[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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[VO-NAT]


A proposed plan by Roanoke Catholic Schools to improve a Roanoke City park gets mixed reviews from residents.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


Mother nature appears to be cooperating with fire fighters in Colorado.
The high winds of yesterday are supposed to diminish and the humidity is expected to rise.
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(ad lib weather)
(ad lib tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Denise]



[Washington-Park]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#00-20 57:13]
[GRAPHIC=Washington Park]

Roanoke Catholic School wants to build athletic facilities at Washington Park. But residents say this could lead to the school changing this neighborhood park. Last night during a public hearing residents voiced their concerns. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Residents sat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Allen/Gainsboro Resident; :27]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Niamke/Resident; :42]
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Reid/Northwest Resident; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:15]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]

((Residents sat in groups of five and ten making lists of concerns about the proposal to build athletic facilities at Washington Park. The Catholic Diocese has offered to contribute three hundred thousand dollars to build two soccer fields, a baseball field, a comfort station, and additional parking for Roanoke Catholic and the community to use. In return, the school wants exclusive use of the park at certain times of the year. Some residents agree that improvements are needed.

[SOT 33:52]
[INQ=]

((JIM ALLEN/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: YOU CAN JUST TELL BY WALKING THROUGH IT. IT NEEDS SOME IMPROVEMENTS AND I KNOW WE'RE LAND LOCKED HERE IN ROANOKE AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS CAN IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Other residents feel the plan would be better received if residents had more involvement.

[SOT 36:38]
[INQ=]

((STEPHEN NIAMKE: I THINK AS LONG AS PEOPLE AREN'T FEELING LIKE THEY'RE BEING LEFT OUT THAT'S THE MAJOR ISSUE, NOT THE QUALITY OF THE FIELD, I THINK ITS FEELING LIKE YOU'RE BEING INVITED BEING SERVED, THAT YOUR NEEDS ARE BEING MET.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


On the other hand residents believe the plan is trying to push out the African American community that uses the park now. And they say the stipulations on when residents can use the park just aren't fair.

[SOT 40:29]
[INQ=]

((GERALDINE REID/NW RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE IF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE GETS IN CONTROL AND GETS THIS MONEY THEY ARE GOING TO CONTROL IT AND TELL US WHEN WE CAN USE IT AND WHEN WE CAN'T USE IT AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S FAIR.))
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[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: A DECISION ON THE PROPOSAL ISN'T EXPECTED ANYTIME SOON. CITY AND PARKS AND REC OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL CONSIDER RESIDENTS CONCERNS AND MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES. THEY HOPE TO HOLD ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[RUNS=]))







[11Eagle-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:59:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Botetourt County supervisors are borrowing 710- THOUSAND dollars - even though they say they're already financially strapped.
The hundreds of thousands are being borrowed to put walls in elementary schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


And some parents and teachers say the walls are a waste of money.
At Eagle Rock Elementary School they will cost 73-thousand-dollars.
The superintendent says walls will muffle noise -- but teachers call them unnecessary.
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[SOT 9:47:15]
[IN Q=There's going]

((THERE'S GOING TO BE NOISE. WE HAVE KIDS. YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO BE QUIET. YOU WANT THEM TO VOICE OPINIONS, SHARE AND INTERACT WITH OTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Doris Lowe/Teacher;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=INTERACT WITH OTHERS]
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[VO-NAT]


Teachers and parents say children are lucky NOT to have walls because they have more open learning space.
They say walls will only create storage rooms.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]

But the superintendent says parents countywide want walls -- and that the ones in Eagle Rock Elementary School will probably be portable.

[Lermond]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke man's been convicted of child pornography - although the image he posted on the Internet showed the nude body of a woman.
31-year-old David Lermond electronically merged the face of a 14-year-old girl onto the photo of the woman's body.

Prosecutors say Lermond was angry at the teen's mom - whom he had dated.
Lermond's attorney says his client didn't take either of the altered photos - and that his client isn't involved in child porn.
Lermond pleaded no contest last week
He's been sentenced to a 5-year suspended prison term.

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Warthogs were barbecued in Salem last night......
Roy Stanley has more....
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin'.]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
(Denise ad lib toss to Andrew/Wx)



[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfire]


Mother nature may be cutting fire fighters in Colorado a break today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Park County, CO;]


Humidity is up and winds are expected to calm down possibly allowing fire fighters to gain some ground on the wildfires burning near Denver.
Yesterday's high winds forced them to retreat and drove hundreds of people from their homes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we had]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=out there]
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[VO-NAT]


If the winds subside, fire fighters may be able to resume their air attack.
The two blazes have scorched 17-thousand acres and destroyed about 50 buildings so far.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe]

[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Guernee, IL;]


The rain has stopped, but more flooding is expected near Chicago, Illinois as rivers begin to crest.
The suburb of Guernee is one of the hardest hit areas.
Officials have evacuated some residents from areas cut off by high water.
Still others are trying to hold back the water by sandbagging.
The rivers are expected to crest above flood stage later today or early Saturday.
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#M00-4 16:55]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL DIRECTLY OUT OF BREAK]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bush/Primitive Club; :29]
[RUNS=3:10]
[OUT Q=after this.]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:))

[11Lee-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=500-11 TC50:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Funeral services were held for a local police officer who died following a motorcycle accident on Brambleton Avenue early Sunday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mourners spilled out of High Street Baptist Church where Connie Ray Lee Junior was remembered yesterday afternoon.
The crowd included many police officers, and members of the motorcycle club to which Lee belonged.
Lee joined the Roanoke Police Department in 1991. He was 31 years old.
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[6Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC2:01:54]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter 11]


Tultex items are no longer on the auction block.
More than two thousand items had changed hands when all was said and done as the last of three bankruptcy auctions for the company ended yesterday in South Boston.
Surae Chinn reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]
[SUPER=01-Veronna Barksdale/Bidder; :18]
[SUPER=01-Ed King/Auctioneer; :40]
[SUPER=@Surae1; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=News7 Halifax Co.]

(((nats of auction 23:16:39)
They were going, going, gone. Veronna Barksdale of Halifax County is a former Tultex employee who's worked on these machines before. So she knows exactly what she's looking for in her at-home sewing business.
[SOT 23:19:47]

((VERONNA BARKSDALE/BIDDER: I WAS INTERESTED IN MACHINES LIKE THIS RIGHT HERE BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT DOES SEW AND THE WAY IT CUTS THE EXCESS MATERIAL OFF. )) [RUNS:08]
In room after room bidders bought machines. (nats auction 23:23:15) The auction then moved outside. Even a car was on the block--sold at 50 dollars.
[SOT 23:25:11]

((ED KING/AUCTIONEER: WELL THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR 50 BUCKS IT'S GOING TO TAKE THAT MUCH TO GET IT OUT OF HERE.)) [RUNS:04]
And just like that, everything but memories of Tultex disappeared.
[SOT 23:19:06]

((VERONNA BARKSDALE/BIDDER: I'M KIND OF SAD. I HATE TO SEE IT CLOSE DOWN. IT'S BEEN HERE FOR SO MANY YEARS AND IT'S BEEN A GOOD SOURCE OF INCOME FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IT'S GOING TO BE MISSED.)) [RUNS:09]
[SOT 23:28:46]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: WHILE SOME PEOPLE ARE SAD THAT ALL THIS SOLD IT MEANS MORE BUSINESS FOR AUCTION COMPANIES.)) [RUNS:08]
Auctioneer extraordinaire Ed King does about 200 of these types of events a year.
[SOT 23:24:51]

((ED KING/AUCTIONEER: IT'S JUST ONE OF MANY PLANTS ACROSS AMERICA THAT ARE GOING BANKRUPT AND LOSING BUSINESS TO OVERSEAS. IT'S A SHAME BUT HELPS MY BUSINESS.)) [RUNS:10]
A business where some people lose out. In the end Barksdale didn't get her sewing machine. The bid started too high at 700 dollars. Surae Chinn News7, Halifax County.))


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, is there a link between milk and diabetes in some children?
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=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((For children with a family history of diabetes, drinking lots of milk may cause them to develop the disease. It all boils down to genetics. Researchers in the Journal of Diabetics say if a youngster has a brother or sister with Type 1 diabetes, that's the kind that requires insulin shots, he or she may be genetically more likely to develop diabetes and a trigger for some of these kids may be milk or specifically, a protein in milk. Researchers found children who drank 3 or more glasses of milk every day were 5 times more likely to develop diabetes than kids who drank less milk.
Also today, if you have high blood pressure and are under a lot of stress, go easy on the coffee. A study in the Journal of Hyper Tension says stress alone can cause a jump in the numbers, but add caffeine to the mix and that jump can be 15 - 20 points. Those numbers will stay up there for up to 12 hours.
And finally, would you want an exhausted, tired doctor taking care of you? Well, me neither. But the agency that monitors the number of hours worked by interns and residents says in some cases doctors in training work much more than the hours allowed by rules. The rules say they're only allowed to work 80 hours a week. Imagine the skills and the judgment of doctors who are working into the 90's and 100's. That's a look at some of the day's top health stories, I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))


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[2-shot] [On Desk]

Still to come on the newscast.............
[Desk-2 Shot]

(Andrew ad lib tease and weather)


((Archive:))
[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Denise]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]


Human error is apparently to blame for a deadly military crash caught on tape.
Six marines and navy corpmen were killed.
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[VO-NAT]


Voting is underway at the Giles County Celanese plant.
About 500 workers have cast ballots on the unpopular three year contract.
Union leaders are encouraging the rank and file to reject what the company calls its last and best offer.
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[VO-NAT]


Pediatric patients will be given top priority when they are in need of a liver transplant.
The United Network for Organ Sharing voted to give teenagers who need livers preference over adults -- given the same medical urgency.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, June 16th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[11Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC28:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Union says a strike could be in the near future for a Giles County plant.
Celanese employees continue voting today on a new, unpopular contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]


About half of the one-thousand union members cast their votes yesterday on a three-year contract that Celanese calls its "last, best offer."
Union leaders encouraged members to reject it.
They don't like the wages, pensions or mandatory overtime.
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[SOT 25:48]
[IN Q=We're more than willing]

((JIMMY MULLINS/UNION PRESIDENT: WE'RE MORE THAN WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK. ANYTIME, NIGHT, DAY, WEEKEND TO SEE IF WE CAN RESOLVE THIS ISSUE AND WE'RE STILL HOPEFUL THAT THIS ISSUE CAN BE RESOLVED, SHORT OF A STRIKE.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullins/Union President;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=short of a strike.]
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[VO-NAT]


Celanese makes acetate fibers used in clothes and cigarettes.
It's the New River Valley's eighth-largest employer.
Workers have until Friday night to vote on the contract.
They say if they can't re-open talks with Celco by the end of their current contract Monday night, they'll strike.

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[11Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:33:57]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Wet roads may have caused a jeep crash that injured four people last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The accident happened near the intersection of Route 58 and Barry Hill Road.
The jeep apparently hydroplaned and flipped into a ravine.
The four passengers were taken to the hospital.
No word yet on their identities or conditions.
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[Military-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Military Crash]


Human error has been determined the cause of a deadly military helicopter crash that killed six marines and navy corpmen.
Manuel Gallegus has the details of the investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Off the San Diego Coast; :00]
[SUPER=01-Col. Carol McBride/Marine Corp; :53]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS NEWS; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

((
(SUPER: 14 MILES OFF THE COAST OF CAMP


PENDELTON, NEAR SAN DIEGO)
TOO LOW AND TOO FAST THE MARINE CORPS SAYS THAT'S WHAT BROUGHT-DOWN THIS TRANSPORT HELICOPTER LAST DECEMBER OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA. THE VIDEOTAPE IS REMARKABLE.

-SOT- LET TAPE play out


SIX MARINES AND A NAVY CORPSMAN DIED IN THE CRASH. ELEVEN OTHERS WERE RESCUED FROM THE COLD BUT RELATIVELY CALM WATER.
SEVERAL ANGLES SHOW THAT THE SEA KNIGHT AIRCRAFT WAS SNAGGED BY A METAL SAFETY NET AS PILOTS TRIED TO SET-DOWN ON THE USS PECOS. A MARINE INVESTIGATION FINDS THAT THE CRAFT ITSELF AND THE WEATHER WERE NOT FACTORS: IT WAS HUMAN ERROR. THE AIRCREW FAILED TO IDENTIFY HOW LOW THE CRAFT REALLY WAS AND THE DECK CREW FAILED IN ITS SIGNAL PROCEDURES.

-SOT- COLONEL CAROL MCBRIDE, MARINE CORP

13;32;35 "lack of proper aircrew coordination also contributed to the mishap. Each member of the aircrew had specific tasks. And not all these tasks were properly performed."
THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT SURVIVED THE CRASH. THEY WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED BUT THEY MAY FACE ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES. THE MARINE CORP SAYS MANY PROCEDURAL CHANGES WILL BE MADE BECAUSE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED.

-SOT-13;21;49 CAROL MCBRIDE


these men gave their lives in training to defend the US.
THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED DURING A TRAINING MISSION THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO SIMULATE ACTIVITIES IN THE PERSIAN GULF. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))


[Wallens-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A human rights commission will investigate claims of racism and mistreatment at a Southwest Virginia prison.
Some inmates at Wallens Ridge state prison in Wise County say the overwhelmingly white prison staff is making racial remarks, beating them, and denying them access to attorneys and religious services.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has now voted to look into the allegations.
The investigation may include a visit to the correctional facility.
The commission also wants to make sure that - if Connecticut continues to transfer inmates to Wallens Ridge - Virginia officials will comply with Connecticut's contract compliance laws.

[Boot-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Social Services has shut down a private school for trouble teens amid allegations of abuse.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burke Co., NC;]


The North Carolina school was also operating without a state license.
Investigators say the director of About Face Boot Camp assaulted one child, then handcuffed him for three days.
The complaint also claimed the children lived in two-person tents and were locked inside the fenced compound nightly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:08:09]
[IN Q=we're a ]
[SUPER=01-Mike Williams/Camp Superintendent;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=on the kids]
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[VO-NAT]


The 62 children are now in protective custody.
The two-year old camp accepts troubled boys and girls between the ages of five and 16 and subjects them to a "strict military-style regimen." Many of the children are from out of state.
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[Texas-Bonfire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The fate of Texas A & M's bonfire tradition will be announced today.
Last fall the huge stack of logs collapsed killing 12 people and injuring 27 others.
A university investigation determined poor construction techniques and lack of supervision were to blame for the accident.
Eight thousand people have signed a petition to keep the 90 year old tradition alive.
A memo sent to family members of victims reportedly indicates the bonfire will be canceled until 2002 and outlined changes in the way future bonfires would be constructed.

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=M00-4 20:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[ROLL DIRECTLY OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]
[SUPER=01-Henry Bryant/Primitive Club; :11]
[SUPER=01-Yankee Staab/Primitive Club; :53]
[super=01-Linda Staab/Primitive Club; 1:47 - QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=3:04]
[OUT Q=I'm Andrew Freiden.]



[TO COMM BREAK]



[11Organ-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:59:23]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donation]


Some young patients in of organ transplants will get preference over adults.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday in Richmond, the board of the United Network for Organ Sharing voted to give preference to pediatric patients who need livers.
Margo Akerman (AY-kur-man) is on the board and has had a kidney transplant twice herself.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:16:49]
[IN Q=It's important ]

((MARGO AKERMAN/UNOS BOARD MEMBER: IT'S IMPORTANT NOT TO BECOME EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED. I MEAN YOU COULD ATTACH THE SAME EMOTIONS TO A YOUNG MOTHER WHO IS RAISING CHILDREN. AND THAT IS THE POPULATION THAT MAY WELL BE IMPAIRED BY SOME DECISIONS IF AN ORGAN IS GIVEN TO AN ADOLESCENT WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE GONE TO A 25 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF A THREE AND A ONE YEAR OLD.))
[SUPER=01-Margo Akerman/UNOS Board Member; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=one year old.]
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[VO-NAT]


The board voted 24 to 3 to give teenagers who need livers preference over adults -- given the same medical urgency.


(U-Noce) UNOS is based in Richmond and handles organ distribution for the entire U-S.
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=Hold]


Around two hundred adolescents nationwide are waiting for liver donations.


[11AEP-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-19 TC01:00]
[GRAPHIC=Power Deregulation]


American Electric Power's beginning an exercise in deregulation.
In October - A-E-P will start a pilot program allowing 8-thousand Virginia customers to choose their electricity provider.
The program is set to go statewide in 2002.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-AEP Video]


A-E-P also completed a buyout of Central and South West Corporation yesterday.
The company's spokesperson says A-E-P is now an industry leader that will provide less expensive and more efficient energy to customers.
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[SOT]

[TAPE:13:00:45]
[IN Q=I think it will be]

((I THINK IT WILL BE TERRIFIC FOR CONSUMERS. WE ARE READY TO BE LOW-COST PRODUCERS BOTH WE AND CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST. THE COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE AT LEAST $2 BILLION WORTH OF MERGER SAVING IN THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF OPERATION, 55% OF WHICH WILL FLOW TO THE CONSUMERS.))
[SUPER=01-E. Linn Draper, Jr./AEP Chairman]
[RUNS=16]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


A-E-P will now serves five million customers in 11 states.


[6Senior-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC49:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Senior citizens don't have to just watch sports on TV.
Some folks in Lynchburg are proving it - by spending their golden years on the diamond.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Tyree/Softball Player; :50]
[SUPER=01-Carrie Hendricks/Softball Player; :56]
[SUPER=01-Mary Price/Softball Player; 1:11]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(([natsot 14:46:37]

((BATTING FIRST, WE GOT MARY, CLYDE, WES...)) [RUNS03]
The lineups change each week, but the faces mostly remain the same.
Each Wednesday, two dozen Lynchburg- area senior citizens dust off their cleats and gloves and gather at Miller Park for a couple of hours of friendly competition.
[natsot 15:03:48 #1]

[RUNS03]
They may have lost a little speed over the years, but they make up for it with good old- fashioned hustle..
[natsot 15:05:26]

((COULDN'T PLAY LAST YEAR BECAUSE MY LEGS WERE BAD, BUT I'M PLAYING THIS YEAR..)) [RUNS04]
In fact, most of these players have suffered one health problem or another.. from heart attacks to bypass surgery.
But they say the best therapy can be found here.. between the chalk lines on a warm spring morning.. enjoying the camaraderie and fellowship that comes with America's pastime.
[SOT 14:59:40]

((DON TYREE/SOFTBALL PLAYER: JUST THE CAMARADERIE HERE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE, YOU GOT A GROUP HERE THAT'S THE SAME AGE, NOBODY EXCELS, IT'S JUST FUN AND EXERCISE, THAT'S ALL.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=that's all.]
[SOT 14:58:54]

((CARRIE HENDRICKS/SOFTBALL PLAYER: IT REALLY HELPS YOU A LOT JUST TO BE WITH THE PLAYERS, AND THE COMPANIONSHIP.. I LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT. I'VE ALWAYS LOVED TO PLAY BALL, I'VE ALWAYS LOVED SPORTS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=loved sports.]
[natsot hit 14:48:13 #1]

[RUNS03]
[SOT 14:57:36]

((MARY PRICE/SOFTBALL PLAYER: I'VE PLAYED SOFTBALL ALL MY LIFE, FROM A CHILDHOOD WITH BOYS AND IT'S JUST FUN. IT'S A FUN GAME, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU STRIKE OUT OR MAKE A BOO- BOO, IT'S JUST FUN AND IT'S A GOOD GROUP OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=group of people.]
[natsot hit 15:07:32 #1]

[RUNS03]
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Tiger Woods shows off his 6 under par score at Pebble Beach....
Roy Stanley has the highlights...
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
(weather toss)



[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Workers at the Celanese plant in Giles County continue the vote today on an unpopular contract the company calls its "last, best offer."
Union leaders are encouraging members to reject it - and say a strike could be just around the corner.
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Residents turned out last night to question Roanoke Catholic School's request to build athletic facilities at Washington Park.
Many neighbors to the park say the improvements are needed - but some residents want more involvement... and think the plan is an attempt to push out the African American community that currently uses the park.
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The United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond will give preference to young patients who need livers.
The Network's board voted yesterday to give preference to teens who have the same medical urgency as their older counterparts.
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Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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