[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Up next on News 7--
Parents of students at Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County want their children tested for illnesses.


That after the rest of the school year was canceled due to the discovery of a mold.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And reporter Marya Jones will join us in the studio with a preview of our series on Eminent Domain.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- on News 7 Mornin.


[11Jeff-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC-6:26]
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Parents of Jefferson Forest High School students in Bedford County are demanding that school officials test their children for illnesses.
This, after last week's discovery of a mold called (stackee-BAW-tris) stachybotrys in three of the school's classrooms.
As Jennifer Miele reports, some parents are coming forward, claming their children have already been affected.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Minnick/Parent;1:38]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:42]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7, Bedford County.]




[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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A public hearing on state spending and car-tax relief is scheduled in Roanoke tomorrow night. Meanwhile, state legislators are still trying to hammer out a budget agreement. The House of Delegates wants to boost the car tax cut to 70 percent this year and next.
But the Senate has resisted a 70 percent car-tax cut because of the slowing economy. House and Senate leaders are expected to meet again today to look for a compromise. Both chambers are scheduled to reconvene in Richmond on Thursday.

[11VA-DNA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=slo]
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Criminals who leave evidence of their crimes better think twice in Virginia. The state is tops in the nation when it comes to solving crimes through its D-N-A database.
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Officials say D-N-A taken from felons is averaging one "cold hit" a day. That's the highest rate in the country for connecting someone in the database to a crime scene or for linking two crimes. Virginia's database was set up in 1989 and has D-N-A profiles of about 150-thousand convicted felons.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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A joyous end to a family's search for an 11- year- old girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]


After disappearing from her New Orleans- area home nearly two weeks ago, Lisa Bruno has reunited with her parents.

Authorities believe the fifth- grader was abducted while going to pick blackberries with a younger sister.
Police say Bruno was recognized when she stepped off a bus in New Orleans yesterday afternoon.
Doctors examined Bruno for signs of physical or sexual abuse.
Authorities hope to question her about the ordeal today.
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[Writers-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
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You'll want to enjoy new episodes of your favorite television programs while you can...
There's still no agreement on a Hollywood writers contract.
If a deal isn't reached by Tuesday, the Writers Guild says it'll strike.
The first T-V shows affected would be the daily soap operas, then late- night variety shows, sitcoms, and finally, dramas.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, A busy week in store on the economic news front.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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(( Information:
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THE DOW INDUSTRIALS WILL KICK OFF THE NEW TRADING WEEK IN POSITIVE TERRITORY FOR THE YEAR, THAT'S THANKS TO THE MARKET'S RECENT MINI-BULL-RUN
STOCKS RALLIED FRIDAY ON NEWS THAT THE ECONOMY GREW MUCH FASTER THAN EXPECTED IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.. A SIGN THAT WERE'RE NOT IN A RECESSION...THAT LIFTED HOPES THAT CORPORATE PROFITS WILL SOON GET STRONGER AND THAT GAVE INVESTORS THE CONFIDENCE TO BUY STOCKS..

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THE DOW RALLIED 117 POINTS TO 10-810.. UP 2 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.. SO FAR THIS YEAR, THE DOW IS UP ABOUT A QUARTER PERCENT.

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THE NASDAQ ADDED ABOUT 41 POINTS TO 2-THOUSAND-75. BUT IT WAS DOWN MORE THAN 4 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.

(ON CAM)

THE GUSH OF EARNINGS NEWS WILL SLOW TO A TRICKLE THIS WEEK....

(GRAPHIC)

AMONG THE COMPANIES SLATED TO REPORT XEROX, PROCTER AND GAMBLE..PRICELINE.COM, CVS PHARMACY AND WENDY'S

(ON CAM)

BUT IT WILL BE A BIG WEEK ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR:

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LOOK FOR REPORTS ON PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING, FACTORY ORDERS, CONSTRUCTION SPENDING AND THE KEY APRIL EMPLOYMENT REPORT.

(ON CAM)

DOT-COM LAYOFFS ARE SOARING...INTERNET COMPANIES ANNOUNCED A RECORD 17-THOUSAND JOB CUTS IN APRIL.. THE OUTPLACEMENT FIRM CHALLENGER, GRAY AND CHRISTMAS SAYS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR DOT-COMS HAVE CUT OVER 51 THOUSAND JOBS AS ADVERTISING MONEY DRIED UP AND MANY INTERNET COMPANIES CLOSED THEIR DOORS.

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FOLLOW ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ

(ON CAM)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Rocky-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly MB Set]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC-1:41:19]
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Tommorow is election day in Rocky Mount. And the race for Mayor is turning out to be out of the ordinary.
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Ben Pinckard thought he would run UN-opposed.
That is until fellow councilman, Mark Newbill decided he would throw his hat into the ring.
Newbill says the fact he's 35-- shouldn't be an issue for voters.
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[SOT]

[tc:00:34:59]
[IN Q=They elected Virgil]

((MARK NEWBILL: THEY ELECTED VIRGIL GOODE TO THE STATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHEN HE WAS 28. SO I THINK THE IDEA OF BEING NAIVE OR TOO YOUNG IS NON-SENSE.))
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While incumbent Ben Pinckard has been criticized for not being "visible enough," he says its going to take experience to keep Rocky Mount in the black.
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[IN Q=We are losing industry]

[tc:00:35:23] ((BEN PINCKARD: FACTORIES ARE CLOSING, WE HAVE ANNEXATION, THE ANNEXATION IS GOING TO BE APPROXIMATELY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS FOR WATER AND SEWER. FIRE STATION, POLICE STATION ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF MILLION.))
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[OUT Q=a half million.]
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[VO-NAT]


All of town council is up for re-election tomorrow.

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Trigon Healthcare is getting a big refund from the Internal Revenue Service. The Richmond-based managed care company paid out one-hundred-75 million-dollars in taxes four years ago. After reviewing Trigon's contention the payment was unnecessary, the I-R-S agreed and ruled that Trigon should have been able to deduct the amount from its tax bill. Trigon says it expects a 61 million-dollar refund because of the ruling. The refund is still subject to final approval by a congressional committee.

[Eminent-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=FS MB EMINENT DOMAIN]


It can happen to almost anybody.
A government or utility can take or use your property, and in most cases, you have no power to stop it.
It's a process called Eminent Domain, and it can forever change where and how you live.
News- 7 begins three weeks of stories tonight at 6, showing how Eminent Domain works, why it is important, and why everybody should care about its powers and use.
Marya Jones is here with a preview of the first installment in our series....She's profiling a family affected by the Smart Road Bridge project over Ellett Valley. [Kim/Marya MB]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Kimberly, eminent domain is at the heart of a number of projects going on in our area right now... I-73, the Biomedical Institute, the gas pipeline, the AEP powerline...to name a few.
To start off the series, I went and visited a farmer in Montgomery County who has Virginia's tallest bridge going through his farm.
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[Live VO-NAT discussion 50 seconds VO]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]
(ad lib VO MB MONITOR BRING UP FULL)
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Kim Questions:
- Do property owners typically fight eminent domain? - What can property owners do to protect themselves?


[Anchor=Kim]



[Reads Health Check][Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there may be something to the saying.."you are what you eat".

Doctor Dave Hnida explains in this morning's Health check.
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PSYCHOLOGISTS TYPICALLY USE INKBLOTS AND OTHER SPECIALIZED TESTS TO DETERMINE YOUR PERSONALITY. BUT IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO SIMPLIFY ALL THAT SCIENCE WITH A DIFFERENT EXAM- LOOKING AT WHAT SNACK FOODS YOU EAT THE RESEARCH COMES FROM THE TASTE AND SMELL CENTER RESEARCH FOUNDATION IN CHICAGO. THEY TOOK 15- HUNDRED PEOPLE- PSYCHOANALYZED THEM- AND THEN ASKED THEM ABOUT WHAT THEIR FAVORITE FOODS WERE AND THERE WAS A DEFINITE PATTERN WHEN IT CAME TO SNACK FOODS- CERTAIN FOODS POPPED UP ALMOST ALWAYS WITH SPECIFIC TYPES OF PERSONALITIES. FOR EXAMPLE: IF YOU LIKE TORTILLA CHIPS- YOU TEND TO BE A PERFECTIONIST , HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND BE RATHER CONSERVATIVE. PRETZEL PEOPLE TEND TO BE LIVELY, BORED EASILY AND SOMETIMES A FLIRT IF YOU LIKE NUTS: YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE EASY GOING, CALM, AND UNDERSTANDING
POTATO CHIP PEOPLE: AMBITIOUS, SUCCESSFUL AND IMPATIENT WITH LESS THAN THE BEST
NOW IF YOU ARE A CHEESE CURL PERSON- YOURE SUPPOSED TO BE FAIR, CONCIENCIOUS, AND PRINCIPLED. YOU ARE A PERSON OF GREAT INTEGRITY
IF YOU LIKE SNACK CRACKERS- YOURE LOGICAL, SHY, AND PREFER TO SPENDS LOTS OF TIME ALONE FINALLY- IF YOU'RE A POPCORN PERSON- YOU LIKE TO TAKE CHARGE- PITCH IN OFTEN- MODEST- AND NOT A SHOWOFF
ENJOY YOUR SNACKS- BUT REMEMBER THEY MAY MEAN MORE THAN YOU THINK.
IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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Don't go away...News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
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[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]


After officials find a mold called (stack-ee-BAH-tris) stachybotrys in several classrooms at Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County, parents want their children tested for illnesses.
More on that story, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The first- ever paying space tourist has arrived at the international space station.
That after the space shuttle Endeavour un-docked from the station yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And election day is tomorrow in Rocky Mount-- Residents will be casting their votes for ALL the seats on town council.
The race for Mayor now features TWO candidates, instead of one.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, April 30th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11Jeff-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC-6:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The discovery of a mold called (stackee-BAW-tris) stachybotrys in several of the classrooms at Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County is causing concern among parents. They're demanding that school officials test their children for illnesses.
As Jennifer Miele reports, some parents are coming forward, claming their children have already been affected.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Larry Minnick's son is a...]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Todd Owens/Engineer; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Larry Minnick/Parent;1:38]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:42]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Bedford County.]




[Space-Shuttle]


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


Making international headlines this morning--
The space shuttle, Endeavour is on its way home.
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[VO-NAT]


After handling computer problems, the crew has undocked from the international space station, making room for the first ever "paying tourist".
California millionaire Dennis Tito and two Russian cosmonauts hooked up to the orbiting outpost this morning-- two days after they were launched from the Russian space port in (KA-zuhk-stan) Kazakhstan.
Tito is the first person to BUY his way into space.
He'll be staying at the space station for six days.
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[China-Plane]


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


A U-S inspection team will soon arrive in China.
The team will inspect the Navy jet that's been held in China since colliding with a Chinese fighter jet on April first.
The U-S officials could leave for China as early as today.
Beijing gave the U-S permission to check out the plane yesterday.
The team will try to determine how many military secrets the Chinese may have managed to get out of the surveillance plane.

[Vieques]


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


U-S Navy bombing exercises will resume today on the Puerto Rican island of (vee- AY-kuhs) Vieques.
That after 136 protestors were arrested over the weekend.
Authorities had to use tear gas against protestors trying to halt the bombing exercises.
The demonstrators had allegedly cut through fencing and threw rocks at security guards.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico's secretary of state delivered a letter, asking Pope John Paul to help stop the bombings.[11

Goode-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC-1:18:37]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Congressman Virgil Goode is pushing for legislation to lift a ban on promoting tobacco overseas .
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[VO-NAT 99-20 54:23]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 1999;]

Goode and two North Carolina lawmakers want the U-S Department of Agriculture to put some of its money behind tobacco.
The federal government spends up to 90- million dollars a year to help sell almonds, chocolate, Kentucky bourbon, wine and other products overseas. But tobacco is banned from the program.
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[2-11Rocky-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly on MB SET]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC-1:41:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


All the town council seats are up for grabs in Rocky Mount. Residents will cast their votes tomorrow. The race for Mayor is turning out to be out of the ordinary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


Ben Pinckard thought he would run UN-opposed.
That is until fellow councilman, Mark Newbill decided he would throw his hat into the ring.
Newbill says the fact he's 35-- shouldn't be an issue for voters.
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[SOT]

[tc:00:34:59]
[IN Q=They elected Virgil]

((MARK NEWBILL: THEY ELECTED VIRGIL GOODE TO THE STATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHEN HE WAS 28. SO I THINK THE IDEA OF BEING NAIVE OR TOO YOUNG IS NON-SENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Mayoral Candidate]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=is non-sense.]
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[VO-NAT]


While incumbent Ben Pinckard has been criticized for not being "visible enough," he says its going to take experience to keep Rocky Mount in the black.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are losing industry]

[tc:00:35:23] ((BEN PINCKARD: FACTORIES ARE CLOSING, WE HAVE ANNEXATION, THE ANNEXATION IS GOING TO BE APPROXIMATELY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS FOR WATER AND SEWER. FIRE STATION, POLICE STATION ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF MILLION.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Pinckard/Rocky Mount Mayor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=a half million.]
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[VO-NAT]


All of town council is up for re-election tomorrow.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC-56:48]
[GRAPHIC=police chase]


Two men are in custody after they allegedly stole several D-V-D players from WalMarts in Roanoke and Bedford.
Bedford police made the arrest, but a passing motorist helped authorities catch one of the suspects.

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


Bedford Police chased the suspects Eastbound on Route 4-60, reaching speeds of 100 miles an hour.
When the suspects attempted to elude police by making a quick turn off of the roadway, their car hit some railroad tracks and flipped over.
Police say the suspects then managed to free themselves from the car, and began running.
A Bedford Police officer apprehend one -- and a passing motorist chased down the other.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We'll definitely be thanking]

((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: WE'LL DEFINITELY BE THANKING HIM FOR HIS HELP. I THINK HE HAD HIS WIFE AND CHILD IN THE CAR WITH HIM. HE WAS ABLE TO CHASE THE OTHER INDIVIDUAL DOWN FOR US. (THAT WAS VERY NICE OF HIM?). OH, WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Milton Graham/Bedford Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=very appreciative.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedford and State Police are investigating the incident.
Police say the suspects will likely be charged with reckless driving and grand larceny.
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[2-Eminent-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=FS MB EMINENT DOMAIN]


Hundreds of homes and businesses in the region are feeling of the effects of Eminent Domain.
It's the process where a government or utility can take or use your property.
And in most cases, you have no authority to prevent it from happening.
Right now, there are at least five high- profile Eminent Domain projects in the works.
News- 7 is beginning of a series of special reports on the issue tonight at 6.
Marya Jones is here this morning to give us an early look of what she'll be focusing on this week. [LIVE MB Kim/Marya]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Kim, you mentioned the five eminent domain projects all going on .. or about to start... in this area right now.


One of them is the 765-kilovolt AEP powerline.
It still hasn't been given the final go-ahead from the State Corporation Commission, but if it does, it will affect 18 homes along its route.
I talked to one family down in Wythe County that's living in limbo because of the powerline.
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[Live VO-NAT, cross-talk]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]


(ad lib VO MB MONITOR THEN FULL)
Debbie and Dane little moved to Wythe County from California for their dream home on the New River, four years ago....
Soon after, they found out it was in the path of a proposed 765-kv powerline....
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Kim Questions:
- What are the Littles planning to do if the powerline comes through? - Is there any legislation to protect families like them?

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


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

Parents of Jefferson Forest High School students in Bedford County are demanding that school officials test their children for illnesses. This, after last week's discovery of a mold called (stackee-BAW-tris) stachybotrys in several of the school's classrooms.
Some of the parents say their children have already been affected. Students at Jefferson Forest High School will finish the reminder of their school year at Forest Middle School. In the meantime, officials will continue their testing and start with clean-up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Rocky Mount residents will cast their votes for mayor tomorrow. Fellow councilman Mark Newbill is challenging Incumbant Mayor Ben Pinckard.
All of town council is up for re-election.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Congressman Virgil Goode is pushing for legislation to lift a ban on promoting tobacco overseas . The federal government spends up to 90- million dollars a year to help sell almonds, chocolate, Kentucky bourbon, wine and other products overseas. But tobacco is banned from the program.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
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(Leo 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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(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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