[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities in Henry County are sending a message to drug dealers--don't come here.
An under- cover operation nets dozens of arrests.
We'll have details.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And less than a month after a student opens fire a few miles away, ANOTHER California high school is coping with the aftermath of a school shooting.
Authorities are still searching for a motive.
[ANCHOR=Steve -- LIVE!!!]
(ad lib weather)
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started with us-- on News 7 Mornin.


[Henry-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 28:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Henry County authorities have charged 56 adults and one juvenile with possession or distribution of cocaine or marijuana. The arrests were made yesterday.... Kate Weidaw tells us the arrests were made after months of undercover investigations.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-H.F. Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;:19]
[SUPER=@Kate1;:43]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Larry Lehman/Virginia State Police;:56]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Henry Co.]


((Some of Henry County's major dealers are off the street, that's according to the Sheriff. Thursday morning the sheriff's department along with the Virginia State Police and the FBI obtained 56 arrest warrants. 42 of the people face state charges while the other 15 face federal charges.

[SOT 1:10:59]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF H.F. CASSELL: I'D HAVE TO BE NAIVE TO SAY IT WAS GOING TO STOP OR EVEN SLOW IT DOWN LONG TERM, THESE PEOPLE WERE MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE NORTH END OF HENRY COUNTY AND A LOT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE STATE OPERATION ARE MINOR PLAYERS.))


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[STANDUP 8:22:08]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW: IN ADDITION TO THE ARRESTS POLICE CONFISCATED 7 VEHICLES AND DURING ONE SEARCH WERE SURPRISED TO FIND 20 PIT BULLS. ALL OF THAT WAS CONFISCATED AS WELL.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


But officials say the biggest impact these arrests will have is on the community.

[SOT 1:17:45]
[INQ=]

((LET. LARRY LEHMAN: IF YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THE PEOPLE RIDING BY WITH THEIR THUMBS UP AND SMILES ON THEIR FACES WHEN THEY SAW US TAKING SOME OF THESE PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOUSES THAT YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And while this may not be the end of drugs in Henry County, officials say with dozens of drug dealers off the street it will make a difference. Kate Weidaw News 7 Henry County.))



[2School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=School SHooting]


Authorities still don't know what led a California high school student to allegedly open fire-- wounding three students and two teachers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-El Cajon, CA;]


The incident at Granite Hills High School happened just a few miles down the road from where ANOTHER San Diego- area school shooting happened, Santana High School.
A police officer on duty at the school shot the suspect twice--
He was taken into surgery for facial injuries.
Officials say 18- year- old Jason Hoffman WILL be charged as an adult.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:49]
[IN Q=Our investigation will focus]

((PAUL PFINGST/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: OUR INVESTIGATION WILL FOCUS ON PRECISELY THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PLACED AT RISK BY THE SUSPECT. THE PRECISE MOTIVE AND INTENT OF THE SUSPECT AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING. AFTER A FULL ASSESSMENT OF THE EVIDENCE WE WILL MAKE CHARGING DECISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THIS CASE. ))
[SUPER=01-Paul Pfingst/District Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to this case.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the shooter used a 12- gauge shot-gun and a 22- caliber handgun, weapons he apparently got from home.
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[5-Hollingsworth]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[TAPE#=500-21 :10]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A former head basketball coach at a Danville high school pled guilty yesterday to having sexual contact with an underage student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Former boys basketball coach Ronald Hollingsworth admitted in court he had indecent liberties with a female student under the age of 18.
The judge gave Hollingsworth a three year suspended prison sentence.
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[ANCHOR=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


He must complete one year of probation and two years of good behavior.
Hollingsworth became head coach at George Washington High School last July.
The incident happened at Hollingworth's residence back in January.


[SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-06 1:19:04]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


The first rewrite of Virginia's history and social science Standards of Learning since their inception in 1995 is one vote away from approval.
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[VO-NAT]


And after months of public and teacher comment, the State Board of Education kicked off hours of debate yesterday with a series of disagreements over what children should be required to know.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


For instance, how do you test if second graders have tolerance and respect for various religions?
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[SOT 16:49:55]
[IN Q=It could be as simple as]

((JENNIFER BYLER/STATE BD. OF EDUCATION: IT COULD BE AS SIMPLE AS ALLOWING AN EXPLANATION OF JEWISH HOLIDAYS, ALLOWING AN EXPLANATION OF RAMADAN DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.))
[SOT 16;44:38]

((JOLYNNE DEMARY/STATE SUPERINTENDENT: YOU CAN PROBABLY ADD ANYTHING IN HERE THAT'S AT LEAST APPROPRIATE FOR THE CHILDREN THAT YOU'RE DOING. BUT DON'T ADD IT THINKING THAT WE'RE THEN GOING TO TURN AROUND AND DEVELOP QUESTIONS AND PUT 'EM ON A TEST AND MEASURE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Byler/State Board of Education; :00]
[SUPER=01-JoLynne DeMary/State Superintendent; :14]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=on a test and measure it.]
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The Board will vote on the history and social science S-O-Ls later this morning.



[Mir]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After 15 YEARS circling the globe, the Russian space station Mir is now just a fiery memory.
Remnants of Mir have splashed into the waters of the South Pacific, as planned.
Its re- entry to Earth made for a dazzling show for spectators.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fiji; :07]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS Space Consultant; :18]
[SUPER=04-Analytical Graphics, Inc.; :42]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News at the Johnson Space Center. ]

(( I That's not a shooting star streaking across your screen. It's the Space Station Mir as it splashed into the South Pacific Ocean this morning. It marks the end of an era in space exploration for scientists at mission control in Moscow, who sent the craft on its suicide plunge.

SOT: Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant


Careening through the atmosphere at 17 thousand miles an hour, most of the 1 hundred and 43 ton station burnt up during re-entry. But experts say about 25 tons of space junk survived..landing in the waters between Chile and Australia.
Courtesy: Analytical Graphics Inc. Mir is the largest man made craft ever to re-enter the atmosphere. And despite Russian assurances that sections of the station would splash harmlessly into the South Pacific, nations in the region weren't taking any chances. In Fiji, a task force monitored the situation and in New Zealand government officials kept in constant contact with mission control.

SOT: Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant


Stand-Up: Terisa Estacio/CBS News This is not the end of Russia's presence in space. They will continue to work with NASA scientists here at Johnson Space Center on the International Space Station. Terisa Estacio,CBS News at the Johnson Space Center.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Bristol and Nascar fans gear up for the Food City 500.
Here's Steve Mason with that story and more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey good morning]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[One-Steve]


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((Archive: Home Show))

[First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=First Union]


More than 150-THOUSAND current and former employees of First Union could get part of a 26-MILLION-dollar settlement offered by the company. That's the amount First Union will pay to settle two lawsuits over employees' retirement funds.
The employees claimed that First Union illegally managed their 401-K plans for the benefit of the company, NOT the employees.
The original lawsuits asked for a total of 450 million dollars.

[Marketwatch]


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

A bleak start but a hopeful end to the day on Wall Street yesterday. Here's Alexis Christoforous with Marketwatch.
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[SOT 03:33:07]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[super=01-Phil Dow/Dain Rauscher Strategist]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch-dot-com, New York]

((IT WAS A BEAR SCARE FOR THE DOW.. THE BLUE CHIP AVERAGE CLAWED ITS WAY BACK FROM A BEAR MARKET WHILE THE TECH STOCKS RALLIED FOR A CHANGE...

(graphic)

THE DOW ROARED BACK FROM A 381 POINT DEFICIT TO FINISH WITH A LOSS OF 97 POINTS TO 9-389... ITS LOWEST CLOSE SINCE MARCH 3 1999.

(graphic)

REMARKABLY, THE NASDAQ ESCAPED THE BLOODBATH AND RALLIED MORE THAN 67 POINTS.

(graphic)

IN A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, INVESTORS PULLED OUT OF THE SO CALLED SAFE HAVEN STOCKS LIKE BANKS AND DRUGS INCLUDING JP MORGAN, CITIGROUP AND PFIZER.

(on cam)

AND TECH STOCKS WERE THE STAR PERFORMERS FOR A CHANGE... DELL, INTEL, MSFT ALL HIGHER

(on cam)

INVESTORS ARE WORRIED THAT THE SLOWDOWN IS SPILLING FROM TECHNOLOGY INTO THE REST OF THE ECONOMY AND THE WORRIES HAVE STRETCHED BEYOND THE U-S. THERE ARE NOW CONCERNS ABOUT A GLOBAL SLOWDOWN IN ASIA AND EUROPE.
BUT SOME EXPERTS SAY THE MARKET IS NEARING A BOTTOM AND THEY REMIND US TO KEEP THIS SELLOFF IN PERSPECTIVE:

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SOT: 10



(on cam)

PHIL DOW ADVISES INVESTORS NOT TO PANIC SELL, AND SAYS, DEPENDING ON YOUR HOW MUCH RISK YOU'RE WILLING TO TAKE, YOU SHOULD TREAT THESE SELLOFFS AS BUYING OPPORTUNITIES.

(graphic)

IN AFTER THE BELL ACTION, RED HAT, TIBCO SOFTWARE AND WEBMD ARE STOCKS TO WATCH.. ALL THREE COMPANIES POSTED RESULTS THAT BEAT THE STREET..
(graphic)

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

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))

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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Health-Check]


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


A new study finds that if you want to determine whether a woman is prone to one of the most dangerous conditions of pregnancy - look to the father.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT 3:25:12]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON CAM ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY CONDITIONS OF PREGNANCY IS SOMETHING CALLED PRE-ECLAMSIA- OR TOXEMIA OF PREGNANCY.

VT=VO

ITS A CONDITION WHERE BLOOD PRESSURE SHOOTS UP- A WOMAN SWELLS UP- AND SHE'S ALSO PRONE TO SEIZURES. A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT WOMEN ARE PRONE TO THIS CONDITION- LOOK TO THE BABY'S FATHER. RESEARCHERS SAY THE FATHER MAY PASS GENES ON TO THE FETUS THAT MAKE THE MOTHER MORE PRONE TO THIS PROBLEM. IT MEANS WE DOCTORS WILL NOW BE ASKING FATHERS-TO-BE IF THEY KNOW IF THEY HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF TOXEMIA

VT=VO

ITS ALMOST THE END OF FLU SEASON- BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ITS TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR- AND WHY YOUR HEALTHY CHILD MAY NEED A FLU SHOT. A STUDY-ALSO IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE- SAYS WHEN HEALTHY CHILDREN ARE IMMUNIZED- ADULTS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET HIT WITH THE FLU- ESPECIALLY THOSE OVER AGE 65 OR THOSE WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS. THE STUDY WAS DONE IN JAPAN- AND WHEN HEALTHY KIDS WERE IMMUNIZED- FLU DEATHS DROPPED BY ABOUT 43 THOUSAND PEOPLE A YEAR.
ON CAM FINALLY TODAY- A NEW WAY TO TREAT STREP THROAT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER- AND ITS NOT WITH ANTIBIOTICS.- BUT INSTEAD WITH WHAT DOCTORS CALL A SMART BOMB- A NASAL SPRAY CONTAINING AN ENZYME THAT SPECIFICALLY DISSOLVES STREP BACTERIA. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



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


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Henry county authorities say some of the area's major drug dealers are now off the streets.
That after dozens of people are charged for conspiracy, distribution, and possession of crack cocaine.
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[sot]
[in-q=Two school]
[runs=06]
[out-q=story coming up.]
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[VO-NAT]


And recent budget cuts by Governor Gilmore haven't DE-RAILED plans for passenger rail service.
Lawmakers say they want the plans to keep moving forward.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, March 23rd .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


Southern California is reeling from another school shooting--
This time, a high school student in El Cajon allegedly shot and wounded five people.
Authorities say the 18- year- old got the guns from home.
Jennifer Sabih reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-El Cajon, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pfingst/District Attorney; :47]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/El Cajon Police Chief; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Sabih, CBS News, El Cajon, CA.]


((Locator: El Cajon, CA In the wake of yet another school shooting, police and other officials in this stunned community are searching for answers today. Searching for whatever reason may have triggered 18 year old Jason Hoffman to allegedly open fire on students and teachers.

SOT: mos, student and parent


Yesterday's shooting at Granite Hills High came less than three weeks after a gunman killed two students at Santana High just a few miles down the road. Luckily, the outcome was different this time. Several students and teachers were wounded by shotgun pellets, but officials say none of the injuries are life threatening.

SOT: Paul Pfingst/El Cajon District Attorney

"It is obviously a different feeling than we experienced a couple of weeks ago at Santana where we know that students had died."
Hoffman appears to be the most serious casualty of the melee. He was shot in the face and the buttocks, apparently by a police officer stationed at the school. Police say that officer is a hero.

SOT: Jim Davis/El Cajon Police Chief

"He was able to engage the suspect and remove the threat from the school."
Stand Up: Jennifer Sabih/Reporting))



[2Henry-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A major drug round-up in Henry county nets dozens of arrests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Authorities arrested a total of 56 adults and one juvenile yesterday after months of working under- cover.
Charges include conspiracy, distribution, and possession of crack cocaine.
While the arrests mark a victory in the county's war on drugs, officials say the BIGGEST impact the arrests will have is on the community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17:45]
[IN Q=If you would have]

((LET. LARRY LEHMAN: IF YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THE PEOPLE RIDING BY WITH THEIR THUMBS UP AND SMILES ON THEIR FACES WHEN THEY SAW US TAKING SOME OF THESE PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOUSES THAT YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Larry Lehman/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=what we're doing]
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[VO-NAT]


Police also seized a Porsche, two A-K-47 semi-automatic rifles and 20 pit bulls.
42 of the people arrested face state charges, while 15 others face FEDERAL charges.
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[Dejarnette]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC 57:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A controversial name has been changed for Virginia's only psychiatric hospital for children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton;]


The state's mental health board voted yesterday to rename DeJarnette Center to the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents.
Doctor Joseph Spencer DeJarnette was director of the hospital for 38 years -- AND a leader in Virginia's eugenics movement.
He proposed forced sterilization of blacks, American Indians and whites he considered physically or mentally "defective."
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[Budget-Negotiations]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Budget]


The State Budget impasse is showing signs of thawing - but it may not be to Governor Gilmore's liking. House negotiators signaled a willingness to compromise on the car tax cut - which the House -HAD previously stuck by Gilmore on - demanding a 70-PERCENT rollback in the car tax this year. After the House showed signs of compromise - SENATE negotiators agreed to resume budget talks. The Senate is supporting only a 55-percent cut in the car tax this year because of the slowing economy. HOUSE budget negotiators now say they're willing to consider a 60-percent car tax cut this year.

[5-Passenger-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=500-19 1:54:42]
[GRAPHIC=Rail service]

Plans for passenger rail service are still on track - DESPITE recent budget cuts by Governor Gilmore.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That was the message to dozens of tourism directors from around the state who gathered in Lynchburg yesterday for an update on the project.
Organizers say even though they didn't get the 11 million dollars they were seeking this year, lawmakers still want plans to keep moving forward.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:46:02]
[IN Q=Senator William]

((REX HAMMOND/TRANS-DOMINION EXPRESS CMTE: SENATOR WILLIAM WAMPLER WAS ABLE TO INSERT BUDGET LANGUAGE INTO THE SENATE BUDGET WHICH DIRECTS THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD TO GIVE PERIODIC REPORTS TO THE MONEY COMMITTEES ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF THE TRANS-DOMINION EXPRESS WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING SERVICE IN PLACE BY JUNE OF 2002.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Hammond/Trans-Dominion Express Comm.]
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[OUT Q=June of 2002.]
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[VO-NAT]


Negotiations continue with Norfolk Southern for the use of its track.
Rail service would run from Bristol through Roanoke to Washington D.C. and from Lynchburg to Richmond.
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[Stock-Market]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC 27:05]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


The Dow Jones Industrial average recovered most of its 300-POINT losses by yesterday's closing bell on Wall Street. Business Reporter Jennifer Miele gets local analysis of the bear market and its potential effects.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The stock market tumble]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/AG Edwards;:09]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:02]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke.]

(( The stock market tumble has analysts like George Brammer at A.G. Edwards using terms like "bear and bull market." [tc:17:29:13] ((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: A BEAR MARKET I GUESS DERIVES FROM THE FACT THAT A BEAR WHEN IT ATTACKS, WILL POUNCE AND COME DOWN ON ITS VICTIM. AND A BULL WHEN IT ATTACKS, WILL LIFT UP. ))
[RUNS= 13]


And the current market status smells worse than a zoo.
The 30 stocks measured by the Dow Jones Average devalued by more than 20 percent from their peak -- reaching bear market status.
So what's to blame? Brammer says inventory.
Today's technology simply lasts longer, so there's less of a demand for say, computers.
But Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is fighting to get us out of the woods.
[17:33:25] ((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: INTEREST RATES WILL HELP SOME PARTS OF THE ECONOMY IMMEDIATELY, SUCH AS THE HOUSING SECTOR.))
[RUNS= 04]


The number of new homes in Virginia has increased by four percent since last year.
When interest rates are low, people are more likely to build.
After all, they can get a better deal on loan payments. [tc:17:41:38] (( BRAMMER SAYS IT MAY BE A WHILE BEFORE RECENT INTEREST RATE CUTS BENEFIT LOCAL BUSINESSES, BUT HE SAYS, EVENTUALLY THIS BEAR MARKET WILL TURN INTO A BULL MARKET. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-William Ridgwell Jr./Everything Outdoors]
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[COMM #6]

((Archive: Home Show))

[RMWC-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC 1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A local college student who died in a train accident was remembered by friends and family yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It was three months ago that Randolph Macon Woman's College freshman Sarah Corvington was killed by a train in Lynchburg.
Friends, classmates and teachers gathered for a memorial service at the school yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:00:21]
[IN Q=When we hear]

((MADELINE CORVINGTON/SARAH'S MOTHER: WHEN WE HEAR THE STORIES IT BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE AT THE SAME TIME A TEAR SWELLS UP IN MY EYE. WHAT WILL BE SARAH'S LEGACY? I CAN ONLY HOPE EACH OF YOU CAN DO SOMETHING SIMPLE AND PURE IN SARAH'S NAME. IF YOU CAN HELP A STRAY CAT OR DOG, DO SO. IF YOU SEE A PERSON LOOKING AS IF THEY ARE STRESSED AND HASSLED, STOP BRIEFLY JUST TO GIVE A SMILE. AND WHEN YOU ARE PRESENTED WITH THOSE GLORIOUS SUNRISES AND SUNSETS, GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Madeline Corvington/Sarah's Mother;]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=for your life.]
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[VO-NAT]


The college planted a "remembering tree" on campus in Sarah's honor.
A Hampden- Sydney College freshman was killed and another Randolph Macon student was injured in that accident last December.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports,
A Radford University Golfer is making national headlines.
Steve Mason has more on that story.
Good Morning again Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey again everybody]
[RUNS=2:48]
[OUT Q=have a great weekend.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(weather toss)


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

[Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

An undercover drug investigation in Henry County netted 57 arrests yesterday. 56 adults and one juvenile are charged with possession or distribution of cocaine or marijuana.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

A former head boys basketball coach of George Washington High School in Danville pled guilty yesterday to having sexual contact with an underage female student. Ronald Hollingsworth was given a 3-year suspended prison sentence yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

The State Board of Education votes today on whether to carry out the first rewrite of Virginia's history and social science Standards of Learning since their inception. The Board debated for hours yesterday on what children should be required to know... and how questions of tolerance and respect should be phrased.
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[DOUBLE BOX LIVE]
[ANCHOR=Steve -- LIVE]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Diabetics know]
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease Monday)
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