[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


An important meeting for the railroad today in Norfolk--
C-E-O David Goode will address Norfolk Southern stockholder about the company's financial picture.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll tell you who the big winners are after last night's Academy of Country Music Awards.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your day here-- with News 7 Mornin.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-18]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern's stockholder's meeting is set for 10 a-m today in Norfolk.
C-E-O David Goode is expected to address the current financial state of the Railroad, meanwhile union members are expected to make their presence known there as well.
News 7's Business reporter Jennifer Miele will be in Norfolk today -- here's a look at what she'll cover.
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[SUPER=@jennifer1;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;:16]
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(( This fiscal year it's been a bumpy ride for everyone on board the Norfolk Southern train... from the top on down. A merger, a restructuring plan, and a slowing economy have left the current N-S one tenth smaller than it used to be.
But as company president David Goode is expected to report today, things are looking up.
Earnings quadrupled this quarter, and that's quite a change from last quarter's 48 million dollar loss.
But the bottom line came with a price.... Roanoke's foundry and car shops are closed.
Those employees are expected to make an appearance in Norfolk today.. union leaders are planning a rally outside the very hotel CEO David Goode and N-S shareholders will meet.
We'll have a live report at noon.
Jennifer Miele, News 7. ))

[11Xgr]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


There will not be a state budget compromise in the General Assembly.
After a day of behind- the- scene negotiations, the Senate voted to adjourn until July.
Without a budget deal, the Senate guarantees the thing it opposes the most-- the 70-percent car tax phaseout demanded by the House and Governor Gilmore.
The Senate had insisted on no more than a 55-percent cut because of the softening economy.

[Teacher-Shooting]


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


Making national news--
Closing arguments are set for Monday in the trial of a Florida teenager accused of killing his teacher.
14- year- old defendant Nathaniel Brazill maintains the shooting was an accident.
Jennifer Jones reports from the West Palm Beach courthouse.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=02-Marc Shiner/Prosecutor; :00]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL; :06]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Purze/Brazill's Sixth Grade Teacher; :52]
[SUPER=01-Carol Nicholls/Brazill's Elementary School Teacher; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, West Palm Beach, FL.]

((

NAT SOT Q&A

Voice of Marc Shiner/Prosecutor: Q:What did Mr Grunow do when he fell to the ground Nathan Brazill?
Ans: Nathaniel Brazill : What do you think he did! (deep breath)
NARR: Relentless questioning by the prosecution finally broke through Nathaniel Brazill s composure. (must be 5 secs or slightly less)
Prosecution: What did you do when he fell to the ground?
Nathaniel Brazill: I ran
Prosecution: Why?
NB: Because I was scared.

(school video and still)


The 14 year old is being tried as an adult for the shooting death of his English teacher Barry Grunow. This school surveillance tape captured the incident.
Q&A Prosecutor Mark Shiner/Nathaniel Brazill.
( didn't intend to shoot the gun...not intentional)


During cross-examination Prosecutors worked hard at convincing the jury that Brazill is a calculating murderer. But those who have know Nathaniel for years... described a very different person.
Sharon Purze/Brazill's 6th grade teacher. Caring, considerate a peacemaker in the classroom.
Carol Nicholls /Brazill's Elementary school teacher. Is he easily rattled NO, blow up? NO
STANDUP:
(Jennifer Jones )


))[2-CMA-Awards]


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


Hollywood went a little "country" last night....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Los Angeles was the backdrop for last night's Academy of Country Music Awards Show.
Many WOMEN walked away winners...
The "Dixie Chicks" claimed three awards, including Entertainer of the Year.
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[SOT 3:09:27]
[IN Q=Natalie's been]

((MARTY SEIDEL/DIXIE CHICK:NATALIES BEEN TAKING CARE OF THIS GUY, AND EMILYS BEEN TRYING TO MAKE A BABY OF HER OWN. ))
[SUPER=01-Marty Seidel/Dixie Chicks;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=of her own.]
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[VO-NAT]


An award was a suprise DELIVERY for singer LeeAnn Womack, who won for best single, song and vocal event for the song ``I Hope You Dance.''
Faith Hill took home the prize for Best Female Vocalist.
Toby Keith won for Best Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for "How do you like me now?"
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[11Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC1:09:38]
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Several African American cultural attractions are the focus of a new marketing campaign for Western Virginia .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled new print advertisements and brochures.
They will promote the Booker T. Washington National Monument, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and other attractions in the area.
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[SOT 02:33:11]
[IN Q=This is just the platform]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CVB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THIS IS JUST THE PLATFORM, THE STRUCTURE AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT CAN BE ADDED TO IT, AND WE'LL BE DOING THAT OVER TIME, SO WE'RE EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/CVB Executive Director]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=doing that over time, so we're excited.]
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[VO-NAT]


A state grant paid for the new marketing effort, and Kjolhede (COLE-heed) hopes a second round of funding will allow the bureau to advertise even more.
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[11Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Three snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo will have their first doctor's appointment this morning.
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[LIVE=Leopard Cam Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Mill Mountain Zoo-Roanoke;]

You're looking a live infrared picture of the cubs and their mother. The cubs' birth last Friday made news because snow leopards are an endangered species. The babies appear to be healthy, but will get their first official check up shortly before ten this morning. At that time they'll also be weighed and have their sex determined. News 7 will be there for the check-up and will have a live report from the zoo on News 7 at Noon.
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[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC04:38]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

In business news this morning,
[SS=COMAIR]

Comair is feeling the effects of a strike by its pilots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March]

The regional airline said yesterday it could go out of business if its striking pilots reject a government proposal to end their walk-out. Comair says the strike is costing it four million dollars a day-- That's about 180- million dollars since the walk-out began in late March. An official with the pilots' union says the latest proposal falls short of what the pilots wanted, but union leaders say they aren't telling them how to vote.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, more interest rate cuts could be on the way.
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=1:42]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(on cam)

A GROWING NUMBER OF ECONOMISTS BELIEVE THE ECONOMY WILL NARROWLY AVOID A RECESSION THANKS TO THE FED'S AGGRESSIVE INTEREST RATE CUTS THIS YEAR..

(graphic)

A SURVEY OF 27 ECONOMISTS BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS ECONOMICS CALLS FOR 2 PERCENT GROWTH THIS YEAR AND 3 PERCENT GROWTH NEXT YEAR...

(on cam)

AND MANY MARKETWATCHERS ARE BETTING ON A HALF POINT CUT IN INTEREST RATES AT THE FED'S MEETING TUESDAY.. BUT THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE MORE RATE CUTS TO COME, POSSIBLY AT THE FED'S JUNE MEETING...
ON WALL STREET, INVESTORS ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO A FRIDAY'S ECONOMIC REPORTS, WHICH INCLUDE RETAIL SALES FIGURES, THE MICHIGAN CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX AND A REPORT ON WHOLESALE INFLATION...
INVESTORS BAILED OUT OF TECH STOCKS ON THE HEELS OF CISCO'S FIRST QTRLY LOSS IN ITS HISTORY.

(graphic)

THE DOW

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ

(on cam)

CSCO XX
KEEP YOUR EYE ON RAMBUS.. A FEDERAL JURY RULED THAT THE CHIPMAKER COMMITTED FRAUD BY USING INFORMATION FROM AN INDUSTRY STANDARDS COMMITTEE TO OBTAIN MICROCHIP PATENTS. RAMBUS WAS FINED 350-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

(graphic)

THE CLOTHING CATALOG RETAILER LANDS END KNOCKED THE SOCKS OFF INVESTORS AFTER POSTING A PROFIT OF 20 CENTS A SHARE.. A WHOPPING 18 CENTS ABOVE ESTIMATES.

(graphic)

AND THE SLOWING ECONOMY HASN'T SHORT CIRCUITED GENERAL ELECTRIC GE SAID IT IS ON TRACK TO DELIVER RECORD EARNINGS THIS YEAR..

(graphic)

FOLLOW ALL THE AFTER-THE-BELL ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ

(on cam)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Halifax-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Halifax Drug Bust]


Authorities believe they've shut down a major cocaine operation in Southside.
Charles Torian of South Boston was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
Police say Torian was a major cocaine supplier in Halifax County, South Boston, and parts of North Carolina.
More arrests are expected.

[11VMI-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC06:33]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Prayer]


Two cadets' complaint about the evening prayer before dinner at Virginia Military Institute officially marched into court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/April]


Neil Mellen and Paul Knick first brought it up in January.
V-M-I said they would NOT be required to stand or bow their heads in prayer, but that the tradition of saying grace in the mess hall would continue.
The A-C-L-U joined the battle yesterday by suing V-M-I's Superintendent on behalf of Knick and Mellen
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[SOT 2:40]
[IN Q=A public school]

((A PUBLIC SCHOOL CANNOT ASSEMBLE STUDENTS, HAVE THEM STAND FOR A PRAYER AND THEN HAVE THEM GO ON THEIR WAY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=something that is clearly unconstitutional.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suit asks that a federal judge declare the practice unconstitutional and enjoin V-M-I from continuing it.
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[6-East]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC51:42]
[GRAPHIC=MURDER INVEST.]


The case of a Lynchburg man accused of killing his wife last month will be handled by the public defender's office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


43- year- old John Wesley East was arrested for violating a protective order after Karen Williams East was found stabbed to death in her home April 28th.
Police say lab tests recently linked John East to the crime. Tuesday, he was charged with murder.
Yesterday afternoon, East told a judge he could not afford to hire his own attorney.
He'll be back in court for a preliminary hearing in August.
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[6-Proctor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC40:55]
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It's been almost two years since Gary Wayne Proctor got pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one- way street in Roanoke.
Only he didn't stop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 15, 1999]


In the course of the chase, Proctor eluded road blocks, rammed a police vehicle, kept driving even after police shot out the tires. At least seven rounds hit his vehicle.
It's still unclear why Proctor wouldn't stop. He told the judge yesterday that it was "out of character" for him to do such a thing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=Legal Scales]


The judge reduced the charge of "eluding police" to "attempted assault and battery."
Proctor will likely be released from jail today, having served six months.

[5-Greenvale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-08 2:04:11]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check,
Every day more than 400 children in the Roanoke Valley are too sick to attend school or daycare.
And for many parents that means they will have to stay home from work to care for their child.
But parents now have another alternative. They can drop their sick children off at the Get Well Center in Roanoke. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, it's part off the Greenvale School , Incorporated and it's open year round.
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[IN Q=The average child contracts]
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
The average child contracts between six to nine colds or viral illness each year.
But parents whose kids attend Greenvale School Incorporated --don't have to worry about taking off from work if their little one becomes sick.
For past six years the school has run an in-house Get Well Center --And now that service is being offered to the public.
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[SOT1:33:38]
[IN Q=Normally we take them with diarheas]

((NORMALLY WE TAKE THEM WITH DIARRHEA, VOMITING, SEVERE CASES OF ALLERGIES THAT TYPE OF THING)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=that type of thing]


The Get Well Center is a part of the school's Health Care program. It's run by nurses and nurses assistants.
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[SOT1:37:51]
[IN Q=The child goes to the doctor first]

((THE CHILD GOES TO THE DOCTOR FIRST. THEY BRING THE DIAGNOSTIC SLIP IN --AND THE MEDICATION THE DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED. AND WE CAN CARE FOR THAT CHILD AND THE PARENT GO ONTO WORK OR SCHOOL. SO IT REALLY HAS HELPED MINIMIZE THE FRUSTRATIONS THE YOUNG WORKING FAMILIES HAVE WHEN THEIR CHILDREN ARE SICK)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=children are sick]


And with the program expanding to the meet the needs of the public --three new rooms have been added --so that the center can care for up to 20 children a day.
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[SOT1:39:26]
[IN Q=We're able to offer it for 20 dollars a day per child]

((WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER IT FOR 20 DOLLARS A DAY PER CHILD. AND AN ANNUAL 25 DOLLARS REGISTRATION FEE. WE DO HAVE TO HAVE THE BASIC MEDICAL HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATIONS ON FILE EVERY YEAR)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=every year]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Parents can drop their child off any time during the day.
The center is open from 7 to 5:30 p-m.
And will care for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


News 7 Mornin' continues right after this break. [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]


Norfolk Southern stockholders will get some much- needed information about the current financial state of the railroad at a meeting today.
News 7 business report Jennifer Miele has a preview, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A jury in Pittsburgh convicts a former immigration attorney of shooting and killing five people in an apparent hate crime spree.
Jurors will begin considering his sentencing later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And actor Robert Blake is NOT off the hook yet for the murder of his wife.
Police have served another search warrant at Blake's home.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, May 10th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-NS-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-18]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern C-E-O David Goode will discuss the railroad's current financial state with stockholder's today. Their meeting is set for 10 a-m in Norfolk. Meanwhile union members are expected to make their presence known there as well.
News 7's Business reporter Jennifer Miele is covering today's meeting in Norfolk.
Here's a preview.
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[SUPER=@jennifer1;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;:16]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7.]


(( This fiscal year it's been a bumpy ride for everyone on board the Norfolk Southern train... from the top on down. A merger, a restructuring plan, and a slowing economy have left the current N-S one tenth smaller than it used to be.
But as company president David Goode is expected to report today, things are looking up.
Earnings quadrupled this quarter, and that's quite a change from last quarter's 48 million dollar loss.
But the bottom line came with a price.... Roanoke's foundry and car shops are closed.
Those employees are expected to make an appearance in Norfolk today.. union leaders are planning a rally outside the very hotel CEO David Goode and N-S shareholders will meet.
We'll have a live report at noon.
Jennifer Miele, News 7. ))

[2-11Xgr]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Virginia Lawmakers are going home without a state budget compromise.
After a day of behind- the- scene negotiations, the Senate voted to adjourn until July.
Without a budget deal, the Senate guarantees the thing it opposes the most-- the 70-percent car tax phaseout demanded by the House and Governor Gilmore.
The Senate had insisted on no more than a 55-percent cut because of the softening economy.

[Shooting-Spree]


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


In national news--
It took jurors only three hours to convict a former immigration attorney of committing hate crime murders in Pittsburgh.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]


Richard Baumhammers, who is WHITE, drove through the Pittsburgh suburbs last April, shooting at people who were NOT caucasian.
Five people were killed-- a sixth victim survived, but is paralyzed.
Today the jury will begin hearing testimony in the penalty phase of the case.
Baumhammers could received the death penalty.
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[Blake]


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


Actor Robert Blake is apparently NOT off the list of suspects in the murder of his wife.
Police in Los Angeles showed up at Blake's home this morning with a second warrant. They say they have new evidence in the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Studio City, CA;]


They're still investigating the shooting death of Blake's wife, Bonny Lee Bakley last week outside a Los Angeles restaurant.
Bakley was shot and killed Friday as she sat in Blake's car.
He claims he went back inside the restaurant to retrieve a gun he'd accidentally left beside their table.
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[CMA-Awards]


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


It was Ladies' night at the Academy of Country Music Awards-- with a group of "chicks" winning Entertainer of the Year.
Terisa Estacio has highlights of the show from Los Angeles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-dick clark productions, inc.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :12]
[SUPER=01-Marty Seidel/Dixie Chicks; :21]
[SUPER=01-Leeann Womack/Singer; :43]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((


(NAT: DIXIE CHICKS....)


THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC NAMED THE DIXIE CHICKS THE ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR.

(NAT)


FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW THE DIXIE CHICKS ALSO WON TOP VOCAL GROUP - THIS YEAR HOWEVER, ONLY MARTY SEIDEL WAS THERE TO PICK UP THE AWARD

(SOT: NATALIES BEEN TAKING CARE OF THIS GUY, AND EMILYS BEEN TRYING

TO MAKE A BABY OF HER OWN)
IT WASNT THE ONLY BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT,

SOT: THIS JUST IN--.LISA HARTMAN BLACK GAVE BIRTH TO A BOUNCING BABY

GIRL-
CBS MORNING SHOWS JANE CLAYSON STEPPED IN TO AWARD THE TOP VOCAL EVENT - SURPRISING WINNER LEEANN WOMACK WHO SAYS SHE'S GOTTEN USED TO LOSING AGAINST FAITH HILL.

(SOT: THIS IS SUCH A SURPRISE )


IT WAS HER SECOND WIN OF THE NIGHT:

(SOT: AND THE SONG OF THE YEAR IS...I HOPE YOU DANCE...)


STANDUP: BEST FEMALE AND BEST MALE VOCALISTS: FAITH HILL AND TOBY KEITH

))[2-11Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a big day for three snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo.
The cubs get their first check up this morning.
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[LIVE=Leopard Cam Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Mill Mountain Zoo-Roanoke;]

You're looking a live infrared picture of the cubs and their mother. The cubs' birth last Friday made news because snow leopards are an endangered species. The babies appear to be healthy, but will get their first official check up shortly before ten this morning. At that time they'll also be weighed and have their sex determined. News 7 will be there for the check-up and will have a live report from the zoo on News 7 at Noon.
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[Patriot-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-23]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]


A 95 mile proposed natural gas pipeline has a lot of people fired up. But opponents face an uphill battle to stop it, because of Eminent Domain.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS MAP 4514]
The project is called the Patriot Extension.
The pipeline would begin in Wythe County and travel through Carroll, Patrick, and Henry Counties before ending in Rockingham County North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]

To build it, Duke Energy will have to acquire easements from 460 landowners.
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[SOT 5:55:38]
[IN Q=We're not going to come]

((RICK SMITH/DUKE ENERGY: WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND LOW BALL ANYBODY WITH THE RESPECT TO THEIR PROPERTY. WE ARE GOING TO ACT IN GOOD FAITH. WE ARE GOING TO NEGOTIATE. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE CENTERED AROUND FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THEIR PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Smith/Duke Energy]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=value of their property]
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[VO-NAT]


300 landowners have already signed a petition saying Duke Energy will have to condemn their land to get their property.
Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll introduce you to one woman who plans to take her fight to all the way to federal court.
We'll also tell you what her chances are of preventing this pipeline from being built on her land.
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[11Audubon-Quartet]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 1:17:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The working relationship between the Audubon Quartet and Virginia Tech is now over.
The University has decided not to renew its contract with the group because of infighting and lawsuits between the members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Some people tried to change that position with a protest and petition yesterday.
The Valley Music Lovers are asking the administration to reconsider and hire all four members of the quartet as artists in residence.
Many talked about the cultural importance the group brings to the New River Valley.
A Tech spokesman said yesterday that the school's position remains unchanged.
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[11Wiley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC24:34]
[GRAPHIC=David Wiley]

The Conductor of the Roanoke Symphony will pull double duty for a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 2000;]

David Wiley has accepted a position as Music Director with the Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra in New York. But he'll keep his job in Roanoke, as well. Wiley will divide his time between both jobs. An official with the Roanoke Symphony announced yesterday that Wiley has agreed to stay on as Music Director and Conductor through June 30th of 2003. Wiley has been with the Roanoke Symphony since 1996.
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[6-Student-paper]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC49:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The latest edition of G-W Danville's Chatterbox has been released.
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[VO-NAT]


A controversy broke out a month ago after students tried to print articles dealing with interracial dating, STD's, and teen pregnancy.
The school board asked that real names not be used for fear the district could be held liable.
The Chatterbox staff agreed to print a letter from the school board explaining its position on the matter.
Magazine editors printed a disclaimer of their own saying they don't agree with any attempt to censor the Chatterbox.
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Former Roanoke County supervisor, and longtime Commissioner of Revenue Wayne Compton died Tuesday, during a visit to Lexington, Kentucky. Compton served the county for over 25 years.
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Compton first ran for a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1975. He served two years as chairman.
In 1980, he was elected Commissioner of Revenue, and he served in that position ever since.
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Chief deputy Nancy Horn will assume the commissioner's duties until an election is held in November to fill the remainder of the term. [Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Authorities believe they've shut down a major cocaine operation in Southside.
Charles Torian of South Boston was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
Police say Torian was a major cocaine supplier in Halifax County, South Boston, and parts of North Carolina.
More arrests are expected.
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Norfolk Southern C-E-O David Goode is expected to report to shareholders today that things are looking up. Their meeting is set for 10 a-m in Norfolk. Meanwhile, union leaders are planning a rally outside the hotel where the meeting will be held.
We'll have the latest on today's events on News 7 at Noon.
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Comair says it could go out of business if its striking pilots reject a government proposal to end their walk-out. Comair says the strike is costing it four million dollars a day. An official with the pilots' union says the latest proposal falls short of what the pilots wanted, but union leaders say they aren't telling them how to vote.

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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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