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The mother of Radford teen Tara Munsey speaks in Richmond - she's hoping to spare the life of her daughter's killer.
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[vo-nat] And ... Slobodan Milosevic surrenders to officials just before dawn. More on those stories just ahead.
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[Yugoslavia]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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U-N officials say Belgrade is still obliged to hand over former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic to the war crimes tribunal.
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[SUPER=03-Belgrade;]


Milosevic surrendered on the condition he will not face those charges, instead answering only to corruption charges in his own nation.
Milosevic was indicted in May 1999 on charges he allegedly murdered hundreds of Kosovar Albanians and 740-thousand were persecuted or displaced from their homes in the Serb campaign against Kosovo.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=slo]
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One man ends up in the hospital after a shooting in Montgomery County yesterday.
Officials say 42 year old Roger Cox got into an argument with Wilbur B. Oldham, both of Christiansburg.
They say that's when Oldham shot Cox twice in the leg.
He was taken to the hospital.
No word on his condition at this time.
Oldham is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without Bond.

[Munsey]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
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The mother of a murdered Radford teen spoke out AGAINST the death penalty in Richmond this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/March 9;]

Tara Munsey's mother says the life of her daughter's killer should be spared. Yesterday Munsey's mother told "Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty" that she doesn't hate Jeff Thomas. Kitty Irwin says sparing Thomas' life-- rather than ending it-- will bring her closure and help with the healing process. A judge will sentence Thomas in June.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


An emergency landing ended with a small plane on the deck of a house at Wintergreen Resort last night.
The single engine Cessna was occupied by a husband and wife.
Officials say they failed to clear and hit a house on Crabapple Road.
No one was home at the time and the couple in the plane was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities say that thick fog may have contributed to the accident.


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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Up next on News 7 - If you have a sweet tooth the size of Texas - we'll introduce you to a person who's job you'll crave --
[ANCHOR=Leo]

And...
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[vo-nat] should gays be accepted by the church? One pastor speaks out in Roanoke about alternative acceptance.
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[writer=chr]
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If you're a fool for chocolate - it's the perfect day for you in Roanoke. The chocolate festival is taking place at the Roanoke Civic Center from noon to four today.
Joining us is a man we can all envy - John Schopp - he's a judge at today's festival.
Now - will you be eating chocolate for four hours straight and how many dishes will you get to try?
[super=01-John Schopp/Chocolate Festival Judge]


You brought some delicacies with you today - tell us about them...
You're also a caterer, right? (John mentions his company - Center Stage Catering - he's the executive chef and owner)

Again the festival's today from noon - to - four. Tickets are eight-fifty for adults, four-twenty-five for children. Thanks for joining us John. We'll be right back after this...
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is now open for the season... and even if you've been there before - some changes are in store. Shannon Young shows us what's new at the Bedford County home in this week's Time Off.
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[IN Q=Spring cleaning]
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[SUPER=01-Karin Sherbin/Poplar Forest; :15]
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[OUT Q=SY N7, Bedford County.]

((Spring cleaning at Poplar Forest this year has a decidedly dirty side. That's because of construction going on the east side of Thomas Jefferson's second home. The Poplar Forest Foundation is working to restore the house to Jefferson's original design.
[SOT 2:30:34-2:30:49]
[IN Q=This January, it was very exciting...]

((This January, it was very exciting. The Masons were able to put down the first bricks for the restored wing of service rooms and that's what visitors can see when they visit this year. They can see an actual Jeffersonian construction project in progress.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=construction project in progress.]

The work is slow going, as has been most of the restoration. The octagonal building served as a private home until the mid-1980's. Since then, workers have raised the windows, rebuilt the roof, replaced the flooring systems and stripped the walls. But Jefferson's original structure remains.
[SOT 2:28:17-2:28:24]
[IN Q=When it came to his own buildings...]

((When it came to his own buildings he built with brick because, he said, it would endure. Fortunately, he was correct.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=Fortunately, he was correct.]

In an era when most Virginia buildings were constructed of wood, brick wasn't Jefferson's only break with tradition. He also took liberties with the ancient Roman architecture he typically adhered to.
[SOT 2:25:59-2:26:11]
[IN Q=You can see, for UVA...]

((You can see, for UVA, the state capitol, even at Monticello, he felt constrained in what he could do. Here, this was his place. What he wanted to do in terms of architectural design he was free to do.))
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[OUT Q=he was free to do.]

Jefferson's goal was to design a place where he felt at home, where he could escape from his public persona and the hoards of people who visited at Monticello.
[SOT 2:27:00-2:27:09]
[IN Q=This was a place for Jefferson...]

((This was a place for Jefferson to come be by himself and pursue his favorite activities which, as his granddaughter said, were to read, to write and to think.))
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[OUT Q=to write and to think.]

But now, visitors are encouraged to stop by for a tour of the home, the grounds and an early peak at what's shaping up to be the spring-time rebirth of Jefferson's dream. Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford County.))
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[WRITER=chr]
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Former President Jimmy Carter received V-M-I's first Jonathan Daniels award for humanitarian service last week.
In today's Virginia Newsreel, Keith Humphry has a look back at President Carter and some of his previous stops in our area.
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((NATS MUSIC / CLAPPING CARTER WALKING OUT))
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[OUT Q=NATS SONG / CLAPPING]

[holdover shot of Jimmy Carter with presidential theme music under] 1977 to 1981 - the Commander in Chief of the United States was a Georgia native... He had been a peanut farmer, a Navy Lieutenant and nuclear physicist before entering the world of politics.
[Carter with local candidates in 1976 from TAPE S-231 TC 2:37:11] In the mid-1970s, Jimmy Carter stumped for Roanoke Valley candidates, sounding like a tried-and-true Democrat in explaining just who would make it a promising year for his party.
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[IN Q=THOSE INTERESTED]

((2:37:46 -- THOSE INTERESTED IN THE RIGHTS OF WORKING PEOPLE OLDER PEOPLE WOMEN MINORITY GROUPS THE LABORING PEOPLE OF THE NATION FARMERS' GROUPS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS AND OTHERS -- 2:37:59))
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[OUT Q=AND OTHERS]

[holdover /continue Carter 1976 pics with other candidates] But Carter was coy about the upcoming Presidential election - and had no harsh words for his opponents vying for the Democratic nomination.. He did, however, make it clear who would NOT get his vote.
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[SOT from TAPE S-231 TC 2:38:57]
[IN Q=I WOULD REALLY PREFER]

((2:38:57 - I WOULD REALLY PREFER NOT TO CONJECTURE ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF ANY PARTICULAR CANDIDATE - 2:39:00 - I HAVE NEVER YET IN MY LIFE VOTED FOR A REPUBLICAN 2:39:05 - I'VE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE DEM CANDIDATES - 2:39:09 - AND I PRESUME THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO IN 1976 - 2:39:12))
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[OUT Q=WHAT I'LL DO IN 1976.]

[holdover Carter 1976 pics] A majority of voters did the same come election day - landing Carter in the White House. His first year in office [Carter signing treaties from TAPE 99-60 -- shot is at end of pkg at TC 00:50] he signed the Panama Canal Treaties, which he counts among his more notable accomplishments. Another foreign affair - [building where hostages were being held from TAPE A-226 around TC 51:00-ish] the Iran hostage situation of 1980 - gave the Carter administration a black eye and may have cost him re-election. [Carter speaking at Roanoke College from TAPE S-231 TC 2:29:59] Despite the trials and tribulations - Carter told a Roanoke College crowd after losing the Presidency that he always liked the job.
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[IN Q=I CAN'T THINK]

((2:31:18 -- I CAN'T THINK OF A SINGLE MORNING I GOT UP DESPITE THE PROBLEMS... CONG, BAD HEADLINE -- THAT I DIDN'T LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING OVER TO THE OVAL OFFICE TO ASSUME THE DUTIES OF THE PRES ITSELF - 2:31:42))
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[OUT Q=ASSUME THE DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT ITSELF.]

[Carter waving goodbye and getting on helicopter from TAPE A 216 TC 57:47] After leaving the White House in 1981 - Carter remained in the public eye as a humanitarian and ambassador at large. [Carter at PFG plant from TAPE 90-81 TC 31:58] In 1990 - his concern for people in third world countries brought him to Vinton. The P-F-G plant had joined in the Carter Center's fight to eradicate a parasite found in water consumed by millions of people.
But the former president was still talking politics - after the election of the nation's first black governor.
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[SOT from TAPE 90-81 TC 33:02]
[IN Q=ONE OF THE MOST]

((ONE OF THE MOST GRATIFYING EVENTS IN RECENT POLITICAL HISTORY IS THE ELECTION OF GOVERNOR WILDER. IT REFLECTS WELL ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.]


[Carter at W & L TAPE 92-32 TC 7:50] At Washington and Lee in 1992 - Carter expressed support for presidential candidate Bill Clinton. But as a citizen, rather than as President - Carter's message about changing the future was not about politics or politicians...
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[IN Q=IT'S NOT JUST]

((IT'S NOT JUST BILL CLINTON. IT'S NOT JUST GEORGE BUSH OR JOHN MAJOR IN LONDON. IT'S US.))
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[OUT Q=IT'S US.]

[holdover Carter at W & L] That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))















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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am.]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
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In this week's health review, Montgomery Regional Hospital breaks ground for a new addition.
A Bedford County boy talks about how he was attacked by a dog.
And a drug for Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the first on the market to help stop the progression of the disease.

Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=Carl Lowe says]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Lemmer/Rheumatologist; :26]
[SUPER=07-Ryan Williams;:44]
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[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]

(([500-13, 1:33:13]
Carl Lowe says ever since he started treatments of Remicade for rheumatoid arthritis --the pain has gone away.
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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))
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Doctor Joseph Lemmer at Lewis Gale Clinic says Remicade not only treat the symptoms --but can also stop the disease from getting worse.
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[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))
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[OUT Q=and other drugs]

[01-06, 1:29:25] In other health news,
Every year 4 million Americans are victims of dog bites --60 percent are children.
11 year old Ryan Williams is one of them.
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[IN Q= I was trying to get away]

((RYAN WILLIAMS: I WAS TRYING TO GET AWAY. AND IT WAS JUST REALLY SCARY AND I DON'T WANT TO EXPERIENCE THAT AGAIN))
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Doctor Norman Harris says he's seen children who've lost ears, eyes, noses, or parts of lips --as a result of a dog bite.
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[IN Q=I think the Roanoke Valley area]

((DR. NORMAN HARRIS/PLASTIC SURGEON: I THINK THE ROANOKE VALLEY AREA HAS A RELATIVELY HIGH INCIDENCE OF DOG BITES. I'M NOT CERTAIN WHAT THE REASON IS FOR THAT. BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT SHOULD NEVER LEAVE A CHILD OR INFANT ALONE WITH A DOG))
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[OUT Q=with a dog]

One local K-9 trainer says you should always approach a dog slowly and allow a dog to smell your hand before trying to pet it.
Also making medical headlines -- Montgomery Regional Hospital breaks ground for a new 3 story addition. The addition will house a new Intensive Care Unit --which will be three times the size of the present unit.
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[SOT2:32:21]
[IN Q=Anything we'e going to be putting in this]

((DAVID WILLIAMS: ANYTHING WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING IN THIS UNIT IS GOING TO BE LATEST TECHNOLOGY --STATE-OF-THE-ART KIND OF STUFF AND IT'S GOING TO HELP US TO DO OUR JOBS BETTER))
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[OUT Q=us do our jobs better]

The addition is expected to be completed by early next year. That's this week's health check. I'm Joy Sutton. ))


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The church and homosexuality - a retired Episcopal Bishop shares some controversial views at a conference in Roanoke.


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And .. A routine mission in international airspace turns dangerous... when a Navy surveillance plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet.
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[Episcopal-Gays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A retired Episcopal Bishop says the church should accept gays. He brought that controversial view to the third annual Interfaith Sexual Minorities Conference at Roanoke yesterday.

Kate Weidaw reports.
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Reverend John Spong believes the church and the military are the only institutions that remain homophobic. Spong says while society has accepted homosexuals the church has not kept up with modern culture.

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((REV. JOHN SPONG: WE NEED TO SAY WHERE AS HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE CAN FORM LIFE TIME UNIONS WITH THE PERSON OF THEIR CHOICE SO CAN GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE MUST BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORM LIFE TIME UNIONS WITH PEOPLE OF THEIR CHOICE AND THE CHURCH IS CALLED UPON TO BLESS THOSE I BELIEVE.))
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The retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark says the bible is partly to blame for the church's prejudice.

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((WHY PEOPLE WHO THINK THE PEOPLE WHO WROTE THE BIBLE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SOME OF THE COMPLEX ISSUES OF THE MODERN WORLD IS JUST BEYOND ME. I THINK THAT IS NAIVE AND IGNORANT POINT OF VIEW AND YET IT'S STILL RAMPANT IN WHAT I THINK ARE POORLY EDUCATED CHRISTIAN CIRCLES.))
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Spong calls Jerry Falwell a classical fundamentalist concerning his views on homosexuality.

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((HE SAYS THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD AND EVERY THING IN IT IS TRUE, I THINK HE HASN'T READ IT.))
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While some passages in the Bible condemn homosexuality Spong says it's wrong.... because the Bible also condemns epilepsy and left handed people. Medicine now controls the disorder and the other is accepted by society. The message Spong hopes people take home with them is acceptance.

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((IT'S THE JOB OF THE CHURCH TO EMBRACE THEM WITH THE LOVE OF GOD NOT TO BE THEIR JUDGE , JUDGMENT IS GOD'S BUSINESS.))

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Kate Weidaw news 7 Roanoke.))




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A U-S Navy surveillance plane made an emergency landing in southern China after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet.
The four-engine propeller plane was carrying 24 crew members. It was on a routine mission in international airspace over the South China Sea when the collision occurred.
A Navy spokesman says it's not clear whether the collision was accidental, or if the Chinese jet tried to bump the U.S. plane.
The crew members were NOT injured.



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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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The pilot of a planeload of Texas skydivers says he hit turbulence shortly after taking off yesterday.
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The single-engine plane carrying 21 skydivers reached about 300 feet before plunging to the ground.
Seven passengers were injured -- but no one was killed -- in the crash about 40 miles east of Fort Worth.
A man who witnessed the crash and helped the injured says most suffered broken legs and ribs.
Federal investigators are probing the cause of the crash.
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[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC 1:33:27]
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Virginia's districts are getting new boundaries.
The second of four public hearings was held yesterday in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT 00-50 TC1:50:30]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Legislators are in the process of drawing new boundaries for both houses of the General Assembly this spring. They'll begin drawing boundaries for Virginia's representatives in the U.S. Congress by summer.
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[IN Q=Since Southwest]

((DEL. CHRIS JONES: SINCE SOUTHWEST HAS LOST POPULATION WE NEED TO PUSH IT EAST AND NORTH SO TO SPEAK SO THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME CHANGES.))
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[OUT Q=be some changes.]
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Lawmakers will return to Richmond on Wednesday for a special redistricting session.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] The Roanoke Express ends its season just short of its goal - Details still to come in sports.
[ANCHOR=Leo]

And...
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in today's Virginia Profile - a WDBJ veteran who changed courses and has been churning out journalists for decades.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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His interest in journalism sprang from a boyhood paper route, and Ron MacDonald has followed his calling for the last 50 years.
This spring, the Washington and Lee Journalism professor and WDBJ veteran plans to retire.
He's the subject of today's Virginia Profile, with Joe Dashiell.
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(( [OPENS WITH NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=It says both]

((IT SAYS BOTH THE MACEDONIAN ARMY AND THE REBELS. WHAT REBELS? I'M NOT SURE. WELL, THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ALBANIANS.))
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[OUT Q=talking about the Albanians.]


It's Thursday afternoon, and Ron MacDonald's students are on deadline, writing stories for their cable newscast, The Rockbridge Report.
MacDonald edits their copy, offers encouragement and reflects on the way it used to be.
[SOT 18:07:54]
[IN Q=Newsrooms used to be]

((NEWSROOMS USED TO BE REALLY LIVELY AND NOISY, PEOPLE YELLING AND RUNNING AROUND. AND OF COURSE NOW IT'S CUBICLES, NOBODY EVER SEES EACH OTHER. IT'S NO FUN ANY MORE.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=It's no fun any more.]


MacDonald has had his share of the "fun." It was 50 years ago in April that he filed his first radio report in Vermont... 45 years ago when he joined WDBJ as a news anchor and reporter. [NAT SOUND OF MACDONALD ON WDBJ]
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MacDonald arrived in Roanoke, not long after Channel Seven signed on, and soon he was sharing a studio with Irv Sharp and the Top of the Mornin' Gang.
They were making television history, and they made it up as they went along.
[SOT INTERVIEW 19:23:53]
[IN Q=And it was a very exciting time]

((AND IT WAS A VERY EXCITING TIME, AND A TIME WHEN I THINK ALL OF US ON THE STATION STAFF, EVERYBODY FROM THE SECRETARIES ON UP TO THE MANAGER, HAD THE SENSE OF ADVENTURE. WE'RE PIONEERS, WE'RE DOING THIS THING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME KIND OF THING. AND IT WAS REALLY GREAT.))
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[OUT Q=and it was really great.]


A news anchor proud of his reporting, MacDonald covered the 1968 elections, and interviewed Bobby Kennedy in West Virginia. [NAT SOUND OF KENNEDY INTERVIEW]
[IN Q=I've noticed that you]

((I'VE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN INTERESTED, ESPECIALLY IN COLLEGE CAMPUSES, AND NOW YOU'RE ON THE ROAD SO TO SPEAK IN A MOTORCADE. DOES THIS MARK A CHANGE IN YOUR CAMPAIGN. NO I SPOKE FOR INSTANCE ALL THROUGH CALIFORNIA IN THE SMALLER TOWNS AND SOME OF THE CITIES...))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=and some of the cities.]


But when a call came from Washington and Lee a few months later, he was ready to move.
In the 32 years since, he's taught countless classes, supervised more than 700 interns, and watched proudly as his students have populated newsrooms across the country.
[SOT]
[IN Q=That's probably my greatest accomplishment]

((THAT'S PROBABLY MY GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, I GUESS, IS THAT I CAN LOOK OUT AND SEE PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THE WORLD WHO ARE DOING GOOD WORK.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=who are doing good work.]


On this day the journalists "doing good work" are still his students...
And as their final newscast of the winter term winds down, there's one story that wasn't in MacDonald's lineup...
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((TONIGHT IS A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE ROCKBRIDGE REPORT. IT'S THE LAST NEWSCAST FOR OUR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, PROFESSOR RON MACDONALD.))
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Standing in the control room with his wife Pat, MacDonald listens as students and colleagues praise his respect for the english language, his sense of humor, and his dedication.
And celebrate a 50- year career that has carried him from the anchor desk to the college classroom. Joe Dashiell News 7 Lexington))





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He has walked more than 16-thousand miles and is known as "The Habitual Hiker"... This week, local author Leonard Adkins will share a little of what he's learned in his many outdoor adventures.
Thanks for joining us...
[super=07-Leonard Adkins]

How many times have you completed the Appalachian Trail?
You're conducting a multimedia presentation this week at Roanoke College... It's called "Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail"... You've got a little preview for us today... right? We've got a picture of blood root... What's the significance of this?
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[TROUT LILY 9601EssC]
[TRILLIM 9602EssC ]
[GRAY'S LILY 9603EssC]
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If you want to learn more from Leonard - the presentation is this Tuesday night at 7-30 at Roanoke College's Massengill Auditorium on Market Street.

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TOSS TO LEO FOR WX

[Homeless-Night]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Some local high school students spent the last night in the big wide open.
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as part of a program to increase awareness of homelessness in our area. Organizers admit that this one night can't completely demonstrate the reality of homeless life - but getting the word out is important. Each student donated 25-dollars to participate in the program. The money will be donated to homeless assistance programs.
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[Boy-Scout]


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Local boy scouts showed they have what it takes to tackle the great outdoors yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Boy Scouts from the Roanoke Valley as well as Franklin and Craig counties drove that point home through a number of demonstrations. Some showed how to make a pine wood derby while others shared their adventures in the great outdoors.
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((RAY EADES: THIS GROUP OVER HERE DOES IT ALL THEY DO CAVING, BACK PACKING, CANOEING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BIKING, THE WHOLE WORKS.))
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The event was part of Tanglewood Mall's "Youth Day".
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[Sports-Extra]


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[NEWSCAST=Sunday Morning]
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The Virginia Tech football team just wrapped up its first week of Spring practice. One of the players who is definitely getting a look from the coaches during these 15 days of workouts is former Friday Football Extra player of the week Josh Spence.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The star running back from Floyd County is actually hard to miss. Since arriving at Tech last year, Josh has gained 16 pounds. He now weighs 221, and he has increased his bench press to 380 pounds. He's also improved his vertical leap to 37 and half inches.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Virginia Tech Running Back; :15]
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As Suggs said, Spence has already earned the coveted "Super Iron Hokie" status in the weight room twice. He has been assured by position coach Billy Hite that he will stay at running back this season. Right now, all Spence wants to do is get on the field and make something happen whether it be in the backfield or on special teams.
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Spring practice continues in Blacksburg until Saturday April 21st, when workouts will culminate in the annual Spring game at two o'clock.