[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Straight ahead on News 7--
Pulaski authorities shoot a robbery suspect after he leads them on a high- speed chase all over town AND attempts to run over an officer.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And four deputies from the Danville sheriff's department face charges of having sex with female inmates.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more, coming up next on News 7 Mornin.

[11Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


Authorities in Pulaski shot and wounded a robbery suspect yesterday after he led them on a high speed chase all over town.
Police say he attempted to run an officer down with his car.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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[IN Q=It started at the]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski County Sheriff; :15]
[SUPER=01-G. W. Roche/Pulaski Police Chief; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ann Hinkley/Pulaski Resident; :55]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7]

((It started at the Brookmont Better Shop, when according to police, robbery suspect Heath Shoemaker ran off with a cash register. The 25-year-old Pulaski resident led deputies and police on a chase in and out of county and town limits
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[SOT-1:44:50]
[IN Q=HE WAS BECOMING]

((SHERIFF JIM DAVIS/PULASKI COUNTY; HE WAS BECOMING A QUITE A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY ITSELF AS YOU CAN SEE HE WAS IN CITY BLOCKS, HEAVILY TRAVELED BY PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC))
[OUT Q=PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC]

At one point, the suspect stopped his 19-88 red Colt, when Sergeant James Gregory left his vehicle to approach Shoemaker, he stepped on the gas.
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[SOT-1:45:53]
[IN Q=ACCELERATED AT HIM]

((CHIEF /TOWN OF PULASKI; ACCELERATED AT HIM AT A RAPID RATE WHERE THE OFFICER FEARED FOR HIS LIFE AND DISCHARGED HIS WEAPON.))
[OUT Q=HIS WEAPON]

The bullet hit Shoemaker in the left leg and went on to also hit his right shin. But that didn't stop Showmaker from fleeing, he continued to lead authorities to a normally quiet community, where neighbors watched police push him off the road.
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[SOT-1:47:18]
[IN Q=WE SEEN HIM]

((ANN HINKLEY/PULASKI RESIDENT;WE SEEN HIM COME OUT OF THE CAR AND THE COP PUT HIM ON THE GROUND, HE LOOKED LIKE A PRETTY BIG GUY.))
[OUT Q=BIG GUY]

((RACHEL CANNON/REPORTING; HEATH SHOEMAKER IS UNDER A OFFICERS GUARD WHILE BEING TREATED AT PULASKI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.
OFFICIALS CAN'T GIVE SPECIFICS ON WHAT CHARGES HE WILL FACE WHEN RELEASED, BUT THE SHERIFF AND POLICE CHIEF SAY THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE CHARGES FROM BOTH DEPARTMENTS. RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7))))

[11Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC19:03]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroys a Pulaski couple's home of nearly 40-years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Joanne and Travis Akers say they smelled smoke yesterday shortly after starting their gas grill on the back porch.

The couple quickly left and called firefighters from a relative's home next door.
The Pulaski Fire Department responded to the home on "Fink Farm Road"
No one was injured but the house had some 40-thousand dollars in damage.
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[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC59:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Still no arrest in connection with a weekend murder in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]


44-year old Karen Williams East was found dead in her home Saturday morning..
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

she'd suffered several stab wounds to the chest.
East was a secretary for the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball club the last seven years.
Co-workers and family members gathered for a vigil outside her home yesterday.
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[SOT 10:57:08]
[IN Q=She was like]

((RONNIE ROBERTS/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS ASST. GM: SHE WAS LIKE A SISTER TO A LOT OF US AND LIKE A MOTHER TO A LOT OF US AND WE'LL MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY PERSONALLY AND OF COURSE WE'LL MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY ON THE PROFESSIONAL SIDE BECAUSE SHE DID SO MUCH FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND SHE LOVED BASEBALL AND SHE LOVED THE ORGANIZATION AND PUT HER HEART AND SOUL INTO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Roberts/Lynchburg Hillcats Asst. GM]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=soul into it.]
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[VO-NAT]


East's husband is in custody for violating a protective order not to have contact with her, but he has "not" been charged with her murder.
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[Danville-Charges]


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


Four Danville sheriff's deputies are indicted on charges they had sex with female inmates at the city jail.
A grand jury handed down felony charges against Doyle Matthew Cook, Junior, Ernest Vernon Carter, the third, Marvin Everettt Riggins, and Steven Martin Terry.
State police investigators say the alleged misconduct took place between July and August of last year.


[11Neuhs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-21 26:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police say a Roanoke businessman paid 500-dollars in a scheme to have his wife killed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


48-year-old David John Neuhs (NEWS) was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder yesterday morning.
State police say he gave a man a pistol and instructed him to kill his wife, Teresa Ann Neuhs, who lives in Franklin County.
Police say Neuhs paid the man 500-dollars after he'd been TOLD she was dead. She was NOT harmed.
Neuhs is the owner of D-and-T Trucking.
Police say he and his wife were separated and going through a divorce and property dispute.
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[China-Plane]


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


Making international headlines--
A team of U-S technicians from Lockheed Martin is on its way to China to inspect the downed American spy plane.

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[VO-NAT]


They'll determine whether the Navy plane can be flown back to the U-S, or if it'll have to be shipped home in pieces.
Lockheed-Martin is the main contractor for the aircraft.
The technicians left Hawaii yesterday after military officials briefed them for several hours.
After a collision with a Chinese fighter jet last month, the Chinese held 24- Navy crew members on Hainan Island for 11-days, before allowing them to return home.
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[2MC-Backyard-Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=FS MB Mornin' Closeup]


[KIMBERLY IN FRONT OF MB SET]
It's been a little more than a week since a group of teenagers participated in what they call an"extreme wrestling" show in a public park. Please note this story contains graphic video.
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[VO-NAT in MB Monitor]


The April 22-nd show was held at Fallon Park in Roanoke. [TAKE Picture FULL] The teenagers say all the moves are scripted.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 22;]

Including a move called blading, where they slash their foreheads with razor blades to mimic greater injury. Some of the teens were also thrown onto beds of thumbtacks and barbed wire. City leaders say the teens did secure a permit to gather at the park. But they say they were assured there was NOT going to be any violence.
Wanda Reed, Acting Director of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, sent an email to us last week that said "Parks and Recreation does not condone nor would we support any event which violence takes place".
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=FS MB MORNIN' Closeup]

We'll have more on Parks and Recreation's take on this issue later in the newscast. For the record, we did invite the teen wrestlers to appear in this segment. One accepted our invitation last week, but declined yesterday.
He did say there is a lot of love, passion, sweat and tears behind the hardcore wrestling..But Steve Pardon talks to a local professional who says this version is putting a black eye on the sport.

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[TAKE FS MORNIN' Closeup Graphic] That's the focus of this morning closeup...

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[COME STRAIGHT OUT TO STEVE ON-RECORD]

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, stocks finished mixed on the final trading day in April.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=your local stocks.]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Carver-SOL]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:20:20]
[GRAPHIC=SOL's]


One Henry County school is putting a strong emphasis on Social Studies this week. It's preparing for the S-O-L's.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Seventh Grade students at Carver Middle School are studying nothing but social studies for a two week period.
The cram session is designed to better prepare students for the upcoming S-O-L test on history.
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[SOT 16:29:56]
[IN Q=History/Social sciences]

((DEAN RANDALL/PRINCIPAL: HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCES IS MY LOWEST AREA. SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN MY STUDENTS WENT INTO THE TEST THAT THEY FELT AS CONFIDENT AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Randall/Principal;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=confident as possible]
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[VO-NAT]


The principal argues students are still learning the basics even though the emphasis is on social studies.
For example, when it comes to economics kids are learning about graphs which can be tied to mathematics.
Teachers will emphasize history, economics, civics, and world geography through today.
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[11Patrick-County]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:43:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


High school drop outs in Patrick County who go back for their G-E-D can receive a tax incentive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


That's just one idea from the organization called the Patrick County Education Foundation.
It will also provide financial aid to graduating seniors who want to attend a 2 or 4 year college.
It's the brain-child of former Governor Jerry Baliles.
He hopes a boost in education will bring a much needed boost in business.
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[SOT 11:04]
[IN Q=education is increasingly]

((JERRY BALILES: EDUCATION IS INCREASINGLY THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND A PROGRAM OF THIS TYPE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR THE COUNTY TO ATTRACT THE NEW GROWTH OF THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Baliles/Former Governor]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=of the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Next year's graduating seniors will be eligible for financial aid.
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[Health-Check]


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


In this morning's health check, medical residents are asking the government for more time to sleep.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
IF YOU WOULD GET SICK, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE TAKE CARE IF YOU- A PERSON UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL- OR A DOCTOR WHO HASNT SLEPT IN 36 HOURS?
THERE MAY NOT BE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE SINCE STUDIES SHOW PEOPLE WHO ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED FUNCTION AS POORLY AS A PERSON WHO';S BEEN DRINKING.
AND THATS WHY MEDICAL RESIDENTS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRYARE ASKING THE GOVERNMENT TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF H0URS THEY WORK EACH WEEK TO 80.. AND THE NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED WITHOUT A BREAK TO 24 HOURS.
STILL SOUNDS LIKE A LOT- BUT ITS BETTER THAN WHAT YOURE GETTING NOW./
THE NEW HEAD OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY WANTS A CHANGE IN HOW THE SO-CALLED MORNING AFTER PILL.IS GIVEN TO PATIENTS.
HE THINKS GYNECOLOGISTS SHOULD ROUTINELY OFFER WOMEN A PRESCRIPTION FOR THESE PRODUCTS - THAT WORK BY PREVENTING PREGNANCY AFTER UNPROTECTED INTERCOURSE.
IF WOMEN HAVE THE PRESCRIPTION ON HAND- MORE WOULD USE IT IF NECESSARY/
FINALLY TODAY- LOOKING FOR A FULLER HEAD OF HAIR? PICK UP SOME NIZORAL SHAMPOO.
A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY SAYS NIZORAL SLOWS HAIR LOSS- MAY PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH- AND LITERALLY CAUSES THE HAIR YOU STILL HAVE TO GET THICKER- NOT JUST LOOK THICKER- BUT ACTUALLY GET THICKER-
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Jefferson Forest High School students have to clean out their lockers by the end of the day.
They'll get a three- week break from classes after a hazardous mold is discovered growing inside the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's been a year since more than a thousand people offered bone marrow to save the life of Henry Moore.
We'll see how the Radford toddler is doing, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll trace the history of eminent domain--
In the next installment of our series, Keith Humphrey tells us about a time when the government established easements on private land for public roadways.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, May 1st .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[State-Taxes]


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


Tax day doesn't just happen on April 15th--
Midnight tonight is the deadline to file your STATE income taxes.
You can download state tax forms from the Internet, and even file online. The address is www.tax-dot-state-dot-V-A-dot-U-S.
Virginians can also pay state taxes by credit card this year.
If you don't think you'll make it by tonight's deadline, you're required to file for an extension.
And you owe the state money, you also have to send in your payment with the extension form.

[11Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC09:51]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]

Today is the final day for students at Jefferson Forest High School to clean out their lockers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The school will be open today until 4 P-M for students to pick up books and other belongings. They'll get a 3-week break before resuming classes at Forest Middle School May 21st. The change is the result of a hazardous mold found called Stachybotrys growing in some classrooms. Air quality testing is being conducted this week to determine the extent of the contamination. Final exams at Jefferson Forest have been canceled. Graduation will go on as scheduled June ninth.
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[11Stachybotrys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC59:29]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]


Not everyone who comes in contact with the mold, Stachybotrys, will be affected. So one allergist says parents should not panic. Those who have pulmonary or other respiratory problems may feel the effects more.
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[SOT14:45]
[IN Q=It's an immune reaction]

((DR. LUIS MATOS/ASTHMA & ALLERGY CTR. IT'S AN IMMUNE REACTION --NOT AN ALLERGY REACTION. THEY CAN HAVE HYPER SENSITIVITY..... WHICH IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE LUNGS. THEY USUALLY START OFF FEELING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS ACHES AND PAINS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Luis Matos/Asthma & Allergy Center;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=aches and pains]
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[VO-NAT]


There is a risk of cancer associated with long term exposure to the toxins that the mold produces.
Matos says there is no specific way to link someone's symptoms with the fungus --unless you have severe pulmonary complications.
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[11Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

These days little Henry Moore is walking and talking, but the Radford toddler is still terminally ill. A year ago-- more than a thousand people packed a local hospital in hopes of finding the perfect bone marrow match.

Despite the large turnout-- little Henry and his family are still waiting. Teresa Hamilton has details on another drive to mark the one year anniversary.
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[in q=Little Henry]
[SUPER=03-Radford/February; :00]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 2000; :10]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; :48]
[runs=:56]
[out q= Hamilton, NEWS 7.]

(( Little Henry Moore is the Radford toddler who needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life. Henry was born without an immune system. Last year-- nearly 15 hundred people volunteered to be tested at a local bone marrow drive. To date-- 19 people have turned out to be potential matches for folks around the globe in need of bone marrow transplants-- Matches that were made as a result of that drive. But little Henry is still in need of a perfect match. Today-- a bone marrow drive will be held at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center from seven AM to five PM to mark the one year anniversary. Testing costs approximately 80- dollars. Grant money is available for many minorities to receive testing free of charge. Money is also available for 150- others to be tested who do not have the money to cover the cost. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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[History-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE=net]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]


At one time in this country the government established easements on private land for public roadways.
The property owner couldn't use the land for anything else. He had to maintain the road and even had to pay taxes on it, though it was useless to him.
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[VO-NAT]


That was BEFORE the state routinely condemned the land, paid the property owner and TOOK it for public use... in the "public domain."
It's one of the lesser known facts we've turned up in researching the history of "eminent domain."
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


Judge George Honts knows the historic documents stored in the county courthouse as well as anyone.
He also remembers growing up in Botetourt County where land-owners like his own father held title to part of route 43, but couldn't use it.
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[SOT 10:37:05]
[IN Q=It was almost a badge]

((IT WAS ALMOST A BADGE OF HONOR TO BE INDICTED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY FOR NOT KEEPING A ROAD UP. EVERY CITIZEN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY WAS INDICTED AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER FOR NOT KEEPING THE ROAD UP. VERY FEW OF THEM WERE EVER PROSECUTED.))
[SUPER=01-Judge George Honts/Botetourt Circuit Court]
[OUT Q=10]
[RUNS=them ever prosecuted.]
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[VO-NAT]


Keith Humphry will have more on the HISTORY of eminent domain tonight on News 7 at SIX as our month- long series continues.

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


In national news this morning--
The mayor of Los Angeles is pleading with
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Hollywood writers and studios to settle their contract dispute.
The writers' contract runs out at 12-01 A-M tomorrow.
At issue, a 100- million- dollar gap in their demands.
If the writers do go on strike, most of Hollywood would be forced to shut down.
While most primetime sitcoms and dramas have finished production for the season, daily soap operas and late-night talks shows would be immediately affected.
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[3MC-Backyard-Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=TAKE FS MB MORNIN' CLOSEUP]


[KIMBERLY IN FRONT OF MB SET]
This morning, we're taking a closer look at an event called "extreme wrestling".
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[VO-NAT IN MB MONITOR]

A group of teenagers put on a show more than a week ago at Fallon Park in Roanoke. [TAKE PICTURE FULL] The teens say all the moves are scripted, including some participants being thrown on to beds of thumbtacks and barbed wire.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 22;]

Officials say one of the teens and a parent were granted an assembly permit.
But officials say they were assured no violence would be involved. In an e-mail sent last week, Wanda Reed Acting Director of Roanoke Parks and Recreation said "the city was not aware of the true nature of the event." "While wrestling was mentioned, the event was touted as a "family fun event with comedy and light acting". The city was assured that the "acting" would be "rehearsed and pantomimed".
"Parks and Recreation does not condone nor would we support any event which violence takes place."
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=FS MB MORNIN' CLOSEUP]

Reed also says the city will review its existing assembly procedures and make appropriate changes to ensure that this type of event does not occur on city property again. For the record, one of the teen wrestlers accepted our invitation to appear in this segment, but declined yesterday. The teens have said that they do receive training,
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS MORNIN' Closeup Graphic]
But In this mornin' closeup, Steve Pardon talks to a professional who says they do not receive enough.
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[COME STRAIGHT OUT TO STEVE ON-RECORD]

[Immigration-Deadline]


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


In Las Vegas, more people applied for marriage licenses within the past week than on the most recent Valentine's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


The reason-- thousands of immigrants across the country are trying to beat a Monday deadline to apply for a green card under new rules.
A federal law passed in December lets about 640-thousand illegal immigrants who are married to U-S citizens, or to LEGAL residents, apply for visas without returning to their home countries and applying from there.
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[SOT 3:08:46 ]
[IN Q=This starts]

((MICHAEL COMFORT/I.N.S.: THIS STARTS THE PROCESS FOR THEM TO BE PERMANENT RESIDENT. THEIR RELATIVE, IN THIS CASE IS PETITIONING FOR THEM, ONCE THE PAPERWORK IS PROCESSED AND THE VISAS ARE PROCESSED, THEN THEY WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS IN THE UNITED STATES .))
[SUPER=01-Michael Comfort/Immigration and Naturalization Service;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=in the United States.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


The Immigration and Naturalization Service won't know for several weeks how many illegal immigrants have filed to become legal.
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[11Roanoke-INS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC18:53]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Here at home-- the Virginia Employment Commission office in Roanoke was the location serving immigrants in the southwestern part of the state. But there were NO record crowds. By six last night, about 60- applications had been submitted and nearly all were forwarded through attorneys.
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[SOT 08:08:50]
[IN Q=WE HAVE]

((BRUCE JOHANNESSEN/VEC MANAGER: WE HAVE A FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL ALIEN POPULATION BUT MOT OF THEM, I THINK, ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND HAVE WORK VISAS. ))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Johannessen/Virginia Employment Commission;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=WORK VISAS.]
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[anchor=Kim]
[ss=None]

Virginia Employment Commission offices in Roanoke, Alexandria, Norfolk and Richmond stayed open until midnight.

[11Rotunda-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC11:10]
[GRAPHIC=Longwood Fire]

Longwood College is accepting donations to help rebuild some of its historic buildings that were destroyed by fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/Last Wednesday;]

The Ruffner Complex and Grainger Hall were destroyed by fire last week. Soon afterwards the school started receiving offers of contributions to help. The result is The Rotunda Fund. If you'd like to donate money to Longwood College you can send checks made payable to the Longwood College Foundation, Incorporated. Be sure to specify the money is for the Rotunda Fund.
Officials at the college say the rotunda will be rebuilt.
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[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]


Midnight tonight is the deadline to file your STATE income taxes.
You can download state tax forms from the Internet, and even file online.
If you don't think you'll make it by tonight's deadline, you're required to file for an extension.
And you owe the state money, you also have to send in your payment with the extension form.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A Pulaski couple lost their home of nearly 40-years.. to fire yesterday afternoon.
Joanne and Travis Akers say they smelled smoke shortly after starting their gas grill on the back porch.
No one was injured but the house had some 40-thousand dollars in damage.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Jefferson Forest High School students have until 4 P-M today to pick up books and other belongings they may have at the school. They'll get a 3-week break before resuming classes at Forest Middle School May 21st. The change is the result of a hazardous mold found called Stachybotrys growing in some classrooms. Air quality testing is being conducted this week to determine the extent of the contamination.
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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 Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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