[VOB-Tire-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-18]
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The federal government will be involved in fire fighting efforts and clean up at the tire dump still burning in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency got a civil warrant that allows them on the property for the next 90- days to begin work. The owner of the tire dump says he won't keep the E-P-A off his land. Willie Keeling also says he did NOT set fire to his property.
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[IN Q= I'M 70]

((I'M 70-SOME YEARS OLD, I DONE HAD A HEART ATTACK AND THREE STROKES. I CAN'T EVEN WALK ON A STEEP BANK. HOW COULD I SET A FIRE? IF I SET A FIRE IT WOULD BURN ME UP BEFORE I COULD GET OUT OF THE WAY OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Willie Keeling/Property Owner; :00]
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[OUT Q= way of it.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials say they may release the cause of the fire later today. In the meantime, the tire dump has been declared a Superfund site, which means it's eligible to receive federal funding to help with fire fighting and clean up efforts. The E-P-A has already pledged a half million dollars toward clean up.
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[11Church-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC05:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Campbell Avenue in Roanoke is open once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It had been closed between 8th and 9th Streets since last week.
That's when a basement wall inside Solid Rock Pentecostal Church collapsed.
City officials feared the church could fall into the street.
Workers finished demolishing the structure yesterday.
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[Israel]


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


A day after the Passover massacre in northern Israel, there's much speculation that the Israeli military might retaliate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Netanya, Israel;]


Authorities say 20 people were killed last night in a Palestinian suicide bombing at a hotel.
More than 130 others were injured.
The Islamic militant group, Hamas, claimed responsibility, saying Israel must accept the peace plan proposed by Saudi Arabia.
The deal offers Israel normal relations with the Arab world, in exchange for a complete withdrawal from key territories.
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[Travel-Warning]


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


There's a terror warning for Americans traveling in Italy on Easter Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S government says credible sources say four Italian cities could be targeted.
Visitors to Venice, Florence, Milan, and Verona are being warned to watch their backs and to avoid large crowds.
Officials say the threat comes from Islamic extremists.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Meanwhile, Italians are tightening security at airports, train stations and ports.

[11Shuttle-America]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC25:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Beginning Monday, air travelers in central Virginia will once again have a way of connecting quickly to international flights after they leave Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]


Shuttle America will start providing three daily round trip flights between Philadelphia and the Hill City on April 1st.
The airline is a subsidiary of U-S Airways Express which will also add another daily flight to Pittsburgh.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It's a boost to an airport that lost its connection with Washington D.C. last year.
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[SOT 13:56:16]
[IN Q=The loss of service]

((REX HAMMOND/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: THE LOSS OF SERVICE TO DULLES AIRPORT REALLY HURT OUR COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY OUR INDUSTRY BUSINESS TRAVELERS WHO CONNECT WITH NOT ONLY NATIONAL BUT INTERNATIONAL HUBS. AND AGAIN, THE CONNECTIVITY THAT WE CAN GAIN BY GOING TO PHILADELPHIA WILL HELP REPLACE A LARGE PORTION OF THAT. NOT TOTALLY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO CLOSE THAT GAP.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Hammond/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce]
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[OUT Q=close that gap.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new flights will increase Lynchburg's daily seat capacity by 43 percent.. bringing it to about the level it was before September 11th.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Police-Hangar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC57:56]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


Meanwhile, city leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of city-provided E-M-S services yesterday.
They also used the occasion to dedicate the new state police hangar at the Lynchburg airport.
The hangar houses the Med-flight helicopter which began serving central and southside Virginia last year.
Lynchburg is recouping its 700-thousand investment on the hangar by leasing it to the state.
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[VA-Website]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VA Seal]


Virginians who want to know more about state government can log onto a new website. Governor Mark Warner has announced the existence of a new internet site called ``Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.'' Among the things you'll find on the site are listings of elected officials, state agencies, local governments and general information about the state.
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[TAKE FS WEBSITE INFO] The Web site can be found at WWW-dot-commonwealth-dot-state--dot-V-A dot U-S.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Today is the final trading day of the week. And General Motors is bringing back the GTO..
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=your local stocks]




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[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Smoking]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Stop smoking, or you won't see your son--
That's the message from a New York judge to a teenager's mom, who likes to light up.
Gretchen Carlson explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rome, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Johnita DeMatteo/Smoking Mother; :14]
[SUPER=01-David DeMatteo/Father; :21]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; :58]
[SUPER=01-Frank Parry/David DeMatteo's Attorney; 1:11]
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(TRACK) LOCATOR: ROME, NEW YORK

It s a classic custody battle between a mother and a father but in this case the judge isn t blowing any smoke. A New York State Judge has ruled Johnita DeMatteo must decide between her son and her cigarettes.

(SOT - ) Johnita DeMatteo - Smoking Mother

My understanding is he mentioned to the Judge that I smoke and he doesn t like the smell of cigarettes.

(SOT - ) David DeMatteo - Father

In a 19 year marriage there were many concerns that we had as a family about her smoking and all the smoke in the house.

(TRACK)

The son of David and Johnita DeMatteo is 13 years old and opposed to second hand smoke. So instead of only telling Johnita she can t smoke when her son is at her home the Judge has said she can t smoke at all even when she s alone.

(SOT - ) Johnita DeMatteo - Smoking Mother

I certainly feel like it s taking my rights away because smoking is not illegal, it s not immoral.

(SOT - ) David DeMatteo - Father

I think it s a great decision for my son Nick and other kids who may be exposed to second hand smoke against their will.

(ON CAMERA BRIDGE) Gretchen Carlson Reporting

But what kind of precedent could a case like this set for future custody battles and other things besides smoking? And how much power should a Judge ultimately give to a child?

(TRACK)

David DeMatteo s attorney is convinced the child s concerns should always be number one.

SOT Frank Parry - David DeMatteo s Attorney

I think they, the Judge in his wisdom felt the child had a sincere concern for his own health and the health of his mother and they recognized that, the court recognized that.

(TRACK)

Johnita DeMatteo says she will appeal the controversial decision but if need be she ll obviously choose her son over her smoking. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A program that was designed to boost contributions to a local non-profit organization is now causing the agency to offer refunds to some of its donors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank had encouraged contributors to take advantage of the Virginia Neighborhood Assistance Program, a state initiative that offered individuals a tax credit of up to 200 dollars.
Officials say the response exceeded their expectations, and the food bank's 54- thousand dollar allotment. As a result, abut 200 contributors will not receive the tax break.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have no legal obligation]

((JIM PEARMAN/FOOD BANK CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE NO LEGAL OBLIGATION TO RETURN THE MONEY. IT WAS A DONATION. LEGALLY WE WOULD BE ENTITLED TO KEEP IT, BUT WE DIDN'T THINK THAT WOULD BE GOOD CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP, OR THE WAY WE WANT TO RUN THE FOOD BANK.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Pearman/Food Bank Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=run the food bank.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Contributors can still receive a charitable deduction for their gifts, and Food Bank officials are hopeful that most will not request refunds.
Letters went out last week, and so far a handful of donors have asked the Food Bank to return the money.[11Fram

atome]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-08]
[GRAPHIC=Framatome]


With nearly a billion dollars in new business coming in, Lynchburg-based (FRAM- atone) Framatome says it needs to train more workers in the high-tech field of nuclear maintenance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


So the company's spending more than three million dollars to build a 27- thousand square foot training center at its Hill City plant.
The building will house classrooms, office space and full-scale mockups of equipment found in most nuclear power plants.
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[SOT 9:40:25]
[IN Q=Our product is]

((TOM CHRISTOPHER/FRAMATOME PRESIDENT: OUR PRODUCT IS SKILLED PEOPLE IN THE FIELD. WE TAKE THE SHIPYARD TO THE SHIP, IF YOU WILL, WE GO TO THESE NUCLEAR PLANTS AND KIND OF TAKE OVER IN THE OUTAGE SEASONS, AND IF WE'RE GOING TO GROW THAT WAY, WE NEED THE SKILLED PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Christopher/Framatome President]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=the skilled people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Framatome is partnering with Central Virginia Community College to offer 30 annual scholarships to students who want to study and train in the nuclear maintenance field.
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[11W&L]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Washington and Lee]

Washington and Lee University introduced its new president yesterday.
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[VO-NAT - :18]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

The university has lured Thomas (BURR-ish) Burish away from Vanderbilt, where he served as provost and a professor of psychology. Burish admits there are many challenges ahead of him. The school is undertaking a massive campus construction plan, and is trying to tackle issues such as diversity and binge drinking.
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[IN Q=We're an educational...]

((THOMAS BURISH/INCOMING W&L PRESIDENT; WE'RE AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, SO WHAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO IS SIMPLY NOT TRYING TO HAVE STUDENTS AVOID DRINKING TOO MUCH, BUT TO LEARN WHY THAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Burish/Incoming W & L President;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the right thing to do.]
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[VO-NAT - :11+]

Burish will take over on July First. The announcement follows a six month nationwide search to replace former president John Elrod, who died last summer after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[11Resk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:25:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local osteo-pathic physician has been ordered to pay an 18-hundred dollar fine and take a course in medical ethics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Doctor Joan Resk got in trouble because of her quirky ads in the newspaper.
While there were other allegations, the only charges that stuck were those about false and misleading advertising.

A committee of the state Board of Medicine deliberated for almost three hours last night before concluding Doctor Resk violated state law.
The decision is subject to appeal to the full board.
She and her lawyer declined to say whether they planned to appeal, though he said "we stand by the ads."
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[Berle]


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


He was known as "Mr. Television"--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Veteran comedian Milton Berle has died.
Berle got his start in silent movies, and developed his comedy in vaudeville.
But the cigar- smoking comedian eventually become one of the first entertainers to embrace the medium of television in the late 1940s.
Last year, doctors diagnosed him with colon cancer, and he'd been under hospice care for the past few weeks.
Berle's wife and family were at his side when he passed away yesterday afternoon at his home.
Milton Berle was 93.
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[Moore]


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


Another Hollywood legend has died--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


British actor and musician Dudley Moore charmed movie-goers for decades with comic films like "10" and "Arthur."
Moore died yesterday at his home in New Jersey.
Doctors say pneumonia took his life, a complication from the rare neurological disorder, progressive supra-nuclear palsy.
Moore had been sick for some time.
Although he was only five-feet-two, fans say he stood tallest by just being himself.
Dudley Moore was 66.
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[11Clower]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC1:29:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State Police are investigating possible embezzlement of Henry County funds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Investigators searched administrator Sid Clower's office Tuesday morning -- removing the hard drive from his computer, a copy of the county's budget and some miscellaneous files.
A hard drive from the Public Service Authority was also removed -- Clower ran that division from 1991 to 1996.
While State Police were searching his office, Henry County deputies found Clower in some woods behind the county administration building.
He was committed to a mental hospital after apparently threatening to kill himself with a handgun.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Budget process]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESMAN: BUDGET PROCESS, IT ALWAYS IS DIFFICULT IN THE BEST OF TIMES. PEOPLE KNOW THE ECONOMIC SITUATION DOWN HERE. PLUS YOU THROW THIS INTO THE MIX.. IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=tough time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clower's wife issued this statement yesterday, "I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and expressions of concern for Sid and our family. Please continue to pray for us. The love and concern the community has shown us is greatly appreciated." (------------)