[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Expect to be re- routed if you're traveling northbound near the I81-581 interchange this morning.
Crews are still cleaning up after last night's tractor- trailer accident on the interstate.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Reverend Jesse Jackson reportedly wants to help end the diplomatic standoff between the U-S and China.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us on News 7 Mornin.

[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC11:08]
[GRAPHIC=81 accident]


An accident last night on Interstate 81 will likely affect rush hour traffic this morning--
It brought motorists to a standstill near the I 81-581 interchange.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened just before 10 P-M, when a tractor-trailer driver headed Northbound lost control on an overpass.
The rig hit the guard-rail and bridge-- spilling diesel fuel.
The fuel caught fire and destroyed the truck.
Amazingly the driver escaped unharmed.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


State police expect the northbound lanes to remain blocked for a couple more hours.

[Pearisburg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Pearisburg woman died last night after an accident in her driveway.
State Police were called to the home of Victoria Crockett just after nine o-clock.
Details of the accident were not available.

[Bedford-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bedford County's supervisors will make a tough decision later this week. They have to decide whether to increase the county's tax rate to fund teacher pay raises. Superintendent
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;]

Jim Blevins wants the county to increase the real estate tax rate by eight-cents.
This would give teachers a ten-point-six percent pay raise.
Last night, Blevins told the board this would not only help keep current teachers, but make the county more competitive in hiring new ones.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've already]
[SUPER=01-Jim Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=us for ten years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under an eight cent increase, the starting salary for a teacher in Bedford County would be 28-thousand-500 dollars.
The board will vote on the tax issue on Thursday.
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[2-China-Plane]


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


In national news--
The Reverend Jesse Jackson is reportedly offering to help broker the release of the American spy plane crew held in China.
The "Chicago Sun-Times" reports Jackson made the offer to National Security Advisor Condolezza Rice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-spaceimaging.com;]


Meanwhile, there's still no end in sight for the 24 crew members, entering their second week in China.
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[SOT 4:42:09]
[IN Q=The realize]

((NEAL SEALOCK/U.S. DEFENSE ATTACHE: THEY REALIZE IT'S A POLITICAL SITUATION. THEY REALIZE THEIR TREATMENT IS QUITE GOOD IN COMPARISON TO WHAT IT MIGHT BE.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Sealock/U. S. Defense Attache;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to what it might be.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chinese officials continue to insist that the U-S apologize for the mid- air collision that killed a Chinese fighter pilot.
But U-S officials say that's NOT going to happen.
Amerian diplomats who have seen the crew members say they're still in good condition.
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[11MN-Flooding]


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


In the Midwest, residents are working around the clock to protect themselves against rising water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Granite Falls, MN;]
The Minnesota River continues to swell--


Granite Falls officials are recruiting volunteers to help sandbag.
Community members and local business owners are concerned about their safety and livelihoods.
The river isn't expected to crest until Saturday, at about eight feet above flood level.
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[American-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Switching gears now to business news--
[SS=American Airlines]


American Airlines' parent company has completed its purchase of T-W-A.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


That makes American the nation's new largest airline.
The combined company will offer travel to more than 300 cities worldwide.
American's parent company paid nearly 750- million dollars for T-W-A and assumed three-and-a-half- BILLION- dollars worth of the bankrupt airline's debts.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Motorola releases its earning report.

Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(on cam)

STOCKS STRUGGLED TO MAKE GAINS AS INVESTORS AWAIT THE EARNINGS PARADE..MOTOROLA KICKS THINGS OFF AFTER THE MARKETS CLOSE TODAY. MOTOROLA GOT A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE MONDAY WHEN AN ANALYST UPGRADED THE STOCK.

(graphic)

MOTOROLA'S STOCK IS DOWN 77 PERCENT OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS. YAHOO WILL ROLL OUT ITS EARNINGS REPORT CARD WEDNESDAY.. GENERAL ELECTRIC FRIDAY...

(on cam)

ON WALL STREET, IT WAS A QUIET SESSION.. TRADING VOLUME WAS LIGHT IN PART BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY SHORTENED WEEK.

(graphic)

THE DOW CLIMBED 54 POINTS TO 9845 IN LIGHT TRADING...
THE NASDAQ WAS UP A MODEST 25 POINTS TO 1745.

(on cam)

SOME HIGH PROFILE ANALYSTS WERE DOWN ON THE CHIP SECTOR..INTEL FELL AFTER LEHMAN BROTHERS ANALYST DAN NILES SAID 2001 COULD BE THE WORST YEAR EVER FOR SEMICONDUCTORS.
AMAZON.COM WAS ON FIRE.. THE ONLINE RETAILER SAID IT WILL LOSE LESS MONEY THAN EXPECTED IN THE FIRST QTR.. THANKS TO STRONG INTERNATIONAL AND ELECTRONICS SALES.
SAY BUY-BUY TO NBCiRALLIED AFTER GENERAL ELECTRIC'S NBC TELEVISION AGREED TO BUY ALL OF THE MONEY LOSING INTERNET UNIT FOR 2.19 A SHARE. THE COMPANY WILL BE FOLDED INTO NBC. SHARES OF NBCI HAVE FALLEN 96 PERCENT OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS AS ONLINE ADVERTISING SLOWED.

(graphic)

IN AFTER THE BELL ACTION THE TELECOM EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER SAWTEK MET ITS ALREADY REDUCED PROFIT ESTIMATES OF 22 CENTS A SHARE.

(graphic)

TO TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Liberty-Student]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A second Liberty High School student has been arrested for distributing OxyContin.
Police charged a 15-year-old on Friday and a 16 year old earlier last week. Police say the two students distributed about 12 pills to four or five Liberty High School students. Authorities believe one of the teenagers got the pills from a friend's house.

[11Roanoke-Body]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC19:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Authorities have identified a body that was found over the weekend near Campbell Avenue. They say it is that of 33-year-old Billy Ray Green of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]


Police found Green's body Sunday morning in a cement canal in front of the Norfolk Southern Machine Shop.
He was lying face down in the water with a cut on his head.
Police say the cause of death will be determined after an autopsy today.
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[11Enchanted-Castle]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC1:22:32]
[GRAPHIC=Enchanted Castle Fire]


The fire that destroyed a Natural Bridge tourist attraction may have been deliberately set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge/Home Video;]


State police arson investigators are trying to determine how the Enchanted Castle caught fire around two yesterday morning.
Its owner, Mark Cline, says the building was a total loss.
For the last decade, it's been a workshop and showplace for fiberglass creatures that he sells to theme parks and restaurants worldwide.
Cline fears it was arson ... because of some hate mail he discovered in his mailbox.
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[SOT 6:29:04 - :09]
[IN Q=I just want to]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE OWNER: I JUST WANT TO MAKE THE WORLD A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. IF I'VE GOT TO START AGAIN, I'VE GOT TO START AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Cline/Enchanted Castle Owner;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=to start again. DOUBLE OUT!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are not releasing the fire's cause or origin, but Cline says it started in his office, which was unlocked.
He had planned to open the castle Memorial Day.
He hopes to rebuild it for next season.
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[6-Foot-Mouth]


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


Virgnia has lifted the ban on horses imported from countries grappling with foot and mouth disease.
State officials say their decision was in response to new requirements set by the U-S Department of Agriculture.
The new federal guidelines require horses and personnel in quarantined areas to be groomed and disinfected before leaving, then disinfected again upon arrival in the United States.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says taking vitaman E each day can cool hot flashes.
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=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: DR. DAVE/ON CAM

RELIEF FOR HOT FLASHES MAY BE SPELLED E- AS IN VITAMIN E.
A STUDY FROM THE MAYO CLINIC SHOWS 800 UNITS OF VITAMIN E EACH DAY CAN RELIEVE THOSE MISERABLE HOT FLASHES- ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN WHO ARE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS.
NOW WOMEN AFTER MENOPAUSE CAN CHOOSE TO TAKE ESTROGEN - WHICH WILL CERTAINLY RELIEVE HOT FLASHES- BUT THATS NOT THE CASE WITH BREAST CANCER- SINCE WE WORRY ESTROGEN MAY CAUSE THE CANCER TOP COME BACK-
AND THATS WHAT MAKES THIS STUDY ON SIMPLE VITAMIN E SUCH GOOD NEWS.

ALSO TODAY- THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH IS LAUNCHING A MAJOR STUDY TO SEE WHAT TREATMENTS- OR COMBINATION OF TREATMENTS WORK BEST AGAINST ALCOHOLISM.
RESEARCH SHOWS HALF OF ALCOHOLICS RELAPSE AT LEAST ONCE- AND ITS BELIEVED SINCE ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT ALL- TRYING DIFFERENT THERAPIES - INCLUDING SOME NEW MEDICATIONS MAY HELP PEOPLE KICK THIS DISEASE.
IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY NEEDS HELP- TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THIS STUDY.

FINALLY TODAY- YOU'VE HEARD THE PHRASE -LOVE IS IN THE AIR- IT IS- AT LEAST ACCORDING TO RESEARCH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. RESEARCHERS THERE FOUND MEN- BY SENSE OF SMELL- COULD DETECT WHEN WOMEN WERE AT THEIR MOST FERTILE TIME.. SHOWING THE SCENT OF A WOMEN HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH PERFUME.

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]


The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 5-81 interchange remain closed this morning after a fiery accident last night.
A tractor- trailer hit a guard rail and bridge--spilling diesel fuel.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Fire damages a two- story house in Christiansburg .
The five-adults who rent the home were sleeping when it happened.
A neighbor alerted them.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And no change in the standoff between the U-S and China.
President Bush is urging patience, but says the situation could damage relations.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, April 10th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[China-Plane]


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


President Bush is urging patience in the standoff with China, but many conservatives are stepping-up their anti- China rhetoric.
Those American diplomats who have seen the detained American crew members say they remain in good condition.
Jennifer Jones has more from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Neal Sealock/U. S. Defense Attache; :07]
[SUPER=04-spaceimaging.com; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Washington.]

((

THERE'S STILL NO END IN SIGHT FOR THE 24 AMERICAN'S BEING HELD BY THE CHINESE.

SOT: BRIGADIER GENERAL NEAL SEALOCK/U.S. DEFENSE ATTACHE

"THEY REALIZE IT'S A POLITICAL SITUATION. THEY REALIZE THEIR TREATMENT IS QUITE GOOD IN COMPARISON TO WHAT IT MIGHT BE."
THE SITUATION IS THIS: OFFICIALS IN BEIJING -PUBLICLY- CONTINUE TO INSIST THAT THE U-S APOLOGIZE... AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MID-AIR COLLISION THAT KILLED A CHINESE FIGHTER PILOT. BUT U-S AUTHORITIES SAY THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AND THEY HAVE BEGUN TALKING ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS STANDOFF DRAGGING ON

SOT: GEORGE BUSH

But there is a point, the longer it goes, that our relations with China could become damaged."

(GRAPHIC)


WHILE RHETORIC FLYS FROM BOTH SIDES FOR THE CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES, BEHIND THE SCENES NEGOTIATIONS PUSH FORWARD... SOURCES SAY THE CREW'S RELEASE CENTERS ON A LETTER IN WHICH THE U-S WOULD SAY IT REGRETS TWO THINGS.....THE LOSS OF THE CHINESE PILOT AND THE FACT THAT THE PLANE LANDED ON CHINESE TERRITORY. BUT UNTIL A DEAL IS MADE, 24 AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WAIT.

SOT: SEALOCK AGAIN

"THEIR SPIRITS REMAIN HIGH AND THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT UNIT HAS THEIR HEADS UP."
MEANWHILE, THE LATEST SATELLITE PHOTO, SHOWS SEVERAL TRUCKS PARKED NEXT TO THE SPY PLANE, AN APPARENT SIGN THAT THE CHINESE ARE NOT YET DONE SEARCHING THE AIRCRAFT.

(STANDUP)


SO FAR PUBLIC OPINION POLLS SHOW VOTER SUPPORT FOR HOW PRESIDENT BUSH HAS HANDLED THE SITUATION, BUT THE PRESDIENT IS KEENLY AWARE THAT COULD CHANGE QUICKLY IF HE DOESN'T FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE TROOPS HOME SOON.
JJ, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC11:08]
[GRAPHIC=81 accident]


The northbound lanes of interstate 81 near the 581 interchange are still closed this morning after a traffic accident tied things up there last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened just before 10 P-M, when a tractor-trailer driver headed Northbound lost control on an overpass.
The rig hit the guard-rail and bridge-- spilling diesel fuel.
The fuel caught fire and destroyed the truck.
The driver escaped unharmed.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


State police expect the northbound lanes to remain blocked for a couple more hours.

[C'Burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-25]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire damages a Christiansburg home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Just before 8:30 last night, Christiansburg Fire Department and rescue arrived to find the back of a two-story home burning.
The five-adults who rent the home were sleeping when it happened, a neighbor alerted the group to the flames.
There were no fire related injuries although a firefighter twisted his knee.
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[SOT-2:07:28]
[IN Q=A FAMILY]

((JIM EPPERLY/CHRISTIANSBURG FIRE CHIEF; A FAMILY HAD SOME TRASH OUTSIDE BEHIND THE HOUSE SOME CHARCOAL COALS WE THINK THAT CAUGHT ON FIRE EXTENDED INTO THE FIRE HAD A PRETTY GOOD LOSS. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Epperly/Christiansburg Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Red Cross is helping the family with housing for the next few days.
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[11Patriot-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC02:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline voiced their concerns in Patrick County last night.
Duke Energy wants to build a pipeline that will go right through Patrick and Henry Counties.
The company says the pipeline will produce cleaner fuel, create jobs, and help attract new businesses to the area.


But as Justin McLeod reports some residents believe the project will do more harm than good.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of room]
[SUPER=03-Stuart; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Smith/Duke Energy; :13]
[SUPER=01-Cornelia Lewis/Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Marolyne Neabors/Resident; :54]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News 7, Patrick County]

((((NAT SOUND OF ROOM))
It has sparked a major debate.
Thats why several hundred Patrick County residents came out for an open house on the proposed natural gas pipeline.
This forum gave Duke Energy the chance to make its case to the public.
[SOT 5:53:11]
[IN Q= We want them to take this information]

((RICK SMITH/DUKE ENERGY: WE WANT THEM TO TAKE THIS INFORMATION AWAY AND VIEW IT TO SHOW THAT THEY KNOW WE ARE GOING TO BE COMMUNITY ORIENTED AND LANDOWNER FRIENDLY.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=and landowner friendly]


The project is called the Patriot Extension.
Duke Energy wants to build a 95 mile pipeline beginning in Wythe County and ending in Rockingham County North Carolina.
The pipeline would go right through Patrick and Henry Counties including this woman's front yard.
[SOT 5:39:42]
[IN Q=That is my home]

((CORNELIA LEWIS/RESIDENT: THAT IS MY HOME. I WORKED VERY HARD FOR IT. AND I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE THE REST OF MY LIFE THERE WITHOUT THIS INTERFERENCE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=without this interference]


Residents also have concerns over safety.
Duke Energy says it's an industry leader when it comes to building safe pipelines.
Then there is the environmental impact.
[SOT 5:47:47]
[IN Q=From where I can see the]

((MAROLYNE NEABORS/RESIDENT: FROM WHERE I CAN SEE THE SURVEYORS ARE LAYING THINGS OUT THEY ARE AIMING RIGHT AT THE DENNING SITES OF OUR LOCAL MOUNTAIN LIONS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=local mountain lions]


Duke Energy says it's environmentally friendly and is willing to work with residents on all their concerns.
Some residents left with a better understanding of the project.
Others are convinced more than ever this pipeline is bad for Patrick County.
[SOT 5:57:59]
[IN Q=Duke energy plans to]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: DUKE ENERGY PLANS TO FILE AN APPLICATION THIS SPRING WITH THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. IF THEY GET APPROVAL, THE COMPANY HOPES TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION IN THE SUMMER OF 2002 AND HAVE THE PIPELINE UP AND RUNNING BY THAT NOVEMBER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, PATRICK COUNTY.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=News 7, Patrick County]))



[Internet-Babies]


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


Attorneys for the British couple who lost their bid to regain custody of the so- called "Internet twins" say they may appeal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Three months ago, Alan and Judith Kilshaw used the Internet to try to adopt the girls.
A California couple had also tried to adopt the twins through an Internet service.
Yesterday, a British court ordered the American- born twin baby girls returned to the States.
The judge is having the babies transferred to Missouri, where their estranged biological parents are seeking custody.
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[11Rivera]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:48:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It came down to an issue of credibility.. and yesterday a judge decided he believed the people who say they saw a 16-year old Lynchburg boy attack another man with a knife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 16]


It happened January 16th in the parking lot of Heritage High School.
Authorities say there had been bad blood between 16-year old Robert Michael Rivera and 20-year old Eric Beard.
Rivera claimed he acted in self- defense, but witnesses testified they watched him run at Beard and stab him in the stomach and arm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:37:31]
[IN Q=I think the]

((MIKE DOUCETTE/PROSECUTOR: I THINK THE JUDGE LOOKED AT THE LACK OF BIAS ON THE PART OF THE WITNESSES FOR THE COMMONWEALTH, YOU HAD AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL TESTIFTY CONSISTENT WITH ALL THE OTHER COMMONWEALTH WITNESSES AND I THINK THAT WAS CERTAINLY A VERY COMPELLING PIECE OF THE EVIDENCE, WAS THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Doucette/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=he had to say.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rivera was found guilty of aggravated malicious wounding.
He'll be sentenced in June.
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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:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Pearisburg woman died last night after an accident in her driveway.
State Police were called to the home of Victoria Crockett just after nine o-clock.
Details of the accident were not available.

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


State police expect the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 581 interchange to remain blocked for a while this morning due to an accident that happened there last night. A tractor-trailer driver headed northbound lost control on an overpass .
The rig hit the guard-rail and bridge-- spilling diesel fuel.
The fuel caught fire and destroyed the truck. The driver escaped unharmed.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An autopsy will be perfomed today to determine how a Roanoke man died over the weekend.
Police found 33-year-old Billy Ray Green's body Sunday morning in a cement canal in front of the Norfolk Southern Machine Shop.
He was lying face down in the water with a cut on his head.

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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 Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There will]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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