[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Investigators are searching through the twisted wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train, searching for what caused Saturday night's fatal accident in Iowa.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Southside man is behind bars on a million- dollar bond for attempting to smuggle cocaine through an airport.

[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Monday with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Derailment]


Broken rails MAY be the cause of the fatal Amtrak derailment in rural Iowa.
One person was killed and 96 others were injured in the accident just southwest of Des Moines late Saturday night.

The train had been en route from Chicago to California.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sarah Hudson/Passenger; :12]
[SUPER=01-Josh May/Passenger; :33]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=Cowan, CBS News.]

((

AMTRAK'S CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR NOW EERILY RESEMBLES THE SCATTERED PIECES OF A (MODEL) TOY TRAIN. ITS CARS STILL LOPSIDED, OVER-TURNED, AND DANGLING FROM THE TRACKS ... AFTER VEERING OFF COURSE LATE IN THE NIGHT.

(SOT: SARAH HUDSON/PASSENGER)

"It was really scary. I just remember thinking I was going to die."
THE TRAIN, CARRYING MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE, WAS TRAVELING FROM CHICAGO TO EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA ... WHEN IT DERAILED IN THIS RURAL AREA 70 MILES SOUTH OF DES MOINES, IOWA ... AROUND MIDNIGHT SUNDAY. A FRIGHTENING JOLT FOR PASSENGERS JUST BEGINNING TO WIND DOWN.

(SOT/NO SUPER)

"It felt like it was changing lanes or changing track. Then you heard the grinding and after that it was sudden `crrrrahhh'. It sounded like a freight train."
ONE PASSENGER WAS KILLED, AND ABOUT 90 OTHERS INJURED. THIS RIDER BROKE HIS ARM, BUT STILL MANAGED TO HELP OTHERS IN THE WRECKAGE.

(SOT: JOSH MAY/PASSENGER)

"I had an unconscious lady. I had an elderly lady who was stuck up in the luggage rack. There were a couple of kids with their grandmother who had a broken collar bone.
UNINJURED PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN TO A NEARBY COMMUNITY CENTER ... AND THEN TO HOTELS IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA ... BEFORE HEADING OFF TO THEIR FINAL DESTINATIONS.
OFFICIALS WITH AMTRAK AND THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD ARE NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT EXACTLY WENT WRONG.
AMTRAK SAYS TRAINS ARE BEING RE-ROUTED WHILE THE INVESTIGATION AND THE CLEANUP CONTINUE.
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS
))

[11Line-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-03 1:19:42]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fallen power line may have sparked a small fire at a Roanoke County building.
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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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[11Cocaine-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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.



[11Gypsy-Moths]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 3:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Experts are predicting the gypsy moth will take its toll on Virginia's 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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[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Net D]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will reveal the identity of a one million dollar donor 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 57-th anniversary of the invasion.


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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, all eyes are on Alan Greenspan this week to see if his next move will help the economy.
Renay San Miguel has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information:
ONCAM=


BY DAY, ALAN GREENSPAN IS A MILD-MANNERED CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE. BUT WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES, HE STEPS INTO THE NEAREST OFFICE CUBICLE AND BECOMES FED-MAN, HERO OF WALL STREET AND INVESTORS EVERYWHERE.
VT=greenspan

OKAY SO GREENSPAN'S NOT A COMIC BOOK HERO, BUT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT JUDGING FROM THE MEDIA HYPE SURROUNDING THE RECENT MARKET FREEFALL AND THE ANTICIPATION FOR THIS WEEK'S BIG FED MEETING. THE EXPECTATIONS IS NOW FOR A THREE QUARTERS OF A POINT INTEREST RATE CUT. TUNE IN TUESDAY TO SEE IF GREENSPAN CAN INDEED SINGLE-HANDEDLY TURN THIS ECONOMY AROUND..WHILE LEAPING TALL BROKERAGES IN A SINGLE BOUND, I SUPPOSE. IN CASE GREENSPAN NEEDS MORE INCENTIVE,
ESS=graphic

JUST CHECK OUT LAST WEEK'S DOW ACTION. BELOW 10-THOUSAND ON FRIDAY FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE WEEK..FRIDAY'S TRADING ALONE SAW A 207-POINT DROP.
ESS=nasdaq

HOW LOW CAN THE NASDAQ GO? TRY BELOW 18-HUNDRED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER '98, WHEN WE WERE ALL FIRST LEARNING HOW TO SAY "DOT-COM MANIA." THE INDEX DROPPED NEARLY 50 POINTS ON FRIDAY.
ESS=compaq

COMPAQ HELPED ADD TO THE LOSSES..THE WORLD'S BIGGEST COMPUTER MAKER WARNED THAT ITS QUARTERLY EARNINGS WON'T BE UP TO WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS, AND ITS CUTTING 5-THOUSAND JOBS.
ESS=oracle

ORACLE'S EARNINGS LAST WEEK MET ALREADY LOWERED EXPECTATIONS, BUT EXECUTIVES FOR THE DATABASE SOFTWARE COMPANY COULDN'T GIVE ENOUGH GUIDANCE FOR THE NEAR-FUTURE FOR WALL STREET'S LIKING.
ESS=adobe

ADOBE SYSTEMS WAS ONE OF THE FEW BRIGHT SPOTS FRIDAY..THE MAKER OF GRAPHICS AND IMAGING SOFTWARE BEAT WALL STREET'S ESTIMATES FOR ITS FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS.
ONCAM=renay

AS IF THE BIG FED MEETING WASN'T ENOUGH TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS WEEK, WE ALSO HAVE THE LATEST ECONOMIC NUMBERS ON CONSUMER PRICES AND TRADE BALANCE. AND IN THE LULL BEFORE THE APRIL EARNINGS STORM SEASON,
ESS=earnings

WE HAVE NIKE, 3-COM, BEAR STEARNS, MICRON TECHNOLOGY AND CON AGRA TELLING US HOW THEY PERFORMED LAST QUARTER.
ESS=graphic

YOU CAN CHECK YOUR STOCK'S PERFORMANCE BY CLICKING ON CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM.
ONCAM=renay

I'M RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CBS MARKETWATCH DOT COM, NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Phillips]


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


Singer- Songwriter John Phillips has died.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, I got]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=pretend to pray.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The co- founder of the '60s group, The Mamas and the Papas died yesterday of heart failure at the U-C-L-A Medical Center.
Phillips wrote several of the group's most popular tunes, including "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday".
He also wrote songs for The Beach Boys and the Grateful Dead.
Surviving family members include his daughters, actress MacKenzie Phillips and pop singer Chynna Phillips.
John Phillips was 65.
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[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]

Viewers speak out on a variety of issues in this week's News 7 feedback including a proposal against unwanted e-mail and March Madness.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[super=03-Richmond; :25]
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((Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher want to take a slice out of spam, or unwanted e-mail.
A viewer from Ringgold (Joseph Bradford) says forget making it a federal crime.
"Tell folks NOT to respond and the senders will move on. Given the number of free email sites on the Internet there is little to no way for anyone to really track down where an email came from..."
He also had a few thoughts about Richmond correspondent Ellen Qualls' piece on a restaurant's controversial menu item, the ghetto burger.
"...'ghetto' means a neighborhood of people with similar backgrounds...In its purest sense it is neither good nor bad! Do a little research, like read a dictionary, before airing such a report that advances stereotypes."
The March Madness basketball games pre-empting regular programming made one viewer (Carolyn Wyatt/Dublin) just mad.


"The majority of viewers must be at work; why take the day programs off?...The same goes with special news reports; isn't that what the 6 o'clock and 11 o'clock news are for?"
To send us a letter, write to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website has an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-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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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the number of sports related injuries with children is up.
Doctor Dave Hnida explains some tips that may help prevent those injuries in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
VT=VO

A RECENT REPORT SHOWS ONE OF THE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES FOR A CHILD IS ON THE COURT OR ATHLETIC FIELD. INJURIES FROM SPORTS ARE WAY UP- ALMOST ONE AND A HALF MILLION KIDS UNDER AGE 15 HAD TO MAKE A VISIT TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE OF AN INJURY. SO WHAT CAN A PARENT DO? THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS HAS A FEW TIPS.
GRFX FIRST- AND WHAT SHOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD IN YOUR SPORTS VOCABULARY: HELMET.HEAD INJURIES ARE THE MOST DEVASTATING OF SPORTS INJURIES- AND MOST EASILY PREVENTED.
GRFX AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT- DONT FORGET ABOUT EYE PROTECTION- AND A MOUTHGUARD.
GRFX A ROUTINE CHECKUP IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA BEFORE STARTING A SPORT- MOST HIGH SCHOOLS REQUIRE THEM- BUT OTHER SCHOOLS AND REC LEAGUES GENERALLY DO NOT.
GRFX TEACH YOUR CHILD NOT TO PLAY THROUGH PAIN- A SIMPLE INJURY CAN TURN MAJOR AND LONG TERM IF YOUR CHILD IGNORES IT. THATS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF THINGS LIKE TENDENTIOUS AND SHIN SPLINTS.
GRFX MAKE SURE THE COACH KNOWS FIRST AID- NOTHING WORSE THAN TRYING TO MOVE A CHILD WHO'S GOT A HEAD- NECK- OR BACK INJURY.
GRFX AND FINALLY- MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS PLAYING AT A LEVEL APPROPRIATE FOR HIS OR HER AGE.

VT=VO

MOST EXPERTS SAY MOST KIDS AREN'T READY FOR TEAM SPORTS UNTIL AGE 6 OR 7.. COMPETITIVE SPORTS AT AGE 12. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
With hopes of getting the bull back on track--- Wall Street is looking to the Federal reserve for a possible int

erest rate cut this week.
That after last week's record-breaking point drop...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Broken rails may be the cause of the fatal Amtrak derailment in rural Iowa over the weekend.
One person was killed and 96 others were injured.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's back-- the gypsy moth is expected to take a bite out of Virginia's trees AGAIN this year.
Last year, the gypsy moth stripped 71- thousand acres of forest lands.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, March 19th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Interest Rates]


Investors are hoping Wall Street makes a come-back, after the Dow's worst- ever weekly point drop.
As Randall Pinkston reports, many are looking for an interest rate cut to get the market charging again.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Abby Joseph Cohen/Investment Strategist; :12]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Steinberg/Merrill Lynch Economist; :36]
[SUPER=01-Meryl Pasco/Consumer; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Pinkston, CBS News, New York.]

((

(VO1:) WITH THE BULL IN FULL RETREAT, WALL STREET OPENS THIS WEEK

WONDERING IF THE MARKET HAS HIT BOTTOM ... AND LOOKING TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE FOR A THREE-QUARTER PER CENT INTEREST RATE CUT TO BRING INVESTORS BACK.

(SOT: ABBY JOSEPH COHEN/CHIEF INVESTMENT STRATEGIST, GOLDMAN, SACHS) It

may be 75 basis points, but what really matters is that they will not be finished. If the economy does require more, they'll do more.

(VO2-GRAPHIC:) AN INTEREST RATE CUT WOULD HELP INVESTORS STILL

REELING FROM THE NASDAQ'S 63 PER CENT DROP FROM ITS PEAK LAST MARCH...THE S&P'S 25 PER CENT DIP... THE DOW'S 16 PER CENT. (END GRAPHIC)
ANALYSTS SAY IF FED ACTION HELPS INVESTORS, IT HELPS THE ECONOMY.

(SOT: BRUCE STEINBERG/MERRILL LYNCH CHIEF ECONOMIST) While it's not the

feds job to support the stock market, the problem for the feds is the decline in the stock market is eroding both consumer and business confidence.

(VO3) AMERICANS HAVE SIXTY PER CENT OF THEIR SAVINGS IN THE MARKET.

THE FEAR IS THAT WALL STREET LOSSES COULD PROMPT CONSUMERS TO HOLD OFF ON SPENDING....TURNING THIS ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN INTO A FULL BLOWN RECESSION.
DESPITE RECENT SIGNS OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, CONSUMERS LIKE MARYL PASCO IS OPTIMISTIC. SHE'S A POTENTIAL BUYER OF NEW TOWNHOME IN HUNTINGTON, LONG ISLAND.

(SOT: MERYL PASCO) I think real estate is a keeper. I think people still

feel this is the American dream, you know?

(VO4) THAT OPTIMISM, SAYS SOME ANALYSTS, SHOULD ALSO EXTEND TO THE STOCK

MARKET... ANALYST ABBY JOSEPH COHEN PREDICTED LAST YEAR'S TECH WRECK ...

(SOT: ABBY COHEN)

It's fair to say there were some stocks that were overvalued last year and I think there are many now that are priced way too low and that's where the opportunities are.

(RANDALL ON CAM CLOSE-TO COME)

IF , as expected, a FED interest RATE CUT BOOSTS the STOCK MARKET, NO ONE EXPECTS the economy to return to 7 to 8 per cent GROWTH RATES of the BOOM DAYS... look for two to three per cent... which may once again be regarded as rock solid, if not robust. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS. NEW YORK. ))

[2-Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=AMTRAK Derailment]


Investigators believe broken rails may have triggered this weekend's deadly Amtrak derailment in rural Iowa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nodaway, IA;]


One person was killed and 96 others were injured when the California Zephyr derailed southwest of Des Moines late Saturday night.
The train had left Chicago and was headed to California.
Transportation officials say tests will be performed on about three-thousand feet of ripped-up track.
Amtrak says trains are being re- routed while the investigation and clean-up continue.
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[2-11Line-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-03 1:19:42]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A small fire near a Roanoke County building may have been caused 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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[2-11Cocaine-Arrest]


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

A Southside man is in custody 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 under a one-MILLION dollar bond.



[2-11Gypsy-Moths]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 3:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many localities will soon begin spraying for the gypsy moth since it's expected to take its toll on Virginia's 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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[11Judge-Jobs]


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

Judges may one day be judged by lawyers. 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 wouldn't 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.

[11Blacksmith]


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

The Village Blacksmith in Lexington used to be a staple of the community. For posterity's sake - the business stayed up and running until the owner passed away in 1999. Now the forge is lit again - by a new blacksmith who's come to town. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Chaffee/Blacksmith; :15]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/January 1988; :23 ]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:30 ]
[RUNS=1:39]
[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.))



[Discovery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Space Shuttle]


The Space Shuttle "Discovery" is now on a mission to return home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASA;]


It was an emotional hand-over as the three space station "Alpha" residents switched places with three crew Discovery members.
Discovery later un- docked from the space station after nine days of linked flight.
American astronaut Bill Shepherd and his crew will now return to Earth, leaving the Russian- led team in charge of the space station.
Discovery is due back at the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will reveal the identity of a one million dollar donor at a news conference this afternoon.
That will bring its fund-raising total to 18 million dollars. Construction on the D-Day Memorial is scheduled to be completed by June 6th.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Authorities say a fallen power line may have sparked a small fire yesterday on or near what used to be Danny's Ancient Art Tattoo Place off of Route 220. Parts of the vinyl siding melted and some nearby trash cans were damaged. No one was hurt.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Hundreds put on their bowling shoes yesterday to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. It was all part of the third annual M-S Bowl- A -Thon at Lee- Hi Lanes in Salem. Each team donated 4-hundred dollars, which will help fund local programs for people with M-S and their families.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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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=A bomb threat]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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