[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Some Roanoke residents are steamed over a plan to save money at the Fire Station on Salem Turnpike.
Highlights from the Roanoke City Council meeting, coming up.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a tractor- trailer overturns and catches fire on Interstate- 81 near Christiansburg, killing one person.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more up next on News 7 Mornin.

[81-AX]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 accident]


One man is dead following an accident on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County this morning. State Police say around 3, a tractor trailer overturned and caught fire in the northbound median at mile marker 121 which is near Christiansburg.
They say the driver was able to get out of the truck, but his co-driver was dead at the scene.
The identities of the men have not been released. One lane of the interstate will be closed this morning while crews clean up the wreckage. Also VDOT is paving near mile marker 118 so State Police advise motorists to avoid this are and use an alternate route this morning.





[11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke residents are talking money with City Council.
They were fired up last night about possible changes to Fire Station Number 12 on the Salem Turnpike.
Jennifer Miele reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=God is watching you]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief;:42]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;1:00]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;1:15]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke;]

((((I AM WATCHING YOU MAYOR, AND GOD IS WATCHING YOU.)) [RUNS05]
Under the watchful eye of about 100 Roanoke residents, City Council came under fire about fire. ((I DON'T REALLY THINK YOU CAN SWAP A FIRE TRUCK FOR AN AMBULANCE.)) ((REPLACING A FIRE TRUCK SHOULD NOT BE AN OPTION.)) ((FOR FIREFIGHTERS, SECONDS NOT MINUTES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.)) [RUNS12]
It's all about this station... number 12 on Salem Turnpike.
A sort of "business plan" to save money would replace the station's fire truck with an ambulance... and wouldn't replace 3 positions at the station that are already vacant. (( CHIEF : 70 PERCENT OF THE CALLS WE GET FROM THAT AREA ARE ALL ALS, EMS OR BLS WHICH ARE ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. SO WE THINK WE'RE GETTING THE EQUIVALENT THAT WE NEED.)) [RUNS12]
But not everybody thinks that's such a hot idea. ((ALVIN HUDSON/CITY COUNCIL: IF ENGINE 4 IS OUT OF SERVICE OR IS OUT ON A CALL, IT WOULD TAKE 9 AND A HALF TEN MINUTES TO GET THERE.)) [RUNS07]
Not a lot of smoke came out about the city manager's proposals to raise taxes on cigarettes and hotel rooms.
And Mayor Ralph Smith was a little disappointed about that.
[SOT]

((MAYOR RALPH SMITH: I DON'T AGREE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE MORE OF THE CITIZEN'S MONEY THAN WE ARE ALREADY TAKING. IT'S BEING COMPETITIVE, IN THIS REAL MARKET PLACE, WE NEED TO BE COMPETITIVE.)) [RUNS10]
City Counsel will make a decision about all of those "hot" topics sometime in May.
JM News 7, Roanoke.))




[11Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC33:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some local teens followed most of the rules when they organized an outdoor wrestling match in a Roanoke park. City officials say one of the teens and his father secured a permit to hold the event in a city park but contend they never said it would be violent. The video we shot Sunday is graphic and may be difficult to watch.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday;]

The event was organized Sunday at Fallon park. City officials say if they'd been told the event would include "extreme wrestling moves," they would've had them secure insurance coverage in case something went wrong. The teens maintain it was all in fun and that the moves are scripted.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Local wrestling legend Jimmy Valiant who runs "Boogie's Wrestling Camp" near Shawsville believes it's dangerous.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:00:39]
[IN Q=It's very ]

((JIMMY VALIANT/WRESTLING TEACHER: IT'S VERY DANGEROUS AND IF THEY WANT TO DO PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING YOU GO AND GET A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL LIKE BWC AND WE WILL TRAIN YOU HOW TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Valiant/Wrestling Teacher;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=right way.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

City officials say they are now reviewing their policies-- to determine if they will allow the group to hold wrestling matches in the future.
(------------)



[6-Delta-Agreement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC1:38:45]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Strike]

Talks are planned between Comair and its striking pilots.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;]

Analysts say a recent agreement tentatively reached between Comair's parent company, Delta Airlines, and its pilots' union may not bode well for Comair pilots. One expert says the company may feel like it's given in to the major pilots and hold back when it comes to pilots further down the line. Comair normally serves 95 U-S cities, including Roanoke, Charlottesville and Richmond. Company and union negotiators are set to meet tomorrow through Friday. The meeting will be the first since March 25th.
(------------)



[Waddle]


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


Former Navy Commander Scott Waddle's career is over.
That after his submarine's fatal collision with a Japanese fishing boat.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearl Harbor, HI;]


However, the Navy allowed Waddle to retire with honor.
An admiral gave the 20- year Naval veteran a letter of reprimand for the submarine collision that killed nine people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Commanding officer]

((THOMAS FARGO/U.S. NAVY: COMANDING OFFICER OF THE U.S.S. GREENEVILLE...DICTATED OTHERWISE. ))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Fargo/U. S. Navy Admiral;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=dictated otherwise.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the Japanese government is satisfied with Waddle's punishment.
A spokesman for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori says the punishment means that the U-S has accepted responsibility for the accident.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Technology stocks led a retreat on Wall Street yesterday, but there was some good news mixed into the day. Exxon mobile's earnings are up.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]


((Information:
(on cam)

ON THE BACK OF LAST WEEK'S BIG RUNUP. THE STOCK MARKET TOOK A DAY OF REST... SOME INVESTORS WORRIED THAT STOCKS HAD RALLIED TO FAR TOO FAST.. EARNINGS WORRIES AND A COUPLE OF BIG ANALYST DOWNGRADES ALSO GAVE INVESTORS A REASON TO SELL:

(graphic)

THE DOW FELL 47 POINTS TO 10-532

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ SANK 104 POINTS BUT THAT'S AFTER RALLYING MORE THAN 30 PERCENT IN TEN DAYS.

(on cam)

INTEL LED THE SLIDE DOWN 6 AND A HALF PERCENT AFTER MERRILL LYNCH ANALYST JOE OSHA DOWNGRADED THE CHIP GIANT AND THREE OF ITS RIVALS...OSHA SAID THE MARKET RALLY OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS HAS MADE SHARES OF INTEL TOO EXPENSIVE...AND HE SEES NO IMMEDIATE RECOVERY FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY.
DELL COMPUTER WAS ALSO HURT BY A DOWNGRADE, THE STOCK SANK 3-1/2 PERCENT.

(graphic)

PROFITS WERE GUSHING AT EXXONMOBIL WHERE EARNINGS SOARED MORE THAN 50 PERCENT...THANKS TO HIGHER NATURAL GAS PRICES...

(graphic)

DOW STOCK, 3-M POSTED PROFITS IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES.. BUT THE MAKER OF POST-IT NOTES AND SCOTCH TAPE WILL ALSO LAYOFF 5-THOUSAND WORKERS TO CUT COSTS.

(graphic)

IN AFTER THE BELL ACTION: NOVELUS SYSTEMS POSTED PROFIT OF 62 CENTS A SHARE THAT WAS A PENNY BETTER THAN ESTIMATES...

(on cam)

AND COMPAQ COMPUTER MISSED PROFIT ESTIMATES BY A PENNY A SHARE.
LATER TODAY, A FRESH BATCH OF PROFIT REPORTS.. AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS, AT&T, VERIZON AND AMAZON.COM

(graphic)

FOR ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ,

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[5-Autism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-20 1:58:45]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, an autism seminar begins at 8 this morning at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood.
Autism is a disability that affects a persons ability to relate to the outside world. It will affect 1 in every 500 new births. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports, early diagnosis of the disability can greatly impact the development of a child.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For the first year]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=07-Chris Fisher; :14]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Daniel/Severe Disability Coordinator; :38]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin']

((
For the first year of his life, John Fisher progressed like any child his age.
He had even started talking --but one day all that changed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT9:42:21]
[IN Q=When he was 18 months old]

((CHRIS FISHER: WHEN HE WAS 18 MONTHS OLD HE STARTED LOSING HIS SPEECH. ALL OF HIS SPEECH. HE WOULD MAKE NOISES AND WOULD SMACK HIS EARS. HE WOULDN'T RESPOND TO USE WHEN WE CALLED HIS NAME)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=called his name]


John was diagnosed with autism --a disability that impacts the normal development of areas of the brain that control communication and social interaction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:50:56]
[IN Q=To understand their]

((LESLIE DANIELS/SEVERE DISABILITY COORDINATOR: TO UNDERSTAND THEIR EMOTIONAL WORLD. WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THEM. AND YOU HAVE TO LEARN EACH PERSON WITH AUTISM --BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE THEIR OWN DIFFERENCES)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=their own differences]


That's because there are degrees of autism --no two people are the same.
But there are early indicators of Autism that parents can look for:
The child may show communication and or language problems. The child may show repetitive moments,or behavior patterns such as rocking or twirling. The child may form unusual attachments to objects. And may making eye contact with people. The child may have difficulty interacting with other children --and may appear deaf.
(///////SOT/////)
[SOT1:54:53]
[IN Q=There are lots of good strategies]

((LESLIE DANIEL: THERE ARE LOTS OF GOOD STRATEGIES THAT CAN TEACH KIDS WITH AUTISM. AND CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH AUTISM OVERCOME A LOT ASPECTS OF THEIR AUTISM.BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT THEM)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=know about them]


Johns parents say early diagnosis was important in getting their son the helped he needed.
And they have high hopes for his future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT9:55:08]
[IN Q=We want him to graduate high]

((WE WANT HIM TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL. GO TO COLLEGE AND LEAD A NORMAL LIFE. WE KNOW IT'S POSSIBLE THERE IS HOPE OUT THERE)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=hope out there]

News 7 Mornin'))
(++++++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[TAKE FS BOARD] If you are interested in attending today's autism seminar..Here's the information. It will be held from 8 until 5 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke. Registration begins at 8 this morning and there are only a few spaces available. The cost is 50 dollars for people who are not part of the Roanoke Valley--Autism Society. For more information you can call 540-977-2701 or 540-953-0776.
(+++++++++++++)
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]

News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]



[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
An early morning accident closes a northbound lane of Interstate 81.
A tractor- trailer overturned and caught fire, killing the co- driver.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Dozens of residents are up in arms over plans to replace the Salem Turnpike station's fire truck with an ambulance.
Details from last night's Roanoke city council meeting, coming up.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And nearly a dozen stranded Americans are rescued from an Antarctic research station.
A New Zealand Air Force plane landed on the icy runway-- where the temperature was 22 degrees BELOW zero.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, April 24th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-81-AX]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 accident]


One northbound lane of Interstate 81 in Montgomery County is closed this morning following a tractor trailer accident. State Police say around 3, a tractor trailer overturned and caught fire in the northbound median at mile marker 121 which in near Christiansburg.
They say the driver was able to get out of the truck, but his co-driver was dead at the scene. The identities of the men have not been released. One lane of the interstate will be closed this morning while crews clean up the wreckage. Also VDOT is paving near mile marker 118 so State Police advise motorists to avoid this area and use an alternate route this morning.





[Antartica-Rescue]


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


A New Zealand air force plane came to the rescue of 11- Americans stranded at an Antarctic research station.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christchurch, New Zealand;]


It took an hour to evacuate the Americans-- four of whom needed medical attention.
The temperature was 22 degrees below zero when the New Zealand air force plane landed on the icy runway.
The engines were kept running to prevent them from freezing.
There are now 211 Americans left at the McMurdo base.
They'll remain there until the next flights scheduled to resume in late August, as Antarctica's spring begins.
(------------)


[2-11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke residents are fired up about possible changes to Fire Station Number 12 on the Salem Turnpike.
They voiced their concerns to City Council last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=God is watching you]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief;:42]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;1:00]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;1:15]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.]

((((I AM WATCHING YOU MAYOR, AND GOD IS WATCHING YOU.)) [RUNS05]
Under the watchful eye of about 100 Roanoke residents, City Council came under fire about fire. ((I DON'T REALLY THINK YOU CAN SWAP A FIRE TRUCK FOR AN AMBULANCE.)) ((REPLACING A FIRE TRUCK SHOULD NOT BE AN OPTION.)) ((FOR FIREFIGHTERS, SECONDS NOT MINUTES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.)) [RUNS12]
It's all about this station... number 12 on Salem Turnpike.
A sort of "business plan" to save money would replace the station's fire truck with an ambulance... and wouldn't replace 3 positions at the station that are already vacant. (( CHIEF : 70 PERCENT OF THE CALLS WE GET FROM THAT AREA ARE ALL ALS, EMS OR BLS WHICH ARE ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. SO WE THINK WE'RE GETTING THE EQUIVALENT THAT WE NEED.)) [RUNS12]
But not everybody thinks that's such a hot idea. ((ALVIN HUDSON/CITY COUNCIL: IF ENGINE 4 IS OUT OF SERVICE OR IS OUT ON A CALL, IT WOULD TAKE 9 AND A HALF TEN MINUTES TO GET THERE.)) [RUNS07]
Not a lot of smoke came out about the city manager's proposals to raise taxes on cigarettes and hotel rooms.
And Mayor Ralph Smith was a little disappointed about that.
[SOT]

((MAYOR RALPH SMITH: I DON'T AGREE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE MORE OF THE CITIZEN'S MONEY THAN WE ARE ALREADY TAKING. IT'S BEING COMPETITIVE, IN THIS REAL MARKET PLACE, WE NEED TO BE COMPETITIVE.)) [RUNS10]
City Counsel will make a decision about all of those "hot" topics sometime in May.
JM News 7, Roanoke.))




[2-11Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC33:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The impact of Sunday's outdoor teen wrestling match in a Roanoke park is still being felt. City officials say a teen his father secured a permit for the event, but THEY say they were never told it would be violent. We caution you this video is graphic, and may be difficult to watch.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday;]

The event was organized Sunday at Fallon park. City officials say if they'd been told the event would include "extreme wrestling moves" they would've had them secure insurance coverage in case something went wrong. The teens maintain it was all in fun and that the moves are scripted.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Local wrestling legend Jimmy Valiant who runs "Boogie's Wrestling Camp" near Shawsville believes it's dangerous.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:00:39]
[IN Q=It's very ]

((JIMMY VALIANT/WRESTLING TEACHER: IT'S VERY DANGEROUS AND IF THEY WANT TO DO PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING YOU GO AND GET A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL LIKE BWC AND WE WILL TRAIN YOU HOW TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Valiant/Wrestling Teacher;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=right way.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

City officials say they are now reviewing their policies-- to determine if they will allow the group to hold wrestling matches in the future.
(------------)



[11XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Special Session]


The General Assembly is scheduled to begin a two or three day special session on Thursday night.
Majority Leader Morgan Griffith tells NEWS 7 the topic is budget- related.
But Speaker Vance Wilkins says NO agreement on the state budget has been reached yet.
[SS=Redistricting]


Meanwhile, Governor Jim Gilmore has signed off on the Republican redistricting plans for the state House and Senate.
The Governor headed off on a European trade mission Saturday-- but made NO changes to the district maps the General Assembly approved last week.

[Peru-Plane]


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


President Bush has suspended surveillance flights over Peru after Friday's accidental shoot-down of an American missionary plane.
While Peru's air force is expressing regret, it says proper procedures were followed.
Teri Okita has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Home Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronni Bowers/Shooting Victim; :09]
[SUPER=02-Kevin Donaldson/Pilot; :29]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Luttig/Victim's Mother; :43]
[SUPER=01-Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

((

(SUPER: HOME VIDEO)


35-YEAR-OLD RONNI BOWERS KNEW THE DANGERS OF WORKING IN A SOUTH AMERICAN HOTSPOT. JUST WEEKS AGO, SHE TALKED ABOUT HER MISSIONARY LIFE IN THIS HOME VIDEO.

(Super: Ronni Bowers/Killed in Shootdown)



SOT: (13:32:15) From a wife and a mother s point of view, my concern is

always our health and our safety. (:06)
BOWERS AND HER SEVEN-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER, CHARITY, WERE SHOT AND KILLED WHILE INSIDE A SMALL PLANE FLYING OVER NORTHERN PERU. BOWER'S HUSBAND AND SON WEREN'T HURT, BUT PILOT KEVIN DONALDSON S LEGS WERE SHATTERED AS THEIR PLANE WENT DOWN.

(sot: Voice of: Kevin Donaldson/Pilot)


BACK IN THE U-S, BOWER S PARENTS SAY SHE DIED DOING WHAT SHE LOVED.

(Super: Gloria Luttig/Victim s Mother)


I miss her. I miss her awful. My heart feels like it s been pulled out, but she s in heaven.
THE PERUVIAN AIRFORCE AUTHORIZED ITS FIGHTER JET TO SHOOT-DOWN THE MISSIONARY PLANE LAST FRIDAY ... AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE PLANE. THE ORDER CAME AFTER A PERUVIAN OFFICER ON-BOARD AN UNARMED, C-I-A-OPERATED SURVEILLANCE PLANE MISTOOK IT FOR AN AIRCRAFT CARRYING ILLEGAL DRUGS.

(Super: Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman)



SOT: (13:03:40) The government of Peru regrets the incident and accepts

responsibility for it, so we appreciate the statements that have been issued by the foreign ministry, by the Peruvian Air Force. (:11)
ONE U-S OFFICIAL SAYS AMERICAN CREWMEMBERS ABOARD THE C-I-A S SURVEILLANCE PLANE VOICED OBJECTIONS OVER THE JET FIRING AT THE PLANE.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)


STANDUP: But Peruvian Air Force officials are now saying they acted by the book when it comes to rules of engagement. President Bush has suspended the decade-old drug surveillance program until a joint U-S-Peruvian investigation team finds out exactly what happened. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.

))[Refinery-Fire]


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


An oil refinery caught fire last night near Los Angeles.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carson, CA;]


The blaze about 15 miles from L-A sent huge clouds of black smoke billowing over the skyline.
About 200 workers were evacuated from the plant, but no one was injured.
It took firefighters about two hours to put out the blaze.
Officials say the fire broke out in the refinery's "coker" unit.
That's where a type of coal known as petroleum coke gets processed into gasoline.
Investigators still don't know what caused the fire.
(------------)


[11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC52:59]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Firefighters have put out a brush fire in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Someone saw smoke around eight yesterday evening near Willow Branch Road in the southern part of the county.
Firefighters estimate three or four acres of private land burned.
(------------)



[6-Moton-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:58:44 ]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You were right. And you are NOT alone.
That's what the white leaders in Prince Edward County said yesterday, as they helped swing open the doors to the Robert R. Moton School to the world.
It's the 50th anniversary at what many are calling the actual birthplace of the American civil rights movement.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Farmville;]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Samuel Wilson/Moton Museum President; :26]
[SUPER=01-John Stokes/1951 Moton School Student; :49 ]
[SUPER=01-Juan Williams/"Eyes on the Prize" Author; 1:10 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Farmville.]
(( [NAT SOT 102444]

((TALK TALK TALK TALK...))
[RUNS= 04 ]


It's time to talk about the good that was done 50 years ago, they're saying in Farmville, when 450 black students walked out of the Robert R. Moton High School in the first, peaceful, and eventually effective protest of the Civil Rights movement.
The students from 1951 were there for the anniversary, to talk about their legacy, with each other and their white neighbors.
[sot tape one 100827]

((GEN. SAMUEL WILSON/MOTON MUSEUM PRESIDENT: WE KNOW THE STORY WELL. BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD DOES NOT.))
[runs= 05 ]


The first chapter of the story is of an orderly walkout and boycott of a school that was separate, but in NO ways equal to that of white students.
Organizer Barbara Johns died in 1991.
But her fellow student leader John Stokes said the plan was so secret, unified and well organized, it has one historical equal.
[sot tape one 115729]

((JOHN STOKES: I WOULD EQUATE THIS PLAN TO THE MANHATTAN PROJECT...BLEW EVERYBODY'S MIND. HAHAHAHA.))
[runs= 21 ]



[sot tape one 111849]

((JUAN WILLIAMS/"EYES ON THE PRIZE" AUTHOR: SO SOME SAID TAKE WHAT YOU CAN GET. BUT THERE WAS BARBARA JOHNS... MORE THAN TARPAPER SHACKS.))
[runs= 12 ]



[nat sot tape one SINGERS 102243 ]

((WALK. WALK. WALK. WALK. WITH YOUR MIND ON FREEDOM.))
[runs= 05 ]


So the survivors of the 1951 protest led another.
Re-creating the walk that put their case before a Supreme Court to strike down segregation in American schools.
The walk that closed all public schools in Prince Edward for five years out of racist fear.
The walk that puts the newly opened Moton Museum in the spotlight finally as a birthplace for civil rights.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Farmville.))
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


One man is dead following an accident on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County this morning. State Police say around 3, a tractor trailer overturned and caught fire in the northbound median at mile marker 121 which is near Christiansburg.
They say the driver was able to get out of the truck, but his co-driver was dead at the scene.
Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound in that area this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Firefighters extinguished a brush fire in Roanoke County.
Someone saw smoke around eight yesterday evening near Willow Branch Road in the southern part of the county.
Firefighters estimate three or four acres of private land burned.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
(-------------)

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Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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