[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


The friendly skies will become a little less friendly--
Comair will begin canceling some flights today as it prepares for possible pilot strike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the future of a south Roanoke condominium project is in the hands of a circuit court judge.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather and live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-09]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Contract Vote]


Comair plans to begin canceling some flights today in preparation for a potential strike by its pilots' union.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Comair provides jet service between Roanoke and Cincinnati.
Pilots rejected the company's five-year contract offer earlier this week.
They could go on strike as early as 12:01 a-m Monday if no agreement is reached.
Talks between the airline and its pilots resume tomorrow.
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[2-Sheep]


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


It was a shepherd's nightmare come true--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, VT;]


Federal officials yesterday rounded up more than 200 sheep from a Vermont farm and loaded them onto trucks for slaughter.
U.S. inspectors believe the flock, originally from Belgium, is infected with a strain of Mad Cow Disease.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:26:15]
[IN Q=Our mission]

((ED CURLETT/U.S.D.A. SPOKESMAN: OUR MISSION IS TO PROTECT AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE AND WE'RE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Curlett/U.S.D.A. Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=about that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Scientists say tests on four of the sheep showed signs similar to Mad Cow Disease.
But the flock's owner says more testing is needed.
It's the first time the U-S government has seized farm animals because of Mad Cow Disease.
The human form of the illness killed nearly 100 people in Britain and virtually destroyed its beef industry.
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[11Cherry-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Roanoke Circuit judge will now decide the fate of a South Roanoke development project.
If he decides the Cherry Hill Condominiums are too tall, developers may have to tear down the building's top two levels.
Jennifer Miele reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A million dollar tax base...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norvell West/Project Opponent; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bill Terry/Developer's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=@jennifer2;:51]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q= few weeks. Jennifer Miele, News 7.]


[11Sheriffs-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-55]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Governor Gilmore says rumors about deputy sheriffs or correctional officers facing layoffs are un-true.
Gilmore says cuts he made to public safety are from "anticipated un- spent funds".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But sheriffs and correctional officers from across the state packed a Senate hearing yesterday to complain.
The sheriffs say empty positions won't be filled, crime prevention programs will be cut, and NO pay raises mean poor morale.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:31:33]
[IN Q=When your wife, daughter]

((WHEN YOUR WIFE, DAUGHTER OR YOUR MOTHER PICKS UP THAT TELEPHONE... AND DIALS 911... LET'S HOPE WE GOT SOMEONE TO RESPOND.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Higgs/Fauquier Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=we got someone to respond.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=hold]


The budget cuts are because the Senate and Governor cannot agree on the speed of phasing out the car tax.

[11Amazement-Square]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Central Virginia kids will get their first look at the Amazement Square children's museum this Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It's located in one of Lynchburg's oldest riverfront buildings, and has four floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits.
All were designed with input from local teachers, and they contain some elements of the statewide Standards of Learning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:04:28]
[IN Q=SOL if I]

((MORT SAJADIAN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: S-O-L, IF I COULD SAY, IS THE BLOOD THAT RUNS THROUGH THE SYSTEM. IT'S THE WIRING IN THE SYSTEM THAT MAKES THINGS WORK. THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE INCORPORATED.))
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Museum Director]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=those are incorporated.]
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[VO-NAT]


The three-million dollar renovation has been paid for through corporate and private donations.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Stock prices sank again yesterday. The Dow dropped to its lowest level since March 1999. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=you local stocks.]
(Information:
(on cam)

IT WAS ANOTHER BRUTAL DAY ON WALL ....THE DOW FELL BELOW THE 95-HUNDRED SUPPORT LEVEL ON CONCERN THAT THE FED'S HALF POINT RATE CUT ISN'T ENOUGH TO REVIVE THIS LAGGING ECONOMY.

(graphic)

THE DOW PLUNGED 234 POINTS TO 9486. IT'S LOWESET LEVEL SINCE MARCH 1999. THE DOW IS NOW ABOUT ONE HUNDRED POINTS AWAY FROM BEAR MARKET TERRITORY.. WHICH IS DEFINED AS A DROP OF 20 PERCENT FROM ITS HIGH.

(graphic)

MORE DAMAGE AT THE NASDAQ IT FELL 27 POINTS....ALTHOUGH THERE WAS SOME NIBBLING AMONG THE HI-TECHS.

(graphic)

JOHNSON AND JOHNSON AMERICAN EXPRESS AND PROCTER AND GAMBLE LED THE BLUE CHIP SELLOFF... P&G, MAY REPORTEDLY CUT 22-THOUSAND JOBS BECAUSE OF THE SLOWIING ECONOMY.

(graphic_

AND STUNNING NEWS FROM BOEING.. AFTER NEARLY 100 YEARS IN SEATTLE THE AIRCRAFT MAKER IS MOVING ITS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO EITHER CHICAGO, DALLAS OR DENVER TO LOOK FOR MORE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES.

(on cam)

IN AND AFTER THE BELL ACTION...

(graphic)

DALLAS SEMICONDUCTOR WARNED ABOUT THAT FIRST QTR REVENUE WILL FALL 30 PERCENT IN THE FIRST QTR.
BUT BURLINGTON COAT SAID EARNINGS BEAT THE STREET BY A NICKEL A SHARE.

(graphic)

TO TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS, CBSMW.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Mir]


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


There's no turning back for space station Mir--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


It's soaking up solar power to re-charge its batteries for plunging to Earth.
Russian space officials say switching on the dormant control systems could be tricky.
If all goes well, the 15- year- old Russian space station will hit the South Pacific early tomorrow.
But the 143- ton station is by far the heaviest spacecraft ever dropped.
Its size and shape make it difficult to precisely predict its re- entry to Earth.
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[6Embezzlement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A bank courier has been indicted for stealing a pouch intended for delivery to NationsBank in Richmond.
Last December Mary Jane Meadows allegedly took the courier package for herself, rather than delivering it. The U-S Attorney's office says the courier pouch was found in a dumpster behind Meadows' home in Roanoke.
Though the indictment indicates the contents of the pouch was worth more than a million and a half dollars, apparently very little of it was cash.


[5-Animal-Dental]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-4]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Good dental hygiene doesn't only apply to humans... it's just as important for your pets. Veterinarians say taking of your pets teeth may actually add as much as five years to their lives. Health Check reporter Joy Sutton explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Betsy is getting her teeth]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kelly Farrell/Hanging Rock Animal Hospital;20]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :53]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=JS, News 7 Roanoke County.]

((
Betsy is getting her teeth cleaned at Hanging Roanoke Animal Hospital in Roanoke County.
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[NAT SOT14:21]
[IN Q=Here is one with a bad root right here]
((NAT SOT: HERE IS ONE WITH A BAD ROOT RIGHT HERE))

[RUNS06]
[OUT Q=right here]


An examination of her teeth reveals she has periodontal disease --an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. She will have to have several teeth removed and the problems can go much deeper.
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[SOT19:36]
[IN Q=The bacteria from the dogs mouth]

((DR. KELLY FARRELL/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: THE BACTERIA FROM THE DOGS MOUTH AND THEIR INFECTED GUMS CAN COURSE THROUGH THEIR BLOOD STREAM SETTLE IN THE KIDNEYS, THE HEART VALVES, IT'S BEEN SHOWN TO AFFECT THE LIVER. AND PREMATURELY AGE YOUR PET)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=prematurely age your pet]


But dogs aren't the only ones who need their teeth cleaned so do cats --the are just as likely to get gum disease.


Some signs of periodontal disease include: yellow or brownish colored teeth, swollen, red, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and receded or eroded gums.
But it can be prevented. Dr. Farrell says you should start with regular brushing at home -- at least twice a week.
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[SOT24:39]
[IN Q=You start young]

((DR. KELLY FARRELL: YOU START YOUNG TRY TO GET THE PUPPIES AND KITTEN USE TO GETTING THEIR TEETH BRUSH, WE HAVE SOFT BRUSHES TO FIT OVER YOUR FINGER TIP)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=over your finger tip]


In fact, there are variety of products on the market to help you clean your pet's teeth --and the tooth paste comes in chicken and tuna flavor.
And for Betsy, this cleaning, will not only help her to be pain free --but make her pleasant to be around.
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[SOT21:10]
[IN Q=If you take good care of your dogs teeth]

((IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR DOGS TEETH. THEY DON'T HAVE TO HAVE BAD BREATH)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=have bad breath]))
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[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]

At Hanging Rock Animal hospital the cost of a dental cleaning can cost between 85 and 150 dollars.


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says there's NO link between breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
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=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN WHO ARE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS- YOU ARE NOT AT A HIGHER RISK FOR COLORECTAL CANCER.

VT=VO

FOR DECADES WE'VE BELIEVED HAVING BREAST CANCER REALLY CAUSED YOUR RISK OF THE OTHER CANCER TO SHOOT UP- BUT A REPORT FROM JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY OF MORE THAN 227 THOUSAND WOMEN SHOWS NO LINK- OR HIGHER RISK- BETWEEN THE TWO CANCERS.
ON CAM IF YOU'RE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT- YOU MAY WANT TO DRINK... A LIQUID DIET - THAT IS. THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION REPORTS OVERWEIGHT WOMEN WHO USED LIQUID MEAL REPLACEMENTS FOR A YEAR LOST - AND KEPT OFF- MORE WEIGHT THAN WOMEN ON TRADITIONAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS.AND THE WOMEN ON THE LIQUID MEAL REPLACEMENTS WERE ABLE TO STAY ON THE LIQUID MEALS- USING THEM OCCASIONALLY- WHILE EATING REGULAR FOODS FOR MOST OF THE REST OF THE DAY.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WHO IS AT THE HIGHEST RISK OF A HEART ATTACK- A HIGH POWERED BUSINESS EXECUTIVE- A HOMEMAKER- OR A CLERICAL WORKER? THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SAYS ITS THE CLERICAL WORKER. THE STUDY LOOKED AT WOMEN IN A VARIETY OF ROLES AND FOUND SECRETARIES - AND WOMEN IN SIMILAR JOBS- HAD THE MOST STRESS- LEAST JOB SATISFACTION- AND THE HIGHEST RISK OF HEART TROUBLE.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[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]


Flying from Roanoke to Cincinnati may become more of a challenge if Comair pilots decide to go on strike.
The airline will start cancelling some flights today in preparation for a possible walk-out.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Developers may have to tear down the top two floors of a condominium project if a Roanoke Circuit judge decides the building's too tall.
The latest on the court battle over Cherry Hill, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a message reading "Doomsday March 21st" kept hundreds of Brookville High school students home yesterday.
Officials are still trying to track down who wrote the note.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, March 22nd.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-09]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Contract Vote]


Comair and its pilots are going back to the bargaining table tomorrow, but the airline plans to begin canceling some flights today in preparation for a potential strike.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Comair provides jet service between Roanoke and Cincinnati.
Pilots rejected the company's five-year contract offer earlier this week.
They could go on strike as early as 12:01 a-m Monday if no agreement is reached.
Talks between the airline and its pilots resume tomorrow.
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[Boeing]


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


Meanwhile, the top maker of passenger jets is leaving its longtime Seattle, Washington headquarters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


City and state officials were stunned by the news that Boeing is leaving town.
Boeing was founded in Seattle 85 years ago.
The company's chairman says Boeing wants its headquarters in a more central location.
Among the cities under consideration--Chicago, Denver and Dallas-Fort Worth.
Officials say Boeing's jet manufacturing plants will remain in the area, as will much of its research and development work.
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[Sheep]


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


More than 200 sheep are on their way to slaughter after federal officials removed them from a Vermont farm.
The government fears the flock is infected with a form of Mad Cow Disease.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, VT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Curlett/U.S.D.A. Spokesman; :19]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Amidon/Freeman's Attorney; :43]
[SUPER=01-Linda Detwiler/U.S.D.A. Spokesperson; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News]

(( FEARING THE WORST, FEDERAL OFFICIALS ROUNDED UP MORE THAN 200 SHEEP FROM A VERMONT FARM, AND LOADED THEM ONTO TRUCKS...FOR EVENTUAL SLAUGHTER. U.S. INSPECTORS SAY THE FLOCK MAY BE INFECTED WITH A FORM OF MAD COW DISEASE -- A FATAL BRAIN DISORDER. FEAR OF THE DISEASE CAUSED MASS HYSTERIA IN EUROPE.

(SOT: ED CURLETT/USDA SPOKESPERSON)

"Our mission is to protect American agriculture, and so that's what we're doing here, and we're very cautious about that."
THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE SHEEP -- ORIGINALLY FROM BELGIUM -- MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CONTAMINATED FEED BEFORE ARRIVING HERE IN 1996. SCIENTISTS SAY TESTS ON FOUR OF THE QUARANTINED SHEEP SHOWED SIGNS SIMILAR TO MAD COW. BUT THE ANIMALS' OWNER, HOUGHTON (HOE-TON) FREEMAN, INSISTS MORE STUDIES ARE NEEDED.

(SOT: THOMAS AMIDON/FREEMAN'S LAWYER)

"He's disappointed and sad and it's the end of a situation."
THE SHEEP WILL FIRST GO TO FEDERAL LABS IN IOWA, WHERE SCIENTISTS WILL TAKE BRAIN SAMPLES, AND THEN THE ANIMALS WILL BE DESTROYED. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE GOVERNMENT HAS SEIZED U.S. FARM ANIMALS BECAUSE OF MAD COW CONCERNS -- DESPITE STAUNCH OPPOSITION FROM VERMONT RESIDENTS. BUT AUTHORITIES SAY THEY AREN'T TAKING ANY CHANCES. THE HUMAN FORM OF THE DISEASE KILLED NEARLY 100 PEOPLE IN BRITAIN, AND VIRTUALLY WIPED OUT THE BEEF INDUSTRY THERE.

SOT:Linda Detwiler/USDA SPOKESPERSON


CLOSE : THE FREEMAN FARM ISN'T THE ONLY ONE..ANOTHER FLOCK MAY BE SEIZED SOON... GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK
))

[2-11Cherry-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If a Roanoke Circuit judge decides a South Roanoke development project is too tall, developers may have to tear down the building's top two levels.
Yesterday, testimony wrapped up in the case of the Cherry Hill Condominiums.
Jennifer Miele reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A million dollar tax base...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norvell West/Project Opponent; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bill Terry/Developer's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=@jennifer2;:51]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q= few weeks. Jennifer Miele, News 7.]


[11Liberty-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-03]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some students will take a stand against school violence in Bedford this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The "What's Next?" organization at Liberty High School is sponsoring a day of activities that ends with an All-Star basketball game Saturday night.
Some of the best players from the Seminole District will suit up at the Liberty gym, and take part in three- point shooting and slam dunk contests.
Students who attend will also hear a strong anti-violence message.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:04:30]
[IN Q=Basically the]

((JOHN EGGLESTON/"WHAT'S NEXT?" ORGANIZER: BASICALLY THE FOCUS IS THE SAME THING, YOU KNOW.. BRING KIDS TOGETHER, PRESENT THEM WITH SOMETHING THAT THEY LIKE TO DO AND THEN TALK TO 'EM ABOUT WHAT WE WANT THEM TO KNOW OR WHAT WE WANT THEM TO HEAR AND THAT'S THE ANTI- VIOLENCE MESSAGE THAT THE 'WHAT'S NEXT?' ORGANIZATION IS ALL ABOUT.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=is all about.]
[SUPER=01-John Eggleston/"What's Next" Organizer;]
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[VO-NAT]


The "What's Next?" movement started in 1998 after a Liberty student was murdered by two classmates.
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[11Brookville-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It wasn't the WEATHER, but a threatening message that kept several hundred students in Campbell County home yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


The message was on a desk in a health classroom at Brookville High School.
It read "Doomsday March 21st".. officials don't know who wrote it or when it was done.
Rumors of the note prompted dozens of worried parents to call the school.
Principal Jim Whorley says more than half of Brookville's 825 students stayed home yesterday.
(------------)


[11Dutch-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-05]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


The Dutch Inn in Collinsville may re-open as early as next week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville]


A fire Monday night heavily damaged the inn's lounge, lobby, and trademark windmill.
Crews spent the day dismantling part of the windmill tower for safety reasons.
The owner promises to be back in business before the Martinsville speedway race in two weeks.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:09:28]
[IN Q=We've been in contact]

((STEVE GRODENSKY/OWNER: WE'VE BEEN IN CONTACT, ADVISING THEM THE SITUATION. MANY OF THEM ARE ALREADY AWARE OF IT. THERE WAS AN INTERNET CHAT ROOM OR SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE ALL INVOLVED IN AND THEY'VE BEEN COMMUNICATING AND CALLING US THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Grodensky/Owner]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=they are aware of it]
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[VO-NAT]


Crews secured the tower yesterday afternoon.
Fire investigators can now safely enter the building to find what exactly triggered the fire which started in the lounge.
An employee says she entered the lounge just before midnight Monday and saw sparks coming from an electrical outlet.

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[11Chavez]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Controversy surrounding a woman she'd hired to keep house prevented Linda Chavez from winning the Secretary of Labor post in the Bush administration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


Yesterday (CHAH-vez) Chavez gave Ferrum College students her take on life as a public servant, and told those interested in politics what they can expect.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:42:18]
[IN Q=That you shouldn't]

((LINDA CHAVEZ/FORMER LABOR SEC. NOMINEE; THAT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE LIMITATIONS IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU ASPIRE TO, I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AND I HOPE THEY TAKE AWAY SOME OF THAT BUT I ALSO HOPE THAT THEY THINK MORE ABOUT THE NEWS AND WHAT HAPPENES AND HOW THEY VIEW PEOPLE IN PUBLIC LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Chavez/Former Labor Secretary Nominee]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=public life.]
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[VO-NAT]


This was (Chah-vez's) Chavez's first public appearance since her on-again, off-again nomination.
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[Seinfeld]


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


Comedian Jerry Seinfeld took a break from his T-V hiatus to make an appearance on "David Letterman" last night.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;]


Letterman jokingly introduced Seinfeld as the man who "finally bounced back from his T-V show cancellation..."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:56:03]
[IN Q=The question]

((JERRY SEINFELD/COMEDIAN: THE QUESTION IS THIS...WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING? EVERYBODY SAYS TO ME, "HEY, YOU DON'T DO THE SHOW ANYMORE, WHAT DO YOU DO?" I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I DO-- NOTHING. ))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Seinfeld/Comedian;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=do-- nothing.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]
On Letterman, Seinfeld slipped back into doing what many say he does best--- stand-up comedy..


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


We'll take a look at today's top local stories in just a moment, but first we have a couple of school announcements to pass along.....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


[TAKE FS SCHOOL TOUCH]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Comair plans to begin canceling some flights today in preparation for a potential strike by its pilots' union.
Pilots rejected the company's five-year contract offer earlier this week.
They could go on strike as early as 12:01 a-m Monday if no agreement is reached.
Talks between the airline and its pilots resume tomorrow.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Central Virginia kids will get their first look at the Amazement Square children's museum this Saturday.
It's located in one of Lynchburg's oldest riverfront buildings, and has four floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits.
All were designed with input from local teachers, and they contain some elements of the statewide Standards of Learning.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=reputation nationwide.]
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[Desk=Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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