[Campbell-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-14]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State police say heavy fog contributed to a crash that killed three people and injured several others in Campbell County last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night]


It happened on Route 501, just north of Naruna around ten p-m.
Authorities say a Plymouth mini- van was headed north and attempted to pass a tractor trailer when it collided head- on with a full- sized van, headed south.
Another mini- van headed south also collided with the first two cars.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:25:40]
[IN Q=On a night]

((TROOPER BRIAN CHILDRESS/VA STATE POLICE: ON A NIGHT LIKE TONIGHT WITH VISIBILITY PROBABLY NO GREATER THAN 300 FEET OR SO, IN A 55 MILE AN HOUR ZONE, THERE'S NO NEED TO ATTEMPT TO PASS ANY VEHICLE, LET ALONE A TRACTOR TRAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Childress/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=let alone a tractor trailer.]
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[VO-NAT]


One person in the Plymouth was killed.. two people in the full- sized van also died.
Police say several other people were injured, but they're unsure of the exact number.
Names of the victims have not been released.
Route 501 was closed for several hours while authorities investigated the accident.
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[AM-Roanoke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-06]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two suspects are in custody in connection with last month's murder of a Roanoke convenience store clerk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 26;]

27- year old Mark Lamont (knee-moh) Neamo and 18- year old Christopher Brian Krug were arrested in Nebraska. The Roanoke County men are charged in connection with the murder of Joyce Parrish. Parrish was shot during an attempted robbery at this Stop-In on Hershberger Road. Steve Rivera was also working that night and was shot in the shoulder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01;41;08]
[IN Q=I do feel]
[SUPER=01-Steve Rivera/Shooting Survivor;]

((I DO FEEL A LOT SAFER NOT BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO HARM ME BUT THIS WAY THEY WON'T HARM NOBODY ELSE.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=nobody else.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Neamo and Krug are listed as having lived at the Peters Creek Apartments in Roanoke County. Neighbors who know Neamo were surprised by the news.
(///sot////)
[sot 01:36:10]
[in q= You think]
[SUPER=01-Dwight Reynolds/Neamo's Neighbor;]

((YOU THINK YOU KNOW THEM BUT EVEN IF THEY YOUR NEIGHBORS YOU CAN'T SAY YOU KNOW THEM.))
[runs=05]
[out q= you know them.]
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[ss=none]

The two were arrested yesterday afternoon after they were stopped by police in Fremont, Nebraska. Police there had been asked by Roanoke police to keep an eye out for the two. Neamo and Krug are charged with abduction and use of a firearm, but additional charges are expected.

[Yates]


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


In Houston, the sentencing phase begins today in the trial of Andrea Yates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Yates is facing the same jury that convicted her in the drowning deaths of her children.
She could be sentenced to death, if prosecutors are able to prove that she's still a danger to society.
A decision to give Yates the death penalty would have to be unanimous.
If she receives life behind bars, Yates would have to serve at least 40 years before being eligible for parole.
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[Brown-Trial]


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


No death sentence for the '60s radical who was once known as H-Rap Brown.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


An Atlanta jury rejected the prosecution's call for the death penalty, sentencing Brown to life in prison for killing a sheriff's deputy.
The Muslim cleric, now called Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, was a prominent member of the Black Panther Movement.
He'll have no chance for parole.
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[11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Kim ]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC38:37]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


State agencies and colleges are now under orders to conserve water... that's the word from Governor Mark Warner.
He's encouraging Virginians to cut back on their use of water for non-critical purposes.
Warner says climatologists believe the state will not get enough rain anytime soon to ease the drought.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The water level at Roanoke's main reservoir continues to fall, despite recent rainfall.
It's currently at 24-point-7 feet below the spillway.
City officials, though, say residents and businesses are doing their part.
Water use has dropped 9 percent in the last two months.
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[11Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:54:42]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion Expansion]


A major expansion and renovation is now underway in Roanoke, bringing major benefits for the patients of two Carilion hospitals.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The 55- million dollar project includes a new wing at Roanoke Memorial. That project will provide new space for operating rooms and critical care beds.
The plan also includes renovations at Community Hospital, dedicating that facility to the health needs of women and children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:48:20]
[IN Q=The amount of the demand]

((DR. EDWARD MURPHY/CARILION CHIEF EXECUTIVE; THE AMOUNT OF THE DEMAND FOR OUR SERVICES HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS HAS REALLY OUTPACED OUR PHYSICAL CAPACITY AND WE REALLY NEED TO DO THIS EXPANSION TO MEET THE COMMUNITY'S NEED FOR SERVICES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Murphy/Carilion Chief Executive;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=the community's needs for services.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Carilion C-E-O Edward Murphy says most of the work should be completed late next year.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Weaker-than-expected retail sales in February resulted in a Wall Street selloff. Stocks closed sharply lower yesterday.
Trish Regan has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trish Regan/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Trish Regan]

((Investors are hoping for a better day on Wall Street today. Stocks headed lower yesterday on dissapointing retail sales numbers.

(GR)

The dow ended the day off 130 points.

(GR)

Some gloomy analyst comments on the chip sector sent the Nasdaq down 35 points.

(OC)

All this...despite another round of encouraging comments from Fed Chief Alan Greenspan. Greenspan told a community bankers group today that the economy is beginning to recover from recession.

(GR)

ON the economic front, a report on inventories is due out at 8:30 am eastern.

(OC)

economists expect business stockpiles to have declined by 4-tenths of a percent in january.

(GR)

also due out at 8:30, the latest report on jobless claims. economists expect the number of people filing for unemployment benefits to have increased slightly.

(OC)

meanwhile, the Hewlett Packard Compaq merger is being closely watched.

(GR)

One of H-P's biggest shareholders, Bank of America, says it will vote against the deal because it believes the merger will hurt earnings. Shareholders are scheduled to vote on whether or not to approve the merger next Tuesday.

(GR)

TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.

(OC)

iN SF, i'M TRISH REGAN.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Bath-Land]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Charlottesville based environmental group is planning to turn a large chunk of scenic land in Bath County into a wildlife preserve.
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[VO-NAT - :25+]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co./Nature Conservancy;]

The Nature Conservancy paid more than 6 million dollars for more than nine thousand acres adjacent to The Homestead resort. It's the Conservancy's largest land purchase in Virginia. So far, the group plans to maintain previous land use agreements with the Homestead, including providing public access for activities like hiking and mountain biking. The acreage shares 13 miles of its eastern boundary with the George Washington National Forest.
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[5-Adult-Day-Services]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-11]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In medical news, caring for loved ones who can no longer take care of themselves can be difficult. When a caregiver needs a break or plans to leave a loved one, Virginia Tech Adult Day Services has its doors open year round. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, it's an option many families are choosing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=From the moment he walks]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Carol Wilson; :29]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Pierson/Virginia Tech Adult Day Services; :38]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:31]
[SUPER=07-Grady Wilson; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:09:11]
[IN Q=Bonjour, good morning]

((BONJOUR... GOOD MORNING)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=good morning]


From the moment he walks in the door, Grady Wilson has a smile on his face --ready to greet and socialize with the many friends he has made at Virginia Tech Adult Day Services.
At 79 years old, Wilson is still in good shape --but a stroke a few years ago left him with a memory impairment that's getting progressively worse.
He can't be left home alone. His wife Carol says without this option she would be stuck.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:14:00]
[IN Q=It would end up with ]

(( IT WOULD END UP WITH ME HAVING TO GIVE UP MY JOB AND CAREER AND I'D HAVE TO STAY HOME AND TAKE CARE OF HIM BECAUSE AGAIN HE CAN NOT BE ALONE )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=he can not be alone]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:30:47]
[IN Q=There is a hug need as the population]

((THERE IS A HUGE NEED AS THE POPULATION IS AGING A LOT OF ADULTS THAT NEED TO HAVE A LOT MORE CARE --BUT MAY NOT NEED TO GO INTO A NURSING HOME FACILITY QUITE YET)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=home facility quite yet]


That's what Adult Day Services steps in. It not only offers a safe environment for seniors --but provides a full day of activities to keep them active and entertained.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:36:17]
[IN Q=While we don't do skilled nursing]

((WHILE WE DON'T DO SKILLED NURSING CARE, WE WILL HELP CLIENTS WHO USE A WHEELCHAIR , WHO NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING INCLUDING TOILETING )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=including toileting]


And Carol says it's helped Grady to blossom.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:14:40]
[IN Q=This is just goo for him]

(( THIS IS JUST SO GOOD FOR HIM BECAUSE IT'S KEEPING HIM MENTALLY ACTIVE AND I THINK THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. AND THE STAFF AGAIN WITH THE MEMORY THERAPY, HORTICULTURAL THERAPY. IT'S JUT MORE THAN I COULD'VE ASKED FOR )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=could've asked for]


Grady just sees it as a chance to hang out with friends and learn some new activities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:39:00]
[IN Q=It look like everybody]

((IT LOOKS EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A FRIEND TO YOU EVERYONE HAS A NICE PERSONALITY AND I LIKE THAT )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=and i like that]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The cost for Adult Day Services is about 40 dollars a day. It's open Monday through Friday.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Envoy-Update]


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


As Israel and the Palestinians are squaring off in the worst fighting in a generation, the U-S is making yet another attempt to bring peace to the Middle East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]
Dozens of Palestinians and several Israelis have died in the last three days of violence--- prompting the U-S t

o send another peace envoy to the region.
Meanwhile, President Bush is voicing criticism of recent Israeli crackdowns on Palestinians.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:11:20]
[IN Q=Frankly, it's not helpful..]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=conditions for peace.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Despite pressure from the U-S and Arab nations, Israel is showing no signs of stopping its largest military operation in decades against the Palestinians.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Today, U-S envoy Anthony Zinni will try for a third time to arrange a cease- fire.

[11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:06:22]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]


Governor Mark Warner says he will meet with Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today.
The two will discuss their differences on the recent court decision overturning the state's redistricting plan, and Kilgore's intention to appeal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


On Tuesday, Warner criticized Kilgore for what he described as a "rush to judgment."
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday in Roanoke, the Governor said he hoped to lower the partisan rhetoric.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm going to make a decision]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: I'M GOING TO MAKE A DECISION THAT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COMMONWEALTH. WE ARE REVIEWING THE JUDGE'S DECISION AT THIS POINT. OBVIOUSLY FAIR AND EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF ALL VIRGINIANS IS A FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCK OF OUR DEMOCRACY, BUT MY HOPE IS THAT THE PARTISAN RHETORIC COULD BE LOWERED.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: AND I HOPE THE RHETORIC CAN BE LOWERED THAT WOULD BE GREAT. AND WE CAN GET DOWN TO LETTING THE COURTS MAKE THE FINAL CALL.))
[SUPER=@markwarner; :00]
[SUPER=@griffith; :16]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=letting the courts make the final call.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Judge Richard Pattisal recently overturned the state's redistricting plan and ordered new elections for the House of Delegates this fall.
Republicans have promised to appeal.

[11Tech-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC40:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Tuition]

The price of higher education in the Commonwealth is on the rise.....
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech students will know next week how much their tuition will go up. The University's Board of Visitors will vote on hikes at a meeting on Monday. Officials say it will be in the six to nine percent range. For in state students the change may be only a couple hundred dollars...but officials say out of state costs will be higher.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:17:39]
[IN Q=we've got to]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; WE'VE GO TO BE VERY VERY SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THOSE STUDENTS I MEAN THIS IS TOUGH ON STUDENTS SURE THEY'RE FROM OUT OF STATE BUT THEY'RE STILL OUR STUDENTS AND THEY'RE HERE TO GET A GOOD EDUCATION AND TWO ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=GOOD EDUCATION.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

For out of state students a 5-percent hike translates into 6-hundred dollars. Hincker says that cost adds up over time. Tech is being required to cut 26-million out of its budget...while tuition increases will provide an additional 9-million dollars.
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[6-Boys-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC2:01:19]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire destroyed a home outside Covington yesterday morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :13.5]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

Dining hall workers first noticed the fire shortly before 6 o'clock. The house is owned by the Boys Home and is used to house administrative staff. Nobody was home at the time of the fire, and nobody was injured in the blaze.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 5:25:37]
[IN Q=The people living...]

((DONNIE WHEATLEY/BOYS HOME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; THE PEOPLE LIVING IN IT WERE NOT HERE. EVEN THOUGH THE HOUSE IS A TOTAL LOSS, NO LIVES WERE IN DANGER THE WHOLE TIME, WHICH WE FELL VERY FORTUNATE ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Wheatley/Boys Home Executive Director;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=feel very fortunate about.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :12+]

Crews were called back to the house later in the morning after the fire rekindled. After a preliminary investigation, officials say the fire may have started around a faulty oil furnace, but the investigation is continuing.
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[6-Sprinkle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC1:20:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Friends and colleagues are remembering the man who served for more than three decades as Botetourt County's Sheriff.
Norman Sprinkle passed away Tuesday, after checking into the hospital with pneumonia last week.
He was 77.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./1989]


Sprinkle was known as a sheriff who avoided the limelight.
But sometimes it found him... as it did here in 19-89, when he drained a pond in search of Craig County Sheriff B-B McPherson's murdered brother, Gene.
Sprinkle retired in 19-91.
Eight years later, his son Ronnie was elected Botetourt County's current Sheriff.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Sprinkle's funeral will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rader's Funeral Home in Daleville.