[2-Mascot-Hearing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Mascot]

The Blacksburg Indian may soon be history - as the Montgomery County school board continues to hear emotional debate about the controversial mascot.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;]

Some 40- people spoke at a public hearing on the issue last night. The school board is considering eliminating the Blacksburg High school Indian name and mascot as part of a county wide policy. Some board members are concerned the use promotes stereotypes and racism. But others told the board the Indian symbol is source of pride for those who attend or have graduated from B-H-S.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT the two bites are on the starklink tape after the pkg]
[IN Q=A Blacksburg]

((A BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL INDIAN PORTRAYS HONOR, COURAGE, BRAVERY, VALOR, RESPECT. ALUMNI ARE NOT INDIANS, STUDENTS ARE NOT INDIANS, THEY'RE PEOPLE, LETS TEACH OUR PEOPLE THE RIGHT THING.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Bryant/Indian Mascot Opponent; :08]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the right thing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The school board held the hearing to gain input on its proposal. But did not make a decision last night. The board however could render a final decision on the fate of the Indian name and mascot as early as next week.
(------------)



[11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-15 1:38:04]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]


Virginia's new election maps are up for debate today - as lawmakers continue the special redistricting session that began yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Republicans yesterday unveiled a Virginia first.
The first political district in state history with a 50 percent Hispanic and Asian make-up.
It's the first minority district in northern Virginia ... and the first minority district that is NOT primarily African- American.
Democrats unveiled their own plan for House Districts that paired only eight incumbents.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:21:55]
[IN Q=We're trying to draw a plan]

((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/D-NORFOLK: WE WERE TRYING TO DRAW A PLAN THAT MAXIMIZED... TRYING NOT TO SPLIT PRECINCTS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Billy Robinson/(D) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=trying not to split precincts.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Republican House plan now pairs a record 15 Delegates into seven districts.
But the latest change is that it NO longer splits Lynchburg and Campbell Counties into separate districts.
(/////SOT/////)
[sot tape two 13:14:23]
[IN Q=Well it's been a recurring theme]

((DEL. CHRIS JONES/R-SUFFOLK: WELL IT'S BEEN A RECURRING THEME, MAKE US WHOLE IF YOU CAN. AND WE'RE TRYING TO. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, YOU HAVE TO SPLIT AT LEAST 24 DISTRICTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MUCH POPULATION. SO YOU'VE GOT TO SPLIT THAT MANY TO BEGIN WITH. PLUS SOME.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chris Jones/(R) Suffolk;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=many to begin with. Plus some.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Montgomery County state senator Madison Marye unveiled his own plan for the Senate, which miraculously spares his 39th district.
Republicans moved it to northern Virginia in the map they released last week.
(------------)



[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC07:50]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]


An Interstate-81 accident a day and a half ago may still cause driver headaches today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Northbound traffic was backed up for several miles near the 581 interchange yesterday.
V-Dot was working to repair damage to the bridge there.
[SUPER=04-Monday Night]


Monday night, a tractor trailer hit the bridge and caught fire.
Crews will work on the bridge again today from 9 to 4.
(------------)




[7WEATHER]


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


Now here's a look at today's cloudy forecast.
[SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE]
[SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/Chance of Showers/70-75/Partly/Cloudy/55-60;]
[SUPER=315-Mostly Cloudy/Thunderstorms?/73-77/Considerable/Clouds/53-57;]
[SUPER=#555;RESET]


[ESS C] (EXTENDED)
[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/12/01
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-16/Adam Kirby/Covington]



[SUPER=130-15/Dominique Graggett/Troutville]


Anniversary:- WOW!
[SUPER=130-65th/Rev. & Mrs. Gene Arnold/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Ashley Murphy/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-75/D. T. Weddle/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-42/Allen Horne Sr./Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-5/Clay Gardner/Cloverdale]



[SUPER=130-10/Michael Smith/Covington]



[SUPER=130-16/Kelli Rice/Hurt]



[SUPER=130-/Leland George Jr./Patrick Springs]



[SUPER=130-73/Don Harr/Elliston]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-/Keith & Winona Linkous/Princeton WV]



[SUPER=130-12/C.J. Roop/Riner]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Dixie Tanner/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Barry Washburn/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Bobby & Kathy Spurgeon/Hot Springs]



[SUPER=131-/Myrna Hooker/Hot Springs]



[SUPER=131-/Tommy Ayres/Union Hall]



[SUPER=131-/April Wyatt/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-51/Gwen McQuire/Oak Level]



[SUPER=131-19/Anthony Blaney/Roanoke]


[cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[6-Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC22:46]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police are naming a second suspect in last weekend's shooting of a cab driver in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


29-year-old Shawn Conace Vaughn is charged with robbery, aggravated assault and violating parole after he and another man allegedly shot their cab driver early Sunday morning.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1]


Police say Vaughn and Phillip Alex Foreman demanded money from cab driver John Powers, shot out his two way radio, and shot him in the back.
Phillip Foreman was arrested Monday.
The cab driver is in fair condition at Duke University Medical Center.
(------------)



[11Arcadia-Leadership]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-02 TC08:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He's under 18, but he'll stand trial as an adult in the attack on a counselor at Arcadia Leadership Academy.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


A judge certified charges of aggravated malicious wounding and carjacking against 17-year-old (Tuh-HEAR) Tahir Alston yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./March;]


He's one of four boys at the academy for troubled juveniles charged in the March 5th attack.
Counselor David Allen Hipes testified that another boy beat him with a steel pipe and stole the car they were driving to a restaurant.
The three other boys will be in court next month.
Prosecutors say one planned the crime the night before his release from the leadership academy.
(------------)



[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC07:50]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]


An Interstate-81 accident a day and a half ago may still cause driver headaches today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Northbound traffic was backed up for several miles near the 581 interchange yesterday.
V-Dot was working to repair damage to the bridge there.
[SUPER=04-Monday Night]


Monday night, a tractor trailer hit the bridge and caught fire.
Crews will work on the bridge again today from 9 to 4.
(------------)




[6-Dinosaur]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may have heard of or even seen the cows on parade exhibit.
They're the fiberglass cows that were on display across the country last summer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


But it's not cows on display in Martinsville, it's a dinosaur.
Her name is Roberta and she'll head to Chicago next week to become a temporary fixture at the Lincoln Zoo.
She'll return next spring bringing with her another 30 or so dinosaurs that will be on display throughout Martinsville and Henry County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:01:11]
[IN Q=They're going to be in high]

((TOY COBBE/PIEDMONT ARTS CENTER: THEY'RE GOING TO BE IN VERY HIGH VISIBILITY SPOTS. WE GOING TO HAVE A DINO TRACK MAP THAT PEOPLE CAN GET AND TRACE THE TRACKS OF ALL THE DINOSAURS THAT ARE MARCHING AROUND, PARADING AROUND THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Toy Cobbe/Piedmont Arts Center]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=around the community]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This work of art was painted by a local artist and is currently on display at the Piedmont Arts Center.
They'll hold a bon voyage party for Roberta today at the Martinsville Y-M-C-A at 4:30.
(------------)


[cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[2-Mascot-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Mascot]

The Blacksburg Indian may soon be history - as the Montgomery County school board continues to hear emotional debate about the controversial mascot.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;]

Some 40- people spoke at a public hearing on the issue last night. The school board is considering eliminating the Blacksburg High school Indian name and mascot as part of a county wide policy. Some board members are concerned the use promotes stereotypes and racism. But others told the board the Indian symbol is source of pride for those who attend or have graduated from B-H-S.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT the two bites are on the starklink tape after the pkg]
[IN Q=A Blacksburg]

((A BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL INDIAN PORTRAYS HONOR, COURAGE, BRAVERY, VALOR, RESPECT. ALUMNI ARE NOT INDIANS, STUDENTS ARE NOT INDIANS, THEY'RE PEOPLE, LETS TEACH OUR PEOPLE THE RIGHT THING.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Bryant/Indian Mascot Opponent; :08]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the right thing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The school board held the hearing to gain input on its proposal. But did not make a decision last night. The board however could render a final decision on the fate of the Indian name and mascot as early as next week.
(------------)



[11Titans]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC00:20 ]
[GRAPHIC=RKE. CO. SCHOOLS]

Some Roanoke County students are selecting a new mascot for a new school. Future students of Hidden Valley High have opted to be known as the Titans when the school opens in the fall of 2002.

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

63 percent of the teenagers at Hidden Valley Junior High, who will go to the new high school, overwhelmingly picked "Titans" over the other finalists that included mainstream names like "Eagles" and even a cutting edge "Vanguard."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I don't think...]
[SUPER=01-Lauryn Childress/Hidden Valley 6th Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cunningham/Hidden Valley 9th Grader; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal; :32]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...a great school."]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The school board is expected to formally approve the mascot choice.

[11Monticello-Archeology]


[ANCHOR=Kim ]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:51:47]
[GRAPHIC=Monticello]


Historians have made what they call a significant discovery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
They believe they've found a long- lost slave cemetery on the grounds of the historic plantation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Archaeology crews have been digging in this section near a visitors parking lot for the past two months.
They've uncovered the outlines of twenty graves of both children and adults.. they think the site could contain as many as 110 burial plots.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:06:16]
[IN Q=It's exciting]

((DIANNE SWANN-WRIGHT/HISTORIAN: IT'S EXCITING BECAUSE IT'S A REFLECTION.. ...HERE TO BE BURIED.))
[SUPER=01-Dianne Swann-Wright/Historian;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to be buried.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The site eventually will be fenced off and interpretive signs erected to make the site part of the Monticello tour.
(------------)



[8WEATHER]


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


Let's check the mid- week weather outlook--


[SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE]
[SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/Chance of Showers/70-75/Partly/Cloudy/55-60;]
[SUPER=315-Mostly Cloudy/Thunderstorms?/73-77/Considerable/Clouds/53-57;]
[SUPER=#555;RESET]


[ESS C] (EXTENDED)