[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It took authorities three months to catch up with him--
Roanoke police and U-S Marshals arrest the man wanted in a woman's murder at Hod Rod's Car Care in January.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the standoff between the U-S and China COULD have an effect on a Roanoke fiber optics company.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Thursday started right here-- stay tuned for News 7 Mornin.

[11Hale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC02:39]
[SS=Murder Invest.]


After three months on the run-- a Roanoke man who is wanted for murder is arrested .
29-year-old Earl Hale is charged with the murder of a Roanoke woman at Hot Rod's Car Care back in January.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities got a tip last night from Crimeline that led them to a Petersburg bus stop-
That's where Roanoke Police and U-S Marshals arrested Hale.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 2]


It was January second that police say Hale showed up at Hod Rod's Car Care.
That's where they say he fatally shot a former girlfriend - 27-year-old Charlene Ramsey and wounded 29-year old Rodney Basham.
Hale is charged with murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges.
Police brought Hale in from Petersburg last night, and processed him in the Roanoke city jail.
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[2-China-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morni]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's an APOLOGY that China wants...but it's getting something slightly less.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S "regrets" the Chinese fighter pilot was killed after a collision with a Navy spy plane last weekend.
But the White House insists there's no reason to say the word, "sorry", because the crew did nothing wrong.
U.S. officials believe the Chinese pilot under- estimated turbulence caused by the plane's propellers.
Meanwhile, China's ambassador says damage to the front of the spy plane proves the U-S is at fault.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:57:07]
[IN Q=I think that]

((YANG JIECHI/CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.: I THINK THAT THIS ISSUE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED A LONG TIME AGO. AND, THE UNITED STATES SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Yang Jiechi/Chinese Ambassador to the U. S.;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=this incident.]
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[VO-NAT]


A commercial satellite is closely monitoring the grounded plane, as efforts continue to bring home the 24- American crew members.
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[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-16]
[GRAPHIC=Optical cable]


Meanwhile a Roanoke company is keeping a close eye on the standoff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


Optical Cable has a deal in the works to provide China with fiber optic cable.
CEO Bob Kopstein says the deal would double the company's workforce, sales, and may lead to construction of a new manufacturing facility.
Kopstein told News 7 his company won't be affected by the conflict, but he says, he'll continue to watch the situation carefully.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[SS-none]

Kopstein says he expects his counterparts in China to visit the U-S at the end of April.[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=501-01 TC06:18]
[GRAPHIC=Veto Session]


The General Assembly veto-session will continue today.
The House of Delegates adjourned last night without taking-up the Senate's action on Governor Gilmore's vetoes and amendments.
The Senate voted to override all six of the governor's vetoes and both houses rejected Gilmore's most essential amendments to a bill that would relax Virginia's tough limit on new claims of innocence by death row prisoners.
Earlier in the day, the Governor's scheme to tack state worker and teacher pay raises onto a Senate bill died at the hands of a political ally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager yesterday single-handedly killed the Governor's plan to tap the state worker pension fund to pay for the pay raises.
Hager ruled political ally Jim Gilmore's amendment UNconstitutional.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:03:55]
[IN Q=It's not about the House versus]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HOUSE VERSUS THE SENATE...GET IT OUT OF THE WAY AND BE DONE WITH IT.))
[SUPER=@Hager;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and be done with it.]
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[VO-NAT]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins has now thrown his support behind a budget compromise that would include pay raises.


That plan's 70 percent phaseout of the car tax this year may please the small throng of protesters at the gate of Capitol Square.
But it's unlikely to pass muster with Senate negotiators in its present form.
Meanwhile, another rally at the Capitol called for a special budget session.
It included teachers, environmentalists, museum supporters, local government officials, and mental health advocates.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:43:30]
[IN Q=This is the broadest group]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR MENTALLY ILL: THIS IS THE BROADEST GROUP I HAVE EVER WITNESSED IN ALL OF MY YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for Mentally Ill]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in all of my years.]
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[VO-NAT]


The redistricting session kicks off today.
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[11Montgomery-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:37:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After leaving a child un-attended, a Montgomery county school bus driver will be looking for a new job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-March 23;]


The un-identified employee had been on suspension for leaving seven-year old Justin Nester on the bus. The Christiansburg boy fell asleep on his ride home and woke to find the bus empty and parked at Shawsville Middle School.
He says he started walking, but was quickly picked up by a woman named "Maggie" who brought him home safely.
Tuesday, the bus driver was fired.
School officials say drivers are supposed to check the bus before leaving.
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[11Ericsson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC51:13]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, Com-Net Ericsson has been sold again a little more than a year after it separated from its parent company Ericsson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Published reports say Bermuda- based Tyco International has purchased Com- Net, which makes mobile radio systems for local governments and emergency personnel.
Com- Net employs about 650 people at three different facilities in Central Virginia.
It's not clear whether any jobs will be affected by the move which still must be approved by the federal government.
Com-Net bought the mobile radio division from Ericsson in January of last year.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Alexis Christoforous takes a look at yesterday's wild ride on Wall Street in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(on cam)

IT'S WAS A DIZZYING YO-YO RIDE ON WALL STREET .. INVESTORS JUST COULDN'T SEEM TO MAKE UP THEIR MINDS...PRICES WERE ALL OVER THE MAP... IN THE END..

(graphic)

THE DOW FINISHED UP A MODEST 29 POINTS TO 9515

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ FORFEITED ANOTHER 2 PERCENT OR 35 POINTS TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN BETTER THAN 2 YEARS.

(on cam)

STOCKS THAT HIT FRESH 52 WEEK LOWS INCLUDED: INTC, CISCO, AMZN

(on cam)

BUT YAHOO RALLIED AFTER SOME POSITIVE COMMENTS FROM JP MORGAN... YAHOO IS ALSO TEAMING UP WITH SAP, THE WORLDS LARGEST MAKER OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.. YAHOO WILL PROVIDE SAP WITH REAL-TIME WEB BASED INFORMATION.

(graphic)

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES IS STRONGLY DENYING A RUMOR THAT IT PLANS TO FILE FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUTPCY... SHARES OF THE ONCE HI-FLYING TELECOM GIANT HIT AN ALL TIME LOW BEFORE RECOVERING JUST A BIT... LUCENT STRESSED THAT THE COMPANY IS ON TRACK WITH ITS RESTRUCTURING...

(graphic)

AND MORGAN STANLEY DENIED A REPORT THAT IS PLANS TO TRIM 1-THOUSAND JOBS IN ITS BROKERAGE DIVISION.. . BUT THE WALL STREET FIRM DID SAY IT IS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO REDUCE COSTS.

(graphic)

IN AFTER THE BELL NEWS: VISTEON, THE AUTO PARTS MAKER AND AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES EACH ANNOUNCED JOB CUTS.. AKAMAI ALSO WARNED OF DISAPPOINTING PROFITS.

(graphic)

ON THE UPSIDE, BED BATH AND BEYOND POSTED PROFIT THAT BEAT THE STREET....

(graphic)

AND DELL COMPUTER COULD BE A BIG MOVER.. DELL IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD A BIG ANALYST MEETING TODAY.

(graphic)

TO TRACK ALL THE AFTER THE BELL ACTION HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))


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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Plane-Incident]


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


Two stowaways on a U-S cargo plane bound for Miami died when the plane made an emergency landing in Coloumbia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cali, Colombia;]


The pair was travelling in the landing gear of the D-C-8 plane, when the pilot reported a PROBLEM with the landing gear.
After flying for two hours to burn fuel, it landed without being able to use the front wheels.
Investigators say the stowaways had used small oxygen pipes and blankets to try to stay alive.
Authorities aren't sure where the stowaways were from, or WHY they were hiding aboard the plane.
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[6-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:15:06]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Federal officials are trying to determine the cause of yesterday's plane crash in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


A single engine Piper carrying two people hit trees at the end of a runway.
The plane was taking off from a private air strip about six miles west of Lexington.
No one was injured but there was some damage to the plane's wings.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
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[11Pulaski-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC18:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities have released the identity of a body that was discovered in the town of Pulaski...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Police say it is 50-year-old William Lee Hurley.
He was found in a coal yard at the end of First Street yesterday.
Hurley is reportedly a Pulaski resident.
Investigators do not suspect foul play in the case but are waiting for a report from the medical examiners office before releasing more details.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, one of the many benefits of eating fruits and vegetables is skin protection.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: DR DAVE ON CAM

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH MAY BE NO FURTHER THAN THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE AISLES AT YOUR LOCAL GROCERY.

(VO)



THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION REPORTS PEOPLE WHO EAT A DIET WITH LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES GET FEWER WRINKLES AS THEY AGE COMPARED TO PEOPLE WHO EAT A FATTIER DIET.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES CONTAIN GOOD AMOUNTS OF ANTIOXIDANTS- AND THOSE ANTIOXIDANTS WORK WELL AT KEEPING THE SUN AS WELL AS FATHER TIME FROM WRINKLING YOUR FACE.

AND EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES A MUCH MORE NATURAL- AND CHEAPER WAY TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN COMPARED TO BUYING SKIN CREAMS WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS ADDED TO THEM.

(VO)



ALSO TODAY - GETTING EXERCISE---- ITS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO TRY TO

SQUEEZE A WEEKS WORTH INTO A SINGLE WORKOUT.
A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FINDS THERE'S A RISK OF KEELING OVER FROM A HEART ATTACK IF YOU ARE GENERALLY A COUCH POTATO BUT THEN TRY TO BECOME AN OLYMPIAN IN A SINGLE SESSION.

THE ADVICE- GO SLOW- AND MORE REGULARLY.

(OC)



FINALLY TODAY- FEEL LIKE YOUR BRAIN IS IN A HOLDING PATTERN? GET OUT OF THE BUILDING AND GET SOME FRESH AIR- AND MAYBE DRINK SOME FRUIT JUICE WHILE YOU'RE OUT THERE.

A NEW REPORT FROM ENGLAND SAYS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR BRAINS CELLS A BOOST BY GETTING MORE OXYGEN- THATS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE LACKING IN A CLOSED UP OFFICE BUILDING.. AS WELL AS GIVING THOSE CELLS A QUICK JUMP START FROM THE NATURAL SUGAR FOUND IN JUICE . SOUNDS LIKE AN EASY WAY TO CLEAR YOUR HEAD.

THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #3]


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


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


A 29- year- old Roanoke man is in police custody this morning.
Earl Hale had been on the run for three months after allegedly killed his ex- girlfriend at Hot Rod's Car Care in January.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Words of "regret", but NOT a formal apology to China.
American officials maintain the crew of a Navy spy plane was not at fault in the mid-air collision that killed a Chinese fighter pilot.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I'm Drew Levinson]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=story is coming up.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday April-5-th.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[China-Plane]


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


A Chinese official says the U-S is on the right track with its statement of "regret" over the collision between an American spy plane and Japanese fighter jet.
But the country is STILL awaiting a formal apology.
Drew Levinson has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China; :00]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :40]
[SUPER=01-Yang Jiechi/Chinese Ambassador to the U. S.; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Washington.]

((
A LONE PROTESTOR ATTRACTED A CROWD IN FRONT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BEIJING TODAY, AS HE WROTE OUT HIS DISDAIN FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
HE, LIKE THE REST OF CHINA, IS STILL WAITING FOR A U.S APOLOGY -- BUT THEY'RE GETTING SOMETHING SLIGHTLY LESS.

(SOT: COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE)

"We regret that the Chinese plane did not get down safe, and we regret the loss of the life of that Chinese pilot"
CHOOSING HIS WORDS CAREFULLY, SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL EXPRESSED REGRET OVER LAST WEEKEND'S COLLISION INVOLVING AN AMERICAN SURVEILLANCE PLANE AND A CHINESE FIGHTER JET. BUT THE WHITE HOUSE INSISTS THERE'S NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE BECAUSE THE PLANE'S CREW DID NOTHING WRONG.

(SOT: ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN)

"The accident took place over international airspace, over international waters and we do not understand any reason to apologize."
U.S. OFFICIALS SPECULATE THE APPROACHING CHINESE PILOT FAILED TO COMPENSATE FOR THE TURBULENCE CAUSED BY THE PLANE'S PROPELLERS. BUT CHINA'S AMBASSADOR SAYS DAMAGE TO THE FRONT OF THE SPY PLANE PROVES THE U.S. IS THE ONE AT FAULT.

(SOT: YANG JIECHI/CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.) -- Courtesy: Newshour

with Jim Lehrer "I think that this issue should have been resolved a long time ago. And, the United States should apologize for this incident and should act in a positive fashion."
A COMMERCIAL SATELLITE IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE GROUNDED PLANE IN HAINAN, WHILE U.S. DIPLOMATS CONTINUE EFFORTS TO BRING THE 24 CREW MEMBERS HOME.

(STANDUP)

))

[2-11Hale]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC02:39]
[SS=Murder Invest.]


29-year-old Earl Hale is in custody this morning. Hale is charged with the murder of a Roanoke woman at Hot Rod's Car Care back in January.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities got a tip last night from Crimeline that led them to a Petersburg bus stop-
That's where Roanoke Police and U-S Marshals arrested Hale.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 2]


It was January second that police say Hale showed up at Hod Rod's Car Care.
That's where they say he fatally shot a former girlfriend - 27-year-old Charlene Ramsey and wounded 29-year old Rodney Basham.
Hale is charged with murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges.
Police brought Hale to Roanoke from Petersburg last night.
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[11Drowning-Charges]


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


The parents of a 10-month-old baby girl from Rocky Mount are charged in her death.
A Franklin county jury charged Kimberly Jenkins and John Ratliff (RAT-liff) of involuntary manslaughter in the infant's drowning last winter.
A search warrant affidavit filed in Circuit Court says Jenkins put the baby down for a nap in the bathtub on December 8th ... and that she said the baby turned on the water.

[11Threat-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police believe a 13- year-old girl made two different bomb threats at Blacksburg Middle School.
The school was evacuated on Tuesday after a threat was found on the wall of the girl's bathroom.
Charges are expected to be filed against the teen next week.
Three other girls ages 12 and 13 are being charged with making a bomb threat last Wednesday after they allegedly slipped a note under an office door.

[Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC1:39:10]
[GRAPHIC=Mascot]

It's not a done deal. But one member of the Montgomery County school board says chances are the Blacksburg high school Indian mascot will be voted out. Some in the community find it offensive to Native Americans while others see it as a symbol of pride. Teresa Hamilton has more on two proposals that will be put forward by the school board.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Indian]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friday Football Extra; :00]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February; :13]
[SUPER=@teresa2;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]

(( The Indian logo has been associated with Blacksburg high school and its sporting events for at least 50- years.
[nat sound] [runs03] But under two proposals put forth by the Montgomery County school board Blacksburg High may have to find another symbol to represent its teams. Under one proposal... The Indian mascot and Indian name would both be eliminated. The school board has also put forth another option which board member Jim Klagge describes as a middle of the road approach. This policy would eliminate the mascot but would keep the Blacksburg Indian name. Both policies will likely generate debate next week. That's when the school board will hold a public hearing. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=none]

The public hearing will be at Blacksburg high school next Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Board member Jim (clog-uh) Klagge says chances are the board will adopt one of the policies at its April 17th meeting.


[Tobacco-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A Florida jury is expected to begin deliberations today in the FIRST of more than three- thousand cases against the tobacco industry brought by former flight attendants.
Non- smoker Marie Fontana says exposure to second- hand smoke on airplanes aggravated her lung disease.
Doctor says the 59- year- old needs a lung transplant, or else she will die.
Fontana is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the country's four biggest tobacco companies.

But industry attorneys claim Fontana's illness is not related to cigarettes.[Tax-Cut]


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


Senate Republicans hope to restore President Bush's proposed one-point-six- trillion- dollar tax cut plan to near its original size.
In a close vote yesterday, the Senate reduced the tax cut by 450- billion dollars.
Democrats managed to pass an amendment that would trim the tax cut to provide more money for education.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the House were more successful.
The House approved a repeal of the estate tax in 10- years.

[6-Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC17:46]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]


The redistricting session kicks off today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


And those Democrats drawn into the same district by the Republican leadership are busy assessing their options.
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith defends the plan.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:08:11]
[IN Q=So we feel comfortable.]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: SO WE FEEL COMFORTABLE... AROUND THE STATE.))
[sot 14:44:08]

((JACKSON: I'VE NEVER CARED... BY THIS PROCESS.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=@Jackson; :09]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=by this process.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cattle farmer Madison Marye says he has NOT ruled out a move to Fairfax to continue to represent the 39th Senate district... which was plucked out of western Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:43:07]
[IN Q=Oh I wouldn't say that]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: OH I WOULDN'T SAY that...BOUND TO BE IN SOMEBODY'S DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=@Marye]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to be in somebody's district.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The loss of legislative districts in southwest and southside Virginia is a result of population shifts.
The targets of those new district lines are, in many cases, political.

[11Toller]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC31:39]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Campbell County man could get a lengthy prison sentence for a drunk driving accident that killed three people last fall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape]


Maurice McKinley Toller (TOH-ler) was convicted yesterday on three counts of involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
Toller's blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit when his truck crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on October 27th.
Taron (ta-RONE) Woodruff, his mother Ramona and Jonathan Anthony all died in the crash.
Toller faces up to 67 years in prison when he's sentenced in June.
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[11Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC39:36]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Ax]


A Lynchburg school bus driver suffered minor injuries after she crashed her bus into a telephone pole.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bus number-96 was not carrying any children when it veered off the road on Carroll Avenue around 2:15 yesterday.
The vehicle ran up the left embankment then struck a telephone pole, snapping it in half.
The driver.. 27- year- old Shawnta (shawn-TAY) Lloyd.. told authorities she doesn't remember how the wreck occurred.
The road was closed for about two hours while crews worked to remove the bus and repair the pole.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
After three months on the run ----a Roanoke man is in custody this morning.

29-year-old Earl Hale is charged with the murder of a Roanoke woman at Hot Rod's Car Care on January second.
Authorities arrested Hale at a Petersburg bus stop. Hale is charged with murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges.
He is now being held at the Roanoke City Jail.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating yesterday's plane crash in Rockbridge County.
A single engine Piper carrying two people hit trees at the end of a runway.
The plane was taking off from a private air strip about six miles west of Lexington.
No one was injured.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Authorities have released the identity of a body that was discovered in the town of Pulaski...
Police say it is 50-year-old William Lee Hurley who is reportedly of Pulaski.
Investigators do not suspect foul play in the case but are waiting for a report from the medical examiners office before releasing more details.

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


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=and 5 top ten finishes.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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