[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A strike is on for Comair pilots.
13- hundred pilots walked off the job after failing to reach a contract agreement.
The latest, coming up.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Pearisburg man is killed in a shooting over the weekend.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your work week started right here-- on News 7 Mornin.

[Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=COMAIR STRIKE]


Comair jets are sitting on the runway this morning--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, KY;]


13- hundred pilots from the nation's second largest regional air carrier walked off the job at midnight.
That after contract talks failed in Washington.
The airline, also known as Delta Connection, has canceled today's flights.
The pilots are striking for better pay and benefits AND more rest time between flights.
President Bush, meanwhile, says he's considering intervening.
(------------)
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PRE PRO]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you are scheduled on a Comair flight today you can call 1-800-354-9822 or check the web at Comair dot com.
(-------------)


[WV-Shooting]


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


A Pearisburg man is dead after being shot in the head.
Authorities say 31- year- old Timmy Lee Stewart was killed in a shooting incident over the weekend in Princeton, West Virginia.
No other information is available at this time.
Police are still investigating.

[11Bob-Dole]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC 1:53:53]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Dole]

Former Presidential Candidate Bob Dole voiced his support for Virginia's Republican candidate for Attorney General.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dole stopped in Roanoke yesterday afternoon to endorse Jerry Kilgore. Kilgore is unopposed for the Republican nomination for Attorney General. Dole told the crowd Kilgore is just what Virginia is looking for.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:19:37]
[IN Q=we have a great]

((BOB DOLE: WE HAVE A GREAT CANDIDATE IN JERRY KILGORE I HEARD ABOUT HIM, READ ABOUT HIM, HEARD PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HIM HE'S ALREADY BEEN AROUND THE TRACK ONCE HE'S READY FOR THIS JOB.))
[SOT 9:06:21]

((JERRY KILGORE: HE'S ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S ICONS IS BOB DOLE AND I'VE LOOKED UP TO HIM GROWING UP.)) [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 9:06:39]

((I'M JUST HONORED THAT HE WOULD STOP ON HIS JOURNEY THROUGH ROANOKE TO DO A SMALL RALLY WITH ME.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Former Senator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General Candidate]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=rally with me.]
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Dole-Speech]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC 7:50]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]



[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Dole wasn't just stumping for Republican candidates in the Roanoke Valley. He also took some time to speak to an audience at Roanoke College. Dole spoke about the need to remember the courage of World War Two veterans, personal responsibility, and the state of American politics.
(------------)


[Academy-Awards]


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


It was the year's most glamorous night in Hollywood--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The 73rd annual Academy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium.
For "Erin Brockovich" star Julia Roberts, it was the night she won the Oscar for the very first time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:54:00 ]
[IN Q=I love]

((JULIA ROBERTS/BEST ACTRESS WINNER: I LOVE THE WORLD! I'M SO HAPPY. THANK YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Julia Roberts/Best Actress Winner;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=thank you... applause.]
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


"Gladiator" Russell Crowe was also a first- time winner, taking home the gold for Best Actor.
For Best SUPPORTING actor, it was the good "Traffic" cop, Benicio Del Toro.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:54:38]
[IN Q=For me, it]

((BENICIO DEL TORO/BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: FOR ME, IT WAS WORK AND I THINK THE MOVIE IN SOME WAYS GIVES-- THE CHARACTER WAS TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND IT JUST SHOWS THERE'S PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER WHO ARE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING.))
[SUPER=01-Benicio Del Toro/Best Supporting Actor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the right thing (double out!)]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In all "Gladiator" won five awards, including Best Picture.
"Traffic" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" each won four Oscars.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, after a turbulent week on Wall Street, both the Dow and Nasdaq ended on a high note.
Renay San Miguel has that story plus a look at the week ahead in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch-dot-com, New York]

((Information:
ONCAM=renay


IT'S SPRING BREAK FOR MANY STUDENTS IN THE COUNTRY..UNFORTUNATELY, THERE'S A GROWING NUMBER OF OTHER FOLKS ON THE BEACH AND NOT OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING..WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THOSE WHO WERE LAID OFF RECENTLY THANKS TO A CONTRACTING ECONOMY.. SO WHILE THE NATION'S FUTURE EMPLOYEES PARTY ON IN SOUTH PADRE, FORT LAUDERDALE OR CANCUN, MARKET WATCHERS WILL BE LOOKING THIS WEEK TO SEE WHICH COMPANY MIGHT BE NEXT TO ANNOUNCE JOB CUTS.
VT=motorola broll

LAST FRIDAY IT WAS MOTOROLA..WITH 4,000 MORE LAYOFFS ANNOUNCED BRINGING THE CELL PHONE AND CHIP COMPANY'S GRAND TOTAL OF NEWLY UNEMPLOYED SINCE DECEMBER TO 22-THOUSAND...
ESS=graphic

NETWORKING COMPANY 3-COM ALSO SAID IT WOULD BE CUTTING 170 JOBS.. BUT NONE OF THAT IMPACTED THE BARGAIN HUNTERS ON WALL STREET...
ESS=graphic

THEY HELPED LIFT THE DOW TO A 115 POINT GAIN FRIDAY AFTER A WEEK THAT SAW SOME TRIPLE-DIGIT LOSS DAYS..
ESS=graphic

THE NASDAQ ALSO CAME BACK FRIDAY..UP SOME 30 POINTS AS THE MAJOR TECH COMPANIES LIKE DELL, MICROSOFT AND INTEL ALL POSTED GAINS.
ONCAM=Renay

APPLIED MATERIALS IS ONE COMPANY READY FOR THE GOOD TIMES TO RETURN. THE CEO OF THE BIGGEST SUPPLIER OF EQUIPMENT FOR MAKING COMPUTER CHIPS REMAINS OPTIMISTIC EVEN AS THE ENTIRE CHIP SECTOR IS SELLING OFF.
VT=SOT

James Morgan/CEO Applied Materials 05:32 "IN FACT OUR WHOLE GROUP IS REALLY PRETTY MUCH FOCUSED ON THE UPTURN, HOW TO GET, HOW TO SERVE THAT, WE DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S COMING BUT WE WORKED ON THE DOWNTURN PLAN LAST YEAR, NOW YOU KNOW WHILE THE DOWNTURN'S IN WE GOT TO BE READY FOR THE NEXT ROUND BUT CLEARLY THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE."
ONCAM=renay

PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARKET ACTION THIS WEEK. THE LATEST ECONOMIC INDICATORS COULD GO A LONG WAY TO DETERMINE IF ALAN GREENSPAN AND COMPANY WILL CUT INTEREST RATES BEFORE OR AT THEIR NEXT MEETING IN MAY.
ESS=graphic

THOSE INDICATORS INCLUDE EXISTING AND NEW HOME SALES, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PERSONAL INCOME AND PERSONAL SPENDING.
ESS=graphic


EARNINGS ARE ALSO EXPECTED THIS WEEK FROM WALGREEN, PALM COMPUTING, PERRY ELLIS AND LIBERTY MEDIA.
ESS=graphic


FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS YOU CAN CLICK 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]

[Terrorist-Bombings]


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


Several suspects are under arrest in connection with three fatal car bombs in Russia over the weekend.
21 people were killed and 100 others were injured.
Russian officials blame Chechen terrorists.
Elizabeth Palmer has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Near Russian Border; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Palmer/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Palmer, CBS News, Moscow.]

((
The most lethal car bomb exploded in the market in the town of Mineralnye Vody...
...timed to go off when the market was busy with early morning shoppers.
A second explosion - also detonated in a booby-trapped car - killed two police officers in a nearby town...
A third went off almost simultaneously in yet another town outside a police station.
More than a hundred injured were treated in local hospitals, where several remain on the critical list.
GRAPHIC The towns targeted in the bombings all lie close to Russia's border with the republic of Chechnya -
where the Russian army has been at war with rebel fighters for almost two years.
Several suspects have been arrested in connection with the blasts and Russia's Security Council Chief blames Chechen terrorists.
SUPER: Sergei Ivanov; Russian Security Council CLIP: Until we return life to normal in Chechnya - there will always be terrorist acts, he says.
The Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov denies all responsibility for the bombings.
FILE - pix This weekend's explosions recall a series of blasts in the summer of 1999 in Moscow and two other cities which killed more than 300 people....
The Russians blamed those on the Chechens too - although they never presented any convincing evidence to prove the charge.
STANDUP
IN SPITE OF STEPPED UP SECURITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY - RUSSIANS ARE AFRAID THEY WILL BE FACING A NEW ROUND OF TERRORIST BOMBINGS.
THEY ARE NOT REASSURED BY THEIR GOVERNMENT -WHICH HAS A POOR RECORD OF CATCHING SUSPECTED TERRORISTS..... AND WHICH CANNOT SEEM TO BRING THE CHECHEN WAR TO A DECISIVE END.
))

[11RKE-AX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC 34:40]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Two people were taken to the hospital following a head on collision in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Authorities say an eighteen year old was driving down Randall Drive yesterday when he swerved into the other lane causing the collision near Pitzer Road. The other driver was an elderly man who was taking his dog for a ride. Authorities say the man's brown and white terrier, Snuggles is now missing. Both drivers were taken to Roanoke Memorial with minor injuries.
(------------)


[11D'Ville-Syphilis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:21:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]

There's good news in Danville's fight against syphilis. The numbers of residents suffering from the S-T-D dropped nearly 20 percent last year. The news comes a couple of years after Virginia's Health Department made Danville the first city to receive money from a Centers for Disease Control grant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 8, 2000]


Ever since, the city's health department and two medical facilities expanded free services for patients suffering from syphilis. So far in 2001 - Danville no longer has the highest rate of syphilis in the state. Now Norfolk has that distinction.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some people may notice they're starting to feel better both physically and mentally.
As Doctor Dave Hnida explains in this morning's Health check, it all has to do with the arrival of spring.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
VT=VO

IF SPRING TIME PUTS YOU IN A GOOD MOOD, YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO BLAME IT ON SUNSHINE AND WARM TEMPERATURES. BUT THERE IS A TRUE BIOLOGICAL REASON FOR THAT IMPROVED ATTITUDE: CHANGES IN BRAIN CHEMISTRY - AND THOSE CHANGES TAKE PLACE BECAUSE OF LONGER DAYS AND MORE SUNSHINE. AND THESE BRAIN CHEMICALS NOT ONLY GIVE US A MENTAL " PICK ME UP"- BUT CAUSE US TO BECOME PHYSICALLY HEALTHIER AS WELL.
GRFX FOR EXAMPLE: LOWER CHOLESTEROL. CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN THE BODY ARE ALMOST ALWAYS LOWER IN THE SPRING THAN THEY ARE IN THE WINTER- UP TO 10-20 POINTS- EVEN WHEN YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED YOUR DIET OR EXERCISE HABITS.
GRFX YOUR BONES GET THICKER- AND YOU GET THINNER. IN FACT- THERE IS A BIG SHIFT IN BODY COMPOSITION COME SPRING- YOU LOSE A LITTLE BODY FAT, GAIN A LITTLE MUSCLE AND THICKEN UP YOUR BONES. THAT MAY HELP EXPLAIN WHY FEWER HIP FRACTURES IN THE SPRING THAN WINTER.
GRFX NEXT- YOU NEED LESS SLEEP-THIS IS REALLY A GOOD DEAL- NOT ONLY DO YOU NEED LESS SLEEP- UP TO 1/2 HOUR LESS... BUT YOU HAVE MORE ENERGY DESPITE LESS SLEEP.
GRFX AND FINALLY CHANGES IN EATING HABITS. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ICE CREAM- MOST PEOPLE FIND THEY CRAVE FEWER CARBOHYDRATES AND FATS IN SPRING THAN IN WINETR- THIS ALONG WITH A NATURAL SPEED UP IN METABOLISM MAKES LOSING WEIGHT A LITTLE EASIER THIS TIME OF YEAR.

VT=VO

IT ALL MEANS- IF YOU'VE GOT THINGS TO DO- NOW's THE TIME TO DO THEM. THE BEST PRESCRIPTION FOR SPRING FEVER: ENJOY IT. I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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


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


Here's a look at today's top stories.
West Virginia authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Pearisburg man.
Authorities say 31- year- old Timmy Lee Stewart was shot over the weekend in Princeton, West Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hundreds of pilots for the nation's second largest regional carrier are on the picket line--
Comair pilots went on strike at midnight.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it was a victorious night for a "Gladiator" and a working girl--
Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts took home best acting trophies at last night's Academy Awards.
Highlights, coming up.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, March 26th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05 1:20:33]
[GRAPHIC=Comair]

Comair pilots are on strike. The nation's second largest regional air carrier has canceled all of today's flights.
Negotiations between the airline and its pilots' union broke down in Washington late yesterday afternoon after a compromise could not be reached.
President Bush says he's considering intervening. Kate Weidaw went to the Roanoke Regional Airport to see how passengers are being affected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Grubbe/Passenger; :16]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Swedapetre/Passenger; :35 (QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=01-Tom Richmond/Passenger; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((Comair flights arriving and departing Roanoke were on time Sunday afternoon...
[NAT SOUND OF FLIGHT CHIC CALLING FLIGHTS]
[RUNS= 5]


but cancellations in other parts of the country meant passengers in the Star City had to be rerouted and even transferred to other airlines.

[SOT 2:56:11]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS GRUBBE/PASSENGER: THEY TRANSFERRED ME TO U.S. AIR TO A FLIGHT TO CHARLOTTE, TO MEMPHIS THEN TO LITTLE ROCK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


In anticipation of a pilots' strike - the nation's second largest regional airline began canceling flights. It means passengers like Tammy Swedapetre will be getting back to New York hours later than she expected.

[SOT 2:53:57]
[INQ=]

((TAMMY SWEDAPETRE/PASSENGER: OUR FLIGHT IN TO NEW YORK GOT CANCELED AND IT'S GOING INTO ANOTHER AIRPORT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The cancellations come after the airline and the pilots' union could not compromise on retirement benefits, pay, and work rules. As a result - 25-thousand passengers who are booked on Monday flights will face changes in their travel plans. Tom Richmond came to the airport Sunday afternoon to see his family off.

[SOT 2:51:37]
[INQ=]

((TOM RICHMOND: I ASKED ABOUT FLIGHTS NEXT WEEK WHETHER OR NOT I NEED TO REBOOK THOSE FLIGHTS AND HE SAID IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW LONG THE STRIKE LASTS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


While passengers didn't have a problem leaving on Sunday - it could be a different story when it's time to return home. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE PRO]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you are scheduled on a Comair flight today you can call 1-800-354-9822 or check the web at Comair dot com.
(-------------)





[Kenya-Fire]


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


In international news--
Police say 58 boys are dead and 28 others are seriously injured when fire breaks out at a boarding school in Kenya.
The school is located 30 miles southeast of Nairobi.
The blaze occurred in the main dormitory at the secondary school.
Authorities don't know what caused the fire.

[2-WV-Shooting]


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


West Virginia authorities are investigating the death of a Pearisburg man.
Authorities say 31- year- old Timmy Lee Stewart was killed in a shooting incident over the weekend in Princeton, West Virginia. They say Stewert was shot in the head. No other information is available at this time.

[2-Academy-Awards]


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


It was a night of a few upsets, AND a few met expectations at the Academy Awards.
"Gladiator" star Russell Crowe beat veteran star Tom Hanks for Best Actor.
Fan favorite Julia Roberts walked away with her first Best Actress Oscar.
Teri Okita has a wrap-up from Hollywood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julia Roberts/Best Actress Winner; :03 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=04-Universal Pictures; :11]
[SUPER=01-Russell Crowe/Best Actor Winner; :32]
[SUPER=04-Dreamworks; :35]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Hollywood.]

((
(NATZ)


IT WAS A MOMENT JULIA ROBERTS SAVORED.....

(NATZ FULL, THIS IS GREAT)


IN A STUNNING VALENTINO BLACK VELVET DRESS.... ROBERTS ACCEPTED THE BEST ACTRESS OSCAR FOR HER

(COURTESY: UNIVERSAL PICTURES)


PORTRAYAL OF A TOUGH, "TAKE NO PRISONERS" LEGAL ASSISTANT IN ERIN BROCKOVICH.

(NATZ OF CROWE ANNOUNCEMENT)


GLADIATOR RUSSELL CROWE LOOKED STUNNED WHEN HE GOT THE NOD FOR BEST ACTOR....

SOT: CROWE



(COURTESY: DREAMWORKS)


CROWE'S HIT MOVIE WAS ALSO A HIT WITH THE ACADEMY TAKING HOME THE BEST PICTURE HONORS.
THE AWARDS ARE IMPORTANT, OF COURSE, BUT SO IS LOOKING GOOD IN WHAT YOU WEAR! JUST ASK JENNIFER LOPEZ, ASHLEY JUDD, AND HILLARY SWANK.

(NATZ FULL WOLF GANG PUCK TALKING ABOUT MENU)


AFTERWARDS, THE STARS SCATTERED TO A PARTIES ALL AROUND TOWN.

(NATZ FULL OF BENICO DEL TORO TALKING TO HIS OSCAR)


BENICIO DEL TORO WAS IN A GOOD MOOD AFTER WINNING BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FOR PLAYING AN HONEST DETECTIVE IN TRAFFIC.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: MARCIA GAY HARDEN, WHO WON BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR HER ROLE IN "POLLACK", WAS SOMEWHAT OF A SURPRISE ... AS WAS STEVEN SODERBERGH ... NOMINATED TWICE THIS YEAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR ... HE TAKES HOME THE OSCAR FOR "TRAFFIC". NO RUNAWAY WINNERS THIS YEAR, GLADIATOR TOOK HOME FIVE OSCARS, TRAFFIC AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON FOUR EACH. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, HOLLYWOOD.
))

[2-11D'Ville-Syphilis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:21:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The number of Danville residents suffering from syphilis dropped nearly 20 percent last year. The news comes a couple of years after Virginia's Health Department made Danville the first city to receive money from a Centers for Disease Control grant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 8, 2000]


Ever since, the city's health department and two medical facilities expanded free services for patients suffering from syphilis. So far in 2001 - Danville no longer has the highest rate of syphilis in the state. Now Norfolk has that distinction.
(------------)



[11Feedback, March 25]


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


The budget squabble in Richmond is the main topic in our viewer mail.
Here's Assignment editor Joe McKean with this week's News 7 Feedback.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday; :10]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

((Governor Gilmore is insisting that any new state budget for the next fiscal year include a 70 percent cut in the car tax, as he promised.
The Senate wouldn't go along with that. So, the spending plan approved last year remains in place. And that has less money than many groups say they need.
A viewer from Christiansburg (William Hunter) commented: "Governor 'no car tax' is not only trying to break the state's economy but also tear the state's government apart...I do not like any tax but they do pay for roads, schools, police, fire, rescue and museums to name a few things. If the governor wants to create a third world country then he needs to find another place to destroy...I do thank the news crew at this fine station for bringing us all the coverage of this and many other events."
The address for News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number: 343-7269.
To send us an e-mail, it's news@wdbj7.com.
And our website has an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[11Home-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC 31:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]

If home improvement was on your mind over the weekend, the Home Show was the place to be.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

1-hundred 60 exhibitors packed the Salem Civic Center for the 31-st annual Home Show. There were ideas for remodeling your kitchen or building a screened in porch. Organizers say the Home Show is a great place to find answers to all kinds of building related questions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:32]
[IN Q=they basically]

((JOHN BROCK: THEY BASICALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THINGS ARE GOING TO COST AND WHETHER THEY WANT TO DO IT THEMSELVES OR PAY SOMEBODY TO DO THE SERVICE AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-John Brock/Show Chairman;]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=what's out there.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The show wrapped up yesterday afternoon. All of the proceeds from the show go to the Home Builders Association.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[Anchor=Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A Pearisburg man is dead after being shot in the head.
Authorities say 31- year- old Timmy Lee Stewart was killed a shooting incident over the weekend in Princeton, West Virginia.
No other information is available at this time.
Police are still investigating.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

13- hundred Comair pilots walked off the job at midnight.
That after contract talks failed in Washington.
Comair has canceled all of today's flights. The airline provides service in and out of Roanoke.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PRE PRO]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you are scheduled on a Comair flight today you can call 1-800-354-9822 or check the web at Comair dot com.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Danville no longer has the highest rate of syphilis in the state. The numbers of residents suffering from the S-T-D dropped nearly 20 percent last year. The news comes a couple of years after Virginia's Health Department made Danville the first city to receive money from a Centers for Disease Control grant.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Steve ad lib weather)
(-------------)
[Double Boxes=Kim and Steve]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not often]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
(-------------)
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Kimberly and Steve]