[pan-am]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

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


The PanAm trial has resumed this morning in Holland.
Residents from Lockerbie, Scotland are describing what it was like when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over their town nearly 12 years ago.
The trial of the two Libyans accused of the bombing is now in its second day.
Richard Roth reports.
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[SOT]

[8 pm newspath 20:24:34]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Camp Zeist/Holland; :00]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Zeist, Holland]

((
NARR: IN AN ARMORED VAN BEHIND AN ELECTRIC FENCE, THE LIBYAN SUSPECTS WERE DELIVERED TO COURT...

(artist sketches)

... IMPASSIVE AS THE TRIAL BEGAN WITH A READING OF THE CHARGES.
270 COUNTS OF MURDER.
NOT GUILTY, THEIR LAWYERS SAID. THE DEFENSE HOPES TO SHOW IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE - PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS - BEHIND THE BOMBING OF PAN AM 103.

(crash scene)

WITNESSES TOOK THE COURT BACK TO THE SECONDS BEFORE THIS CRASH RECOUNTING THE INSTANT THE JET DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR AND ITS FIERY DEBRIS FELL ON LOCKERBIE. IT WAS A TECHNICAL RECITAL OF SMALL FACTS, . EXCEPT FOR RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS.

SOT BERT AMMERMAN: i was as nervous as i was the day after my brother

was pronounced dead and i saw an empty seat on the top of a a roof at lockerbie.
NARR: FOR FAMILY MEMBERS HERE, IT'S A WRENCHING RETURN TO THE PAST.

(in tears)
SOT SUSAN COHEN: i cant handle hearing those horrible details about how

my beautiful daughter died.
NARR: ALMOST THIRTY RELATIVES OF LOCKERBIE VICTIMS CAME TO THIS COURTHOUSE NOT SURE HOW THEY'D FEEL AS THE PAST WAS RETOLD, AS THEY SAT NEAR THE SUSPECTS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME. TODAY THEY FOUND OUT.

SOT DANIEL COHEN: seeing them in person, even if primarily on a

television set, i felt hatred. absolute rage and hatred.
NARR: SOME WHO SAID THE TRIAL WOULD BE PART OF A HEALING PROCESS, LEARNED TODAY IT'S A PAINFUL PART.
ROTH ON CAMERA CLOSE: AND IT WON'T BE FINISHED QUICKLY. ELEVEN HUNDRED WITNESSES ARE ON THE PROSECUTION LIST; ANOTHER HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE MAY BE CALLED BY THE DEFENSE. THE TRIAL HERE COULD EASILY GO ON FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS CAMP ZEIST HOLLAND.>))[11Young]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


Martinsville Attorney Rickey Young is being publicly reprimanded by the State Bar.
Three years ago he sued a client, claiming the man owed him 36-hundred dollars for damaging the engine in his Porsche.
Young revised that figure to SIX hundred and later dropped the suit altogether. It cost Todd Davidson 12-hundred dollars to defend himself.
The State Bar says the hearing panel reviewed Young's "prior disciplinary record," before imposing a public reprimand.

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:12:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke Mayor elect Ralph Smith will meet with city council members today.
He won't take over as mayor until July 1-st, but he's already preparing for the new job.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke/Tuesday Night; ]


Republicans were savoring their success... as both candidates who carried the GOP nomination into election day came away with victories.
Smith says he is already lining up meetings with present and future members of city council, the Roanoke County supervisors, and state officials.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:32]
[IN Q=What got me into a service station]

((RALPH SMITH: WHAT GOT ME INTO A SERVICE STATION YEARS AGO WAS HARD WORK, AND WHAT GOT ME BEYOND THE SERVICE STATION WAS BASICALLY HARD WORK, AND WHAT GOT US THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN WAS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND INGENUITY. AND THAT CONTINUES 'S WHAT I THINK I CAN DELIVER TO COUNCIL.))
[SUPER=701-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor-Elect]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I can deliver to council.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Smith is expected to join the current members of council this morning, when they sit down to begin their budget study.

[11Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:58:01]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


It's in with the new and out with diversity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Danville;]


Elections have changed the physical makeup of the Danville City Council.
Incumbent candidates, Joyce Glaise (GLAZE) and Sherman Saunders-- both African Americans-- both lost their seats to white businessmen.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:23:00]
[IN Q=I think the critical]

((PETER CASTIGLIONE/DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THE CRITICAL ISSUE IS THAT WE MAKE SURE WE DON'T MISS ANY SEGMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY. I THINK WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK.))
[SOT 4:27:54]

((JOYCE GLAISE/DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL: IT'S IMPORTANT WE HAVE DIFFERENT VOICES ON COUNCIL NOT ONE COMMON THREAD OF BUSINESSMEN.))
[SUPER=701-Peter Castiglione/Danville City Council; :00]
[SUPER=701-Joyce Glaise/Danville City Council; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=thread of businessmen.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some city officials are concerned that not enough minorities voted.
Mayor Ruby Archie, the only African American left on city council, says she will retire when her term is up in two years.
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[11Kiss]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC10:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


70's super-group KISS rocked Roanoke last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=Nat music]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The guys with the painted faces performed for a huge crowd at the Roanoke civic center.
The band is hanging up their suits after the tour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat music]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=nat music]
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[Prison-Stripes]


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


FASHIONS COME AND FASHIONS GO ... WHEN IT COMES TO THE RUNWAYS OF PARIS AND NEW YORK. BUT IN ONE TEXAS JAIL, THERE'S A SERIOUS REASON -- STRIPES ARE BACK. VICKI BUFFOLINO REPORTS:

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:40:52]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Del Rio, TX]
[SUPER=01-Susan Tackett/Business Owner]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Buffalino/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=]




[O'connor]


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


New York's Roman Catholic Archdiocese is without a leader this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-New York, NY;]

[3:00:41]
John Cardinal O'connor passed away last night.
At his residence at St. patrick's cathederal-.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

[3:05]
For -16- years, he led the archdiocese, now almost two and a half million strong.
The faithful have been watching his health decline since August...when he had a -brain tumor- removed.
In a part of the country known for it's liberal leanings, the cardinal was an outspoken conservative adamantly opposing birth control and abortion.
John Cardinal O'Connor's funeral will be held Monday at St. Patrick's.
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[11Missing-Man]


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


There's still no word on the where-a-bouts of a Martinsville man who was reported missing from Floyd County.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PICTURE]
43-year-old Clarence Preston disappeared Saturday night from the Serenity House.
Relatives are concerned about him, because he's prone to seizures and needs medication.
Preston is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 120 to 130 pounds.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Anyone who may have seen him should contact the sheriff's department in Floyd County.

[11Sayre]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=New Business]


An old Buena Vista textile plant is being used once again.
Sayre Enterprises has set up shop in the old Buena Vista Manufacturing building.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/May 8, 1998]


The plant shut down in 1998.
Now some 65 people are back at work there.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Sayre makes military accessories, reflective clothing and embroidered garments.
The company will hold its grand opening this Friday.

[11Parish-Nursing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC20:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some churches in the Roanoke Valley are trying heal more than the congregations spiritual side.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

About 30 registered nurses volunteer for the parish nursing program. Parish nurses offer health education along with special services like foot care.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:05:36]
[IN Q=When you get]

((EDITH MOYERS/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER: WHEN YOU GET THE KIND OF SHOES I HAVE TO GET WHEN YOU PAY 60, 70 DOLLARS YOU CAN GET TWO OR THREE PAIRS, WHEN YOU'RE ON A FIXED INCOME.))
[SUPER=01-Edith Moyers/Belmont Baptist Church]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=on a fixed income]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The ministry wants to draw attention to the new program in honor of National Nurses Day May 6th.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study links being overweight with memory loss.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM If you're worried about losing your memory as you get older, the first place to look is the size of your waistline.

VT=VO

A new study from the American Academy Of Neurology links fat and senility. In fact, it looks like the best way to protect your brain, is to do the same thing you do to protect your heart. And that means among other things, lose the spare tire around your gut. As well as keeping your blood pressure under control. Researchers followed more than 35 hundred men from the 1960's to the 1990's and found those men who did not take care of themselves in middle age paid the price decades later with a high rate of senility.
ON CAM Now men, if you don't care about your brains, how about your potency? A study form the American Academy of Urology finds men who are overweight are more likely to become impotent, at a young age.

VT=VO

And finally, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical device for women with sexual problems. It's called Eros and it works by increasing blood flow to a woman's pelvic region. Until now, the only treatment for female sexual disorders were estrogen cream and vaginal lubricants. Eros is available by a doctor's prescription only.
ON CAM And that's a look at the day's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))


(ad lib to weather)


[ATM-Clips]


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


Some ATMs are dishing out more than just cash these days. As Tony Russomano reports, some are getting into the movie business.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:24:11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA]
[SUPER=01-Tony Russomano/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=]



[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]


One of the largest Catholic Congregations in America is without a leader this morning.
Cardinal John O'Connor died last night in New York after suffering from cancer.
The 80 year old Archbishop spent 16 years as leader of New York Catholics.

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


U-S marshals are making arrests at the disputed U-S Navy bombing range on Vieques (vee-AY'-kes) in Puerto Rico.
A protest leader and several others have been arrested. The demonstrators have been blocking the Navy from resuming bombing exercises on the island.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Day two of the Lockerbie, Scotland, terrorism trial is now underway in Holland.
Two Libyans are accused in the 1988 bombing Pam Am Flight 103, killing 270 people. The trial is expected to last a year.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Washington-Park]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A proposal from the Catholic Diocese to contribute three hundred thousand dollars to the Roanoke Parks and Recreation is coming under fire. The money would be used to build additional athletic facilities at Washington Park. But the stipulations on when the public can use the park verses the Catholic high school has some saying that just isn't fair. Kate Weidaw has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If a proposal]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Coates/Roanoke Parks and Rec. Dir.; :23]
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :47]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:05]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke.]

(( If a proposal from the Catholic Diocese is approved you may find more basketball and tennis courts, as well as soccer fields at Washington Park.
John Coates the Director of Roanoke City Parks and Recreation says the 300 thousand dollar contribution from the Catholic Diocese would add to the parks athletic facilities -- and at the same time help Roanoke Catholic.

[SOT 2:39:46]
[INQ=]

((JOHN COATES: WHAT THEY'VE OFFERED IN THEIR PROPOSAL IS THEY MAKE THE INVESTMENTS IN THE PARK AND IN RETURN THE CITY WOULD GIVE THEM SPECIFIC ACCESS TO SOME OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS CERTAIN HOURS OF CERTAIN DAYS OF THE YEAR.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS14]
But local NAACP President Martin Jeffrey says that's not fair to the Northwest residents. They use the park for activities almost everyday for inner city children.

[SOT 2:54:08]
[INQ=]

((MARTIN JEFFREY: WE THINK THEY OUGHT TO CONTRIBUTE AND THAT'S GREAT BUT TO CONTRIBUTE AND PLACE STIPULATIONS ON IT THAT'S ABSOLUTELY INAPPROPRIATE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS08]

No one from Roanoke Catholic was able to comment on the proposal.
Parks and Rec officials say they're only in the preliminary stage and are looking into the impact the proposal may have on the community. [STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: CITY OFFICIALS SAY BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE THEY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING. THE PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT SAYS THE ADDITIONS THAT WOULD BE MADE ARE ONES THE COMMUNITY ASKED FOR LAST SUMMER. THEY HOPE TO HAVE A DECISION ON THE PROPOSAL BY THIS SUMMER. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))





[11Wilder-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-15 01:37]
[GRAPHIC=Doug Wilder]


Former Governor Doug Wilder says he's talking to both sides.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Wilder says he hopes he can help avert a tourism boycott of Virginia by the N-double-A-C-P.
Wilder says he's told black leaders the flap over Confederate History Month is NOT really Governor Jim Gilmore's fault.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:10:53]
[IN Q=Let's put]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: LET'S PUT IT RIGHT WHERE IT OUGHT TO BE. JIM GILMORE INHERITED THIS SITUATION FROM HIS PREDECESSOR. HE DIDN'T START IT. GEORGE ALLEN STARTED IT. AND UH, HE'S EVEN CHANGED THE LANGUAGE SOMEWHAT FROM WHAT GEORGE ALLEN HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=George Allen had.]
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[TALENT=melanie]
[SS=none]


Virginia N-double-A-C-P director Salim Khalfani says he'd welcome Wilder's presence at a May 10th meeting with Gilmore.
The Governor's spokesman says Gilmore and Wilder are talking... and details of the meeting are still being worked out.

[11Forest-Burn]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:01:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Close to one-thousand acres on Brush Mountain burned intentionally.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Forest rangers set the massive controlled burn early yesterday.
Smoke could be seen from miles away.
The fire is set by rangers to help prevent future wildfires.
It also encourages re-growth of rare plants and trees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:51:23 - :34]
[IN Q=We're using a]

((JESSE OVERCASH/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: WE'RE USING A NATURAL FACTOR TO KEEP A NATURAL FOREST TYPE OUT THERE. AND THAT, TO ME IS THE PRIMARY BENEFIT OF WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Overcash/Wildlife Biologist;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=of what we're doing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


About 35 rangers torched brush on the ground.
A helicopter dropped flammable ping-pong balls on the mountain to speed up the burn.
The fire was expected to be out last, but rangers will continue to monitor the area today.
(------------)



[entertainment]


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


Country music showed off its finest last night-- at the academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Terisa Estacio reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:09:21]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA ; :01 HOT CHANGE]
[Super=04-dick clark productions, inc; :03]
[SUPER=07-Dolly Parton; :15]
[SUPER=07-Dixie Chicks; :29]
[SUPER=07- Faith Hill; :46 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/Reporting; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q= News Los Angeles]

((

(NATS)

Courtesy: dick clark productions, inc.
Nashville went Hollywood Wednesday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards Show. the annual awards FEST honored countrys BEST, as picked by the 3-thousand member academy. There was lots of music, and a little bit of spice.

(SOT: Dolly Parton/entertainer)

I hope they dont get a lot of attitude like I did when I first started out.I insisted on pork rinds in my dressing room.
With Dolly Parton emceeing, the first trophy went to the Dixie Chicks for Top Vocal Group.

(SOT: Dixie Chicks/entertainer)

Thanks to country radio for keeping us alive, even though we went off the road for 6 months.
But it was countrys power couple-- Faith Hill and Tim McGraw --who stole the show. They led the list of nominees, and in the end, led the list of winners.

(SOT: Faith Hill/entertainer)

These are beautiful this year by the way
Capping a comeback was George Jones, who suffered a near fatal car accident last year.

(SOT: George Jones/entertainer)



Garth Brooks was noticeably absent---

He wasnt even nominated this time around
All in all---In 2000, it was a different crop of country singers

headlining the three-hour broadcast.

(STANDUP)

With entertainer of the year

Teresa Estacio CBS News Los Angeles))[VIEQUES]


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


U-S marshals are making arrests at the disputed U-S Navy bombing range on Vieques (vee-AY'-kes) in Puerto Rico.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vieques, Puerto Rico;]

[3:23:34]
A protest leader and several others have been arrested. The demonstrators have been blocking the Navy from resuming bombing exercises on the island.
Hundreds of U-S marshalls and F-B-I agents... supported by -shiploads of U-S marines have stormed the beaches.
The Pentagon uses the island as a military training ground and maintains...it's vital to national security.
Last year... a civilian was -killed- by a bomb... that went astray.
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[11Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC53:53]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Raising taxes is a lot easier for politicians if they let their constituents do it themselves..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the plan in Lynchburg, where city leaders want to raise the sales tax by a penny to pay for school projects over the next ten years.
To do that, the city needs permission from the General Assembly to hold a tax hike referendum.
Residents would then get to vote for both the sales tax increase and a ten- cent CUT in the local real estate tax.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:49:40]
[IN Q=We cut real]

((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE CUT REAL ESTATE TAXES AND THAT'S THE COMPROMISE.. WE STILL END UP WITH OVER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE AND IF WE SPEND THAT MONEY ON THE SCHOOLS, THEN THAT FREES UP OTHER CITY MONEY TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO IN THE CITY, SO TO ME IT'S A WIN- WIN SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Warren/Lynchburg Mayor;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=win-win situation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The idea faces a tough road.. Governor Gilmore and Republican lawmakers have routinely DENIED permission to other localities to raise taxes.
(------------)



[11Goodtime-Gary]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:15:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A popular Salem radio station announcer is leaving the area. After nine years at WSLC, Gary Ballard is heading home to Maryland.
He isn't joining another radio station. He's got a job on the rails.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:14:04]
[IN Q=It's time to say goodbye]

((IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE. I'M DODGING THIS ONE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE. ))
[SUPER=03-Salem]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=everything you've done.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Better known as "Goodtime-Gary," Ballard completed his last air shift at WSLC yesterday morning.
And if the emotion showed as he signed off, Ballard says he is also excited about his new career.
(///////SOT /////)
[SOT 01:18:14]
[IN Q=And they've offered]

((THEY'VE OFFERED ME ONE OF 12 POSITIONS TO BE ON-BOARD CREW FOR AMTRAK, SO I GO FROM RADIO TO PART OF THE CREW FOR THE NEW AMTRAK ACELA SERVICE, THE BIG HIGH SPEED TRAIN YOU'VE SEEN.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Ballard/WSLC Announcer]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=high speed train you've seen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ballard says he'll miss the loyal listeners who have been with him through more than two thousand radio shows.


(------------)


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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some 65 people are back to work in an old Buena Vista Manufacturing building. Sayre Enterprises has set up shop there. Sayre makes military accessories, reflective clothing and embroidered garments. The company will hold its grand opening this Friday.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[TAKE FS PICTURE]
43-year-old Clarence Preston of Martinsville disappeared Saturday night from the Serenity House in Floyd County. He's still missing.
Anyone who may have seen him should contact the sheriff's department in Floyd County.

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

Forest rangers set close to one-thousand acres of Brush Mountain on fire as part of a controlled burn. The fire is set by rangers to help prevent future wildfires.
It also encourages re-growth of rare plants and trees.

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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 Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6]
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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]