[L'Burg-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]



Lynchburg authorities have charged a man in connection with last night's fatal shooting.
Authorities say around 7:35 they received a call that numerous shots had been fired at the Meadows Apartment Complex.

When police arrived they found 25 year old Tony DeWayne Davis of Lynchburg lying in a stairwell with numerous gunshot wounds.
Davis was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 18 year old Moncello Andrews of Lynchburg has been charged with murder and use of a firearm in commision of a felony.


[Pier-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A pier collapsed last night in Philadelphia, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others.
The pier was supporting a new open- air bar, which tumbled into the Delaware River.
Tricia Kean has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sean Prosser/Bar Patron; :08]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Kean/Reporting; :19]
[RUNS=:52]
[OUT Q=Tricia Kean, CBS News, New York.]

((NAT) LOCATOR: PHILADELPHIA
THEY WERE OUT FOR A NIGHT ON THE WATER IN PHILLY... AT A NEW OPEN-AIR BAR -- OVERLOOKING NEW JERSEY.... WHEN SUDDENLY THE GROUND BENEATH THEM LITERALLY GAVE WAY.

SOT: SEAN PROSSER/BAR PATRON

I GUESS I FELL 6-7 FEET....KIND OF LIKE THE TITANIC THING...
DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE PARTYING.... WHEN AS ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED IT-- THEY HEARD A LOUD CRASH... AND THE PIER THEY WERE ON -- COLLAPSED INTO THE DELAWARE RIVER.... THE CANVAS TENT --ABOVE THEM-- FELL ON TOP OF THEM.

(NAT)


SOME BEGAN TO GRAB ONTO DEBRIS AND PULL THEMSELVES OUT OF THE DARK WATER. OTHERS -- WERE PULLED OUT -- BY POLICE IN BOATS.... WRAPPED IN BLANKETS AND EVALUATED BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL. MANY-- WERE TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS.

MOS SOT


A WORKER AT AN ADJOINING RESTAURANT--SAID WORKERS HAD BEEN REPLACING FLOORBOARDS ON THE PIER RECENTLY.
THE BAR--- CALLED "HEAT" -- HAS ONLY BEEN OPEN TWO WEEKS.


TRICIA KEAN, CBS NEWS, NY

)[11Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A firefighter memorial is now a permanent fixture at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The artist says the statue depicts a firefighter mourning the loss of a fellow companion.
The memorial honors six Roanoke Firefighters killed in the line of duty.
Many family members of the victims say the will visit the site often -- to remember their loved ones.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:46:16]
[IN Q=It's very emotional]

((IT'S VERY EMOTIONAL. WE WERE BOTH SO YOUNG WHEN HE WAS KILLED. LIKE MY SON SAID . IT'S KIND OF AN END TO SOME OF THE FEELINGS THAT WE HAD))
[SUPER=01-Francis Radford/Victim's Widow ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=we had]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


To many this memorial is also a way to say thank you to the six firefighter who were killed while serving the city.


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[wipe wipe wipe][11Exhibit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC02:08]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Another tribute to Roanoke Firefighters opened yesterday-- this one inside the Transportation Museum.
The exhibit is called the First 50 years of Roanoke Fire and EMS.
It will be run through December 31st.
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[11Charter-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Virginia's first three charter schools are getting ready for classes this fall. One of the schools will be located in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Virginia's education secretary handed over 88-thousand dollars in planning money to the three schools -- including Roanoke city's Blue Ridge Technical Academy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:40:00]
[IN Q=These forward]

((WILBERT BRYANT/VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THESE FORWARD LOOKING LOCALITIES HAVE TAKEN THE FIRST STOP TOWARD ENSURING THAT ALL VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN MEET AND EXCEED THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS THAT WE HAVE THROUGH THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING.))
[SUPER=01-Wilbert Bryant/Virginia Education Secretary;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=of learning.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


The Blue Ridge Technical Academy expects to eventually enroll 75 students.
They'll learn business and technology skills in a "hands on" learning environment.
A charter school is a public school freed from many state rules and constraints, but with a contract to ensure student performance.
The other two charter schools are in Hampton and Gloucester (GLOSS-tur).

[11Atlantis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Atalntis launch]


NASA is hoping the FOURTH time is the charm as astronauts attempt to launch the Shuttle Atlantis.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL;]


The forecast looks good for this morning's launch ,and NASA workers are filling the shuttle's fuel tank.
Launch is set for 6-12 a-m.
The main goal is to repair the international space station.
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[Wine-Tasting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Southern California town of Pomona is the wine-tasting capitol of the country. At least for this weekend.
Mike Castellucci shows us what it takes to judge this competition.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:43:40]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pomona, CA]
[SUPER=01-Mike Castellucci/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News]




[Fiji-Unrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The turmoil is growing on the island of Fiji.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Suva, Fiji;]


Seven masked men armed with machine guns stormed the Pacific island's parliament, seizing the prime minister and seven cabinet members.
News reports say at least two shots were fired inside the building.
A local news Web site also reports businessman, George Speight led the coup.
He is the son of an opposition lawmaker and reportedly says he's taken control of Fiji and revoked the constitution.
There were no reports of any injuries in the attack.
But local reports say mobs of young people started a rampage and looted shops throughout the capital.
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[11Lamberth]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg man suspected of raping two girls at a slumber party last week has been arrested.
18- year- old Errik Jovan Lamberth was arrested yesterday after police got a tip he was staying at a home in Appomattox County.
Lamberth is facing multiple charges including forcible sodomy and abduction.
He's being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

[11R&B-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC10:25]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Two Virginia Communications companies are merging.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Waynesboro/File Tape]


R&B Communications of Daleville and C-F-W Communications of Waynesboro made the announcement yesterday.
The merger will harness a customer base of 5 point 4 million people.
Both companies are considered Integrated Communications Providers.
C-F-W will also purchase PrimeCO P-C-S of Norfolk .
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


The total merger will encompass a customer base of more than eight million people in the Mid-Atlantic region, pending government approval.

[11Tech-Research]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC54:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech is already developing some of the inventions that will put Roanoke on biomedical research map.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Tech's Optical Sciences and Engineering Research Center partnered with Carilion.
The center uses fiberoptic technology to diagnose and heal patients.
Professors and students are working on 20 projects that the H-M-O plans to develop for use in Carilion hospitals and around the world.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 28:06 - :26]
[IN Q=Our aim here is]

((WILLIAM SPILLMAN/OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER DIRECTOR: OUR AIM HERE IS TO PROVIDE THE INTELLECTUAL BACKBONE THAT WILL GENERATE IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTHCARE IN THE REGION AND ALSO RESULT IN PRODUCTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY THAT WILL ALLOW OUR HIGH-TECH GRADUATES TO STAY IN SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-William Spillman/Optical Sciences Director;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=southwest and central Virginia.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tech is matching Carilion dollar-for-dollar on research money for the center.
The university expects the investment to pay off in prestige.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, better treatment is helping the fight against breast cancer.

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=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM SOME GREAT NEWS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER.

VT=VO

BETTER TREATMENT OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS HAS SLASHED DEATH RATES BY 25%- A MAJOR DROP. AND IN MOST CASES- THAT BETTER TREATMENT IS THE DRUG TAMOXIFEN. RESEARCHERS REPORTING IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL THE LANCET SAY IF MORE WOMEN WOULD BE SCREENED FOR BREAST CANCER ON A REGULAR BASIS- THAT 25 % DROP WOULD BE EVEN GREATER.

VT=VO

THERE MAY BE A NEW OPTION AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER ITS CALLED PROVIGIL- AND RIGHT NOW ITS BEING USED TO TREAT PEOPLE WITH NARCOLEPSY- ADISORDER WHERE PEOPLE FALL ASLEEP IN DAYTIME WITHOUT WARNING. RESEARCHERS IN TACOMA WASHINGTON FOUND WHEN ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY WERE GIVEN PROVIGIL- THEIR SYMPTOMS WERE CUT BY 30% OR MORE. STIMULANTS SUCH AS AMPHETAMINES ARE THE MOST COMMON TREATMENTS FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY- BUT THEY CAN HAVE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING ADDICTION.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- EVER BEEN IN A RESTAURANT AND YOUR WAITER TO WONT PAY ATTENTION TO YOU? HE OR SHE MAY NOT BE SNOOTY- THEY MAY JUST NOT HEAR YOU- THEY MAY BE GOING DEAF.A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL AUDIOLOGY TODAY FINDS NOISE LEVELS IN BUSY RESTAURANTS ARE OFTEN AT DANGEROUS LEVELS.. AND OVER TIME IT CAN PERMANENTLY DAMAGE A FOOD SERVERS HEARING. THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES.
ON CAM IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[Super=01-John Clarke/Chairman;]




[Double Boxes=AFR & SPA]
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((Archive:)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A Lynchburg man has been charged with murder following a fatal shooting last night.
Authorities say they received a call that numerous shots had been fired at the Meadows Apartment Complex.
They discovered 25 year old Tony DeWayne Davis in a stairwell.
18 year old Moncello Andrews is charged with murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A night out on the water near Philadelphia turned tragic when a pier collapsed into the Delaware River, killing three people and injuring more than three dozen others.
The pier was supporting a new open- air bar.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And the Virginia Museum of Transportation is home to a memorial that honors six fallen Roanoke firefighters.
Their names are etched in stone.
The memorial also includes a statue of a kneeling firefighter near the entrance of the museum.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, May 19th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-L'Burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]



A Lynchburg man has been charged with murder following last night's fatal shooting.
Authorities say around 7:35 they received a call that numerous shots had been fired at the Meadows Apartment Complex.

When police arrived they found 25 year old Tony DeWayne Davis of Lynchburg lying in a stairwell with numerous gunshot wounds.
Davis was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 18 year old Moncello Andrews of Lynchburg has been charged with murder and use of a firearm in commision of a felony.


[2-Pier-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An evening out at a new open- air bar in turned deadly in Philadelphia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


A pier supporting the bar collapsed into the Delaware River last night, killing at least three people and injuring more than three dozen others.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:50 ]
[IN Q=I guess]

((SEAN PROSSER/BAR PATRON: I GUESS I FELL ABOUT SIX TO SEVEN FEET AND THEN JUST BECAUSE OF THE RUSH AND EVERYTHING, ALL THE DEBRIS, THE TITANIC REACTION, EVERYTHING GOT SUCKED UNDER.))
[SUPER=01-Sean Prosser/Bar Patron;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=sucked under]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Other witnesses said they heard a loud crash, and the pier they were standing on plunged into the water, with the canvas tent falling on top of them.
Some survivors managed to pull themselves out of the dark water, others were rescued by police in boats.
One source said workers had been replacing floorboards on the pier recently.
(------------)



[11Firefighter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Museum of Transportation is now home to a firefighter memorial that honors six fallen Roanoke firefighters.
Joy Sutton has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eglenna Cassell/Victim's Wife; :41]
[SUPER=01-Michael Ferguson/Victim's Son; :52]
[SUPER=01-James Grigsby/Fire-EMS Chief; 1:06 Quick]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 14:46:50]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF BAG PIPES... AND OFFICIALS WALKING IN)) [RUNS05]
The memory of six Roanoke firefighters will never be forgotten -- their names are etched in stone as part of memorial, which includes a statue of a kneeling firefighter near the entrance of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 14:50:11]
[IN Q=]
((NAT SOT: MAYOR BOWERS CALLING OUT THEIR NAMES: THANK YOU RAYMOND, THANKS FRANK))

[RUNS04]
[OUT Q=thanks carl]


To many this memorial is a way to say thank you to Jacob Talley, Raymond Maxey, Frank Ferguson, Carl Cox, Robert Cassell, and Harvey Helm.
Many of the victim's family members say this will be a special site -- they plan to visit often.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:05:55]
[IN Q=We still have our]

((EGLENNA CASSELL/VICTIM'S WIFE: WE STILL HAVE OUR EMOTIONS WITH IT. HE'S STILL A PART OF US IN A LOT OF WAYS. WE HAVE FIVE GRAND CHILDREN HE MISSED ALL OF THAT. BUT THIS HAS BEEN GREAT)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=been great]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:43]
[IN Q=Time doesn't heal]

((MICHAEL FERGUSON/VICTIM'S SON: TIME DOESN'T HEAL ALL WOUNDS AND STUFF AND YOU NEED SOME CLOSURE AND THIS COULD BE THE CLOSURE)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=be the closure]


For the dozens of firefighters who came out for the ceremony -- this memorial will also have a special place in their hearts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:08:28]
[IN Q=I think the stature]

((JAMES GRIGSBY/FIRE-EMS CHIEF: I THINK THE STATUE ITSELF CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF FIREFIGHTERS MOST PEOPLE DON'T SEE. IT'S SHOWING A FIREFIGHTER KNEELING, SYMBOLIZING THE LOSS OF A CO-WORKER A BROTHER FIREFIGHTER A SISTER FIREFIGHTER AND THE EMOTION AND DRAIN THAT IT HAS ON THE PROFESSION)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=on the profession]
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 15:03:00]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF BELL)) [RUNS04]
And while the dead are honored -- the living are reminded of the dedication and sacrifice firefighters make each day.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[11Sally-Mann]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:21:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Internationally acclaimed Lexington photographer Sally Mann is inviting the Governor to come see her work, rather than "rail publicly against" what he has never seen.
That's after Governor Jim Gilmore labeled some of Mann's photographs "outrageous, lewd, and disturbing".
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Gilmore and his wife Roxane announced they were shocked and dismayed to hear about a May 10th slide show Mann did in Richmond.
They say it's unacceptable that it took place at the state-supported Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:32:12]
[IN Q=There was]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: THERE WAS NO WARNING. THERE WAS NO EVEN THE REMAINDER OF MY PHOTOS ARE EXPLICIT... I'M TELLING YOU NOW AND YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE.))
[SOT 16:00:11]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DEBATE HYPOTHETICALS ALL DAY ...NOT APPROPRIATE FOR A STATE-SUPPORTED MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :14]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=Fine Arts.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The May 10th lecture included sexually graphic images of Mann and her husband... as well as shots of her naked children.
In an April interview with NEWS 7, we asked if she was trying to leave behind the controversy over her shots of her own children in the 1990s.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:44:53]
[IN Q=Yeah I am]

((SALLY MANN/PHOTOGRAPHER: YEAH, I AM TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM-- IT'S ACTUALLY THE LATTER. I MEAN, IT'S JUST OLD NEWS.
THERE REALLY WASN'T THAT MUCH CONTROVERSY.))
[SUPER=01-Sally Mann/Photographer;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that much controversy.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, the Governor told the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to develop guidelines to censor future displays.
Museum officials say they will "address the matter promptly."
(------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Last night, the A-C-L-U called Gilmore's intervention "censorship pure and simple."
Sally Mann's lawyer says: "It is always disturbing when public officials seek to suppress artistic expression."

[Resendiz]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The penalty phase in the trial of the so- called "Railroad Killer" resumes today in Houston.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Yesterday the jury found (on-HELL) Angel Resendiz guilty of raping and killing a local doctor.
Resendiz has also admitted to killing eight other people in three states.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:08:58]
[IN Q=What we're]

((DEVON ANDERSON/PROSECUTOR: WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED, MOST OF WHOM MURDERED IN THEIR OWN HOMES, FOUND BY THEIR LOVED ONES.))
[SUPER=01-Devon Anderson/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=their own loved ones.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Now that he's convicted, Resendiz told the court he wants to die by lethal injection instead of spend life in prison.
In order for jurors to condemn Resendiz to death, they must decide that he's a continuing threat to society.
Otherwise, he'll get a life sentence, with no chance for parole until the year 20-39.
(------------)



[11Social-Services]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Board members of the Henry-Martinsville social services are investigating the case of an elderly woman.
They want to find out if anything went wrong when the agency took 20 days to remove an elderly woman from her home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The board met this week and unanimously agreed that all cases that end in death will now be reviewed.
This comes after some Martinsville residents lashed out at the agency for taking 20 days to save 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun from neglect and abuse last year.
Police and Health officials found Stolbun in her home covered in urine, blisters and vomit. They rescued her from her home but she later died in the hospital.
Stolbun's husband and son are charged with elder abuse.
(------------)


[5-Henry-County]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Martinsville's mayor says the city is recovering from the closing of what once was the region's largest employer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


In his "state of the city" address yesterday, Mayor Mark Crabtree says despite the crippling effects of Tultex, the city remains strong.
He gave examples of how the city is moving forward with job fairs and the announcement of nearly 18-hundred jobs since the beginning of the year.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:31:50]
[IN Q=Our unemployment rates]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ARE HIGH BUT THEY ARE DECLINING AND A LOT OF JOBS ARE COMING ONLINE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.))
[SOT 5:55:18]

((SHERRY RAMSEY YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE IN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS THERE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE ABOUT A THOUSAND JOBS THAT ARE GOING TO BE OPEN FOR THIS COMMUNITY SO YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THAT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROP DRASTICALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Crabtree/Martinsville Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=drop pretty drastically.]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Development officials are hoping to see the unemployment rate drop seven to eight percent in the next few months.


The Henry County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman, Mike Seidle (SIDE-lee), says the county is continuing to push for more economic development.
(---------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Afr]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Lynchburg authorities have charged a man in connection with last night's fatal shooting.
Authorities say they received a call that numerous shots had been fired at the Meadows Apartment Complex.
They discovered 25 year old Tony DeWayne Davis in a stairwell.
18 year old Moncello Andrews is charged with murder.

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


Virginia's education secretary handed over 88-thousand dollars in planning money to Virginia's first three charter schools -- including Roanoke city's Blue Ridge Technical Academy.
The school expects to eventually enroll 75 students.
They'll learn business and technology skills in a "hands on" learning environment.

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


R&B Communications of Daleville and C-F-W Communications of Waynesboro have annnounced the two companies are merging.
C-F-W will also purchase PrimeCO P-C-S of Norfolk .
The total merger will encompass a customer base of more than eight million people in the Mid-Atlantic region, pending government approval.


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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The national]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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