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[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A small fire at a Roanoke County building may have been sparked by a fallen power line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Authorities say it looks like the power line fell on or near what used to be Danny's Ancient Art Tattoo Place off of Route 220 yesterday. Parts of the vinyl siding melted and some nearby trash cans were damaged. Firefighters put out the fire quickly. No one was hurt.
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[7-11Cocaine-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Cocaine]

A Southside man is being held under a one-MILLION dollar bond - after airport authorities found around 15 POUNDS of cocaine. 45-year-old David Hairston of Danville is charged with felony conspiracy to traffic drugs. Authorities claim he was meeting a California man at the Raleigh- Durham International Airport. The man was arrested after dogs sniffed out cocaine in some luggage. Hairston's being held in a North Carolina jail.



[7-11Gypsy-Moths]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 3:19]
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The gypsy moth is expected to take its toll on Virginia' trees again this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./August 23;]

Defoliation reached its highest mark ever in Virginia in 1996 when the moth left its mark on 850-thousand acres. The gypsy moth returned to Virginia last year-- stripping 71- thousand acres of forest in western and northwestern parts of the state. A state official says last year's resurgence was mainly caused by dry weather. Many areas plan to begin spraying for the MOTHS next month.
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[7-11Judge-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Lawyers may one day be judging the judges. If a proposal is adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Supreme Court... ATTORNEYS could have a say in whether judges KEEP their jobs.
The proposal - drafted by a 27-member task force - would have lawyers fill out questionnaires on judges' courtesy, fairness and efficiency among other factors. The judges would get the feedback until the last year of their terms - when legislators would ALSO get the evaluations... before considering whether a judge should be reappointed.

[7-11MS-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-04 48:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bowlers hit the lanes in Salem to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

It was all part of the third annual M-S Bowl- A -Thon at Lee- Hi Lanes in Salem yesterday. Each team donated 4-hundred dollars, which will help fund local programs for people with M-S and their families. Organizers say the bowl-a-thon is one of the biggest fundraisers for the M-S society.
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[SOT 23:56:52]
[IN Q=there are]

((TERRY PHELPS/SPONSOR: THERE ARE SO MANY GOLF TOURNAMENTS WE DECIDED MAYBE A BOWL-A-THON WOULD BE BETTER SO THE FIRST YEAR WE RAISED 40 THOUSAND, THE SECOND 45 THOUSAND, AND THIS YEAR WE'LL DO 75.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Phelps/Sponsor]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=we'll do 75.]
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[VO-NAT]

The next big event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the MS Walk on April 21-st and 22-nd.
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[7WEATHER]


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

Now here's a look at your forecast. It's going to be mostly sunny today with mild temperatures in the 50's.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 3/20/01
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-45/Ray Agee/Rocky Mount] pronounced A-Gee --Belated -wanted to his birthday on with his


son's Ray's son:
[SUPER=130-6/Andrew Agee/Rocky Mount] pronounced -A- Gee



[SUPER=130-9/Chelsey Booth/Glade Hill]



[SUPER=130-38/Terri Leisure/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-23/Michelle Moon/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Austin Johnston/Hillsville]



[SUPER=130-10/Jonathan Shelton/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-4/Joseph Hill/Danville]



[SUPER=130-32/James Walker/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=130-37/Johnny Lawson, Jr./Rocky Gap]



[SUPER=130-/Laura Mohler/Buena Vista]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Beverly Garner/Norfolk]



[SUPER=131-/Hilda Suit/Vinton]



[SUPER=131-1/Oiya Martin/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Eddie Meeks/Penhook]

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[45-11Blacksmith]


[ANCHOR=Kimblery]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 25:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Village Blacksmith in Lexington was a staple of the community until the owner passed away in 1999. But now the forge is lit again - by a new blacksmith who's come to town. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Chaffee/Blacksmith; :15]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/January 1988; :23 ]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:30 ]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 Lexington]


(([NAT SOUND POUNDING ON STEEL]
[RUNS= 3]


Jack Chaffee has been crafting his skill as a blacksmith for the last 25 years, but never had a shop of his own. That is... until he pulled into Lexington.

[SOT 21:34]
[INQ=]

((JACK CHAFFEE: I SAW THIS SIGN OUT HERE THE BLACKSMITH SHOP LOOKED IN THE WINDOW NOBODY'S HERE IT'S OBVIOUSLY INTACT SO I BEGAN TO INQUIRE AROUND.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


What he found was that Manly Brown, the third generation of blacksmiths to run the shop, had passed away. The Brown family was looking for a skilled blacksmith to take over and keep the 19-th century history of the place alive.

[SOT 17:13]
[INQ=]

((JACK CHAFFEE: WHAT WE HOPE TO DO HERE IS NOT ONLY KEEP THE SMITHY RUNNING TO CURATE THIS TREMENDOUS WEALTH OF TOOLS THAT ARE USED TO MAKE THINGS BEGINNING IN 1855.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


So when Chaffee began digging through the old piles of steel - he found what may look like rust to some, but to Chaffee - it was a treasure.

[SOT 46:55]
[INQ=]

((JACK CHAFFEE: THIS IS A SCALE MODEL OF A WAGON BRAKING SYSTEM AND THIS IS A FOOT PEDAL TO OPERATE THEM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Covered in plastic in the back of the shop are machines from the late 18 hundreds - used to bend and cut steel. This one was used to make wagon wheels.

[SOT 27:00]
[INQ=]

((JACK CHAFFEE: YOU FEED IT INTO THIS END AND DEPENDING ON HOW YOU ADJUST THE MACHINE OUT THE OTHER END COMES A CURVED PIECE OF METAL.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


At the young age of 70, Chaffee hopes to make his retirement years some of the most productive, by preserving the tools of the trade.
[NAT SOUND OF HIM HITTING METAL]
[RUNS= 3]


And he hopes to keep a piece of Lexington history alive... just like the Brown family did for so many years. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))



[45-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kor]
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The one million dollar donor to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will be revealed at a news conference this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT Tape 01-04 45:40]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]

That brings its fund-raising total to 18 million dollars. Construction on the D-Day Memorial is scheduled to be completed by June 6th on the 57th anniversary of the invasion.
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[45WEATHER]


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

And let's take another look at your work week forecast. Expect mostly sunny skies today with temperatures in the 50's.
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[8-11Line-Fire]


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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-03 1:19:42]
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A Roanoke county business catches fire-- and a fallen power line may be to blame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Authorities say it looks like the power line fell on or near what used to be Danny's Ancient Art Tattoo Place off of Route 220 yesterday. Parts of the vinyl siding melted and some nearby trash cans were damaged. Firefighters put out the fire quickly. No one was hurt.
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[8-11Cocaine-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Cocaine]


Airport authorities nab a Southside man after catching him with nearly 15- POUNDS of cocaine. 45-year-old David Hairston of Danville is held under a one- MILLION- dollar bond.
Hairston is charged with felony conspiracy to traffic drugs. Authorities claim he was meeting a California man at the Raleigh- Durham International Airport. The man was arrested after dogs sniffed out cocaine in some luggage. Hairston's being held in a North Carolina jail.



[8-11Gypsy-Moths]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 3:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]
Spraying for gypsy moths will likely begin soon---


Experts predict the insects will take their toll on Virginia's trees again this year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./August 23;]

Defoliation reached its highest mark ever in Virginia in 1996 when the moth left its mark on 850-thousand acres. The gypsy moth returned to Virginia last year-- stripping 71- thousand acres of forest in western and northwestern parts of the state. A state official says last year's resurgence was mainly caused by dry weather. Many areas plan to begin spraying for the MOTHS next month.
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[8-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


We'll find out who contributed a million dollars to the National D- Day Memorial in Bedford at a news conference this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT Tape 01-04 45:40]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]

That brings its fund-raising total to 18 million dollars. Construction on the D-Day Memorial is scheduled to be completed by June 6th on the 57th anniversary of the invasion.
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[8-Judge-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Who JUDGES the judges?
Someday, it could be attorneys. If a proposal is adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Supreme Court... ATTORNEYS could have a say in whether judges KEEP their jobs.
The proposal - drafted by a 27-member task force - would have lawyers fill out questionnaires on judges' courtesy, fairness and efficiency among other factors. The judges would get the feedback until the last year of their terms - when legislators would ALSO get the evaluations... before considering whether a judge should be reappointed.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]
Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast---


Mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50s...

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