[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next on News-7...
A group of climbers is rescued from the top of Mount Rainier in Washington, after an avalanche strands them...
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


And... opponents of a proposed gas pipeline in Southwest Virginia rejoice after plans to build it are scrapped.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


News-7 Mornin' is next.

[2-McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Timothy McVeigh could make a life or death decision today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


His lawyers say he's expected to decide if he'll ask a federal judge to block his June 11th execution for the Oklahoma City bombing.
Two members of his defense team will meet with him at a federal prison in Indiana.
McVeigh is to receive a lethal injection for the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people.
Attorney General John Ashcroft says the government will fight any delay in McVeigh's execution.
The date was postponed once already because of the F-B-I's withholding of documents in the case.
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[WA-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nine people have been rescued off of Washington state's Mount Rainier, after an avalanche stranded them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. Rainier, WA;]


A break in bad weather allowed a helicopter to swoop in and pluck four climbers and five rangers off the peak.
Officials say they're all doing fine.
An avalanche had swept away part of the climbers' gear, leaving them stranded near the peak.
The group called for help Monday evening and on Tuesday, a military helicopter lowered a rescue crew, who then became trapped by whiteout conditions.
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[11Gas-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 45:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Opponents of a proposed gas pipeline through Southwest Virginia are happy that plans to build it have been scrapped.
The Gas Companies in charge of construction say a new line would cost too much to build.
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The news leaves pipeline opponents like Brent Riley ecstatic.
For almost a year, he and others tried to convince Virginia Gas and its new owner, N-U-I, not to build the new line.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Obviously we feel]

((BRENT RILEY: OBVIOUSLY WE FEEL WONDERFUL. WE DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH A PERMANENT MARK THROUGH OUR AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Pipeline Opponent]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=through our area.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :12]


Roanoke Gas President John Williamson says his company was counting on a new pipeline to bring more natural gas to the area ...
Now Williamson says he'll have to look into other options.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So what they told]

((JOHN WILLIAMSON: SO WHAT THEY TOLD US, THEIR NUMBERS WERE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE ESTIMATED COMPLETION FOR THE LINE INTO ROANOKE FROM THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=orginial agreement.]
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[VO-NAT]


N-U-I still holds all of the deeds and permits it needs to build the line...
The company says it may re-examine construction in the future.
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[11Area-Code]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-12 1:43:21]
[GRAPHIC=Area Code 434]

The 8-0-4 area code in Southside and Central Virginia is being replaced.
Residents can begin using the new 4-3-4 area code beginning this Friday.
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[VO-NAT]


The new area code is being assigned because of the growing demand on available phone numbers.
Customers will have a seven month grace period where they can dial either 8-0-4 or 4-3-4.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The change will largely effect businesses because they will have to replace business cards and letterheads with the new area code.
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[SOT 6:04:39]
[IN Q=After we come back from]

((FRANK MEADOR/DANVILLE PRINTING COMPANY: AFTER WE COME BACK FROM CHRISTMAS IS WHEN I EXPECT A WHOLE A LOT OF THEM TO BE CHANGING. THEY WON'T THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THEY'LL WANT TO WAIT, GET CHRISTMAS BEHIND THEM AND THEN THEY'LL DEAL WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Meador/Danville Printing Company]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=they'll deal with it]
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[VO-NAT]


The new 434 area code becomes mandatory January 15th of next year.
The change affects customers from Charlottesville and Lynchburg, to Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties.
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[VOB-DDay-Play]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=DDay Memorial]

Bedford County's role during World War Two is being captured and brought to life by a group of local actors.
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[VO-NAT 23.5 before bite]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;]

The 13 men and women are in a play called "Bedford Goes To War". The historical drama was written by a local man who conducted research and interviews to tell the community's story of sacrifice through fictional characters. Last year-- the actors put on their first performance. Those returning for a second year-- say many in the audience were local residents who lost loved ones during the war.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:36:54]
[IN Q=These are ]

((JOE GARDNER/ACTOR: THESE ARE PEOPLE.... MEANS A LOT TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Gardner/Actor;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=a lot to me.]
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[VO-NAT]

The two hour play is being performed at the (Suh-day-lee-uh) Sedalia Center in Bedford County. Tickets are five dollars... with performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday at eight pm... and Sunday at three.
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[11War-Art]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-13 1:05:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A soldier who was also an artist captured the early hours of the D-Day invasion on paper. Ugo Giannini (OOH-go juh-NEE-nee) crouched in a shell crater on Omaha Beach and sketched the scene he saw there.
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[VO-NAT :08]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


(Juh-NEE-NEE) Giannini's drawings are the centerpiece of an exhibit that opened last night at the George C. Marshall Museum in Lexington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 55:21]
[IN Q=I think he didn't think he was going to live]

((I THINK HE DIDN'T THINK HE WAS GOING TO LIVE. I DON'T THINK HE THOUGHT HE WOULD MAKE IT. HE WANTED TO LEAVE A RECORD. HE DIDN'T HAVE A CAMERA AND HE SAW THIS WHOLE PANORAMA IN FRONT OF HIM, OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING. AND I THINK THAT WAS HIS WAY OF SURVIVING EMOTIONALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Maxine Giannini/Ugo Giannini's Wife]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=way of surviving emotionally.]
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[VO-NAT :07+]


The exhibit, War and the Creative Impulse, will continue through mid-August at the Marshall Museum.
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[D-Day-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


We'll have a closer look at Giannini's work, and much more, next week .. as we provide extended coverage of the National D-Day Memorial dedication in Bedford.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 4619]
News 7 at 5 AND News 7 at 6 will be broadcast live from the Memorial both June 5th and the 6th. [Next page 4618]
And we hope you will join us at 11:00 AM, June 6th for a program we're calling: "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Profit worries are once again taking a toll on Wall Street. 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=1:33]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[Graphic=Carilion]



According to published reports, Carilion Health System has acknowledged a space crunch.
So yesterday, it announced a 70 million dollar improvement package that includes a seven story addition to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
It will contain 50 intensive care beds and nearly 100 other critical care beds.
Changes are also in store for Roanoke Community Hospital.
Among them is a new urgent care center.



[11VDOT-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=501-08 19:22]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Fatal Accident]


Two accidents involving V-DOT workers in the last two days .. one of them fatal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Tuesday;]


A V-DOT worker struck along Interstate 81 has died.
51- year old Denny Kegley of Buena Vista died from his injuries yesterday afternoon, one day after he was hit while picking up debris in Rockbridge County.
The driver told police Kegley walked into the path of his vehicle.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]

[11Wythe-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=01-15 1:08:08]
[GRAPHIC=**WIPE**]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


In Wythe County, A V-DOT truck hit a motorcycle yesterday morning on highway 21.
The bike flipped several times - throwing the driver.
Lifeguard 10 was called to take the man to a hospital.
There is no word on his condition.
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[6-Henry-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 53:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A construction worker was taken to the hospital following an accident in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]

It happened just after seven o'clock yesterday morning on Summit Road.
State Police say George Woodson was crossing the road when he was hit by a car driven by Toni Evyonne Craig of Martinsville.
Work crews had been re-paving the road at the time of the accident.
The victim was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain.
He was then transported to UVA where he has since been released.
State Police say the driver will not face any charges.
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[5-Incontinence]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-13 6:50]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check, "stress urinary incontinence" is a condition in which a woman involuntarily loses control of her bladder when she laughs, sneezes, coughs, or exercises. But now there's a new minimally invasive procedure that's helping some local women deal with the problem. It's been a complete success for about 86 percent of patients.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the story of one woman who says it's given her back a sense of freedom.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For more than 10 years]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Sheryl Tilley; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Abby Smith/OB-GYN; :40]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
For more than 10 years Sheryl Tilley lived with female stress urinary incontinence.
Five months ago, she found it she could be treated.
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[SOT12:15:17]
[IN Q=It was something i had to worry about]

((SHERYL TILLEY: IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD TO WORRY ABOUT IF I WAS GOING TO WORK OUT I HAD TO MAKE SURE I HAD WORN SOMETHING THAT WAS COMFORTABLE IN CASE I HAD A PROBLEM OR IF I WAS GOING TO TAKE A LONG WALK I HAD TO MAKE SURE I WANT TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE I WENT)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=before i went]

But recently she underwent a treatment at the Lewis Gale Medical Center involving tension-free vaginal tape.
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[SOT12:24:13]
[IN Q=Basically we're threading a piece of mesh]

((DR. ABBY SMITH: BASICALLY WE'RE THREADING A PIECE OF MESH UNDERNEATH THE URETHRA WHICH IS THE TUBE THAT CONNECTS THE BLADDER TO THE OUTSIDE AND IT BASICALLY ACTS AS A BACK STOP. SO WHEN YOU COUGH, SNEEZE, LAUGH, WHATEVER, THE URETHRA GETS CLAMPED OFF, AND THE URINE DOESN'T LEAK OUT)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=doesn't leak out]


For Tilley it's made all the difference in the world.
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[SOT12:17:48]
[IN Q=Before that's the biggest thing you had to prepare]

((BEFORE THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING YOU HAD TO PREPARE, NOW I DON'T I JUST HAVE MY LIFE BACK AND THE PIECE OF MIND KNOWING THAT THIS IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=is no longer a problem]))
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=HOLD]


The procedure is done on an outpatient basis. And since the procedure is fairly new --doctors are not sure yet how long it will last. So far studies show at least three to five years.
There is some risk involved with procedure such as bleeding or injury to other organs such as the bladder or bowel.
(Marya tosses to bump)


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES] [Marya at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Six children in Idaho are holding police at bay, after their mother was arrested Tuesday.
The children range in age from 8 to 16... and deputies believe the kids are armed.
Deputies plan to wait them out peacefully.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


The Smart Road's massive bridge has a namesake.
Gordon Willis is known as a driving force behind the project involving Virginia Tech and V-Dot.
Hundreds toured the road at an open house.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


And... Bedford County's role during World War Two is being re-enacted by a group of local actors.
13 men and women are in a play called "Bedford Goes to War."
The drama was written by a local man.
It's being performed at Ledalia Center in Bedford County.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, May 31st.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Last-ditch effort to keep Timothy McVeigh alive continue.
By now, he was expected to be executed...
But the discovery of more than 4-thousand pages of FBI documents that were never turned over to his lawyers may have changed his fate.
Rick Sallinger has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Behind these]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]
[SUPER=01-John Walsh/Legal Analyst; :23]
[SUPER=01-Rob Nigh/McVeigh's Attorney; :51]
[SUPER=01-Rick Ojeda/Former FBI Agent; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Denver.]





[ID-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Six children in Idaho are holding police at bay, after their mother was arrested Tuesday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sandpoint, ID]


The children, ranging in age from 8 to 16, are believed to be armed.
The sheriff says when authorities tried to get the kids out of the house, they released a pack of vicious dogs on deputies.
The deputies say they plan to wait them out peacefully.
There is no power, water or heat in the house... and the children have been caring for themselves for the past year.
The incident was triggered by the arrest of their mother, who went to jail on a charge of felony injury to a child.
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[11Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-22 44:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities searched the Roanoke River for a man who's been missing since last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Rescue workers are looking for Jeroid (juh-ROD) Moore in Wasena Park along Wiley Drive.
The 30-year-old man was last seen in the river on Friday night after fleeing from police.
His family filed a missing person report Tuesday afternoon.
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[DDay-Play]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-16]
[GRAPHIC=DDay Memorial]

The sacrifices made by Bedford County soldiers and their families in the 1940's are being relived on the stage. Teresa Hamilton has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jim Morrison/Writer; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rob Jarvis/Actor; :59]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Bedford Co.]
(((///sot///)
[sot 19:58:09]
[in q=About 35 ]

((NAT SOUND: ABOUT 35 BEDFORD MEN WILL SERVE... UNTIL THEY ENTER COMBAT.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= ENTER COMBAT.]

Bedford County's role in World War Two and the impact it had on the community is being told through actors. The play is a historical drama written by Jim Morrison-- who relied on research and interviews to tell the story through fictional characters.
[sot 19:16:41]
(////sot////)
[in q= it takes you]

((JIM MORRISON/WRITER: IT TAKE YOU.....HAD TO GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES.)) [runs18]
[out q= go out to the families.]

The two hour play called "Bedford Goes to War" is being put on the Sadelia Center in Bedford County. Last year-- the actors put on their first performance. Those who're returning... say many in the audience a year ago actually lost ones during the war.
(////sot////)
[sot]
[in q=I'VE DONE A ]

((I'VE DONE A LOT OF PLAYS....AND THAT'S WONDERFUL.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q= AND THAT'S WONDERFUL.]

Tickets are five dollars... with performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday at eight pm... and Sunday at three. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Bedford County.))

[2-D-Day-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]



The dedication of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will take center stage on Wednesday...and your hometown station will be there.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 4619]
News 7 at 5 AND News 7 at 6 will be broadcast live from the Memorial on both June 5th and 6th. [Next page 4618]
And then we invite you to join us at 11:00 AM, June 6th for: "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony.
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[CA-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


A day after expressing public concern about California's energy problems, President Bush is pushing a new image as a champion of the environment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fresno, CA;]


Yesterday, he wrapped up a three-day trip to California with a visit to Sequoia National Park, home of majestic trees.
With the towering trees as a backdrop, he renewed his commitment to a 5-billion dollar program to preserve the nation's parks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=My administration]

((MY ADMINISTRATION WILL ADOPT A NEW SPIRIT OF RESPECT AND COOPERATION BECAUSE IN THE END - THAT IS THE BETTER WAY TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT WE ALL SHARE. ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=we all share.]
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[VO-NAT]


That's not likely to be the message most Californians will remember from his visit.
Earlier this week, Bush said he favored conservation rather than federal price caps on wholesale energy to solve the state's energy crisis.
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[11Nutter]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-19 50:40]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


A Republican hopes to represent the New River Valley in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


46-year-old Dave Nutter says he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th House of Delegates District.
The region includes the City of Radford and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski Counties.
The Montgomery County resident works as the Director of College and Media Relations at Tech.
Nutter says it's not clear if he will face opposition for the G-O-P nomination.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:06:43]
[IN Q=All I can do]

((DAVE NUTTER/7TH HOUSE OF DELEGATE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; ALL I CAN DO IS ANNOUNCE TODAY AND MOVE FORWARD, BUILDING A CAMPAIGN, I TEND TO DO A LOT OF DOOR TO DOOR I MEAN THAT'S GOING TO BE A MAJOR PART OF MY CAMPAIGN KNOCKING ON DOORS AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW I'M RUNNING. ))
[SUPER=01-Dave Nutter/(R) 7th House District Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IM RUNNING]
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[VO-NAT]


The delegate seat is currently held by Democrat Benny Keister, who says he will run for reelection.
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[11Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-18]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


The Smart Road project in Blacksburg welcomed the public and a very special guest yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Hundreds toured the facility at their third open house, seeing transportation research and testing technology first hand.
Later at a packed ceremony, the smart road bridge .. the tallest in the state at 175-feet .. was named after a Roanoke man.
Gordon Willis Senior is known as a driving force behind this massive project involving Virginia Tech and State and Federal Highway Departments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:39:49 -00]
[IN Q=IT'S ONE OF THE MOST]

((GORDON WILLIS/BRIDGE NAMESAKE; IT'S ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING DAYS OF MY LIFE, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE THAT ALL OF THIS CAN BE CREATED JUST FROM AN IDEA THAT WE HAD 12-YEARS AGO, AND WE PLUGGED AWAY AND HERE WE ARE AND ))
[SUPER=01-Gordon Willis, Sr./Bridge Namesake;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=HERE WE ARE]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say the next phase of construction is to connect to Interstate-81.
While they say no date is set, they are anticipating an opening between 2008 and 2010.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=MJO/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


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

After months of debate, plans for a new gas pipeline through Southwest Virginia have been scrapped.
The Gas Companies in charge of construction say a new line would cost too much to build.
N-U-I still holds all of the deeds and permits it needs to build the line.
The company says it may re-examine construction in the future.

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

The 8-0-4 area code in Southside and Central Virginia is being replaced.
Residents can begin using the new 4-3-4 area code beginning this Friday.
However, they'll have a seven month grace period where they can dial either 8-0-4 or 4-3-4.
The new 434 area code becomes mandatory January 15th of next year.

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

A play called "Bedford Goes To War" will be performed at the Sedalia Center in Bedford County beginning Friday night. The historical drama was written by a local man who conducted research and interviews to tell the community's story of sacrifice through fictional characters. Tickets are five dollars... with performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday at eight pm... and Sunday at three.

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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It will]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=day of the big event.]
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[Desk=Marya/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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