[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on News 7--
Fire destroys this home in Bedford County.
Authorities are still searching for the cause.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a high- speed chase involving a hijacked bus comes to a fatal halt in Los Angeles.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your day with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=01-22 21:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroys a Bedford County home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Firefighters were called to the home on Turner Branch Road at 11 o' clock last night. Officials don't know what caused the blaze, but they are investigating. No one was injured.
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[2-Hijacked-Bus]


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


A deadly end to a high- speed chase in Los Angeles--
This one involved a hijacked transit bus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


It all started when a police officer saw a man firing shots near downtown.
As authorities tried to arrest him, he jumped on a city bus, holding a gun to the driver's head the entire time.
The chase ended when the bus broadsided a minivan, killing a female passenger.
It then crashed into a parked U-P-S van.
All three vehicles plowed into several cars in a parking lot.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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[Execution-Tapes]


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


For the first time, you can hear the sounds of a death row inmate, as he's executed.
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[VO-NAT]


The official tape recordings of electrocutions carried out in Georgia between 19-83 and 19-98 were broadcast last night on National Public Radio.
The inmates' last words are heard, as well as the click of buttons that start the flow of electricity.
News outlets have fought for more than a decade for more access to the death chamber.
But the courts have usually ruled in favor of prison officials who demanded privacy.
The audio recordings were obtained by a documentary radio producer.
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[Delta-Pilots]


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


Leaders representing the Delta Air Lines pilots' union have tentatively approved a new contract by a vote of 18 to four.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


About 10- thousand rank and file pilots will begin voting May 22nd.
The new contract offers raises of 20- to 30- percent over five years.
But critics argue the deal falls short, in terms of retirement benefits and scheduling.
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[11student-paper]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:45:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Do School administrators have the right to censor the school newspaper?
Parents and students of Danville's GW high school will voice their opinions on the matter tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


The newspaper wants to print articles dealing with sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and interracial dating.
The articles contains students names.
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


The school board wants the editors to change the names because of worries that the district could be held liable.


The Supreme Court has ruled school districts can censor school newspapers in some situations.
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[SOT 5:55:24]
[IN Q=Student newspapers can be]

((DAVID HOFFMAN/AVERETT COLLEGE JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: STUDENT NEWSPAPERS CAN BE CENSORED ONLY WHEN THE MATERIAL HAS NO VALID EDUCATION PURPOSE. THAT'S KIND OF A FINE LINE HERE, AS TO WHAT I UNDERSTAND WITH THE ISSUE REGARDING THE CHATTERBOX.))
[SUPER=01-David Hoffman/Averett College Journalism Professor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=regarding the chatterbox]
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[VO-NAT]


Superintendent Andy Overstreet believes the issue has been resolved and says the magazine could go to print as early as Friday.
However, students and their parents still plan to voice their concerns at tonight's school board meeting.
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[11Poisoned-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC30:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke woman wants to know who poisoned her puppy.
She's offering a reward for information leading to the poisoner's arrest.
Marya Jones has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Two weeks ago]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Kathleen Fowler; :17]
[SUPER=@Marya2; :36]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=MJ News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Two weeks ago, Kathleen Fowler came home and found her brand new puppy, Bernie, dead in the yard.
At first, she and animal control officers suspected the 6-month old lab/chow mix had choked.
But after Fowler had the dog autopsied at Virginia Tech's vet school, she discovered it had been poisoned with insecticide.
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[SOT 5:14 - :29]

((KATHLEEN FOWLER: IT LEADS ME TO WONDER WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE? THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY THINK THEY CAN HANDLE IT? THEY'RE JUST PUPPIES. HE WAS JUST A BABY.)) [RUNS:15]
Fowler's two other dogs, who were also out in the yard, were unharmed.
Roanoke animal control officers say there have been no other cases of pet poisonings reported in the area, although last fall, several dogs died after ingesting antifreeze in a nearby Memorial neighborhood.
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[SOT 5:01 - :04]

((KATHLEEN FOWLER: I WANT TO KNOW WHO DID IT. I WANT THEM PROSECUTED.)) [RUNS:03]
Fowler is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.
In the meantime, she says, she'll keep her other dogs indoors.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[11Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]

In business news this morning, Henry County is set to get 40 new jobs.
[SS=New jobs]

Zenith Logistics is moving into a new distribution center in Ridgeway. The company provides a variety of services for Bassett Furniture.

[11Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC15:12]
[GRAPHIC=Bassett]


Meanwhile, Bassett sales are down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape]


Bassett Furniture says it expects second quarter sales to decline between 15 and 18 percent.
The company says a soft business climate has forced it to concentrate on reducing inventory and slow production.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Tech stocks rallied yesterday. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(on cam)

WITH NO MAJOR ECONOMIC REPORTS SLATED TODAY INVESTORS ARE HOPING THE POSITIVE MOMENTUM CAN CONTINUE....
TECH STOCKS ENJOYED ANOTHER RALLY ON OPTIMISM THAT THE WORST OF THE PROFIT SLOWDOWN IS BEHIND US...

(graphic)

AMONG THE BIG TECH WINNERS:
CISCO SYSTEMS... AFTER AN MORGAN STANLEY ANALYST SAID THE NETWORKING MARKET IS STABILIZING..
AND BROADCOM...

(GRAPHIC)

AFTER THE BELL: CIRRUS LOGIC which makes chips used in mp3 and dvd players posted profit of 6 cents a share.. right in line with estimates

(on cam)


A bill that would let you put more money into your retirement accounts received overwhelming support in the House Wednesday. By a vote of 407-24, the House approved the bill that would increase IRA and 401(k) contribution limits and reduce the time it takes to vest in pensions . The bill is not part of the $1.35 trillion tax cut. But top senators say they'll find room for the pension bill one way or another.
ALLEGATIONS OF PRICE FIXING AT TWO OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AUCTION HOUSES...
THE FORMER CHAIRMEN OF SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIE'S WERE INDICTED ON A

CHARGE THAT THEY CONSPIRED TO RIG COMMISSIONS AT THE AUCTION HOUSES. THE TWO MEN ALLEGEDLY TOOK PART IN A SIX YEAR CONSPIRACY TO FIX RATES CHARGED TO SELLERS OF ART, JEWELRY AND FURNITURE...IF CONVICTED, THE TWO FORMER EXECUTIVES COULD FACE THREE YEARS IN PRISON AND NEARLY A BILLION DOLLARS IN FINES.

(graphic)

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

(ON CAM)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Poff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:11:30]
[GRAPHIC=Poff]


Charitable organizations in the New River Valley were loosing thousands of dollars in the late 90's, and they did not even know it.
Rick Poff, the man they entrusted with keeping track of their donations was siphoning off HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars for his own use.
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[VO-NAT]


The list includes New River Community Action, Habitat for Humanity, the Pulaski Free Clinic, the "Y" and the Emergency Needs Task Force.
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[SOT 21:15:30]
[IN Q=We felt good]

((WE FELT GOOD ABOUT ALL THE MONEY WE RAISED, BECAUSE IT WENT RIGHT TO THE PEOPLE THAT NEEDED IT THE MOST.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Johnson/Pulaski Emergency Needs Task Force]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=it the most.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Rick Poff admitted in court yesterday to taking a total of 270- thousand dollars. The government puts the amount at 636-thousand.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Poff submitted a list of things- -such as diamond rings- -he could sell to make restitution. The total was 101-thousand dollars.

[11Wythe-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC34:11]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Drug Arrests]


Authorities arrested dozens of drug suspects in Wythe County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Officers were out early yesterday morning, surprising suspects at home, serving some 2-hundred indictments and making more than 50-arrests.
A number of charges include distribution and possession of crack cocaine and oxycontin.
Area law enforcement agencies say they've been working on building strong cases, some against notorious dealers, for over a year.
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[11Hollins-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC1:00:17]
[GRAPHIC=Hollins Univ.]


Hollins University dropped charges against two students who protested in the nude.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Chris Chappel and Annliv Young were charged with indecent exposure, for appearing in public wearing only red paint on Tuesday.
Chappel and Young were two of about ten Hollins students who decided to bare their essentials to make a point during a campus demonstration.
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[Health-Check]


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


In this morning's health check, if you're at risk for diabetes, you may be able to prevent the disease with a few lifestyle changes. Doctor Dave Hnida explains 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=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
((DR. DAVE=ON CAM))



DIABETES IS NOW AT EPIDEMIC LEVELS IN THE UNITED STATES- BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME- IT LOOKS LIKE THERE MAY BE A WAY TO PREVENT THE DISEASE IN MANY PEOPLE.
A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS A STRICT DIET AND A REGULAR EXERCISE PROGRAM CAN KEEP YOU FROM GETTING THIS DISEASE IF YOURE AT RISK.
ARE YOU AT RISK? THE ANSWER IS YES IF YOU ARE OVER 40,OVERWEIGHT, OR HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF DIABETES.
INCIDENTALLY- ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO GO WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING ABOUT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT... AND PREVENT DIABETES IS WITH A REGISTERED DIETICIAN.

ALSO TODAY- DRIVE THROUGH DELIVERIES MAY BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN WE THOUGHT.
A REPORT FROM THE AGENCY THAT MONITORS HOSPITALS SAYS MORE AND MORE NEWBORNS ARE GETTING BRAIN DAMAGE FROM JAUNDICE.. AND ONE REASON MAY BE BABIES AND MOTHERS ARE BEING SENT HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL TOO SOON AFTER BIRTH- SO LEVELS OF JAUNDICE ARENT BEING MONITORED PROPERLY

FINALLY TODAY- A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY SAYS SIMPLY MEASURING CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN WOMEN- ESPECIALLY THOSE OVER AGE 65- MAY NOT BE ENOUGH WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING CLOGGED HEART ARTERIES.
THE STUDY SAYS THE BEST WAY TO DETECT PROBLEMS MAY BE WHATS CALLED AN ULTRAFAST CAT SCAN OF THE HEART-A SPECIAL SCAN THAT LOOKS FOR CALCIUM-FILLED CHOLESTEROL BLOCKAGES IN HEART ARTERIES.- WOMEN- ITS SOMETHING TO ASK YOU DOCTOR ABOUT.

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]
An action movie it is NOT---


A woman is killed and several others injured after a man hijacks a bus and lead police on a high- speed chase through Los Angeles.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


House legislators are trying a different approach in hopes of ending the budget stalemate.
They want to introduce separate appropriations bills-- instead of trying to pass an entire state budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a dozen students are honored as "young heroes" at a special Kiwanis luncheon.
They received attention for their accomplishments and triumphs over adversity.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, May 3rd.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=01-22 21:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Bedford County home is damaged by fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Firefighters were called to the home on Turner Branch Road at 11 o' clock last night. Officials don't know what caused the blaze, but they are investigating. No one was injured.
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[Hijacked-Bus]


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


A high- speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles may have LOOKED like a scene from a movie.
But this one was REAL..
One person was killed and several others were injured.
Teri Okita has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Pasquariello/Los Angeles Police Department; :24]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((
A deadly outcome to the latest high speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles. This time it involved a hijacked transit bus. For more than a dozen city blocks, police chased the bus... It all ended when the bus broadsided a minivan, killing a woman passenger, and then crashed into a parked United Parcel Service van. All three vehicles then careened into a half-dozen cars in a parking lot.

(SOT: Sgt. John Pasquariello/Los Angeles Police Dept.)


The pursuit began when a police officer saw a man shooting near downtown. As detectives attempted to arrest him, he jumped on the city bus and hijacked it....holding a gun to the driver's head the entire time. After the crash, the suspect fled around a corner and tried to hijack another car. But he was tackled by a half dozen police officers. Police are continuing their investigation into this deadly mishap on the streets of Southern California.
Teri Okita, CBS News, Los Angeles
))

[Energy-Conservation]


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


When it comes to conserving electricity, President Bush wants the government to set an example.
Bush is issuing an executive order today, directing federal agencies to save power.
It'll likely target federal buildings through the country, but especially those on the West Coast.
Bush is under more pressure to help California through its energy crisis.

[Education-Bill]


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


Meanwhile, supporters of private school vouchers won't get what they want in the President's education bill.
The House Education Committee has voted to strip the vouchers from the legislation.
The vouchers would have allowed low- income students in poorly performing schools to use federal money for private school tuition.
Critics say that would drain public schools of needed resources.

[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:22:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


House lawmakers in Richmond are trying a different approach to end the budget stalemate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Republican leadership of Virginia's House of Delegates has given up on passing a whole state budget.
They say state pay raises, college building projects, and certain school, museum, and Medicaid funding are too important to risk losing in a budget battle with the Senate.
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[SOT 14:07:20]
[IN Q=So we are going to try]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: SO WE ARE GOING TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. WE INTEND TO INTRODUCE NINE SEPARATE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS IN THE AREAS OF GREATEST IMMEDIATE NEED.))
[sot 14:21:03]

((SPEAKER VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: OH I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THAT. THAT'S WHY WE'RE STILL BACK DOWN HERE THRASHING AWAY AT IT. SO IF WE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT, WE WOULDN'T BE BACK HERE TODAY. THAT'S FOR SURE. WITH ANOTHER PROPOSAL.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vance Wilkins/(R) Amherst; :09]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=for sure. With another proposal.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=VA Budget]


State Senator Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) says "cherrypicking" parts of the state budget is a bad idea... and NOT something he expects the Senate to support.

[11D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC41:42]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day memorial]


The dedication of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is a little more than a month away.
And organizers of the big celebration are making some changes.
They're pushing back the start time for the June 6-th ceremony to accommodate what's expected to be a huge contingent of out- of- town visitors.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With just over]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director; :10]
[SUPER=01-Tony Sullivan/Bedford City Police; :48]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]



[Line-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-21]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]

A Floyd County family lives in the shadow of steel and cable.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]

High voltage power lines cross through Betty and Richard Martin's 100- acre property in Floyd County. The Martins say the line DOES make them UN-easy but say over the past 15 years they've learned to adjust to the noise associated with high voltage lines.
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[SOT 15:23:19]
[IN Q=We're not ]

((BETTY MARTIN/LANDOWNER:WE'RE NOT AS CLOSE TO IT AS SOME ARE BUT YOU'LL STILL HEAR THE ROARING AND THE FRYING ON A RAINY DAY BUT YOU LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Martin/Landowner;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=live with it.]
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[VO-NAT]

You can hear more from the Martin's tonight on NEWS 7 at Six....as we continue our look at the lasting effects eminent domain can have on people's lives.
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[6-Wyndhurst]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC37:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new 100- million dollar project is now underway in Lynchburg.
Developers are describing it as "A city within the city".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City and state officials cut the ribbon that officially opened Enterprise Drive through the new Wyndhurst development.
Wyndhurst will feature what's called a traditional neighborhood development of homes, shops and restaurants.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:26:45]
[IN Q=But I think]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THIS AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT ARE HOPEFULY GOING TO BRING PEOPLE BACK INTO THE AREA. I THINK THE PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRAL HEALTH, WITH THE Y, THOSE KIND OF HEALTH-RELATED ENTITIES, I THINK IS GOING TO BE VERY MUCH A PLUS FOR THE CITY AND FOR DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=developments like this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wyndhurst will also be home to The Summit, an assisted living center, and the new Jamerson Family Y-M-C-A scheduled to open next spring.
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[11Rescue-Squad]


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


Hundreds of members of Tactical Reponse Teams from around the Commonwealth are gathered to train in the Roanoke Valley this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The training comes in the form of challenges, each one testing specific knowledge and abilities. While the physical side of the training can be grueling, the mental challenges can be the more difficult.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC-15:20:38]
[IN Q=I would say...]
[SUPER=01-Crosby Grindle/Roanoke City Battalion Chief of Training]

((CROSBY GRINDLE/ROANOKE CITY FD - BATTALION CHIEF OF TRAINING; I WOULD SAY MENTAL COMES FIRST BECAUSE ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES REQUIRE KNOWLEDGE, THOUGHT, PLANNING. CERTAINLY AT THE END OF EVERY DAY, EVERY TEAM IS PRETTY WELL EXHAUSTED.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=pretty well exhausted.]
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[VO-NAT]

Teams trained on water rescues, freeing entrapped victims, and even an obstacle course. In the latter, teams had to build a bridge and a trailer, and then tow a one-ton piece of farm equipment. Organizers say the training makes real rescues more safe, by building teamwork.
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[11Young-Heroes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:54:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It was a special day for a group of local young people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

One dozen students in grades six through twelve were honored at a special Kiwanis luncheon yesterday for being "young heroes". The kids were chosen for their accomplishments, inspirational attitudes and triumph over adversity.
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[SOT 8:35-8:47]
[IN Q=Dealing with palsy and diabetes...]

((CHIP CLARK/"YOUNG HERO": DEALING WITH PALSY AND DIABETES AND LEARNING TO JUST DEAL WITH LIFE, DEAL WITH CIRCUMSTANCES AND LEARN TO DEAL WITH THAT IN A POSITIVE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Clark/"Young Hero";]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=with that in a positive way.]
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[VO-NAT]

Guest speaker at the luncheon was Geraldine Barber who raised twin boys, Ronde and Tiki, to become professional football players.
(///// SOT AT:33 /////)
[SOT 2:58-3:09]

((GERALDINE BARBER/MOTHER OF RONDE AND TIKI: THE MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, ALL THEY WANT IS TIME AND SOME RESPECT AND SOME ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT TIMES ARE DIFFERENT, THEY'RE FACING DIFFERENT CHALLENGES THAN WE AS PARENTS FACED A FEW YEARS BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Ronde & Tiki's Mom;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=a few years back.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The 12 "young heroes" and their families were treated to a field trip at Virginia's Explore Park. They topped the day off with an awards banquet yesterday evening.
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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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Fire destroys a Bedford County home.
Firefighters were called to the home on Turner Branch Road at 11 o' clock last night. Officials don't know what caused the blaze, but they are investigating. No one was injured.

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


A Roanoke woman wants to know who poisoned her puppy. Kathleen Fowler found the dog dead in her yard two weeks ago. An autopsy at Virginia Tech's vet school revealed the dog had been poisoned with insecticide. Fowler is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hollins University dropped charges against two students who protested in the nude.
Chris Chappel and Annliv Young were charged with indecent exposure, for appearing in public wearing only red paint on Tuesday.
Chappel and Young were two of about ten Hollins students who decided to bare their essentials to make a point during a campus demonstration.
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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 Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Many Longwood College]
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]