[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Authorities end their search for a Southside man who disappeared while fishing yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]

AND .. The future of Comair remains uncertain as striking pilots reject a deal. More on those stories just ahead...
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Pitts-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-27 00:07:19]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


The search for a Southside man came to an end last night -with the discovery of his body.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]

Pittsylvania County authorities say it appears 80-year-old William Otis Evans drowned. Search crews spent the night combing a fishing pond on Evans' land in Chatham... after his boat was found capsized. Evans lived at 412 Transco Road.
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[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC-45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Comair contract]

Airline officials called it a CRITICAL vote for Comair's future. Last night - pilots for the nation's second-largest regional airline overwhelmingly REJECTED the deal written up by the National Mediation Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]

Comair pilots have been on strike for months - and yesterday's deal was the product of eight consecutive days of failed negotiations. The Air Line Pilots Association says the vote was one- thousand-42 against the contract... to 99- in favor. The president of Delta Air Lines - which owns Comair - said if yesterday proposal were rejected - the airline would take any actions necessary to protect its investment. Comair says NO new talks are scheduled.
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[Perry-Como]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An American music legend has died.
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[VO-NAT]


Singer Perry Como died in his sleep yesterday at his Florida home after a long illness.
Wearing trademark cardigan sweaters Como used his baritone voice to charm radio and later television audiences in the 1940's and 50's.
In 1945, Como had his first million-selling hit, ``Till the End of Time.'' It was among many songs including ``Prisoner of Love'' that topped the charts. He competed with Frank Sinatra and Crosby to be the era's top crooner.
Como helped pioneer television variety shows.
He was 88 years old.
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[11Longwood-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC-55:44]
[GRAPHIC=Longwood Fire]

Some 700 Longwood students said goodbye to college life yesterday. But they're finding it difficult to leave while their school is in such great need. Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Farmville; :00]
[SUPER=04-April 24th; :14]
[SUPER=01-Tanya Giles/Longwood College Graduate; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jason Gill/Longwood College Graduate; :40]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patricia Cormier/Longwood College President; :58]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Payne/Senior Class President; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=News7, Farmville.]



(( [natsot music 00:41:50]
[RUNS= 02]


It was a processional like any other, except it marked the end of what was anything but an ordinary year for these Longwood College seniors.
18 days earlier fire dramatically altered their lives and their school.. destroying Longwood's historic rotunda and adjacent residence halls.
As the graduates lined up Saturday in the shadow of the burned-out buildings, many were experiencing mixed emotions.
[SOT 00:38:23]

((TANYA GILES/LONGWOOD GRADUATE: IT'S SORT OF BITTERSWEET. IT'S SAD THAT THE ROTUNDA BURNED DOWN, BUT I'M HAPPY TO BE GRADUATING AT LONGWOOD. THEY GAVE US THESE LITTLE PINS TO COMMEMORATE THE EVENT, SO I'M JUST EXCITED TO BE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=to be here.]
[SOT 00:39:46]

((JASON GILL/LONGWOOD GRADUATE: BECAUSE I FINISHED BACK IN DECEMBER AND THEN CAME BACK AND SEEING THE DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE AND HEARING ABOUT IT WAS A BIG SHOCK TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=shock to me.]
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[RUNS= 01]


Longwood's historic bell pealed three times, marking the school's commitment to its past, present and future.. a future its president says is quite secure.
[SOT 00:44:20]

((DR. PATRICIA CORMIER/LONGWOOD COLLEGE PRESIDENT: THE HEART OF LONGWOOD BEATS ON, THAT IT'S STILL STRONG AND THAT THOSE BUILDINGS WILL BE RECONSTRUCTED AND ONCE AGAIN ASSUME THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACES AS THE CENTERPIECES OF OUR CAMPUS.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=of our campus.]

[Standup 00:56:23] ((Longwood officials figure it will take anywhere from 40 to 60 million dollars to replace the buildings lost in the fire. But the graduates were told that today is not about loss and destruction, but about their own personal triumph and achievement.. as both they and their school mark a new beginning.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=a new beginning.]
[SOT 00:52:49]

((JESSICA PAYNE/SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT: AFTER ALL, THE ROTUNDA WAS MERELY A SYMBOL OF WHAT WE BELIEVE LONGWOOD STANDS FOR. BUT IN FACT, WHILE OUR SYMBOLS CAN BE LOST OR TAKEN AWAY FROM US, NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY THE KNOWLEDGE, VALUES AND PRIDE THAT LONGWOOD COLLEGE HAS INSTILLED IN EACH OF US.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=each of us.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Farmville.))

[11Tech-Grad]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC-1:34:35]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Another local university says goodbye graduating students.
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[IN-Q=NAT SOUND STUDENTS CHEERING]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT=NATS STUDENTS CHEERING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Courtesy Virginia Tech]

Yesterday, Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech was packed with seniors and their families. Congressman Rick Boucher spoke during the commencement ceremony.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:43]
[IN Q=to the class]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER: TO THE CLASS OF 2001 I WOULD SAY THAT YOU ARE PRIVILEGED TO HAVE RECEIVED YOUR EDUCATION HERE IT WILL OPEN MANY DOORS FOR YOU AND I CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OPPORTUNITIES.))
[SUPER=@Boucher]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=of your opportunties.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some students decided to make graduation even more fun by decorating their ordinary blue cap into a work of art.
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[Liberty-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty University]

Liberty University also held commencement ceremonies yesterday. More than 15-HUNDRED graduated from the Lynchburg school this year.

[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
The U-S Attorney General says the government WILL stick to Timothy McVeigh's June execution date. The latest ahead.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

And...
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[vo-nat] Eminent domain brought about one of the federal government's most popular tourist attractions. But plenty of folks still remember the price they paid - so we could have the Blue Ridge Parkway. The story ahead.
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[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Va Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Va. newsreel]


The prospect of a new Interstate highway through western Virginia has raised new concerns about the use of eminent domain.
But the taking of private property for a public highway isn't just a recent development.
In this week's Virginia Newsreel, Joe Dashiell looks back on the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway... and concerns that linger more than 65 years later.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Plans for a mountaintop parkway]
[SUPER=10-Harley Jolley/Parkway Historian/1985; :30]
[super=@Joe2; 56]
[SUPER=10-Granville Liles/Former Superintendent/1985; 1:38]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((Plans for a mountaintop parkway date back to 1909 and the start of construction on the Crest of the Blue Ridge Highway, but that project stalled at the start of World War I and wasn't revived until the Great Depression.
Just who proposed the link between the Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smokies is still a subject of debate, but Virginia Senator Harry Byrd pitched the idea to President Roosevelt in 1933, as a way to put thousands back to work.
[SOT HARLEY JOLLEY 32:03]
[IN Q=So somebody]
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=will come out for a work.]


A fight between North Carolina and Tennessee over the southern half of the parkway delayed the project for two years, but construction began on September 11th, 1935 at Cumberland Knob just south of the Virginia, North Carolina line.
The parkway was built segment by segment as the two states secured the right of way from local landowners... a process that left a trail of resentment along the parkway's 469 miles.
[SOT ADDIE WOOD 18:46]
[IN Q=It hurt.]

((ADDIE WOOD: IT HURT. IT KIND OF DEADENED THE COMMUNITY, WHEN THEY TOOK THE COMMUNITY AND DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO. THEY WANTED EVERY INCH OF THE LAND.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=every inch of the land.]


We spoke with Patrick County resident Addie Wood in 1985... as the parkway celebrated its 50th anniversary. And also with former superintendent Granville Liles, who acknowledged the sometimes rocky relationship with residents.
[SOT GRANVILLE LILES 00:33:55]
[IN Q=You were constantly telling them]

((GRANVILLE LILES/FORMER SUPERINTENDENT: YOU WERE CONSTANTLY TELLING THEM WHAT THEY COULDN'T DO, AND THEN YOU WERE SOLICITING THEIR SUPPORT. AND MANY PEOPLE, OF COURSE, WEREN'T HAPPY BECAUSE THEIR LAND WAS TAKEN.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=because their land was taken.]


Today, the Blue Ridge Parkway entertains millions each year. It's the most visited unit within the National Park Service.
But 65 years after the work began, many who live nearby haven't forgotten the hard work and the personal sacrifices behind this scenic highway.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

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[Boating-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net L]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The warm weather is here so people are heading to the waterways for fun.
National Safe Boating week starts next Saturday, May 19th.
[DOUBLE BOXES - JACEY AND DENISE -- MB SET]

We have a guest in the studio with Denise to tell us more... [TAKE DENISE FULL - MB SET]

[N7 SUNDAY MORNING - MB FS # 62EssC]

The Smith Mountain Lake Association Water Safety Council has some safety materials and programs for boaters to make the 2001 season a safe one.
Here to tell us about the safety materials and programs is Paul Howell from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. First how have educational programs safety programs improved life on the lake?
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AD LIB ANSWER
[SUPER=01-Paul Howell/Dept. Game & Inland Fisheries]



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[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]


Still Smith Mountain Lake has the most accidents of Virginia's four major waterways.
What is the Game Department and the Smith Mountain Lake Association doing to further improve the situation?
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There are some new features in the ongoing education of boaters...
Part of the program includes these brochures boaters will actually take with them on the vessel. Tell our viewers what they are?
[full screen of brochures MB then FULL # 1021 EssC]


"Just for Boaters."
--A waterproof Emergency Safety Placard
Another aspect of this program is a video, who partnered to make this video?

[full screen phone numbers MB then FULL #1022EssC]

Where can you get these materials?

What is "Virginia Boating Basic?"
[full screen numbers MB then FULL #1023]

How do you get involved?

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(adlib toss to albums bump)

[Take Full Screen albums Bump]
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


In this week's health check, the inventor of Brava says the system can increase a woman's breast size - WITHOUT surgery.
Parents in Roanoke now have a place where they can drop off their sick children.
And the maker of OxyContin temporarily suspends distribution of its higher dose tablets.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Purdue Pharma]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Gill/Nurses Assistant; 31]
[SUPER=02-Sandra Carroll/Executive Director; :44]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Breiner/Plastic Surgeon; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]

(([on-camera]
Purdue Pharma - the maker of the prescription pain killer --OxyContin --says it will no longer be distributing its 160 milligram tablets.
[tape#501-04, 10:00]

Purdue says it is temporarily halting distribution because of concerns about the potential abuse of higher -strength tablets.
Now the highest dose available will be 80 milligrams. [on-camera]
In other health news -- Greenvale School Incorporated in Roanoke opens its Get Well Center to the public.
[tape# 501-8, 2:04:11 ]

It's a place where working parents can drop off their sick children -- and NOT worry about losing time on the job.
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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 part of the school's health care program. It's run by nurses and nurses' assistants.
[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))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=every year]

[on-camera]
Also making medical headlines, for women who want to increase their bust line --there's a new non-surgical option-that will soon hit the market. And its maker says in clinical trials most women increased a cup size.
[tape# 501-11, 1:15]


It's called the Brava System. It consists of two plastic shell domes, a small computer and sports bra.
The product applies tension to the breast tissue with a suction device which the manufacturer says causes the cells to respond and develop new breast tissue. But one local plastic surgeon says while it might work --he still has some concerns.
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[SOT1:06:34]
[IN Q=I'm a little bit skeptical]

((DR. MICHAEL BREINER: I'M A LITTLE BIT SKEPTICAL WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS SWELLING OF BREAST TISSUE WHICH MAKES SENSE OR IF IT REALLY IS THAT THE CELLS ARE BIGGER FROM A REPARATIVE PROCESS))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=repairative process]

[on-camera]
The Brava System will be available on a limited basis later this year... through some physicians.
It costs between 2-thousand and 25-hundred dollars.
That's this weeks Health Check. I'm Joy Sutton.))


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Still no end in sight for the Comair pilots' strike... after what's described as a CRITICAL vote.
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[vo-nat]
And .. Authorities find the body of a Southside man who apparently drowned.
Those stories and more just ahead.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2Comair]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Contract Vote]


The Comair strike continues this morning - as pilots overwhelmingly voted to reject an offer that would have given them more money and less time on the job.
The pilots voted against a proposal that would have ended the strike that began on March 26th.
Dennison Keller reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-J.C. Lawson/Comair Pilots Union Chair; 12]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Rauch/Comair Customer Service; 56]
[SUPER=01-Michael Belivanakin/Comair Aircraft Mechanic; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Dennison Keller/CBS News; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

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[2Pitts-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-27 00:07:19]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Authorities say it appears a Chatham man drowned in his fishing pond...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]

Search crews discovered the body of 80-year-old William Otis Evans of Chatham... after combing a fishing pond on his land on Transco Road last night. Authorities initiated the search after Evans' boat was found capsized yesterday.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private]


State police are investigating an airplane crash that left both men on board seriously injured.
The single engine, fixed-wing Cessna went down shortly before eight last night near New Market in Shenandoah County.
Witnesses say they did ``not' hear a motor running.
The plane hit the top of a house, a large tree, and nosed dived into a grassy field. It flipped onto its top and skidded to a stop.
The men were found still strapped in their seats, upside down and unconscious and were flown to the UVA Medical Center.
Their names and conditions have not been released.

[11Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC-1:13:15]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]

The report is in - and a presidential commission says the government SHOULD have the power to regulate tobacco products... And that a 17-cent federal tax hike should be added to EACH pack of cigarettes.
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[VO-NAT 99-20 57:42]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 1999;]

The group of farmers, health advocates and economic experts has been looking at ways to protect the public from smoking hazards. It's also been investigating how to give tobacco growers an economic incentive to switch crops. Under the group's plan-- the money generated by the tax would help buy out farmers' crops. The White House says President Bush will study the report, which will also go to Congress.
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[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Timothy McVeigh may have had a stay of execution but Attorney General John Ashcroft says he's not going to impose any further delays.
McVeigh's attorneys are using the month long stay to review new evidence and weigh their legal options.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mackey/McVeigh Prosecutor; 21]
[SUPER=01-Herman Schwartz/American U. Law Professor; 39]
[SUPER=01-Rod Henry/Terre Haute Chamber Of Commerce; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Terre Haute]

((THE TIMETABLE MAY HAVE CHANGED, BUT TIMOTHY MCVEIGH'S FATE REMAINS THE SAME ... AS HE SITS ANOTHER NIGHT ON DEATH ROW INSIDE THE FEDERAL PRISON IN TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA.
FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT AND PRESIDENT BUSH, IT'S ANOTHER NIGHT OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE FBI FAILED TO TURNOVER THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING CASE.

(SOT: LARRY MACKEY/MCVEIGH PROSECUTOR)

"Sloppy is the word that even the FBI would append to this. The rules were clear."
THE WITHHELD INFORMATION, MOSTLY WRITE-UPS OF INTERVIEWS WITH CITIZENS AROUND THE COUNTRY, NEVER MADE IT TO THE PROSECUTION OR DEFENSE TEAMS BEFORE TRIAL. OFFICIALS INSIST IT WOULD NOT HAVE INFLUENCED THE CASE, BUT CRITICS AREN'T SO SURE.

(SOT: PROF. HERMAN SCHWARTZ/AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL)

"You can't take their word for it that these things don't relate to the substance of the case, and perhaps even to the penalty phase it self. To the question of capital punishment."
IN TERRE HAUTE, WORD OF A NEW EXECUTION DATE DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH THE HEAD OF THE CHAMBER COMMERCE. ROD HENRY IS DISAPPOINTED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FAILED TO CONSULT WITH TOWN OFFICIALS ON WHAT WOULD BE A CONVENIENT DATE HERE.

(SOT: ROD HENRY/TERRE HAUTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

"Terre Haute deserves ... without a problem."
A NUMBER OF EVENTS ARE PLANNED FOR THE SAME WEEK AS THE EXECUTION.
AROUND TERRE HAUTE, THERE ARE SIGNS ASKING PRAYERS FOR TIMOTHY MCVEIGH. THERE ARE OTHER SIGNS ASKING PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE 168-PEOPLE HE KILLED.

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DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA))

[11221-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC-46:08]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A two car accident in Bedford County sent FOUR people to the hospital last night. State police are investigating.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

Officials say the accident happened on Route 221- outside of Bedford around 7. Three passengers were hospitalized and later released. Another person remains in Roanoke Memorial with severe injuries. There is no word on that person's condition, or what caused the wreck.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still ahead... we're following along for the food drive - that added tens of THOUSANDS of pounds of food for those in need... All in one day.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


And...
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[VO-NAT]

The Silver Screen will soon be a-glow again at a historic movie theatre in Buchanan. That story's coming up. But first... if you're traveling today...
[Jacey ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[Jacey MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]



[11Food-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC-11:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Second Harvest Food Bank in Roanoke has 90-THOUSAND more pounds of food today than it did yesterday morning... That's thanks to Roanoke Valley mail carriers - who had a lot more on their hands and in their bags yesterday... than just letters.
Kate Weidaw followed along yesterday for Second Harvest's largest one-day food drive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Roy Wine/Delivery Supervisor;:22 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Feather/Second Harvest Development Director;:37]
[SUPER=@Kate2;:55]
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[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


(( As if the mail bag wasn't heavy enough, letter carriers are taking on some extra weight this weekend.
[NAT SOUND OF LETTER CARRIER PICKING UP BAGS]
[RUNS= 3]


Residents across the Valley are leaving cans and boxes of non perishable food on their front stoop for the Second Harvest Food Bank. It's the amount of food that surprises letter carriers.

[SOT 22:21]
[INQ=]

((ROY WINE/DELIVERY SUPERVISOR: I ANTICIPATED IT WOULD BE ONE OR TWO CANS OF FOOD WE WOULD PICK UP AT EACH RESIDENTS IT ENDED UP BEING BAGS AND BOXES OF FOOD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


And the small mail trucks get loaded with food. Back at the post office on Grandin Road volunteers haul cans and boxes onto the Second Harvest truck.

[SOT 26:24]
[INQ=]

((STEWART FEATHER/SECOND HARVEST: THE DEMAND FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE HAS INCREASED EVEN THOUGH THE ECONOMY IS GOOD AND AT THE SAME TIME WE'VE HAD A DECREASE IN SUPPLY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]

And with 90-thousand pounds of food coming in this weekend the increase in supplies will help agencies feed the hungry. If you forget to leave your letter carrier a bag of food it's not to late all you need to do is drop it off at your local post office. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))





[11Voter-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC-42:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Outdated voting systems and confusion at the polls...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


That wasn't just the scene in Florida in 2000.
Thousands of Virginia voters came away from last fall's election feeling disenfranchised.
"VOTE," or Voices of the Electorate, is a new coalition of Virginia public advocacy groups that hopes to change that.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


From labor unions to the League of Women Voters, "VOTE" members kicked off a reform last week in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:12:07]
[IN Q=Never before have we come]

((CYNTHIA DOWNS/"VOTE": NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE COME TOGETHER ACROSS RACIAL LINES, ORGANIZATIONAL LINES, TO COME TOGETHER. WE'VE PUT IT ON PAPER, BUT TO ACTUALLY MAKE IT A REALITY-- THIS IS A FIRST FOR US IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND IT'S LONG OVERDUE.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Downs/"VOTE"; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and it's long overdue.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group says the number one promise it seeks from politicians is money.
They say Congress and the General Assembly need to help localities pay for modern equipment and training.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
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The reels will soon be running again at a local theater that first opened its doors in 1914.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Marya Jones takes a look at the efforts of a Buchanan couple to make the old town theatre a new box office draw.
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(( These seats have been empty for nearly 16 years.
But Gloria and Dale Carter hope to fill them again in a few months.
The Buchanan couple bought the town's historic theatre last month and they're hard at work restoring it.
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((DALE CARTER: I GREW UP IN THE AREA AND SPENT MANY AFTERNOONS HERE WATCHING ROY ROGERS AND SOME OF THEM .))
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((GLORIA CARTER: IT MEANS THAT IN A WAY I'M RELIVING MY CHILDHOOD. IT'S A VERY NOSTALGIC THING FOR ME AND FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
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A flood in 1985 shut the theatre down.
It's remained closed ever since, with the last film that showed there -- a Chuck Norris action flick -- still on the projector.
The Carters say THAT and almost ALL the theatre's original items will be restored and re-used...
Everything from its pressed tin ceiling... to its heating and cooling system ... to its 1940s concession stand.
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((GLORIA CARTER: THIS IS THE ORIGINAL STUFF. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL POPCORN MACHINE AND THE LADY IS STILL HERE WHO OPERATED THE POPCORN MACHINE AND THE CONCESSION STAND.))
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The only thing that's sure to change is the price of admission.
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The theatre's history dates back to the silent movie era.
The Carters bought it for 75-thousand dollars.
They estimate it will take 150-thousand dollars and several months to renovate.
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((DALE CARTER: IT'LL BE GREAT JUST TO SEE PEOPLE COME IN AND ENJOY IT.))
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When completed, the theatre will show a mix of family films and old movies ... and also host concerts and live performances.
It will operate as a non-profit organization... and the Carters hope that community support will keep it open.
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((GLORIA CARTER: I THINK THE THING THAT PROBABLY APPEALED TO ME THE MOST, BEING SOMEWHAT OF A ROMANTIC, IS HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM 80 TO THEIR MID-30S THAT SAID THEY HAD THEIR FIRST DATE IN THE THEATRE AND THEY'RE SO EXCITED AT THE THOUGHT OF HAVING IT OPEN.))
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The Carters say their reward is seeing a piece of history restored ... one they hope will host many more "first dates" for years to come. Marya Jones, News-7, Buchanan.))



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In sports, the Winston Cup series has the weekend off, but some of the drivers rounded the track at New River last night.
Highlights of the New 94.9 Star Country Race of Champions just ahead.
First here's how the regulars fared in the All Pro Bumper to Bumper Craftsman 200.


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Forget oil, watercolors and clay. One artist put his talents to use yesterday... with sand. The masterpieces were on display at Loch Haven Lake Resort in Roanoke County.
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World renowned sand sculptor Alan Matsumoto used his tools to create cartoon characters from the children's book Wind in the Willows. The resort brought in the sand artist to kick off a free weekend for the public to check out Loch Haven.
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((SKY PREECE/LOCH HAVEN OWNER: IT'S A GREAT PLACE FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES BECAUSE IT IS NOT CROWDED AND IT GOT NICE WATER FOR SWIMMING WE PROVIDE CANOES AND KAYAKS.))
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The resort will be open to the public all day today.
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Thanks for joining us this morning... We leave you now with one of the early performances of Perry Como.
The 88-year-old singing legend died in his home yesterday. Goodbye.
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