[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on News 7--
A teenage hiker may have helped solve the mystery of a Roanoke county man reported missing in 19-98.
The teen found a skeleton inside a car off Bent Mountain Road.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And authorities raid a Tazewell county home, and make the state's largest seizure of OxyContin, so far.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11County-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A skeleton was found inside a car off Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County yesterday. A teenager came upon the Buick while hiking in the woods. Officials say they believe it's the body of Joseph Lockhart, a Roanoke County man who was reported missing on July 6-th in 1998. Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=07-David Mason;:07]
[SUPER=01-Det. Chris Nielsen/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;:32]
[SUPER=01-David Dooley/Lockhart's Friend;:55]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:30]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke County.]

((David Mason was hiking through the woods off Bent Mountain Road when he came upon a blue Buick.

[SOT 1:20]
[INQ=]

((DAVID MASON: I WAS TAKING PICTURES OF THE WATERFALL AND I SAW A CAR, I KICKED SOME BONES, I SAW A SKULL SITTING THERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Roanoke County authorities were called in and used ropes and harnesses to reach the car down the steep embankment. Detectives say the Buick was destroyed by the impact of the crash and the skeleton was laying next to the passenger side door.

[SOT 11:46]
[INQ=]

((DET. CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE CO.: IT APPEARS THE INDIVIDUAL WAS EJECTED AS IT WENT DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE AND THE REMAINS ARE INTACT BUT ARE SKELETONIZED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


When David Dooley heard the news about the discovery he thought it might be his missing friend Joe Lockhart. He met Lockhart back in the 60's and has frequently thought about his disappearance.

[SOT 21:23]
[INQ=]

((DAVID DOOLEY: IT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD POP UP IN MY MIND WELL A MONTH WOULDN'T GO BY JUST WONDERING WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED TO JOE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Dooley says Lockhart was a World War two Veteran who managed several hotels in the Valley. Roanoke County Detectives called Lockhart's wife in Staunton to say they were 95 percent sure it was her husband but the medical examiner still needs to confirm it.

[SOT 11:04]
[INQ=]

((DET. CHRIS NIELSON: AT THIS POINT WE STILL NEED TO ACCURATELY IDENTIFY THE OPERATOR OR REMAINS OF THAT WAS IN THIS VEHICLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


The Buick may have to remain at the bottom of the hill because the terrain is too rough to bring it up. The medical examiner hopes to positively identify the bones by Friday. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

[Oxycontin-Bust]


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


Authorities are calling it the state's largest seizure of OxyContin so far. Police seized more than 300 high-dosage tablets of the painkiller in a raid at a Tazewell County home. Steve Allen Shelton is charged with possessing about 100-thousand dollars worth of the prescription drug with intent to distribute. Shelton is being held without bond.

[Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-05]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Logo]


Roanoke City school teachers are the latest to feel the effects of the state's budget problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city School Board has approved a two percent average pay increase for employees, less than administrators had hoped.
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[SOT 12:59 city council tape 1]
[IN Q=The revenues from the state are way down]

((THE REVENUES FROM THE STATE ARE WAY DOWN. WE HAVE ABOUT 3.3 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THIS YEAR FROM THE STATE THAN WE'VE HAD IN EACH OF THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. SO IT'S A FISCAL DOWNTURN THAT HAS AFFECTED US GREATLY.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=has affected us greatly.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


In a Thursday meeting with city council, school board members requested additional funds if they become availabl

e.[11Boty-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC14:31]
[GRAPHIC=Botetourt Budget]


The budget stalemate is also being felt in Botetourt County. Supervisors there are saying "The budget cuts locally are NOT our fault."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


They are coming under fire from parents and teachers for not granting schools their entire budget request.
But yesterday supervisors said they are doing as much as they can without raising taxes.
They're hopeful the budget standoff in Richmond will end soon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are counting]

((WANDA WINGO/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERVISORS: WE ARE COUNTING ON THE STATE COMING THROUGH. IF THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN, THEN WE ARE WILLING TO REVISIT THE BUDGET AGAIN AND SEE IF WE NEED TO DELAY PROJECTS SUCH AS THE LIBRARY.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Wingo/Botetourt Co. Supervisor]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=as the library.]
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[VO-NAT]


The county's budget itself was approved.
A resolution to take money away from the county's library project and give it to schools instead was quickly voted down.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE][11Bedford-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC10:34]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Meanwhile, the Bedford County school board has put off a decision on teacher pay raises.
The board was considering a raise tied to an increase in insurance premiums.
The insurance hike could save the county from having to hike property taxes to pay for the raises.
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[Train-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornion]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


Making national headlines this morning--
Five people were injured after a freight train
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Villa Park, IL;]


slammed into the back of a semi- trailer truck sitting on the tracks of a Chicago suburb.
Home video captured what happened just moments before the collision.
When the semi driver pulled onto the tracks, the train's engineer could not stop.
Aerial footage shows the aftermath of the collision, which sent the semi into traffic ahead of it, and led to a pile-up.
Police say the truck driver is to blame for the accident.
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[Fetal-Assaults]


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


President Bush is showing his support for a measure passed in the House of Representatives that makes it a federal crime to harm a fetus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The bill's supporters, mostly Republicans, say it's aimed at punishing criminals who attack pregnant women.
The bill exempts abortions performed with a woman's consent.
Meanwhile, abortion rights activists say the bill is the first step in the an effort to outlaw abortion.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, A new I-P-O is in the making..the Nasdaq selling itself.
Alexis Christoforous has more on that--and yesterday's market news in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:47:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An area high school will close next week .. because of concern over "biological contaminants."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County will undergo air quality tests and studies. The decision to close was prompted by complaints filed with federal health and safety officials earlier this month. The studies may determine whether there is something inside that may cause symptoms of respiratory and mucous irritation.
School officials believe the contaminants could be coming from standing water.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=SOL's]


S-O-L tests were supposed to begin Monday at Jefferson Forest. They'll be rescheduled.


[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC21:10]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


The future of Victory Stadium could be decided by members of Roanoke City Council next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In private, City Council has focused on one alternative, a multi-purpose athletic field and amphitheater, built within the existing walls of Victory Stadium.
Members were preparing to take a public vote at their next meeting.
But a budget work session brought more debate, and another delay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=To turn my head]

((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: TO TURN MY HEAD AND SAY GO AHEAD AND SPEND THAT 18- MILLION DOLLARS AND THEN SAY I WASN'T REALLY SURE ABOUT IT, I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOOD STEWARDSHIP.)) ((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: ASK ALL YOU WANT TO ASK. TALK TO EVERYONE YOU WANT TO TALK TO. FIND OUR EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW. WE'RE ALL ON NOTICE, BUT ON THE 21ST I'M VOTING YES, OR I'M VOTING NO, AND THEN WE'RE FRYING OTHER FISH.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :12]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=then we're frying other fish.]
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[VO-NAT]


There is no guarantee that council will make a decision May 21st, but members say they hope to determine the location, concept and pricetag for the Victory Stadium project at that meeting.
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[5-Wolf-Trap]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-05 1:23:53]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check, laughter may be the best medicine. Some people believe it's a good way to help children learn.
Thanks to the help of a puppeteer some local speech and occupational therapists are trying it out. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bock, bock, bock]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Brackett/Speech Language Pathologist; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ingrid Crepeau/Wolf Trap; :41]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:17]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
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[SOT21:42]
[IN Q=Bock --bock --bock]

((NAT SOUND: BOCK, BOCK, BOCK. YOU WANT TO BE THE CHICKEN. LORENZO CAN YOU SAY ARE YOU MY MOMMY .... YEAH MOMMY)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=yeah mommy]


Ingrid Crepeau (Cray -poe) is professional puppeteer. She travels around the country for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts.
This week she is at the Center For Rehabilitation and Development in Blacksburg.
A place for children who need speech, physical or occupational therapy.
And the Center says the kids have really been responding.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:58]
[IN Q=It's amazing what they'll do for]

((VICKI BRACKETT/SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST: IT'S AMAZING WHAT THEY'LL DO FOR A PUPPET THAT THEY WON'T DO FOR A THERAPIST, IT'S BEEN GREAT)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=it's been great]
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[SOT8:12]
[IN Q=The brain studies on seratonin and]

((INGRID CREPEAU/WOLF TRAP: THE BRAIN STUDIES ON SEROTONIN AND LAUGHTER AND FEELING GOOD REALLY DO SHOW PEOPLE LEARN MORE AND RESPOND MORE WHEN THEY'RE HAPPY. IT JUST THRILL ME WHEN THE CHILDREN WILL SPONTANEOUSLY GIGGLE)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=giggle]
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[SOT22:43]
[IN Q=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND: KID LAUGHING)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=kid laughing]


And Crepeau (Cray-poe) has even taught the therapists to incorporate the arts and puppeteering into their therapy sessions.
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[SOT2:25]
[IN Q=Nice kitty -- roar]

((NAT SOUND: NICE KITTY --ROAR)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=nice kitty]


And many of the children are now learning at faster rate.
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[SOT11:23]
[IN Q=I would say some of the kids]

((VICKI BRACKETT/SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST: I WOULD SAYS SOME OF THE KIDS THEY'RE DOING TWICE AS MUCH AS THEY WERE JUST IN THE SHORT TIME SHE'S BEEN HERE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=she's been here]

But the kids just think it's all part of the fun --and they're having a blast --playing in the world of make believe.

Joy Sutton, for News 7 Mornin'.))
[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A gruesome discovery inside an abandoned car in Roanoke county MAY help solve a nearly three- year- old case.
A teenage hiker finds a SKELETON in a car off Bent Mountain Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The General Assembly's special session is under way.
But the budget stalemate continues.
Find out Governor Gilmore is taking part in the session....even though HE'S in Germany.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a new mural at the Franklin county speedway isn't making strides with the racetrack's owner.
Whitey Taylor is complaining about the mural's colors AND its mis- spelling.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, April 27th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11County-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A teenager walking in the woods off Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County found a car and a skeleton inside.
Authorities believe it's the body of Joseph Lockhart who was reported missing on July 6-th in 1998.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;]

Roanoke County authorities were called in and used ropes and harnesses to reach the car down the steep embankment. Detectives say the car was destroyed by the impact of the crash and the skeleton was laying next to the passenger side door.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[INQ=]

((DET. CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE CO.: IT APPEARS THE INDIVIDUAL WAS EJECTED AS IT WENT DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE AND THE REMAINS ARE INTACT BUT ARE SKELETONIZED.))
[SUPER=01-Det. Chris Nielsen/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUTQ=but are skeletonized]
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[VO-NAT]


According to a friend, Lockhart was a World War two Veteran who managed several hotels in the Valley. Roanoke County Detectives called Lockhart's wife in Staunton to say they were 95 percent sure it was her husband but the medical examiner still needs to confirm it.
The medical examiner hopes to positively identify the bones today.
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[11XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC31:55]
[GRAPHIC=Special Session]


The General Assembly's special session is underway.
Frustrated lawmakers with NO budget agreement lashed out last night.
But they did manage to pass a measure mandating that Governor Jim Gilmore weigh in from Europe.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The man who mandated NO car]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April 17; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :08]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :17 QUICK ]
[SUPER=@Wilkins; :25 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :35 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News; :49 QUICK ]
[SUPER=@Clement; :57 ]
[SUPER=@Day; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Griffith; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; 1:32 ]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( The man who mandated NO car tax by next year is in Heidelberg, Germany right now.
But just before he left:
[sot tape one 14:26:07]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND IF NECESSARY OF COURSE, I CAN BE COMMUNICATED WITH ANY TIME, ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET. THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT MODERN TECHNOLOGY.)) [runs:06 ]
Don't call us, we'll call you said the General Assembly.
pasted together bite
[sot tape house 04:39:43 ]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT JUST REQUESTS THE GOVERNOR AND THE CONFEREES -- 04:39:54-- TO START MEETING TOMORROW.)) [runs:08 ]

[sot tape house 04:40:36]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: THE GOVERNOR HAPPENS TO BE OVERSEAS I THINK. SO YOU'RE MAKING AN IMPOSSIBLE REQUEST THERE. CRANWELL: NO SIR, THEY'VE GOT TELEPHONES THAT GO ACROSS THE OCEAN. WILKINS: UH, OKAY.)) [runs:08 ]
For Democrats still smarting from redistricting, it's the ultimate time for fingerpointing.
And the fingers pointed this time at House Speaker Vance Wilkins-- who called lawmakers back to try to find some money for the Lexington Horse Center-- when he knew NO budget agreement had been reached.
[sot tape 03:32:16]

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NORFOLK: THE REASON WE CAME BACK HERE IS BECAUSE OF THAT CONCERN AND NOT TO COME UP WITH A BUDGET?)) [runs:05]

[SOT 03:37:25]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: I'M SORRY. I'M JUST APPALLED.)) [RUNS:03]
[sot tape 03:37:32]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: LET THE MAJORITY PARTY WORK OUT THEIR DIFFERENCES... AND DON'T WASTE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO BRING US ALL UP HERE TO RICHMOND, AND LET US KNOW WHEN YOU'RE READY!)) [runs:21]

[sot tape house 04:52:15]

((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: I DON'T THINK WE APPRECIATE HOW WE ARE BEING PERCEIVED ACROSS THIS COMMONWEALTH. WE ARE LOOKING LIKE FOOLS DOWN HERE!)) [runs:07]
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith took most of the heat, in the interests of keeping the budget talk alive.
[sot tape 04:21:43]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: CAN I READ THE CRYSTAL BALL ... WE'LL ALL DANCE IN THE STREETS OF RICHMOND IN CELEBRATION? I CAN'T TELL HIM THAT. BUT I CAN TELL HIM THAT WE'RE CERTAINLY GONNA TRY.)) [runs:12 ]

[sot tape house 04:28:40]

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: THIS ISN'T REALLY A QUESTION OF CRYSTAL BALLS, OR TAROT CARDS, OR OUIJA BOARDS, OR TRYING TO MASSAGE THE ENTRAILS OF DEAD CHICKENS.11
--- paste -- IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!))

[runs:17]
The Governor's trade mission is on its way to Scotland next, where the next conference call may be made.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[2-Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-05]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Logo]


The effects of the state's budget problems are trickling down to Roanoke City school teachers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city School Board has approved a two percent average pay increase for employees, less than administrators had hoped.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:59 city council tape 1]
[IN Q=The revenues from the state are way down]

((THE REVENUES FROM THE STATE ARE WAY DOWN. WE HAVE ABOUT 3.3 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THIS YEAR FROM THE STATE THAN WE'VE HAD IN EACH OF THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. SO IT'S A FISCAL DOWNTURN THAT HAS AFFECTED US GREATLY.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=has affected us greatly.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


In a Thursday meeting with city council, school board members requested additional funds if they become availabl

e.[2-11Bedford-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC10:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Meanwhile, the Bedford County school board has put off a decision on teacher pay raises.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The board was considering a raise tied to an increase in insurance premiums.
The insurance hike could save the county from having to hike property taxes to pay for the raises.
(------------)



[China-Plane]


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


The U-S did lose some secrets to the Chinese after that American spy plane made an emergency landing in China.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Pentagon says there was a loss of information, but Navy officials would not characterize the size or type of damage done.
They say the plane's 24- crew members did the best job they could to destroy sensitive material before being ordered off the plane by the Chinese.
China is still holding the spy plane -- which landed on Hainan island after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet.


The U-S is demanding the surveillance plane be returned.
(------------)


[Kerrey]


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


Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey says he WON'T be running for President in 2004.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


That after Kerrey admitted to his role in the deaths of more than 20 un-armed civilians during the Vietnam War.
[SUPER=04-"60 Minutes II";]


Kerrey revealed that more than three decades ago, he led a combat mission that killed Vietnamese women and children.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


But at a News York news conference, Kerrey said his commando team raided the village only because they had felt threatened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:35 ]
[IN Q=I have every reason to believe]

((BOB KERREY/FORMER NEBRASKA SENATOR: I HAVE EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT.....LIVES WERE IN DANGER.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Kerrey/Former Nebraska Senator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=were in danger.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kerrey received a Bronze medal for the 19-69 raid.
While he says he has NO plans to return it, the Pentagon has not ruled out an investigation.
(------------)



[Vieques]


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


More potential headaches for the U-S Navy...
Hundreds of Puerto Ricans are headed for (vee-AY-kuhs) Vieques, where they hope to stop the Navy from resuming use of the island as a bombing range.
That after a judge yesterday gave the Navy permission to do so.
A handful of demonstrators have already been arrested for trespassing onto the bombing range.
They attempted to do the same thing last year, before authorities cleared them from the range.

[2-11Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:47:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Students at one area high school are getting an extra week off while officials test for "biological contaminants."

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


Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County will undergo air quality tests and studies. The decision to close was prompted by complaints filed with federal health and safety officials earlier this month. The studies may determine whether there is something inside that may cause symptoms of respiratory and mucous irritation.
School officials believe the contaminants could be coming from standing water.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=SOL's]


S-O-L tests were supposed to begin Monday at Jefferson Forest. They'll be rescheduled.
[TAKE VIDEO]

[11Longwood-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC18:15]
[GRAPHIC=Longwood Fire]


It could be weeks before officials know what caused the devestating fire at Longwood College.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/Wednesday Morning;]


State police say six agents and a supervisor are assigned to the investigation, but because the destruction is so widespread, they'll need at least two to three weeks to figure out what started it.
Tuesday night's fire damaged or destroyed several buildings on the Farmville campus, and put an early end to the spring semester.
(------------)



[11Speedway-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:15:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new mural at the Franklin County Speedway is becoming a source of irritation for the owner and the painter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Week;]

Tony Tyler painted the 60-foot tall mural in time for the Speedway's grand opening last week. But owner Whitey Taylor says the finished product isn't what he asked for. Taylor doesn't like the colors of the sunset Taylor and says the word "Goodwrench" is misspelled.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:14-12:25]
[IN Q=Well, the words, all the race fans...]

((WHITEY TAYLOR/OWNER, FRANKLIN CO. SPEEDWAY: WELL, THE WORDS... ALL THE RACE FANS, THE FIRST THING THEY SPOTTED WAS THE MISSPELLING. THEY THOUGHT I DID IT. THEY SAID, "CAN'T YOU SPELL?" I SAID, "WAIT A MINUTE!". I DIDN'T KNOW IT.))

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((TONY TYLER/ARTIST: IF HE SAID, "OKAY, TON, I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS, HERE GOES HAVE THE MONEY. CAN YOU COME BACK AT SUCH AND SUCH DAY AND TAKE CARE OF IT?" I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD SUCH A PROBLEM WITH THAT. BUT HE'S TELLING ME HE'S NOT GIVING ME ANY MONEY. AND I DON'T FEEL RIGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL.))
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Both men agree Tyler was paid only 500 of his 2-thousand dollar fee. Tyler says his attorney has advised him against returning to the Speedway to fix the painting. Whitey Taylor has painted over parts of the mural and says he'll hire another artist to touch-up the work.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Police seized more than 300 high-dosage tablets of the painkiller OxyContin in a raid at a Tazewell County home.
It's believed to be the state's largest seizure so far. Steve Allen Shelton is charged with possessing about 100-thousand dollars worth of the prescription drug with intent to distribute.
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Today, the medical examiner hopes to positively identify skeletal remains that were found inside a car off Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County yesterday.
Authorities believe it's the body of Joseph Lockhart who was reported missing on July 6-th in 1998.
According to a friend, Lockhart was a World War two Veteran who managed several hotels in the Valley.

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Roanoke City school teachers are the latest to feel the effects of the state's budget problems.
The city School Board has approved a two percent average pay increase for employees, less than administrators had hoped.
In yesterday's meeting with city council, school board members requested additional funds if they become available.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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