THE OTHER UNITS RESPONDING THIS WAY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=direction of travel.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tabb was arrested a short while later on Route 460 in Campbell County.
Murder charges against him are pending.
Police say it's possible one or both of the victims was armed with a weapon as well.
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[11M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC31:15]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The search continues for two suspects wanted in connection for two seperate murders in Martinsville over Easter weekend.
A grand jury has already indicted 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon for the aggravated malicious wounding of his daughter.

He is also charged with murdering 28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez over Easter weekend in Martinsville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Martinsville authorities also need your help in locating this man-- 24 year old David Tashawn Martin.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 23]


He's accused of fatally shooting a man on Easter Sunday. Martin is about 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo under his left eye.
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[wipe/wipe/wipe][11Hairston]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC09:56]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/March 31;]


A grand jury indicted 38 year old Michael Jerome Hairston yesterday.
He's the man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Eyvonne Hairston and her daughter Melveena last October.
His trial will be set later this month.
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[microsoft]


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


Investors are responding to the government's plans to breakup Microsoft. And they're doing it by BUYING the company's stock even as a nationwide public relations campaign is launched.
Essex Porter has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:02:18]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Redmond, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Augustine/Seattle; :10]
[SUPER=04-Microsoft; :16]
[SUPER=01-Essex Porter/Reporting; :28]
[SUPER=01-Randy Pepple/The Rocky Company; :42]
[SUPER=01-Dre' Givens/Seattle; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:26]

[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS][11Pitts-Budget]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Budget]


Residents of Pittsylvania County will have a property tax increase of more than a dime.
By a four to three vote, the board of supervisors approved a 93-million dollar budget that includes a 12-cent tax increase.
That would add about sixty dollars to the tax bill on a 50- thousand dollar home.
12 and a half million dollars will go to county schools-- that's a million and a half more than last year.

[State-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC00:11]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


If you haven't filed your state income tax form it is officially too late. Yesterday was the deadline. As Kate Weidaw explains, many tax payers were waiting until the last minute to file.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/Roanoke Commission of Revenue; :21]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :41]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND 12:30] [RUNS:05]
With only two hours left before the revenue office in downtown Roanoke closed for the day, a steady stream of people were still walking through the door to hand in their income tax form. And with such little time left why do tax payers wait until the last minute?

[SOT 00:51]
[INQ=]

((SHERMAN HOLLAND/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: MOSTLY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR PEOPLE HAVE TAX DUES SO THEY WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET IT IN ON MAY FIRST.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:08]
And if you rushed to get your form filled out in time don't worry if you made a mistake.

[SOT 1:06]
[INQ=]

((SHERMAN HOLLAND: WE SCREEN ALMOST ALL OF THEM AND IF THERE ARE ERRORS WE'LL CALL THEM AND STRAIGHTEN IT OUT BEFORE IT GOES TO RICHMOND.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:06]

[SOT 15:51]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: SO IF YOU MISSED THE DEADLINE YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY A 6 PERCENT PENALTY PER MONTH FOR UP TO FIVE MONTHS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:08]))

[Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19TC04:53]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Vinton Saw and Mower on Washington Road caught on fire last night around nine o'clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


When fire fighters arrived heavy flames were coming from the maintenance portion of the building which is located in the middle.
Gas and oil containers posed a threat but firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 20 minutes.
The Fire Marshal was called to the scene and will determine the cause.
No one was injured.
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[11Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=0-05 TC1:03:06]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


It's now up to one judge at the State Corporation Commission.
(/////SOT/////)
[NAT SOT 15:07:33 ]
[IN Q=No line]

((NO LINE! NO LINE!))
[sot 15:13:24]

((TERESA GORE/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THEY'RE RUINING THE LANDSCAPE. THEY'RE TAKING AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN. THEY'RE HURTING THEIR HEALTH. THEY'RE HURTING THEIR SPIRITS.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gore/Power Line Opponent; :03! ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=their spirits.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Teresa Gore is one of scores of power line protesters who got up at three A-M yesterday to travel from Bland County.
They sat in on the first day of two weeks worth of scheduled testimony over American Electric Power's proposed new line.
A-E-P got a boost this spring when the S-C-C staff agreed there's a need for a new line -- without picking which route would be best.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Staff has]
[sot 15:15:48]

((DAVE MUHLY/POWER LINE OPPONENT: STAFF HAS THE EAR OF AEP. THEY READ THE SAME BOOKS, TALK TO THE SAME FOLKS AND I'M NOT SURPRISED THEY COME TO VERY SIMILAR CONCLUSIONS.))
[sot 15:36 ]

((MICHAEL QUINAN/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BOTH THE STUDY TEAM AND THE COMPANY HAVE BEEN COMMITTED FROM DAY ONE TO DOING THE RIGHT THING, DOING A GOOD JOB... LEAST POSSIBLE IMPACT ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Muhly/Power Line Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Quinan/American Electric Power; :12]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=the environment.]
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[VO-NAT]


S-C-C Judge Howard Anderson will hear evidence today on the need for the line.
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[actors-strike]


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


The actors whose faces and voices help sell soap, cereal and other products have a new role: strikers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:13:43]
With rallies in four cities, commercial actors began a strike yesterday against advertising agencies.
They are demanding a bigger cut from the growing cable ad market.
Some famous faces lent their star power by showing up at the demonstrations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((William Baldwin/Actor: even though I dont support myself by doing commercials anymore, I know they do. I recognize they do and I recognize how critically important it is to them and I c0ompletely support what they are doing. ))
[SUPER=01-William Baldwin/Actor;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=they are doing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ad agencies say they've been stockpiling commercials and willrun some existing ads longer.
Hollywood's last major strike was in 19-88 when the Writers Guild of America began a 22-week walkout.
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[11Arcadia-Leadership]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-08 TC43:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State inspectors are closing down a Botetourt County school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan;]


The Department of Social Services refused to renew the Arcadia Leadership Academy's license yesterday.
A four month investigation into the place revealed a staff member hit a student -- he was later fired.
Inspectors say the school is unsafe and unsupervised.
Sheriff's deputies recently charged a student with making and planting bomblike devices.
State inspectors could find no record that kids received their medicine.
School leaders say they are fixing problems and will appeal to get their license.
They say all 15 kids will be picked up this week.
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[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]


An argument over a cell phone apparently led to the shooting deaths of 17-year old Bryan Thomas and his 21-year old sister Stephanie in Amherst County. Both were shot to death on the front lawn of their home.
The gunman has been identified as 26-year old Carlos Tabb. Murder charges against him are pending.

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


Intermet's Chief Executive Officer is expected to make an announcement today regarding the future of New River Castings. Intermet officials will NOT say what it is. Radford officials are optimistic the plant MAY be on the road to rebuilding.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A fourth case of meningococcal bacteria has been confirmed in The New River Health District. A 20-year old Virginia Tech student got sick April 22nd. He was released from the University of Virginia Medical Center Sunday. The New River Health District Director says four cases this time of year is NOT unusual.

[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=It's municiple]
[RUNS=14]
[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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