[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Thousands of Kroger employees in southwest and central Virginia will vote on a new contract today.
We'll have details.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Lynchburg educators are apparently receiving a failing grade by some, who criticize their treatment of minority students.
[ANCHOR=Steve AT DESK]
(ad lib weather and live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Tune in for all that and more on News 7 Mornin.

[Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-04]
[GRAPHIC=Kroger]

Some 45- hundred full and part time Kroger workers in southwest and central Virginia will vote on a new contract today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

The clerks and meat cutters will be voting on a contract agreed upon Sunday by Kroger officials and union leaders. The employees are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers union local 400. Before voting-- the workers will be briefed on the contract at the Salem Civic Center. The workers' current 5- year contract expired on Saturday but was extended through today. We'll have more on NEWS 7 at noon.
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[11L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC36:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Community leaders are taking issue with how Lynchburg educators are handling minority students, especially those enrolled in alternative education.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Last month, school board chairman Tracey Shaw and superintendent Jim McCormick were quoted as describing alternative ed students' behavior as "thuggish".
It's a term minority leaders find offensive.
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[SOT 12:03:34]
[IN Q=When they put]

((DANNY MCCAIN/CONCERNED CITIZENS COMMITTEE: WHEN THEY PUT THEM IN THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS, THEY'VE ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIOR BECAUSE THEY'RE STATING THAT THEY CANNOT MAKE IT IN THE REGULAR SCHOOL. SO WHY LABEL THEM AGAIN? BUT AGAIN, WHEN YOU LABEL KIDS AS THUGS, CUTTHROATS AND ASSASSINS, STUFF LIKE THAT.. THEY ARE NOT THAT.))
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[OUT Q=they are not that.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCain wants Shaw and McCormick to resign, or be removed from their positions.
Both men say they were only describing behaviors, NOT actual students.
The Reverend Al Sharpton is expected in town Friday to talk about the situation.
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[11Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:39:40]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Authorities have charged a teenage boy with the shooting death of a 14 year old Roanoke girl New Year's Eve.
Officials say the boy had the gun so he could fire it during New Year's festivities.
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[VO-NAT Tape 00-41 TC 1:39:40]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 1;]


He allegedly shot Ashley Jones by ACCIDENT at the Westwood Village apartments in Northwest Roanoke.
The 16-year old suspect is charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and underage possession of a gun.
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[Shooting-Suspects]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two teenage school shooting suspects have their day in court--
Manuel Gallegus has the latest from El Cajon, California.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-El Cajon, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Mize/Williams' Defense Attorney; :17]
[SUPER=01-Carol Lynn Briens/Victim's Relative; :35]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :48]
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[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, El Cajon, CA.]

((
FIFTEEN YEAR OLD ANDY WILLIAMS APPEARED IN SUPERIOR COURT. HE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING TWO STUDENTS AND WOUNDING 13 OTHERS AT SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL -- NEAR SAN DIEGO.
UNDER A NEW CALIFORNIA LAW, WILLIAMS IS BEING CHARGED AS AN ADULT. HIS ATTORNEYS ARE TRYING TO KEEP HIM IN THE JUVENILE SYSTEM.

SOT: RANDY MIZE/WILLIAM'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY (Andy is a 15 year old

boy...no constitutional right.... )
AS A JUVENILE--IF CONVICTED OF MURDER-- HE COULD GET OUT OF PRISON AT AGE 25. THAT-- DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH THE Aunt OF ONE OF THE MURDERED STUDENTS.

SOT: CAROL LYNN BRIENS/RELATIVE OF VICTIM


STANDUP: THE WILLIAMS' MATTER WAS CONTINUED AS ATTORNEYS GET READY TO CHALLENGE THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF CALIFORNIA'S NEW LAW.

NAT SOT: HOFFMAN ("NOT GUILTY")


TWO HOURS LATER IN THE SAME COURTROOM-- 18-YEAR OLD JASON HOFFMAN APPEARED. HE IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR A SHOOTING ATTACK AT HIS FORMER HIGH SCHOOL. WHILE HOFFMAN WAS IN COURT, STUDENTS AT GRANITE HILLS HIGH SCHOOL WERE BACK ON CAMPUS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SHOOTING--LAST THURSDAY.

(MOS Student)


TWO HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS WITHIN MILES OF EACH OTHER....TWO TEENAGE DEFENDANTS...AND ONE SHAKEN COMMUNITY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA.

))[CA-Execution]


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


Also in California--
The state's longest- serving death row inmate is now dead.
Convicted killer Robert Lee Massie received a lethal injection this morning at San Quentin, after spending 28 years on death row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


Last night, death penalty opponents held a candle-light vigil outside the prison.
Massie formally abandoned his appeals last year.
And he stopped others from trying to delay his death.
Massie was executed for a 19-79 murder in San Francisco, during what police say was a botched robbery attempt at a liquor store.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, reports on durable goods and consumer confidence are due out today.
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:
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THEY'RE CALLED DURABLE GOODS BECAUSE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO SURVIVE LIFE IN AND AROUND A CONSUMER'S HOME FOR A LONG TIME..WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE APPLIANCES AND AUTOMOBILES, THE SO-CALLED BIG TICKET ITEMS, AND THE LATEST ECONOMIC NUMBERS ON HOW THOSE ARE SELLING IN AMERICA ARE DUE OUT LATER TODAY.. IT'S CALLED CONSUMER CONFIDENCE..A MONTHLY SURVEY OF 5,000 HOUSEHOLDS THAT TRIES TO GAUGE HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT THE HEALTH OF THEIR ECONOMY...THAT FIGURE IS ALSO DUE TODAY..AND BOTH DURABLE GOODS AND CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CAN HELP THE FEDERAL RESERVE MAKE UP ITS MIND ABOUT WHETHER ANOTHER INTEREST RATE CUT WILL BE NEEDED SOON... BUT AS FAR AS MONDAY'S WALL STREET ACTION GOES...

ESS=dow

THE RALLY THAT STARTED FRIDAY SHOWED ITS DURABILITY..IT CONTINUED AS THE DOW GAINED 182 POINTS TO CLIMB TO 9687..
ESS=nasdaq


BUT INVESTORS SHOWED NO CONFIDENCE IN TECH STOCKS..THE NASDAQ, WHICH STARTED OUT THE DAY IN THE GREEN ENDED EVEN CLOSER TO THE 1900-LEVEL... DOWN 10 POINTS TO 1918.

ESS=chips

CHIP STOCKS HELPED LEAD THE INDEX DOWN...THANKS TO PROFIT WARNINGS FROM PMC SIERRA AND CONEXANT..TWO COMPANIES THAT MAKE MICROPROCESSORS FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS MARKET..

ESS=transmeta

BUT ANOTHER CHIP COMPANY HAD A BLUE CHIP-KINDA DAY..TRANSMETA, MAKER OF COMPUTER CHIPS THAT CONSERVE BATTERY POWER, SAID IT MADE A DEAL WITH MICROSOFT TO PROVIDE CHIPS FOR ITS NEW WEB TABLETS..

ESS=cisco

CISCO SYSTEMS CONTINUES ITS SELLOFF..THE CEO OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST NETWORKING EQUIPMENT MAKER TOLD THE FINANCIAL TIMES WEAK DEMAND FOR HIS COMPANY'S PRODUCTS WOULD PROBABLY CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR..

ESS=retailers

RETAILERS HAD A GOOD DAY..THANKS TO SALOMON SMITH BARNEY UPGRADING TWO OF THE TOP RETAILERS IN THE COUNTRY..WAL-MART AND HOME DEPOT..

ESS=graphic

EARNINGS ON TAP FOR TODAY INCLUDE PALM COMPUTING AND PERRY ELLIS..
ESS=graphic


FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS JUST CLICK ON CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM...
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I'M RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CBS MARKETWATCH DOT COM, NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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[11Biblical-Archeology]


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


The state Office of Consumer Affairs is asking Virginians to think before donating to the Biblical Archeology Society of Washington D-C. The organization has not registered or been granted an exempt status as required by law.
So contributions to the organization MAY be used for non-charitable purposes.

[11Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC28:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Clifton Forge man who's been missing for nearly two weeks turned up in Pennsylvania.
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[VO-NAT ]


Police say Peter Cardinal checked himself into a hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
His family became alarmed when he disappeared after leaving work at Liberty House nursing home on March 13.
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[5-Remicade]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-15 1:33:13]
[GRAPHIC=Arthritis]

Some doctors say the drug Remicade is a major step forward in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Remicade is now one of the first drugs on market that's not only used to treat symptoms, but in some cases, it is able to stop the progression of the disease. One local man says Remicade has given him his life back.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Lowe/Patient; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Lemmer/Rheumatologist; :45]
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[OUT Q=JS, News 7 Salem.]


((Every 8 weeks Carl Lowe comes in for his treatment of Remicade. It's a process that takes about three hours. But Lowe says it has made all the difference in helping him to cope with rheumatoid arthritis.
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[SOT27:29]
[IN Q=It's like being unlocked form a jail]

((CARL LOWE: IT'S LIKE BEING UNLOCKED FROM A JAIL. YOU HAVE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, FREEDOM OF TRAVEL. IT'S A LIKE A WHOLE NEW LIFE)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=it's a whole new life]


Lowe says even with other medications -- he still was living with pain..
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[SOT25:04]
[IN Q=If you can imagine the worse]

((CARL LOWE: IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THE WORSE MUSCLE SPRAIN THAT YOU'VE EVER HAD. IT'S WORSE THAN THAT)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=than that]


Doctor Joseph Lemmer at Lewis Gale Clinic says while Remicade is not a cure -- it can prevent the disease from getting worse --which is something that wasn't possible before.
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[SOT17:10]
[IN Q=As in all drugs some people respond better]

((DR. JOSEPH LEMMER/RHEUMOTOLOGIST: AS IN ALL DRUGS SOME PEOPLE RESPOND BETTER THAN OTHERS. BUT THE DATA WOULD INDICATE THAT YOUR CHANCE OF HAVING THE DISEASE STOPPED IN ITS TRACK ARE BETTER WITH REMICADE AND SIMILAR DRUGS)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=and other drugs]


Lemmer says right now Remicade does have to be taken with other drugs --but research at Lewis Gale Clinic is underway to see if can be effective by itself.
Lowe says just a day after his first treatment he noticed a difference.
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((IT'S HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY. I'D BEEN IN BAD SHAPE IF I DIDN'T HAVE IT)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=if i didn't have it]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Some of the side effects of the Remicade include respiratory tract infections, headache, nausea, coughing and diarrhea.
It can also make you more susceptible to infections.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's new information on the prevention of prostate cancer.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information:
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((on cam)) NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS A SUBSTANCE COMMON IN MANY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES MAY PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER.

VT=VO

((vo)) ITS CALLED QUER-CET-IN AND HAS BEEN SHOWN TO STOP ANDRO-GEN RECEPTORS IN THEIR TRACKS.
EARLIER STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT ANDRO-GEN...THE MALE HORMONE....IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH OF PROSTATE CANCER.
THESE NEW FINDINGS WERE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

VT=VO

((vo)) SHARK CARTILAGE SHOWS PROMISE IN TREATING SEVERAL KINDS OF CANCERS. THAT ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY FROM MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN MONTREAL.
PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED KIDNEY CANCER....GIVEN AN EXTRACT OF THE FISHY SUBSTANCE.... LIVED TWICE AS LONG AS WOULD BE EXPECTED HAD THEY NOT BEEN GIVEN SHARK CARTILAGE.
SHARK CARTILAGE CONTAINS ANTI-ANGIO-GENESIS AGENTS WHICH LITERALLY STARVE A TUMOR'S LIFELINES.

VT=VO

((vo)) FEELING BLUE?..WELL YOU MAY WANT TO FORGET THE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS AND TRY WORKING OUT.
RESEARCHERS AT BERLIN'S FREE UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY FOUND THIRTY MINUTES A DAY ON THE TREADMILL CAN RELIEVE SEVERE DEPRESSION QUICKER THAN MANY DRUGS.
AND UNLIKE MOST ANTI-DEPRESSANTS WHICH CAN TAKE UP TO A MONTH TO WORK, AEROBIC EXERCISE PRODUCED QUICK RESULTS.
EARLIER STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT EXERCISE ALSO RELEASES ENDORPHINS..CHEMICALS IN THE BRAIN THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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


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


45- hundred Kroger clerks and meat- cutters in Virginia will cast their ballots later today on a new contract.
They'll be voting on a contract agreed upon Sunday by Kroger officials, as well as union leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Governor Gilmore does some last- minute figuring, giving state workers and educators a pay raise this year.
With a bill-signing deadline of midnight, the Governor's move came as a surprise.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a female art student at Virginia Tech is attacked--
Police are blaming a custodian at the university.
They've arrested James Lee Harris of Pembroke.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, March 27th .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=Kroger Contract Vote]

Some 45- hundred full and part time Kroger workers in southwest and central Virginia will vote on a new contract today.
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The clerks and meat cutters will be voting on a contract agreed upon Sunday by Kroger officials and union leaders. The employees are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers union local 400. Before voting-- the workers will be briefed on the contract at the Salem Civic Center. The workers' current 5- year contract expired on Saturday but was extended through today. We'll have more on NEWS 7 at noon.
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[11Gilmore-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC2:05:16]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


State workers and educators WILL get a pay raise this year, thanks to a last- minute move by Governor Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


With a bill-signing deadline of midnight last night, the Governor's move came as a surprise.
He will reduce the amount the state and localities contribute to the Virginia Retirement System -- and use the savings for three and a half percent pay raises later this year.
The Governor says yesterday's actions do NOT mean there's NO hope for museums or cultural centers.
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[SOT 16:51:24]
[IN Q=What this is saying is that]

((WHAT THIS IS SAYING IS THAT A MAJOR PRIORITY THAT I HAVE HERE IS ONE THAT I AM ADDRESSING... SOME MONEY IN FOR MUSEUMS AND SO ON LIKE THAT. I DID DO THAT.))
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[VO-NAT]


The state teachers union says it's happy for the pay raise.
But the move does nothing to address educational needs that went unfunded.
And the union says it gives the perception that the state is being careless with future retirement benefits.
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=None]


The V-R-S Board itself came up with the rate reduction idea last year.
But the same board declined to actually implement it for this fiscal year in a meeting this month.
[SS=Gilmore]


In other news from Richmond, Governor Gilmore has signed legislation mandating a 24-hour waiting period before abortions ... and bills that place new restrictions on teen drivers.

[Military-Jets]


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


The search is on again this morning for two U-S fighter jets that disappeared from radar over Scotland.
The Air Force F-15-C jets were on a training mission when they lost contact with ground control yesterday.
One official says a caller reported hearing an explosion about the same time the planes vanished from radar.


[Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Strike]


No sign of a quick settlement to the Comair pilot strike--
The airline has cancelled ALL of its flights through mid- day tomorrow.
The strike comes after three years of failed negotiations over pay and benefits.
Terisa Estacio has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, KY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Lackie/Comair Pilot; :09]
[SUPER=01-Randy Rademacher/Comair President; :33]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:02]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, Houston.]

(( Locator: Hebron, Kentucky
nat sot up; pilots chant.


Narr: The pilots union says regional airline pilots should be treated the same as their big-airline colleagues..and they are tired of waiting.

SOT; Captain Paul Lackie, Comair Pilot

We've been ignored for three years. Our genuine needs have been ignored. First year pilots at Comair are lucky to bring home 15 thousand dollars a year.
Narr: But on the first day of the pilot's walkout, Comair managers got a rousing ovation from the regional airline's non-pilot employees who packed the headquarters at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport. 11:24:15

SOT: Randy Rademacher, President, Comair

They want more pay, they want better benefits, they want more respect for what they do, Everybody in this room wants that, I want that. The issue is not, I think, what people want to get, its how fast they want to get there.
Narr: In addition to higher pay, the Comair pilots want a company-funded retirement plan, more rest time between flights and payment for all the hours they are one the job, not just flying hours.
Terisa Estacio /Bridge: Comair carries more than 8 million passengers each year. It serves 95 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.
Locator: Oklahoma City
Narr: With their flights cancelled, Comair passengers had to find alternative transportation.

Passenger/man sot:

They just switched me to a different flight which will get me in at the same time. Its not big deal to me.

Passenger/woman sot:

Its frustrating, but I don't know yet whether I'm angry. It depends on what happens the rest of the day.
Narr: Both sides say they are willing to negotiate. Comair plans to keep its roughly 4,000 non-pilot employees on the job during this first strike in the company's history. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston. ))

[11Tech-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC1:27:45]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


A Virginia Tech custodian is charged with malicious wounding in an assault against a female art student.
Tech police arrested James Lee Harris of Pembroke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The victim, a freshman, was attacked in the basement of Henderson Hall.
She was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for treatment.
Harris is NOT a Tech employee.
He works for a private company called Defender Services.
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[11Fleming-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC1:33:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Four teens face charges in connection with a shooting incident at William Fleming High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 12]


Police have charged two brothers from southwest Roanoke with firing a gun in the school parking lot.
Their brother is charged with causing a disruption, and so is a boy from northwest Roanoke.
An adult, Curtis Beverly, Jr. was arrested last week in the case.
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[11Boucher-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-06]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


U-S Congressman Rick Boucher says State Senator John Edwards is the best democratic candidate for Virginia Attorney General...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


At a news conference yesterday, Boucher cited experience and dedication to Southwest Virginia as the main reasons he will be backing Edwards at the June 12th Democratic primary.
Edwards, a former U-S Attorney and Roanoke City Council member, faces Henrico Delegate Donald McEachin (muh-KEE-chin) for his party's nomination...
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[SOT- 1:49]
[IN Q=John knows]

((U.S. REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT; JOHN KNOWS AS WE KNOW THAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION EQUALITY AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ARE THE MAJOR ITEMS ON THIS REGION'S AGENDA. STATE SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/CANDIDATE ATTORNEY GENERAL/THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA KNOW ME, THEY KNOW MY RECORD AND THEY CAN BE ASSURED THAT SOUTHWEST VRIGINIA WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN IF I'M ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Boucher; :00]
[SUPER=@Edwards; :11]
[RUNS=:18]
[Out Q=attorney general of Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


State Senator Madison Marye and other New River Valley officials also attended yesterday's event.
The democratic candidate for Attorney General will face unopposed Republican Jerry Kilgore.
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[11Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:26:54]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte]


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte won't face re-election until next year, but he also received some help from a political ally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Goodlatte brought in California Congressman David Dreier for a midday fundraiser. The Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Dreier has worked closely with Goodlatte on issues of technology and trade.
Yesterday, he talked tax cuts with reporters.
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[SOT 01:25:13]
[IN Q=Many of us]

((REP. DAVID DREIER/R- CALIFORNIA: MANY OF US, AND THE PRESIDENT HAPPENS TO BE AMONG THEM, REALIZE THAT WE NEED TO HAVE BROAD TAX CUTS WHICH WILL GO INTO PLACE THIS YEAR, WHICH WILL STIMULATE ECONOMIC GROWTH. AND I'M CONVINCED THAT CLEARLY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. David Dreier/(R) California;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to be able to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House begins general debate on the budget, and members are also scheduled to take up the marriage tax penalty later this week.
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[11Mims]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis Mims]


A former star Virginia Tech basketball player has been arrested.
Blacksburg police arrested Dennis Mims last Friday at Terrace View Apartments-
He was later charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny.
Mims was one of Tech's top players but was dismissed from the team last December for violating team rules.

[11Pitts-Road]


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


Residents on one Pittsylvania County road are pleading with motorists to slow down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Laniars (la-NEERS) Mill Road off of Highway 41 has been the site of many deadly accidents.
V-DOT recently lowered the speed limit from 45 to 35 miles per hour but residents say some motorists are still going as high as 60 or 70.
The road is dangerous because of its hill and sharp curves.
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((JAMES McLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: YOU DON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU POP AROUND THE CURVE WHAT YOU REALLY GOT HERE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT REALLY CAN DO TO CHANGE IT. BUT I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO WHAT WE CAN.)) ((GINA FOX/RESIDENT: ONCE THE CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON 41 ITS GOING TO BE EVEN WORSE. WHO'S GOING TO HAVE TO GET KILLED FOR PEOPLE TO SLOWDOWN.))
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The Sheriff's Department has set up trailers to tell motorists how fast they're going.
The State Police also plan to beef up patrols in the area.
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The Dutch Inn in Collinsville has re-opened for business less than one week after a fire heavily damaged the hotel.
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Last Monday's fire caused nearly two million dollars in damage to the inn's lobby, lounge, and windmill tower.
Workers spent the weekend restoring services and cleaning up the property.
A hotel room now houses the front desk.
Fire investigators believe the fire started in an electrical outlet in the lounge.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Blacksburg police arrested former star Virginia Tech basketball player Dennis Mims last Friday at Terrace View Apartments-
He was later charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny.
Mims was one of Tech's top players but was dismissed from the team last December for violating team rules.
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Four teens are in trouble with the law, after a shooting incident at William Fleming High School.
Police have charged two brothers from southwest Roanoke with firing a gun in the school parking lot.
Their brother is charged with causing a disruption, and so is a boy from northwest Roanoke.
An adult, Curtis Beverly, Jr. was arrested last week in the case.
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A Clifton Forge man who's been missing for nearly two weeks turned up in Pennsylvania.
Police say Peter Cardinal checked himself into a hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
His family became alarmed when he disappeared after leaving work at Liberty House nursing home on March 13.

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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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