[11Oxycontin]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:49:50]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]


Widespread abuse of the painkiller Oxycontin prompted lawmakers to consider a prescription monitoring program in southwest Virginia. Yesterday, the House of Delegates approved that legislation, but not without an emotional debate.
Joe Dashiell has the story from the State Capitol.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Oxycontin is either]
[SUPER=01-Del. Clarence Phillips/(D) Castlewood; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :08]
[SUPER=01-Del. Kristen Amundson/(D) Mt. Vernon; :23]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :45]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jackie Stump/(D) Oakwood; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
(([SOT 01:44:30]
[IN Q=Oxycontin is either]

((DEL. CLARENCE PHILLIPS: OXYCONTIN IS EITHER A MIRACLE DRUG, THAT IS USED FOR LEGITIMATE REASONS, OR IT IS A DRUG FROM HELL.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=or it's a drug from hell.]


As the House of Delegates considered legislation that would create a prescription database in southwest Virginia, opponents argued the monitoring program would penalize patients who are terminally ill by making it more difficult to obtain the potent painkillers they need.
[SOT AMUNDSON 01:14:44]
[IN Q=My fear is]

((DEL. KRISTEN AMUNDSON: MY FEAR IS THAT IT WILL INEVITABLY HAVE A CHILLING EFFECT ON DOCTORS' WILLINGNESS TO PRESCRIBE PAIN MEDS LIKE THE ONES THAT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF MY FATHER AT THE END OF HIS LIFE.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=at the end of his life.]


And there were concerns that more control in the coalfields will push the problem to other parts of the state.
[SOT 01:31:29]
[IN Q=If you don't make it]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: IF YOU DON'T MAKE IT STATEWIDE, ARE THE DEATHS GOING TO OCCUR IN ROANOKE AND ROANOKE COUNTY? ARE THE DEATHS GOING TO OCCUR IN STAUNTON, AUGUSTA AS THE TRAFFIC MOVES AWAY FROM THE ENFORCEMENT AREAS?))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=away from the enforcement areas?]


But house members also heard a passionate plea from lawmakers who have seen the impact of Oxycontin addiction on their communities.
[SOT STUMP 01:19:31]
[IN Q=We can always find an excuse to vote against something]

((DEL. JACKIE STUMP: WE CAN ALWAYS FIND AN EXCUSE TO VOTE AGAINST SOMETHING AND I UNDERSTAND THAT AND RESPECT THAT, BUT LOOK FOR SOME GOOD IN SOMETHING THAT WILL ALLOW US TO GET THESE DRUG ADDICTS OFF THE STREET.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=get these drug addicts off the street.]


The measure passed on a vote of 59 to 40. [STAND-UP CLOSE]
The bill now heads back to the State Senate, but odds are the prescription monitoring program will soon be waiting for Governor Warner's signature.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morni]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


U-S commanders say Operation Anaconda could be over in a matter of days, as American forces continue to wipe out al-Qaida fighters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eastern Afghanistan;]


Another 200 U-S troops will soon join the fight.
But they'll be battling ANOTHER enemy-- harsh winter weather.
Bitter cold and blowing snow are making it miserable for soldiers.
There's also concern that the weather could actually help al-Qaida forces, by covering their tracks and making their positions harder to hit.
But with the six- month anniversary of the September 11th attacks just days away, U-S forces are more determined than ever to get the job done.
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[Mideast-Violence]


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


Meanwhile, the violence is heating up in the Middle East--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


Israeli forces raided areas in the West Bank and Gaza Strip today, killing at least two dozen Palestinians.
The Israeli assault follows last night's Palestinian attack on a school in a Jewish settlement in southern Gaza.
[SUPER=03-Beer Sheba, Israel;]


Five Israelis training to be army officers were killed before soldiers shot and killed the attacker.
The latest round of violence comes, even as President Bush works to re- start the peace process.
He's sending an envoy back to the region to seek a truce.
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[11Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC34:48]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


The Henry County school board is not giving up without a fight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


Last week, the superintendent asked the school board to scrap its controversial reconfiguration plan after the Board of Supervisors refused the board's request for an advance on next year's budget.
Yesterday, the school board went against that recommendation and instead voted to ask the Board of Supervisors to transfer funds from the 2002 budget from one fund to another to pay for renovations.
As the plan stands now, the school system will consolidate four high schools into two and turn Carver Middle School into an elementary school next year.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The board voted to keep John Redd and Figsboro Elementary schools as they are for another year.

[AM-Bath-County]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-08]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


It was a major achievement for a small community...
Yesterday, that state championship brought members of the Bath County High School Football Team to the State Capitol.
Joe Dashiell has more on their visit to Richmond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :04]
[SUPER=@deeds; :12]
[SUPER=01-Justin Fry/Bath Co. High School Senior; :34]
[SUPER=01-Chris Jones/Bath Co. Head Football Coach; :54]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond]

(([NAT SOUND OF GOVERNOR]
[IN Q=So when did you get here]

((SO WHEN DID YOU GET HERE, THIS MORNING?))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=this morning?]


Mark Warner caught up with the Bath County Chargers on the steps of the State Capitol.
The Governor admired their championship rings, and the athletic achievement that brought them here.
[NAT SOT 00:26:33]
[IN Q=The dominance of this little bitty school]

((THE DOMINANCE OF THIS LITTLE BITTY SCHOOL, SITUATED ON ROUTE 220 BETWEEN WARM SPRINGS AND HOT SPRINGS IS PRETTY OVERWHELMING.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=pretty overwhelming.]


A few minutes earlier it was members of the State Senate offering their congratulations on a 13 and one season that culminated in a Group A Division 1 state football championship for the high school and the Bath County community.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our community]

[12:53:56 :18] ((JUSTIN FRY/BATH CO. SENIOR: OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS US A LOT IN FOOTBALL. THEY ALWAYS HAVE. AND TWO YEARS AGO I GUESS IT WAS WE WON ONE GAME ONE AND NINE OR SOMETHING AND THEN LAST YEAR WE WENT TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, LOST IT BUT THIS YEAR CAME BACK AND WON IT ALL, REALLY MEANS A LOT.)) [12:52:10 ] ((IT'S BEEN A FANTASTIC DAY HERE AND IT CAPS OFF WHAT'S THE END OF A FANTASTIC YEAR.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=end of a fantastic year.]


But hopefully not the end of Bath County's football success... With a group of talented athletes returning, Coach Jones promises the team will continue to do its best and see what happens.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Intel says Wall Street shouldn't expect any surprises when the chip maker releases first-quarter numbers. 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=1:19]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((A TECHNOLOGY GIANT GAVE A GLIMPSE INTO ITS FUTURE. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, INTEL narrowed the range of revenue guidance it gave in January, pushing it toward the high end of the range. INTEL SAYS shipments of microprocessors were following normal seasonal patterns. The world's largest chipmaker now sees first-quarter sales of $6.6 billion to $6.9 billion, compared with an earlier forecast for revenue of BETWEEN $6.4 billion AND $7.0 billion.
FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS, THE MARKET HAS BEEN FLOODED WITH ECONOMIC REPORTS THAT POINT TO A RECOVERY ECONOMY.. TODAY, WE'LL SEE IF THE JOB MARKET IS FOLLOWING SUIT.. WITH THE FEBRUARY'S UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT...
THE RECESSION IS ALMOST BEHIND US.. THAT'S WHAT FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN TOLD CONGRESS YESTERDAY. IN HIS MOST UPBEAT COMMENTS YET, GREENSPAN TOLD LAWMAKERS THE ECONOMIC EXPANSION IS UNDERWAY..
BUT INVESTORS LARGELY IGNORED HIS COMMENTS, SENDING STOCKS SOUTH

(gr)

THE DOW SLIPPED ABOUT 49 POINTS

(gr)

WHILE THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK MORE THAN 8.

(gr)

SHOPPERS HIT THE STORES LAST MONTH, ESPECIALLY THE DISCOUNTERS JC PENNEY AND TARGET SAID SALES BEAT FORECASTS...WALMART WOWED THE STREET, WITH A MORE THAN 10 PERCENT SALES GAIN IN FEBRUARY.

(gr)

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

(oc)

I'M AC IN NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Watch-Groups]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:51:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If Attorney General John Ashcroft had his way, the entire United States of America would be one big Neighborhood Watch area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ashcroft says he wants to double the number of citizens' watch groups nationwide to about 15- thousand and help train them to detect possible terrorist activity.
Local officials who work with the Neighborhood Watch program say it's all about being a good citizen.
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[SOT 00:37:01]
[IN Q=A lot of times]

((CINDY KOZEROW/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE WILL SEE SOMETHING AND GO 'OH, IT'S NOT MY NEIGHBORHOOD, IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME'. BUT WE ARE TRYING TO GET THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT DOES HAPPEN IN A WASHINGTON OR A NEW YORK DOES AFFECT US AND TO BE MORE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN THEIR SURROUNDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Cindy Kozerow/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=in their surroundings.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kozerow (KAH-zer-oh) says residents should report only suspicious activity and not target people based on their race or ethnic origin.
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[6-Afterschool]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC58:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Montgomery County is seeing success in a new afterschool program. Teen Scene is reaching kids during the time when surveys say they can get into the most trouble. Since the program started last week, participation is up and noise level in the local libraries is down....New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon explains why...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sensabaugh/Library Branch Service Coordinator; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jamey Jones/Teen Scene Participant; :18 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Lewis/Teen Scene Leader; :35]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :44]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Smith/Teen Scene Participant; :49]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Christiansburg.]

((NATS TC Around 3 p-m in Christiansburg...school's out and so are the kids. Library officials say many take the short walk to their building to hang out until mom and dad get off work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:50:55]
[IN Q=THEY DON'T ]

((ELIZABETH SENSABAUGH/LIBRARY BRANCH SERVICE COORDINATOR; THEY DON'T WANT SIT AND READ AND BE QUIET AND OF COURSE THE LIBRARY HAS THAT KIND OF REPUTATION.))
[OUT Q=REPUTATION.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:57:28]
[IN Q=WHENEVER]

((JAMEY JONES/TEEN SCENE PARTICIPANT; WHENEVER WERE OUT HERE IT'S USUALLY BORING AND THERE'S NOTHING TO DO.))
[OUT Q=NOTHING TO DO.]

That's why Montgomery County Parks and Recreation created Teen Scene. The free program runs Tuesday's and Thursday's 2:30 - 5:30. It takes kids out of the main library...into the recreation room and beyond.
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[SOT 15:48:00]
[IN Q=we try]

((KRISTEN LEWIS/TEEN SCENE LEADER; WE TRY TO HAVE FOOD, WE TRY TO DO GAMES HERE TODAY WERE ACTUALLY TAKING THEM BOWING, (CUT/COVER) WHEN IT GETS WARMER WERE PLANNING ON GOING KAYAKING AND MOUNTAIN CLIMBING.))
[OUT Q=CLIMBING]

Two leaders supervise activities. Teen Scene runs at both the Christiansburg and Blacksburg Library branches.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:57:59]
[IN Q=it's really]

((ASHLEY SMITH/TEEN SCENE PARTICIPANT; IT'S REALLY COOL IT'S SOMETHING TO DO IT'S NOT JUST GETTING ON THE COMPUTER OR SOMETHING AND KIDS ARE, MORE ARE COMING HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE FIELD TRIPS.))
[OUT Q=FIELD TRIPS.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:51:14]
[IN Q=we have]

((WE HAVE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS, WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS BUT THAT WAS A GROUP WE FELT LIKE WE WERE MISSING AND WE'VE BEEN MISSING, SO THIS IS A STEP TO REACH THEM.))
[OUT Q=THEM.]

with something fun to do. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Christiansburg.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Yates]


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


The star expert witness for the prosection in Andrea Yates' capital murder trial takes the stand--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Doctor Park Dietz videotaped his own interview with Yates, and believes the accused mother was SANE when she drowned her five children.
In court, Dietz agreed with defense experts that Yates has suffered from schizophrenia, but said it was HER decision to stop taking her medication.
He says it was also her decision to keep having children against the advice of her psychiatrist.
Testimony resumes later this morning.
Closing arguments could begin today or Monday.
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[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC36:41]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Lynchburg police need your help finding a suspected killer.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are searching for 47- year- old Randall Lee Langford.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Langford is wanted for the shooting death of 51- year- old Loretta Jean Napier Sunday morning.
Langford is known to use the city's bus system and is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call the Lynchburg police.
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[6-Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC1:08:14]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Thomas]


Jeffrey Allen Thomas is scheduled to be tried for a second time in Hanover County late this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Thomas' conviction and death sentence for the shooting death of 16-year-old Tara Munsey were overturned by the State Supreme Court last week. Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Fleenor says the trial is scheduled for July 29th to August 9th but it's possible the dates may change. Last week, in a unanimous decision, the state's highest court said pre-trial publicity and difficulty in seating a jury were reasons for a change of venue. Fleenor says a petition asking the high court to re-hear arguments is still pending.
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[11Old-Southwest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC34:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents in one Roanoke community came together to take back their neighborhood.
They're sick of the crime that has plagued an area around Highland Park to Day and Ferdinard Avenues.
Justin McLeod has more on last night's meeting, the problem, and possible solutions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randall Mitchell/Area Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Tim Jones/Roanoke Police Department; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Juanita Shifflett/Area Resident; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE TALKING AT MEETING))
You are looking at a roomful of people who are fed with crime and other problems in their neighborhood.
[SOT 18:18:32]
[IN Q=I've had issues]

((RANDALL MITCHELL/AREA RESIDENT: I'VE HAD ISSUES AT MY OWN PERSONAL HOME. I'VE HAD BUGLARY. I'VE HAD VANDALISM WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=last two years]


Vandalism and buglaries are just some of the problems here in Old Southwest.
Residents have also complained about drugs, vagrants, absentee landlords and even prostitution.
Those concerns prompted nearly a hundred nearby residents to come out Thursday night to a community wide meeting.
The main message?
You can't rely soley on the police department.
[SOT 16:57:26]
[IN Q=The strenght of this]

((LT. TIM JONES/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT: THE STRENGTH OF THIS WHOLE INITIATIVE IS IN THE PARTICIPATION AND THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT CAN COME TOGETHER TO MAKE IT WORK.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=make it work]


How to make that work was a central theme of this meeting.
Many agree there needs to be more community involvement in neighborhood watch programs.
Some would also like to see more improvements to Highland Park and a larger police presence.
[SOT 18:04:44]
[IN Q=Police have made]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: POLICE HAVE MADE MORE THAN A HUNDRED ARRESTS IN THIS AREA SINCE LAST APRIL, NEARLY HALF WERE ALCOHOL RELATED. AND SOME CAME HERE AT SUNNYSIDE MARKET. THAT'S WHY A FEW RESIDENTS WANT TO SEE THE ABC BOARD PULL IT'S ALCOHOL LICENSE.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=alcohol license]

((NAT SOUND INSIDE STORE))
Sunnyside has plenty of supporters who believe the store is just a small part of a bigger problem.
But this meeting wasn't a forum for that issue.
Organizers made it very clear, their main goal is to have everyone working together.
[SOT 18:14:59]
[IN Q=I've been to some]

((JUANITA SHIFFLETT/AREA RESIDENT: I'VE BEEN TO SOME OF THE OTHER MEETINGS AND EVERY MEETING HAS MORE PEOPLE COMING TO IT SO I THINK BY AND LARGE YOU HAVE VERY MANY MORE PEOPLE GETTING INVOLVED AND THAT'S GOOD.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=and that's good]


Good that can take away the bad and hopefully revitalize a neighborhood.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[11Moonshine-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-56]
[GRAPHIC=moonshine bust]


Two brothers have been charged with running a moonshine operation out of their Amherst County machine shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


37- year- old Richard and 48- year- old Randy Mays were arrested after a deputy accidentally discovered distilling equipment and homemade whiskey.
Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says it's the first still he's broken up in his 17 years with the department.
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[SOT 00:53:39]
[IN Q=You get information]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: YOU GET INFORMATION FROM TIME TO TIME AND OF COURSE AS TIME MOVES ON, UNFORTUNATELY THE DRUG SCENE HAS STEPPED INTO PLACE OF THE ALCOHOL-MAKING, AND IT USED TO BE VERY PREVALENT YEARS AGO, BUT YOU GET INFORMATION FROM TIME TO TIME THAT THERE MAY BE A STILL.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=may be a still.]
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[VO-NAT]


Richard and Randy Mays have been charged with manufacturing whiskey and possessing untaxed whiskey.
A third arrest may be pending. (------------)