[11Eavesdropping]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


GOP official Ed Matricardi heads to court later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Prosecutors plan to ask that state wiretapping charges against the former head of Virginia's Republican Party be dropped.
The dismissal of state charges would clear the way for Matricardi to be charged by *federal* prosecutors.
His attorney will also ask for the charges to be dropped.
He says that the Democratic conference calls constituted public meetings under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act and that his client had a right to listen in.
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[11Franklin-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:00:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Rocky Mount couple is accused of keeping their 3-year-old daughter in a cage.
The couple is charged with felony child neglect, after deputies found the girl in a bunk bed- turned- makeshift prison.
Marya Jones has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Trash bags]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]
[SUPER=01-Heather Ferguson/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :16]
[SUPER=01-Rose Yopp/Mother; :44]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Franklin County.]

(( Trash bags are piled outside the Rocky Mount mobile home where sheriff's deputies say they found two little girls living in squalor.
They say a 3-year-old was kept caged in a makeshift cell -- a door bolted across the lower bunk of a bed she shared with her 6-year-old sister.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:59:39 - :52]

((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE SIX YEAR OLD INDICATED TO OFFICERS THAT SHE WAS LET OUT OCCASIONALLY. THEY KEPT HER IN THERE MOST OF THE TIME ... THAT WAS WHERE SHE ATE HER MEALS ... SHE HAD A DIAPER THAT APPEARED NOT TO HAVE BEEN CHANGED IN A LONG TIME. SO IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW LONG SHE WAS KEPT IN THERE.)) [RUNS:13]
Charles William Yopp and his wife, Rose, are charged with felony child neglect.
Their daughters are now being cared for by relatives.
Rose Yopp told News-7 she misses her children and did NOT abuse them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:51:23 - :28]

((ROSE YOPP/MOTHER: I AIN'T GOT ANYTHING TO HIDE ... USE AGAINST ME IN COURT.)) [RUNS:05]
Authorities say they went to the house on an anonymous tip... only to find the interior covered in trash, roaches and human waste.
They say the youngest girl was malnourished, couldn't talk and had severe diaper rash.
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[SOT 17:59:53 - :58]

((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SHE HAD DIFFICULTY WALKING. IN FACT, WHEN THE OFFICERS TOOK HER OUT OF THE BOTTOM BUNK, SHE WAS UNABLE TO WALK ON HER OWN.)) [RUNS:05]
Prosecutors say the children are doing better now.
But they still COULD be returned to their parents custody after a trial this summer.
Felony child neglect carries a sentence of up to 5 years.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))

[11Advance-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC43:12]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


There are more details about the shooting last Friday that left one person dead and another in the hospital.
Authorities have identified the former Advance Auto employee who shot her supervisor and then killed herself. And last night, Marvin Schwandt, the man who was wounded, stepped forward with a statement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday]


Investigators say 36- year- old Trevious (TREE-vee-us) Baldwin was fired last Tuesday.
She was first spotted around noon Friday letting the air out of a car tire.
When the owner of the vehicle went out to check on the car, police say Baldwin approached him and opened fire.
She then turned the gun on herself.
Yesterday, members of Baldwin's family were putting her affairs in order at the Bedford County home she had recently purchased.
And they were trying to make sense of something they never would have imagined.
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[SOT 17:09:10]
[IN Q=I just want people to know]

((JACKIE BALDWIN/TREVIOUS BALDWIN'S SISTER: I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT ANYONE WHO LOVES ANIMALS YOU KNOW IS NOT A PERSON THAT IS VIOLENT. OBVIOUSLY SHE WAS STRESSED OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Baldwin/Trevious Baldwin's Sister]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=she was stressed out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Born and raised in Detroit, Baldwin worked in the Information Technology Department at Advance for almost two years.
She'd celebrated her birthday the day before she was fired.
Family members believe she was upset about her termination and the prospect of losing her home.
But they add, that cannot justify what happened on Friday.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Baldwin's supervisor is recovering in a local hospital, and last night Marvin Schwandt issued a written statement.
He said he and his family are shocked and saddened by Friday's events.
"We have no answers," Schwandt wrote, "only grief and pain, and can only stand on our foundation of faith to get through this situation."
He expressed concern and sympathy for Baldwin's relatives, and asked for continued prayers and good wishes for both families.

[11D'ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC1:35:35]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


State police are looking into whether three Danville police officers were justified when they shot and killed a man over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


67- year- old Rennie Hunt died after a three-hour standoff inside his home on North Main Street.
Police say Hunt had taken his girlfriend hostage and that they believed her life was in danger when they stormed the apartment.
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[SOT 16:36:58]
[IN Q=In a hypothetical]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IN A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE SOME SORT OF ATTACK THAT WOULD CAUSE THE OFFICERS TO FEAR THAT THEY WERE IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING THEIR LIFE OR RECEIVING A SERIOUS INJURY. IT COULD BE THE POLICE OFFICERS OR THE CITIZEN.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=or the citizen.]
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[VO-NAT]


All three officers... Michael G. Ford, Virgil T. Brown and Dennis Haley.. are on paid administrative leave while state police investigate.
They should be finished within a week.
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[Earthquake]


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


No injuries or substantial damage after an earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area.
The quake measured five- point- two on the Richter Scale.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;]


It was an unexpected jolt for fans at a hockey playoff game in San Jose, but the players and referees didn't seem to notice.
So, the game never stopped.
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


Nearly 50 miles north, in San Francisco, the quake also shook Pacific Bell park, as fans watched the Giants take on the Braves. But again, it wasn't strong enough for the game to be stopped. Instead, they handled it with a sense of humor as the sound system played Jerry Lee Lewis's song, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wal-Mart and J-C Penney will release their earnings reports later today. And the anticipation of good earnings news gave stocks a boost yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((INVESTORS ARE BRACING FOR SOME BIG NAME COMPANIES TO REPORT THEIR EARNINGS LATER TODAY.. AMONG THEM, (gr) WALMART, JC PENNEY, APPLIED MATERIALS AND HEWLETT PACKARD - IT'S FINAL PROFIT REPORT AS A SEPARATE ENTITY, NOW THAT'S IT HAS MERGED WITH COMPAQ COMPUTER. (oc) INVESTORS HOPE APPLIED MATERIALS REPORT WILL BE A CATALYST LIKE CISCO SYSTEMS WAS LAST WEEK...MOST EXPECT STRONG NUMBERS FROM THE SEMICONDUCTOR MAKER WHEN IT REPORTS AFTER THE CLOSING BELL. (oc) THE SUPREME COURT HAS HANDED LOCAL PHONE CARRIERS A LEGAL VICTORY OVER THE BABY BELLS. THE HIGH COURT UPHELD RULES FOR LOCAL PHONE WHOLESALE RATES. THE RULING COULD SAVE LONG DISTANCE CARRIERS LIKE ATT, WORLDCOM AND SPRINT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM TO COMPETE WITH BABY BELLS FOR LOCAL CUSTOMERS. ON WALL STREET.. STOCKS TOOK OFF AS INVESTORS ANTICIPATE GOOD EARNINGS NEWS THIS WEEK. (gr) THE DOW RACED AHEAD 169 POINTS OR NEARLY 2 PERCENT (gr) WHILE THE NASDAQ JUMPED 51 POINTS OR MORE THAN 3 PERCENT. (gr) SHARES OF LANDS' END RALLIED MORE THAN 20 PERCENT AFTER SEARS AGREED TO BUY THE CATALOG RETAILER IN A CASH DEAL WORTH NEARLY 2 BLN DOLLARS. SEARS WILL BEGIN SELLING SOME LANDS' END MERCHANDISE IN ITS STORES THIS FALL. LANDS END WILL CONTINUE TO SELL PRODUCTS THROUGH ITS CATALOG AND THE INTERNET. (gr) ONE EXCEPTION... US AIRWAYS - ITS STOCK DESCENDED 39 PERCENT. THE AIRLINE SAID IT MAY HAVE TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION UNLESS IT GETS A FEDERAL LOAN GUARANTEE. (gr) TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... (oc) AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY. ))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Storm-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC24:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A woman was struck and killed by a tree blown over by high winds in Roanoke yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The victim was helping a crew from Aztec Rental set up several large tents for an event to be held later today. The crew was trying to keep the tents from blowing away, when an 80-foot sycamore fell on Angelique Baker of Troutville.
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[SOT 15:10:20]
[IN Q=Angelique, she was]

((TRAVIS DEWEESE/AZTEC RENTAL WORKER; ANGELIQUE, SHE WAS ONE OF OUR GUY'S WIFE. SHE HELPED US EVERY NOW AND THEN. I DIDN'T WORK WITH HER EVERY DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Travis DeWeese/Aztec Rental Worker]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=with her everyday.]
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[VO-NAT]

The 21-year old was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Aztec had been helping prepare for Carilion employee recognition day in Roanoke. A similar, smaller event was being held for Carilion employees in Radford. The same line of storms hit there about an hour before it got to Victory Stadium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:25:25]
[IN Q=Food holding boxes]

((STEVE WILLIAMS/CATERER; FOOD HOLDING BOXES TURNED OVER. IT WAS A MESS, LOOKED LIKE A SMALL TORNADO HIT OR SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Williams/Caterer]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=hit or something.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

That event went on as planned although the party in Roanoke scheduled for later today has been postponed.

[11Strike-Force]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Warner's Economic Crisis Strike Force is setting up shop in Smyth County.
The governor says the strike force will open a relief center in Marion by June 10th.
Residents will get help with job searches, healthcare and childcare.
Nearly a thousand jobs have been lost in the area over the last several months.

[11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke City Council approved its 2002-2003 budget... but not without exchanging a few choice words.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mayor Ralph Smith protested a zoning fee hike which stalled the meeting for about 15 minutes.
Councilman Nelson Harris then asked why the Mayor never brought up his concerns during the 60 day budget planning period.
Mayor Smith said he was just looking for a compromise.
Either way, the ordinance passed.
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[11Science-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A 16-year-old student at the Governor's School is competing this week at Intel's International Science Fair in Kentucky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


(Ira) Arya (Irun-menish) Iranmanesh created a collision detection program on his dad's laptop.
Now his science project could win him up to 10-thousand dollars and an all-expense paid trip to Sweden to watch the Nobel Prize ceremony.
His project can be applied to real-life engineering designs, but could also revolutionize the way we see computer graphics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's more fun]

((ARYA IRANMANESH/FAIR PARTICIPANT: IT'S MORE FUN WHEN YOU HIT SOMETHING AND YOUR PLAYING A GAME AND GRAVITY AFFECTS THE PIECES AND IT'S A MORE ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE IN THE GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Arya Iranmanesh/Fair Participant]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in the game.]
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[VO-NAT]


Iranmanesh credits the Governor's school for his success.
He was given a month to work only on his project.
He should know by Thursday if he won.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Church-Bombing]


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


An Alabama jury will soon hear opening arguments in the murder trial of a former Klansman.
Bobby Cherry is the final suspect to face justice over a church bombing that claimed the lives of four young girls.

Drew Levinson reports from Birmingham.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :32]
[SUPER=01-Rodger Bass/Cherry's Attorney; :54]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Birmingham, Alabama.]

(((VIDEO OF CHERRY WALKING INTO COURT) In Birmingham, the name Bobby Frank Cherry has been burned into the consciousnes
s of nearly everyone old enough to remember that fateful Sunday morning in September 1963. Cherrry---now 72 years old .

.. and a former Klansman is the last of a group of men accused of planting dynamite outside an African American Church. (VIDEO OF CHURCH) Part of the 16th Street Baptist Church exploded--killing four little girls--three of them 14 years old, the other just 11. (STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON) THE CHURCH WAS A FOCAL POINT DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA HERE IN THE SOUTH. DEMONSTRATORS CAME HERE TO RALLY ...TO PROTEST AGAINST SEGREGATION. PROSECUTORS SAY THAT'S WHY THE CHURCH WAS A TARGET. The jury is made up of four blacks and twelve whites. This case not only present a challenge for them, but for the attorneys as well. They must deal with aging witnesses, pretrial publicity and Cherry's reputation as a segregationis
t. (SOT: RODGER BASS/CHERRY'S ATTORNEY) "HE'S ALWAYS CLAIMED HIS INNOCENCE. HE'S NEVER HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO CLAIM HIS

INNOCENCE OTHER THAN IN AN INDICTMENT WHERE YOU SAY NOT GUILTY." One suspect in the case died before ever being charged. But in 1977 fellow Klansman Robert Chambliss WAS convicted for the deaths of those little girls. He died in prison. Last year Thomas Blanton, Junior was convicted of murder--he's spending the rest of his life behind bars. If the jury finds Cherry guilty, he too faces life. When this trial is over, Birmingham may finally put to rest a historic yet frightening memory that has haunted this city for nearly four decades. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Birmingham, Alabama.

))[Paws-Claws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Paws and Claws]


For some kids, warmer weather brings the danger of dog bites.
The U-S Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about four million Americans are bitten by a dog each year.
And most of the victims are CHILDREN.
But dog bites can be prevented.
(++++++++++++)

[TAKE FS Paws and Claws]
Lynsey Paulo tells us how in this week's "Paws and Claws" segment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Breitweiser/Dog Owner; :12]
[SUPER=01-Lynsey Paulo/Reporting; :46]
[SUPER=01-Grant Gugisberg/Veterinarian; :57]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=and summer for everyone.]

((

WARM WEATHER IS HERE. TIME TO SHAKE OFF THE WINTER BLAHS. IT'S ALSO PRIME TIME FOR DOG BITES, BUT DOG BITES CAN BE PREVENTED.

(SOT-BREITWEISER "Always approach them very carefully. Always want the dog to see the person coming.")



(NATS- "C'mon messy dog. Give me that.")


WATCH WHAT HAPPENS HERE WHEN THIS LITTLE BOY IN THE YELLOW APPROACHED NINE YEAR OLD CAYLEE, A MIXED BREED.

(NATS-"Caylee, sit. "That would have been good practice.")


CAYLEE'S HAD A LOT OF TRAINING. HER OWNER, GRETCHEN BREITWEISER, IS A DOG TRAINER. SHE SAYS ALWAYS ASK THE OWNER IF YOU CAN PET THE DOG.

(NATS- "Come up to the puppy with your hand like that and let her sniff you.")


CHILDREN ARE THE MOST COMMON VICTIMS OF DOG BITES.

(STANDUP-"Teach your child not to approach strange dogs and if a dog looks like it might bite or might attack, whatever

you do, don't do this.")

(NATS)



(SOT-GUGISBERG "Do not run. Dogs like to chase and that's how they would take down prey. So never run away from dogs.")



DOG OWNERS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TOO. SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR DOG AND KEEP HIM OR HER ON A SHORT LEASH WHEN YOU'RE IN PUBLIC.

(SOT-GUGISBERG "As we go to introduce them to new folks, they would ask the dog to sit and greet them in a very nice, p

roper manner that they're not jumping on the folks as well.")
FOLLOWING THESE SIMPLE GUIDELINES CAN PROVIDE A SAFE AND SATISFYING SPRING AND SUMMER FOR EVERYONE. ))

(Kim toss to bump)


[BUMP]

[COMM][11Arms-Treaty]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=syo/kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


President Bush says the new arms treaty with Russia will "liquidate the legacy of the Cold War."
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[VO-NAT :21]

Next week the two super powers will sign a deal to slash the number of nuclear warheads to between 17-hundred and 22-hundred each. The pact gives Russia the binding treaty it wanted. In return, the U.S. will get to store some of its warheads rather than dismantle them, leading some to comment that the deal won't provide the security it could.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The American public and world...]

((REP. ED MARKEY/(D) MASSACHUSETTS: "THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND WORLD SECURITY WOULD BE BETTER SERVED IF THE UNITED STATES WOULD ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY TO DESTROY ALL OF THESE WEAPONS AND TO HAVE RUSSIA DO THE SAME..." .))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Ed Markey/(D) Massachusetts;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=have Russia do the same.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's satisfied with the agreement. He and President Bush will sign the treaty when Mr. Bush heads to Moscow May 24th.
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[11Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC45:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Having a driver's license can make a teenager feel ten feet tall.. Lynchburg police want to make sure it doesn't land them six feet under.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday, officers delivered a coffin to E.C. Glass High School as a reminder of what can happen to people who don't buckle up or drive safely.
Student organizers filled the casket with safe driving literature and a mirror to help students picture themselves inside.
Police will be holding seat belt and traffic safety checkpoints around the city's two high schools over the next few weeks. (------------)