[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A dentist's office goes up in flames in Roanoke County.
Part of Williamson Road was shut down for HOURS as firefighters battled the blaze last night.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the discovery of missing evidence could DELAY the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[McVeigh]


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


Legal experts say Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh MIGHT get a delay in his execution.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


In a suprising disclosure from the F-B-I, the bureau says it mistakenly withheld documents from McVeigh's attorneys.
One attorney says he may even seek a STAY of execution for McVeigh.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:42 ]
[IN Q=WE have]

((NATHAN CHAMBERS/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: WE HAVE ... MISTER MCVEIGH IS GOING TO THINK ABOUT IT AND DECIDE HOW WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED. ))
[SUPER=01-Nathan Chambers/McVeigh's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=going to proceed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The F-B-I says the evidence was found in a recent search of the bureau's archives.
It includes reports of interviews and sworn statements by investigators.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department says the incident should have NO effect on McVeigh's execution, which is set for Wednesday.
(------------)



[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-27]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A Roanoke County dentist office went up in flames last night, catching the Warehouse for Pets on fire as well. A section of Williamson Road was closed off for nearly three hours while fire fighters battled the blaze. Kate Weidaw has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Shortly beofre 8]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Joey Stump/Roanoke Co. Division Chief Operator; :23]
[SUPER=@Kate1;:43]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=KW news7 Roanoke Co.]

((Shortly before 8 o'clock fire fighters from Roanoke County and Vinton arrived to find flames shooting through the roof of Doctor David Brajdic's dentist office. The fire quickly spread next door to Warehouse for Pets. Fire fighters used the ladder hose to keep the flames from spreading through the pet store. However the dentist office was engulfed in flames and took more than an hour to extinguish.

[SOT 10:48:54]
[INQ=]

((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE COUNTY DIVISION CHIEF OPERATOR: WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE WAS OUT OF THE BUILDING IT APPEARS THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE WAS IN THE DENTIST OFFICE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


Officers closed off Williamson Road so additional fire trucks could get through. Dozens of spectators stood across the street watching the fire and smoke. And now that the flames are out investigators are looking into the cause.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THE DAMAGE TO BE 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR BOTH BUILDING. INVESTIGATORS WILL BE BACK OUT HERE TODAY TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW IT STARTED. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))



[11Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC37:04]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]


Bedford County school officials say they plan to re-open Jefferson Forest High School in the fall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]

This despite rumoured health problems related to a mold found growing in the building. The school board has hired a medical team to test the levels of mold, and its potential health consequences. Officials say the presence of the mold is not suprising, but the LEVELS of contamination make the situation serious.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The mold is in every building...]

((JOHN OWEN/MEDICAL TEAM LEADER; THE MOLD IS IN EVERY BUILDING AND WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE THE SPECIES OF THE MOLD AND THE LEVELS THAT ARE AIRBORNE OR IN ANY BUILDING MATERIAL.))
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=any building material.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials say they don't know how much it will cost to clean up the school.
Environmental and air quality tests are expected to be ready in about a month.
(------------)



[11I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:19:03]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Plans to build Interstate73 are moving forward.
Yesterday, V-Dot announced its preferred route.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

If the plan is accepted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, I-73 will follow I-581, leaving the road near the Elm Avenue Exit.
From there it would track along the Roanoke River, then near Windy Gap and east of Rocky Mount. The road would then roughly follow route 2-20, joining the Martinsville bypass, continuing to the Virginia-North Carolina line.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT -TC-7:37]
[IN Q=This is a recomendation...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESWOMAN; THIS IS A RECOMMENDATION FROM VDOT ENGINEERS. IT IS THE FINAL RECOMMENDATION THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD WILL RECEIVE IN ORDER TO MAKE A DECISION. THEY ARE THE DECISION MAKERS IN THIS CASE.))


[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokeswoman]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=MAKERS IN THIS CASE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The recommendation would put more than 450-homes in the path of Interstate 73.
Even if the plan is quickly approved, the start of construction could still be years away.
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[11React-I73]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC42:33]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Homeowners that live along the proposed route are concerned about the interstate coming through their back yards.


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


Residents in Southeast Roanoke say if I- 73 comes through their neighborhood, their property value will plummet.
Many say if the plan gets approved they may sell their homes now, instead of waiting until construction starts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:52]
[IN Q=I'm sure its]

((SAM POWELL/CONCERNED RESIDENT: I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO CREATE SOME PROBLEMS MAYBE NOISE I'D HAVE TO RECONSIDER I MAY HAVE TO SELL, I WOULDN'T BE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Powell/Concerned Resident]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=comfortable with that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Transportation Board could decide on the proposal as early as next week.
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[11NS-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#01-10 TC1:07:21]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern C-E-O David Goode says things are finally looking up for the railroad. He made the announcement at yesterday's annual shareholders meeting in Norfolk.
But where does Roanoke fit in Norfolk-Southern's future?
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has more from Norfolk.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C. E. O.; :27]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7.]



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, April retail sales numbers will be released this morning. The report could have an impact on the Fed's meeting next week. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information: (ON CAM) WALL STREET WILL GET A LOOK AT TWO KEY REPORTS TODAY...

(GRAPHIC)

RETAIL SALES FOR APRIL AND THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX, WHICH GIVES US A SNAPSHOT OF INFLATION AT THE WHOLESALE LEVEL.

(ON CAM)

IF THOSE REPORTS POINT TO FURTHER WEAKNESS IN THE ECONOMY, THEY COULD FORCE THE FED TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE WHEN IT COMES TO CUTTING INTEREST RATES ON TUESDAY. ANALYSTS SAY A HALF POINT CUT IN RATES HAS ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE MARKET.

(GRAPHIC)

INVESTORS WENT SHOPPING FOR RETAIL STOCKS, AFTER MANY OF THE BIG CHAINSTORES INCLUDING WALMART, KMART AND KOHLS REPORTED BETTER THAN EXPECTED SALES LAST MONTH...

(ON CAM)

THE WARMER WEATHER PUT PEOPLE IN THE MOOD TO BUY GARDENING SUPPLIES AND SPRING CLOTHES.

(GRAPHIC)

THAT JUMP IN RETAIL STOCKS HELPED PUSH THE DOW UP 43 POINTS 10-910

(GRAPHIC)

BUT THE NASDAQ SANK ABOUT 28 POINTS LED LOWER BY ORACLE AFTER AN ANALYST CUT EARNINGS PROJECTIONS FOR THE COMPANY.

(GRAPHIC)

CHIP STOCKS LIKE AMAT AND NOVELLUS GOT A BOOST AFTER UPGRADES AT MORGAN STANLEY, THE ANALYST THERE SAID THE COMPUTER CHIP MARKET HAS HIT BOTTOM AND IS RIPE FOR REBOUND.

(VIDEO - BOEING)

BOEING SOARED NEARLY A DOLLAR AFTER CHOSING CHICAGO OVER DALLAS AND DENVER TO BE ITS NEW CORPORATE HOME....AFTER 85 YEARS IN SEATTLE,

(GRAPHIC)

BOEING WILL TRANSFER ITS HEADQUARTERS TO CHICAGO IN SEPTEMBER.

(ON CAM)

AND A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER

(GRAPHIC)

PUSHED SHARS OF THE DRUGMAKER NOVARTIS HIGHER... THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED THE DRUG GLEEVEC WHICH IS USED TO TREAT A LETHAL FORM OF LEUKEMIA.

(GRAPHIC)

TRACK 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]

[11Etzler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC1:11:26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Botetourt County man receives a 20 year sentence for killing his brother.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


52-year-old Barry Etzler (ETTS-ler) said he regretted the shooting last September that killed his brother, Hugh, and injured his nephew, Brad.
He said he snapped after the two failed to come home with iced tea he'd given them money to buy.
He was convicted of first degree murder in February.
Etzler's nephew and family urged the judge to impose a lenient sentence, saying they forgave him and needed him to care for his ailing mother.
(------------)



[11Pinion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He was found NOT guilty of rape, but a former janitor and cook at a Botetourt County adult home is convicted of sexually abusing two female residents.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


49-year-old Jerry Pinion said he could not have raped the women because he suffers from Parkinson's Disease and erectile dysfunction.
Two mentally disabled residents said he sexually abused them in their rooms at the Mountain View Two home for adults last year.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The home has been trying unsuccessfully to renew its license.
It was cited for failing to report the sexual abuse of patients, among other violations.

[Blake]


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


Detectives in Los Angeles plan to interview actor Robert Blake's bodyguard.
Earl Caulfield has said he noticed a man watching Blake's home in recent weeks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Meanwhile, police are examining new evidence in the fatal shooting of Blake's wife.
Most of the evidence belonged to the victim, Bonnie Lee Bakley.
Detectives searched the Blake residence early yesterday morning for the second time in less than a week.
Blake, meanwhile, is in seclusion.
Police say they have NOT eliminated anyone as a suspect.
(------------)


[Leukemia-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's health check, A new cancer pill is being hailed as a ``major breakthrough". The drugs appears to change the odds dramatically for patients with a rare form of leukemia. Gretchen Carlson has the details.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03NA - 03:15:48]
[IN Q=It's being called]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brian Druker/Gleevec Researcher; :08]
[SUPER=01-Judy Oren/Cancer Patient; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sec. Tommy Thompson/Health and Human Services; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

(((TRACK)
It s being called extraordinary - a new cancer drug that s as easy as taking a little orange pill -- that could be the wave of the future.
Font: Dr. Brian Druker - Gleevec Researcher


(TRACK)


The pill, known as STI-571, or Gleevec, will help patients fight a rare form of cancer called chronic myeloid leukemia -- a disease that kills 2300 Americans each year. But now, the new drug is giving new hope to patients like Judy Oren.

(SOT) Judy Oren - Cancer Patient

It s meant waking up in the morning you know and planning your day.

(TRACK)


What makes the Gleevec so special is the way it targets cells. Unlike regular chemotherapy - where the cancer-fighting drug kills both good and bad cells -- Gleevec only targets cancer cells - leaving the healthy cells alone.
Dr. Brian Drucker - Gleevec Researcher

(TRACK)


That means few side effects and many benefits. In studies, the drug helped more than 90 percent of the patients who used it - and even better - Gleevec could be a major breakthrough for all forms of cancer treatment.

(SOT) Sec. Tommy Thompson - Health and Human Services

We need to do we can to get these drugs to the people waging their own personal battles with cancer.

(TRACK)


Still many questions remain. Gleevec has only been studied on patients for 2 years. The long-term effects are not yet known. But for now, researchers are celebrating their new-found hero -- a tiny orange pill that has so far been performing miracles. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)

News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Jefferson Forest High school should be able to reopen in the fall, according to school officials. It was closed last month due to a mold found in the building.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The man charged in the Back Street Cafe shootings confesses to the crime in court.
As he pled guilty to murder and malicious wounding, Ronald Gay said the Lord WANTED him to kill homosexuals.
(-------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:02:10-- Okita tease for McVeigh]
[IN Q=A FBI Mistake]

(())
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=coming up.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, May 11th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-McVeigh]


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


A major development in the Timothy McVeigh case--
The Justice Department has handed over documents that were mistakenly kept from the defense.
An attorney for the convicted Oklahoma City bomber says he may seek a stay of McVeigh's execution.
Teri Okita has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Chambers/McVeigh's Attorney; :17]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Trial Attorney; :59]
[SUPER=01-Arin Kok/Daughter Killed; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Heath/Bombing Survivor; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, WAshington.]

(( Less than a week before Timothy McVeigh's execution, an astonishing disclosure from the FBI The bureau says it mistakenly withheld nearly 200 pieces of potential evidence from the defense.A development that could lead to a stay of execution.

(SOT: Nathan Chambers/McVeigh Attorney)

Mister McVeigh is going to think about it and decide how we are going to proceed.
The FBI says the evidence was discovered in a recent search of the bureau's archives. And consists of reports of interviews and sworn statements by investigators. None of the discovered material is believed to be favorable to McVeigh, but withholding evidence either by design or mistake is a serious matter. And it could lead to a hearing that could delay the execution. The attorney who originally led McVeigh's defense says the FBI's revelation is no surprise.

(SOT: Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Trial Attorney)


In Oklahoma City, site of the bombing, there was anger over these latest developments.

(SOT)

Arin Kok/Daughter Killed Dr. Paul Heath/Bombing Survivor

(STANDUP)

The Justice Department says this should have no bearing on the scheduled execution and it should go ahead as planned.
Teri Okita CBS News Washington

))[11Gay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC53:42]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]


A graphic description of a calculating killer, and a rambling explanation from the shooter about how the Lord wanted him to kill homosexuals.
With that, Ronald Gay pled guilty yesterday to murder and malicious wounding.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


He wanted the judge to consider his long history of mental illness... a result, he believes, of his service in Vietnam.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT court tape #2 8:16:10]
[IN Q=I came down]

((I CAME DOWN TO THE V.A. HOSPITAL IN '86, AND THAT WAS ONE OF MY MISSIONS I WAS ON... TO KILL HOMOSEXUALS.))
[SUPER=01-Ronald Gay/Confessed Killer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=kill homosexuals.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Gay is not considered LEGALLY insane. He confessed to the crime as soon as it was over.
[SUPER=04-September 22]


There was never much question what happened inside the Backstreet Cafe when Danny Overstreet was killed and six other were injured.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Gay stood]

((MR. GAY STOOD UP, PULLED HIS COAT BACK, PULLED OUT A PISTOL, SHOT OVERSTREET, WHILE HE SAT IN A CHAIR, FIRED AT COLLINS, THEN AT EVERYBODY ELSE TOWARDS THE REAR OF THE BAR. HE FIRED EIGHT SHOTS. THE SLIDE LOCKED BACK. HE WALKED OUT ONTO SALEM AVENUE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Monty Lee/Roanoke Police Detective]
[RUNS=30]
[OUT Q=onto Salem Avenue.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=HOLD]


Gay faces up to four life terms PLUS 60 years when he's sentenced.

[2-11Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC37:04]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]


Students may return to Jefferson Forest High School in the fall.
Bedford County school officials say they plan to re-open the school.....
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


despite rumoured health problems related to a mold found growing in the building. The school board has hired a medical team to test the levels of mold, and its potential health consequences. Officials say the presence of the mold is not suprising, but the LEVELS of contamination make the situation serious.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The mold is in every building...]

((JOHN OWEN/MEDICAL TEAM LEADER; THE MOLD IS IN EVERY BUILDING AND WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE THE SPECIES OF THE MOLD AND THE LEVELS THAT ARE AIRBORNE OR IN ANY BUILDING MATERIAL.))
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=any building material.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials say they don't know how much it will cost to clean up the school.
Environmental and air quality tests are expected to be ready in about a month.
(------------)



[11Snow-Leopard]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC09:33]
[GRAPHIC=Snow Leopards]

The newest residents of Mill Mountain Zoo were the star attraction yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The trio of snow leopard cubs born last Friday had its first doctors appointment yesterday. The cubs were checked out in front of dozens of zoo staff, reporters and photographers. It was the first time most had seen the babies in person.
(///// SOT at 14 /////)
[SOT 44:19-]
[IN Q=We got out for the first time...]

((DR. BILL POAGE/VETERINARIAN: WE GOT OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME THREE BABY SNOW LEOPARDS FROM BORIS AND TASHA. WE CHECKED 'EM FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL AILMENTS, WEIGHED 'EM, MICROCHIPPED 'EM AND LET THE MEDIA HAVE THEIR SHOTS OF 'EM.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Poage/Veterinarian;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=let the media have their shots of 'em.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The microchips help zoo staffers tell the two females and one male apart. The cubs weigh between about a pound or a bit more. The zoo says it will hold off on naming the cats until the animals start to exhibit their personalities.
(------------)



[2-11I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:19:03]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


V-Dot has announced where it thinks Interstate 73 should go.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

If the plan is accepted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, I-73 will follow I-581, leaving the road near the Elm Avenue Exit.
From there it would track along the Roanoke River, then near Windy Gap and east of Rocky Mount. The road would then roughly follow route 2-20, joining the Martinsville bypass, continuing to the Virginia-North Carolina line.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT -TC-7:37]
[IN Q=This is a recomendation...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESWOMAN; THIS IS A RECOMMENDATION FROM VDOT ENGINEERS. IT IS THE FINAL RECOMMENDATION THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD WILL RECEIVE IN ORDER TO MAKE A DECISION. THEY ARE THE DECISION MAKERS IN THIS CASE.))


[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokeswoman]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=MAKERS IN THIS CASE.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

The recommendation would put more than 450-homes in the path of Interstate 73.
Even if the plan is quickly approved, the start of construction could still be years away.
(-------------)



[I-73-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-17]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]


The recommended route could affect hundreds of homes and businesses along its path. Many would be taken through Eminent Domain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Doris Draper lives along Route 220 in Oak Level.
She has own her home for 45 years and her flower business for 35 years.
If this route is selected, it's either going to go right through or very close to her home and business.
Doris Draper says selling her property for the project would make good economic sense.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:36:11]
[IN Q=Otherwise I think they are going]

((DORIS DRAPER/BUSINESS OWNER: OTHERWISE, I FEEL LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO PUT US ON AN ACCESS ROAD AND IT WILL DO IT. IT WILL JUST RUIN THE BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Doris Draper/Business Owner]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=ruin the business]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


How Eminent Domain will be utilized to clear a path for I-73, tonight on News 7 at 6.
(------------)



[Bush-Budget]


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


As expected, the Senate went along with the House in passing President Bush's nearly two- trillion- dollar budget.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


In the evenly- split Senate, five Moderate Democrats helped push the 2002 budget through Congress by slim margin.


But it was enough to grant President Bush a major victory early on in his term.
The main part of the budget is a one-and-a-third-trillion dollar tax cut locked in over 11 years.
The plan also limits spending growth to four- percent for most federal programs.
(------------)

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


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

Investigators will spend today looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed Doctor David Brajdic's dentist office last night. The flames also spread next door to Warehouse for Pets but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading through the pet store. Officials estimate the damage to be 250-thousand dollars for both buildings.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Bedford County school officials say they plan to re-open Jefferson Forest High School in the fall. This despite rumoured health problems related to a mold found growing in the building. The school board has hired a medical team to test the levels of mold, and its potential health consequences.
Environmental and air quality tests are expected to be ready in about a month.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

V-Dot's preferred route for Interstate 73 would follow I-581, leaving the road near the Elm Avenue Exit.
From there it would track along the Roanoke River, then near Windy Gap and east of Rocky Mount. The road would then roughly follow route 2-20, joining the Martinsville bypass, continuing to the Virginia-North Carolina line. The Commonwealth Transportation Board still has to approve the plan.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=D-Day]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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