[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Bedford County residents will notice a higher real estate tax on their next bill--
The Board of Supervisors votes to raise taxes and give teachers a pay raise.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And U-S Navy crew members are in Hawaii get physical check-ups and de- briefings about the collision with a Chinese aircraft.
The latest, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Friday right here-- with News 7 Mornin.

[Bedford-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC20:30]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Budget]

Teachers' salaries in Bedford County are going up... and so are the county's taxes. The real estate tax will only go up by 3 cents, instead of the proposed 8 cents.
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved the pay raise last night by a vote of 4 to 3. As Kate Weidaw reports, teachers say the raise is necessary.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;:00]
[SUPER=01-Fred Glover/Bedford Co. Teacher;:18]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Tucker/Teacher's Association President;:39]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 BC]


((Only a handful of teachers sat in on the Board of Supervisors vote, many said they were optimistic the raise would be approved. Teachers like Fred Glover at Forest Middle School say the raises are necessary to compete with surrounding counties like Roanoke and Lynchburg.

[SOT 14:23:05]
[INQ=]

((FRED GLOVER/TEACHER: WHAT THIS COUNTY WANTS TO SET AS A PRIORITY WHETHER IT WANTS TO RETAIN COMPETENT AND CAPABLE TEACHERS OR JUST BEING SATISFIED WITH MEDIOCRE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 15]


With 10 point 6 percent raise, Bedford County's teacher pay will rank 6th out of the 9 surrounding counties.

[SOT 20:31:42]
[INQ=]

((JESSE TUCKER/PRES. TEACHER ASSOCIATION: IT'S A GOOD FIRST STEP WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT AGAIN NEXT YEAR IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER BIG YEAR BECAUSE 10.6 PERCENT DOESN'T EVEN GET US TO THE AVERAGE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


But for teachers like Glover the raise boosts morale and makes him want to stay in Bedford County instead of looking for a higher paying job else where.

[SOT 14:19:53]
[INQ=]

((FRED GLOVER: I'VE KIND OF SET ROOTS THE PLACE GREW ON ME SO TO SPEAK AND HERE I AM SECOND YEAR AND I'M PROBABLY GOING TO STAY HERE A GOOD WHILE LONGER.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]



The school board will approve the raises for the teachers sometime next month.
The three cent tax hike for the county goes into effect immediately so residents should see it on their next bill.
Kate Weidaw News 7 Bedford County.))




[11Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC08:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man found dead over the weekend was remembered in a vigil last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Friends and relatives of Billy Ray Green placed a small cross next to Campbell Avenue.
Green was found dead in the canal that runs along the street.
He had a cut on his head, but so far, no one knows exactly what happened.
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[SOT]

[17:01:03]
[IN Q=It was just]

((BEETEE ST. CLAIR; IT WAS JUST ONE SENSELESS ACT THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. MAYBE HE WAS LOOKING OVER, MAYBE HE JUST FELL, WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=07-Beetee St. Clair]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=don't know what happened.]
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[VO-NAT]


Those at the vigil say they hope the city erects railings along the canal so no one else gets hurt.
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[Accidental-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Co Accidental Shooting]

The 12-year-old boy shot in the head during a skeet shooting accident has died.
The accident occurred Wednesday as Matthew Strange of Charleston, South Carolina was visiting relatives in Pittsylvania County. The sheriff's department says he was accidentally shot by his 10 year old brother.

[11Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-03 1:54:32]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A cell phone may have had something to do with the accident that claimed the life of a Lynchburg man yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Investigators say the black pickup truck Benjamin Wilson Neighbors was driving veered off route 24 near Rustburg yesterday afternoon. The pickup struck a fence and a telephone pole, killing the 19-year-old on impact.
Authorities found a cell phone in Neighbors's hand and say it's possible he was distracted while using the phone and ran off the road.
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[2China-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In national news--
The 24 American spy plane crew members are ALMOST home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]


After a happy landing in Hawaii yesterday, the crew is still answering questions about the mid- air collision nearly two weeks ago with a Chinese fighter jet.
They say they were on a "fixed course" and didn't swerve into the Chinese aircraft.
President Bush says China will face tough questions about the incident at an inquiry next week.
Meanwhile, crew members will receive an official welcome home at a ceremony in Washington State tomorrow.
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[McVeigh-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


In less than five weeks, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh will be put to death.
Attorney General John Ashcroft is making sure those most affected by his crime will get to witness his execution.

Teri Okita reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General; 17]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 30]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

(( TIMOTHY MCVEIGH'S EXECUTION WILL BE BROADCAST ON CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION IN OKLAHOMA CITY FOR THE 250-SURVIVORS AND FAMILIES WHO WANT TO WITNESS HIS DEATH. AND THEY'LL BE ABLE TO HEAR ANY LAST WORDS BEFORE MCVEIGH IS LETHALLY-INJECTED.

(Super: John Ashcroft/Attorney General)
SOT: (19:09:19) The broadcast will use the latest encryption technology

integrated with state-of-the-art video-conferencing over high-speed digital telephone lines. Federal regulations prohibit any recording of the execution.
TRACK: 10-CITIZEN AND 10-MEDIA WITNESSES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE DEATH CHAMBER AT THE FEDERAL PRISON IN TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA, AND THE PRISON WILL SET UP A SPECIAL, OVERFLOW AREA, OUTSIDE, FOR FAMILIES WHO WANT TO BE THERE WITHOUT WITNESSING THE EVENT.

(NATSD BREAK)


TRACK: FROM HERE ON OUT, INTERVIEWS WITH MCVEIGH WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED THE ONLY ACCESS THROUGH HIS ONE, 15-MINUTE ALLOTTED PHONE CALL A DAY. THE PRISON WONT ALLOW THOSE CALLS TO BE RECORDED.

SOT: (19:11:36ish) Ashcroft: I do not want anyone to be able to purchase

access to the podium of America with the blood of 168-innocent victims.
(:12)


TRACK: AT LEAST ONE MEDIA OUTLET IS SUING FOR MORE ACCESS, AND EVEN TIMOTHY MCVEIGH, HIMSELF, HAS SUGGESTED MORE EXPOSURE LIKE A NATIONALLY-TELEVISED EXECUTION. BUT THE PRISON IS KEEPING A TIGHT REIN ON THINGS EVEN MAKING DETAILED ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEMONSTRATORS.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Last week, McVeigh was briefed on the execution process, including his last meal and disposition of his body and belongings. He's scheduled to die at seven in the morning on May 16th the first federal execution in almost 40-years. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Salem struck out against Myrtle Beach and Michael Vick spends some time in sunny California with what most analysts guess will be his new team.
Roy Stanley has more on those stories.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Shannon/Wx)



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll ad lib intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The project]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :11]
[SUPER=01-Denise Dabney/Music Business Instructor ; :28]
[super=01-George Parish/Music Professor; 1:24]
[super=01-Elizabeth Curtis/Music Instructor; 2:10]
[RUNS=2:52]
[OUT Q=a beautiful job.]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for Super & Board)
[SUPER=16-(540) 831-5119/Highlander Records;]
[essc#4562]



(Steve tosses to Kimberly for Marketwatch)


((Archive: Radford cd highlander records))

[Marketwatch]


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


Wall Street will not be a-buzz with activity today - the financial markets are closed for Good Friday. But Commerce will post February business inventories. Alexis Christoforous has details on yesterday's stock news in Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[5-Body-Pump]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-15 1:40:46]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

There's something called the Body Pump - that was first shaping up folks in New Zealand. Now - the exercise routine has spread to more than 60 countries and recently hit the Roanoke Valley. Joy Sutton checks it out in this morning's Health Check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is the first time]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;00]
[SUPER=07-Donald Roberts, Jr.;19]
[SUPER=07-Tony Rogers;46]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Wiley/Body Pump Instructor;1:08]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News 7 Botetourt County.]

(( This is the first time Donald Roberts Junior has tried the Body Pump class at the Botetourt Athletic Club.
It's a form of resistance training using barbells and weighted plates.
And if you think it looks easy --think again. Roberts say there were times when he was ready to give-up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23:46:51]
[IN Q=It got to the point that pain was]

((DONALD ROBERTS JUNIOR: IT GOT THE POINT THAT THE PAIN WAS SO INTENSE IN MY UPPER LEG I COULDN'T MOVE. I WAS LIKE OH MY GOD IS SHE GOING TO STAND-UP OR WHAT. I'M SURE SHE COULD SEE IT ON MY FACE AND SHE WAS LOVING IT I IMAGINE)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=loving it imagine]


Body Pump is a licensed program --all the routines are choreographed --with each song you work on a different muscle group.
And it doesn't take long for many class members --to work up a sweat.
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[SOT23:44:15]
[IN Q=I was suprised at how tough]

((TONY ROGERS: I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW TOUGH AND HOW STIFF MY MUSCLES GOT WITH THE LIGHT WEIGHTS. I THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE MORE WEIGHTS TO DO THAT BUT IT WAS SURPRISING)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=to do that]


Body Pump Instructor Ashley Wiley says what makes this exercise so great is that it's suited for all fitness levels --and you can adjustment the level by changing the amount of weight on the bar.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23:49:04]
[IN Q=It's very suited for men]

((IT'S VERY SUITED FOR MEN BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A LOT OF COORDINATION BESIDES MOVING THROUGH EXERCISES. AND CALORIES YOU BURN PROBABLY CLOSE TO 500 TO 600 HUNDRED A CLASS DEPENDING ON HOW HARD YOU WORK)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=depending on how hard you work]


As far as Roberts, he says he'll take the class again--right now he says his muscles are just trying to recover.
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[SOT23:45:31]
[IN Q=A little bit sore]

((DONALD ROBERTS; A LITTLE BIT SORE, ESPECIALLY MY LEGS. IT'S A KILLER ON THE LEGS)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=on the legs]

But he says its seems like a great way to get in shape.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Botetourt County))


[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 crew members of the U-S spy plane are still in Hawaii getting physical examinations and being de- briefed about their collision with a Chinese fighter jet.
We'll hear from the spy plane pilot, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


20- people are arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio for violating the city- wide curfew.
Officials set the curfew in efforts to put an end to days of violence in the streets over the police shooting of an un- armed black man.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And higher taxes, in exchange for higher teacher salaries.
That's the deal worked out in Bedford county, as supervisors approve a three- cent real estate tax hike.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, April 13th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[China-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As doctors check their PHYSICAL condition, the two dozen U-S Navy crew members in Hawaii also face another day of questioning.
Military investigators want to know details of the mid-air collision that forced them to land on a Chinese island.

Gretchen Carlson has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI; :04]
[SUPER=01-Shane Osborn/Spy Plane Pilot; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tom Pinardo/Continental Pilot; :46]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, Hawaii.]

(( They were all smiles on the flight from China to the United States. And shortly after their Air Force jet landed in Honolulu, it was obvious the 24 servicemen and women were happy-- even overjoyed-- to be home.

(SOT: Shane Osborn)

"The first thing is were definitely glad to be back, and second, we want to assure the families and loved ones of these fine crew members they're all healthy, miss them very much (chokes up) and ready to get home."
Shane Osborn was the pilot of the ill-fated spy plane flight. He's being called a hero for safely landing the crippled plane. On the flight to Guam, he talked about the accident, and it was apparently worse than anybody thought.
(GX)

With two engines out, the plane went into an almost inverted 8-thousand foot dive.

(SOT: Tom Pinardo/ Continental Pilot)

"During that period of time they thought about jumping off the airplane, preparing for evacuating the airplane, then they came, got the airplane under control and thought about ditching." Osborn literally muscled the plane to a safe landing. At the White House, President Bush welcomed the crew home.

(SOT: Bush)



(STANDUP-- paraphrase)

Crew in Pearl Harbor for checkups and debriefings, will fly to Washington for a huge welcome home with family members-- and hopefully be at their individual homes by Easter Sunday. gc, cbs news, Hawaii.))

[Cincinnati-Curfew]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


With a city- wide curfew in place, police on horseback are patrolling the streets of Cincinnati.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]


Authorities arrested about 20 people last night for violating the eight P-M curfew.
City officials said anyone roaming the streets between eight P-M and six A-M, would be arrested.
The action comes after days of violent riots over last weekend's police shooting of an un-armed black man.
19- year- old Timothy Thomas was wanted for more than a dozen misdemeanors.
He became the fourth black man killed by a white police officer in Cincinnati, since November.
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[2Bedford-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Budget]


Starting now, Bedford county residents will pay higher taxes, so that teachers can get a salary boost.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted to raise the real estate tax by three- cents, instead of the proposed eight.
Only a few teachers attended last night's meeting, in which the board approved a 10-point-six- percent raise.
But those who WERE there said pay raises were necessary to compete with nearby localities like Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The raise makes Bedford County's teacher pay rank sixth out of the nine surrounding counties.
The board will approve the pay raise next month.
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[11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC46:52]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]


The political lines are drawn across the Commonwealth--
The House and Senate have voted on their redistricting plans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Republican majority says it's the closest Virginia's ever come to the one man, one vote principle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I hope that]
[sot tape HOUSE 01:40:29]

((DEL. JACK RUST/R-FAIRFAX: I HOPE THAT AFTER THE RANCOR OF THE PAST TWO DAYS, AND THE DIFFICULTIES THAT THIS DECENTENNIAL PROCESS INVOLVES, THAT WE'LL BE BACK TOGETHER AS A LEGISLATURE UNDER THE NEW BILL.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Rust/(R) Fairfax;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=under the new bill.]
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[VO-NAT]


Democrats who've been squeezed into districts with other incumbents say the party will survive, with or without them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[sot tape HOUSE 01:59:10]

((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: BAD NEWS IS CANCER OR CAR WRECKS. THIS IS NOT BAD NEWS. WE'LL DEAL WITH THIS.)) ((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I DEFINITELY, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT INTEND TO RUN AGAIN-- UNLESS MY PARTY NOMINATES ME. laughter))
[SUPER=@Day; :00]
[SUPER=@Marye; :08]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=nominates me. laughter.]
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[VO-NAT]


That could mean a showdown with Republican Bo Trumbo in 2003.
Senator Marye says he's unlikely to move to Fairfax, where his Senate district was transported.
Marye says that would be like the Beverly Hillbillies moving to L-A.
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[11NS-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are demanding an explanation for Norfolk Southern's plan to close its only remaining freight car repair shop.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollidaysburg, PA]


At a hearing there yesterday, N-S officials explained the Conrail merger did create problems, but a slowing economy forced them to make cutbacks.
One union leader here says he's just impressed someone is standing up for people who lost their jobs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've had shops]

[01:32:15] ((T.R. MCCOY/BMWE PRESIDENT: WE'VE HAD SHOPS CLOSE HERE. WE'VE HAD MAINTENANCE OF WAY EMPLOYEES CUT OFF HERE. AND NOBODY HAS COME FORWARD TO SPEAK FOR OUR PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-T. R. McCoy/BMWE President]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=for our people.]
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[PRE PRO]
In response, Delegate Dick Cranwell told News 7, "All of us who hold an elected office are concerned about the economy in the Roanoke Valley -- but facing the railroad head to head is futile. Instead, we're working to bring other jobs and other industry to the Valley."
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]


Legislators in Pennsylvania will have another chance to prod N-S officials for information at a hearing in two weeks.


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll ad lib intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The students]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Denise Dabney/Music Business Instructor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Sonny Ratcliff/Radford Junior; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Billy Kessinger/Radford Senior; 2:30]
[RUNS=3:02]
[OUT Q=so competetive.]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for Super & Board)
[SUPER=16-(540) 831-5119/Highlander Records;]
[essc#4562]



(I'll call for Campin w/Steve)



(ad lib toss to bump)

[Streaming Video] [BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Radford CD's Highlander Records))

[11Painter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE #=01-07 TC1:26:26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Blacksburg attorney enters a GUILTY plea in a Montgomery County courtroom - but not for a client - for himself.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


54-year-old Joe Painter is accused of deliberately setting brush fires to new housing construction behind his home... the prosecution says they have video of him in the act.
But instead of starting his trial yesterday, as part of a plea agreement, Painter pled guilty to two misdemeanors and no contest to three others.
His suspended sentence includes 5-years probation, an order to pay 75-hundred dollars restitution and an agreement to write letters of apology.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Toledo storms past the Express -
Roy Stanley has that story and more.
Good Morning again Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning.]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Bedford County teachers will get the pay raise they wanted... And taxpayers will see a tax hike, but not as big of an increase as was proposed. Last night County Supervisors approved a 10-point-6-percent raise for teachers, and a THREE cent real estate tax increase.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Virginia's House and Senate voted on their redistricting plans yesterday. Republicans say it's the closest the state's ever come to "one man, one vote." Democrats say they'll make do - even though some are squeezed into other districts by the plan.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Friends and relatives of Billy Ray Green held a vigil in his honor last night. Green was found dead in a canal along Campbell Avenue in Roanoke last weekend. He had a cut on his head - but no one's sure how he died.
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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=It's called]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=tonight on N7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]

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